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Colorado Springs police loaded with military weapons, but seldom use them

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Local law enforcement agencies have an arsenal of military weapons at their disposal, but they don't use them often. Eight agencies in El...

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Big plans grow for small Colorado Springs farm

Sun, Jun 26, 2016 - 12:03 PM 0

A new twist on urban farming that was hailed as a first in the nation withered last year before it could take root in Colorado Springs....


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Cyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Boulder
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BOULDER — Authorities say a man has died after being hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle in Boulder.

The Daily Camera reports...

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Amtrak train hits van in Colorado killing 5, including 3 children
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 24 min ago

Five are dead and one girl was airlifted to Children's Hospital Colorado in Denver with serious injuries after an Amtrak train hit a vehicle in Las...

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Police: Man stabbed in back at Colorado Springs venue
By: Tom Roeder - 0 12 hr ago

Police say a man was stabbed in the back early Sunday during a private party at the Colorado Springs Event Center of Palmer Park Boulevard.

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Broken Colorado Springs water main caused sinkhole that damaged car
By: Tom Roeder - 0 13 hr ago

Crews worked Sunday tor repair a water main break near Garden of the Gods Road after gushing water cuased a sinkhole that damaged a car.

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Complaints pile up over Colorado university speech regulations
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GREELEY — Complaints are continuing to pile up after the University of Northern Colorado created a Bias Response Team to deal with behavior deemed to...

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Lamborn plays it safe in quiet race against upstart Vargas
By: Megan Schrader - 0 13 hr ago

Congressman Doug Lamborn is defending himself from yet another primary opponent, but the race has been quiet - perhaps by design.

"It looks to...

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Forgotten veterans who died finally get funeral ceremony in Colorado
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DENVER — Fort Logan National Cemetery honored 30 veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed with a funeral ceremony Saturday in Denver.

The...

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Voice of the Consumer: Crooks impersonating cops in latest version of an old phone scam
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If there is an active warrant for your arrest, authorities will never call and let you know about it, period.

That's the crux of a slew of...

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Planning appeal rules drive debate for Colorado Springs council
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 14 hr ago

So you want to appeal a Colorado Springs planning decision? You might not qualify to do so under proposed changes to the City Code. But if you do,...

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State Education Board's Durham cited for gravitas by friends, divisiveness by critics
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 14 hr ago

There's no point in winning an elected seat just to occupy the space, said Steve Durham, chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education.

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Colorado Springs police: Storage units can harbor homeless, crime
By: Chhun Sun - 0 14 hr ago

At a nondescript Colorado Springs storage facility near Interstate 25, two men were moving boxes in and out of a unit one evening last month when one...

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Man dead after apparently being hit by a train in northern Colorado
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FORT COLLINS — One person is dead after he was apparently hit by a train while sitting on the tracks in Fort Collins.

Fort Collins police say...

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Lamborn cruising through primary, claims victories for Colorado Springs
By: Megan Schrader - 0 17 hr ago

Facing his 4th primary election in five terms, Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is in congressional cruise control.

He's spent nearly...

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El Paso County Assessor: Property prices soaring near wind farm
By: Matt Steiner - 0 17 hr ago

The El Paso County Assessor's Office reported in February that values on property around a recently constructed wind farm near Calhan were on the...

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Colorado Springs quickly becoming tiny housing ‘capital of America’ as trend takes off
By: Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - 0 20 hr ago

As the real estate market takes off in Colorado Springs, some local builders aren't thinking big. They're thinking tiny.

Instead of using...

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Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches
By: Jake Allen - 0 20 hr ago

A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus.

Lawson...

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Lamborn rival Vargas calls congressman 'the worst'
By: Megan Schrader - 0 20 hr ago

Calandra "Callie" Vargas is a profile of seeming contradictions.

She's a very conservative millennial.

She describes herself as a...

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Modest homes built by Air Force Academy cadets have deep meaning for Navajo recipients
By: Tom Roeder - 0 20 hr ago

The modular homes being built by Air Force Academy cadets are modest affairs.

A single bedroom connects to a living room on the "dry side" of...

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Love, loss part of Colorado Springs beekeepers' lot
By: Rachel Riley - 0 20 hr ago

Beekeepers are accustomed to grief.

They have to be.

Hobbyist and commercial beekeepers battle a long list of challenges, including...

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Colorado Springs pastor set for final sermon after 48 years
By: Stephanie Earls - 0 21 hr ago

The numbers alone are staggering: 1,314 baptisms, 539 weddings, 596 memorial services and more than 7,000 sermons; almost 50,000 home and hospital...

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Racing donkeys bring life to Cripple Creek tradition
By: Tiffany Ditto - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

CRIPPLE CREEK - Runners stood next to their donkeys, holding tight to the bridle, as the 85th annual Donkey Derby Days race began Saturday. Some...

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Rafter missing since Friday in Dinosaur National Monument
By: - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

DINOSAUR — A woman is missing after a commercial raft flipped near the Utah border.

The woman was last seen Friday around 5 p.m. at Disaster...

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Green Mountain Falls woman killed in motorcycle wreck
By: Tom Roeder - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

A woman from Green Mountain Falls died Saturday in a Chaffee County crash, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened just after 1 p.m....

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Helicopters join battle against Fremont County wildfire
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Helicopters were dropping water Saturday night on a wildfire southwest of Cañon City, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said.

The fire,...

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Horses bring healing at Pikes Peak Special Rodeo in Colorado Springs
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Kayla Brown used sign language to ask her 7-year-old daughter, Skye, about why she likes horseback riding.

Skye signed back to her mother, who...

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Colorado Springs cops arrest bicycling boys in pair of burglaries
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Cops stopped three boys on bicycles and arrested them in a pair of Colorado Springs business burglaries early Friday.

Police say the boys were...

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Thunderstorms rolling into El Paso County
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Colorado Springs between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The...

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Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb celebrates 100 years with downtown Fan Fest
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

5-10 p.m. Friday, downtown along Tejon Street, from Platte Avenue to Colorado Avenue, free; 685-4400, ppihc.com/fan-fest

Something else: The...

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Defense raises question about racial bias in trial of Colorado Springs murder suspect
By: Lance Benzel - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

A psychiatrist at the Colorado State Mental Health Institute in Pueblo drew an accusation of racial bias in court Friday after concluding that a...

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Colorado Springs police want to reunite stolen items with their owners
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Jun 25, 2016

If you had jewelry, purses, toys or other items stolen late last year and early this year, you may be able to get them back.

In a news release...

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