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Falcon-area man's disappearance among growing number of Senior Alerts

Sun, Dec 10, 2017 - 9:40 PM 0

Carl Wilber Newcomb and his wife spent many days taking long drives, exploring Colorado in an attempt to help her dementia. After she died, Carl, 78,...

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Flight takes children on fantasy trip from Colorado Springs to the North Pole

Sun, Dec 10, 2017 - 9:01 PM 0

With a flying sleigh provided by SkyWest Airlines, therapy dogs dressed as reindeer, stand-ins for Santa Claus and the missus, volunteer elves - and some...

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Colorado's plan for meeting rising water demand turns 2 with growing pains ahead
Colorado's plan for meeting rising water demand turns 2 with growing pains ahead

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 3 hr ago

Cotton is the symbol for the second anniversary: According to one definition, cotton is both a symbol of increasing strength and an ability to adapt....

 Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program
Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program

By: Liz Forster - 0 5 hr ago

Colorado's recycling rates lag far behind the national average and even further behind states with a progressive environmental agenda, a report shows....

Family with Colorado Springs ties spearheading relief efforts in Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria
Family with Colorado Springs ties spearheading relief efforts in Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 5 hr ago

A former Colorado Springs resident now living in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is spearheading efforts to help fellow islanders struggling amid catastrophic...

New traffic configuration at Woodmen and Union begins; more construction expected this week
New traffic configuration at Woodmen and Union begins; more construction expected this week

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Woodmen and Union. The dreaded intersection for so many who travel on the Springs' east side. "It is a nightmare," said Catherine Mast, who used to...

Charities giving Colorado Springs-area kids first set of wheels
Charities giving Colorado Springs-area kids first set of wheels

By: Chhun Sun - 0 7 hr ago

Two different events, same goal: provide children in the Colorado Springs area with their first bicycles. Kids on Bikes, a local nonprofit that...

Colorado man asks for— and gets — maximum sentence
Colorado man asks for— and gets — maximum sentence

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— A 62-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder after stabbing two men with a knife in the Grand Junction area was...

Flare-up from fire at Fort Carson training range put out Sunday
Flare-up from fire at Fort Carson training range put out Sunday

By: Chhun Sun - 0 8 hr ago

A flare-up from a fire that started Saturday at Fort Carson was put out Sunday afternoon, officials said. No injuries or structure damage were...

Two injured in drive-by shooting in southeast Colorado Springs
Two injured in drive-by shooting in southeast Colorado Springs

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Two people suffered minor injuries in a drive-by shooting in southeast Colorado Springs early Sunday morning. Police responded to a report of a...

Empty Stocking Fund: Tri-Lakes Cares fights poverty in northern El Paso County
Empty Stocking Fund: Tri-Lakes Cares fights poverty in northern El Paso County

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"Poverty exists everywhere, even in areas we generally think of as affluent," says Haley Chapin, Executive Director for Tri-Lakes Cares. "Our...

Voice of the Consumer: If online seller demands payment in gift cards, it's a scam
Voice of the Consumer: If online seller demands payment in gift cards, it's a scam

By: Katie Pelton - 0 10 hr ago

In the past week, our 11 Call for Action team has heard from a couple of viewers who lost thousands of dollars to a new scam. I hadn't heard of this...

Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area
Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area

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Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Brandy...

Fort Carson soldier defies naysayers, sheds 150 pounds to pursue Army dream
Fort Carson soldier defies naysayers, sheds 150 pounds to pursue Army dream

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A year and a half ago, 364-pound Justin Lahman was told he would never be a cop. Today he is a military policeman at Fort Carson and weighs a trim 210...

Police: Man arrested after shooting himself, another person in southeast Colorado Springs
Police: Man arrested after shooting himself, another person in southeast Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 18 hr ago

Police arrested a man who shot another person and himself Saturday in southeast Colorado Springs. According to the online report, police received a...

'Famous 4th' hits 100 years of service
'Famous 4th' hits 100 years of service

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The series on the history of the 4th Infantry Division concludes with the founding of the division Dec. 10, 1917, at Camp Greene, N.C., under the...

Missing Colorado teen believed to be at risk of sexual exploitation
Missing Colorado teen believed to be at risk of sexual exploitation

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Police are hoping for the public's help in locating a missing teen they consider an endangered runaway who is at risk for possible sexual exploitation....

Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Keystone Ski Resort
Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Keystone Ski Resort

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FRISCO, Colo.  — A snowboarder who lost control and hit a tree at Keystone Ski Resort over the weekend has died. The Summit...

Gloves come off in El Paso County sheriff's race
Gloves come off in El Paso County sheriff's race

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

El Paso County sheriff's candidate Mike Angley says he isn't afraid of a fight - whether it means taking on incumbent Sheriff Bill Elder or local...

Fort Carson division reflects on 100 years of fighting nation's wars
Fort Carson division reflects on 100 years of fighting nation's wars

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For all the time it's spent in combat, Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division has lived to a ripe old age. On Sunday, the unit will celebrate its 100th...

Rocket sparks fire at Fort Carson training range
Rocket sparks fire at Fort Carson training range

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

A rocket launched during a training exercise at Fort Carson sparked a grass fire in the training range. The rocket was part of a wildfire training...

Builders association finds new home for home shows at Colorado Springs mall
Builders association finds new home for home shows at Colorado Springs mall

By: Rich Laden - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

The local homebuilding industry's trade shows are moving to Chapel Hills Mall in 2018 after the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs...

Insights: Colorado ski industry poised to be heard about climate change
Insights: Colorado ski industry poised to be heard about climate change

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

When outsiders think of Colorado, most don't think of cows. They don't think of aerospace, energy, Palisade peaches or Olathe sweet corn. To those...

Three car theft suspects arrested after brief standoff at Colorado Springs apartment
Three car theft suspects arrested after brief standoff at Colorado Springs apartment

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Three men were arrested Saturday morning in connection with a car theft east of downtown. Police were notified of a stolen car in front of an...

Property owner cited for starting fire between Yoder and Rush
Property owner cited for starting fire between Yoder and Rush

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Fire crews are responding to a grass fire on Colorado 94 between Yoder and Rush. The fire is threatening structures, said Ellicot Fire Department...

Colorado teacher arrested, charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child
Colorado teacher arrested, charged with attempted sexual exploitation of a child

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – A Douglas County School District teacher was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child...

Theater company ending 11-year run in southern Colorado
Theater company ending 11-year run in southern Colorado

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Thin Air Theatre Company is living up to its name and vanishing from its Butte Theater home in Cripple Creek. After more than 50 productions, the...

Tour of Colorado Springs' Old North End homes helps lift youth out of troubled past
Tour of Colorado Springs' Old North End homes helps lift youth out of troubled past

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

For Valerie Conley, participating in the annual Old North End Holiday Home Tour is an opportunity to share the history of her Spanish colonial home at...

Pueblo steel mill looks for assurances on $500 million expansion 
Pueblo steel mill looks for assurances on $500 million expansion 

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

PUEBLO — A Chicago-based steel company is seeking assurances of low electricity prices before it commits to a $500 million upgrade at a Colorado mill...

One shot, one pepper-sprayed in reported carjacking near Fountain
One shot, one pepper-sprayed in reported carjacking near Fountain

By: Joe Purtell - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

One man was shot and another pepper sprayed during a reported carjacking near Fountain, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby...

Suspected drunken driver causes power outage in southeast Colorado Springs
Suspected drunken driver causes power outage in southeast Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

A suspected drunken driver caused a power outage and ignited a small grass fire after hitting a utility pole Friday night in southeast Colorado...

Empty Stocking Fund: Silver Key supports seniors in a multitude of ways
Empty Stocking Fund: Silver Key supports seniors in a multitude of ways

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Like many seniors, Cecelia, 70, can't make ends meet on her Social Security check. So once a month, she visits Silver Key Senior Services where she...

North Colorado Springs house fire ruled accidental
North Colorado Springs house fire ruled accidental

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

A Wednesday house fire near Dublin and North Academy boulevards in north Colorado Springs was accidental, the Fire Department announced Friday. When...

Man charged with murder after 2 found dead inside southern Colorado house
Man charged with murder after 2 found dead inside southern Colorado house

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

One man is now in custody on charges of first-degree murder in Las Animas County. The sheriff's office confirmed Saturday afternoon that they were...

Widespread power outage in Cimarron Hills impacted nearly 1,500 customers
Widespread power outage in Cimarron Hills impacted nearly 1,500 customers

By: Liz Forster - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Nearly 1,500 homes were without power Saturday morning in Cimarron Hills.

Former southern Colorado undersheriff guilty of leading illegal hunts 
Former southern Colorado undersheriff guilty of leading illegal hunts 

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

SAN LUIS — An undersheriff from southern Colorado has been found guilty of 10 felonies in connection with charges that he led illegal wildlife hunts....

Forecast: Temperatures continue to climb in Colorado Springs; dry weather ahead
Forecast: Temperatures continue to climb in Colorado Springs; dry weather ahead

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Temperatures will continue to climb through the weekend in Colorado Springs, meteorologists say. "After a chilly start to your Saturday, we'll see A...

Man allegedly stabs brother with steak knife in Colorado Springs home
Man allegedly stabs brother with steak knife in Colorado Springs home

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

A Friday afternoon fight between two brothers who live with their mom near the Chapel Hills Mall escalated to violence when one man stabbed the other...

Colorado AG Coffman says evidence supports syringe exchange programs
Colorado AG Coffman says evidence supports syringe exchange programs

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman doesn't need any more proof that syringe exchange programs and supervised drug injection sites can work, and can help...

Karlan Tucker reviews the latest global pension study from MSCI

Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 7:37 AM 0

The coming years for pension-plan beneficiaries, as Karlan Tucker reviews the current data, do not paint a very encouraging picture....

Clean, pure water from every faucet

Mon, Nov 27, 2017 - 11:13 AM 0

Clean water is essential to a healthy life. “The industrial grade water we’re using here in Colorado Springs is some of the best in the...

WATCH: AARP Life explores “Age-Friendly” Communities

Fri, Nov 24, 2017 - 8:20 AM 0

AARP is the largest national membership organization in the nation, with 38 million members — 600,000 right here in Colorado. The nonprofit,...

PPAR urges a multiyear reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program

Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM 0

Flood Insurance is a necessity for many homeowners nationwide, especially in the 22,000 communities where it is required for a mortgage. The...

Vantage Home presents stunning new lots and model homes

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 - 7:55 PM 0

Vantage Homes continues to evolve to meet the needs and desires of home buyers. The builder has a wealth of new floor plans, model homes and...

The Farm: Luxury meets seamless living meets adventure at this magnificent master planned community

Tue, Nov 7, 2017 - 4:18 PM 0

Residents of The Farm – a master planned community in Academy School District 20 – enjoy enchanting views blended into a down-to-earth, quiet...

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