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Colorado Springs City Council finishes months-long fight over land swap with 6-3 vote

Tue, May 24, 2016 - 10:22 PM 0

The Colorado Springs City Council approved a land swap between The Broadmoor and the city parks department on Tuesday that will give Colorado...

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Manitou Incline 'artist' cited for graffiti on popular hiking trail

Tue, May 24, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Andres Blea isn't hiding his participation in vandalizing a stone at the top of the Manitou Incline. Several pictures of his "murals" are...

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Colorado Springs City Councilwoman: Homeless 'game the system'
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 4 hr ago

Colorado Springs Community Development Director Aimee Cox fended off some City Council members' criticisms Tuesday as she briefed them on the city's...

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Colorado Springs teen suicides stun schools, worry parents
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

Three Colorado Springs teens at two high schools took their lives last week, and along with the shock and grief, parents are bewildered. How could...

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Arrest made in killing of longtime Colorado Springs firefighter
By: Chhun Sun - 0 4 hr ago

A man believed to have fled an El Paso County property where a veteran firefighter was found dead has been arrested, the Sheriff's Office said...

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Colorado liquor store owners join forces to pressure Hickenlooper into signing beer and wine compromise
By: Megan Schrader - 0 4 hr ago

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper is being pressured to sign a bill that would slowly open Colorado's liquor industry to chain stores hoping to hold...

At least 2 tornadoes touch down in eastern Colorado
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DENVER — At least two tornadoes touched down in eastern Colorado, but no injuries or damage was reported.

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Chopper helps battle Fort Carson wildfire
By: Chhun Sun - 0 8 hr ago

A Chinook helicopter has been dispatched to fight a fire on Fort Carson on Tuesday afternoon that has burned at least 100 acres, officials said.


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Marijuana grow operation found in Fountain home with altered electricity meter
By: Chhun Sun - 0 8 hr ago

A tip about possible utility meter tampering led Fountain police to find a "large" marijuana grow operation inside the home, a department news...

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Temporary Colorado registration permits will soon look more like permanent license plates
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 9 hr ago

Temporary Colorado registration permits used to be placed inside a car's rear window and printed on a flimsy piece of paper.

Soon, permits...

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Colorado Springs Walk for Veterans aims to 'promote veteran-friendly legislature'
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 10 hr ago

The crowd walking through Garden of the Gods wearing bright yellow shirts was clearly visible to passersby - but they didn't mind.

The members...

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Decision close regarding on Ryan Frazier's place in Colorado Senate race
By: Megan Schrader - 0 10 hr ago

DENVER - Ryan Frazier must wait a few more days to find out whether votes cast for him in the Republican Senate primary will count.


Suspected Colorado Springs burglars caught with evidence of other crimes
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 11 hr ago

When two burglary suspects were stopped by Colorado Springs police, their car contained methamphetamine and "items associated with other potential...

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PTSD at issue for Colorado Springs veteran who shot friend
By: Lance Benzel - 0 12 hr ago

An ex-Fort Carson sniper appears prison bound after shooting a man in the hand during what supporters call a "dissociative state" triggered by combat...

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Aspen mountain will offer skiing on Memorial Day weekend
By: - 0 12 hr ago

ASPEN — Colorado's Aspen Mountain will open for skiing and snowboarding on Memorial Day weekend.

Aspen Mountain previously opened for Memorial...

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El Paso County sheriff: Racial slur led to lieutenant's retirement
By: Lance Benzel - 0 12 hr ago

An El Paso County sheriff's veteran quietly retired this month after acknowledging that he used the N-word to describe President Obama, Sheriff Bill...

Tornado watch issued for Denver area amid severe afternoon storm
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The National Weather Service in Boulder has issued a tornado watch for much of the Denver metro area and the Eastern Plains.

The watch, issued...

Fort Lewis College student dead after shooting, 4 from Arizona arrested
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A Fort Lewis College student was killed early Tuesday in a home-invasion style shooting in the SkyRidge subdivision northeast of Fort Lewis...

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Danger of falling trees closes popular Colorado Springs-area campground
By: Seth Boster - 0 14 hr ago

A popular Pikes Peak region recreation area will be closed heading into the Memorial Day weekend and the foreseeable future.

Pikes Peak Ranger...

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Volunteers plant trees in place ravaged by Waldo Canyon fire
By: Seth Boster - 0 14 hr ago

When the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire finished raging through her neighborhood, Denise Peacock returned with a camera. "What I took pictures of," she said,...

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The Tree Man, unmasked, just in time for Old Colorado City Territory Days
By: Seth Boster - 0 14 hr ago

An artist needs to be noticed. Kris Sciba, 56, knows this as someone who's tried to make a livelihood as an artist.

This has never been easy,...

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2,000 without power in eastern Colorado Springs
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More than 2,000 customers are without power in eastern Colorado Springs just before noon Tuesday.

According to Colorado Springs Utilities, the...

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Woman's attempt to elude Colorado Springs police fails when K-9 Blitz sniffs her out
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 16 hr ago

A woman driving a vehicle without a license plate tried to evade police by hiding in the bushes. But she couldn't escape the nose of K-9 Blitz.


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Pawnshop employee held at gunpoint, Colorado Springs police say
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 17 hr ago

Two men stealing guns from a local pawnshop tried to shoot the clerk before being chased away by his gunfire.

The men walked into Pawn Inc.,...

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90-year-old Colorado Springs woman killed in parking lot identified
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 17 hr ago

An elderly woman killed when her vehicle rolled over her has been identified as Mary Mathis, the El Paso County Coroner's Office said Tuesday.


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Gov. John Hickenlooper reveals secrets in book that puts him in national spotlight
By: - 0 17 hr ago

Unbeknown to most, John Hickenlooper and his wife, Helen Thorpe, met with a therapist once a week as he served as mayor of Denver and campaigned for...

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Court papers portray accused El Paso County killer as obsessed, jealous
By: Chhun Sun - 0 18 hr ago

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and leaving her body in an El Paso County storage unit revealed his dark side in emails, court papers...

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Voice of the Consumer: Gas pump crooks get more sneaky
By: - 0 20 hr ago

Crooks are again using devices called skimmers to steal credit card information.

I used to carefully examine the outside of gas pumps to see...

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Nearly a record-setting travel weekend expected over Memorial Day in Colorado
By: Rich Laden - 0 20 hr ago

Feeling a little lonely?

Don't worry; you'll have plenty of companionship if you drive or fly over Memorial Day weekend.

Gas prices...

This Week: Events in and around Colorado Springs
By: - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

At 1 p.m. Monday, an update on the quest to build and operate an observatory atop Pikes Peak will come before the Colorado Springs City Council. The...

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Lawsuit claims Planned Parenthood should have prevented shooting at Colorado Springs clinic
By: Megan Schrader - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

Victims of the November attack at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood have filed a lawsuit against the clinic and its parent company alleging...

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Colorado Springs councilwoman in flap with staff over 'bridge to nowhere'
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Mon, May 23, 2016

The new pedestrian-bicyclist bridge from the future U.S. Olympic Museum to America the Beautiful Park will end in stairs, not a ramp, becoming the...

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