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  • Fawn rescued from Colorado lake

    Law enforcement saved a young fawn that almost drowned after wandering into Vallecito Lake on Friday night. Upper Pine River Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said medics from his agency were patrolling Vallecito Lake aboard a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office boat as a precautionary measure during the fireworks show, which brings many...

  • Fight over American flag leaves Colorado man in hospital

    FORT COLLINS — Police say that a fight over proper American flag etiquette prompted a scuffle that left a man facing life-threatening injuries. The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1HF2Px3) that Fort Collins police are blaming an alcohol-fueled pool party fight for the Saturday afternoon incident. Police said the scuffle followed an...

  • 5 cool family hikes in Colorado on a hot summer day

    To help you enjoy Colorado, we at Out There Colorado have brainstormed and identified five fun trails for a sunny summer day. (Don't worry, we'll keep sharing ideas for shady or water-splashed hikes as long as there's a need to beat the heat. And we welcome your suggestions: email team@outtherecolorado.com.) These Front Range trails are great...

  • Colorado drive-in theaters offer summer nights of nostalgia

    PUEBLO - It won't be dark for a couple of hours, so Chuck and Marianne James lean against their red pickup parked behind the snack shop and poke at a tray of fried chicken and french fries. They feed crumbs to their two dogs, who saunter in and out of the front seat, and watch as the line of cars gradually swells. "This is it, this is really...

  • Group increasing efforts to show support for military in Colorado

    A statewide military booster group is ramping up efforts to show appreciation for troops in a bid to stave off Pentagon cuts. Colorado Wants You chairman Joe Blake said the group has attained nonprofit status and is working to show local government and federal officials the value of having troops in Colorado. "It is a statewide leadership...

  • List: Public swimming pools (and a beach) in Colorado Springs

    Want to cool off in Colorado Springs and looking for a public swimming area? Here are some options:  Portal Pool 3535 N. Hancock Ave. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Monument Valley Pool 220 Mesa Road 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday Noon - 6 p.m. Sunday Memorial Park Recreation Center 280 S....

  • List: Top 10 attractions to see around Colorado Springs

    You will never know how much cool stuff there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region until you’re asked to list just 10 of them. Here's a list of favorites: Cave of the Winds - 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs, off U.S. 24; 685-5444. Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip line, cave tours, Wind Walker Challenge Course.  -...

  • 8 festivals to attend in Colorado

    Crested Butte Wildflower Festival: They don't call it the Wildflower Capital of Colorado for nothing. Wildflowers bloom all summer, but from July 13 to July 19, the little town celebrates flower power with guided hikes, garden tours and more. More info: crestedbuttewild flowerfestival.com Underground Music Showcase: Denver's nonprofit indie...

  • Young? A minority? Just-informed Colorado Springs Fresh Perspective wants you on city boards, council

    A half-dozen politically astute young locals are launching Colorado Springs Fresh Perspective to bring diversity to city government. The mission is to get young people, minorities and women onto city boards and commissions - and to help them win election to the City Council in two years. The nonpartisan group isn't looking "for particular...

  • Military Update: Doctor skills factor in plan to streamline inpatient care

    The number of surgeries and other inpatient procedures done on base by military physicians trails the inpatient workloads of private-sector peers by wide margins, according to data comparisons run in support of a Defense Department study on modernizing the military health system. The inpatient workload at many bases is a readiness concern,...

  • From Colorado Springs' Memorial Park to Monument, Pikes Peak region celebrates Fourth o July

    Thousands sprawled out across Memorial Park's lawn Saturday, passing plates of funnel cakes and bags of kettle corn, tossing Frisbees and listening to the sound of the symphony. For much of the day, the crowds waited. And during the final hours of the Fourth of July, they - some covered with umbrellas and rain jackets - watched the sky light...

  • Growing local in Colorado: coming soon to a pint near you

    GREELEY - Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. As the local trend also drives locally sourced brews, small hops and barley operations have been popping up all over northern Colorado with the hopes of satisfying the needs of the state's 200 craft breweries. One of the newer additions to Colorado craft beer culture is Troubadour Maltings, a Fort...

  • New spa in Manitou Springs will showcase the city's historic mineral waters

    Manitou Springs' history runs deep below the city in the form of bubbling mineral springs, which were embraced first by Native Americans and later health seekers who believed in the healing power of the waters. - When the SunWater Spa fully opens in a few weeks in Manitou, it will tap into that history to create what its founders say will be...

  • Fire leaves 8 homeless in Manitou Springs; arson likely

    Manitou Springs residents jumped from a second-floor window Saturday morning after a woman allegedly set fire to the house where they lived. The woman, who has not been identified, was arrested after calling the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and admitting to starting the blaze at 507 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs police said. The woman faces...

  • PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fourth of July celebrations worth the wait around the Pikes Peak region

    Thousands sprawled out across Memorial Park’s lawn Saturday, passing plates of funnel cakes and bags of kettle corn, tossing Frisbees and listening to the sound of the symphony. For much of the day, the crowds waited. And during the final hours of the Fourth of July, some protected by umbrellas and rain jackets, they watched the sky light up....

  • Man dies after being hit by bullet at Pike National Forest campsite

    A 60-year-old man died Friday in Rainbow Falls Park between Woodland Park and Deckers after deputies believe he was hit by a stray bullet, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said. The man, who was not named, was with family members at a campsite in Pike National Forest when he was shot, according to a Sheriff's Office news release. He was...

  • Colorado Springs woman drowns while tubing in southern Colorado

    A 33-year-old Colorado Springs woman drowned in an Otero County reservoir Saturday, Sheriff Shawn Mobley confirmed. The woman, who was not identified, was riding in a tube pulled behind a jet ski around 11 a.m. when the drowning occurred in Holbrook Reservoir, Mobley said in an email. The Otero County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Parks and...

  • Police: Crash near Memorial Park likely to slow traffic after fireworks show

    Colorado Springs police are reporting three crashes late Saturday night. One at Fountain Boulevard and Cedar Street is an injury crash and is expected to affect traffic in the Memorial Park area after the fireworks show. Another crash on Interstate 25 naer milemarker 131 is affecting southbound traffic. The wreck is a rollover with...

  • Denver police: Mom of toddler left at fireworks show found out of state

    Denver police announced Saturday night that they'd located the family of a young girl found in a stroller in the middle of Civic Center park after the pre-Independence Day fireworks show Friday night. The girl was found after the ending of the fireworks show. A call was made to police at 10:05 p.m. She was found unaccompanied by any adults,...

  • Threat to Southwest flight that landed in Denver deemed not credible by FBI

    DENVER — An unspecified security threat that led authorities to check a Southwest Airlines plane after it landed at Denver International Airport has been determined to be not credible, the FBI said. Amy Sanders, a spokeswoman for the FBI, told the Denver Post in an email, "The threat was deemed non-credible at this time," but she would not...

  • Man drowns on Colorado rafting trip

    IDAHO SPRINGS - A 20-year-old drowned on a rafting trip on Clear Creek near Idaho Springs. The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened around noon Saturday. The man has not been identified. The sheriff's office reports that the drowning happened between Idaho Springs and Golden. He could not be revived when pulled...

  • Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

    AVON — Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado. Virginia Egger, the town manager in Avon, says a malfunction caused a fireworks shell to explode in its tube rather than firing into the sky Friday night. She says the misfired shell caused a rack of shells to tip, causing two or three...

  • Brief flood advisory issued for Waldo Canyon burn scar area

    A brief flood advisory was issued Saturday for the Waldo Canyon burn scar area in northwest El Paso County, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. At 12:52 p.m., radar indicated heavy rain in western El Paso County - including Manitou Springs and western Colorado Springs. The advisory expired at 1:54 p.m.

  • Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

    DENVER — Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. One measure would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to gay marriage to hire a...

  • Meth, cocaine, heroin and marijuana all in one day, say Colorado Springs police

    A man was arrested on traffic charges, attempting to influence a public servant and various narcotics charges after a traffic stop Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police.  Gregory Collins, 50, was stopped at the intersection of Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road for not having a license plate on his motorcycle. When...

  • Colorado Springs Philharmonic director expects record crowd at Fourth of July concert

    What goes better with the boom of fireworks than a side of symphony? Back for its 43rd round, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will light up Memorial Park on the Fourth with tunes and plenty of red, white and blue to go around. "It's an event that makes our community great - it's a gift back to the community to make us all stronger," said...

  • Pilot killed in Flight-for-Life helicopter crash near Frisco identified

    The pilot was killed and two other people injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter burst into flames shortly after taking off near Frisco. Air Methods, the contractor that operates the helicopter, also reported the flight paramedic and flight nurse on board the aircraft were injured. "The FAA and the NTSB have our full...

  • Teller County Sheriff's Office investigating shots fired at Victor city employee

    An incident in which a Victor employee reported the back window of her road grader cab was shattered by at least one shot as she worked on a dirt road in the small town southeast of Cripple Creek is under investigation, the Teller County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Toni Tomei told The Gazette she was grading a dirt road about 1:30 p.m....

  • Colorado Springs' Red Rock Canyon Open Space reopens to enthusiastic hikers

    The parking lot was full, the trails were busy and the hikers were happy. After damage from record rains forced its closure for more than six weeks, the Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs reopened Friday to eager visitors who trekked up and down its winding trails and generally gave thumbs-up to repairs that restored the scenic...

  • Colorado Springs rodeo lets cowboys show skills they use every day

    These cowboys are not actors, the rodeo emcee said early Friday night. These guys are the real deal, and they're the reason juicy burgers are available for Fourth of July picnics. The Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo is the real deal, too, said Randy Lewis, who has been the event's master of ceremonies 11 times in its 13-year...

  • El Paso County teens fire back at tobacco industry's targeting of youth

    In March, a pack of 11- to 17-year-olds from Hillside Community Center slipped into a gas station convenience store on something of a tobacco scavenger hunt. The six kids - part of the El Paso County Public Health's campaign Tobacco Targets Youth - feigned interest in aisles of snacks as they snooped for evidence of the tobacco industry in...

  • UPDATE: Flood advisories lifted for El Paso, Teller counties

    All flood advisories for Teller and El Paso counties were lifted as of 9 p.m. Friday. Heavy rain and some hail was reported throughout the region, causing some localized street flooding. Advisories had been issued for east-central Teller County and western and north-central El Paso County as the storms moved through. Hail was reported in...

  • Must See Must Do: Best bets for fun this holiday weekend around Colorado Springs

    Here's a look at some of your best entertainment options in the Colorado Springs area over the long holiday weekend and beyond: - Busy rodeo time this week starts with Friday's Ride for the Brand and a yummy rib cook-off at Norris-Penrose Event Center. Teams from all over the West will compete for their legendary brands in traditional...

  • Recreational marijuana advocates want Denver voters to allow use in bars, clubs

    DENVER - Authors of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana in Colorado want to legalize public recreational pot clubs in Denver, while Colorado Springs officials work in the opposite direction. Denver, which does allow private pot clubs, forbids the consumption of marijuana at public venues like bars, restaurants, clubs or...

  • Friday Military Salute: Little hero at Peterson Air Force Base

    Sa'nyla Boyd is a little girl who made a big impact on her family. On May 14, her mother, 30-year-old Tranise Boyd felt dizzy. The next thing she knew paramedics were surrounding her in her home at Peterson Air Force Base. What she didn't know until later was that 6-year-old Sa'nyla was the reason help arrived so quickly, "For her to do what...

  • Coroner rules on death of Colorado Springs shooting victim

    A 24-year-old man who was found shot to death Thursday morning at an apartment complex on Colorado Springs' northeast side had committed suicide, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Friday after an El Paso County Coroner's Office autopsy. The man was identified as Daniel Pate of Colorado Springs and the cause of death was described as...

  • Southern Colorado shelter says fireworks driving dog boom

    PUEBLO — Holiday fireworks are being blamed for a huge spike in dogs coming to an animal shelter in Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1CQov40 ) that the dog population at PAWS for Life has doubled in the last week. Manager and acting director Linda Mitchell says the increase is caused by holiday fireworks. The blasts spook...

  • Family looks back at the disappearance of Colorado Springs woman who vanished four years ago

    For the last four years, Sarah Heriford and her siblings kept renting the house where their mother, Debbie Heriford, last lived. "Just on the off chance that this would be where Mom would come back," Sarah said. The last place Debbie was seen was in her neighborhood walking her dog near Maroon Bells Avenue in north Colorado Springs. She had...

  • Watch what Fourth of July fireworks you light in Pikes Peak region

    Don't get burned by not knowing what you can and cannot celebrate with on the Fourth of July - keep this information in mind to stay safe and legal with fireworks this holiday weekend. In El Paso County, only certain fireworks are restricted, while fountain and ground spinner fireworks, smoke bombs and sparklers are permissible. Trick...

  • Colorado Guard jets to stage July Fourth flyovers

    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE — F-16 fighter jets from the Colorado Air National Guard will stage seven flyovers across the state for July Fourth parades and celebrations. Jets will appear over Monument, Firestone, Lake City, Ouray, Redstone, Silverton and Telluride. No times for the flyovers were released.

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