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Colorado Springs city departments address needs as they eye 2018 budget

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 - 10:01 PM 0

City government department heads on Monday offered a bit of insight into their proposed budgets for next year, though much depends on the fate of the city's...

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El Paso County's new election equipment expected to save division time, money

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 8:04 AM 0

Just inside the El Paso County Elections Department, a hulking gray giant serves as a reminder of how far the office has come. To operate the Shoup...

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Attorney, arrest records point to suspect's mental health issues in killing of 2 young siblings
Attorney, arrest records point to suspect's mental health issues in killing of 2 young siblings

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 1 hr ago

A 19-year-old accused of stabbing to death two young siblings and wounding his father Tuesday has a history of severe mental health problems, records...

Big outside money pours into Denver, Dougco school board races
Big outside money pours into Denver, Dougco school board races

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 1 hr ago

The first volley of big money that will be spent on school board races in Colorado this year comes from opposing sides, but most of the money is being...

Hearing in killings of two Coronado students centers on gang motive
Hearing in killings of two Coronado students centers on gang motive

By: Lance Benzel - 2 hr ago

For weeks, 16-year-old Natalie Partida had a target on her back. The teen and two of her girlfriends were marked for abduction, torture and possibly...

Teen arrested in shooting near Doherty High School in east Colorado Springs
Teen arrested in shooting near Doherty High School in east Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 4 hr ago

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder Monday in the shooting of a student near Doherty High School in east...

Nearly $2,000 of merchandise stolen from giant King Soopers Marketplace in eastern Colorado Springs
Nearly $2,000 of merchandise stolen from giant King Soopers Marketplace in eastern Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 5 hr ago

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying three thieves who stole about $1,600 of merchandise from the giant King Soopers...

A year of free pizza for identifying burglar at northeast Colorado Springs restaurant
A year of free pizza for identifying burglar at northeast Colorado Springs restaurant

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 6 hr ago

A Colorado Springs restaurant is offering a year of free pizza to the first person who can identify a man who broke in and stole the cash register over...

Two juveniles in custody after a string of burglaries were reported throughout Colorado Springs
Two juveniles in custody after a string of burglaries were reported throughout Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 7 hr ago

Police are investigating a string of burglaries committed Tuesday morning across Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs police say two juveniles in black...

Colorado man thought he was getting his green card. Instead, he was detained.
Colorado man thought he was getting his green card. Instead, he was detained.

By: - 0 8 hr ago

Viviana Andazola Marquez took time off from her senior year at Yale to fly home to Denver for an important interview last week. Her father, Melecio...

Free educational events about youth and marijuana to be held in Colorado Springs
Free educational events about youth and marijuana to be held in Colorado Springs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 9 hr ago

Two educational events to raise awareness about marijuana use among teens will be held in upcoming weeks in Colorado Springs. - El Paso County Public...

Should Colorado's jails reinstate in-person visits between inmates and their families?
Should Colorado's jails reinstate in-person visits between inmates and their families?

By: - 0 9 hr ago

As the Denver Sheriff Department prepares to introduce a new way for inmates to communicate with their family and friends, the city’s police watchdog...

Citing thin evidence, prosecutors dismiss case against Maketa co-defendant
Citing thin evidence, prosecutors dismiss case against Maketa co-defendant

By: Lance Benzel - 0 11 hr ago

Prosecutors pursuing claims of corruption involving ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa dismissed all counts against one of his two co-defendants...

Forecast: 'Bright and mild' weather all week in Colorado Springs
Forecast: 'Bright and mild' weather all week in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 12 hr ago

Above-average temperatures and sunny skies are in Colorado Springs' forecast this week, meteorologists say. "The rest of the work week will remain...

Army adds new space battalion to Fort Carson's ranks
Army adds new space battalion to Fort Carson's ranks

By: Tom Roeder - 0 12 hr ago

The Army's newest battalion came into existence on a Fort Carson parade field Monday. The 200 reserve soldiers of the 2nd Space Battalion in Colorado...

Air Force Academy probes alleged frosh cheating, athlete misconduct
Air Force Academy probes alleged frosh cheating, athlete misconduct

By: Tom Roeder - 0 12 hr ago

Cheating by more than a dozen freshman Air Force Academy cadets on a low-stakes test and alleged misconduct by members of the school's lacrosse team...

'Rare, rare bird' joins fleet at World War II aviation museum in Colorado Springs
'Rare, rare bird' joins fleet at World War II aviation museum in Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 12 hr ago

The newest exhibit at the National Museum of World War II Aviation is overweight and underpowered. It's a warplane that was outgunned by nearly...

Hatchet suspect appears in Teller County court, expected in El Paso County Wednesday
Hatchet suspect appears in Teller County court, expected in El Paso County Wednesday

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 12 hr ago

Daniel Nations' first appearance in Teller County Monday lasted about five minutes, long enough to list the seven accused charges against him in El...

Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity
Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity

By: Tom Roeder - 0 12 hr ago

Even the kids in America's fittest state are too fat to fight their nation's wars, a pro-military nonprofit argues in a new study. The military has...

Denver grand jury indicts 25 for stealing $35,000 from home improvement stores
Denver grand jury indicts 25 for stealing $35,000 from home improvement stores

By: - 0 12 hr ago

A Denver grand jury indicted 25 members of a ring that stole more than $35,000 in merchandise from Front Range home improvement stores then returned it...

Colorado sending 20 fire engines to California wildfires 
Colorado sending 20 fire engines to California wildfires 

By: - 0 23 hr ago

DENVER — Colorado is sending 20 fire engines to California to help fight the wildfires that have been devastating the state. The Colorado Division of...

False report of gunfire near Colorado Springs high school prompts brief evacuation of area
False report of gunfire near Colorado Springs high school prompts brief evacuation of area

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

A report of gunfire near Cheyenne Mountain High School that led officials to evacuate the area Monday afternoon was unfounded, according to an email...

Colorado Springs police dog getting donated vest
Colorado Springs police dog getting donated vest

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

A donated vest will protect Colorado Springs police K-9 Tank from stabbing or gunfire while he apprehends suspected criminals alongside Officer Tim...

Colorado Springs gym manager killed in Las Vegas massacre remembered as a hero
Colorado Springs gym manager killed in Las Vegas massacre remembered as a hero

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

When bullets began to rain down on thousands of concert-goers at a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this month, many mistook it for...

80 Colorado Springs-area Halloween/fall festival events
80 Colorado Springs-area Halloween/fall festival events

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Through Oct. 29: Corn Maze and Dead Zone Scream Park — Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Info:...

Jury deliberating disputed child-abuse charge in Colorado Springs school crossing crash
Jury deliberating disputed child-abuse charge in Colorado Springs school crossing crash

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Yesterday

An El Paso County jury is deliberating a case that drove a wedge between prosecutors and a veteran Colorado Springs police accident investigator, who...

Monday's traffic: Two crashes along Powers corridor

By: - 0 Yesterday

There is a crash on northbound Interstate 25 south of Fillmore Street in the center median, Colorado Springs traffic tweeted Monday morning.

Film raises awareness of blind people's triumphs, challenges; screening in Colorado Springs this week
Film raises awareness of blind people's triumphs, challenges; screening in Colorado Springs this week

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

Connor wants to get a sponsorship so he can compete as a skateboarder. Sarah would like to travel the world. Nick fashions himself as a famous drummer...

Colorado College professor harassed by Weinstein: 'We all have to wake up.'
Colorado College professor harassed by Weinstein: 'We all have to wake up.'

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 Yesterday

Harvey Weinstein isn't the only reason Colorado College professor Tomi-Ann Roberts wound up pursuing the life and career path she did, but he is...

Chicago to perform in Colorado Springs next year
Chicago to perform in Colorado Springs next year

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Yesterday

Grammy Award-winning rock 'n' roll band Chicago will perform at Pikes Peak Center next year. The longtime band will drop by March 20. Tickets are...

Hurricane sank their dream home, but not Colorado Springs pair's spirits
Hurricane sank their dream home, but not Colorado Springs pair's spirits

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

Bill Mackleer and his teenage son were looking for adventure when they sold their house in Westcliffe and moved to the Florida Keys to live on a...

Forecast: Colorado Springs to see 'dry and pleasant
Forecast: Colorado Springs to see 'dry and pleasant" fall weather this week

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

It won't feel like fall, but who's complaining? This week's forecast calls for "dry and pleasant weather conditions (to) prevail through the period,"...

Burglar still at large after stealing from southwest Springs auto shop
Burglar still at large after stealing from southwest Springs auto shop

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Yesterday

A burglar who stole from a Napa Auto Parts store in southwest Colorado Springs Monday morning is still at large, Colorado Springs police say....

New book from Boettcher Foundation like CliffsNotes for college, scholarship applications
New book from Boettcher Foundation like CliffsNotes for college, scholarship applications

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

The college admissions and scholarship application process can be like playing a game of 20 questions. Where do you start? What are selection...

Voice of the Consumer: Clerk's suspicions raised by gift card purchase
Voice of the Consumer: Clerk's suspicions raised by gift card purchase

By: Katie Pelton - 0 Yesterday

Scams are so widespread now, some businesses are training their employees to watch out for red flags. The goal is to save customers from becoming a...

Election 2017 roundup: Ballots get mailed Monday
Election 2017 roundup: Ballots get mailed Monday

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

Ballots for the Nov. 7 election will go in the mail Monday, asking voters in the Pikes Peak region to decide who will lead school boards and small...

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

By: - 0 Yesterday

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

Garfield County inmate identified in jailhouse hanging

By: - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities have identified a 34-year-old inmate in western Colorado who died after apparently hanging herself in a cell...

Colorado Springs service dog trainer agrees to close after failing inspections
Colorado Springs service dog trainer agrees to close after failing inspections

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The owner of a local service dog training facility agreed to shutter the business after state inspectors discovered dogs were fed cat food, housed in...

WATCH PPAR Cares: Tax reform proposals weaken incentive for homeownership

Tue, Oct 17, 2017 - 10:09 AM 0

Most people across the nation would agree that tax reform is necessary in this country. Many feel that the tax code has become so huge and...

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