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  • Wintry weather to linger along Colorado's Front Range, heavy snow forecast for mountains

    Snow started to fall in Colorado Springs early Sunday evening - the first flakes of a storm that is expected to drop 1 to 3 inches on the ground and linger into Monday. The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted that light snow would cover the Pikes Peak region and the Interstate 25 corridor Sunday night, potentially making the Monday...

  • Troop honors 7 teens who stuck it out to earn Eagle Scout rank

    When 16-year-old John Gaebler got up to thank his parents for supporting him along the road to becoming an Eagle Scout, he decided to start with a little honesty. "I almost quit Boy Scouts when I was in the sixth grade," said Gaebler. "And I'm so glad I didn't." Gaebler, the son of Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler, was one of...

  • Hearing set for Monday to scrutinize petitions for recall Colorado Springs councilwoman

    The recall petition against Councilwoman Helen Collins will be scrutinized in a public hearing Monday. The city scheduled the hearing to review the petition after southeast resident Robert Blancken filed a protest Feb. 17 questioning the validity of the petition - specifically the signatures. The hearing will be at 1 p.m. in the City...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Don Knight will host a community meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fire Station 14, 1875 Dublin Blvd. Knight will be joined by Travis Easton, the city's public works director, who will give updates on the city's streets division. Other topics include Colorado Springs Utilities governance and stormwater. Uriel...

  • Judge lambastes Colorado Springs prosecutor after third courtroom error in 6 months

    While a woman experiencing a panic attack sobbed outside a courtroom, the case against a man suspected of sexually assaulting and kidnapping her was falling apart. A defense attorney for Daniel Christian August said an argument by prosecutor Jennifer Darby during her closing statements the previous day was part of a strategic move to gain an...

  • Colorado Springs woman accused of biting cop's finger

    A Colorado Springs woman reportedly bit a police officer on the finger early Sunday after she was taken to a hospital following a domestic disturbance, Colorado Springs police said. Sueanna Harris, 29, was arrested in connection with the disturbance about 6 a.m. at a residence in the 800 block of South Circle Drive, police said.

  • Fort Carson soldier accused of firing gun into neighboring apartment

    A Fort Carson soldier was jailed Saturday night on suspicion of firing a shot into a neighboring apartment, Colorado Springs police said. Ryun Haugaard, 31, was arrested on suspicion of illegal discharge of a weapon, reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a weapon, police said. No one was injured in the 9:50 p.m. incident at an...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Phone scams no laughing matter

    This scam is taking southern Colorado by storm, again. In the last two weeks I have heard from more than 50 people who have received recorded messages from a man with an accent claiming to be Steve Martin. It's not the comedian or a law enforcement officer, but a crook who's trying to scare you into coughing up cash. Don't listen to his...

  • 3rd Colorado Springs mayoral bid for Tony 'The Truth' Carpenter

    Tony Carpenter is an unlikely mayoral candidate in many respects. In others, he's the likeliest guy in town to seek the mayor's seat. Carpenter has run for Colorado Springs offices five times - for mayor in 2003 and 2007 and for the City Council in 2005, 2009 and 2011. Now the perennial candidate is seeking the mayor's seat a third time in...

  • Man accused of attempted murder after lunging at Colorado Springs police

    A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Saturday night after he allegedly lunged at police officers with a 15-inch "edged weapon," Colorado Springs police said. Jeffrey Bricker was jailed on a $50,000 bond, according to El Paso County jail records. The encounter occurred in a business in the 300 block of South Academy...

  • Truck smashes into Security home Sunday morning

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating an early Sunday morning crash that involved a truck smashing into a Security house. The truck, a blue Chevy pickup, caused significant damage to the house in the 4800 block of Sebring Drive. The truck, driven by a 22-year-old Colorado Springs man, was traveling east around 3 a.m. on Maribou Way when...

  • Colorado theater shooting survivor wonders: Will trial bring closure?

    It arrives in a plain white envelope, just like any other bill come due, and Marcus Weaver grabs it from his mailbox with dread. For 2½ years, he's tried to find the right way to be ready for what's in this envelope. He tried talking about his nightmares in public, then grieving them in private. He tried toughing out the pain in his shoulder,...

  • Colorado Springs nurse-turned-student keeps running fun by transitioning to shorter distances

    When Paulette Painter decided to boost her career by pursuing a bachelor's degree, the longtime nurse realized she had much less time to devote to running. With that, the joy of the sport had begun to fade. Fortunately, she also decided to trim back her mileage to counter the added time of hitting the books, and it seems to have paid off....

  • 5 Things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    DENVER — Here's what will be keeping Colorado lawmakers busy this week: ___ FAMILY LEAVE FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES Democrats want to expand the types of school activities for which parents are able to leave work. Currently, employers with more than 50 workers have to allow up to 18 hours of leave annually for employees to attend school...

  • Winter returning to Pikes Peak region after brief reprieve; blizzard warning issued in southern Colorado

    Note: Click here for an updated list of school, military and other closings/delays. Click here for flight information at Colorado Springs Airport. Click here for information at Denver International Airport.  Click here for Colorado Springs area traffic cameras   Temperatures that climbed to the...

  • Leadership change takes place at Broadmoor in Colorado Springs

    Jack Damioli takes over today from Steve Bartolin as only the seventh president and CEO in the nearly 97-year history of The Broadmoor hotel. But Damioli isn't just following in Bartolin's footsteps; he has practically been wearing the same shoes as Bartolin for much of his life. Both grew up in small towns near Youngstown, Ohio. Both were...

  • 12 people eligible for ban from downtown Colorado Springs are homeless, documents show

    Colorado Springs police said enforcing downtown bans would be a tool to target criminal activity, not an effort to drive the homeless from the city's core. But hundreds of pages of police records suggest otherwise. All 12 people initially tagged for the downtown ban are homeless, according to documents obtained by the American Civil...

  • 'Freezin' for a Reason' - Polar Plungers brave icy waters in Colorado Springs

    Clad in plastic hula skirts, red- sequined accessories and bizarre outfits aplenty, more than 300 people took the Polar Plunge into Prospect Lake on Saturday, "freezin' for a reason" in 23-degree weather. The water looked even frostier, prompting the obvious question: Are they crazy? "I asked myself that this morning," said Tracy Benton,...

  • 98-year old Eric Bransby will leave trail of murals in Colorado Springs, across the country

    Mural artist Eric Bransby hasn't let anything deter him from his craft. The list of potential disruptions dates back decades: parents who didn't support his artistic interest, being drafted into military service during World War II and an art culture that suddenly changed direction at the start of his career. The 98-year-old artist lives...

  • Retiring El Paso County veterans services chief loves helping clients

    It took 29 years for Jim Tackett to finish his internship with El Paso County's Department of Veteran Services. Tackett, an Army veteran, wound up at the office while he was in college and stuck around to start a career there in 1988. He rose to head the department and watched the number of veterans it cares for annually more than double....

  • Air Force Academy rocket club members learn from failures

    In the space business, even the best plans have the potential to become spectacular failures. Air Force Academy cadets learned that lesson last week as they fired off handmade rockets at Fort Carson. An 8-foot-tall machine named Colossus was supposed to fly as high as 15,000 feet before floating to the ground with a parachute. Colossus,...

  • Calhan Elementary boosts achievement with help from Colorado Turnaround Network

    Linda Slothower was hired to be principal at Calhan Elementary School in August 2013. A few weeks later, she found out the school wasn't doing so well. It had a "priority improvement" rating on the state's accountability system, the second lowest. "That was very concerning," she said. In looking for ways to improve academic achievement, she...

  • Centennial-based health care technology group expanding into Colorado Springs

    Prime Health Collaborative, a Centennial-based group that works to build links between Colorado's technology and health care industries, will meet next month in Colorado Springs to expand those efforts to southern Colorado. Up to 75 health care industry executives, doctors, investors and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the group's first...

  • Human waste taints Animas River near state border

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Elevated levels of bacteria from human waste have been found in the Animas River near the Colorado-New Mexico border. The San Juan Watershed Group says it found the bacteria as part of a two-year study of the Animas and the San Juan rivers. Researchers say the public should be careful while using the river for...

  • Denver International Airport celebrates 20th anniversary

    DENVER — Denver International Airport celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the airport is a growing hub for international air traffic with new nonstop flights to Tokyo and Panama City. Airport officials also said it's time to look to the future of the airport, which is seen as one of the top economic...

  • Man arrested after gunshots, disturbance in Colorado Springs home

    A 29-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday morning after a disturbance, Colorado Springs police said. Jorge Rodriguez was arrested around 4 a.m. after other occupants of a home on the 2600 block of Gilpin Avenue heard gunshots coming from his bedroom, police said. The residence is near south Circle Drive and the Mountain Vista...

  • Boulder waives snow removal fines

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder authorities are temporarily waiving fines and fees for residents who do not clear their public sidewalks because of what they are calling extreme weather conditions. Code enforcement supervisor Jennifer Riley says the city doesn't want people getting hurt trying remove thick ice and snow. According to the...

  • 1 Chipeta Park house destroyed in fire, 1 saved

    David and Serena Soyka saw their Chipeta Park home destroyed by fire within minutes Thursday night, but swift work by firefighters saved the house next door. Soyka told Gazette news partner KKTV-11 that he and his wife were watching television when he saw a puff of smoke coming up the stairs. The couple fled with their pets. The house, at...

  • Colorado Springs K9 apprehends theft, assault suspect

    A man wanted on several felony warrants ignored commands and tried to run through a police line Friday night at the Howard Johnson Lodge, 1231 S. Nevada Ave., but was stopped by a police K9, Colorado Springs police said. Eric Garcia, 23, was treated at a hospital and arrested, police said. He is suspected in at least eight cases of stealing...

  • Kaiser Permanente joins list of insurers for some care at UCCS' Lane Center

    A new insurance company has agreed to cover care offered at the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, but only for a portion of its HealthCircle. Kaiser Permanente clients ages 18 and older will be covered for visits to the center's Primary Care Clinic, the company and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs announced Friday. The...

  • Discomfort comes with leadership, VA undersecretary tells Air Force Academy cadets

    Allison Hickey told an Air Force Academy crowd Friday that her time as a cadet there taught her how to be uncomfortable. And learning that skill, the undersecretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs said, made her the leader she became. Hickey was the recipient of the academy's 2015 Character and Leadership Award and the final speaker of...

  • Snow provides plenty of options near and in Colorado Springs for winter fun

    Pikes Peak region residents have two options for the weekend: stay cozy, warm and voluntarily snowed-in or go outside in search of great winter adventures. The abundance of snow that has graced the region, according to outdoor enthusiasts, has made winter adventures easier to reach than usual. Snow cover makes local sites such as Bear Creek...

  • Waste Management closing public recycling site in Colorado Springs

    Waste Management is closing the public drop-off portion of its Colorado Springs recycling center, citing the cost of cleaning up blowing litter and problems with contaminated items left at the site. The center, at 604 4th St. in a mostly industrial area northeast of Nevada Avenue and Fillmore Street, will close to the public Friday. But the...

  • Sheriff's Office arrests man who allegedly posed as mail carrier to steal identities

    The discovery of a cloned Colorado license plate led El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies to a man they say used a postal worker's uniform to steal mail. Jesse D. Williams was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of unlawful possession with intent, two counts of identity theft and first-degree criminal trespass. The Sheriff's Office says...

  • Homeland Security budget issues could impact Colorado Springs command

    The Homeland Security budget showdown will be felt at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, but won't impact the command's ability to protect America from threats, including terrorism, a spokesman said Friday. Northern Command, formed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to protect American soil and provide Defense Department support in...

  • Colorado's marijuana businesses growing less than they could

    DENVER — Colorado's marijuana industry is producing a lot less than it could, according to a state report released Friday. Although state laws limit how many plants a business can cultivate, the monthly average for medical marijuana businesses last year ranged from a third to about half of what they could have produced, according to the...

  • CU professor claims 'witch hunt' over global warming testimony

    DENVER — A University of Colorado environmental studies professor says he is the target of a congressman's "witch hunt" because he expressed doubt in congressional testimony about whether climate change is making natural disasters worse. Roger Pielke Jr. made his comment this week after Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., asked whether he had any...

  • Bill to address SWAT pranks rejected

    DENVER — A bill to make it easier to catch kids who call in false bomb threats and prank others with phony threats failed Friday in the Colorado Senate. The measure would have modified Colorado's anonymous threat hotline, called Safe2Tell. The hotline was enacted after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings to give students an anonymous way...

  • El Niño may be to blame for all the snow dumping on Colorado Springs

    Note: Click here for an updated list of school, military and other closings/delays Friday.  Click here for flight information at Colorado Springs Airport. Click here for information at Denver International Airport.  Click here for Colorado Springs area traffic cameras   The sun-stealing snow is...

  • Autopsy: Teen killed by Denver police had 4 gunshot wounds

    DENVER — An autopsy shows a 17-year-old girl who was killed by Denver police officers while driving a stolen car suffered four gunshot wounds. In a report released Friday, the Denver medical examiner's office said Jessica Hernandez also had marijuana and a small amount of alcohol in her system during the Jan. 26 shooting that sparked protests...

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