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  • Storm strikes but doesn’t live up to expectations; rain expected through midweek

    Storm clouds that threatened the Waldo Canyon burn scar Sunday didn't live up to expectations of heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding, but meteorologists predicted Pikes Peak region residents will see continued rounds of storms and weather advisories through the middle of the week. "There's so much moisture present here and we will see...

  • 56th annual rocket event encourages science, engineering interests

    Some people loved rockets when they were children. Others picked up the hobby as adults, sharing the fun with their own kids. For Dr. Warren B. Layfield, rocketry has been a lifelong passion that was strengthened after working as an engineer with NASA for a decade. About 300 amateur rocket builders and designers from around the country...

  • Harrison teacher institute gives newcomers a jump on coming school year

    The anteater died. This elicited a groan from the summer school student pretending to be the long-snouted mammal. The ant, however, smiled. Christopher Morroww, a new science teacher in Harrison School District 2, was demonstrating how the food chain changes and effects the ecosystem. But it wasn't only the science students learning in...

  • Two Wahl siblings complete English Channel swim, but trio misses out on history

    The Wahl siblings will have to wait to make history. Devin, Dustin and Danielle Wahl set out Sunday morning to become the first three siblings to swim the English Channel, but only two of made it across the 21-mile stretch of water. Danielle, who swam the channel in 2013,and Devin completed the swim Sunday. Dustin experienced "extreme...

  • Bear swipes at, injures off-duty sheriff's deputy in Aspen alley

    ASPEN — Aspen police say a woman suffered minor injuries after a bear swiped at her as she walked in a downtown alley. The bear injured her abdomen and leg in the attack early Sunday morning. Police say the woman was treated and released. She was identified by the Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/1oxDpYH ) as off-duty Pitkin County sheriff's...

  • Northern Command chief talks disaster response, missile defense at Aspen Security Forum

    ASPEN - Chaos in the Middle East means an increased threat of terrorist attacks on American soil, U.S. Northern Command chief Gen. Chuck Jacoby told a crowd Saturday. Jacoby covered a range of issues during his talk at the Aspen Security Forum, from military response to natural disasters to the effectiveness of America's missile defense...

  • 2014 has been record-tying, deadly year on Colorado waterways

    A grim trend that began in late May and surged through June has continued this month on Colorado's rivers. Another rafter died Thursday after the vessel that a 57-year-old Texas woman was riding became lodged in a suck hole and capsized, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said. Mary Johnson, who was on a rafting expedition on the Arkansas...

  • Crews battle new wildfire in northwestern Colorado

    CRAIG — Firefighters in northwestern Colorado are battling a new wildfire — a 300-acre blaze near Elk Springs. The Elk Springs Fire started Saturday in windy conditions. It's burning near a ranch as well as oil and gas facilities and power lines. Recent lightning strikes started other fires but it's not clear yet how this one started....

  • TGI Fridays closes its doors in Colorado Springs

    TGI Fridays in Colorado Springs has closed its doors, according to a sign on the restaurant’s door. The sign read: In here, the party’s over. This Fridays location has closed. Thanksf or your past patronage and ‘cheers’ to the good times we’ve had together. Please check Fridays.com for other restaurant locations in nearby cities....

  • 2 injured in private plane crash at airport in Pueblo

    Firefighters responded to a small plane crash Sunday morning at the airport in Pueblo, according to the Pueblo Fire Department. The department reported a private plane with two passengers crashed around 9:30 a.m. Injuries were minimal, according to the department’s twitter account. The department is investigating the crash.

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