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  • Legacy of the Ludlow Massacre lives on

    On a windswept prairie near Trinidad, nestled in a grove of trees, a little-seen roadside memorial still preserves a place remembered as the "death pit." It's where two women and 11 children suffered fiery deaths during a Colorado National Guard raid on a camp of striking coal miners - fueling a nationwide push for labor reforms even as it...

  • Not yet at the finish line: Memories of the Boston Marathon live on for Colorado Springs-area runners

    The Boston Marathon memories that replay in Kerri Coady's mind never actually took place. - Stopping to stretch when her muscles cramped, popping into a porta potty along the course, perhaps slowing to walk for a bit. - She did none of those things, but if she had, Coady could have crossed the finish line just as bombs exploded, killing...

  • Colorado Springs residents clean, play and celebrate at Earth Day festival

    Whether hiking rocky trails, skiing at snowy elevations or basking in spring sunshine, Coloradans are known for their outdoorsy tendencies. So when a bunch of down-to-earth, mountain-air breathing folks pitch in to clean up a park for an unofficial national environmental holiday, Earth Day, no one bats an eye. Hundreds of Colorado Springs...

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter'

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Sierra Club has branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The environmental organization, in a report titled "Dirty Fuels, Clean Futures," says tar sands and shale...

  • Man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Thornton

    THORNTON — Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Thornton. Officer Matt Barnes says officers were called just before 10 p.m. Thursday on reports that a man lying motionless in the street had just been hit by a vehicle. Investigators determined the victim, whose name and age have not been released,...

  • Mount Everest tragedy reminds Olympic swim coach of bond between climber and Sherpa

    For five decades Don Ingram worked to achieve his childhood dream of attaining Mt. Everest's lofty summit. When he succeeded after a weeks-long trek on May 21, 2013, the Colorado Springs mountaineer owed a debt of gratitude to a guide named Phinjo - one of the native Nepalese Sherpas known worldwide for their guts and know-how. "They're the...

  • Springs-based Young Life expanding into Missouri

    Colorado Springs-based Young Life, a nondenominational Christian ministry, is planning a $21.5 million expansion on land it owns near Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri, with a goal of offering gatherings beyond the traditional summer camps. Young Life representatives said Wednesday that the expansion, called Clearwater Cove, will include...

  • Pikes Peak region YMCA names Boyd Williams president and CEO

    The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has named a new president and CEO. Boyd Williams, who has been with the YMCA for two decades, succeeds Dan Dummermuth who accepted a position with the YMCA of Middle Tennessee in February.Williams will oversee eight YMCA family centers, 15 child care sites, four outdoor aquatic centers, two metro district...

  • Ramblin' Man: Ford Mustang's magic, mystique is America

    The Mustang isn't just a car, it's a culture. It just celebrated its 50th birthday. But for multiple generations of car lovers, male and female, it was the car of a lifetime. And it's proof that 50 is still sexy. I had two Mustangs, both here in Colorado. There was the 1966 mustang, red, factory mags, run by a modest 286 engine. It...

  • Pulitzer-winning series used as tool to lobby for change

    After a combat tour in Iraq, Kris Goldsmith was discharged from the Army in 2007 for attempting suicide. His superiors wrote him up for malingering and not being on a plane to his second combat deployment - a flight he missed because he was locked in an Army hospital psychiatric ward. He was given a general discharge that stripped him of some...

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