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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hunters indicted in connection to highway chain that killed motorcyclist

    Two hunters have been indicted on homicide and manslaughter charges after investigators said a motorcyclist ran into a chain the two had allegedly stretched across a highway in southern Colorado while trying to retrieve an elk. Mark Valdez, 47 and Kevin Keener, 43 face multiple felony counts in the October 2013 death of 34-year-old Trever...

  • Plane ordered to remote part of DIA due to threat

    More than 100 passengers on board a Delta Airlines plane will be screened by the FBI after the arriving flight was forced to land in a remote corner of Denver International Airport due to a threatening note. The plane, Flight 1500 arriving from Detroit, had 151 passengers on board. It landed at DIA at about 4:40 p.m. Aaron Baratz, a...

  • Danger at your Doorstep: Disaster statistics

    Here''s a look at fire, flooding by the numbers Black Forest fire - Started June 11, 2013 - Fully contained June 20, 2013 - 14,280 acres burned - 2 deaths (Marc and Robin Herklotz) - 488 homes destroyed - More than 38,000 people evacuated Cost: More than $9.

  • Police find hash oil extractor, 16 pot plants; cite mother of three young children

    The mother of three children was cited Thursday on suspicion of child abuse after Colorado Springs Police said they found an active butane hash oil extractor in the family's apartment, along with about 16 flowering marijuana plants. Detectives also planned to arrest the woman's husband on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana in connection with...

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