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  • Red flag warning Wednesday for southeast Colorado

    Gusty winds and dry conditions throughout most of southeastern Colorado prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The weather service said wind gusts up to 35 mph with relative humidity levels below 12 percent could cause extreme fire behavior and rapid growth could be expected with any...

  • Police: Colorado Springs man robbed people he knew at gunpoint

    Police said a man is on the run after he robbed his companions at gunpoint Tuesday night at an apartment complex in east Colorado Springs. An unidentified man and a group of people he knew went to an apartment on the 1400 block of Alvarado Drive, off East Fountain Boulevard, about 10:30 p.m., according to police reports. Once inside the...

  • Rockslide cleared on US Highway 24 near Minturn

    MINTURN — U.S. Highway 24 near Minturn has been reopened after workers cleared a rockslide that brought down more than 150 tons of rock onto the roadway early Tuesday. The rockslide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff and caused significant damage, punching holes in the highway. According to the Vail Daily...

  • Colorado Springs City Council gives green light to private marijuana club

    City Hall chambers erupted with cheers and about 30 supporters hugged and congratulated each other Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council allowed a private downtown club for marijuana smokers to remain open. The city administration had sought to close the club - Studio A64 at the corner of Colorado and Wahsatch avenues - but the...

  • Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best US cities for asthma sufferers

    Breathe easy, Colorado Springs. Dealing with asthma apparently comes easier here than elsewhere in the nation. Colorado Springs ranks as one of the best cities in the country for people suffering from the condition, placing sixth out of the largest 50 cities, according to NerdWallet. Denver came in seventh, leaving Colorado and Texas as the...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper has comfortable lead over Colorado challengers

    DENVER — A new poll shows that Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has a comfortable lead over his potential Republican challengers, backed by support from women and unaffiliated voters. The poll from Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University released Wednesday found that 52 percent of Colorado voters approve of the job Hickenlooper is doing....

  • Side Streets: All-black baseball team 'finally' earns spot in Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame

    Sylvester Smith seemed stunned and asked me to repeat what I said. So I told him again: The Brown Bombers, an all-black team he played on 65 years ago that won back-to-back City Baseball League championships in 1949-50, stunning their all-white opponents, had been elected to the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame. "I'll be damned," the...

  • Trial underway for Colorado Springs murder suspect; man accused in death after Fourth of July brawl

    Opening statements began Tuesday in the murder trial of 22-year-old Damian Martez Evans, accused of gunning down a man during a brawl at a Fourth of July house party in Colorado Springs last year. Christopher Vazquez, 21, was found dead in the early hours of July 5 outside a home on the 4500 block of Jetwing Circle, off East Fountain...

  • Gunnison police seek woman in infant's death

    MONTROSE — Gunnison police are looking for a 39-year-old woman who has been indicted in the death of her 5-month-old son. The Montrose Daily Press reported Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/kl5so7p ) Corrina Denham faces charges of criminally negligent homicide and fatal child abuse in the May 2013 death of Jacob Klein. Police say they don't...

  • Colorado lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement

    DENVER — A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill. The bill continues the efforts that Colorado Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements had been working on, and highlights...

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