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  • Colorado Marine killed in crash planned to surprise brother

    FORT COLLINS — A Colorado Marine killed in a crash in Utah last week was on his way home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school. Lance Cpl. Brennan Ching, 20, of Fort Collins, Colorado, died Friday in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 near Salina in central Utah. He was traveling with a fellow Marine, Jesus T. Paredes, from...

  • Police find Colorado Springs siblings who were reported missing

    UPDATE: Siblings Frankie Crespin, 15, and Lana Crespin, 9, were found Wednesday about 10 a.m. and are safe, police Lt. Catherine Buckley confirmed. Police asked for the public's help to find two Colorado Springs children who may have run away from their home Tuesday night. The children were reported missing from a residence on the 5100...

  • Side Streets: Even in island paradise, there's no place like home in Colorado Springs

    No matter how far I roam, it seems I never leave my life as a journalist far behind. And I can't shake Colorado Springs. I don't consider myself a workaholic. I like to unplug, go for a long bike ride, collapse on the couch and veg out in front of "SportsCenter." But when it comes to news, I guess I'm just hardwired to report the stuff I...

  • Humane Society halts cat adoptions in Colorado Springs amid virus outbreak

    The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region halted cat adoptions Wednesday amid concerns that a highly-contagious virus may spread among the shelter's felines. The nonprofit also stopped taking in cats after several were dropped off at the facility with feline panleukopenia virus, a potentially fatal disease that is particularly harmful to...

  • Hosting USA Pro Challenge takes months of planning

    About 2,500 barricades, 200 law enforcement officials and months of planning are going into a cycling race Thursday in Colorado Springs that is predicted to last less than three hours. Ted Ott, president of the Denver-based Colorado Barricade Company, said semis started transporting the barricades needed for the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday. A...

  • Suspected drugs, guns recovered from Colorado Springs motel room after arrest

    A robbery reported from a fast food restaurant in west Colorado Springs turned into a drugs and guns bust for police Tuesday night, police said. About 11:30 p.m., a man reported he was beaten with a baseball bat and robbed at the Sonic Drive-in on the 3500 block of West Colorado Avenue, and told police the robbers had run to the nearby...

  • CC president, students take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    There was a warm moment on the ice Tuesday afternoon at Colorado College's Honnen Ice Arena. Buckets of ice shavings from the Zamboni machine were mixed with water for a presidential water drop. CC President Jill Tiefenthaler was among a group of students who took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for this crippling...

  • Supporters, opponents of Colorado Springs' City for Champions project weigh in

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room. "It's going to be fun," announced Stephannie Finley,...

  • Exclusive: Sheriff's Office fills job of commander on administrative leave with familiar name

    A recent promotion at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office fills a void left when the head of the Patrol Division was put on administrative leave in May after filing an employment complaint against Sheriff Terry Maketa. Former Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Kramer was promoted from lieutenant to commander Aug. 1; the promotion raises the...

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery returning to Colorado Springs

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is making a comeback in Colorado Springs. Three years after all three of the area's Perkins were shuttered by the chain's corporate owners, an Iowa franchisee is remodeling one of the former locations at Platte Avenue and Chelton Road and will reopen the restaurant in mid- to late September. The opening of...

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