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  • 2 flu hospitalizations confirmed in El Paso County

    Flu season is officially upon us. Two people were recently hospitalized with flu symptoms, according to a news release from El Paso County Public Health, marking the first two cases of flu causing hospitalization in the county this season. The health department recorded 212 flu-related hospitalizations during the 2013-2014 flu season, and...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant celebrating Thanksgiving by serving up free meals

    No family or friends to share Thanksgiving with, or can't afford to make a holiday dinner? The north location of Amanda's Fonda is preparing to fill in as a surrogate this year. Normally closed on Thanksgiving, Amanda's Fonda at 8050 N. Academy Blvd., will open its doors from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, to anyone who wants to stop by for a...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan in April 2013. He is part of what was dubbed "the freshman six" - all City Council newcomers who...

  • More than 6,000 people covered under Colorado health exchange

    Most of the people enrolling in health insurance plans through Colorado's exchange either chose to renew or pick different plans for 2015, exchange officials said Monday. Connect for Health Colorado tallied 6,144 people covered under health and dental plans purchased from Nov. 15 through Saturday - the first week of a three-month period where...

  • Mother of slain UCCS student offers reward for information about killer

    Some mornings, Pam Lively wakes up to lovely, peaceful memories of her daughter. Other days, it's violent images of the way in which Angelina Sicola was slain last year in her apartment. "Every morning when I wake up, I think of her," Lively said on Monday. The grief will never go away, she said, but it would help her family to have the...

  • List: Colorado Springs area holiday events

    Events are added daily. For more events, go to coloradosprings.com. Looking for craft fairs? Head to Page 11. MUSIC "Songs of the Seasons" - Through December, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. For a list of performances, go to chapelhills mall.com. Michael Martin Murphey - Cowboy Christmas - 8 p.m. Friday, Stargazers Theatre and...

  • Colorado Springs police: Armed robbery overnight at Mexican restaurant

    Colorado Springs police are looking for a man after an alleged armed robbery early Monday morning at a local restaurant. Police say a man walked into the Albertacos restaurant at 4494 Austin Bluffs Parkway at about 4:30 a.m., pointed a gun at another man and demanded cash. Police were not able to locate a suspect who fled with cash. No one...

  • Colorado track closure forces detour for Amtrak's California Zephyr

    A temporary railroad track closure west of Granby, caused by a rock slide, is forcing Amtrak's California Zephyr to detour around seven stops between Denver and Salt Lake City. The closure, which began just after midnight on Sunday, is on track owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. The rock slide was located when a Union Pacific train with 69...

  • 1 dead, 2 injured in northern Colorado I-25 crash

    FORT COLLINS — One person is dead and two others are injured after a crash that shut down Interstate 25 near Fort Collins Sunday night. The Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/11QpGot) reports that a sedan headed north crossed the median, clipped an SUV and then was hit by a tractor-trailer near the Anheuser Busch plant. That stretch of highway...

  • This week: Events and meetings around Colorado Springs

    Here are some of the top public meetings and events this week around the Colorado Springs area: - A public meeting to discuss parking near Ivywild School is set for Monday. The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ivywild, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., and will focus on two potential options to increase parking on Cascade Avenue between Cheyenne...

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