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  • Turkey Bowl benefits Marian House Soup Kitchen

    A handful of Colorado Springs residents braved the snow and cold in Acacia Park on Sunday to engage in the most seasonal of sports - ice bowling with Cornish hens. While the hens don't exactly scream "Thanksgiving," the frozen birds are far easier to send hurtling across the ice than a more traditional turkey. Hence, Sunday's Turkey Bowl was...

  • Don't get charged up (literally) by phone call scam

    Be ready: A new batch of bogus phone calls is now going out, claiming to be from MasterCard. Don't buy it. Mary from Colorado Springs told me that she and her husband both received such a call on their cellphones. She was immediately suspicious because she's never given MasterCard their cell numbers. Mary says a computerized voice told them...

  • Pedestrian cited after being hit by car on North Academy

    A 27-year-old man was ticketed early Sunday after he was hit by a car while dashing across a North Academy Boulevard intersection against the traffic light, Colorado Springs Police said. Around 12:45 a.m., the man crossed the intersection of North Academy and Village Road South and was hit by a car; he was taken to a local hospital to be...

  • Colorado Springs street crews on full call-out as snow falls

    Colorado Springs snowplows were out in full force on Sunday evening and police went on accident alert status as steady snow continued to fall over the city. Around 30 trucks were out on the streets of Colorado Springs, starting work on major thoroughfares like Academy Boulevard and Nevada Avenue, said Jack Ladley, the city's snow manager for...

  • Colorado woman selected as Rhodes scholar

    DENVER — A woman from Greenwood Village has been selected to be a 2015 Rhodes scholar. Emily Witt is now a senior at Stanford University where she majors in human biology and is working on a minor in psychology. The scholarships announced Sunday provide all expenses for two or three years of study at Oxford University in England. Witt did...

  • Human remains in Larimer County identified

    FORT COLLINS — The Larimer County Coroner's Office has identified human remains found in Livermore as 28-year-old Andrea Bartmess. Bartmess was from the Denver area, but was living in the Fort Collins area. Authorities say the cause of death is pending. According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan (http://tinyurl.com/ojlpzah ),...

  • Cancer-stricken Colorado Springs killer Jennifer Reali denied parole

    The Colorado Board of Parole has denied a convicted murderer's request to be released because she has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Jennifer Reali was convicted of killing her lover's wife in Colorado Springs in 1990. She is now in a Lakewood halfway house. According to KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/ppsfz8f ), the board took...

  • 1 dead, 2 hurt in Denver bar shooting

    DENVER — One person is dead and at least two people are hurt after a shooting in a Denver bar. The shooting happened early Sunday at a bar called The Beach. Police tweeted that the other victims had non-life threatening injuries. There were no details on suspects.

  • Super Ditch in Colorado tries new water deal

    PUEBLO — The Arkansas Valley Super Ditch is trying to find water after previously coming up dry. Advocates are proposing to lease up to 500 acre-feet of water from the Catlin Canal to Fountain, Security and Fowler under new state legislation. Under the plan, Fowler would get about half of the water. According to the Pueblo Chieftain...

  • Fire destroys homes in west Vail

    VAIL — A fire in west Vail has forced residents from 11 homes. The fire on Saturday engulfed three single-story homes and caused extensive damage to adjacent homes. Interim Vail fire chief Steve Pischke says four of 11 units suffered extensive damage and the building will be condemned and torn down. According to the Vail Daily...

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