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  • Winter homeless shelters get permits to open in Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs city planners approved permits Wednesday for two winter homeless shelters, clearing the way for each facility to operate every night from Nov. 1 through April 15, the head of the city's housing division said. The permits, approved by the city's Downtown Review Board, mean that a 50-bed winter shelter at the Springs Rescue...

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign deployment of Canadian troops who work alongside American forces...

  • Vandalism investigated at 10 national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park

    The National Park Service says it is investigating reports of vandalism in at least 10 national parks in Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon and Utah. "While we can’t discuss details of a case under investigation, we take the issue of vandalism seriously," the park service said in a press release. "National parks exist to preserve and...

  • Side Streets: Readers add to list of Colorado Springs standouts

    Who knew so many famous people once lived in the Pikes Peak region? Clearly not me, judging by the flow of emails and calls from readers nominating more names for the list I began compiling a couple of weeks ago. While I didn't learn of any more scandalous singers, I did learn more about Ruth Etting, the Depression-era singer who lived the...

  • Largest Colorado Springs health care practice sold

    Denver-based kidney care giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced Wednesday it has acquire Colorado Springs Health Partners, the largest health care practice in Colorado Springs. Terms of the deal, which is expected to be completed by year's end, were not disclosed. DaVita acquired HealthCare Partners, the nation's largest physician...

  • 5 things about Thursday's partial solar eclipse

    What's happening? - A partial solar eclipse - when the moon comes between the sun and the earth but they don't align perfectly so the moon only partially covers the sun's sphere - happens Thursday afternoon. What will it look like? - It will look like the moon has taken a bite out of the sun. When can we see it in the Pikes Peak region?...

  • Colorado Springs teen sentenced for killings of Fort Carson soldier and pregnant wife

    A judge sentenced Macyo Joelle January to back-to-back life sentences Wednesday, each with the possibility of parole after 40 years, in the 2013 killings of a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife. Calling the case "heartbreaking," 4th Judicial District Court Judge Deborah Grohs also ruled that January, who was charged as an adult despite...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park proposes fee increase

    FORT COLLINS — Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public feedback on a proposal to increase the cost of entrance passes and camping fees. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1vKvfzG ) the park wants to add a $20 single-day pass to its existing options of entrance passes. Most visitors' least-expensive option now is to...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final approval from the Colorado Department of Transportation, said...

  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    DENVER — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't be located for comment. School officials say a fire erupted...

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