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  • Must See Must Do: What's happening in the Colorado Springs area this weekend

    FRIDAY-SATURDAY The delicate, artistic Japanese flower arranging known as Ikebana is in the spotlight Friday and Saturday at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. Flower arranging demonstrations, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, are part of the Ikebana International Denver Flower Show "Ikebana & Glass" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in...

  • Former D-20 leader pushing effort for new Colorado Springs charter school

    A former top administrator at The Classical Academy, the only charter school in Academy School District 20, is leading an effort to open a second K-12 charter school in the district. In 2000, Monument resident Merlin Holmes became the first principal of The Classical Academy High School and oversaw its development and programs. Holmes and a...

  • Happy holidays: Downtown Colorado Springs cuts a deal for pop-up retailers

    In the retail world, a pop-up is not a camper but a temporary store - and downtown Colorado Springs officials want more of them for the holidays. To make it happen, the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority and landlords of empty spaces in the city's core are launching a Holiday Pop-Up program that will allow retailers to lease the...

  • New details about Fort Carson soldier accused of burning house

    A Fort Carson soldier arrested on suspicion of burning down his own house Sunday morning had increased his home insurance coverage just days before the blaze, according to an arrest affidavit. Crews responding to the fire at 7568 Chasewood Loop shortly after 1:30 a.m. said they found clear evidence of arson: gasoline and piles of burned...

  • Colorado Springs event puts in a plug for electric vehicles

    To help wean himself off oil, John Duprey leased a Nissan Leaf electric car this week - and the organizers of a tour to promote clean vehicles hope more Coloradans will follow his lead. Duprey's car was one of 19 on display Thursday at the First & Main Town Center on Powers Boulevard as part of a local event to celebrate National Drive...

  • Poll indicates more trouble for Colorado Democrats; Gardner with big edge on Udall

    Another poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday spells trouble for Colorado's Democratic incumbents. The poll puts U.S. Sen. Mark Udall 8 percentage points behind U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican from Yuma who is trying to change congressional chambers in the Nov. 4 election. The poll paints a conflicting picture with other...

  • Colorado Springs house fire displaces nine residents

    Nine people and two dogs escaped from a burning home in northeast Colorado Springs early Thursday. Five adults, two teens and one baby were able to get out of their home on the 8300 block of Vaquero Circle, off Meadowland Boulevard, east of North Academy Boulevard, just as the blaze sparked, battalion Chief Jesse Ortiz said. The fire was...

  • Fort Carson to welcome home about 125 soldiers

    FORT CARSON — About 125 soldiers who have been in Afghanistan since March will be welcomed home during a ceremony at Fort Carson on Friday. The soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division were deployed to southern Afghanistan to train and help Afghan National Security Forces. The soldiers also helped set the...

  • Calhan ending handshake agreement for water usage

    After years of relying on a handshake agreement to govern bulk water usage from ranchers and farmers, the town of Calhan is enacting stricter policies to keep better tabs on water use. In the past, neighboring farmers and ranchers could take water from the town's fire hydrants and pay for it at a later time. The fire hydrants are not metered,...

  • Update: Macyo January trial

    The trial of a teen accused of gunning down a couple amid a botched burglary continued Thursday. Here's the latest: The trial: Macyo Joelle January faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of Fort Carson Staff Sgt. David Dunlap and his 
pregnant wife, Whitney Butler, on Jan. 14, 2013 in their home at 222 Bassett Drive. Though...

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