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  • Mercedes fans gather in Colorado Springs to celebrate their love of luxury

    This road rally had no rumbling exhaust, smoking tires or squealing brakes. The drivers even seemed reluctant to show off what they had under the hood. Instead, they oiled their way down the road atop tufts of leather as they took in the Pikes Peak region's scenery to the accompaniment of light music on Sunday. Mercedes-Benz drivers, you...

  • Music program tailored to kids a sweet sound in Colorado Springs

    There's piano or guitar lessons, and then there's Kids' Music Playground. It's like Grandma's broccoli-and-bean bake versus a Happy Meal. Music teacher extraordinaire Cheri Roggow came up with the idea and has been offering it in Colorado Springs for 10 years. The program, for children ages 4-7, goes way beyond plinking and plucking....

  • Balloon Classic gets up close and personal with drivers near I-25

    Some motorists in southern Colorado Springs got an unexpected up-close view of the Colorado Balloon Classic Sunday morning when one of the hot-air craft landed near Interstate 25 and Circle Drive. Officers announced the landing on Twitter, cautioning drivers to avoid balloon-related distractions as they passed through the area. The unexpected...

  • Storm developing over Ute Pass, but it should pass quickly

    Little rain but plenty of wind is expected from a storm system developing over Ute Pass Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued an advisory about the storm at 4:23 p.m. saying it would produce thunder, lightning, a small amount of rain and wind gusts up to 50 mph. The storm was expected to quickly pass over Colorado Springs....

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would be like without the downtown coal-fired plant in five...

  • 3 killed, 2 injured in plane crash north of Denver

    ERIE — Three people were killed and two others were injured when their small plane crashed near an airport north of Denver, authorities said Sunday. The Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 a.m., said Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board. Knudson did not know how badly the...

  • This Week: Mark your calendar

    Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 45th Labor Day Fall Festival on Monday. The festivities kick off with a parade at 10 a.m., and the festival continues until 4 p.m.at John Metcalfe Park. Colorado College's Opening Convocation is at 9 a.m. Monday in Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. The ceremony marks the...

  • Colorado Springs police shoot 'aggressive' dog during disturbance call

    Colorado Springs police shot and wounded a dog Sunday afternoon while investigating a reported disturbance near the intersection of South 8th Street and Cimarron. Just before 12:30 p.m., police approached the back door of a residence to check on the alleged trouble. "While doing so, a large pit bull aggressively and quickly ran from the house...

  • HOMELESS DAY ONE: Reasons for homelessness in Colorado Springs: United Way clients tell their stories

    a fuller picture They're often referred to as "the homeless," a term that paints a monolithic picture of a population whose only shared attribute is the lack of a permanent home. Each person has a unique story about becoming homeless, and Pikes Peak United Way has worked to give them voice in a project called "Shining a Light on...

  • Man shoots self during traffic stop in Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs police say a man who fumbled with a gun during a traffic stop early Sunday accidentally shot himself. Police were pulling over a back Honda near the intersection of 29th Street and West Platte Avenue when officers say they heard the gunfire. "Officer Csikesz observed the driver's side door open and heard a pop that sounded...

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