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  • Colorado Springs may see bus service expand in fall

    More frequent bus service could be on the way for Colorado Springs residents. The majority of a $1.2 million excess for the city's transit devision, due to increased sales tax revenue, savings on operating expenses and extra grant match funds, is being earmarked to expand service on multiple routes for at least three years. As part of the...

  • Enrollment opens for new students in Colorado Springs school district

    Fall enrollment for students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are new to Colorado Springs School District 11 is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. now through July 31, at the district enrollment office, 1033 N. Franklin St., the southeast corner of East San Rafael and North Franklin streets. The enrollment form is available online at...

  • Chilly weather doesn't put a damper on Colorado Springs parade

    Kevin Estrem slipped the clear plastic cover off of his beaver fur cowboy hat in the final moments before the 75th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parade Tuesday evening. He wouldn't need it anymore. The steady rain, which had been a concern to Estrem and the other board of directors throughout the day, diminished to a drizzle just as swarms...

  • Colorado restaurant bans tipping, adds 20 percent service charge

    WHEAT RIDGE - A restaurant in Wheat Ridge says it's instituting a no-tipping policy, but will add a 20 percent service charge to all customer bills to raise pay for staff and provide some benefits. Abrusci’s Italian Restaurant has posted signs on its walls alerting that the change will start July 20. "We were trying to help them, all...

  • Report: Army will cut 40,000 troops; no word on Fort Carson

    With proposed Army troop reductions imminent, officials are awaiting how many - if any - cuts may come to Fort Carson. USA Today reported Tuesday that the Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers - from 490,000 to 450,000 - over the next two years across domestic and foreign posts, with an additional 17,000 civilian employees laid off. "I have not...

  • Denver police continue to investigate case of toddler left after fireworks show

    Denver police continue to investigate the circumstances in which a toddler was left in a stroller in the middle of a downtown park after a holiday fireworks show Friday night. Investigators say no one contacted them searching for the child, whose family was tracked down roughly 24 hours after police began searching for them. "It's still an...

  • El Paso County commissioners vote to end Black Forest code exceptions

    The Board of El Paso County Commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to expire exceptions to land use codes in Black Forest, a decision that will force residents who have been living in RVs and trailers to move out and move on. Following the Black Forest fire in 2013, the commissioners lifted land use codes that prevented property owners from...

  • Cause of death determined for Colorado Springs man found in apartment

    The death of a Colorado Springs man whose body was found in an apartment several days after he died has been ruled natural by the El Paso County Coroner. Oswaldo Nunez, 43, was found June 1 by an El Paso County sheriff's deputy who was serving a warrant. A woman who lived in the apartment was arrested the week before on suspicion of...

  • Memorial service scheduled for Monument man shot while camping in Pike forest

    A memorial service will be held Saturday for a Monument man shot while camping in the Pike National Forest. Glenn Alan Martin, 60, was struck by an apparently errant bullet while camping with his family in the Rainbow Falls area, between Woodland Park and Deckers in Douglas County. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the...

  • Colorado Springs man accepts plea deal in connection with 2013 death investigation

    A 20-year-old Colorado Springs man accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors this week in a 2013 death investigation, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Court records show Stephen Barker pleaded guilty Monday to destroying evidence and thefts of items between $50 to $300 from the home of 26-year-old Jeremiah Mieir, who...

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