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  • Police searching for missing Colorado Springs siblings

    Police are asking for the public's help to find two Colorado Springs children who may have run away from their home Tuesday night. Frankie Crespin, 15, and Lana Crespin, 9, were reported missing from a residence on the 5100 block of Airport Road, west of South Powers Boulevard, about 9 p.m., police said. Frankie Crespin was last seen...

  • Supporters, opponents of Colorado Springs' City for Champions project weigh in

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room. "It's going to be fun," announced Stephannie Finley,...

  • Exclusive: Sheriff's Office fills job of commander on administrative leave with familiar name

    A recent promotion at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office fills a void left when the head of the Patrol Division was put on administrative leave in May after filing an employment complaint against Sheriff Terry Maketa. Former Sheriff's Office spokesman Jeff Kramer was promoted from lieutenant to commander Aug. 1; the promotion raises the...

  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery returning to Colorado Springs

    Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is making a comeback in Colorado Springs. Three years after all three of the area's Perkins were shuttered by the chain's corporate owners, an Iowa franchisee is remodeling one of the former locations at Platte Avenue and Chelton Road and will reopen the restaurant in mid- to late September. The opening of...

  • Hosting USA Pro Challenge takes months of planning

    About 2,500 barricades, 200 law enforcement officials and months of planning are going into a cycling race Thursday in Colorado Springs that is predicted to last less than three hours. Ted Ott, president of the Denver-based Colorado Barricade Company, said semis started transporting the barricades needed for the USA Pro Challenge on Sunday. A...

  • Exclusive: Falcon District 49 to ask voters to support bond, mill levy

    The language is set for a $107.4 million bond issue and a mill levy override for voters in Falcon School District 49. The school board approved two questions in one swoop during a special meeting Monday night, on a 4-1 vote. Members Tammy Harold, David Moore, Marie LaVere-Wright and Kevin Butcher approved the resolution. Chuck Irons cast...

  • Fort Collins OKs 5-cent bag fee despite opposition

    FORT COLLINS — Shoppers in Fort Collins will have to pay 5 cents for every disposable bag they use starting next April. City councilors approved the fee Tuesday night after hearing from many residents who opposed the idea. The Coloradoan (http://noconow.co/1thd96P ) reports that councilors originally considered imposing a 10-cent fee....

  • Will businesses on Colorado Springs bike race route win big?

    With crowds expected to line parts of downtown and west Colorado Springs for the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race this week, businesses can expect to profit. Or maybe not. Business owners in the city's two key urban shopping districts have mixed feelings about the benefits and drawbacks of the race, which comes to Colorado Springs on...

  • Aspen planning 12-hour uphill endurance race

    ASPEN — Aspen Mountain is set to host a new kind of endurance race next month — to see how many times endurance runners can run up the mountain in 12 hours. The race is a quirky successor to the former 24 Hours of Aspen. That was a downhill skiing endurance event canceled in 2004. Instead of competing to complete downhill laps, contestants...

  • Colorado Springs women's chamber honors Janska president

    This is turning out to be a banner year for Jan Erickson. In March, the president of Colorado Springs-based clothing manufacturer Janska LLC was named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. On Tuesday, she received another honor: the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce 2014 Accolades...

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