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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...

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

    Another poll released by Quinnipiac University Thursday spells trouble for Colorado's Democratic incumbents. The poll puts U.S. Sen. Mark Udall eight 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...

  • Colorado Springs house fire displaces nine residents

    Nine people and two dogs escaped from a burning home in northeast Colorado Springs early Thursday morning. 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, battallion Chief Jesse Ortiz said. The fire...

  • Colorado Springs event puts in a plug for electric vehicles

    To help wean himself off oil, John Duprey leased a Nissan Leaf electric car earlier 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...

  • 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 allegedly 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...

  • Denver deputy fired for lying in use of force case

    DENVER — A Denver sheriff's deputy has been fired for lying about another deputy's assault of an inmate. Safety Director Stephanie O'Malley on Thursday announced the dismissal of William Lewis, saying the department will not tolerate deceit. O'Malley says Lewis lied about a July case in which cameras captured another deputy punching and...

  • Suspect in 1999 killing waives extradition

    BILLINGS, Mont. — A Colorado man charged with killing his wife 15 years ago agreed Thursday to return to Montana to face trial amid indications that authorities had long harbored questions about his possible involvement in the case. Brian David Laird, 46, waived extradition during a first court appearance in Fort Collins, Colorado, before...

  • Hunters urged to target bears near Aspen

    ASPEN — Wildlife officials are urging hunters to focus on areas near Aspen where bears have repeatedly raided campsites for food. The Aspen Times reports (http://goo.gl/AstvNi ) state officials considered hiring professional hunters with U.S. Wildlife Services to kill bears that were raiding sites at Crater Lake near the Maroon Bells....

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