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  • BOCC passes resolutions in wake of sheriff's account controversy

    The El Paso County commissioners passed a pair of resolutions Tuesday brought on by uncertainty surrounding a Sheriff's Office bank account that apparently was unnoticed by county auditors for years. The commission made the sheriff's commissary account a part of the county's general fund, and passed a resolution emphasizing that all bank...

  • Victor fire leaves building owner devastated.

    Barbara McMillan is devastated. The owner of the Western Federation of Miners Union Hall in Victor, a town southwest of Colorado Springs, has poured an estimated $400,000 revitalizing the building "from the ground to the top" since she bought it about four years ago. Her determined attempt suffered a hit Saturday after a lightning strike...

  • Mental health court produces first graduate

    Too often, mentally ill defendants find that cracks in the criminal justice system lead straight to jail or prison, Deborah Grohs said. She noticed it as a public defender, and then as a 4th Judicial District Court judge. "The jails became the mental health institutions," Grohs said. But on Tuesday, she handed one such defendant a diploma...

  • U.S. 24 reopened, flash flood warning cancelled

    UPDATE 7:50 p.m.
 Highway 24 has been reopened in both directions according to the Colorado State Patrol. A flash flood warning had closed U.S. 24 from Cave of the Winds to Cascade. The warning was issued for El Paso County, including the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Most of Colorado remains on flood watch from noon Tuesday to Wednesday...

  • Colorado servicemembers part of $92 million court payout

    Colorado is among 13 states that have settled an investigation into improper lending expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for more than 17,800 U.S. military personnel. According to a statement released by the Colorado State Attorney General's office, 740 military members in Colorado will benefit from the decision. "The company...

  • Springs couple searching for their Buddy

    Where in the world is Buddy Myers? The goofy, energetic dog, who loves cheese and his bone-shaped squeaky toy and dresses up for holidays, has disappeared. His family, Alejandra and Tyler Myers are heartbroken. "He's like our son," Tyler said of their 4½-year-old lab and beagle mix with maybe a touch of pit. He disappeared July 19 in...

  • Body found near Monument Creek in Colorado Springs

    A decomposing body was found near the banks of Monument Creek near Goose Gossage Park late Tuesday afternoon, Colorado Springs police said. Police said the body was found inside a tent near the creek, south of Garden of the Gods Road near Mark Dabling Boulevard. A caller reported finding the body around 3:30 p.m. Police said detectives with...

  • Manitou pot store clears final hurdle

    With the final hurdle cleared, Maggie's Farm is set to open the first recreational marijuana store in El Paso County. Maggie's Farm owner Bill Conkling announces late last week that he hoped top open the Manitou Springs marijuana store on Thursday. And the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department gave Conkling and his business the go-ahead...

  • Photos: Get to Know the Police Day

    Hundreds of kids attend the Colorado Springs Police Department's Get to Know the Police Day Tuesday at the Police Operations Center.

  • Colorado Springs man works with police to recover property listed on Craigslist

    Colorado Springs police say a man saw his stolen property listed for sale on Craigslist and set up a meeting with the people he believed had taken his goods The man told police he had two blowers stolen on July 21 in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. On July 28, he called police and told them he was about to meet the alleged thiefs near the...

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