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  • Side Streets: Raccoon sleepovers and other memories of woman a heart of 60-year water feud in Colorado Springs

    My recent column about the overgrown property on Mesa Road prompted Side Streets readers to respond with fond memories of Elinor "Gigi" Llewellyn, the longtime owner who let the 8.7-acre site rot after the city turned off water in the El Paso Canal nearly 60 years ago. And stick around for an update on the medical marijuana dispensary poised...

  • Colorado Springs parolee drank 'vodka in coffee' before crashing into two cars, police say

    Charles Limbrick allegedly told a Colorado Springs police officer that he drank "vodka in coffee" before he crashed into two vehicles Wednesday morning and seriously injured a driver, according to an arrest affidavit obtained Friday. Limbrick, 41, was on parole at the time of the accident. A life sentence he received for shooting and killing...

  • Man found dead outside burning Colorado Springs house identified

    A man found dead Thursday outside of a Colorado Springs residence was identified by the El Paso County Coroner's Office as 80-year-old Peter Spellman. Spellman was found on the east side of the house at 2414 E. Tahoe Blvd., where Colorado Springs firefighters were responding to a fire. A man who was apparently Spellman called police Thursday...

  • Colorado skiers caught in avalanche escape serious injury

    EAGLE — Three skiers escaped serious injury when they triggered an avalanche near Pitkin Creek on Thursday. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office says one man was trapped and had a broken leg. The man was picked up by a helicopter and flown to an ambulance to be taken to the hospital. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the back...

  • Colorado Springs police: Man accused of burglaries arrested in alley

    A 25-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of multiple vehicle burglaries and for possessing narcotics, Colorado Springs police said. David Manners was confronted by officers around 6:05 p.m. in an alley on the 2200 block of west Colorado Avenue after they believed he fit a description of a wanted person. Police did not say why...

  • UPDATE: Missing 11-year-old girl in metro Denver has been found safe

    Denver police are asking for the public's help in finding an 11-year-old girl missing since Thursday afternoon. Sierra Trujillo was last seen at about 3 p.m.in the vicinity of East Virginia and Monaco Parkway. She was on foot, wearing a red hoodie and blue jeans. She is described as 4-foot-11, 100 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes....

  • Man pleads guilty to recording naked women in tanning beds

    DENVER — A suburban Denver man accused of breaking into tanning booths and secretly recording videos of naked women has pleaded guilty to 20 counts of burglary and 20 counts of invasion of privacy. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1wKqIk2 ) 36-year-old Brandon Hansen, of Lakewood, entered his plea Thursday, and prosecutors say each...

  • Colorado Springs-area suspect surrenders after overnight standoff

    After barricading himself inside a home for almost five hours, authorities say an attempted murder suspect has finally surrendered. SWAT and El Paso County deputies had surrounded the home on Brant Road in Security since Thursday night, trying to persuade the 45-year-old suspect to peacefully turn himself in. "Our midnight unit was called...

  • Complaint: Councilwoman Helen Collins 'appears' to have violated city's ethics code

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins, already the target of a recall election, is now facing an ethics complaint that alleges she participated in a real estate deal with tax-limitation author and convicted felon Douglas Bruce, which helped him avoid payment of a nearly $7,600 court judgment he owes the city. The complaint, brought...

  • Future of busy, dangerous Colorado Springs intersection debated at meeting

    About four dozen city and elected officials, residents and other Colorado Springs stakeholders gathered Thursday to discuss future plans for the Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard intersection project. The area has accessibility and congestion issues, said Todd Frisbie, project manager for the engineering firm working with the city....

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