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  • FBI Denver: 3 Colorado teenagers stopped on way to join Islamic State

    Three missing Colorado teenagers have been stopped on their way to apparently join Islamic State fighters in the Middle East, the FBI in Denver confirmed on Tuesday afternoon. "FBI Denver Division is aware of the situation and assisted with bringing the individuals back to Denver," said Suzie Payne, a spokeswoman for the FBI. " The juveniles...

  • Frontier offers one-way flights out Denver for as low as $39

    Are you looking for a cheap flight before Thanksgiving? If you book by Thursday, Frontier Airlines might be for you. The airline is offering one-way flights as low as $39 for some flights if you buy your ticket by Thursday and fly out of Denver. Destinations for the one-way flight include Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Bismarck, N.D. and Omaha,...

  • Terminal case: Colorado Springs Airport dealing with challenges 20 years after building's opening

    On Oct. 22, 1994, a few days after a blowout community celebration that lasted nearly 10 hours, a 12-gate passenger terminal opened to great fanfare and high hopes just a few miles south of the old Colorado Springs Airport building near Powers Boulevard. - "The larger terminal will allow the airport to accommodate 2.5 million passengers a year,...

  • Air Force Academy to remain silent on athletic department issues

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came after a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the service's language, be kept secret. Vidal said superintendent Lt. Gen...

  • Both sides of racetrack gambling amendment are paying prominent Colorado Springs men for their support

    The casino-funded groups on opposing sides of a proposed racetrack gambling amendment to Colorado's constitution are paying prominent Colorado Springs men who publicly back the respective campaigns. Patrick Davis, a Colorado Springs-based political consultant who owns a consulting firm, appears in a TV ad that comes out this week saying,...

  • Son sent to prison after Colorado woman festered in filth

    GRAND JUNCTION — A Grand Valley man has been sentenced to five years in prison for neglecting his mother so severely authorities say her life was in danger. Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister on Monday sentenced Keith Rohracker to one year less than the maximum for his actions that allowed his mother to live in filth so great that...

  • The Country Life: Cruelty to animals - Is there a difference between pets and farm animals?

    How do you define cruelty to animals? Colorado statutes offer a detailed definition that includes such actions as torturing, tormenting, needlessly mutilating or depriving an animal of "necessary sustenance." But while it seems pretty black and white, the issue, in reality, involves various shades of gray. Cruelty is, to some extent, in the...

  • Jogger who died after he was hit by SUV in Falcon identified

    The jogger who died after being struck Saturday by an SUV in Falcon has been identified as Michael Copote, 38, of Falcon, the Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday in a release. The State Patrol said Copote was jogging with his back to approaching traffic on the east side of Eastonville Road about 8:15 p.m. when he abruptly turned and ran into...

  • Crash blocking part of I-25 cleared

    A two-car crash on northbound I-25 temporarily blocked all lanes of the highway Tuesday morning as emergency responders worked to clear the scene. The crash, north of Tejon Avenue, was reported at 7:53 a.m., according to Colorado Springs police. The center and right lanes have reopened while the left lane remains blocked. No one was injured...

  • Colorado proposes edible marijuana ban, then retreats

    DENVER — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to a bill ordering edible pot products to be marked, colored or...

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