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  • School panel rejects ban of 'Ender's Game'

    GRAND JUNCTION — The best-selling novel "Ender's Game" by author Orson Scott Card will still be part of a Mesa County school district language arts program after a special committee convened by the district voted to keep the text in the curriculum over the objections of a parent. The review committee issued its opinion Friday after reading...

  • Pikes Peak region bands march into state competition finals at Falcon Stadium

    The tradition lives on. Local high schools again dominated the 4A division in the Colorado Bandmasters Association state marching band championships. Jerry Pierce, whose daughter is in the Color Guard at Air Academy High School, was excited Saturday, after the eight 4A finalists were announced, but not surprised. Air Academy was on top, for...

  • Denver-bound flight makes emergency landing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A United Express flight has made an emergency landing at a southwest Missouri airport after experiencing a cabin depressurization problem. KSPR-TV (http://bit.ly/1tTPps3) reports that the Denver-bound flight landed after 5 p.m. Friday at Springfield-Branson National Airport. Airport spokesman Kent Boyd says passengers and...

  • Colorado Springs family struggles after crash - but not with forgiveness

    Megiddeh Goldston carefully pulled Raphael Hameed's wheelchair through the front door of his apartment on a warm, sunny fall day. - Then she sat next to Hameed's wife, Heidi, on the couch as Goldston's young son played on the floor with toys that had belonged to the Hameed's son. - The relationship that has developed between Goldston and the...

  • Council members open City Hall to hear from public about City for Champions

    A handful of citizens and council members gathered at City Hall Saturday afternoon to discuss the City for Champions project and collect signatures for a petition effort. Council members Joel Miller and Helen Collins held office hours to hear from and talk to members of the public. Also in attendance was Anita Miller, Joel Miller's wife....

  • Unseasonably warm temperatures continue across Colorado, new records set

    Colorado Springs didn't have a record high temperature on Saturday, but several other Colorado cities did. Alamosa's 75 degree weather tied a record that was set in 1959, the National Weather Service in Pueblo reported. A high temperature of 80 degrees was recorded Saturday afternoon in Denver, which tied a previous record set in 2007,...

  • Speakers: Colorado Springs is not immune from human trafficking, slavery

    Human trafficking and slavery may seem like a far away problem to residents of the Pikes Peak region. The issue is often stigmatized as an international worry or representative of a different age in American history. But arrests by Colorado Springs police this year, including last week, show that the region is neither immune to nor...

  • Congressional District 5 race pits military veteran against long-time politician

    Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs is seeking his fifth term in office, but standing in his way is retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Irv Halter. The race for the 5th Congressional District has been odd, with the incumbent engaging in little active campaigning while his Democratic challenger is on TV with three ads. The race...

  • Trinidad woman arrested after brief chase, crash

    A 41-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly drove away from Colorado State Patrol troopers during a traffic stop and later crashed, the state patrol reported. Shay Santistevan of Trinidad was stopped around 6 p.m., troopers said. When she drove off, troopers pursued her but ended the chase because of the speed Santistevan was...

  • Resident surprises burglar in Colorado Springs home, man arrested

    A 29-year-old man was arrested Friday after he allegedly broke into a person's home, Colorado Springs police said. Russell Scallion entered a home around 8 p.m. on the 6300 block of Village Lane and had a phone and iPOD in his hand when a female resident returned to find Scallion in her bedroom. Police did not provide the age of the female....

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