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Escape clause considered for sexual assault victims at AFA, other military academies

Sat, Dec 16, 2017 - 10:20 PM 0

The boss at the Air Force Academy must deal with problems surrounding sexual assault without a remedy that commanders at every other military base in the...

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Garden of the Gods 'framed,' sparking controversy

Sat, Dec 16, 2017 - 7:13 PM 0

Randi Hitchcock and her husband were sitting at High Point in Garden of the Gods last week, enjoying the solitude. When she returned Thursday to find a...

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Plan forms to address Colorado's statewide teacher shortages
Plan forms to address Colorado's statewide teacher shortages

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 9 hr ago

As state education officials search for ways to solve Colorado's teacher shortage, simply raising awareness of the problem already seems to be helping,...

Rock climber dies in 60 foot fall in Fremont County
Rock climber dies in 60 foot fall in Fremont County

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A rock climber died Saturday after falling 60 feet in the Banks Hiking Area known as “the Piggy Bank” off Red Canyon Road in Canon City, the...

Long after Olympic breakthrough, Billy Kidd still the king in Steamboat Springs
Long after Olympic breakthrough, Billy Kidd still the king in Steamboat Springs

By: Seth Boster - 0 12 hr ago

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS - On his daily stroll through the ski resort where his statue stands, he stops when he spots a group of little kids with their...

Insights: James O'Keefe's 'journalism' exposes accountability problem in Colorado
Insights: James O'Keefe's 'journalism' exposes accountability problem in Colorado

By: Joey Bunch - 0 13 hr ago

James O'Keefe fancies himself a guerrilla journalist, but the conservative provocateur was stung by his fake news recently trying to sting The...

Wreath laying at AFA cemetery honors the fallen, teaches the young
Wreath laying at AFA cemetery honors the fallen, teaches the young

By: Joe Purtell - 0 13 hr ago

Holding a wreath, Holly Dreder walked down rows of gray stone markers Saturday morning at the Air Force Academy Cemetery looking for one grave....

Christmas giveaway lives on - as family promised Colorado Springs founder
Christmas giveaway lives on - as family promised Colorado Springs founder

By: Liz Forster - 0 13 hr ago

Five-year-old Brylee Fields and his siblings had been asking for bicycles for Christmas for months. Their mom, Shawna, knew her family couldn't...

Second person hit by a train in Colorado Springs in less than a week
Second person hit by a train in Colorado Springs in less than a week

By: Liz Forster - 0 14 hr ago

A 33-year-old woman was hit and killed by a train in southeast Colorado Springs Saturday morning.

Infant reported missing in Arizona found with parents in homeless camp near downtown Colorado Springs
Infant reported missing in Arizona found with parents in homeless camp near downtown Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 14 hr ago

A six-month-old boy who was reported missing in Arizona was found with his parents in a homeless camp near the Martin Drake Power Plant Saturday...

Pueblo robbery and carjacking suspect arrested in Colorado Springs
Pueblo robbery and carjacking suspect arrested in Colorado Springs

By: Liz Forster - 0 17 hr ago

Omar Valdez, a man wanted out of Pueblo for an armed robbery and carjackings, was arrested in Colorado Springs Friday evening.  He is accused of...

Neighbors rescue man from burning vehicle in Colorado Springs RV park
Neighbors rescue man from burning vehicle in Colorado Springs RV park

By: Liz Forster - 0 18 hr ago

A man, although critically injured, is lucky to be alive after neighbors were able to pull him out of his burning RV. Just after 12:30 a.m. Saturday,...

Summit County charities helping struggling resort workers
Summit County charities helping struggling resort workers

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FRISCO — While each season is different, a low-snow Groundhog's Day is playing out in the mountains as we enter yet another December with little...

Firefighters extinguish 2-acre grass fire in Falcon
Firefighters extinguish 2-acre grass fire in Falcon

By: Liz Forster - 0 18 hr ago

Fire crews are working to extinguish a 2-acre grass fire Saturday afternoon in Falcon. The Falcon Fire Department tweeted at 12:40 p.m. that...

El Paso County Sheriff's Office looking for laundromat thief
El Paso County Sheriff's Office looking for laundromat thief

By: Liz Forster - 0 18 hr ago

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of stealing more than $500 from a Security laundromat in November. The man, who is...

Colorado ballot measure would target speed trap fines — and more
Colorado ballot measure would target speed trap fines — and more

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MOUNTAIN VIEW - Nik Loecher likes the police in his small town of 528. "They make us feel safe and protected," he said, as he leaned over the counter...

Recent land-use changes could help Pikes Peak region become a hotbed for tiny homes
Recent land-use changes could help Pikes Peak region become a hotbed for tiny homes

By: Rachel Riley - 0 21 hr ago

El Paso County helped Colorado Springs' title as "the tiny-house capital of America" with a recent land-use policy change, local industry leaders say....

Realtor convicted of theft settles assault claim against El Paso County for $15,000
Realtor convicted of theft settles assault claim against El Paso County for $15,000

By: Rachel Riley - 0 21 hr ago

El Paso County has agreed to a $15,000 payout after a former Colorado Springs real estate broker threatened to sue over an alleged assault in a...

Air Force Academy boss unveils plan to rebuild scandal-ridden sexual assault office
Air Force Academy boss unveils plan to rebuild scandal-ridden sexual assault office

By: Tom Roeder - 0 21 hr ago

The Air Force Academy is rebuilding its scandal-rocked Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office with a special emphasis on preventing future...

Forecast: Chilly, cloudy Sunday follows mild, sunny Saturday in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 21 hr ago

Temperatures are expected to slip below average Sunday after mild, mostly sunny weather Saturday in Colorado Springs, meteorologists say. "Saturday...

Porch pirates continue to plague Colorado Springs
Porch pirates continue to plague Colorado Springs

By: - 0 21 hr ago

You've likely heard about thieves patrolling neighborhoods in southern Colorado, watching for unattended packages just sitting on front doorsteps....

Colorado ski resort sued after fatal fall from chairlift
Colorado ski resort sued after fatal fall from chairlift

By: - 0 23 hr ago

DENVER — The family of a Texas woman who fell to her death from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort as she was riding up with her two young...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, Dec. 16
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Saturday, Dec. 16

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 23 hr ago

Here's a look at what's going on Saturday in the Colorado Springs area:      HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE:     ...

Around Town: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas
Around Town: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas

By: Linda Navarro - 0 23 hr ago

Millennials glittered and sparkled in their holiday best as they partied the night away. It's a tradition, the YOT Club evening. Making it even more...

Two men arrested at Colorado Springs tent camp in early December death
Two men arrested at Colorado Springs tent camp in early December death

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 23 hr ago

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of killing a man whose body was found along Fountain Creek in early December. Kenneth Alexander Palmer, 25,...

Plea deal offered in El Paso County hatchet case; no charges in other crimes
Plea deal offered in El Paso County hatchet case; no charges in other crimes

By: Lance Benzel - 0 23 hr ago

Prosecutors said Friday they are considering a plea deal for a man accused of threatening cyclists with a hatchet on Mount Herman near Monument - but...

Hundreds of UCCS graduates collect diplomas
Hundreds of UCCS graduates collect diplomas

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

About 500 students graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on Friday at the Broadmoor World Arena. Students who completed...

Despite account of fight involving cinder block, death doesn't appear to be suspicions, Colorado Springs police say
Despite account of fight involving cinder block, death doesn't appear to be suspicions, Colorado Springs police say

By: Liz Forster - 0 Yesterday

Despite an eyewitness' account of finding a man dead in her southeast Colorado Springs home the morning after a fight that involved head-butting and a...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, Dec. 17
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Sunday, Dec. 17

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Yesterday

Here's a look at what's going on Sunday in the Colorado Springs area:      HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE:     ...

Video of fatal sheriff's deputy shooting released by Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
Video of fatal sheriff's deputy shooting released by Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has released video footage of a fatal shooting in October that happened outside its headquarters when two deputies...

Colorado Springs high school grad spends gap year aboard Africa hospital ship
Colorado Springs high school grad spends gap year aboard Africa hospital ship

By: Seth Boster - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Senior year was almost finished at Air Academy High School, and Elliana Salter's friends had made their plans. They would go to college or go to work....

Police searching for fugitive in southeast Colorado Springs neighborhood
Police searching for fugitive in southeast Colorado Springs neighborhood

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Officers are searching for a fugitive near the 5000 block of Eldon Drive South, police said about 8 p.m. Friday. "Please stay in your home and keep...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, December 18
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Monday, December 18

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Here's a look at what's going on Monday in the Colorado Springs area:      HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE:      MUSIC

Summit County avalanche rescue dogs train to save lives
Summit County avalanche rescue dogs train to save lives

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Summit County's resorts employ a number of ski patrollers who work to keep people on the slopes safe. Helping out their two-legged companions are the...

Man suspected in attempted murder arrested after hours-long standoff
Man suspected in attempted murder arrested after hours-long standoff

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

A man wanted on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, was arrested after a hourslong standoff at a hotel Thursday night in...

Timely topics at heart of Colorado College production 'Top Girls'
Timely topics at heart of Colorado College production 'Top Girls'

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

By Colorado College Theatre and Dance Department, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado College,...

Procrastinators can still make deadlines for shipping holiday packages
Procrastinators can still make deadlines for shipping holiday packages

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Looking to ship last-minute holiday packages? Then you're going to have to pay for priority or expedited shipping because major carriers' deadlines for...

Legislative committee wants outside expert to deal with Capitol harassment complaints

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

A Colorado legislative committee has voted unanimously to hire an independent human resources professional to handle workplace harassment complaints -...

Sexting investigation launched at a Colorado school
Sexting investigation launched at a Colorado school

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 15, 2017

SALIDA, Colo. - A staff member at a Colorado high school alerted authorities about sexting taking place involving students, prompting an investigation....

Karlan Tucker reviews the latest global pension study from MSCI

Mon, Dec 4, 2017 - 7:37 AM 0

The coming years for pension-plan beneficiaries, as Karlan Tucker reviews the current data, do not paint a very encouraging picture....

Clean, pure water from every faucet

Mon, Nov 27, 2017 - 11:13 AM 0

Clean water is essential to a healthy life. “The industrial grade water we’re using here in Colorado Springs is some of the best in the...

WATCH: AARP Life explores “Age-Friendly” Communities

Fri, Nov 24, 2017 - 8:20 AM 0

AARP is the largest national membership organization in the nation, with 38 million members — 600,000 right here in Colorado. The nonprofit,...

PPAR urges a multiyear reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program

Tue, Nov 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM 0

Flood Insurance is a necessity for many homeowners nationwide, especially in the 22,000 communities where it is required for a mortgage. The...

Vantage Home presents stunning new lots and model homes

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 - 7:55 PM 0

Vantage Homes continues to evolve to meet the needs and desires of home buyers. The builder has a wealth of new floor plans, model homes and...

The Farm: Luxury meets seamless living meets adventure at this magnificent master planned community

Tue, Nov 7, 2017 - 4:18 PM 0

Residents of The Farm – a master planned community in Academy School District 20 – enjoy enchanting views blended into a down-to-earth, quiet...

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