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  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy saving appliances and lights but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million out of the 2015 incentive program to cover ongoing maintenance....

  • East-west route through central Colorado Springs gets consistent speed limit

    There's now a consistent speed limit on Constitution Avenue between Powers Boulevard and Paseo Road. Complaints from neighbors about multiple changes in posted speed limit signs along the stretch prompted city traffic engineer Kathleen Krager to check out the route herself a couple of months ago. "Constitution is one of those areas I get a...

  • Colorado Springs ties previous record for highest temperature

    Exactly 17 years ago, a blizzard was starting to roll through Colorado Springs. But on Friday, it was short-sleeve weather, with temperatures tying for the city's warmest-ever Oct. 24. At 3 p.m., the city was just barely short of breaking its record of 78 degrees set in 2011. The National Weather Service predicted temperatures could rise to...

  • 7 ideas for Colorado adventure on this warm autumn weekend

    It's summer again in southern Colorado - or at least it feels like it. Though autumn began more than a month ago, the weather forecast is promising lots of sun and temperatures approaching 80 degrees Friday through Sunday. Now's the time to mark off whatever is left of the season's bucket list. For those who haven't already planned an...

  • Smoke from house fire on Apache visible from downtown

    Firefighters battled a house fire at 1601 Apache Trail on Friday afternoon. The fire was in the attic and burned through the roof of the house, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Firefighters were in the area when they noticed smoke. They found electical wires alive and sparking on scene. They said the house was not a total...

  • 2 rifles stolen from northern Colorado police cars

    FORT COLLINS — Two Fort Collins police rifles have been stolen from marked vehicles in northeast Fort Collins. The break-ins were discovered Friday morning. Authorities say the department-issued patrol rifles were stored in rifle locks inside the passenger compartments of the cars when they were removed. Police said the cars were locked...

  • Will the ghost of Emma Crawford haunt the Manitou Springs coffin races?

    Parade of coffins and antique hearses, noon Saturday, coffin races will follow parade, along Manitou Avenue; after-
party with food, drinks, music and costume contests, Soda Springs Park, 35 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, free 685-5089, manitousprings.org. Coffin race viewing tips: - Aim to arrive by 11 a.m. for parking and good spots to watch...

  • Beauprez campaign removes reference to slain prisons chief from ad

    DENVER - Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez agreed to remove a reference to the tragic slaying of Tom Clements, former executive director of Colorado's prison system, after Clements' widow sent a letter requesting her husband not be used as a political tool. "While it is a legitimate issue to raise concerns about the administration's...

  • Colorado Springs company lays off 105 workers

    Diamond Wire Material Technologies, a diamond wire cutting business in Colorado Springs, laid off 105 employees - about a third of its workforce - on Friday, the result of one of its prime customers filing for bankruptcy earlier this month. Employment and production at the Diamond Wire operation at 3505 N. Stone Ave. had ramped up to more...

  • Fossil Brewing celebrates grand opening Friday

    The Colorado Springs brewery population gained a new member Friday, with the grand opening of Fossil Brewing Company, 2-10 p.m. at 2845 Ore Mill Road, Unit 1. “Right now, we’re doing seven beer taps and one ginger ale,” said head brewer and co-founder Josh Bye. “We have a blonde, an IPA, a brown and an amber ale … that should hopefully last...

  • Hundreds of marijuana shop ATMs shut down

    Hundreds of ATMs in medical marijuana dispensaries - the lifeblood of businesses otherwise forced to work in cash - were shut down Wednesday, just days after similar machines were unplugged from recreational shops. The machines in Colorado and Washington were connected to a network served by MetaBank in South Dakota, which in January warned...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th Aviation Regiment, documents said. A 263-page Army...

  • Colorado Springs area haunted houses spread seasonal frights

    Fear is subjective: Spiders, clowns, a former storefront full of screaming teenagers. What tingles our nerves, sets our hearts racing and makes our palms damp - a hardwired physiological response meant to alert us to potentially perilous situations - is entirely personal. Thankfully for the many recreational industries supported by this...

  • Crash blocks traffic on bridge over I-25

    A two-vehicle crash involving a semi and a truck is blocking traffic on the eastbound Bijou Street bridge over Interstate 25. Police received the call at 10:38 a.m. and had not yet been dispatched at 11 a.m. Police were unsure if anyone was injured in the crash.

  • Police: Suspects wanted after armed robbery of Colorado Springs computer store

    Two employees of Net Connection were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening. Police responded to the store, at 3858 Maizeland Road, around 8:20 p.m. Employees told police one man pointed a gun at them while a second took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. One of the victim's purses also was stolen. No customers...

  • Colorado Springs could reach record highs Friday, Saturday

    Weather reminiscent of late-August is headed this way for a late-October weekend, according to Branden Borremans, morning meteorologist for KKTV 11 News. Colorado Springs and Pueblo might even break more record highs. Colorado Springs is expected to reach a high of 79 on Friday, breaking a record of 78 set in 2011. Pueblo's high for Friday is...

  • Colorado man ticketed for hitting, killing bear with car

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Police say a 20-year-old man has been ticketed for underage drinking and failing to report an accident after he hit and killed a large black bear with his car in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Today reports (http://bit.ly/1tPJT9V ) the 400- to 500-pound bear was hit Tuesday night, and the man told police about it the...

  • SUV, truck crash shuts down I-25 in Denver

    DENVER — A crash that seriously injured two people has shut down a stretch of northbound Interstate 25 in Denver. Police say two people were injured after an SUV lost control and was hit by a truck near Steele Street on Friday morning. Drivers are being routed off the highway at Colorado Boulevard causing long delays.

  • Speed limit boost coming for portion of I-25

    The speed limit on Interstate 25 between Monument and Colorado Springs will get a boost this weekend as highway expansion work is mostly finished. Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said 75 mph speed limit signs will be posted Saturday, between Woodmen Road and Highway 105. There could be some reduced speed limits on...

  • Prescribed burns scheduled for Teller, Douglas counties today

    A prescribed burn could be coming to Teller and Douglas counties Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a release. Crews are planning to carry out a burn about 9 miles north of Woodland Park on Friday and Saturday, if weather allows. About 550 acres divided in three different segments will be part of the burn, said Barb...

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