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Bennet, Gardner agree health care delay is good thing, but for different reasons

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 - 6:46 PM 0

Colorado's two U.S. senators, Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, both said Tuesday they were glad Senate Republicans decided to delay a vote on legislation...

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Fishing restrictions lifted at Ramah Reservoir in El Paso County

Wed, Jun 28, 2017 - 6:53 PM 0

At a wildlife reservoir in northeastern El Paso County, bad news for fish is good news for fishermen. Water levels at the Ramah Reservoir are so low that...

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Bicyclists tout benefits of trails, lanes on Colorado Springs' Bike to Work Day
Bicyclists tout benefits of trails, lanes on Colorado Springs' Bike to Work Day

By: Seth Bodine - 0 3 hr ago

For some, bicycling to work Wednesday was a once-a-year novelty. For others, it's their daily means of transportation in every season and every type of...

Fire burns home, forces evacuations in southwest Colorado
Fire burns home, forces evacuations in southwest Colorado

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A wildfire in southwestern Colorado has burned at least one home and forced the evacuation of about 140 others, as well as a busy campground.

WATCH: Colorado Springs man proposes to girlfriend in Utah after going the extra '500 miles'
WATCH: Colorado Springs man proposes to girlfriend in Utah after going the extra '500 miles'

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 3 hr ago

The whirlwind journey of a Colorado Springs man who walked "500 miles" to propose to his girlfriend this month matches the couple's fast-paced love...

Colorado Springs police find explosive in apartment complex
Colorado Springs police find explosive in apartment complex

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 4 hr ago

Colorado Springs police found an explosive in an apartment complex near Airport Road and South Murray Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. Officers were...

Colorado Springs police find new rabbit for child, 5, after mother's boyfriend allegedly kills pets
Colorado Springs police find new rabbit for child, 5, after mother's boyfriend allegedly kills pets

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 4 hr ago

Colorado Springs police found a new rabbit for a 5-year-old child whose two pet rabbits were allegedly killed by the boyfriend of the child's mother...

'Dangerous' bear under a death sentence as Colorado Springs woman deals with backlash
'Dangerous' bear under a death sentence as Colorado Springs woman deals with backlash

By: Rachel Riley - 0 4 hr ago

The same bear that snatched ice cream M&M's from a Broadmoor-area resident's freezer on Tuesday surprised another homeowner just a few blocks away....

So-called Waters of the United States rule to be repealed by Trump's EPA
So-called Waters of the United States rule to be repealed by Trump's EPA

By: Peter Marcus - 0 4 hr ago

Members of Colorado's congressional delegation and the Trump administration are taking steps to roll back the federal government's reach over bodies of...

Colorado Springs firefighters union petitioning for collective bargaining over pay
Colorado Springs firefighters union petitioning for collective bargaining over pay

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 5 hr ago

The union representing Colorado Springs firefighters filed a petition with the city last week indicating it intends to seek collective bargaining...

Ex-El Paso County sheriff's trial beginning after two days of jury selection
Ex-El Paso County sheriff's trial beginning after two days of jury selection

By: Lance Benzel - 5 hr ago

Opening statements and testimony in the corruption trial of ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will begin Thursday following two days of jury...

Body found in Great Sand Dunes identified as hiker missing since mid-May
Body found in Great Sand Dunes identified as hiker missing since mid-May

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 5 hr ago

A body found in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve last weekend has been identified as a hiker missing since mid-May, officials said...

Colorado announces largest pot bust since drug was legalized
Colorado announces largest pot bust since drug was legalized

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DENVER — A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen...

10-year-old Peyton girl receives third award for helping save mom's life
10-year-old Peyton girl receives third award for helping save mom's life

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 6 hr ago

The first time Katelyn Clibon was recognized for staying calm in a crisis was when she was 3 years old. Seven years later, the 10-year-old from...

What's legal, what's not with Fourth of July fireworks around Colorado Springs
What's legal, what's not with Fourth of July fireworks around Colorado Springs

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 7 hr ago

The Fourth of July is all about fireworks, but El Paso County residents who aren't careful about what kinds of fireworks they light and where, could...

Full I-25 closure overnight Wednesday in south Colorado Springs
Full I-25 closure overnight Wednesday in south Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 9 hr ago

Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs will be closed overnight Wednesday from South Nevada Avenue to West Bijou Street, according to the Colorado...

Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Colorado: Fireworks, parades and events
Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Colorado: Fireworks, parades and events

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 9 hr ago

Fourth of July fireworks and events scheduled around Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak region and the rest of Colorado.

Two Colorado rafting deaths reported, one on Arkansas River
Two Colorado rafting deaths reported, one on Arkansas River

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DENVER — A man on a private rafting trip in central Colorado has died after falling into the Arkansas River. The Chaffee County sheriff's office says...

Thunderbirds headline September air show over Colorado Springs
Thunderbirds headline September air show over Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 10 hr ago

More than three dozen aircraft including the Air Force Thunderbirds will soar over the Colorado Springs Airport for the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show in...

Traffic blog: East Colorado Springs intersection reopens after rollover crash sends one to hospital
Traffic blog: East Colorado Springs intersection reopens after rollover crash sends one to hospital

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 10 hr ago

The intersection of Marksheffel Road and Fontaine Boulevard is now open after a rollover crash blocked multiple lanes early Tuesday morning. 

Dutch giant Royal Philips to acquire Spectranetics for $2.2 billion
Dutch giant Royal Philips to acquire Spectranetics for $2.2 billion

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 12 hr ago

Dutch health electronics giant Royal Philips announced Wednesday it has agreed to acquire Colorado Springs-based medical device manufacturer...

Colorado man killed after accidentally lighting clothes on fire
Colorado man killed after accidentally lighting clothes on fire

By: - 0 13 hr ago

FORT COLLINS — Investigators say a 66-year-old northern Colorado man whose body was found in a smoke-filled apartment accidentally lit his clothing on...

Man flown to Colorado Springs hospital after shooting
Man flown to Colorado Springs hospital after shooting

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 13 hr ago

Cañon City police and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office are investigating after finding a 46-year-old man with a gunshot wound at St. Thomas More...

WANTED: Sexually violent predator in Colorado, parole escapee
WANTED: Sexually violent predator in Colorado, parole escapee

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COMMERCE CITY - A man classified as a sexually violent predator cut off his ankle monitor and fled parole supervision in Colorado. According to the...

Breakfast and beers for Colorado Springs cyclists who ride to work Wednesday
Breakfast and beers for Colorado Springs cyclists who ride to work Wednesday

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 15 hr ago

Cyclists can claim free breakfast on the way to work Wednesday - and a discount beer on the commute home. Residents are encouraged to participate in...

Live coverage: Day 2 from the Terry Maketa trial
Live coverage: Day 2 from the Terry Maketa trial

By: Lance Benzel - 0 15 hr ago

Lance Benzel will be providing live updates from the second day of the Terry Maketa trial. Check the Twitter feed (at right for desktop users, below on...

Colorado Springs City Council OKs  higher Comcast fees and medical marijuana business fees
Colorado Springs City Council OKs higher Comcast fees and medical marijuana business fees

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 16 hr ago

With reluctant votes by some members and failed amendments by others, the Colorado Springs City Council passed a controversial ordinance Tuesday to...

Forecast: Return to the 80s around Colorado Springs
Forecast: Return to the 80s around Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 16 hr ago

After a hot, dry Wednesday, temperatures are expected to drop alongside chances of thunderstorms, meteorologists say. "Wednesday will be mainly dry...

Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, June 28
Colorado Springs-area events calendar: Wednesday, June 28

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 17 hr ago

Here's a look at a variety of events Saturday around Colorado Springs and beyond:

New cadets arrive Thursday as Air Force Academy basic training begins
New cadets arrive Thursday as Air Force Academy basic training begins

By: Tom Roeder - 0 17 hr ago

The Air Force Academy's class of 2021 will roll in Thursday with more than 1,200 "doolies" to refresh the school's ranks. The freshmen, the vast...

Women protest health-care bill in Colorado Springs moments before Senate delays vote
Women protest health-care bill in Colorado Springs moments before Senate delays vote

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 17 hr ago

About 15 women dressed as handmaids assailed GOP efforts at health care reform as "pure evil" during a protest Tuesday outside Republican U.S. Sen....

2 children among 4 hospitalized in Colorado Springs crash
2 children among 4 hospitalized in Colorado Springs crash

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 17 hr ago

A three-car crash east of the Olympic Training Center sent four people to a hospital Tuesday night, Colorado Springs police said. The crash was...

Maketa trial: 22 potential jurors already decided ex-sheriff was guilty
Maketa trial: 22 potential jurors already decided ex-sheriff was guilty

By: Lance Benzel - 18 hr ago

Twenty-two potential jurors said they had made up their minds: Ex-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is guilty. All were thanked for their service...

Man dies in commercial rafting accident in northern Colorado
Man dies in commercial rafting accident in northern Colorado

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

FORT COLLINS — Authorities say a 64-year-old man died during a commercial rafting trip in northern Colorado. The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports the...

Colorado Springs police arrest attempted murder suspect wanted since May
Colorado Springs police arrest attempted murder suspect wanted since May

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

A man wanted after a May shooting was arrested in Colorado Springs during a search early Tuesday. Freddie Edwards Jr., 37, was found at a home in the...

Colorado Springs police giving Slurpee coupons to help youth 'Chill' this summer
Colorado Springs police giving Slurpee coupons to help youth 'Chill' this summer

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Colorado Springs police will serve "well-deserved" justice to city youth this summer. Slurpee justice, that is. Tuesday, officers started passing out...

Body found in Great Sand Dunes, could be hiker missing since mid-May
Body found in Great Sand Dunes, could be hiker missing since mid-May

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Two hikers found a body over the weekend in the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, officials announced Tuesday. The body was found Sunday...

Suspected hit-and-run driver arrested
Suspected hit-and-run driver arrested

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

The suspected driver in a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian at Murray Boulevard and Galley Road was arrested Monday afternoon in Colorado...

Traffic blog: Planned closure of I-25 near Cimarron Tuesday night
Traffic blog: Planned closure of I-25 near Cimarron Tuesday night

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Colorado State Patrol in Castle Rock and the Colorado Department of Transportation is warning of multiple crashes reported along Interstate 25 Tuesday...

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ALLIES program in D49 providing intervention for children with characteristics of dyslexia

Thu, May 25, 2017 - 9:02 AM 0

Academy for Literacy, Learning and Innovation Excellence (ALLIES) is a school in District 49 that provides intervention and accommodations...

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