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Manitou's Soda Springs Park Pavilion reopens surrounded by decorative fence

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 - 6:28 AM 0

A public space in the heart of Manitou Springs reopened after more than a year on Thursday, brightened by a community art project that the city's mayor...

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Colorado student testing results: English gains better than in math and science

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 - 11:52 AM 0

Spring student assessment scores released Thursday mark the third year of results from current English and math tests and the fourth year for science and...

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Explosive found by hikers in Woodland Park forces evacuations, closes U.S. 24 for hours
Explosive found by hikers in Woodland Park forces evacuations, closes U.S. 24 for hours

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 5 hr ago

Three Woodland Park streets were evacuated and U.S. 24 was closed for hours Friday while authorities assisted by Fort Carson bomb experts detonated...

Denver-born suspected serial killer hid remains of woman, 3 girls in barrels
Denver-born suspected serial killer hid remains of woman, 3 girls in barrels

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A man born in Denver has become the chief suspect in a series of homicides in which the killer stowed the bodies of three young girls and a woman into...

Colorado’s five busiest search and rescue teams seeing increasing calls for help
Colorado’s five busiest search and rescue teams seeing increasing calls for help

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Colorado’s 61 all-volunteer, nonprofit search-and-rescue teams are the first line of defense protecting the state’s surging population of outdoor...

Colorado Springs porch pirate caught on camera
Colorado Springs porch pirate caught on camera

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 6 hr ago

It's happening again. Criminals on a mission to take your deliveries. This time, a crook was caught on camera in a neighborhood near Palmer Park...

Teen banned from Denver Zoo for life after jumping safety railing to get closer to rhino
Teen banned from Denver Zoo for life after jumping safety railing to get closer to rhino

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A teenager who jumped over a glass railing at the Denver Zoo to snap a closeup of a rhinoceros is banned from the zoo for life. The incident happened...

Eclipse got you 'meh'? You can still make the most of the time
Eclipse got you 'meh'? You can still make the most of the time

By: Stephanie Earls - 0 6 hr ago

In case you missed the heads-ups, the most amazing, awesome, mind-blowing, white-hot cool astronomical event of our lifetimes is making its appearance...

Teen arrested in Colorado Springs home invasion; detectives recover stolen vehicle, guns
Teen arrested in Colorado Springs home invasion; detectives recover stolen vehicle, guns

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 6 hr ago

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Friday afternoon after Motor Vehicle Theft Unit detectives spotted him in a stolen vehicle in southeast Colorado...

Colorado debuts driverless truck to protect road crews
Colorado debuts driverless truck to protect road crews

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado's transportation agency began using a driverless truck on Friday that is designed to protect highway work crews from oncoming...

Man sentenced to 2 years to life for sexually assaulting child
Man sentenced to 2 years to life for sexually assaulting child

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 7 hr ago

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting a child, a felony, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced. Paul Wayne Ion...

Colorado Springs police to monitor Charlottesville rally to ensure it stays peaceful
Colorado Springs police to monitor Charlottesville rally to ensure it stays peaceful

By: Chhun Sun - 0 7 hr ago

Colorado Springs police plan to monitor a rally Sunday protesting the deadly white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend to...

Lesbian couple sue Colorado company for taking away insurance
Lesbian couple sue Colorado company for taking away insurance

By: Joey Bunch - 0 9 hr ago

A lesbian couple in Los Angeles is suing a Colorado mortgage-banking company for taking away their spousal insurance, before employee Judith Dominguez...

Bennet: Trump's spending plan, tax reform, Pentagon boost going nowhere
Bennet: Trump's spending plan, tax reform, Pentagon boost going nowhere

By: Tom Roeder - 0 10 hr ago

Gridlock in Congress could leave the Trump administration heading into its second year with his predecessor's spending plan. Colorado Democratic U.S....

Man killed in two-vehicle crash east of Olympic Training Center identified
Man killed in two-vehicle crash east of Olympic Training Center identified

By: Chhun Sun - 0 10 hr ago

A man who died in a two-vehicle crash east of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs has been identified as James Stelter, 62, the El Paso...

Colorado Springs astronomer realizing a dream: a window on the stars
Colorado Springs astronomer realizing a dream: a window on the stars

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Aug 18, 2017

When Bryan Gibson began taking pictures of astronomical wonders more than 40 years ago, he had a tripod and a film camera. Technology has expanded his...

Law enforcement getting early start on Labor Day DUI crackdown
Law enforcement getting early start on Labor Day DUI crackdown

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 10 hr ago

Law enforcement aren't waiting for Labor Day festivities to start cracking down on drunken drivers. The Heat Is On Labor Day campaign begins Friday...

Ruling on Trump's 'one in, two out' on regulations has stakes in Colorado
Ruling on Trump's 'one in, two out' on regulations has stakes in Colorado

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Colorado lawmakers and environmentalists are anxiously awaiting a federal judge's ruling on President Trump's "one in, two out" policy on regulations....

Citizens Project launches multimedia campaign aimed to spark conversations
Citizens Project launches multimedia campaign aimed to spark conversations

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 11 hr ago

As the Citizens Project launches a campaign in Colorado Springs promoting diversity and equality, many residents already have stepped up to decry hate...

Colorado Springs cybersecurity provider's assets to be auctioned Aug. 31
Colorado Springs cybersecurity provider's assets to be auctioned Aug. 31

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 11 hr ago

A financially troubled Colorado Springs cybersecurity company is one step closer to going out of business, even as it fights to stay alive. The assets...

Traffic backs up for miles near Royal Gorge after suspected drunken drivers passes out at the wheel
Traffic backs up for miles near Royal Gorge after suspected drunken drivers passes out at the wheel

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 11 hr ago

Traffic was backed up for more than three miles in both directions on U.S. 50 Friday morning after a suspected drunken driver passed out in his SUV in...

Eclipse traffic could create year’s biggest traffic jam on Colorado highways, CDOT warns
Eclipse traffic could create year’s biggest traffic jam on Colorado highways, CDOT warns

By: Ernest Luning - 0 11 hr ago

Picture six Denver Broncos games getting out at the same time on the same stretch of road. That’s what traffic generated by Monday’s total eclipse of...

Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday
Pain and kicks join punch and cake at Fort Carson birthday

By: Tom Roeder - 0 12 hr ago

Fort Carson's five-day celebration this week came with candles, cake and pain to celebrate the 4th Infantry Division's 100th. Welcome to Ironhorse...

'American Idol' auditions coming to Denver
'American Idol' auditions coming to Denver

By: Jen Mulson - 0 12 hr ago

Heat up that lemon water and start working those vocal cords. The ABC singing competition "American Idol" will be in Denver on Aug. 26 looking for...

Ride for the Brand Rodeo starts with longhorn cattle drive, finishes with Ned LeDoux concert
Ride for the Brand Rodeo starts with longhorn cattle drive, finishes with Ned LeDoux concert

By: Michelle Karas - 0 13 hr ago

It's not their first rodeo. The Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo has been held in Colorado Springs for more than a decade. It's a chance...

Colorado Springs police officers tell bad jokes for laughs
Colorado Springs police officers tell bad jokes for laughs

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 14 hr ago

A new recruiting tool is showing the lighter side of Colorado Springs policing. For three minutes and seven seconds, officers square off in a "Bad...

Disabled Pueblo man dies weeks after vicious attack with baseball bat, was sticking up for girl
Disabled Pueblo man dies weeks after vicious attack with baseball bat, was sticking up for girl

By: Chhun Sun - 0 15 hr ago

A disabled Pueblo man who was beaten with a bat last month after trying to stop an act of bullying died Wednesday. Now his death is being...

Police: Officer in fatal shooting of Walmart shoplifter identified
Police: Officer in fatal shooting of Walmart shoplifter identified

By: Chhun Sun - 0 16 hr ago

The Colorado Springs police officer who shot and killed a suspected shoplifter was identified Friday as Anthony Voltz, a nine-year veteran officer with...

Saturday's closing of the Manitou Incline will lead to completion of four-year project
Saturday's closing of the Manitou Incline will lead to completion of four-year project

By: - 0 16 hr ago

The beloved Manitou Incline closes Saturday morning - in time for the Pikes Peak Ascent on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday - and will stay closed...

88 Colorado festivals, fairs and rodeos
88 Colorado festivals, fairs and rodeos

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 17 hr ago

Here are a few of our favorites events - hundreds actually - where you'll find fun this summer around Colorado: FESTIVALS - Cortez - Ute Mountain...

Dinosaur Nat'l Monument creek closed due to septic line break

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DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT — A popular fishing spot in Dinosaur National Monument has been closed because of a broken septic line at a fish hatchery....

Auto-pedestrian crash blocks west Colorado Springs intersection
Auto-pedestrian crash blocks west Colorado Springs intersection

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 19 hr ago

One person was taken to the hospital after an auto-pedestrian crash west of downtown Colorado Springs, police said. The crash happened shortly after...

U-Haul buys former Colorado Springs fashion mall
U-Haul buys former Colorado Springs fashion mall

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 19 hr ago

Tiffany Square, built 33 years ago as a shopping mall for high-end fashion retailers, has been sold to U-Haul, which plans an indoor self-storage...

Forecast: Sunny skies, highs in the 80s through weekend in Colorado Springs
Forecast: Sunny skies, highs in the 80s through weekend in Colorado Springs

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 20 hr ago

Temperatures will hit the 80s through the weekend in Colorado Springs, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted highs of...

Colorado Springs' Academy schools main office closed
Colorado Springs' Academy schools main office closed

By: - 0 20 hr ago

The main office at Academy School District 20, including its central registry, is closed because of a power outage. The staff was to report in at 8...

Sheriff: Pueblo West woman killed daughter, 10, before committing suicide
Sheriff: Pueblo West woman killed daughter, 10, before committing suicide

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 22 hr ago

A 42-year-old woman appears to have fatally shot her 10-year-old daughter, two dogs and herself in their Pueblo West home, the Pueblo County Sheriff's...

Colorado Springs resort apologizes for late response, cancels conference planned by white nationalist group VDARE
Colorado Springs resort apologizes for late response, cancels conference planned by white nationalist group VDARE

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 22 hr ago

The Cheyenne Mountain Resort announced Wednesday that it is canceling a three-day conference next April planned by the white nationalist group VDARE....

3 Colorado Springs residents accused of distributing marijuana out of state
3 Colorado Springs residents accused of distributing marijuana out of state

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 22 hr ago

Three Colorado Springs residents, including a soldier, have been arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana out of state....

Unprecedented traffic expected in Colorado as eclipse nears
Unprecedented traffic expected in Colorado as eclipse nears

By: Seth Boster - 0 22 hr ago

Brace for unprecedented traffic this weekend as a monumental event approaches to the north, transportation officials are warning Coloradans. Signs...

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Low-maintenance, single-family and custom home options, paired with beautiful scenery, views and amenities abound at The Farm

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 - 8:49 AM 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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