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Conductor dies after getting run over by Royal Gorge train

Sun, May 29, 2016 - 3:12 PM 0

CANON CITY— A train that travels along one of the nation's most scenic routes is suspending service while investigators look into the death...

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'Missing file' at play in indictment of former Sheriff Maketa

Sun, May 29, 2016 - 7:30 AM

An El Paso County grand jury offered new support for a claim that helped bring down ex-Sheriff Terry Maketa: That he and subordinates...


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Campers in national forests worried about target shooting
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GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Campers in Montana's national forests are getting skittish as more sportsmen take advantage of rules that allow target shooting,...

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Mom of Colorado's first Vietnam War casualty deals with loss by helping others
By: Tom Roeder - 0 2 hr ago

Three days past his 24th birthday and six days into his first combat tour, Warrant Officer Ralph Allen Dunn's UH-1 Huey helicopter crashed into the...

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Springs Mayor: Day of reckoning coming for city's illegal marijuana growers
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 3 hr ago

Drug raids targeting illegal marijuana grow operations shipping to out-of-state markets have made headlines in Colorado, but Colorado Springs has...

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn has tough road to November ballot
By: Megan Schrader - 0 3 hr ago

HIGHLANDS RANCH -A Democrat political tracker - an opposition party henchman trying to catch political faux pas on camera - crashed a small...

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100 years after its first mass, Springs church continues to create community
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 3 hr ago

For seven-year parishioner Valerie Niemerg, Corpus Christi feels like a family, with the sibling-like relationships to prove it.

The...

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One of Air Force Academy's top graduates to trade cadet uniform for Marine cammies
By: Tom Roeder - 0 15 hr ago

One of this year's top graduates of the Air Force Academy won't fly off into the wild blue yonder after Thursday's graduation rites.

Cadet...

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41st annual Territory Days highlights history, food, fun
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 15 hr ago

Food, music and shopping are among Territory Days' primary attractions.

But as the event hit its 41st year Saturday, some attendees learned...

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Military Update: Senate Basic Allowance for Housing reform would end windfalls of rent sharing
By: - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee, as part of an aggressive campaign to limit military compensation costs, is calling for "substantial reform" of...

Fountain-Fort Carson junior a volunteer hall of famer
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, May 29, 2016

Hall of fame inductees usually aren't teenagers. But David R. Terrell, a junior at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, has racked up enough volunteer...

Colorado Springs area military events starting May 29, 2016
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THROUGH JUNE 18

NORAD Exhibit - Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd.; 488-0880,...

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Springs area seeing a boom in assisted-living development
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Yesterday

If housing construction in the Colorado Springs area is heating up, then the local senior housing market is at its boiling point.

An explosion...

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11-year-old girl dies days after getting hit by SUV
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DENVER — An 11-year-old girl who was hit by an SUV while she was riding her bicycle in suburban Denver has died.

The Denver Post reports...

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Snow, fire, rocks - I-70 closes every 2.4 days west of Denver
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Gregg Rippy spent three hours in a Copper Mountain parking lot waiting for Interstate 70 to reopen during a snowstorm. It was one...

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Abuse allegations and arrest may reveal top-down corruption of the Terry Maketa administration
By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Yesterday

A woman's face and jawline swelled - allegedly from a punch - and her arm showed bruises.

She blamed it on violent beatings at the hands of...

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Trail Ridge Road opens for the season
By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road is open for the first time since October.

The road, known as the highest continuous paved road...

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One dead after apartment fire in Florence
By: Doug Fitzgerald - 0 Yesterday

One person is dead after an apartment fire in Florence early Saturday morning.

There was heavy smoke and visible flames when Florence police...

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Opponents say they'll sue to reverse approval of Colorado Springs land trade
By: Matt Steiner - 0 Yesterday

Save Cheyenne said this week it plans to sue Colorado Springs to prevent city leaders from giving the Strawberry Fields property to The...

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Report: Colorado prison chief's killing was gang hit
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New documents quote Texas law enforcement officials saying what Colorado authorities still will not: the assassination of prisons director Tom...

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Kidnapping, robbery suspect arrested in Colorado Springs home
By: Doug Fitzgerald - 0 Yesterday

A woman wanted in Greeley for kidnapping and aggravated robbery was taken into custody Friday after being found in a Colorado Springs home.

...

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Hope rides on second Save-A-Lot in Colorado Springs helping South Academy turnaround
By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Yesterday

The arrival of discount grocer Save-A-Lot later this year has proved to be just what the doctor ordered to bring the troubled Carefree Center back to...

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Patrols added Memorial Weekend to catch drunken drivers, underage drinkers
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

Memorial Day weekend is here.

And with this occasion comes a reminder: The weekend annually produces the most alcohol-related traffic...

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Fort Carson soldiers release song to honor fallen friends on Memorial Day
By: - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

This Memorial Day weekend, two Fort Carson soliders in Afghanistan are hoping you remember those who have died fighting for our freedom.

1st...

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Frontier plane from DIA makes emergency landing in New Orleans
By: - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

DENVER — A Frontier Airlines plane that left Denver with 227 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing in New Orleans because of a...

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Woman who had heart attack in jail cell had troubled life, documents show
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

A woman who died Thursday after having a heart attack in the El Paso County jail had a troubled and difficult life at times, according to court...

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Man accidentally shoots self while using gas station restroom
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

A man accidentally shot himself Friday evening while using a gas station restroom, Colorado Springs police said.

Randall Reese Jr., 34, was...

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Agency: Measure would put most of state off-limits to wells
By: - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

DENVER — A proposal to require new oil and gas wells to be at least 2,500 feet from homes and schools in Colorado would leave 90 percent of the state...

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Driver runs red light, smashes into Colorado Springs police cruiser
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

No serious injuries were reported after a car ran a red light in northeast Colorado Springs and rammed into a police car Friday afternoon, police...

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Scream scares off would-be thief in Colorado Springs parking lot
By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

An attempted theft was abruptly halted Thursday night - because three people were sitting in the targeted truck.

A woman and her two juvenile...

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Lawsuit seeks to kick Keyser off GOP Senate ballot
By: - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

Three Colorado voters backed by a high-profile Democratic attorney filed a civil lawsuit Friday that seeks to remove Jon Keyser from the Republican...

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Dual-degree teen is among growing number getting free college educations
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 27, 2016

Ian Engebrecht seems to have been born ready for college.

"I was the nerd of my class in middle school," he said.

In high school he...

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