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2 years 3 months ago

City council wants a raise

COLORADO SPRINGS - Members of the Colorado City Council may ask voters next April for a substantial raise. News 5 obtained a copy of a draft ballot issued that would amend the City Charter to increase the pay of council members by the equivalent of 44 percent of the mayor's...

3 years 6 months ago

Hopping and helping

A local church is hoping to feed the 5,000 with a food drive at their semi-annual block party. Members of the Wilson United Methodist Church on Flying W Ranch Road started collecting food donations Saturday morning in hopes of donating over 5,000 pounds to local pantries. The food drive...

3 years 8 months ago

Sculpture damaged in Pueblo

Someone broke a $5,000 sculpture in downtown Pueblo and left the public to pay the bill. The piece consists of a large concrete medallion with insets shaped like doves. It was on display at the corner of 3rd and Santa Fe near the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and Sangre de...

3 years 9 months ago

Butterflies returning this weekend

More than two dozen hand-painted butterfly statues will be displayed on the streets of downtown Colorado Springs this weekend. Volunteers will be installing the sculptures on Saturday morning. All 31 Butterflies and Friends sculptures have been painted by local artists will be sold at auction in September. Money raised...

4 years 4 months ago

Troopers make $300K marijuana bust

State troopers have arrested a man they say was carrying over $300,000 dollars worth of marijuana in his car. They stopped the 2001 Cadillac CTS at about 10:00 p.m. on Thursday just west of Rock Ford. The driver who is from Northglenn was reportedly speeding and the vehicle's registration had...

4 years 6 months ago

The helpers need some help

It may be warm this time of year, but cold weather isn't far away. So homeless advocates are doing extra work to get ready for the winter, but this year they may be a little short on help. Colorado Springs Police say of the 100 to 150 homeless still...

4 years 10 months ago

Colorado Powerball ticket worth $1 million!

Did you buy a ticket for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing? Someone is holding a ticket purchased in Colorado that's worth a cool $1,000,000. The ticket matches all five numbers, but missed the Powerball. In addition, the ticket holder purchased the Power play option. Drumroll please! Here are the...

5 years 12 hours ago

CDOT employee, 2 others charged with fuel theft

A Colorado Department of Transportation employee and two others face charges of stealing at least $200,000 worth of fuel from the state. Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against 39-year-old Jaime Perez, 42-year-old Fernando Ibarra-Gonzalez and 40-year-old Asuncion Aguirre-Barron. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says Perez used his job as...

5 years 5 days ago

Winning prize ticket tossed with trash

Elizabeth William's story may change the way you look at junk mail. She almost lost $10,000 by throwing away a flyer. Elizabeth recently got a scratch-off promotional flyer from The Car Company in Goshen, Indiana encouraging people to come into the dealership for prizes, and hopefully buy a car....

5 years 2 months ago

New jobless claims rise more than expected: 440,000

The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week as jobs remain scarce amid a sluggish economic recovery. The Labor Department says new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000. Wall Street economists polled by Thomson Reuters expected an increase of only...

5 years 4 months ago

Colorado Powerball ticket wins $200,000

A Colorado ticket came close, but no one matched all six of the numbers drawn to win last night's Powerball jackpot worth $67.7 million. Wednesday's winning numbers were 10-11-14-45-and-51. The Powerball was 17 and the multiplier was 3. A ticket sold in Colorado matched the first five numbers only to...

5 years 5 months ago

Colorado Powerball ticket wins $200,000

Some in Colorado is $200,000 richer today. A Colorado Powerball ticket came close, but no one matched all six of the numbers drawn to win last night's jackpot worth $25 million. Wednesday's winning numbers were 6-16-34-45-and-51. The Powerball was 4 and the multiplier was 2. A ticket sold in Colorado...

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