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3 months 2 weeks ago

Black Forest Names New Fire Chief

The Black Forest Fire Protection District finally hired a new fire chief Wednesday night, after months with the position vacant. The Board elected Bryan Jack, who has 19 years of experience and has spent time with the Forest Service and the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire District as the Battalion Chief. ...

1 year 1 month ago

Black Forest fire investigation clears Chief Harvey

BLACK FOREST, Colo - The Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District released an executive summary Wednesday outlining the findings of an independent investigation into the response to the Black Forest Fire. The investigation was sparked by allegations that Fire Chief Bob Harvey did not properly handle the initial fire response, did...

1 year 10 months ago

Water Battles in El Paso County

Water, or the lack of it, has been a problem for years for residents living in the Cherokee Metropolitan District. It's a small enclave of homes and businesses on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs. Cherokee Metro has a new water source, but it's going to impact neighbors in...

3 years 3 months ago

Starting the month with a Brrrr

December is off to a snowy, blustery start as a winter snow storm continues to ice over roads, cause accidents and even cancel school. Lewis Palmer School District 38 in Mounment had been on a 2 hour delayed start this morning, when at around 9:45 a.m. administrators decided to cancel...

3 years 4 months ago

Come hear the Alpacas Coo

Today and Sunday about a half dozen Alpacas are on display cooing at the Black Forest Community Club in Black Forest at the Alpaca Holiday Extravaganza. Kids, parents and those just curious about the animals are welcome to come and pet them, learn about them and even have the...

3 years 7 months ago

Familiar faces join calf sorting competition

They're the horsemen generally associated with promoting the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo but on Sunday afternoon the Pike Peak Range Riders Association held a charity event to help children in our agricultural communities. A celebrity calf sorting competition was held at the Latigo equestrian center in Black Forest....

3 years 8 months ago

Black Forest Crime Scene

Investigators with the Metro Crime Lab, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, and 4th Judicial District Attorney's office are investigating a deadly deputy-involved shooting at 6480 Coolwell Drive in Black Forest. An EPSO spokesman says deputies were called to a disturbance and shots-fired call just after midnight Tuesday. Deputies searched...

4 years 21 hours ago

Input needed for Black Forest road project

El Paso County Public Services wants to hear from Black Forest area residents regarding a busy intersection -- Black Forest Road and Burgess Road. County Engineer Andre Brackin said, "The purpose of the improvements we are planning is to address traffic safety requirements at this intersection. The number of...

4 years 1 day ago

Explosive devices rendered harmless

The Regional Explosives Unit has disposed of a cache of improvised hand grenades and other pyrotechnic devices. The devices were found in the Black Forest area in storage earlier this week. The owner is deceased. Members of the Explosive Unit removed a total of 26 grenade devices, about...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Colorado Springs sends help to Black Forest

The Colorado Springs Fire Department has sent two brush trucks to Black Forest to help fight a fire burning near Holmes Road and Shoup Road. Brush trucks are equipped to fight fires in open country. The fire has burned one outbuilding and is threatening other structures.

4 years 2 weeks ago

Stolen urn returned

An urn stolen in a burglary in the Black Forest area has finally been returned to the rightful owner. The Mahogany Urn containing the ashes of Terry Herrle, the late wife of Bob Herrle were stolen in a rash of burglaries allegedly by 23 year old Jeremy Farr who reportedly...

4 years 1 month ago

Hodgen construction to begin Monday

A road construction project in El Paso County will temporarily close a section of Hodgen Road beginning Monday. The 1.6 mile stretch of Hodgen between Farrar Road and Black Forest Road will be closed for approximately 5 months for construction. Crews are adding shoulders and installing turn lanes...

4 years 2 months ago

Arrest in Black Forest burglaries

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has recovered some of the items stolen during a rash of robberies in the Black Forest area. Unfortunately, a stolen urn was not among the items. Jeremy Farr was arrested Wednesday afternoon accused in connection with the robberies. Sheriff's Deputies served search warrants...

4 years 6 months ago

Man found after 2-day search

76-year-old Jong Chung was found, unconscious but alive, after nearly two days of searching in El Paso County. Search crews have been combing areas, like Goose Gossage Trail, looking for Chung. He was called in as missing Thursday to Colorado Springs Police after not returning from a noon walk....

4 years 9 months ago

Purely Ponds Tour coming this month

If you took advantage of our cool weekend by working in your backyard, you've probably come up with lots of plans to improve your backyard oasis. If those plans include a pond, a tour of area ponds will give you some inspiration. The Fourth Annual Purely Ponds Parade of...

4 years 10 months ago

MeadowGrass campsites filling up quick

Campsites are filling up quickly for the second annual MeadowGrass Music Festival on Memorial Day weekend. The two day festival takes place at the La Foret resort in Black Forest and features roots, Americana, bluegrass, indie and blues music. Only holders of the all-festival pass are eligible to attend...

4 years 10 months ago

MeadowGrass Music Festival coming up in Black Forest

Grant-Lee Phillips, The Greencards and Great Lake Swimmers will all perform Memorial Day Weekend at the second annual MeadowGrass Music Festival in Black Forest. The two-day Festival features Americana, bluegrass, indie and blues music in the meadow of La Foret Conference and Retreat Center. Other performers include Gregory Alan...

4 years 10 months ago

Dogs think the pool is cool

Many times when we get injured it is hard to get back into shape.  This is especially true for our four-legged friends, but there are new technologies to help get them back to their target weight.  Unfortunately doing this through a vet clinic can be costly.  That is why Paws...

4 years 11 months ago

Lesson in school work and life

For most children, kindergarten is the beginning of a lifetime of learning and at Edith Wolford Elementary in Black Forest, teacher Kelly Morgan knows how to get her young ones started off right. "For me it starts even before they walk in the door," Morgan said. She takes...

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