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1 year 10 months ago

Debate grows over renewable energy bill

CALHAN - A strong effort is underway to sway governor John Hickenlooper into either signing or vetoing a new renewable energy bill. Senate Bill 13-252 mandates rural electric cooperatives produce at least 20 percent of their electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources by the year 2020. Previous...

1 year 11 months ago

Farmers urge veto on renewable hike

CALHAN - Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are pressuring Governor John Hickenlooper to veto a renewable energy bill that doubles portfolio standards for rural electric co-operatives. Senate Bill 13-252 would mandate the co-ops get at least 20 percent of the electricity from solar, wind and other renewable power sources...

2 years 4 months ago

Blizzard closes highways, freezes gas pumps

CALHAN - It's the kind of storm that makes driving even short distances a challenge. Gusting winds and blowing snow on the eastern planes created whiteout conditions Wednesday afternoon, making travel dangerous enough that the Colorado Department of Transportation Closed Highway 24 east of Calhan and CO Hwy 94 east...

2 years 4 months ago

Calhan man sentenced to 22 years

COLORADO SPRINGS - A Calhan man who was convicted of being the trigger man in shooting death last October was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison. Mark Manyik, 55, was found guilty of second degree murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence in connection with the slaying of Robert...

3 years 5 months ago

Two arrested in Calhan shooting

Two Calhan residents are behind bars facing first degree murder a conspiracy to commit murder charges for what investigators say is a love triangle that turned deadly. It began with a bizarre shooting Saturday night in Calhan that left 55 year old Robert Miles dead. Originally the call came in...

3 years 8 months ago

County fair begins

The 106th El Paso County Fair is underway in Calhan. The popular auto racing and demolition derby events are back this year accompanied by a ranch rodeo, talent contest and Xtreme truck racing. Fair Queen Amanda Summers stopped by the New First 5 studios on Saturday morning to talk...

4 years 5 months ago

Calhan Highway open after repaving

Eight miles of the Calhan Highway in eastern El Paso County between Judge Orr Road and Highway 94 has just been repaved. The project cost $1.8 million and was paid for by Pikes Peak Regional Transportation funds as well as money from El Paso County. "It looks and drives...

4 years 7 months ago

New clue in deadly Calhan plane crash

A federal investigator says the propellers weren't working when a twin-engine Cessna crashed near Calhan Monday, killing both men aboard. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the Cessna 310 has been moved to a hangar in Greeley where the engines will be examined closely. Authorities say...

4 years 7 months ago

Calhan plane crash victims identified

The two men killed in a small plane crash in eastern El Paso County Monday have been identified. William Boecking, 76, and Daniel Saunders, 60, died when their Cessna slammed straight into the ground. The plane crashed in a field at 30103 Washington Road in Calhan. The El Paso...

4 years 8 months ago

Rollover near Calhan

The Colorado State Patrol reports a one vehicle accident on Funk Road near Calhan. This is a rollover accident which did injure one person. That person was flown to a Denver hospital. The accident did not affect traffic on Highway 24.

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