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2 years 2 months ago

Boulder looking for hybrid vehicles

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Residents in Boulder appear to have some kind of drive to buy hybrid vehicles. The Daily Camera reports statistics from the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office show 4.8 percent of all vehicles registered in the city of Boulder are hybrids. National statistics are...

2 years 8 months ago

Arson suspected in Pueblo vehicle fire

Arson investigators and detectives with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office suspect a car fire that burned three vehicles Sunday morning was intentionally started. The blaze apparently began around 9:30 a.m. inside a Cadillac Escalade that was parked at the northwest corner of the intersection of N. Pueblo Boulevard and 11th...

3 years 2 months ago

Egypt conflict affecting oil prices

Any trip to the pump lately likely hasn't been cheap. Oil prices are once again going up. "The market showed that it went up substantially on Friday, about $3.70 a barrel." explains Harlan Ochs, President of Acorn Petroleum in Colorado Springs. Part of that rise can be attributed to...

3 years 6 months ago

Cars burned at CSU-Pueblo

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding the person responsible for burning several cars at CSU-Pueblo on Sunday, October 3. One vehicle was destroyed and three others sustained damage. It happened between 4 and 5 a.m. on October 3 in one of the university parking...

3 years 6 months ago

Deadly storm rips through New York City

The National Weather Service is dispatching investigators to New York City to determine whether a tornado touched down during a fierce storm that tore through the city and left one person dead. Thursday's storm toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands. It also...

3 years 7 months ago

Former Colorado Mormon bishop sent to prison

A former stockbroker accused of running a $21 million Ponzi scheme from his suburban Denver home for 15 years has been sentenced to 12½ years in federal prison. Victims packed the courtroom Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger sentenced Shawn Merriman. He had pleaded guilty to defrauding at...

3 years 7 months ago

Toyota recalls Corollas, Matrixes

Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall. Toyota said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model years. Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to the problem. Federal...

3 years 7 months ago

BP logos removed from company cars in Colorado

The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas says employees have noticed...

3 years 8 months ago

Toyota hit with another vehicle recall

Toyota is recalling 412,000 passenger cars, mostly the Avalon model, in the U.S. for steering problems in which three accidents have been reported, the automaker said Thursday. The 373,000 Avalons being recalled range from the 2000 model year through to 2004 and have improper casting of the steering lock...

3 years 9 months ago

Alleged 'Barefoot Bandit' to face Bahamas judge

A resourceful teenage fugitive who police have called the "Barefoot Bandit" is expected to make his first court appearance today in the Bahamas. Police say Colton Harris-Moore faces a "litany" of charges, including suspicion of illegal weapons possession stemming from the week he spent in the Bahamas trying to...

3 years 9 months ago

Street Rods - with a twist

The Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals are back in Pueblo this weekend, and thanks to a rule change, the event is growing. Up until last year the customized cars had to be manufactured in 1949 or before. This year they've added another three decades. So while most cars are...

3 years 10 months ago

End of the road for Ford's Mercury vehicles

It's been predicted for years, now Ford confirms it is killing off its Mercury division. The Mercury brand has survived for 72-years. During a conference call to dealers, Ford executives said that winding down Mercury will allow the automaker to focus more attention on its mainstream Ford vehicles and especially...

3 years 10 months ago

GM: May sales rose 10 percent

General Motors Co. says its May sales rose 17 percent on strong new product sales and a big government fleet contract. The improvement came over a dismal May of last year as GM was heading into bankruptcy protection. GM says sales from its four brands - Chevrolet, Buick, GMC...

3 years 10 months ago

Insurers bracing for Colorado storm claims

Colorado residents and insurance companies are just starting to assess the damage from Wednesday's blast of tornados and thunderstorms, but the bill likely will be big. Carole Walker of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association said Thursday that the larger insurance companies expect the damages to run into the...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Denver discusses replacing buses with streetcars

Denver city officials are studying the possibility of replacing bus lines on Colfax Avenue with streetcars within the next 10 years. Department of Public Works officials say the streetcars could reduce congestion because they can carry twice the number of passengers as some buses. City Council President Jeanne Robb says...

4 years 1 month ago

Toyota's US president apologizes for failures

The president of Toyota's U.S. operations is apologizing for the company's slow handling of sudden acceleration problems in its vehicles. James Lentz says Toyota took too long to confront the issue. He says Toyota had poor communications within the company, with government regulators and with its customers. Lentz's written apology...

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