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2 years 3 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 5 months ago

Post Office open again

The Post Office on Kittery Dr. in Security-Widefield is open again. A suspicious package with white powder coming out of it caused the Post Office to be evacuated and closed as a precaution. The white powder was found and is being analyzed.

2 years 9 months ago

I-25 to close overnight in Pueblo

The Colorado Department of Transportation will install signs on Interstate 25 over the next week which will result in closures overnight. Overnight Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the southbound lanes will close just north of Eagleridge Boulevard. Traffic will detour onto Elizabeth. On Monday...

2 years 11 months ago

I25 at Northgate now open

Both lanes of I25 near Baptist Rd. exit are now open. They were closed earlier due to a power line that fell across the interstate. Colorado Springs Utilities is working to fix the problem.

3 years 5 days ago

NB I25 closed near County Line Road

We are hearing reports that SB I25 near the El Paso County, Douglas County border is closed due to a serious crash. It's north of the County Line Road. Flight for life has been called, but we are unsure of injuries. No word on NB traffic.

3 years 1 month ago

Many state offices will be closed Monday

Many state government offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Presidents Day. That includes driver's license offices, Parks and Wildlife Service Centers and state administrative offices. All Colorado State Parks will be open but visitor centers will be closed. State Troopers will also be on the job...

3 years 1 month ago

Wright Brother's shop will be demolished

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio building constructed around the first Wright brothers' bicycle shop has been declared a public nuisance and may eventually be demolished, despite a resident's effort to preserve the site. A city planner tells the Dayton Daily News three walls of the bike shop stand inside...

3 years 1 month ago

UPDATE: I-25 ramp reopened at Nevada

Four people were taken to the hospital when the car they were driving in crashed following a high speed chase with police just after midnight Thursday. Colorado Springs Police officers pursued the black sedan north along I-25 when the car suddenly exited at the Nevada/Tejon ramp. At some point the...

3 years 2 months ago

Pools were too costly to keep open

Time is running out to make a splash in the pool at the Colorado Springs Recreation Center in Memorial Park. The center is among three city owned pools that will be closing at the end of the week. Kevin and Tina Dessart own Swim Colorado Inc. which took over...

3 years 3 months ago

Grade schools closed in Monument

Administrators in Lewis Palmer School District 38 have closed all elementary schools today because of the changing weather conditions. All morning and afternoon kindergarten and preschool classes are canceled as well. The district has been under a 2 hour delayed start for the day.

3 years 6 months ago

Platte closure

Remember that today, Sunday, September 18, Platte will be closed between Hancock and Union until 12am. This will also be the case for the next two Saturdays. Crews are replacing water drains along the road. All construction is scheduled to be finished by November. Detours are on place.

3 years 6 months ago

A section of E. Platte Ave. closed today

Work on E. Platte was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 17, but was rescheduled for today, Sunday, September 18. E. Platte is closed from Union Blvd. going eastbound and Handcock Ave. going westbound. Closure runs from 7 a.m. until 12 a.m., as crews are replacing storm drains in that area....

3 years 6 months ago

Hwy 24 closed west of Manitou Springs

US Highway 24 is closed west of Manitou Springs as emergency responders are arriving at the scene of a roll over traffic accident near Waldo Canyon. State Troopers and members of the Manitou Springs Police and Fire Departments are working to assist at least one person in the vehicle which...

3 years 9 months ago

Snow closes Pikes Peak Highway

With as much as four inches of snow falling the summit of Pikes Peak, highway rangers closed the final nine miles of road today out of a concern for driver safety. The Cog Railway is still carrying passengers to top, but many visitors can be found rifling through the clothing...

3 years 9 months ago

Parts of Oklahoma City airport evacuated

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City say they've evacuated parts of the building and canceled some departing flights after a suspicious box was discovered at a baggage claim office. Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney says the box was discovered Friday morning and that...

3 years 10 months ago

Government closes Denver area radiation office

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced on Monday that the Heart Check America office in Denver had closed following an investigation by the department for allegedly running illegal CT scans on patients without a doctors order. Department spokesman Mark Salley said in a news release that...

4 years 1 week ago

Gate at Peterson AFB closed

The west gate to Peterson Air Force Base has been closed because of a propane leak in the fire training center. The leak has been contained, but the gate will be closed temporarily as a precaution until repairs are made. People needing to enter the base should use...

4 years 2 months ago

Snow closes mountain roads

Miserable weather has forced the closure of two mountain roads, including US 285 over Kenosha Pass and US 6 over Loveland Pass. If you're heading to the high country for the weekend, check conditions before you leave. COTRIP

4 years 2 months ago

I-25 finally open in Pueblo

Following an eight-hour closure, all northbound lanes of I-25 have finally reopened in Pueblo. All lanes were blocked at milemarker 104 when three vehicles crashed. Two drivers suffered minor injuries. It took hours to clear the vehicles off the icy roadway and clean up a fuel spill.

4 years 2 months ago

Many government offices closed for MLK Day

Schools, state offices and some businesses are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. State driver's license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment's vital records office, state history museums, Attorney General's Office, Division of Wildlife Service Centers and administrative offices for executive branch departments...

4 years 3 months ago

Work at Lake Pueblo will close 2 campgrounds

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Two campgrounds at Lake Pueblo State Park will close starting next month during work to improve the park's drinking water system. The Juniper Breaks Campground and Northern Plains Campground will close Jan. 3 to all users, including hikers and bicyclists, because of safety concerns. ...

4 years 3 months ago

I-70 to remain closed for hours

I-70 is open eastbound from Silverthorne to the Tunnels. Westbound will be closed until at least 1 a.m.---after a hazmat spill. 50 gallons of a material used to make explosives spilled on the roadway.

4 years 4 months ago

Car crash severs gas line in Colorado Springs

A car crashed into an industrial-sized gas meter at the Timber Apartments on Airport Rd. in Colorado Springs early Thursday morning, severing the gas line. Nearby residents were evacuated for a short time, while Colorado Springs Utilities shut off the gas. The gas has been cleared and residents allowed...

4 years 5 months ago

NB Highway 115 at Titus Rd. reopens

Traffic is again flowing smoothly on Highway 115 at Titus Rd. That's adjacent to Fort Carson and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The Colorado State Patrol reports that a jack-knifed truck had blocked lanes for a time.

4 years 6 months ago

I-25 reopens following semi fire

All southbound lanes of I-25 in Colorado Springs have reopened, but expect backups as volume slowly disperses. The congestion was caused by a semi that caught fire on the shoulder of the road, between Unitah and Bijou. While the semi never blocked traffic, emergency crews shut down the right...

4 years 7 months ago

Constitution Avenue is closed in Colorado Springs

Constitution Avenue in Colorado Springs is closed from Union to Finch because of a washout. Earlier Monday evening, the rains caused parts of the road to crumble, creating several potholes. Colorado Springs Police will keep the road closed in both directions until street crews can make the necessary repairs.

4 years 7 months ago

Heavy rain sets off Colorado rock slides

Heavy rains in southwest Colorado have caused rock slides, closing part of a highway. San Miguel County spokeswoman Jennifer Dinsmore says rocks and debris about 4 feet high slid onto Colorado 145 between Norwood and Telluride Tuesday. No cars were trapped and no one was injured. The slide...

4 years 8 months ago

Roy Rogers auction attracts strong bids

Trigger has a new home -- as do numerous items once owned by Western stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. They were put up for auction yesterday at Christie's in New York, with an auctioneer calling it the "most colorful, emotional and sentimental" sale she's experienced in her 20 years...

4 years 9 months ago

Road work on Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Utilities has a natural gas project underway on Garden of the Gods Road, which is impacting traffic. This week, the turn lane onto Elkton Drive from eastbound Garden of the Gods Road is closed, along with the northernmost through lane on eastbound Garden of the Gods Road,...

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