May 7, 2013 3:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - A marijuana driving limit in Colorado is headed to the governor's desk - on the measure's sixth try through the Legislature. The state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill to say juries can assume someone is impaired by marijuana if their blood contains more than... more »
May 1, 2013 3:55 PM
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two small wildfires in California's wine country this week could be a harbinger of a nasty summer fire season across the West. Officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday a dry winter and predicted warming trend mean the potential for significant fire activity will... more »
April 27, 2013 12:07 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - About 300 teenagers are expected to gather in Aurora for a free, private screening of the movie "42" as part of a Major League Baseball youth outreach program. The Colorado Rockies and MLB will host teens from the Denver Metro and Aurora RBI teams (Reviving Baseball... more »
April 25, 2013 4:29 PM
DENVER (AP) - Medical pot shops will get a head start when Colorado opens recreational pot sales next year. And marijuana felons will be allowed to work in the industry after five years. That's according to a measure adopted Thursday in a state House committee. Lawmakers will give current medical... more »
April 25, 2013 4:26 PM
DENVER (AP) - Medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but employers in the state can lawfully fire workers who test positive for the drug, even if it was used off duty, according to a court ruling Thursday. The Colorado Court of Appeals decision found there is no... more »
April 20, 2013 12:25 PM
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials say some of Colorado's black bears have begun to emerge from their dens after a long winter's nap. U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist Ashley Nettles tells The Summit Daily News that mountain residents need to be cautious because "what we forget sometimes is that... more »
April 16, 2013 5:25 PM
DENVER (AP) - Democrats who came to Denver hoping for a new era of oil and gas oversight this year are having to settle for partial victories taking on the state's most powerful industry. The state Senate planned to vote Tuesday evening on a bill to study how gas and... more »
April 13, 2013 2:04 PM
BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - A judge has set a May 13 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman at a vehicle repair shop in Broomfield. The Broomfield Enterprise reports District Judge Patrick Murphy decided Friday to call 75 potential jurors, saying the large pool is needed... more »
April 12, 2013 9:18 PM
Is the Department of Corrections doing enough to combat criminal activity violence both inside and outside the prison system?
That's the question many are asking following Evan Ebel's early release. He's the prime suspect in the shooting death of DOC Director Tom Clements and a member of the white... more »
April 6, 2013 12:18 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 38-year-old paraglider is recovering after crashing near Erie Municipal Airport east of Boulder. Steve Pischke, deputy chief of Mountain View Fire Rescue, tells The Daily Camera that rescue crews were called to the area at about 12:30 p.m. Friday after the man fell about 20... more »
February 18, 2013 11:31 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado House Democrats are expected to take final votes on new ammunition limits and expanded background checks in a debate that has drawn attention from the White House. The Democratic-led House planned to take votes Monday morning on gun-control proposals that are responses to the mass shootings... more »
February 14, 2013 6:53 AM
DENVER (AP) - Farm-fresh eggs are getting a look from Colorado lawmakers, who are considering loosening requirements for selling whole eggs. A bill under consideration in a House committee Thursday would allow egg producers to sell up to 250 dozen whole eggs per month without holding a dealer's license. The... more »
February 12, 2013 11:54 AM
DENVER (AP) - Cinemark USA is asking a judge to dismiss lawsuits alleging the company failed to protect its customers from the July shootings at a Colorado movie theater that killed 12 and injured 70. The Denver Post reports Cinemark filed a motion in federal court Monday arguing the lawsuits... more »
December 20, 2012 8:12 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are getting details of the state's revenue outlook before starting the 2013 legislative session next month. State economists will present lawmakers with their quarterly projections on Thursday and brief them on how much money they can expect to have to spend. The federal fiscal cliff... more »
July 20, 2012 8:46 AM
Pee Wee Court Games Sports Clinic Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Downtown Family Center Colorado Springs Free
Summer Reading Party Celebrations Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Palmer Lake Town Hall Palmer Lake Free
Firehouse Quilts Quilt Show Friday - Sunday Douglas County Fairgrounds Event Castle Rock... more »
July 9, 2012 4:11 AM
DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says cool, wet weather has allowed him to lift the statewide fire ban he ordered last month. The governor said Sunday that "Mother Nature is finally giving us some relief," and extreme fire conditions have abated in all of Colorado's 64 counties. Recent widespread... more »
March 22, 2012 6:48 AM
DENVER (AP) - Susan Cole of Denver stood out in a jury pool last summer, with mismatched socks and shoes, and her hair in curlers. District Judge Anne Mansfield dismissed the cosmetologist and author from jury duty after Cole said she "broke out of domestic violence in the military" and... more »
March 11, 2012 12:49 AM
DENVER (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given preliminary approval to the state's plan for cutting air pollution that contributes to haze at national parks. The long-awaited plan is required under federal rules aimed at improving visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. Part... more »
February 20, 2012 7:21 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management is raising fees for two Shelf Road Recreation Area campgrounds north of Canon City. Starting March 1, fees for The Bank and Sand Gulch will increase from $4 to $7 for individual sites. Fees for group sites will rise from... more »
November 25, 2011 8:53 AM
DENVER (AP) - Some Colorado counties want changes in a proposed state rule that would require oil and gas companies to publicly disclose most of the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves blasting water, sand and chemicals into rock formations so oil and natural... more »
September 8, 2011 1:36 PM
This weekend will be the final weekend of the year to drop off slash at the Black Forest slash-mulch site off Herring Road. Mulch pick-up for wintertime protection of plants will continue until September 24. More details tonight on News 5 at 6:00, airing on News 5 Now (cable channel... more »
July 25, 2011 7:34 PM
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) - The National Park Service says an ailing 15-year-old boy has been evacuated on horseback from the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials say the boy was taken to a clinic in Granby late Sunday night. The boy is from Castle Rock,... more »
April 8, 2011 7:46 PM
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - Three fires are burning in Jefferson County, including one that has evacuated homes and diverted buses taking students home from school.
Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said Friday a fire in Evergreen by Squaw Pass Road has grown to 40 acres, prompting evacuations in... more »
March 23, 2011 8:37 PM
A fire burning near Highway 96, east of Pueblo, has been 100% contained. It broke out just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening near Road 31. Crews on scene the fire scorched about 300 acres.
Crews from La Junta, Ordway and Sugar City helped fight the fire.
Photo courtesy:... more »
March 19, 2011 10:43 AM
Colorado State Troopers are investigating a pair of overnight crashes involving the same cow. The accidents happened Friday evening on Colorado Highway 96 in Kiowa County.
The first car, driven by Mary Elkins, 21 hit the cow when it came out into the road. A short while later Gus... more »
February 13, 2011 5:05 PM
Three families have been displaced from their homes Sunday in the aftermath of a fire that scorched the first, second and third floors of the balcony areas and utility rooms of their apartments. The Colorado Springs Fire Department crews received the first calls from 911 at 11:55am and were on... more »
December 28, 2010 1:45 PM
DENVER (AP) - Air travel to the East Coast from Denver is starting to return to normal.
After two straight days of cancelations, Denver International Airport reported no major flight cancelations Tuesday due to the aftermath of the Northeast blizzard.
Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale said most passengers on... more »
December 27, 2010 2:25 PM
The City Manager in Rocky Ford tells News First 5's David Ortiviz there will be a boil order in place when water is restored.
The city has been without water since Christmas Day when four water mains were broken.
Repairs should be complete this afternoon.
Residents should... more »
December 21, 2010 8:47 PM
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.
November 18, 2010 5:30 PM
A fire burned several hundred acres south of Florence Thursday evening, but is now out and contained.
The fire started around 2 p.m. on County Road 19 up to County Road 108, which is South of the Federal Bureau of Prison, East of Hwy 67 and North of Custer... more »
October 28, 2010 8:47 PM
Big plans for the Cuchara Mountain Resort in Huerfano County. A couple has bought the old ski resort south of La Veta, with plans to turn it into a year-round destination. Several ski ventures have failed in the past, in fact the resort has been closed the past decade--however, the... more »
October 18, 2010 7:11 PM
Pueblo Police are investigating a triple stabbing at a local bar. It happened early Monday morning at Sammy's Bar at 1549 E. Evans.
Police say two brothers and their nephew were stabbed after a bar fight. The brothers have been identified as Ricky and David Wilson. They suffered serious... more »
October 7, 2010 10:45 AM
The Colorado Department of Human Services has an opening for a custodian in Pueblo.
This state job has full benefits, including PERA retirement. Starting pay is $1900 - $2600 per month.
The deadline to apply is Oct. 18.
You must have a valid driver's license and you... more »
June 28, 2010 7:01 PM
Some fireworks are legal in El Paso County while the same fireworks are illegal inside the City of Colorado Springs.
In El Paso and Pueblo City and County a good rule of thumb to remember is if a firework flies through the air, explodes or shoots flaming balls, it... more »
June 25, 2010 10:55 PM
The Kellogg corporation announced Friday it was voluntarily recalling 28 million boxes of Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks cereals.
The company said there are concerns about an unusual smell and flavor caused by the package liners, which could make people sick.
Kellogg's has already... more »
June 24, 2010 10:29 PM
The Class of 2014 has arrived at the Air Force Academy for Basic Cadet Training. News First 5 viewer Patricia DeSimone sent us these photos of a new recruit camping out to be first for training!
Eduard Bucher looked pretty comfortable with his air mattress and academy blanket! Hopefully... more »
June 24, 2010 6:13 PM
The family classic, "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial," will be shown free in Bear Creek Regional Park June 24. Film will roll at dusk, around 8:30 p.m.
Bring blankets or lawn chairs for preferred seating and take in a fun, summer evening of outdoor theater in the park.
The movie... more »
May 24, 2010 2:00 PM
A High Wind Warning is in effect for much of Colorado today. Winds Monday morning have regularly hit the 50 mile an hour range in Pueblo, in the 60s in Colorado Springs and more than 80 on Monarch Pass. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m.
The warning... more »
May 17, 2010 3:09 PM
Three people have been found dead at a Boulder business following reports of gunshots.
Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says officers responded to a call at about 11 a.m. Monday and found three bodies inside Boulder Stove & Flooring. Nobody was seen leaving the building, and Huntley says officers... more »
May 12, 2010 10:25 PM
People in Pueblo learned about the latest Sexual Violent Predator to move into town Wednesday night. He is Paul Ryan.
Ryan is living at 1604 Kickapoo Road with family. He was convicted of sexual assault and has a history of trying to assault adult women. He'll be on parole... more »
April 29, 2010 4:35 PM
This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day across the nation. It's an effort to introduce more people to the hobby of reading comics. Comic book shops in our area are participating, click here to find one near you. more »
April 14, 2010 6:19 PM
A sad story tonight out of Cripple Creek where three dogs are trapped in a mine shaft.
Employees at the mine noticed the dogs in there Tuesday. They're not sure how long they've been down there or how they got in there.
They're working with the Teller County... more »
April 9, 2010 6:23 PM
Loveland Pass is closed because of a truck accident. The Colorado Department of Transportation reports it will be a lengthy closure because hazmat crews are off loading more than 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
The road is expected to be closed for several hours.