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1 year 4 months ago

Colorado Democratic Party chooses new director

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Democratic Party has hired a woman who helped with Barack Obama's first presidential campaign to be its next executive director. Jennifer Koch will replace Alec Garnett, who is seeking the seat of term-limited House Speaker Mark Ferrandino. Koch, of Littleton, grew up in Summit and...

1 year 5 months ago

Immigrant tuition law marked across Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers who supported Colorado's new law allowing state residents to receive in-state tuition even if they're in the country without legal permission are celebrating the registration of new students qualifying for the rate. Four events are planned around Colorado Thursday morning. Six Democrats and one Republican are...

1 year 6 months ago

Southwestern Colo. fires prompt health warning

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Two backcountry wildfires in southwestern Colorado are expected to continue sending smoke into nearby towns, including Pagosa Springs. The largest is the West Fork Fire, which was estimated to be burning on 1,700 acres in the Weminuche (wehm-ih-NOO'-chee) Wilderness on Sunday. The nearby Windy Pass...

1 year 6 months ago

Measles case reported in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - The first case of measles in Colorado since 2006 has been confirmed in a man who traveled to Denver from India last month. The case was reported to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment after the man arrived on May 14. State epidemiologist Dr. Lisa...

1 year 7 months ago

Medical pot shops get head start in Colo

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...

1 year 8 months ago

Man injured in glider crash near Boulder

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...

1 year 10 months ago

Colo. House voting on gun-control measures

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...

1 year 10 months ago

Egg controls under review in Colorado

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...

2 years 1 day ago

Economists release CO projections before session

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...

2 years 2 months ago

Weekend on the GO! July 20 - 22

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...

2 years 5 months ago

Governor lifts state wide burn ban

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...

2 years 9 months ago

Woman fakes PTSD to get out of jury duty

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...

2 years 10 months ago

Camp fees could go up

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...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Could be new fracking rules in Colorado

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Three fires burning in Jefferson County

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...

3 years 8 months ago

Highway 96 fire 100% contained

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:...

3 years 9 months ago

Same cow causes 2 wrecks

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...

3 years 11 months ago

No cancelations reported today at DIA

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...

4 years 1 hour 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 2 months ago

UPDATE: Three stabbed at Pueblo bar

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Custodian

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Fireworks rules in El Paso County

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Cereal recall information

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Cadet camps out to be first at basic

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...

4 years 5 months ago

TONIGHT: Free movie in the park

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Three found dead in Boulder store

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...

4 years 8 months ago

Dogs trapped in Cripple Creek mine

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...

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