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Many TCAP scores dip in Pueblo City Schools

PUEBLO - Student TCAP scores in Pueblo City Schools dropped district wide this year. The test results released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Education show the number of students in Pueblo who scored either advanced or proficient in reading and writing declined over a majority of grade levels. ...

1 year 9 months ago

Parents of missing woman plead for help

COLORADO SPRINGS - The parents of a missing Colorado Springs woman are pleading for help in locating their daughter. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Paul Nichols asked the community to share any information, no matter how small, about his daughter Kara that could help investigators locate her. "This...

2 years 2 months ago

Rehearsal underway for benefit concert

Last minute preparations are underway for Wednesday's benefit concert A Community Rises to benefit victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Members of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic as well as other guest performers were rehearsing at the Colorado Springs World Arena Tuesday evening. News 5 is proud to partner with...

2 years 5 months ago

Mayor visits Springs Rescue Mission

Mayor Steve Bach took a tour of the Springs Rescue Mission Thursday morning to see first hand the work the non-profit agency does in helping the homeless and working poor in our community. The Mission is currently undergoing a million dollar expansion to their facilities that will allow them to...

2 years 7 months ago

Chautauquans bring American history to life

After months of research and study, dozens of local students got to share their wealth of knowledge this weekend about historical figures from our nation's past. As part of the 2012 Young Chautauqua Experience, around 85 students from schools across the Pikes Peak Region studied a figure from history...

2 years 7 months ago

Heart group organizes blood drive blitz

As we get closer to Valentine's Day a local group is hoping you'll give a gift from the heart this year by donating blood. The Mended Little Hearts of Colorado Springs is organizing a series of blood drives this week with some help from the Penrose-Saint Francis Blood Vessel, a...

2 years 7 months ago

Icy roads keep tow trucks busy

Gusting winds and blowing snow made a perfect combination for icing over roads, and those slick conditions lead to dozens of accidents, some of them serious. State troopers want to remind drivers to use caution when driving in winter weather. "Make sure you leave in plenty of time, take...

2 years 7 months ago

State unemployment rate lower

Colorado's unemployment rate decreased to 7.9 percent in December. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said the number of people actively participating in the labor force increased 12,100 to 2,727,300 and total employment increased 12,300 to 2,511,300 causing the number of unemployed to decline 300. The national...

2 years 8 months ago

Vectra Bank robbed

The Vectra Bank on Highway 50 in Pueblo was robbed this afternoon. Police blame the same man who robbed and Ent Credit Union branch yesterday and a Sunflower Bank a few days ago. The man showed the teller a note which demanded cash. He did not show a weapon....

2 years 8 months ago

Bowie Jewelers robbery suspects in custody

Colorado Springs police have taken three robbery suspects into custody following a morning robbery at Bowie Jewelers in the 2200 block of Pikes Peak Avenue. Two suspects entered the store, took gold and silver jewelry, assaulted the clerk and escaped in a vehicle driven by a third suspect. ...

2 years 8 months ago

Broncos success good for business

A good Broncos Party can do more than just raise the spirits of sports fans, it can also give local employers a financial boost to start the year. At Meadow Muffins Bar and Grill in Old Colorado City, Owner Todd Delahanty says he can almost measure the team's progress...

2 years 8 months ago

Swinging in the New Year

How about a round of golf to ring in the new year? Tee Times were going fast this morning at Patty Jewett golf course as the unseasonably warm weather brought dozens out to brush up on their game. Both Patty Jewett and Valley Hi opened on Saturday for limited...

2 years 8 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...

2 years 8 months ago

Pueblo rodeo star cashes in at NFR

Casey Colletti doesn't have much to say about his time at the National Finals Rodeo. His brief response, "it's been awesome," may sum up what a whirlwind season it's been. "It's hard explain," Colletti said. "To watch it on TV every year to then being there and watching myself...

2 years 8 months ago

Seeing green in all this white

Some are seeing dollar signs in all of the falling snowflakes. Michael Shannon and his family were out shoveling sidewalks trying to earn some extra cash for the holidays. He says they don't have a set price but only ask homeowners to pay what they think is fair. ...

2 years 8 months ago

Marijuana legalization effort advances

Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says...

2 years 9 months ago

Red Cross helping family who lost home

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross has contacted the family of four who lost their home to a massive fire in Crystal Park Tuesday night. Spokesperson Catherine Barde said members of the agency's Disaster Action Team met with the family Tuesday afternoon to assess their needs and...

2 years 9 months ago

Crystal Park home destroyed by fire

Firefighters will remain at the scene of a massive house fire in Manitou Springs throughout the night to ensure that it doesn't flare up again. The one and a half story home in the 1300 block of Sun Valley Lane caught fire sometime before 7:20 p.m. Tuesday and was completely...

2 years 9 months ago

Florence celebrates State Championship

The town of Florence is celebrating today after their high school football team claimed the 2A State Championship. The team, the band and the cheerleaders all took a victory lap Friday afternoon down Main Street to celebrate their achievement. The Huskies beat Bayfield in a blizzard last Saturday by...

2 years 9 months ago

Wings of Blue claim national award

The Air Force Academy's parachute team Wings of Blue will be very busy over holidays. They're jumping at 3 college football bowl games and participating in the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships all during an 8 day span. The events come on the heels of the team claiming a gold...

2 years 9 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.

2 years 9 months ago

Walmart caller rang twice

A man angry with Walmart shut down the retailer's Woodland Park store by calling in a bomb threat twice on Friday morning, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Incident commander Sgt. James Halloran of the Woodland Park Police Department says the calls were received about 5...

2 years 9 months ago

Arc announces new director

The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region announced the appointment of their new executive director. A statement released Thursday evening says Wilfred Romero will begin his new job as the leader of the non-profit organization on Monday. Romero most recently worked for defense contractor Booz/Allen/Hamilton where he provided guidance...

2 years 9 months ago

Rodeo Star has Pueblo roots

You won't find many professional athletes who string fences on the family farm, but that's the way it is in professional rodeo. There's no draft, no signing bonuses, and the farm system is literally a farm system. "It's not the easiest sport on your body," explains professional bareback rider...

2 years 10 months ago

Arc employees fired

At least two employees of the Arc of the Pikes Peak region were fired today, they say because they were sticking up for their former boss at a special meeting on Monday. Three people could seen removing boxes from the Arc this afternoon. A moving van was later spotted removing...

2 years 10 months ago

DUI crackdown nabs 447 over Halloween weekend

State and local law enforcement agencies arrested 447 drunk drivers during the Halloween weekend as part of the Halloween Heat is On campaign. Preliminary data released by the Colorado State Patrol show the highest number of arrests were in Denver, with 58. Colorado Springs had the second highest number...

2 years 10 months ago

Fired Arc director answers allegations

The former executive director of the Arc of the Pikes Peak Region says she made a mistake claiming that she had a master's degree but denies allegations that she spent the group's money for her personal use. Teddi Roberts was fired in August by the Arc's board of directors. ...

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