December 20, 2012 7:46 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The woman accused of taking a Colorado Springs toddler and triggering an amber alert was formally advised of the charges against her. Tonia Shetina, 38, is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on $200,000 bond for charges of 2nd Degree Kidnapping and Motor... more »
November 20, 2012 5:00 PM
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... more »
November 1, 2012 1:05 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - An unauthorized initiation ritual at the US Air Force Academy seems to have gotten out of hand last week. As part of the practice commonly called First Shirt/First Snow, freshmen cadets will try to throw their First Sergeants into the snow on the day of the first... more »
October 30, 2012 8:32 PM
At least two dozen people have reported feeling sick after it's believed they drank contaminated water at a local medical building.
Memorial Hospital closed all of its outpatient facilities at the offices it leases inside the Printers Park Medical Plaza for the rest of the week. Additionally, a recorded... more »
September 20, 2012 4:40 PM
DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration is creating a national monument at a dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that is sacred to the Southern Ute tribe.
Senator Michael Bennet's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in the Denver Post that said the move to preserve 4,700 acres... more »
July 3, 2012 11:12 PM
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.
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June 19, 2012 7:51 PM
Almost everything for sale at Big Top Fireworks in Pueblo County is illegal for customers to use under the statewide fire ban. However, owner John Musso is perfectly within his rights to stay open for businesses.
"When they walk in we tell them you can buy them but I... more »
April 11, 2012 11:33 AM
Colorado State Troopers took a Grand Junction school bus driver in custody Tuesday for suspected drunk driving after he had dropped his students at Orchard Mesa Middle School.
Gary Williams, 54, is charged with Driving While Ability Impaired, 30 counts of Child Abuse and Failing to Drive in a... more »
March 29, 2012 7:51 PM
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... more »
February 29, 2012 5:10 PM
Three girls were hurt trying to stop a fight that broke out this morning at a school bus stop between two of their classmates and a woman in the community. The students attend the Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs School District 11 and were waiting for... more »
February 11, 2012 6:51 PM
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... more »
February 10, 2012 2:06 PM
Anyone who has ever been to an ice arena has seen it, that big tractor shaped machine that is used to smooth over the ice. Well, if you've ever wondered what it would be like to drive the Zamboni, then here's your chance.
The Sertich Ice Arena is currently... more »
February 8, 2012 6:58 PM
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... more »
February 3, 2012 7:16 PM
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... more »
January 30, 2012 3:51 PM
The father of a young girl who was beat to death and had her body buried in the crawl space of a Monument home pleaded guilty on Monday to a single charge of child abuse resulting in death. In exchange for his plea, three other charges against 31 year old... more »
January 30, 2012 2:22 PM
Attorneys in the Detra Farries case sorted through a series of last minute motions each aimed at putting their side in a better position as the case heads to trial later this week. Farries is charged with 11 counts including aggravated manslaughter for the dragging death of tow truck driver... more »
January 27, 2012 7:14 PM
It took two acts of honesty to return a Pueblo West couple their $400, and the restaurant owners who held the cash for the past month couldn't be happier to give it back.
During the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas days of late December, Cris and Arlene Beltran... more »
January 26, 2012 7:25 PM
The pride of Wisconsin is hoping to please palates in Pueblo. The new Springside Cheese Shop in downtown features the award winning cheeses of the Hintz family.
Owner Keith Hintz says his family has been making cheese in O'Connell Falls, Wisconsin for over a century.
He says he... more »
January 24, 2012 7:25 PM
The cities of Colorado Springs and Fujiyoshida, Japan are celebrating a golden anniversary this year as the sister cities relationship between the two communities has held strong for 50 years.
To commemorate the occasion, Mayor Steve Bach and the Colorado Springs City Council accepted a tapestry Tuesday that was... more »
January 24, 2012 5:40 PM
The father of a girl who's body was found buried in the crawlspace of a home in Monument will stand trial next week for her murder.
Last week, defense attorneys representing Hanif Sims filed a motion to dismiss the case after the court determined that the two lead detectives... more »
January 24, 2012 2:19 PM
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... more »
January 23, 2012 8:33 PM
Manitou Springs School District 14 purchased 500 new Apple iPad 2 tablet computers for 5th through 8th grade students to use this school year. The internet allows homework to be assigned, completed and graded paperlessly. However, that connectivity also risks exposing students to harmful content on the web.
One... more »
January 19, 2012 3:05 PM
The owner of the southeastern Colorado farm where the listeria outbreak was pinpointed last year faces new charges from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The departrments Wage and Hour Division has fined cantaloupe grower Eric Jensen, who owns and operates Jensen Farms in Holly, $4,250 in civil money penalties... more »
January 18, 2012 6:41 PM
Lewis Palmer School District 38 in Monument is the latest district in our area to consider charging students for bus rides.
The district is currently gathering input about the plan which would tentatively begin in the 2012-2013 school year. Anyone in the Monument area is encouraged to vote in... more »
January 13, 2012 7:10 PM
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.... more »
January 13, 2012 6:33 PM
A trio of armed robbery suspects left a trail of destruction through Colorado Springs Friday morning as they tried to avoid capture. Officers say at around 8:30 this morning two men with guns followed an employee into the Bowie's Gold and Diamonds on E. Pikes Peak Avenue. They men robbed... more »
January 13, 2012 1:35 PM
Schools in Fremont County RE-2 in Florence as well as Canon City RE-1 schools are on "secured status" because of a reported suicidal party.
Canon Schools include Canon City HS, Canon City Middle School, Washington Elementary, Skyline Elementary, and Garden Park High School.
Stay tuned to News 5... more »
January 13, 2012 12:36 PM
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.
... more »
January 13, 2012 12:01 PM
Police continue their robbery investigation near Tia Juana and Dale Streets in Colorado Springs.
Two suspects robbed a jewelry store in the 2200 block of East Pikes Peak Avenue, assaulted the clerk and fled into the neighborhood.
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January 13, 2012 11:53 AM
Colorado Springs police are searching for two robbery suspects in the area of Juanita and Platte streets.
The suspects are believed to have robbed a jewelery store in the 2200 block of East Pikes Peak Avenue and assaulted the clerk.
Suspects are described as two men, White or... more »
January 9, 2012 7:13 PM
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... more »
January 4, 2012 11:38 AM
The controversial animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will use sex appeal to encourage locals to "go vegan" this week.
A news release issued Wednesday says the group's Lettuce Ladies, who wear bikinis made with strategically placed lettuce leaves, will be handing out samples... more »
January 3, 2012 7:15 PM
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... more »
December 27, 2011 7:52 PM
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... more »
December 26, 2011 7:16 PM
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... more »
December 23, 2011 6:38 PM
Three grade schoolers in Colorado Springs have certainly made Santa's nice list this year. Hallee Hunziker, 10, Syndey Wagner, 10, and Lydia Glatt, 10, worked all summer and even a few days during Thanksgiving break at their lemonade stand to raise money for charity.
They earned a whopping $139... more »
December 22, 2011 6:02 PM
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.
... more »
December 20, 2011 8:06 PM
In about a week the City of Colorado Springs will being using private contractors to clear the streets in neighborhoods on the north side. As part of a test program, the city has awarded a contract to the company Landscape Assist to clear the streets in the North Gate area... more »
December 17, 2011 11:39 PM
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... more »
December 16, 2011 5:09 PM
Teaching wasn't Mindy Sabo's first career choice. In fact, she says she just wanted to be an artist. But simply being a stay at home mom was enough to get her in the classroom.
"My youngest son went to kindergarten and I was home alone and I didn't like... more »
December 15, 2011 3:46 PM
The driver of a milk truck that crashed and shut down I-25 in Colorado Springs for more than seven hours is still reported to be in critical condition. The accident happened around 4:20 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate just north of the Motor City curve.
Police... more »
December 14, 2011 7:52 PM
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... more »
December 14, 2011 5:59 PM
Lisa Berg and Jeff Snyder take their dog Reka, a Malamute/Husky mix, hiking everyday. She has even climbed with Jeff to the top of some 14'ers. But on Saturday, their hike in the Pike National Forest near their home in Divide went terribly wrong.
"He heard a gun shot... more »
December 14, 2011 12:34 PM
Members of the Crystal Park Volunteer Fire Department have been at the site of a massive house fire all night keeping an eye on the rubble and occassionally spraying it with water to help keep it cool. Arson investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are expected to visit... more »
December 14, 2011 1:01 AM
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... more »
December 9, 2011 7:48 PM
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... more »
December 8, 2011 6:58 PM
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... more »
December 7, 2011 8:07 PM
Each of the five parties vying for for control of Memorial Health System, including Memorial itself, gave their pitch to the public at a special e-town hall meeting held at City Hall Wednesday.
Memorial is offering $5 million in cash plus a profit sharing agreement rather than a lease.... more »
December 1, 2011 11:58 AM
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. more »
November 28, 2011 7:46 PM
Teachers in Colorado will soon be taking home a report card of their own. The Colorado Department of Education has released new guidelines that help local districts evaluate teacher and principal effectiveness.
Under Senate Bill 191, which passed in 2010, teachers can lose tenure if their students fail to... more »
November 28, 2011 12:00 PM
With less than 30 days remaining until the Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway, the local charity is holding one of their largest fundraisers of the season tonight at the Back East Bar & Grill. The restaurant is donating half of their drink sales from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. to the giveaway.... more »
November 25, 2011 7:18 PM
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... more »
November 25, 2011 6:44 PM
The Teller County Sheriff says his investigators have made a major break in a sexual assault case in Florissant. According to Sheriff Mike Ensminger, deputies searched a property in the town on Thursday and were able to obtain a substantial amount of evidence.
He isn't saying much about the... more »
November 22, 2011 12:16 PM
Fountain Mesa Road in the Security-Widefield area will be reduced to one lane in each direction next week as the county begins roadside ditch and shoulder construction. The work zone will stretch from Fortman Avenue to Medicine Bow.
The road work will begin on Monday and is expected to... more »
November 18, 2011 7:40 PM
It wasn't that he drove across the lawn and smashed into a parked car that landed a Colorado Springs man in jail, but rather the 2.5 gram rock of cocaine that was tucked in his shirt pocket.
Fountain police officers arrested Robert Thayer, 22, after being called out at... more »
November 18, 2011 4:30 PM
Take a close look at the price tag during your next trip to the grocery store and you may notice another number. It's a nutrition tag called NuVal and, for now, you'll only find them at King Soopers .
The system uses the information provided on the package's Nutrition... more »
November 17, 2011 6:58 PM
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... more »
November 17, 2011 5:49 PM
Fans of the Wild Cañon Harvest Wine from the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey can celebrate, the 2011 vintage is now on sale! This marks the 10th year the vineyard has bottled the locally grown spirits.
A news release announcing the sale describes the 2011 Wild Cañon as "a... more »
November 17, 2011 5:39 PM
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... more »
November 16, 2011 8:13 PM
The American Numismatic Association's Money Museum has put together a new collections of coins that could have been. The "patterns coins," as they're called, were stamped for design purposes but never approved for circulation.
The exhibit features rare coins that span an 80 year period during the 19th Century.... more »
November 16, 2011 6:24 PM
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... more »
November 14, 2011 6:38 PM
Members of the Arc of the Pikes Peak Region are meeting again tonight to decide whether to remove their board of directors. The special meeting was called by some of the Arc's members who were upset over the termination of former executive director Teddi Roberts.
The meeting starts at... more »
November 10, 2011 2:59 PM
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... more »
November 10, 2011 11:53 AM
DURANGO - A Colorado man is feeling a bit like Mark Twain when he famously told a newspaper reporter "the report of my death was an exaggeration." On Tuesday, deputies with the La Plata County Sheriff's Office issued a news release reporting the that Dennis Snodgrass was shot in the... more »
November 4, 2011 4:11 PM
The Widefield Water and Sanitation District is having trouble building up enough water pressure in its system to restore service to about 400 customers who have been without water since midnight.
District Manager Steve Wilson says a damaged water main near Fontaine and Grinnell has been repaired, but high... more »
October 28, 2011 11:02 PM
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.
... more »
October 27, 2011 7:50 PM
The ARC of the Pikes Peak Region is holding its annual membership meeting this evening where members are expected to vote to remove the non-profit's board of directors. The move comes after the board fired Executive Director Teddi Roberts this summer.
A letter sent by the board to its... more »
October 26, 2011 8:25 PM
In the winter, there's not much landscaping work for Judd Bryarly and his employees at Timberline Landscaping to do. Instead, the company vice president and operations manager says this time of year they equip their trucks for snow removal.
"I think snow removal is about a quarter of our... more »
October 24, 2011 11:14 PM
Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs is growing. Early next year, the non-profit thrift store chain will relocate its administrative offices and open a new retail store in Pueblo.
"We're growing and serving more people and so we want to better serve the community by making this move to consolidate... more »
October 20, 2011 8:00 PM
The long time National Public Radio program A Prairie Home Companion featuring host and story teller Garrison Keillor will be broadcast live from the Colorado Springs World Arena this Saturday.
The long-running radio variety show has enjoyed success in it's 35 plus years of broadcasting, drawing over 4 million... more »
October 20, 2011 6:06 PM
One of the biggest challenges charities face is making sure the people who need their help actually get it. It's one reason the Pikes Peak United Way is taking it's 211 assistance hotline out to the community in the form of a free standing phone.
Nicknamed the "Bat Phone,"... more »