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7 months 4 weeks ago

Memorial for Deputy Killed in Head-On Crash

A public memorial is planned for a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed when an SUV hit his motorcycle head-on. Friends, family and co-workers of Sgt. David Baldwin will gather at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield at 10 a.m. Monday. Following the service, a formal vehicle procession will head...

1 year 1 month ago

Jefferson County fire 50 percent contained

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are working to contain a small wildfire burning in the foothills of Jefferson County. The Glencoe Valley Fire was 6 acres and 50 percent contained Tuesday morning. Firefighters hope to have if fully contained by the end of the day. Evacuation orders went out Monday...

1 year 4 months ago

Water Battles in El Paso County

Water, or the lack of it, has been a problem for years for residents living in the Cherokee Metropolitan District. It's a small enclave of homes and businesses on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs. Cherokee Metro has a new water source, but it's going to impact neighbors in...

1 year 8 months ago

Local job market still lags national trend

COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market. In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly...

2 years 4 months ago

Drought meetings start for Summit County

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Summit County officials are seeking options to deal with a severe drought. County officials are holding a meeting Tuesday after the National Integrated Drought Information System declared a severe drought in Summit County and the Colorado River Basin. The meeting is sponsored by the Colorado River...

2 years 5 months ago

Evacuees allowed back in homes

CONIFER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home on Monday. Jacki Kelley of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said that residents of 50 homes can return Monday morning, nearly a week after the fire erupted. She says firefighters...

2 years 6 months ago

Wind fans fires

Two brush fires kept fire fighters busy in Pueblo County this afternoon. Both are now contained. One burned brush along the Arkansas River bottom near Blende. It burned about 5 acres. Another burned prairie land near 55th Lane and Elderberry. That fire burned 3 to four acres. ...

2 years 6 months 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.

2 years 6 months ago

Yuma County fire

Authorities say at least two homes have been destroyed and three firefighters injured in a large fire in Yuma County. That's west of Denver. Mike McCaleb, emergency manager in neighboring Washington County, says the blaze started at about 1:15 p.m. Sunday south of Yuma, and firefighters are battling low...

2 years 9 months ago

Boulder County considering biotech crops

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County commissioners are set to decide whether to allow genetically modified crops on open space land. The public had a chance to comment earlier this month, and commissioners are scheduled to make a decision at a meeting Tuesday. A debate over genetically modified...

3 years 1 month ago

Elections office moving Friday

The Elections Department of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office will be moving over the Labor Day weekend to the new county building on Garden of the Gods Road. The office will begin the move on Friday leaving Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Avenue, and opening Tuesday at...

3 years 1 month ago

Alabama county could file for bankruptcy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Commissioners in Alabama's largest county say they hope to vote on whether to settle with Wall Street or file the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Jefferson County commissioners have delayed a decision for two weeks while negotiating with creditors. Members say they expect to...

3 years 2 months ago

County wants to know your opinion

The decision makers within the various government offices of El Paso County want to know how citizens feel about the value they receive for their tax dollars and where they would rate the county as a place to live. These questions are among a list of inquiries posted in...

3 years 3 months ago

Fire restrictions in your county

Area counties have various restrictions on smoking, fireworks and even grills. The most restrictive rules are in Fremont County where you aren't supposed to smoke in your car or use gas grills. Here are the current rules for El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Teller and Custer Counties. Keep in mind...

3 years 4 months ago

Homes evacuated in Jefferson County

INDIAN HILLS, Colo. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a wildfire in Jefferson County has prompted evacuations of 30 to 40 homes. Sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says the fire Monday afternoon between Evergreen and Morrison is believed to have been human caused. She says the fire is about an acre,...

3 years 5 months ago

Bent County fire now 85 percent contained

FORT LYON, Colo. (AP) - A large wildfire in southeast Colorado has been 85 percent contained. Fire managers said cooperative weather Monday night helped crews fighting an 11-square-mile wildfire near Las Animas, about 85 miles east of Pueblo. Crews were working Tuesday to put out hot spots and protect structures...

3 years 5 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 6 months ago

Investigators converge on rural home

Investigators have converged on a home west of Monument that may offer clues as to the whereabouts of two boys missing for years. Linda and Edward Bryant are charged with fraud for collecting welfare checks for two adopted boys who haven't been seen in years. The Bryant family lived...

3 years 7 months ago

Update: Mother, twins escape house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was destroyed. "We were able to see visible smoke and actually fire from western Pueblo when we responded initially," said Master Deputy Dylan...

3 years 7 months ago

County director resigns, interim director appointed

The Pueblo County attorney's office says Greg Severance has resigned from the county. Severance was the former Director of Pueblo County's Public Works Department. Last month, commissioners announced they wanted a civil engineer to run the department, which meant Severance was no longer eligible to hold his position. Severance...

3 years 7 months ago

Pueblo County appoints interim director

Pueblo County Commissioners have appointed an Interim Director of the newly created Department of Engineering and Public Works. The county's current senior engineer Alfred Randall is now in charge of that department. Last month, commissioners changed the department from "Public Works" to "Engineering and Public Works". Commissioners said they...

3 years 8 months ago

Pueblo County leader written out of job

Pueblo County's Public Works Director may be out of a job. Greg Severance reportedly held the position for 12 years, but today commissioners voted to rewrite his job description. Commissioners now want a civil engineer to run the department, which they believe will be more efficient for the county....

3 years 11 months ago

Fremont County breaks up crime racket

Several people believed to be involved in a crime spree in August have been arrested by members of the Fremont County Combined Investigative Response Team (CIRT) , the Cañon City Police Department and Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. The suspects are accused of several car thefts, burglaries...

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