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1 year 1 month ago

Community policing program grows

COLORADO SPRINGS - In the mid-morning hours Monday, Vanessa Jones is driving her patrol car through the Garden of the Gods taking a careful look at all of the vehicles in the parking lot. "This in an area that we patrol quite frequently," Jones said. She is one...

2 years 4 months ago

Pueblo officers honored for bravery, heroic acts

Police officers who've gone above and beyond the call of duty were honored in Pueblo today. Outstanding members of the Pueblo Police Department and several private citizens were recognized at a special banquet at Pueblo Community College. Twenty meritorious service awards were handed out, including two Medal of Valor...

3 years 2 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 6 months ago

Crisis negotiation training brings agencies together

Law enforcement agencies teamed up in Pueblo Wednesday for training in crisis negotiations. The training took place at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. In one scenario SWAT teams and communication workers responded to a mock hostage situation. The training brought together the Colorado Department of Corrections, Pueblo Police and the Pueblo...

3 years 6 months ago

Third Pueblo skunk tests positive for rabies

A third skunk in Pueblo has tested positive for rabies. The Pueblo City-County Health Department say the latest skunk was found on the Eastside. A spokesperson with the health department did not have an exact location. "This increases the chance rabies will spread to people and pets," stated Dr. Christine...

3 years 6 months ago

Second rabid skunk found in Pueblo

A skunk has tested positive for rabies in Pueblo, this time in the Belmont neighborhood. This is the second rabid skunk to be identified in Pueblo in the past month. The first skunk was on the far southside of the city. Shylo Dennison, Public Information Officer for the...

3 years 6 months ago

Checking the roof for leaks

The Colorado Springs Fire Department soaked a downtown city building on Monday, but it was not because of a fire. The facility's department enlisted the help fire crews to help find leaks in the City Administration Building. Firefighters drenched the outside of the building hoping to discover inside leaks....

3 years 7 months ago

After blast, regulators want tougher pipeline oversight

The Obama administration is seeking tighter oversight of the nation's pipelines and stronger penalties for violations of pipeline safety rules after a deadly explosion in California. The legislation was submitted to Congress Wednesday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The proposal follows several major pipeline accidents. A Pacific Gas...

3 years 7 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

3 years 7 months ago

Old health department comes crumbling down

It's the final chapter for a historic building in Downtown Pueblo. On Tuesday demolition crews tore down the old health department building on Central Main St. The building was built in 1956. The Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority says this space will temporarily be used as a parking lot and eventually...

3 years 7 months ago

Job of the Day: CDOT Maintenance

The Colorado Department of Transportation has a Transportation Maintenance position open in Colorado City, south of Pueblo. This position is responsible for performing Highway Maintenance Operations. Members of these patrols may be required to work at varying elevations and in all kinds of weather to include, but not limited...

3 years 7 months ago

Zipper lane would cut I-70 trips in half

Adding an extra, temporary eastbound lane to Interstate 70 would cut travel time from ski resorts to Denver by about half. That's according to the initial results of study commissioned by the Colorado Department of Transportation. It found using a reversible zipper lane on winter Sundays would cut the...

3 years 7 months ago

State's top doc to head Colorado Trust

Dr. Ned Calonge is leaving his post as Colorado's chief medical officer after eight years to head one of the state's largest foundations. Calonge plans to take over as president of the Colorado Trust, a $360 million endowment that awarded nearly $22 million in grants last year to improve...

3 years 7 months ago

Rescue at Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Fire Crews were able to get a man down from a high rock formation in the Garden of the Gods Tuesday evening. Crews say it was a suicide attempt. We at News First 5 don't normally report suicide attempts, but in this case we felt it was...

3 years 8 months ago

Monument murder victim identified

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the Big O Tires employee who was gunned down in the Monument store's parking lot Monday afternoon. Bradley Blehm, 50, died from multiple gunshot wounds, the coroner confirmed. Logan McClelland, 18, is being held on charges including first degree murder

3 years 10 months ago

Murdered girl's ex-boyfriend accused of sex assault

Greeley police said an 18-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl whose decomposed body was found this week. Sgt. Joe Tymkowych says Robert Laurencio Montoya's arrest is unrelated to the homicide investigation involving Kayleah Wilson's death. Additional details were not immediately released. Sixth-grader Kayleah...

3 years 10 months ago

Mass CPR training planned Tuesday

The Colorado Springs Fire Department plans to train hundreds, if not thousands in CPR before the Sky Sox game Tuesday evening. CPR, which stands for cardio pulminary resuscitation can save a life when someone has a heart attack. Most recent statistics released by the Colorado Springs Fire Department show...

4 years 3 weeks ago

House fire in Wasson area

Colorado Springs Fire Department is on scene at a house fire at the 2200 block of Lockhaven Drive. Firefighters were called just after 12:30 Saturday afternoon. CSFD tells News First 5 that it took only about 5 minutes to knock down the fire. 24 firefighters responded to the scene....

4 years 3 months ago

Wal-Mart to close 10 Sam's Clubs stores in U.S

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close 10 money-losing Sam's Club stores and cut 1,500 jobs to reduce costs. Stores to close are in Nampa, Idaho; La Quinta, Calififornia, Louisville, Colorado; Vista, Calififornia; Rolling Meadows, Illinois; Clay, New York; and Irvine, California. The cities of Houston, Phoenix and Sacramento, California,...

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