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5 months 3 weeks ago

Mobile home fire a total loss

PEYTON - A mobile home fire in Eastern El Paso County was a total loss Thursday. Dispatchers were first called at 10:40 a.m. to respond to the fire at a home at 17390 Jones Road. Unconfirmed reports suggest the fire was started by an ignition or explosion of a...

1 year 1 month ago

Guide to help homeowners list their stuff

COLORADO SPRINGS - Many survivors of the Black Forest fire who lost their homes now face the challenge of trying to remember everything that was inside. To make the process of filling out insurance claims easier, the Rocky Mountain Association of Independent Public Adjusters has put together this 35 page...

1 year 1 month ago

Range Riders cancel ride because of fire

Rodeo season in Colorado Springs starts with two big events: the Street Breakfast and the departure of the Pikes Peak Range Riders. However, this summer the cowboys will be staying close to home. The Range Riders have canceled their annual trip around Pikes Peak for just the second time...

1 year 4 months ago

Split over ambulance service could cost patients

COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County have split over ambulance service breaking off a 17-year relationship. In a prepared statement to the Emergency Services Agency board Wednesday, Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown said the department intends to recommend to City Council that they...

2 years 6 months ago

County Commissioners to keep on praying

El Paso County Commissioners say they have no plans to stop saying prayers before each meeting despite a decision Tuesday by the Supreme Court of the United States to reject an appeal from a North Carolina board of county commissioners who were found to have violated the Establishment Clause of...

2 years 8 months ago

New public shooting range in EPC

There is a proposal for a new public shooting range for El Paso County. The location is on the edge of Fort Carson property right by Gate 20. The Secretary of the Army just approved the plan. County commissioners will vote next Tuesday. Hear from the County Commission tonight on...

2 years 11 months 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

County fair begins

The 106th El Paso County Fair is underway in Calhan. The popular auto racing and demolition derby events are back this year accompanied by a ranch rodeo, talent contest and Xtreme truck racing. Fair Queen Amanda Summers stopped by the New First 5 studios on Saturday morning to talk...

3 years 1 week ago

Voter info cards to be mailed

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office will be mailing voter information cards to citizens in the county over the next few days. The card gives voters the opportunity to update and reactivate their registration if they did not cast a ballot in the 2010 election. Voters who...

3 years 2 months ago

Group pushes for tax initiative for parks

Would you vote for a tax increase if the money was dedicated specifically to parks? That's the question that a group calling themselves Great Parks Great Communities wants to put before voters this fall. They announced plans Tuesday to ask El Paso County Commissioners to put a measure on...

3 years 2 months ago

Parks group to seek ballot initiative

A group calling themselves Great Parks - Great Communities plans to ask the El Paso County Commissioners to approve a ballot initiative seeking a 0.015 percent sales tax increase to fund operations and basic maintenance of parks, trails and open spaces in the county. The Sustainable Parks Initiative is...

3 years 7 months ago

AM Drive: road report

Here's a look at what's happening on the roads this morning. The El Paso County Department of Transportation reports snow removal and sanding trucks have worked on all roads considered a "priority." Most have been plowed and/or sanded at least twice. Priority Two roads are now getting worked...

4 years 1 month ago

Close call for wedding party

It was a close call in Eastern El Paso County Wednesday afternoon after the carburetor on an RV caught fire and sparked a grass fire. Friends and family were preparing for a wedding at the property along Peyton Highway when the fire started. They all jumped in with shovels, hoses...

4 years 1 month ago

County mulls move to old Intel building

El Paso County Commissioners are considering a $50 million consolidation project that would relocate several of their offices into one central building.  Should the Sustainable Facilities plan be approved, a vacant office building at the former Intel Processor Plant on Garden of the Gods Road could house the Health...

4 years 2 months ago

2010 El Paso County Candidates

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorders Office has published a list of candidates for county offices. Primary election day is August 10. Here are the candidates: LOWDERMAN, MARK Republican Assessor CORRY, CHARLES Republican Clerk & Recorder DAMRON, SANDRA Republican Clerk & Recorder MOWLE, THOMAS Democratic Clerk...

4 years 4 months ago

Sheriff Maketa under fire and firing back

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's coming under fire over management decisions made in his office, but Maketa's firing back. Questions were raised in the Colorado Springs Independent about 3 employees who appear to have received special treatment from Maketa. One employee posted nude pictures of herself on several internet...

4 years 5 months ago

Record-breaking season for Treecycle

Nearly 4,000 trees were collected through this seasons "Treecycle" campaing in El Paso County. That means thousands of Christmas trees were kept out of local landfills. El Paso County says that's a record breaking number. Almost $20,000 in voluntary donations were also collected for El Pomar's Youth Sports programs....

4 years 7 months ago

Ellicott Hwy now open after crash

Ellicott Highway at Jones Road is still closed following a vicious head-on collision that sent five people to the hospital, including three children. The Colorado State Patrol reports that a 2005 Ford pickup and a 1975 Chevy van collided. Both drivers were airlifted to hospitals with critical injuries. Three children...

4 years 7 months ago

Winter brings on depression for many

The holiday season is here. For most of us that means presents, family and laughter. But as the weather changes it can turn to severe depression for some. It's called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. "It's a form of depression that often occurs in the winter months. Primarily it pertains...

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