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1 year 7 months 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...

1 year 11 months ago

Injured climber wasn't wearing helmet

COLORADO SPRINGS - A man who was rock climbing at the Garden of the Gods had to be taken to the hospital after falling about 8 feet and hitting his head. The accident happened shortly after 1:30 Friday afternoon. The man and a climbing partner were ascending the western...

3 years 6 months ago

Update: stuck climbers at Garden of the Gods

Hikers stranded on a rock formation in Garden of the Gods are down. The 4 climbers got too high on Juniper Rock and couldn't get back down. They didn't have climbing equipment. Fire crews had them all down by 8 p.m. It's not clear if they'll be charged.

3 years 7 months ago

DHS moving schedule

The Department of Human Services is moving to 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The following is the moving schedule: Friday March 18 - All DHS offices will close at 2 p.m. Monday March 21 - All DHS offices will open at 1 p.m. Monday, March...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Rescues tie up fire resources

Around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, fire crews make a high angle rescue at Garden of the Gods. Four climbers with no gear got stuck 150 feet up on a ledge. After about an hour and a half all four were rescued with no injuries. But it had a big effect...

4 years 1 month ago

Final preps for Sunday's Race for the Cure

Final preparations are under way for Sunday's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  The annual fundraiser for breast cancer research begins at 8:00 a.m. Sunday at Garden of the Gods.  Race organizers say they expect attendance to break records due to Sunday's forecast for clear, mild weather. Registration...

4 years 1 month ago

Get fit in the Garden

Too many ice cream cones this summer? Grazed your way through funnel cakes, Indian Fry Bread and turkey legs at the Colorado State Fair? It's time to get back into shape! The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center will celebrate the first Get Fit at the Garden...

4 years 2 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...

4 years 3 months ago

Garden of the Gods Photography Walk

Don't let summer slip away without taking pictures in the gorgeous Garden of the Gods. A Photography Walk on Palmer Trail will be led by Paul deBerjeois. The hike gets underway Wednesday at 9 am. For more information or reservations, phone 219-0108.

4 years 3 months ago

Geology Walk at Garden of the Gods

Find out more about the geology of Garden of the Gods on a guided tour of the park Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. The tour will be led by Jay Perkins, through the Central Garden. For more information or to make a reservation, phone 219-0108.

4 years 4 months ago

Missing teen found dead

El Paso County Search and Rescue crews have found the body of a missing 17-year-old girl Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the teen went on a hike by herself Thursday in Queen's Canyon, north of Garden of the Gods. She never came home that night, and was reported missing. Search and...

4 years 4 months ago

Rock Ledge Ranch gets wild 'n' wooly

The history of the Pikes Peak Region came to life for the 33rd season Saturday afternoon at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs' Rock Ledge Ranch provided sheep shearing, sheepdog herding demonstrations, and allowed crowds to experience traditional daily activities to celebrate the start of the summer season....

4 years 5 months ago

Armed robbery inside Garden of the Gods Park

Colorado Springs Police are investigating a rare armed robbery inside Garden of the Gods Park. Police on motorcycles and with canine units scoured the park for several hours Wednesday afternoon looking for the 2 suspects. The victims are from San Luis Obispo, California visiting family and friends in the Denver...

4 years 5 months ago

Free Garden of the Gods program Tuesday

Do you ever wonder about the animals that you see while hiking through Garden of the Gods? If so, you can get your questions answered Tuesday by Bret Tennis, Program Coordinator for the Park. Tennis will discuss wildlife diversity during Lunch and a Look Tuesday at 11 am, Garden...

4 years 6 months ago

Tree hit by lightning

Fire crews are taking down a tree that was hit by lightning on Old Dutch Mill Road. That's near Chestnut and Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. There are no reports of injuries, but neighbors are experiencing a power outage. We have a crew on the scene and...

4 years 6 months ago

Remembering a friend

Friends came together to say one last goodbye to a friend who was very valuable to the community in many ways, Peggy Parr. Parr, who was active in many local groups and on the El Paso County Search and Rescue team, passed away this month at the age of...

4 years 6 months ago

Hummingbirds featured at GOG Tuesday

Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center a Lunch & A Look at the Garden Tuesday, focusing on hummingbirds. Bette Lamore will present her popular nature conversation "Jewels in Flight," describing the habits and characteristics of the hummingbirds which are frequently sighted at Garden of the Gods. ...

4 years 8 months ago

How to grow your own veggies

If you want to plant a vegetable garden but don't know where to begin--there's a free lecture this weekend to help you out. Pikes Peak Urban Gardens will present the lecture, "The Beginners Vegetable Guide for Success," this Sunday, February 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m. The lecture will be...

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