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2 years 8 months ago

Pueblo loses round-trip flights to Vegas

A big blow for Pueblo's airport. Less than two years after the city took a gamble, subsidizing flights to Las Vegas--the air carrier is pulling out. Now the number of passengers at Pueblo Memorial Airport could drop by more than half. "Obviously it's a bummer and we're disappointed in...

2 years 9 months ago

Pueblo rodeo star cashes in at NFR

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...

2 years 11 months ago

Rodeo Star has Pueblo roots

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...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Plans for Newton attraction expanded

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Construction is under way on revised plans for a Las Vegas attraction that will bring tourists into Wayne Newton's home. The singer's sprawling Casa de Shenandoah estate has been a flurry of activity in recent months, and work on a tourist attraction to showcase his...

3 years 4 months ago

Miss USA pageant begins at 8 p.m.

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Fifty-one beauty queens from around the country are getting ready to smile and strut before a panel of judges and a live audience in Sin City to determine the country's next Miss USA. Sunday night's winner will replace Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih and be...

3 years 5 months ago

Charges filed in ex-Vegas prosecutor drug case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Felony drug, conspiracy and gun charges have been filed against an ex-prosecutor who handled the Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars drug cases in Las Vegas. Former Deputy Clark County District Attorney David Schubert didn't appear in court Thursday while his lawyer received the four-count criminal...

3 years 6 months ago

Delays expected on Highway 85

A fiber optic project will cause traffic problems for a couple of months along Highway 85 on the south side of Colorado Springs. Conduit and junction boxes will be placed in the median and on the shoulder of Highway 85 between I-25 in Fountain and Las Vegas Street in...

3 years 9 months ago

Flakes spotted in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A winter storm is bringing snow flurries to the Las Vegas Strip and forcing officials to close the main highway between Southern and Central California. There was a trace of snow Monday morning at Las Vegas' official measuring station, McCarran International Airport. National Weather Service...

4 years 1 month ago

Obama signs motorcycle for military families

Call it hardcore support for military families. A custom-designed motorcycle, built by Hardcore Choppers of Sterling, Va., and signed by President Barack Obama will be auctioned in Las Vegas to support military families. The United States Army Chopper bearing Obama's autograph, along with those of Vice President Joe...

4 years 2 months ago

Miss Mexico crowned Miss Universe

Dozens of contestants from six continents traveled to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss Universe. The winner had one of the shortest commutes. Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, 22, took home the crown after the swimsuit, evening gown and interview portions...

4 years 2 months ago

Accused child killer in court today

Monique Lynch, accused stuffing a little girl's lifeless body into the crawl space of a Monument home, will face a judge in Colorado Springs for the first time today. Lynch waived her right to a video advisement last week. Today, she's expected to be formally charged with child abuse...

4 years 5 months ago

Mob museum planned in Las Vegas

Organizers for a planned museum on organized crime say it could open for business in about a year. The Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement will be housed at a former federal building in downtown. The structure once served as a post office and court house....

4 years 5 months ago

Miss USA hopefuls pose for racy photos

Just last year, controversial Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean drew fire when topless photos of her surfaced on the Internet. She was forced to resign. What a difference a year makes. This year, all 51 Miss USA contestants have posed for their official photos wearing seductive expressions on their...

4 years 5 months ago

US taekwondo athlete suspended 6 months for doping

An American taekwondo athlete has been suspended for six months after testing positive for a prohibited substance. The Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday that Emilia Morrow has accepted a suspension after testing positive for the diuretics hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide. The 17-year-old from Rockville, Md., was tied for...

4 years 5 months ago

Star Trek scripts, Shatner's motorcycle for sale

Shoppers can boldly go where no man has gone before when "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry's collection of personal effects and show memorabilia go up for auction. Darren Julien of Julien's Auctions says hand-annotated scripts, costumes from the show and Roddenberry's own studio pass are among the items available at...

4 years 11 months ago

Majestic Star casino company files for Chapter 11

Majestic Star Casino LLC is seeking bankruptcy protection after defaulting on debt obligations involving casinos and hotels in Indiana, Colorado and Mississippi. The Las Vegas-based company made its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Monday in Delaware. Company chairman Don Barden blamed its financial troubles on the recession and increased competition. He...

4 years 11 months ago

Dropout, 21, wins $8.55 million poker event

A 21-year-old Michigan poker professional who chose cards over college won the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas early Tuesday, winning $8.55 million and becoming the youngest player to win the tournament in its 40-year history. Joe Cada of Shelby Township, Mich., turned over a pair...

5 years 13 hours ago

Teen from Norway wins Monopoly world title

A 19-year-old from Norway has been declared the winner of the Monopoly World Championship in Las Vegas. That's after he polished off three opponents thanks to a fortunate swap of properties. He won the title Thursday by beating a player from New Zealand. The game-ending moves came when the teen's...

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