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10 months 1 week ago

Colorado brewing boom

DENVER (AP) - Colorado added 56 beer breweries in 2003, bringing the total to 217, the third-highest in the nation. The Denver Post reported Wednesday the numbers reflect active breweries with licenses from the federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and they include brewpubs. One company might own...

1 year 4 months ago

Pueblo jail near capacity

PUEBLO - The Pueblo County jail is nearly full. The inmate population is up at least 12 percent this year and there are just 10 of the jail's 720 beds available. In fact, there are enough female inmates at the jail that guards had to pull out spare "sled"...

1 year 5 months ago

Pet food plant closing in Pueblo

PUEBLO - The Mars Petcare plant at the Pueblo Airport Industrial Park will soon be closing. The 41 employees at the plant notified last month that the facility would close in September. Ryan Bowling, a spokesperson for Mars Inc. says American dog owners are choosing smaller breeds over large...

1 year 6 months 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 6 months ago

Two jailed in Pueblo drive by shooting

PUEBLO - Pueblo police officers arrested two people on attempted murder charges following an early morning shooting outside of a bar on the south side of town. The incident happened sometime around 1:47 a.m. in the parking lot of the Sunset Plaza shopping center. Two men were reportedly arguing inside...

1 year 6 months ago

Local Marine awarded for heroism

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A Marine Corps Corporal from Florence, Colorado was one of five Marines to be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Monday for their heroism in rescuing comrades trapped aboard a crashed MV-22 Osprey during a training mission in Morocco last April. Cpl. Steve...

1 year 8 months ago

Free breakfast bill clears State Senate

DENVER - Certain public schools in Colorado could soon be required to serve free breakfast to students during the start of the school day. House Bill 1006 , the Breakfast after the Bell bill, passed the State Senate Friday after clearing the House last month. Beginning in the fall...

1 year 9 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 10 months ago

Your vote could change utilities future

COLORADO SPRINGS - Big changes could be store for Colorado Springs Utilities. City Council is expected to vote on a ballot measure Tuesday that would turnover control of the public utility to a independently elected board of directors. The ballot proposal calls for a 7 member board to be...

1 year 11 months ago

Man burned by fire in Peyton

PEYTON - A man was burned after a fire broke out in a workshop on his property in the 12200 block of Smith Road early Friday morning. Firefighters from the Falcon Fire Department were called to the property at around 1:30 a.m. The man reportedly suffered minor burns to...

1 year 11 months ago

City fracking ban unlikely

COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling. Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells...

1 year 11 months ago

Hundreds crowd emergency preparation meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS - There weren't many empty seats at the Cheyenne Mountain High School auditorium as hundreds of people came out to the city's first wildfire safety information meeting. City leaders from the police and fire departments spoke about the importance of preparing for an evacuation and how to...

1 year 11 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...

1 year 11 months ago

City to host wildfire awareness meeting

COLORADO SPRINGS -Emergency managers in the City of Colorado Springs will host an informational meeting later this month to increase awareness about the danger of wildfires and the need for emergency preparedness. Fire Chief Rich Brown, Fire Marshall Bret Lacey and Emergency Manager Bret Waters will discuss evacuation planning...

1 year 11 months ago

City council wants a raise

COLORADO SPRINGS - Members of the Colorado City Council may ask voters next April for a substantial raise. News 5 obtained a copy of a draft ballot issued that would amend the City Charter to increase the pay of council members by the equivalent of 44 percent of the mayor's...

1 year 11 months ago

Gift wrapped can of ribbons causes bomb scare

COLORADO SPRINGS - The bomb squad was called on Friday afternoon to investigate a suspicious package found outside of a Colorado Springs bank. The incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo branch at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard. Customer Joe Quintana spotted the red gift...

1 year 11 months ago

Springs police search for robbery suspect

COLORADO SPRINGS - Investigators with the Colorado Springs Police Department are asking for help identifying a man they believe robbed a pair of convenience stores last week. This photo was taken from a surveillance camera at the Circle K at 3805 Maizeland Road. The police believe the man forced...

1 year 11 months ago

Colorado laws protect gun owner privacy

A newspaper in New York state sparked a nationwide controversy this week by published a map of households where handgun owners live. The ordeal raised our curiosity as to what kind of public records exist for gun owners in Colorado. As it turn out, there's not much. Susan Medina,...

1 year 11 months ago

Emergency managers urge preparation before storms

COLORADO SPRINGS - In light of the recent winter storms, emergency managers in Colorado Springs are encouraging everyone to take the necessary steps to stay safe. Ken Hughlett, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management says blizzards and snow storms can be life threatening...

1 year 11 months ago

Record crowds fill Telmosse Giveaway

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thousands of people flooded into the Freedom Financial Expo Center Friday morning for the 30th Annual Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway. The event is local tradition started by the late businessman Bob Telmosse to help families in need during the holidays. Each person is given free toys...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Fires force evacuation at Academy dormitory

US AIR FORCE ACADEMY- Hundreds of cadets were evacuated from a US Air Force Academy dormitory Tuesday after two small fires were found and extinguished. The fires happened inside Sijan Hall, one of the Academy's two dormitories. It's unclear how many cadets were part of the evacuation. However, the...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Sheriff's office moving to new building

COLORADO SPRINGS - The moving trucks have arrived at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff is relocating most of his operations under one roof at the newly remodeled county building downtown on Vermijo Street. Early Wednesday morning the non emergency county dispatch number 719-390-5555 will be briefly...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Cyber scammers target Southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS - Online shoppers beware, international scam artists seem to be targeting our community this week. They are making cold calls to individual homes and cell phones saying they are from "Microsoft Windows." Scarlett Millsaps recently got that call. "They told me that they are with Microsoft...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Judge increases bond for jailed driver

COLORADO SPRINGS - It will cost a Colorado Springs man who was arrested Monday on charges of Driving Under the Influence and Vehicular Homicide more money to post bail. At the request of the district attorney, the judge increased the bond for Robert Icenogle, 47, from $30,000 to $150,000...

2 years 1 month ago

Indy GiVE! campaign underway

Halloween may have just ended, but the holiday giving season has already begun. Thursday at midnight, the 2012 Indy GiVE! campaign website went online . The project is coordinated by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Colorado Springs Independent. Donors tripled their contributions in the previous three campaigns from...

2 years 2 months ago

Police investigate peculiar stabbing

Colorado Springs Police officers are investigating a unusual stabbing incident that happened just before noon at the Park Meadows Apartments on Mount Werner Circle, near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Southgate Road. According to police department spokesperson Barbara Miller, a 911 call was made from the apartment at...

2 years 4 months ago

Most local Colorado economies improving

DENVER (AP) - Colorado communities say local economies are improving, but some say they are still falling behind. A survey by the Colorado Municipal League shows a majority of the businesses contacted said they are growing, but more than a quarter reported Wednesday that they are flat or below par...

4 years 3 months ago

Private colleges 'act local' with financial aid

Many private colleges are sweetening financial aid packages for students from their own backyards. It's an effort by the schools to portray themselves as more affordable and better neighbors. They also want to stay competitive. Among the schools is Northwestern University, which is targeting Chicago-area students in financial need....

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado weatherizes nearly 3,400 homes

State and local agencies have weatherized nearly 3,400 homes in Colorado, triggering full access to the state's $79.5 million in stimulus funds for the work. Gov. Bill Ritter and Department of Energy officials noted Colorado's progress in a conference call Wednesday with the media. Annual program funds have paid...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado-based Chipotle expanding to Europe

Are you addicted to Chipotle's steak burritos--extra pico de gallo, of-course-I-want-guacamole! Good news--now you can travel to Europe without going through withdrawal. Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its first European restaurant, in London. The store opened Monday. The Denver-based fast-casual burrito, taco and salad chain says it's looking for...

5 years 1 week ago

Government debt limits on ballot

DENVER (AP) - An initiative to limit borrowing by state and local governments in Colorado will appear on the November ballot. Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher said Friday that supporters of the measure had gathered enough signatures to put it before voters November 2. It will appear on...

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