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1 year 3 months ago

Wider I-25 opening this weekend

EL PASO COUNTY - Holiday travelers should enjoy a little more elbow room while heading north on Interstate 25 out of Colorado Springs this weekend. The contractor for the $66 million I-25 Expansion Project expects to open a third northbound lane between North Gate Boulevard and Monument by Saturday...

1 year 4 months ago

Fire stops train; schools stay safe

MONUMENT - Lower winds are helping firefighters gain control of a wildland fire that burned just west of I-25 in northeastern El Paso County. The fire began in barn near Old Denver Road and Baptist Road just after 10:00 a.m. and reportedly spread into the trees. The barn is...

1 year 4 months ago

Fire burning near Monument

Update: News5 crews on the scene are reporting that the fire is under control. The barn was destroyed, but the nearby house is still standing. Monument Police tell us that the property affected is the 3rd oldest homestead in Monument. Update: According to witnesses at a nearby business, the...

1 year 6 months ago

Updated: Man struck and killed by train

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident where a person was struck by a train. It happened in Monument near Park Trail Drive and Blizzard Valley. Those with the Sheriff's Office say they got the call around 11:35 last night from Burlington Northern Santa...

1 year 11 months ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

2 years 6 days ago

Corrections director remembered for his reforms

COLORADO SPRINGS - His colleagues called him a visionary leader. Slain Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements introduced a number of reforms during his two years in charge of the state prison system. Clements presided over an era of declining inmate populations and championed ideas to keep the population...

2 years 1 month ago

Fundraiser planned for two murdered children

Friends are trying to raise money for a Falcon family that lost two children this week. One-year-old Scarlett Gallagher and three-year-old Ryan Willhite were stabbed to death Wednesday on a farm in Falcon. Police say the mother's boyfriend, 22-year-old Ethan Caurou, killed the two children before killing himself. ...

2 years 3 months ago

Family prays for Dylan Redwine's safe return

Nearly two weeks after his disappearance, the search continues for Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy who vanished from his father's home in La Plata county in southwestern Colorado. Redwine was visiting for Thanksgiving when he vanished. Now as Christmas approaches and time slips away without any progress in his...

2 years 4 months ago

Fire reported at Monument Post Office

MONUMENT - Members of the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Department were called to the post office when an automatic fire alarm sounded sometime after 7:30 p.m. Lt. Ryan Graham of Tri-Lakes F.D. said when his crews arrived there was a visible haze in the building. They evacuated the postal employees...

2 years 6 months ago

Chimney Rock to be named national monument

DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration is creating a national monument at a dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that is surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Senator Michael Bennet's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in The Denver Post that said the move to preserve 4,700 acres...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Snow is a no show

The snow that was supposed to hit overnight was mostly a no show. Dry air took the power out of the storm and left us with only a little snow and nothing much to report on the roads across Southern Colorado. We will see occasional snow flurries throughout the...

3 years 2 months ago

Judge considers dismissing murder case

Defense attorneys want a judge to throw out the murder case against a former Monument man accused of killing his daughter on the grounds that detectives in the case lied about a confession. Hanif Sims and his former girlfriend Monique Lynch were arrested at a motel in Henderson, Nevada...

3 years 3 months ago

Starting the month with a Brrrr

December is off to a snowy, blustery start as a winter snow storm continues to ice over roads, cause accidents and even cancel school. Lewis Palmer School District 38 in Mounment had been on a 2 hour delayed start this morning, when at around 9:45 a.m. administrators decided to cancel...

3 years 3 months ago

Grade schools closed in Monument

Administrators in Lewis Palmer School District 38 have closed all elementary schools today because of the changing weather conditions. All morning and afternoon kindergarten and preschool classes are canceled as well. The district has been under a 2 hour delayed start for the day.

3 years 5 months ago

I-25 northbound lanes now open

All lanes of I-25 are open right now. Colorado Department of Transportation says there are numerous accidents at mile marker 165, about five miles north of Monument. The closure began at 4:37 a.m. and continued for about one hour. Roads are still in bad condition, much of I-25 in...

3 years 10 months ago

Update: Lynch to testify against Sims

Monument residents are in shock over the news of Monique Lynch's plea deal that will drop her original charge of 1st degree murder. "It's totally inadequate to get a plea deal off of a murder charge of a child." says Monument resident Alan Stace.. The body of 9-year-old Genesis...

3 years 11 months ago

Monument community providing for evacuees

Monument businesses and volunteers opened their arms and kitchens to the 255 families forced from their homes today. Oakley's Bistro at the Sundance Mountain Lodge offered a free spaghetti buffet tonight and discount room rates for evacuees and first responders, but they weren't the only ones helping today. Rosie's...

3 years 11 months ago

D-38 Schools in session tomorrow

The hazardous materials clean-up is on track right now in Monument so school leaders in District 38 say schools will be in session tomorrow. If that changes we'll update you here and on News First 5.

3 years 11 months ago

Crews here; clean-up underway

Crews from Texas have arrived to start cleaning up the hazardous material leak in Monument. The process could take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. No additional evacuations are needed at this time. Our crews were able to get close enough to the train to send us back this...

3 years 11 months ago

Magnetic seal contains leak

All plans for Monument residents center on a damaged tanker car containing hydrochloric acid. The leak has been stopped using a magnetic seal, but hundreds of homes are under evacuation orders. The train sits directly east of Mitchell and Synthes. It awaits the arrival of a specially trained crew...

3 years 11 months ago

Monument schools closed today

Monument area schools are closed today due to a hazardous materials situation along the train tracks in Monument. All District 38 schools are closed. MyPlace Childcare is open at the Bear Creek location only. Monument Valley Charter Academy is also closed today.

3 years 11 months ago

Leak has been contained

The leak in a tanker car in Monument has been contained. A specially trained crew is on the way from Fort Worth to move the remaining hydrochloric acid to another container. The crew is expected around 1 p.m. Once that crew arrives the work will take four to five...

3 years 11 months ago

250 homes to be evacuated

Calls are going out to residents in Monument due to a leaking tanker car on a train. The train is stopped in Monument and hazardous materials crews will have to unload the hydrochloric acid that is inside. The leaking tanker is near Wagon Gap Trail and Elk Valley Trail. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Accident turns deadly in Monument

A crash on Highway 83 near Highway 105 in Monument has left one woman dead. The single-car roll-over crash happened just after 7:30 tonight. The driver suffered minor injuries, but the woman passenger was flown to Penrose where she died. Highway 83 is still closed in both directions tonight....

4 years 3 weeks ago

Double homicide possibly a solicited murder

Friends and co-workers are still in shock after a double homicide last Wednesday near Castle Rock. Investigators believe 26-year-old Josiah Sher, 26-year-old Matthew Plake and 29-year-old Micah Woody of Colorado Springs and 49 year old Christopher Wells of Monument all had a hand in the murder of Well's estranged wife...

4 years 1 month ago

School closes in preparation for storm

Schools are already preparing for an icy blast and blowing snow. Monument Academy Charter School will close at 1 p.m. for elementary students and 1:15 p.m. for middle school students. Afternoon preschool and kindergarten are canceled as well as all afternoon activities.

4 years 2 months ago

Winter storm hits Southern Colorado

A quick winter storm made things a little chilly in Southern Colorado on Wednesday evening. High wind gusts, dropping temperatures and slick roads made Jeniese Cathey, a Las Vegas transplant, a little nervous. "It's been crazy and I'm definitely not used to the snow." she says, "I will say I...

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