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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...

4 years 7 months ago

Monument murder victim identified

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has identified the Big O Tires employee who was gunned down in the Monument store's parking lot Monday afternoon. Bradley Blehm, 50, died from multiple gunshot wounds, the coroner confirmed. Logan McClelland, 18, is being held on charges including first degree murder

4 years 7 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 7 months ago

Free admission to State Parks on Monday

Colorado was admitted to the union Aug. 1, 1876. Colorado State Parks will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday, Aug. 2, by offering free admission to all 42 state parks. "We're inviting Coloradans to get outdoors at the state parks, enjoy the natural beauty of these places and experience all...

4 years 8 months ago

One Killed in Monument Accident

The Colorado State Patrol say one person died in a rollover accident on I-25 Tuesday night, not two as was reported at the scene. The GMC Yukon was carrying four people, all brothers and sisters in the same family, between the ages of 13 and 21. Killed in the...

4 years 8 months ago

Fatal traffic accident near Monument

UPDATE: State Patrol has re-opened all lanes of I-25 following a fatal traffic accident. A GMC Yukon carrying four people was traveling northbound on I-25 when it rolled. Two people have been confirmed dead, one woman passenger and one other unknown. The driver and two other passengers have...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado food stamp computers getting worse

Colorado social workers say that attempts to fix the state computer system blamed for delays in food stamps and other public assistance are making things worse. The system installed in 2004 has a history of communications problems, crashes and failures, including overpayments and underpayments. New problems started last...

4 years 8 months ago

Gender becoming issue in GOP senate race

A Senate candidate's joke about his female opponent was caught on tape and is getting attention online. Republican Ken Buck is running against former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton for the Republican nomination. Asked at a conservative gathering last weekend why Republicans should choose him, Buck made a gender joke....

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado's Senate primary getting feisty

With just three weeks left before Colorado's primary elections and mail-in ballots already hitting mailboxes, the sleepy Democratic Senate primary is showing more life. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet aired his first negative ad Tuesday against challenger Andrew Romanoff. The same day, Romanoff launched an attack at the incumbent. Romanoff...

4 years 11 months ago

Rabid fox caught in El Paso County

A fox captured in El Paso County last Friday has tested positive for rabies. Residents of the Woodmoor North neighborhood reported that the animal was acting strangely and having trouble walking. The Division of Wildlife captured the fox and euthanized it. This is the fourth rabid mammal captured...

4 years 11 months ago

Local non-profit has new leader

Tri-Lakes Cares, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance, self-sufficiency programs, and other social services in Northern El Paso County, has a new Executive Director. Haley Chapin joined the organization from SaddleUp! Foundation in Parker. "She brings to us not only her appreciation of what it takes to make a...

5 years 2 weeks ago

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