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10 months 3 weeks ago

Kopp Joins Race for Governor's Seat

Former Republican Senator Mike Kopp is kicking off his gubernatorial bid Tuesday to challenge Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper next year. His announcement is expected in Colorado Springs at 3:30 pm during a news conference at Mesa Overlook above Garden of the Gods Park. He will then make his way to...

2 years 6 months ago

New bike race proposed to City council

A new 105-mile bike tour around Colorado Springs and surrounding areas has been proposed to Colorado Springs City Council. The organizers of the first ever Tour of Colorado Springs want support for public safety and barricading from the city. The major debate among council members is the cost estimated...

2 years 11 months ago

Running through the weekend

Around 1,100 people spent their Labor Day Weekend running, literally. The American Discovery Trail Marathon is an all volunteer event that raises money for the Trails and Open Space Coalition and the Pikes Peak Road Runners. The race consists of a full marathon, half marathon, a marathon relay and...

2 years 11 months ago

Perry top dog for the GOP?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals....

3 years 1 day ago

Hundreds "Assault" Pikes Peak

Hundreds took to Pikes Peak Sunday morning for what many cyclists call the ultimate test. The 2nd Annual Assault on the Peak takes these gutsy cyclists nearly 25 miles up Pikes Peak. That's a vertical climb of nearly 8,000 feet! "This is just very unrelenting and 6 hours of pain!"...

3 years 1 week ago

Ascending America's mountain

Thousands of runners may be nursing some sore legs tonight after bravely taking on the Pikes Peak Ascent half marathon race on Saturday. By the looks of the start line, it looks like any other race, but as soon as the competitors take off, they're climbing upward, 7,815 vertical feet...

3 years 1 week ago

Bike race sabotage

Bicyclists are worried after tacks, box cutters and broken glass were found strewn along routes for two professional bike races later this month. Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says the objects are being purposely placed on trails and roads popular with bicyclists that could trip them up or...

3 years 1 month ago

Bachmann says she, not husband, running for office

WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says she - and not her husband - is running for the White House and that questions about their family business and finances are off-limits. Speaking Thursday in Washington, Bachmann again declined to answer questions about Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling center that has...

3 years 3 months ago

Seal, Clarkson team for Indy 500 anthem duet

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Grammy winner Seal's first trip to the Indianapolis 500 is also his first time singing the U.S. national anthem. The Grammy winner from England was among the celebrities taking part in Sunday's pre-race celebrity red carpet walk. Country singer Kellie Pickler, actor Tim Daly and "The...

3 years 3 months ago

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels out of 2012 race

WASHINGTON - (AP) Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said early Sunday that he won't run for president because of family concerns, a development that narrowed the Republican nomination field though made the wide-open race even more uncertain. "In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,"...

3 years 5 months ago

Pinewood Derby

Boy Scouts in Pueblo got together Saturday to pit machine against machine in a Pinewood Derby. Troop 407 built small cars out of blocks of wood, attached wheels and raced them side by side down a wooden track. Troop 407 is from the Bessemer neighborhood of Pueblo.

3 years 6 months ago

Bike race comments sought

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comments on a proposed mountain bike race near Salida. The race is proposed for May 20 through 22 within the Arkansas Hills Trail System, which is on land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management. The race could attract...

3 years 9 months ago

GOP Boswell concedes to Riesberg in house race

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Republican Bob Boswell has conceded the state House District 50 race to incumbent Democrat Jim Riesberg nearly two weeks after the election. Riesberg leads Boswell by about 300 votes, although a final vote tally hasn't been completed. Boswell told the Greeley Tribune Saturday that it...

3 years 10 months ago

Hickenlooper: tap PERA for business loans

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses. Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans. He says the state could raise $100...

3 years 11 months ago

Tom Tancredo gets fundraising help

A TV bounty hunter and an outspoken Arizona sheriff headlined a Denver fundraiser for third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E reality TV show "Dog The Bounty Hunter," and Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped raise money for Tancredo on Sunday. Tancredo...

3 years 11 months ago

Bicyclists tackle 24 Hours

Bicyclists found a tough test of endurance this weekend at the U.S. Air Force Academy. "This is a very unique type of race for them, to have us here overnight," says Tim Scott, race director for 24 Hours of Colorado Springs. Some of the riders, finishing up at...

3 years 11 months ago

Roads closed Saturday for Race for the Cure

Thousands of participants will descend on Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs this Saturday for the annual Komen race for the Cure. Several roads will be closed in the area to accommodate the crowds. The walk/run is still accepting participants and donations. Information about the race is online.

3 years 11 months ago

GOP governor's group hints Colo. race a lost cause

Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is shrugging off the suggestion that a national GOP group won't help finance his campaign anymore and says he will continue to fight for votes. A Maes spokesman made the comments Wednesday in response to Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour's remarks hinting...

3 years 11 months ago

Democrat Hickenlooper to spend $1.3 million on TV ads

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election. The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials. ...

4 years 1 week ago

Dan Maes to announce running mate at noon

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has reached the deadline for announcing his choice of a running mate. Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes interviewed four or five candidates over the weekend and will announce his choice on Tuesday. He'll make the announcement at noon at his campaign office in Englewood....

4 years 1 week ago

Tancredo defends his move from GOP to third party

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says he's more committed to conservatism than to a particular party. Tancredo was a Republican congressman from Colorado, but became the American Constitution Party's gubernatorial candidate after saying he didn't think the GOP primary candidates could beat Democrat John Hickenlooper in November. Dan...

4 years 2 weeks ago

'Trackers' could throw Colorado election

They're as common at campaign stops as colorful banners: hand-held cameras wielded by politicians' opponents to catch them making a stupid mistake. So how come candidates keep getting tripped up by "trackers" who record their every move? Trackers have been credited for spoiling campaigns from Virginia to Nevada. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Clearing up robocall confusion

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Wednesday that he was asking the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a false robocall campaign. The automated called made to registered Republicans allegedly said that Maes had dropped out of the race. NewsFirst5 has learned that the confusion may have stemmed from...

4 years 1 month ago

Ousted USDA employee to sue blogger

Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week. Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention. The edited video posted by...

4 years 1 month ago

Meg Whitman: No interest in White House run

Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman says she has no interest in a future run for the United States presidency. She says she is focused on helping recession wracked California climb out of its 12.3 percent unemployment rate. Whitman says she would target tax cuts for employers and reduce...

4 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

Armstrong wary of first week of Tour

The Tour de France gets under way Saturday and Lance Armstrong says he doesn't expect to win the 5.5-mile prologue of what will be his last ride in cycling's premier event. The short and mainly flat stage through the Dutch port of Rotterdam's city center doesn't feature major problems but...

4 years 2 months ago

Soap box derby race scheduled Saturday

Pueblo's annual Soap Box Derby competition happens Saturday at 4th and Joplin. Thirty six young people will battle their gravity powered cars for a chance to go the national championships in Akron, Ohio. Two local competitors will win a trip to the Ohio competition. There are 450 soap...

4 years 2 months ago

Romanoff reportedly offered job to quit senate race

Administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forego a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Administration officials on Wednesday declined to specify the job that was floated or the name of the administration official who approached...

4 years 3 months ago

White House: No 'improper conduct' on Sestak

Former President Bill Clinton was enlisted by the White House to speak with Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak about dropping his Senate primary challenge against incumbent Arlen Specter in exchange for a job, NBC News reported Friday. A memorandum from the White House's top lawyer confirmed that Clinton "agreed to...

4 years 5 months ago

Lance Armstrong to race in Italy

Organizers for the Milan-San Remo have confirmed that seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will take part in Saturday's race. RCS Sport said Monday that Armstrong made the commitment in a phone call with race director Angelo Zomegnan. The Milan-San Remo is the opening single-day classic of the...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado congressman rejects bid for governor

Democratic congressman Ed Perlmutter says he won't jump into the Colorado governor's race. Perlmutter says supporters asked him to run, but he loves his job representing Colorado's 7th District. The Denver Post says Perlmutter disclosed his decision on Monday. Others considering the race after incumbent Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter dropped...

4 years 11 months ago

Debate continues over political semi-trailers

The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging county leaders to enforce laws that ban political semi-trailers. The trailers pop up every political season around Pueblo. They're illegal in the county and state law doesn't allow them parked near state highways. But some argue the trailers are a freedom of speech,...

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