November 21, 2012 8:18 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A record 292,698 voters cast ballots in El Paso County during in the 2012 General Election. The county election department finished the canvassing process Wednesday which officially certifies the results. The final vote tally beat the 2008 record by 17,991 votes.
According to a news release... more »
September 4, 2012 6:32 PM
The heat is on, big time!
Record setting heat in the Springs this summer and near record heat in Pueblo. We've been hoping to catch a break now that we've turned the calendar to September, but no such luck, not yet anyway. We found out more about breaking records... more »
August 22, 2012 2:32 PM
Tim Storms is an American who claims to have the deepest voice in the world, and he holds a record for hitting the lowest note.
His talent was discovered at a young age, and only got deeper as he matured.
"My lowest note, about how low I can... more »
August 21, 2012 12:59 PM
A favorite with teens and adults is still breaking records, this time with DVD sales.
The Hunger Games sales breathed life into a stagnant home entertainment market. Fans snatched up almost four million DVD's and Blu-Ray discs in the first two days. That's here in the U.S. and in Canada.... more »
August 8, 2012 12:43 PM
Maryland's infant mortality rate has been at a record low for two years straight. Governor Martin O'Malley announced today that the infant mortality rate was 6.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2010 and 2011. O'Malley attributes the decline to an expansion of health care access to young women and... more »
July 29, 2012 6:19 PM
A tornado that touched down near Mount Evans at 11,900 feet elevation is a record breaker in Colorado, and it's close to the national record.
Those with the National Weather Service tell us they did find one that touched down a little higher, around 12,000 feet.
That was in... more »
May 12, 2012 9:24 AM
There's a new record for the largest wave ever ridden.
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September 25, 2011 8:31 AM
The OnStar automobile communication service maintains its two-way connection with a customer even after the service is discontinued and reserves the right to sell data from that connection.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York calls that a blatant invasion of privacy and is calling on the Federal Trade... more »
September 13, 2011 5:20 PM
A record 9,321 of students have enrolled at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs this fall, but that growth comes with challenges. Driving the increase is a record setting 1,352 member freshman class, students who typically need on campus housing.
Roommates Jamar Anderson and Aaron McGlasson have settled... more »
September 13, 2011 11:38 AM
A record setting 9,321 students have enrolled at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs this fall, the most in the school's 46 year history. A September 9 campus census showed 429 more students enrolled this year compared to last.
Nearly half of that increase (196 students) comes from... more »
September 5, 2011 4:02 PM
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... more »
August 30, 2011 8:26 AM
A new Colorado skydiving record was set in Longmont when 69 people dropped from planes over the Vance Brand Municipal Airport.
The Longmont Times-Call reports that the state record was set Sunday morning. The previous state record was set in 2008 with 56 skydivers in Lamar.
The skydivers... more »
August 29, 2011 8:47 PM
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A new Colorado skydiving record was set in Longmont when 69 people dropped from planes over the Vance Brand Municipal Airport.
The Longmont Times-Call reports that the state record was set Sunday morning. The previous state record was set in 2008 with 56 skydivers in... more »
January 29, 2011 9:11 AM
DENVER (AP) - Denver International Airport has set a record with more than 52 million travelers recorded last year.
Last year's total of 52.2 million people was an increase of nearly 2 percent over the number of travelers in 2008, the previous record.
Airport officials say 4.2 million... more »
September 29, 2010 9:02 AM
While cities along Colorado's Front Range are baking in record-high temperatures, Loveland snowmakers are cooling their heels with their fingers on the start button.
The Loveland Ski Area saw the first snowfall of the season last week. Ski area employees took advantage of the cold and revved up the... more »
September 15, 2010 1:38 PM
Gov. Ritter announced Wednesday more than 900,000 free meals were served to children across Colorado over the summer, the highest number in Colorado since the program started more than 30 years ago.
"I am proud to say that Colorado has answered the challenge to fight childhood hunger by expanding... more »
September 13, 2010 2:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is on track to record the second-highest deficit of all time with one month left in the budget year.
The Treasury Department says that through August, the deficit totaled $1.26 trillion. That's down 8.1 percent from the same period in 2009, when the... more »
September 10, 2010 8:56 AM
A record-size freshman class has boosted Colorado State University's enrollment to the all-time high of 26,348. The enrollment is up 3.7 percent from last year. The number of freshman this fall is 4,472, which breaks the previous record of 4,404 in 2008.
The incoming freshman class is 4.3 percent... more »
September 3, 2010 9:45 AM
Greeley police have arrested a 17-year-old girl in the assault of a jogger in a city park.
Police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych said Thursday that a 47-year-old Greeley woman was jogging in the park Aug. 24 when she saw a group of teens watching a girl beat up another girl.... more »
August 10, 2010 11:25 AM
Lance Armstrong has pulled out of the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race in Colorado, a high-altitude race he won in record time last year. Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said Tuesday that the cyclist is still feeling lingering effects of a hip injury suffered in a crash early in the... more »
August 7, 2010 6:36 PM
Up to 40 hospital patients in Colorado Springs are in a troubling situation. A former employee at Memorial Hospital accessed their medical records apparently for personal use. News First 5 talked with two patients who say they're angry because they say memorial hospital waited several months before telling them about... more »
July 29, 2010 10:15 AM
Mortgage rates dropped to the lowest level on record for the fifth time in six weeks, making homebuying and refinancing the most attractive in decades for those who can get loans.
Freddie Mac says the average rate for 30-year fixed loans this week was 4.54 percent, down from 4.56... more »
July 22, 2010 10:01 AM
Mortgage rates fell to a new record low for the fourth time in five weeks. But low rates haven't been enough to lift a struggling housing market.
Freddie Mac says the average rate for 30-year fixed loans this week was 4.56 percent, down from 4.57 last week. That's the... more »
July 6, 2010 9:29 AM
The Fourth of July is over, but temperatures are sizzling hotter than a firecracker over much of the country.
Temperatures reached at least the 90s from Maine to Texas and into the Southwest and Death Valley over the holiday weekend. Now the mid-Atlantic is embarking on a string of... more »
July 1, 2010 6:23 PM
A 14-year-old Golden resident caught a record 51-pound grass carp while fishing at Prospect Park Lake on June 4. The mammoth carp, caught by Cody Moreland, set a new species state record and ranks as the heaviest fish ever caught in Colorado.
Moreland, who regularly fishes the small Jefferson... more »
July 1, 2010 12:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has broken another box-office record.
The latest chapter in the vampire adventure took in $68.5 million in its first day, the best ever for a movie opening on a Wednesday. "Eclipse" surpassed the previous Wednesday record of $62 million set last... more »
April 29, 2010 1:27 PM
People all over the world Thursday tried to break into the Guinness World Records book for the most people simultaneously blowing bubbles at multiple locations.
It will be several weeks before organizers know if they surpassed the 34,529 who set the record across England in 2007. But the publicity... more »
March 10, 2010 2:11 PM
The government ran up the largest monthly deficit in history in February, keeping the flood of red ink on track to top last year's record for the full year.
The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the February deficit totaled $220.9 billion, 14 percent higher than the previous record set... more »
February 22, 2010 1:58 PM
More than half of all Americans, estimated at 162-million, have watched the Vancouver Olympics on the networks of NBC Universal through the first nine days of the Games. That's five million more than watched the first nine days of the 2006 Winter Games, according to data available today from The... more »
February 1, 2010 10:57 AM
The 16-year-old Southern California girl attempting to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone says she is stopping in Mexico with power problems. On her blog, Abby Sunderland of Thousand Oaks wrote Saturdayshe's headed for Cabo San Lucas to add a "new battery or two" because solar... more »
January 11, 2010 7:22 AM
The South is still an icebox this morning. Miami tied, then broke a low temperature record of 37 set in 1927. The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning for South Florida through this morning. A freeze watch will continue through tomorrow. For the first time in at... more »
December 11, 2009 10:45 AM
The economy may be down, but movie ticket sales are up.
Hollywood has set a new box-office record of U.S. ticket sales of more than $10 billion for 2009.
The previous record was $9.68 billion two years ago.
With potential blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes and Avatar arriving... more »
December 1, 2009 2:15 PM
Foreclosure filings in El Paso County had slowed-down in September and October, but the downward trend reversed in November. The county is again seeing 24 new filings each day.
El Paso County has already broken a record for the number of foreclosures in a year, for the third straight... more »
November 12, 2009 5:49 PM
On Thursday, people all over the world tried to beat a world record by having the most people stack cups at multiple locations in one day. However, there was a slight twist. In Pueblo, more than 100 students at Haaff Elementary School took part in the competition. They had to... more »
October 7, 2009 10:50 AM
A low-pressure system that's brought record low temperatures to Southern California is helping firefighters battle a blaze near the mountain community of Wrightwood. The fire in the San Bernardino Mountains was 75 percent contained Wednesday morning and hadn't grown. Evacuation orders for thousands of people were lifted on Tuesday. The... more »
September 30, 2009 5:22 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Colorado harvested 98 million bushels of winter wheat this year, second in the nation behind Kansas. Darrell Hanavan of the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee said Wednesday that's the highest Colorado has ever ranked. Earlier forecasts pegged the harvest around 89 million bushels. The record... more »