January 23, 2013 7:29 PM
New details continue to pour in over Tuesday's deadly officer involved shooting in Woodland Park.
Around 2:30 p.m., two officers with the Woodland Park Police Department pulled over Craig Bondo, 20, for driving a stolen Saturn station wagon along Highway 24.
While attempting to make an arrest, the... more »
January 23, 2013 12:15 AM
Both eastbound lanes along Highway 24 in Woodland Park have been reopened following an officer involved shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Around 2:30 p.m., an officer with the Woodland Park Police Department attempted to pull over an older model Saturn station wagon heading east on 24 near Wal-Mart.
While attempting... more »
October 22, 2012 7:41 PM
Parents are understandably tense following the murder of ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway in Westminster. In the days since, we've had reports of strangers trying to lure children in southern Colorado.
Colorado Springs police are looking for a burgundy truck after Friday, at the Classical Academy near Northgate and Voyager, a... more »
August 27, 2012 8:34 PM
Since Neil Armstrong's death over the weekend, many of us have been looking back to the Apollo 11 mission where he was the first man to step on the moon.
A former astronaut, now living in Woodland Park, had a chance to meet Armstrong years ago. Retired Brigadier General... more »
July 1, 2012 7:39 PM
In Woodland Park, a town that's been through so much this week, more heartache.
Three members of Boy Scout Troop 230 and one of their leaders were killed in an accident this weekend in Wyoming.
Wyoming Highway Patrol says the crash happened Saturday morning between Thermopolis and Cody. A... more »
July 1, 2012 2:50 PM
Those in Woodland Park grieve the loss of four of their own. An accident in Wyoming yesterday killed three Woodland Park High School students and a community member. Paul Kekich, 16, Nick Naples, 17, Alex Ragan, 17, and Richard Kleiner lost their lives. We will have more on this accident... more »
July 1, 2012 12:06 PM
Highway 24 is reopening Sunday at 9 a.m. for residents of Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Cascade, and Crystola; then at 1 p.m. the El Paso County Sheriff's office says the highway will be open to all traffic.
Until the highway is open to all motorists at 1 p.m.... more »
February 1, 2012 7:38 PM
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum continued his tour through Colorado today, making a stop in Woodland Park.
In a speech to the Teller County Tea Party, Santorum said the healthcare reform bill was flawed and that our country needs to more strongly preserve the constitution and our rights.
... more »
January 22, 2012 4:24 PM
Woodland Park Police are investigating a Teller County Sheriff's Deputy found dead in his home Saturday evening.
According to police, the 911 caller said the deputy shot himself. The deputy was off-duty at the time of his death. More information will be released by Woodland Park Police when the... more »
January 22, 2012 1:21 PM
Teller County authorities are looking into the death of a Sheriff's deputy. They received a 911 call Saturday evening, and found the deputy deceased in his home. The deputy was off-duty at the time he was found.
Sheriff Mike Ensminger's office issued a release Sunday morning; saying the case... more »
January 20, 2012 8:16 AM
Here are some ideas to get your Weekend on the GO!
Paws to Read Friday, 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Sand Creek Library Branch Colorado Springs No registration required
Parent's Night Out Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Colorado Springs Recreation Center The kids will be treated to a... more »
January 11, 2012 7:30 PM
A Colorado Springs Christian School bus was involved in an accident with another car late Wednesday afternoon in Woodland Park. The crash happened near the intersection of Aspen Garden Way and US Highway 24.
The Woodland Police Department reports that thirteen students and the driver were on board. None... more »
December 17, 2011 11:39 PM
Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.
Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says... more »
November 25, 2011 7:18 PM
A man angry with Walmart shut down the retailer's Woodland Park store by calling in a bomb threat twice on Friday morning, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Incident commander Sgt. James Halloran of the Woodland Park Police Department says the calls were received about 5... more »
November 25, 2011 12:25 PM
According to Woodland Park Police Sergeant James Halloran, an anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat that caused the Walmart to be evacuated. Hazardous materials teams and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are on scene while trooper with the Colorado State and deputies with the Teller... more »
October 19, 2011 6:23 PM
The 15 by 40 foot section, about 10 feet thick, section of rock is what Colorado Department of Transportation workers were blasting away from the sides of Highway 24 on Wednesday -- just west of Cave of the Winds. It's exactly the kind of stuff that they don't want falling... more »
August 20, 2011 12:25 PM
The 24th annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride kicked off from Woodland Park at around 10 am today.
Riders ride to Cripple Creek at a cruising speed of 35 mph in honor of all the POW and MIA soldiers, veterans, and those currently in service.
Riders come from all over... more »
August 13, 2011 11:49 PM
Two college students watched a small dog being thrown from a car that was driving up Ute Pass on Highway 24, Wednesday. Mystery -- as the dog is now being called -- landed right in traffic, but she's alive -- thanks to those college students.
"They didn't know what... more »
July 10, 2011 5:01 PM
Investigators continue into investigate human remains found in Teller County Friday. The body was found off of Elk Lane, just outside of Woodland Park.
Teller County Sheriff's office is working with Colorado Bureau of Investigations as well as State Patrol. Troopers released a statement Saturday saying they're confirming deputies... more »
July 9, 2011 3:08 PM
Teller County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death and a missing persons report in the county just outside of Woodland Park on Elk Lane. The Sheriff's Office has not released any official information and a statement from the Sheriff's Office is not expected before late this afternoon.
News... more »
March 8, 2011 10:11 PM
The power is back on in Woodland Park after a transformer blew. Power was out to just about everyone in the city---including the Police Department---for just about an hour. more »
March 8, 2011 9:12 PM
A transformer has blown in Woodland Park leaving people and businesses in the dark. The Woodland Park Police department is also without power. We're told it will take 45 minutes to an hour to repair. If you need emergency services, 911 will get you to the Teller County Sheriff's Office... more »
March 3, 2011 5:24 PM
Police in Durham, North Carolina, have issued a missing persons report for a little boy they asked Teller County Investigators to help them find.
We've been following this case since last weekend. Teller County Deputies searched a home in Woodland Park, looking for the boy and his mother--- Vania... more »
March 1, 2011 11:22 PM
A six-year-old boy from North Carolina remains missing and authorities are concerned for his safety.
Last week, Durham, North Carolina, police asked the Teller County Sheriff's office to go to a home in Woodland Park to see if the boy was with his mom who had just moved to... more »
February 27, 2011 10:38 PM
A Woodland Park home that has been vacant and for sale for months was suddenly filled with people last week. Several families from North Carolina had moved into the home, according to neighbors. By Sunday night, the home was vacant again. The Teller County Sheriff's Office says Vania Sisk was... more »
February 26, 2011 3:01 PM
Teller County Sheriffs Office tells News First 5 that Deputies from the county and CBI investigators are conducting a forensics investigation in a residence North of Woodland Park. The local agencies are working on an agency assistance request connected to a case out of the Carolinas.
An official release... more »
February 26, 2011 12:55 PM
Once the king of home video rental companies, Blockbuster Video announced this week that it will close five stores in the Pikes Peak Region. Four of the stores are located in Colorado Springs; at Constitution and Powers, Fillmore and Nevada, Centennial and Vindicator and at Circle and Galley. The fifth... more »
February 1, 2011 9:47 AM
The Woodland Park Police Department has entered into a new partnership to help missing and exploited children.
WPPD joined a program called NCMEC which incorporates its 911 call center policies to better handle these cases.
The program uses training to help make sure affected children have the best... more »
January 27, 2011 11:41 AM
Rep. Doug Lamborn has scheduled several town hall meeting next week, to meet with constituents around the district.
Here's the schedule:
Canon City Date: January 31, 2011 - Monday Time: 9:30-10:30 am MT Location: Canon City Council Chambers, 128 Main Street Canon City, CO 81212
Buena Vista... more »
December 14, 2010 5:46 PM
Two horses and a llama died in a fire early yesterday morning at the Triple B Ranch in Woodland Park.
It's a guest ranch offering lodging and cabin rental, horse boarding, horse lessons and other activities.
The barn caught fire around 6 a.m. Monday. No cause is known,... more »
December 4, 2010 1:55 PM
Woodland Park Police have released a statement following the autopsy of Mindy Lynn Lee.
The autopsy was completed this morning and medical personnel from the El Paso County Coroner's Office stating that while the final determination of Mindy Lee's death is still pending toxicology results, all of the preliminary... more »
December 1, 2010 9:13 PM
The Teller County Coroner says a body found earlier Wednesday in Woodland Park is that of Mindy Lee a mother of two from Manitou Springs.
Lee was reported missing on Friday the 26th in the area near Woodland Park High School. Officers found her body this morning east of... more »
November 30, 2010 11:13 PM
A local family is asking for your help searching for a missing Manitou Springs mother. Mindy Lee has been missing since Friday. She was last seen along Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park.
Family members have been searching every day for her. Wednesday, they are planning a big search... more »
November 29, 2010 8:45 PM
Cold weather and snow, blowing in Sunday night, put a new sense of urgency in the search for a missing Manitou Springs mother of two.
33-year-old Mindy Lynn Lee went missing Friday evening. Police say, after interviews, they believe she got out of a truck near Woodland Park High... more »
November 29, 2010 6:56 AM
The weather improved overnight enough to help the morning commute in northern El Paso County. Last night Baptist Road was closed for awhile because it got so slick. But by 4 a.m. all the weather warnings had been canceled, except for a small area around Castle Rock. While there's snow... more »
November 28, 2010 7:40 PM
"I was hoping we could find something," Jay Cribbs says while searching a wooded area near Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park.
Cribbs is the father of the mother of two, 33-year-old Mindy Lee, that's been missing since Friday. He's doing all he can to find his daughter.
... more »
November 10, 2010 7:19 PM
A company in Woodland Park is thriving, thanks to an innovation that has a market around the world.
Tap-A-Draft is a home draft system that keeps carbonated beverages fresh. The system consists of a six liter bottle with a screw on tap, powered by CO2. It's now being mass... more »
October 25, 2010 7:50 PM
Southern Colorado got its first taste of winter weather on Monday. Temperatures dipped into the twenties in some areas out west with snow in the high country. In Teller County many people woke up to something they haven't seen in quite a while, snow. "I just thought oh dear! It's... more »
October 22, 2010 1:54 PM
The Colorado Springs area has had some strange weather today, from sunshine, to hail, to snow.
A small stream flood advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. for northwestern Teller County. Slow moving storms this morning dropped an estimated one inch of rain across the area, which includes a... more »
October 6, 2010 3:04 PM
Did you enjoy zipping over Hwy 24 between Woodland Park and Colorado Springs without a cone zone? The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) finished its first bridge project in less than a week. Now, it's on to the next one.
This project, replacing Twin Creek Bridge between Florissant and... more »
September 29, 2010 11:19 AM
Hunters interested in improving their success rate are invited to a free Colorado Division of Wildlife seminar at the Woodland Park Public Library, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The clinic covers several topics including preparation for the hunt, elk biology, hunting techniques, and ethical hunting. Specific information about hunting around... more »
September 27, 2010 10:05 AM
Expect big delays on Hwy 24 between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will replace the bridge deck of the eastbound Fountain Creek Bridge on U.S. 24 in Cascade.
Starting Tuesday night, the bridge will be closed, with all traffic detoured. The speed... more »
September 13, 2010 9:04 AM
Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks.
This week westbound Hwy 24... more »
August 12, 2010 8:11 PM
Woodland Park Police have recovered two pieces of a missing 200 pound bronze statue. It was stolen from in front of the Coldwell Banker building on Highway 24 last week. It's a statue of a girl pulling a wagon with a dog sitting in the wagon, police say it's worth... more »
August 1, 2010 7:53 PM
The effects of years or war and multiple deployments continue to get worse, and the Army verified that this week with a report showing near record levels of suicides -- 160 in one year.
"We have an Army that's been fully engaged for almost 9 years now. I don't... more »
July 6, 2010 7:40 PM
Auto body shops from Woodland Park to Limon are overwhelmed this week with people bringing in cars damaged from the 4th of July hail storms. State Farm Insurance alone says it has received more than 600 auto claims in the two days since the storms. That number is certain to... more »
July 5, 2010 10:00 PM
The Fourth of July fireworks in Woodland Park came from storm clouds: lightning, rain, and golf ball-sized hail. That storm meant the man-made fireworks had to be cancelled Sunday night.
Woodland Park typically plans for two nights of fireworks: both on the fourth and the fifth of July. The... more »
June 29, 2010 6:02 PM
A 5-month effort to sell 18,000 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $1.3 million Teller County home has come up far short of its goal, only selling around 1,800 tickets at $100 apiece as of Tuesday afternoon, prior to the deadline of midnight Thursday.
An additional 1,200... more »
June 15, 2010 9:51 AM
Big Bill Morganfield, son of the legendary blues man, Muddy Waters, will perform at the Crystola Roadhouse in Woodland Park July 31.
Morganfield's debut album, Rising Son, was released in 1999 to popular and critical acclaim. The following year, the W.C. Handy Awards dubbed Waters' son the Best New... more »
May 21, 2010 2:53 PM
The Woodland Park Police Department is investigating several acts of vandalism.
Much of the damage is from spray painting. The Woodland Park Police Department could use assistance. If you have seen or heard anything that could help with the investigation please contact the Woodland Park Police Department at 687-9262.... more »
April 23, 2010 10:51 PM
Friday didn't bring the morning many expected.
"I'm ready for summertime," one driver said while scraping the ice off of her car window. For now, she'll have to wait.
"We didn't expect it," says Hailey Visscher, who's out enjoying a snow day, sledding. "We got up this morning... more »
April 7, 2010 5:10 PM
Impressive. Powerful. Violent. Damaging. Here on the Front Range and across the plains, our severe weather demands respect .
News First 5 is uniquely prepared for severe weather at all times.
Because we respect you and we respect our powerful storms, News First 5 assembled the most experienced... more »
April 6, 2010 11:17 PM
Unofficial results are in from the Woodland Park municipal election.
Voters have overwhelmingly rejected a one-cent sales tax hike, with 423 votes for it and 1,695 votes against it. The increase would have funded a new recreation center and pool, near City Hall, at a cost of $14 Million.... more »
April 5, 2010 11:49 AM
Colorado voters are going to the polls on Tuesday for local elections to decide issues such as sales taxes and term limits.
The Colorado Municipal League says voters in at least 134 cities and towns will be voting on candidates and local ballot measures.
Nine cities and towns... more »