Posted 8:23 PM 1/8/2013 by Matt Stafford
New county commissioners were sworn in Tuesday in Elbert County; as they begin the new year work continues on budget issues for the county, but there's confusion on how big the problems really are.
The confusion began in December; it was (More)
Posted 8:14 PM 1/7/2013 by Matt Stafford
Changes are here for the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program; the BLM is charged with managing public land and the wild animals on it. A Colorado Springs activist for protecting wild horses and burros says she believes the changes come from a heated conversation Interior (More)
Posted 10:27 AM 1/5/2013 by Matt Stafford
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - In choosing to serve her country in uniform, Hayleigh Lynn Perez knowingly accepted a nomadic life. Now the former Army sergeant says she and thousands of other veterans trying to get a higher education are being penalized for that enforced rootlessness. Under the (More)
Posted 6:10 PM 1/2/2013 by Matt Stafford
January brings changes for the Palmer Lake Police Department; a complete shuffling of the staff. News 5 first brought you this story in November.
As we move forward in 2013, there will be no more full-time officers for Palmer Lake PD -- only part-time. Also, there will be no more police (More)
Posted 6:37 PM 12/31/2012 by Matt Stafford
The uncertainty leading up to the midnight deadline for Congress for the fiscal cliff is creating a lot of hustle and bustle in southern Colorado. Some locals seem to be bracing for the impact if we completely fall off.
Monday was a busy morning at the Goodwill donation center near N. (More)...
Posted 11:34 AM 12/29/2012 by Matt Stafford
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is planning to ask lawmakers for $500,000 to help it more quickly process the huge backlog of background checks for gun buyers that has swamped the agency after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Denver Post reports (More)
Posted 9:10 AM 12/24/2012 by Matt Stafford
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists. The teams will be limited to training and equipping efforts, and won't be permitted (More)
Posted 11:36 AM 12/16/2012 by Matt Stafford
DENVER (AP) - The National Park Service is trying to find at least an 8 percent cut in spending in case Congress fails to reach a decision on the "fiscal cliff." The Denver Post reports Colorado, home to 17 National Park Service properties, could see cuts that impact the state's (More)
Posted 10:04 AM 12/8/2012 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - The United States says the U.S. Army has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers captured in the war for about a year at a time at a prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The U.S. State Department calls the detainees "enemy combatants" in a report sent to the (More)
Posted 6:16 PM 12/5/2012 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster says it won't bump any full-time workers down to part-time status, after its tests aimed at limiting health care costs resulted in a publicity backlash that took a bite out of sales. At the same time, Darden Restaurants Inc. (More)...
Posted 6:12 PM 12/4/2012 by Matt Stafford
LOS ANGELES (AP) - NASA says it wants to launch another mega-rover to Mars modeled after the wildly popular Curiosity. The space agency said Tuesday the spacecraft will be built from spare parts from Curiosity. It would also use the novel landing system that delivered the car-size (More)
Posted 10:58 AM 11/30/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans have shown about as much appetite for the $1 coin as kids do their spinach. They may not know what's best for them either. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers $4.4 (More)