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  • Pueblo Zoo takes in bison calves rejected by mother

    Pueblo Zoo takes in bison calves rejected by mother

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:51:11 GMT

    Zoo staff have stepped in to raise the half siblings, who are each about 70 pounds.

    Zoo staff have stepped in to raise the half siblings, who are each about 70 pounds.

  • Colorado Springs facing construction worker shortage

    Colorado Springs facing construction worker shortage

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:50:01 GMT
    Homes continue to be built in the Flying Horse neighborhood despite a labor shortage. (KOAA)Homes continue to be built in the Flying Horse neighborhood despite a labor shortage. (KOAA)

    A shortage in construction workers is being felt across the nation and it's hit Colorado Springs hard. While it's no secret the demand is high for housing across the city right now and it's been growing for decades, but without enough skilled workers to build those houses, it's driving prices up and contributing to the housing shortage. 

    A shortage in construction workers is being felt across the nation and it's hit Colorado Springs hard. While it's no secret the demand is high for housing across the city right now and it's been growing for decades, but without enough skilled workers to build those houses, it's driving prices up and contributing to the housing shortage. 

  • "My Safety was in Jeopardy"

    "My Safety was in Jeopardy"

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:46:39 GMT

    (KXAN) Newly released audio recordings show former Texas Department of Safety Trooper Brian Encinia claims he feared for his own personal safety after pulling over Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman, in Waller County on July 21, 2015. Bland was found dead in her jail cell shortly after the controversial traffic stop.

    (KXAN) Newly released audio recordings show former Texas Department of Safety Trooper Brian Encinia claims he feared for his own personal safety after pulling over Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman, in Waller County on July 21, 2015. Bland was found dead in her jail cell shortly after the controversial traffic stop.

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  • Palmer Lake residents on edge after cyclist homicide

    Palmer Lake residents on edge after cyclist homicide

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-19 05:02:18 GMT
    Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA)Palmer Lake community responds to the homicide of missing cyclist Tim Watkins. (KOAA)

    The death of Tim Watkins has turned into a homicide investigation. Watkins' body found in the very place where he loved to ride on Sunday and there remain a lot of unanswered questions a day later. This news has most people on edge in the heart of Palmer Lake, with a strong warning from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to remain vigilant. "It's a small town, you feel safe in a town like this, that's why people move here," David Tenace, a neighbor said. 

    The death of Tim Watkins has turned into a homicide investigation. Watkins' body found in the very place where he loved to ride on Sunday and there remain a lot of unanswered questions a day later. This news has most people on edge in the heart of Palmer Lake, with a strong warning from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to remain vigilant. "It's a small town, you feel safe in a town like this, that's why people move here," David Tenace, a neighbor said. 

  • Woodland Park Aquatic Center prices irk large families

    Woodland Park Aquatic Center prices irk large families

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:21:26 GMT
    The brand-new Woodland Park Aquatic Center is nearing completion of construction, with an opening day set for Sunday, August 29.  "My whole entire family has been excited about this," said Vicki Johnson-Calzadilla.  "We've been waiting for it to come in."  However, Johnson-Calzadilla is among some in the community upset with the recently-revealed fee schedule for utilization of the aquatic center.  "Now that it's here, it's just not accessi...
    The brand-new Woodland Park Aquatic Center is nearing completion of construction, with an opening day set for Sunday, August 29.  "My whole entire family has been excited about this," said Vicki Johnson-Calzadilla.  "We've been waiting for it to come in."  However, Johnson-Calzadilla is among some in the community upset with the recently-revealed fee schedule for utilization of the aquatic center.  "Now that it's here, it's just not accessi...
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