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3 years 10 months ago

Some people want their streetlights left off

City crews are getting ready to start switching residential streetlights back on in Colorado Springs and they're finding out---not everyone wants them back. The lights were turned off this year due to budget problems. With a better year predicted for 2011---the money to run the lights has returned. ...

3 years 11 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 11 months ago

National Signing Day

Wednesday November 10 was the first of three "National Signing Days" at high schools all over the country. On National Signing Day, athletes sign Letters of Intent for athletic scholarships at various colleges and universities. The following Southern Colorado signings have been reported to the sports department at News First...

4 years 2 months ago

Airlines back in profit in second quarter

The International Air Transport Association says 47 major carriers it monitors to assess the industry's financial health reported a net profit of $3.9 billion in the second quarter. The results contrast with the $881 million net loss posted by carriers a year earlier. IATA says airlines in North...

4 years 2 months ago

New blood rules the Emmys

"Modern Family" has won the Emmy for best comedy series and "Mad Men" won the Emmy for best drama series. Other winners: Bryan Cranston's portrayal of a meth dealer in "Breaking Bad" and Kyra Sedgwick's role as a brassy deputy police chief in "The Closer" has earned the pair...

4 years 2 months ago

Worst unemployment report of the year released

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the...

4 years 2 months ago

Email? Not for the Class of 2014

For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played with as kids are now in museums. The Class of 2014 thinks of Clint Eastwood more as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry urging punks to "go ahead,...

4 years 2 months ago

Election results (unofficial)

U.S. Senate Democrat 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Michael Bennet (Inc.) 183,521 54% Andrew Romanoff 155,016 46% U.S. Senate GOP 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Ken Buck 209,967 52% Jane Norton 197,143 48% U.S. Senate Libertarian 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Maclyn Stringer 1,178 52% John Finger 1,066 48% U.S. House District 3 GOP 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Scott Tipton 39,491 56% Bob McConnell 31,360 44%...

4 years 3 months ago

Colorado Springs Beer Fest this weekend

If you love micro-brews, this is your weekend to sample lots of beers and mingle with like-minded aficionados. The Springs Beer Fest will be held Saturday at Antlers Park in downtown Colorado Springs. You may sample beers from more than 30 brewers eat amazing food and enjoy live music....

4 years 4 months ago

Mortgage rates hit low for year

Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week to the lowest level of the year and were barely shy of the all-time low. Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac says the average rate sank to 4.72 percent, down from 4.79 percent last week. It was just above the record of...

4 years 4 months ago

Tropical Storm Agatha kills 150

Dozens of people are still missing in Central America where flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 150. More than 100,000 people have been evacuated just in hardest-hit Guatemala, which lists at least 123 dead and 90 missing in the wake of Tropical...

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