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1 year 10 months ago

Update: Plane missing with 2 on board

Law enforcement has not heard back from a plane that went missing earlier today in Pueblo. Charlene Graham from the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says the plane is overdue, but did not give a time that the plane should have arrived at the Pueblo Airport. Graham says there...

2 years 5 months ago

Health Department Director to retire

The head of the El Paso County Health Department will retire next week. Kandi Buckland has been the director for 11 years. "Ms. Buckland has done an outstanding job of leading this agency through some of the most challenging times of inevitable budget reductions and disease outbreaks such as...

3 years 6 months ago

Volunteers needed in government

The City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County are asking for volunteers to serve on various boards and commissions. Colorado Springs: Liquor and Beer Licensing Board The City is looking for one volunteer to serve on the Liquor and Beer Licensing Board. The Board conducts public...

3 years 9 months ago

Octomom fertility doc's license hearing to begin

The Medical Board of California is opening a licensing hearing against the doctor who helped Nadya Suleman conceive her octuplets and six other children through in vitro fertilization. Beverly Hills Dr. Michael Kamrava is accused of implanting too many embryos in Suleman, whose moniker "Octomom" is a reference to...

3 years 10 months ago

State parks board considers higher fees

The Colorado State Parks Board is considering raising fees for entrance passes, some campgrounds and other facilities to make up for declining state funding. The board is meeting Thursday in Basalt. Members are looking at raising the daily entrance fee by $1 and camping fees at a dozen...

3 years 10 months ago

Pueblo West chooses new district manager

The Pueblo West Metro Board has chosen Jack Johnston, currently HARP Authority Executive Director, as its new District Manager. Johnston must still officially accept the position and agree to a contract. If he accepts the job, Johnston will be the third District Manager is just a year and a...

3 years 10 months ago

Montana plane crash revives 'lap child' debate

Federal transportation safety officials are using the crash of an overloaded plane in Montana to revive a debate about whether infants and toddlers should be allowed to travel on the laps of adults. The National Transportation Safety Board is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to require children under 2...

3 years 11 months ago

Aspen schools seek tax increase

The Aspen School District is asking voters to approve a property tax increase of $1.2 million a year to help close a budget shortfall. The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot this fall. School officials say the increase would amount to a...

3 years 11 months ago

Well known Pueblo lawyer dead

Pueblo lawyer and community leader Tom Farley died Monday afternoon after a six year battle with pancreatic cancer. Farley was 75. He was a politician, having served in the state legislature for several terms beginning in the 60s, and a community leader. He was a current member of the...

3 years 11 months ago

Recall effort underway in Harrison D-2

Colorado Springs residents who are unhappy with the leadership in Harrison School District 2 have launched a recall effort to remove Deborah Hendrix, Linda Pugh, and Richard Rice from the school board. The group is now collecting signatures to get the recall on the ballot.

3 years 11 months ago

NTSB probes rollovers by hazmat tanker trucks

Federal safety investigators are probing rollover accidents by tanker trucks carrying propane, gasoline and other hazardous materials. The National Transportation Safety Board wants to know whether equipment similar to the stability systems required for cars would help prevent tanker rollovers. The board is holding a hearing Tuesday on an...

4 years 2 months ago

Pikes Peak YMCA names new CEO

The Pikes Peak YMCA named Dan Dummermuth as its next CEO. He'll replace Merv Bennett. Over the next eight months Dummermuth will serve as CEO Designate. Bennett and the Board of Directors will oversee the transition. Dummermuth has served as Senior Vice- President of Operations at the YMCA...

4 years 2 months ago

Pueblo charter schools facing probation

Wednesday afternoon, the Pueblo City Schools board voted to put Cesar Chavez Academy and Dolores Huerta High on probation. The reason goes back to a state audit which criticized the school's former leaders, Lawrence and Annette Hernandez for wasting taxpayer dollars. Once the schools are served with the probation notice,...

4 years 3 months ago

Pueblo West looking for another manager again

After only 9 months in the position, Larry Howe-Kerr has resigned as District Manager of Pueblo West. Howe-Kerr submitted his resignation at Tuesday night's metro district board meeting. Board members voted 5-0 to accept his resignation. Howe-Kerr's last day is Friday. A newspaper report states he will receive $49,100 in...

4 years 4 months ago

No school closings in Pueblo County D-70

Pueblo County School District 70 board memebrs voted Wednesday night to keep Vineland Middle School open, while making several cost-cutting moves. The salaries of all non-union employees were frozen. Those same employees must take four unpaid furlough days. In addition, the district plans to open talks with its unions...

4 years 6 months ago

Parents fight to keep schools in D-70 open

Parents in Pueblo County are fighting to save their childrens' schools. Faced with a smaller budget next year School District 70 is considering closing Vineland Elementary and Middle Schools. Other money-saving options being talked about include going to a 4-day school week, cut some funding for athletics or cut some...

4 years 9 months ago

NTSB: Wayward pilots were working on laptops

Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles. National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Monday that the pilots said in interviews that...

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