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9 months 1 week ago

Obama to Address Health Care Glitches

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make an address at the White House Rose Garden, to address problems with the health care law's rollout. Since the Affordable Care Act launched a few weeks ago, the new government website, www.healthcare.gov , has been plagued with glitches and problems as people try...

10 months 3 weeks ago

Call center will answer questions on health care

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington residents will be able to start the process of buying insurance through the state's health exchange next month, but many likely still have a few questions about their insurance options. A Spokane-based toll-free customer support line will start taking calls at 1-855-923-4633 starting at 7:30...

1 year 11 months ago

Disaster ready child-care

DENVER (AP) - Colorado State University is leading a study on whether child-care centers in the state are prepared for disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Monday it is funding the two-year study with a $30,000 grant. FEMA says it's the first of its kind in the nation. Lori...

1 year 11 months ago

Fatal crash in Widefield

Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol are investigating a fatal traffic accident on Goldfield Drive in Widefield. A car and motorcycle collided about half a mile north of Fontaine Blvd. just before 5:30 p.m. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver...

2 years 5 months ago

Denver officer hit by car

DENVER (AP) - A Denver police officer is in serious condition after he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop. Police say the accident occurred after the officer stopped a vehicle early Monday. He was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, the driver of the...

2 years 6 months ago

Boulder looking for hybrid vehicles

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Residents in Boulder appear to have some kind of drive to buy hybrid vehicles. The Daily Camera reports statistics from the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office show 4.8 percent of all vehicles registered in the city of Boulder are hybrids. National statistics are...

2 years 11 months ago

Arson suspected in Pueblo vehicle fire

Arson investigators and detectives with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office suspect a car fire that burned three vehicles Sunday morning was intentionally started. The blaze apparently began around 9:30 a.m. inside a Cadillac Escalade that was parked at the northwest corner of the intersection of N. Pueblo Boulevard and 11th...

3 years 5 months ago

Egypt conflict affecting oil prices

Any trip to the pump lately likely hasn't been cheap. Oil prices are once again going up. "The market showed that it went up substantially on Friday, about $3.70 a barrel." explains Harlan Ochs, President of Acorn Petroleum in Colorado Springs. Part of that rise can be attributed to...

3 years 9 months ago

Cars burned at CSU-Pueblo

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding the person responsible for burning several cars at CSU-Pueblo on Sunday, October 3. One vehicle was destroyed and three others sustained damage. It happened between 4 and 5 a.m. on October 3 in one of the university parking...

3 years 10 months ago

Deadly storm rips through New York City

The National Weather Service is dispatching investigators to New York City to determine whether a tornado touched down during a fierce storm that tore through the city and left one person dead. Thursday's storm toppled trees, ripped roofs off homes and knocked out power for thousands. It also...

3 years 10 months ago

Former Colorado Mormon bishop sent to prison

A former stockbroker accused of running a $21 million Ponzi scheme from his suburban Denver home for 15 years has been sentenced to 12½ years in federal prison. Victims packed the courtroom Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger sentenced Shawn Merriman. He had pleaded guilty to defrauding at...

3 years 11 months ago

Toyota recalls Corollas, Matrixes

Toyota is recalling more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks with engines that may stall. Toyota said Thursday that the recalls affect vehicles sold in North America from the 2005-2008 model years. Three accidents and one injury have been reported due to the problem. Federal...

3 years 11 months ago

Great Lakes reach 'biological tipping point'

Michigan assistant attorney general Robert Reichel says the threat of Asian carp to the Great Lakes has reached a "biological tipping point" and the waterways leading into Lake Michigan have become a "carp highway." The comments came Monday during the first hearing in a multi-state lawsuit demanding tougher action...

3 years 11 months ago

Hundreds rampage in Fort Collins riot

Fort Collins police say a crowd of about 400 threw bottles at officers, damaged cars and set trash cans on fire after a festival in Old Town. Authorities say two people were thrown through a window and were taken to a hospital early Sunday, but their conditions and the...

3 years 11 months ago

BP logos removed from company cars in Colorado

The BP office covering southwest Colorado has removed company logos from about 200 vehicles after employees complained of harassment. Spokesman Curtis Thomas told the Durango Herald that employees have been reporting routine abuse from the public, at traffic lights, gas stations and the grocery store. Thomas says employees have noticed...

3 years 11 months ago

States continue legal battle against health care law

Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby are about to respond to the federal government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The states, the National Federation of Independent Business and several individual taxpayers will file their response Friday. A key...

3 years 11 months ago

Fort Carson opening 2 child development centers

Fort Carson is officially opening two new child development centers that can care for more than 350 children. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for today. The post's deputy commander, Brig. Gen. James Pasquarette, and the garrison commander, Col. Robert F. McLaughlin, will attend. The centers cost a total...

4 years 1 day ago

Toyota hit with another vehicle recall

Toyota is recalling 412,000 passenger cars, mostly the Avalon model, in the U.S. for steering problems in which three accidents have been reported, the automaker said Thursday. The 373,000 Avalons being recalled range from the 2000 model year through to 2004 and have improper casting of the steering lock...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Alleged 'Barefoot Bandit' to face Bahamas judge

A resourceful teenage fugitive who police have called the "Barefoot Bandit" is expected to make his first court appearance today in the Bahamas. Police say Colton Harris-Moore faces a "litany" of charges, including suspicion of illegal weapons possession stemming from the week he spent in the Bahamas trying to...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Colorado to offer coverage to uninsured

Coloradans who have been denied health insurance because they have pre-existing conditions will be able to take advantage of a new state insurance plan. Temporary coverage will become available starting Tuesday. It will be phased out in 2014 when federal health care legislation will begin barring insurance companies from rejecting...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Teen catches record carp

A 14-year-old Golden resident caught a record 51-pound grass carp while fishing at Prospect Park Lake on June 4. The mammoth carp, caught by Cody Moreland, set a new species state record and ranks as the heaviest fish ever caught in Colorado. Moreland, who regularly fishes the small Jefferson...

4 years 1 month ago

Salons chapped by tanning tax

A tax on tanning goes into effect Thursday, July 1. Indoor tanners, who spend from $5 to $30 per session to get that bronze look, will now have to chip in another 10 percent to pay for health care. "These are not people who can afford an extra...

4 years 1 month ago

Street Rods - with a twist

The Rocky Mountain Street Rod Nationals are back in Pueblo this weekend, and thanks to a rule change, the event is growing. Up until last year the customized cars had to be manufactured in 1949 or before. This year they've added another three decades. So while most cars are...

4 years 1 month ago

ACS to hire 150 in Colorado Springs

Affiliated Computer Services, A Xerox Company, is adding 150 new positions at its Colorado Springs customer care center. Positions are customer care agents, managers, supervisors and trainers and are needed to accommodate new business. ACS is looking for a variety of skill sets including bilingual employees, those able to...

4 years 1 month ago

Asian carp fears continue in Great Lakes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ruled out closing Chicago-area shipping locks on a regular basis. It says doing so wouldn't stop dreaded Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes but could damage the local economy. The Thursday decision dashes the h opes of Michigan and neighboring states...

4 years 1 month ago

End of the road for Ford's Mercury vehicles

It's been predicted for years, now Ford confirms it is killing off its Mercury division. The Mercury brand has survived for 72-years. During a conference call to dealers, Ford executives said that winding down Mercury will allow the automaker to focus more attention on its mainstream Ford vehicles and especially...

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