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1 year 3 months ago

New Colorado Springs Council sworn in

Six out of nine strangers were sworn in to replace Colorado Springs City Council members. On Tuesday a ceremony was held at Colorado Springs City Hall to formally induct the six new council members. In April's election, all of the incumbents running for re-election were voted out of office,...

1 year 4 months ago

Council Set to Vote on Fracking in City Limits

To drill or not to drill, that is the question facing Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Council members are voting on new regulations that would allow oil and gas drilling within city limits. In particular, the concern is over hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The process is already permitted...

1 year 5 months ago

Kansas City Plaza Fire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Multiple injuries were being reported Tuesday evening after a suspected gas explosion sparked a massive fire that engulfed an entire block at an upscale shopping center in Kansas City. Police spokeswoman Rhonda Flores said it appeared that a car crashed into a gas main near...

1 year 5 months ago

New hotline to the City of Pueblo

There's now a new way for you to connect with the City of Pueblo. Pueblo's City Manager says a new hotline is a way to open lines of communication with the public. They're calling it the Verify System. You can now dial 719-553-2677 and leave a message. Within three...

1 year 10 months ago

Weekend on the GO! May 11 - 13

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Car Show Saturday 9am Acacia Park Colorado Springs Free Mother's Day Brunch Sunday 10am Conscious Table Colorado Springs $30 The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show Saturday 6:15 to 9:30pm Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs $54 Colorado Springs Philharmonic Saturday 8pm Pikes Peak...

2 years 3 months ago

Dinosaur Flats closed on Saturday

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - The Dinosaur Flats area north of Canon City will be closed this Saturday while volunteers clean up litter. Dinosaur Flats consists of 2,300 acres of public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The agency says the Fremont County 4-H Sharpshooters, the Clover Rovers...

2 years 4 months ago

Police Investigate Deadly Shooting

A shooting this morning in Colorado Springs kills one male in his 20's. Police received calls of shots fired in the area of Vermijo and Chestnut at around 5 a.m., followed by a call from the hospital saying a man checked in, dying from a gunshot wound. They believe a...

2 years 8 months ago

Community First: Broadway Favorites

Community First Non-profit Steel City Theater is inviting you to the Broadway Favorites show and dinner. The fund-raiser helps keep ticket prices low for the theater performances, as well as keeping their kid's programs affordable for the community. The dinner will be Saturday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m....

2 years 8 months ago

Controversy brewing over new city branding

After months of researching and work, the City of Colorado Springs has a new identity. The new tag line "Live It Up", is the culmination of research done by the Convention and Visitors Bureau along with the Community Branding Task Force and Brand Consultants Stone Mantel. Stone Mantel founder...

2 years 8 months ago

Occupy costs adding up for some cities

As Occupy Wall Street protests grow across the country, so do violent episodes between cops and occupiers. Just north of our area, Occupy Denver has had several heated run-ins with police over camping space and public areas. With those confrontations comes a price. Today Denver Police announced its cost...

2 years 11 months ago

Records show grant spending on USOC building work

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - City records suggest a developer improperly spent some of the $2 million grant that El Pomar Foundation gave to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee headquartered in Colorado Springs. LandCo Equity Partners was the development firm initially chosen to build the headquarters building. According to...

2 years 11 months ago

Fire restrictions lifted in Pueblo County and City

Pueblo County and City are no longer under fire restriction. Sheriff Kirk M Taylor lifted the Stage I Fire Restrictions this evening. This means that residents of Pueblo County can again have outdoor fires for yard debris, agricultural needs, and recreation. Simultaneously, Pueblo City Fire Chief Christopher Riley lifted...

3 years 3 months ago

Election leaders at this hour

The results are not yet complete in the Colorado Springs City election, but here are the leaders at this time. Richard Skorman and Steve Bach will face each other in a runoff election next month for Colorado Springs Mayor. The top five in the At-Large Council race are...

3 years 3 months ago

10,000 ballots not yet counted

At about 8:30 p.m. the Colorado Springs City Clerk's Office reported all the ballots in the city election had been counted. Unofficial numbers were posted on the city website showing 100 percent of the votes were tallied. About a half hour later the city reported another 10,000 ballots had...

3 years 7 months ago

Group aims to turn Falcon into a city

There's a grass roots movement developing in Falcon. A group calling themselves Citizens for a Better Falcon is working towards a ballot question next November that would incorporate Falcon and make it a city. "Our goals are to really just provide an opportunity for the citizens of the Falcon area...

3 years 7 months ago

Springs ranks as holiest city in US

Men's Health Magazine considers Colorado Springs to be the holiest city in the nation. In their December issue, the magazine rated the 100 Holiest Hometowns in America. The magazine used US Census data and the phone book to compare the number of places of worship per capita with the...

3 years 7 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 9 months ago

Fremont County breaks up crime racket

Several people believed to be involved in a crime spree in August have been arrested by members of the Fremont County Combined Investigative Response Team (CIRT) , the Cañon City Police Department and Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. The suspects are accused of several car thefts, burglaries...

3 years 9 months ago

Life sentence for Times Square bomber

The man who plotted to kill Americans by driving a homemade car bomb into Times Square and leaving it to explode has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge gave Faisal Shahzad a mandatory life prison term at his sentencing Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The...

3 years 10 months ago

Pueblo faces $9 million budget shortfall in '11

Pueblo's city manager is projecting a $9 million budget shortfall in 2011. On Monday, Jerry Pacheco told City Council he can balance the budget without laying-off workers. Pacheco's recommendations include: no additional funding for non-profits; increase code enforcement programs to boost revenues; and keep 26 vacant positions un-filled, including seven...

3 years 10 months ago

Parking ticket? Try yoga

Drivers annoyed by parking tickets in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are getting some calming advice from city officials - try yoga. The city's parking tickets include instructions on the reverse on how to bend into some simple yoga positions. The city, which is home to Harvard and MIT, printed 40,000 of...

3 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs Rec Center open again

This year's city budget cuts had Colorado Springs swimmers nervous with the closing of local pools. However, those swimmers get a little more relief this weekend. The Colorado Springs Recreation Center, off of South Union Blvd., is open again. It was the Colorado Springs Swim School that stepped in...

3 years 11 months ago

Memorial service for Dr. Ted Eastburn

A memorial service was held Friday morning for Dr. Ted Eastburn, a former Colorado Springs City Councilman and prominent cardiologist, who ended his own life on Tuesday. Dr. Eastburn was also a faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a cyclist who rode extensively through...

3 years 11 months ago

Swank NYC stores hunt for bedbugs

It's not what you expect to bring home from a New York shopping spree. High-end New York city retailer Bergdorf Goodman has hired a beagle to hunt for bedbugs - just in case. Store spokeswoman Ginger Reeder says there have been no reported cases of the pesky bugs...

4 years 4 days ago

Pueblo council split on immigration reform vote

On Monday, Pueblo city council has passed a resolution urging Colorado lawmakers to support comprehensive federal immigration reform. The resolution passed 5 to 2, with council members Vera Ortegon and Judy Weaver voting against it. The resolution reads as follows: The Pueblo City Council urges our United States Senators for...

4 years 1 month ago

Mayor releases State of the City

Mayor Lionel Rivera gave his annual State of the City address Wednesday afternoon at a Chamber of Commerce meeting. Rivera noted the tough year that was 2009, saying the city eliminated 266 jobs. He said the city had to cut services, but also developed partnerships with community organizations to...

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