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4 days 10 hours ago

Military charity wins new truck

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thanks to the help News 5 viewers and Facebook fans, a Colorado Springs charity that helps families of fallen soldiers and first responders won a new truck in a nationwide contest from Toyota. The staff at Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota handed over the keys to...

1 month 2 weeks ago

Mounted deputies patrol Fountain Creek

EL PASO COUNTY - Our cameras spotted these deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol as they rode along Fountain Creek this afternoon on the west side. The mounted units make regular patrols in all parts of the county. However, Deputy Sean Ives said being on horseback...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Colorado College receives national distinction

A Southern Colorado college is receiving national distinction by a university ratings guide. Colorado College has the distinction of being named not only a national "Best Value" by the Princeton Review, but is also being recognized for their socially conscious alumni. Princeton Review chose the college after looking...

2 weeks 2 days ago

Homeless man slept in Sheriff's Office restroom

COLORADO SPRINGS - A homeless man was arrested last month for breaking into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office headquarters building in downtown Colorado Springs. Daniel Mastovich, 32, was booked at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on January 29 on three counts of felony First Degree Criminal Trespass...

2 months 1 week ago

Colorado brewing boom

DENVER (AP) - Colorado added 56 beer breweries in 2003, bringing the total to 217, the third-highest in the nation. The Denver Post reported Wednesday the numbers reflect active breweries with licenses from the federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and they include brewpubs. One company might own...

2 months 1 week ago

Coloradans believe pot law hurts state's image

DENVER (AP) - Colorado voters believe the law that they passed legalizing legalize recreational marijuana is hurting the state's image. Fifty-one percent of the state's voters in a new Quinnipiac University Poll say legal pot is bad for the state's reputation. Only 38 percent said it is helping. Young voters...

2 months 2 weeks ago

Mobile home fire a total loss

PEYTON - A mobile home fire in Eastern El Paso County was a total loss Thursday. Dispatchers were first called at 10:40 a.m. to respond to the fire at a home at 17390 Jones Road. Unconfirmed reports suggest the fire was started by an ignition or explosion of a...

2 months 2 weeks ago

Heroin deaths climb in Colorado

Heroin overdoses in Colorado are at their highest point in a decade. The state health department reports 91 people died from using the drug in 2012. The overdose death Sunday of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman has cast a national spotlight on the resurgence of heroin addiction. The Center for Disease...

2 months 3 weeks ago

Springs Chief of Staff Neumann resigns

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach's chief of staff is stepping down. Laura Neumann will be ending her job with the City of Colorado Springs on March 1 to spend more time with her family. A city news release credited Neumann's leadership in helping balance the city's $400 million...

3 months 1 week ago

Colorado Springs Airport Bans Marijuana

The Colorado Springs Airport announced Wednesday afternoon that marijuana will be prohibited at the airport. The rule goes into effect on Friday, January 10, 2014. Airport leaders explained that TSA added marijuana to its prohibited list in December, and now the Airport has adopted a new rule banning pot...

3 months 3 weeks ago

Wider I-25 opening this weekend

EL PASO COUNTY - Holiday travelers should enjoy a little more elbow room while heading north on Interstate 25 out of Colorado Springs this weekend. The contractor for the $66 million I-25 Expansion Project expects to open a third northbound lane between North Gate Boulevard and Monument by Saturday...

3 months 4 weeks ago

Fire victims took in homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - More than a dozen people were left homeless this afternoon as the result of a house fire on the southeast side of Colorado Springs. Two families were sharing the home in the 2000 block of Monterey Drive. The fire started a few minutes after 12:00 p.m. and...

4 months 5 days ago

Champions plan wins $120 million from state

DENVER - There were handshakes and hugs following the announcement of state support for the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved the full $120 million in tax incentives requested by the bidders. "I think that this is an investment in our future," said...

4 months 2 weeks ago

Police seek incest suspect

COLORADO SPRINGS - Detectives with the Colorado Springs Police Department are asking the public for help in locating a man who is to be charged for incest and sexual assault on a child. An arrest warrant was issued for Clifford Wayne Chance, Sr., 58 on a charge of Sexual...

4 months 4 days ago

Commissioner takes vacation

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen was absent from the Board of County Commissioners budget work session Tuesday. McFadyen's office administrator said her boss was on vacation and did not know when she would return. McFadyen has avoided the news media since releasing a sheriff's deputy incident report...

5 months 1 week ago

Fire stops train; schools stay safe

MONUMENT - Lower winds are helping firefighters gain control of a wildland fire that burned just west of I-25 in northeastern El Paso County. The fire began in barn near Old Denver Road and Baptist Road just after 10:00 a.m. and reportedly spread into the trees. The barn is...

5 months 1 week ago

Fire burning near Monument

Update: News5 crews on the scene are reporting that the fire is under control. The barn was destroyed, but the nearby house is still standing. Monument Police tell us that the property affected is the 3rd oldest homestead in Monument. Update: According to witnesses at a nearby business, the...

4 months 3 days ago

Commissioner released dash camera video

PUEBLO - County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen personally released documents and dashboard camera video to the news media of her January 25 traffic stop in which deputies with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office describe her and the Democratic Party Chairman Ron Greenwell too drunk to drive home from a parking...

5 months 4 weeks ago

New Voting Rules for Colorado Elections

Colorado is preparing for an all-mail election this year under new statewide rules. In the past, Coloradans had the option of voting by mail rather than standing in lines on Election Day. In the upcoming November 5th election, every voter in the state will get a ballot in the mail,...

6 months 1 week ago

Snow Continues to Fall in High Country

Snow is expected to keep falling in parts of western Colorado. Although we're not expecting to see much snow in our area, the high country could see significant amounts throughout Friday. Up to 12 inches are possible at higher elevations, including Crested Butte, through Friday evening. A few inches of...

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