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2 years 7 months ago

Grade schools closed in Monument

Administrators in Lewis Palmer School District 38 have closed all elementary schools today because of the changing weather conditions. All morning and afternoon kindergarten and preschool classes are canceled as well. The district has been under a 2 hour delayed start for the day.

2 years 7 months ago

Walmart caller rang twice

A man angry with Walmart shut down the retailer's Woodland Park store by calling in a bomb threat twice on Friday morning, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Incident commander Sgt. James Halloran of the Woodland Park Police Department says the calls were received about 5...

2 years 11 months ago

County wants to know your opinion

The decision makers within the various government offices of El Paso County want to know how citizens feel about the value they receive for their tax dollars and where they would rate the county as a place to live. These questions are among a list of inquiries posted in...

3 years 10 months ago

Small grass fire in Monument is out

A small brush fire in Monument burned less than an acre before being put out by crews. No structures were threatened. There were no injuries. Smoke from the fire prompted the closure of Lewis-Palmer Elementary School for the day. Children were taken to Lewis-Palmer Middle School to be picked...

3 years 11 months ago

Whooping Cough confirmed in Pueblo

Two Whooping Cough cases have been confirmed in Pueblo, prompting the health department to issue a warning to parents to make sure their children are vaccinated. The medical name for Whooping Cough is Pertussis. Your children should be up-to-date on their TDaP vaccine and booster shots. If you have...

4 years 5 months ago

Kowalczyk signs Colorado State A.D. contract

Colorado State athletic director Paul Kowalczyk has signed a five-year contract extension. It does not include a salary increase. The extension takes effect July 1 and runs through June 30, 2015. Kowalczyk joined Colorado State as athletic director in April 2006 after spending six years as athletic...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado unemployment rose in December

In the midst of the biggest retail time of the year, Colorado's unemployment rate rose in December. Colorado's seasonally adjusted rate increased six-tenths of one percentage point to 7.5 percent in December. In December of 2008, the rate was 5.8 percent. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado cold-case murder solved

Colorado authorities say a man wanted in a 32-year-old slaying in Greeley has been arrested in Florida. Weld County sheriff John Cooke says that 51-year-old Marcello Maldonado-Perez was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was being held without bond. Investigators say DNA taken from him...

4 years 8 months ago

Boulder hydropower project could get $1.18M

A 100-year-old hydroelectric project in Boulder could receive up to $1.18 million in federal stimulus money for upgrades and modernization projects. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Wednesday announced up to $30.6 million in stimulus money for seven projects at existing hydropower facilities. The proposal for the Boulder Canyon Hydroelectric...

4 years 8 months ago

Free kidney screenings in Pueblo

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) is designed to identify and educate people at risk - those with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease. KEEP evaluations will be performed, for free, this Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Pueblo County Conference Room, 1001...

4 years 8 months ago

Swine flu deaths in Colorado: 25

The number of H1N1 Swine Flu deaths has grown to 25 in Colorado, seven of them children. More than 1300 people have been hospitalized with swine flu. While there's encouraging news coming from the Colorado Department of Helath--the state agency reports that cases of H1N1 Swine Flu in the...

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