May 2, 2013 6:20 PM
In El Paso County, the first day of civil unions got off to a modest start. There were no ceremonies at 8:00 a.m. at the clerk and recorders office, just a about a dozen same-sex couples coming in to get their civil union license.
It took about 15... more »
April 27, 2013 6:26 PM
A sixth bomb scare in Colorado took place Saturday morning at a gas station near Peterson Air Force Base.
Shortly before 11 a.m., deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office were called out ot the Conoco gas station at Peterson and Platte Ave after a witness reported seeing... more »
April 16, 2013 10:42 PM
Most of us have received a summons at some point in time to appear in court for jury duty.
It's your civic duty but many will admit that it's time consuming and no fun. While most show up, News 5 uncovers thousands of residents in El Paso County are... more »
April 15, 2013 8:42 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A majority of Colorado Sheriffs have joined together in a lawsuit to try and block two of the state's new gun laws from taking effect. In all, 37 of the 64 county sheriffs in the state, including El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, are filing the civil... more »
April 3, 2013 8:37 PM
DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws... more »
March 29, 2013 8:14 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Teller County Sheriff Mike Ensminger is speaking out about the new controversial state gun control laws describing them as unenforceable.
"I want it firmly understood," Ensminger stated. "My position is not only not to enforce these laws but to give a rational as to why these... more »
March 7, 2013 9:14 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County have split over ambulance service breaking off a 17-year relationship. In a prepared statement to the Emergency Services Agency board Wednesday, Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown said the department intends to recommend to City Council that they... more »
February 15, 2013 11:59 PM
News 5 is learning new information into Wednesday's deadly double stabbing at the Remington Ranch Equestrian Stables located at 9550 E. Woodman Road.
The suspect, Ethan Courrau, 22, is accused of stabbing Scarlett Gallagher, 1, and Ryan Willhite, 3.
Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff's deputies received a... more »
February 14, 2013 10:33 PM
The investigation continues into the stabbing deaths of two children on a farm in Falcon.
The incident happened near East Woodman Road and Mohawk at the Remington Ranch Equestrian Stables.
Sheriff's deputies say the man behind the two stabbings is Ethan Courrau, 22. He died after reportedly stabbing... more »
February 6, 2013 11:17 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The message from an industry consultant to members of the Emergency Services Agency board Wednesday is that it will be best for patients if the both city and county can continue to work together as they consider renewing their contract with ambulance provider American Medical Response. The... more »
January 18, 2013 5:52 AM
PEYTON - A man was burned after a fire broke out in a workshop on his property in the 12200 block of Smith Road early Friday morning. Firefighters from the Falcon Fire Department were called to the property at around 1:30 a.m.
The man reportedly suffered minor burns to... more »
January 12, 2013 12:34 PM
Family and friends of a missing 13-year-old from El Paso County, Dylan Redwine, are hosting a fundraiser to help in the search.
The benefit is called Dinner for Dylan; it‘ll be Thursday, Jan. 17th, at Lewis Palmer High School. The fundraiser starts at 5:30 pm and is open to... more »
January 11, 2013 12:42 AM
The search continues for Kara Nichols, 19, who disappeared from Colorado Springs more than 3 months ago.
The case has gone cold and few leads have been coming into the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
Kara's mother, Julia constantly worries about what may have happened to her.
... more »
January 10, 2013 12:38 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - American Medical Response has a government-endorsed monopoly for the ambulance service in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. Their contract is up for renewal at the end of the year and Mayor Steve Bach wants to see if the city's really getting the best deal.
"More... more »
January 9, 2013 7:53 PM
It's a familiar scene for many right now; the waiting room. Many people are waiting for the results of a flu test.
Flu season typically runs from about October to May. Last year the flu put 543 people into Colorado hospitals, according to the Department of Public Health and... more »
January 4, 2013 7:22 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Even with the national unemployment rate holding steady at 7.8 percent in December, those who are out of work in Southern Colorado face a more challenging job market.
In November, the most recent month available, there were 25,765 people unemployed in El Paso County, or roughly... more »
December 22, 2012 11:56 AM
El Paso County inspectors say there were no hazardous materials released in spill of 1.8 million gallons of water at an oil and gas exploration site in the eastern part of the county.
This was at an oil and gas exploration site run by Hilcorp Energy Company on Meyers... more »
December 19, 2012 6:45 PM
CALHAN - It's the kind of storm that makes driving even short distances a challenge. Gusting winds and blowing snow on the eastern planes created whiteout conditions Wednesday afternoon, making travel dangerous enough that the Colorado Department of Transportation Closed Highway 24 east of Calhan and CO Hwy 94 east... more »
December 14, 2012 6:28 PM
DENVER - Governor John Hickenlooper announced plans Friday to spend $1.5 billion over the next five years to fast track transportation improvement projects across the state. The Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program will give the Colorado Department of Transportation an additional $300 million each year to spend... more »
December 14, 2012 5:51 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The inability of Congress to reach a deal to avoid automatic sequestration spending cuts could end up hurting the elderly in our community. Guy Dutra-Silveira, executive director of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging, is anticipating a loss in funding for up... more »
December 12, 2012 6:36 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is hiring. Thanks to the passage of Ballot Issue 1A, Sheriff Terry Maketa is now preparing to hire up to 105 new sworn deputies. There will also be a number of civilian support jobs opening as well.
The first of... more »
December 5, 2012 12:47 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An El Paso County jury has convicted a former Colorado Springs couple of animal cruelty over treatment of a lamb they planned to sacrifice as part of a religious observance. Periz Jackson and Elijah Black face up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000... more »
December 4, 2012 9:47 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - We're getting a clearer picture of just how voters in El Paso County felt about certain issues on the November ballot. The Clerk and Recorders Office released a set of maps this week showing precinct-by-precinct voting breakdowns for Amendment 64 (marijuana legalization and Issue 1A (tax increase... more »
December 3, 2012 1:22 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Walgreens and other community partners are working together to offer five free flu shot clinics this month for people with health insurance or those who do not have vaccine coverage. Cases of the flu are already being reported in El Paso County and... more »
November 30, 2012 9:23 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Online shoppers beware, international scam artists seem to be targeting our community this week. They are making cold calls to individual homes and cell phones saying they are from "Microsoft Windows."
Scarlett Millsaps recently got that call.
"They told me that they are with Microsoft... more »
November 26, 2012 7:11 PM
In Weld County Colorado the coroner says they've had three infants die so far in 2012 while sleeping in beds with adults.
At least one child in El Paso County has died that way this year as well according to the Sheriff's office.
At Memorial Hospital, nurses say... more »
November 21, 2012 8:18 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A record 292,698 voters cast ballots in El Paso County during in the 2012 General Election. The county election department finished the canvassing process Wednesday which officially certifies the results. The final vote tally beat the 2008 record by 17,991 votes.
According to a news release... more »
November 21, 2012 3:38 PM
A change in Decision 2012 results in El Paso County; Amendment 64 - legalizing marijuana for people 21-years-old and older - ended up passing in the county by 10 votes.
After election night it looked like Amendment 64 was losing in El Paso County by more than 3,000 votes... more »
November 19, 2012 8:41 PM
A second company has approval to begin drilling for oil in eastern El Paso County.
"We have been trying to get a little bit of information from the operators to see if they've found anything, and they're very, very silent right now," says County Commission Chairwoman Amy Lathen, but... more »
November 11, 2012 12:51 PM
After a string of child abduction attempts in the Pikes Peak region, a Fort Carson soldier has been arrested for allegedly trying to lure children.
31-year-old 1st Lt. Aaron Gregory Lucas is facing charges of enticement of a child and kidnapping for a couple of incidents from earlier this... more »
November 6, 2012 1:13 PM
Election Day, 2012; News 5 met with some of the first voters in Colorado as they were leaving the polls. For most of them, this is a different election season than they've seen before; from the amount of ads to the tone of the conversation -- both between voters as... more »
September 23, 2012 1:21 AM
Massa Spa, located at 3313 West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs, closed its doors after the third prostitution arrest at the business this year.
Sun Demanett, 58, was arrested on suspicion of keeping a place of prostitution and Tau Sook Lee was arrested on prostitution charges. Though it's a... more »
August 28, 2012 8:36 PM
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is trying to rush a tax increase question for the November ballot before the deadline. He's asking for a 16 million dollar a year tax increase; that could comes from property or sales tax, they're still working on the question wording. Sheriff Maketa wants... more »
August 13, 2012 7:51 PM
The search continues for a man who robbed an El Paso County medical marijuana facility at gunpoint Monday around noon.
It's the New Horizons dispensary on Woolsey Heights, on the east side of Colorado Springs.
Sheriff's deputies say a man in his mid to late 20s walked in,... more »
July 16, 2012 7:29 PM
Cattle ranchers Harold and Jean Meinzer have been forced to deal with 10 years of the driest conditions they can imagine.
"We're just trying to hang on like everybody else," Harold said. "We haven't had the ponds filled since ‘02."
The Meinzer's ranch, Four Corners Ranch, sits on... more »
July 5, 2012 6:40 PM
Tuesday night a community meeting is being held to talk about potential flooding danger following the Waldo Canyon Fire. The meeting is at 7 pm at Centennial Hall (200 S. Cascade Ave.) in Colorado Springs.
County and city officials along with FEMA and the Regional Floodplain Administrator will be... more »
July 1, 2012 12:06 PM
Highway 24 is reopening Sunday at 9 a.m. for residents of Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Cascade, and Crystola; then at 1 p.m. the El Paso County Sheriff's office says the highway will be open to all traffic.
Until the highway is open to all motorists at 1 p.m.... more »
June 6, 2012 8:34 PM
It was a disturbing new way of committing a common crime; the suspect allegedly doused his victims in lighter fluid and threatened to set them on fire if they didn't open the cash registers.
That suspect, 51 year-old Dwight Davis, was arrested last month on a slew of burglary... more »
June 5, 2012 5:30 PM
A former coach and teacher at Fountain Fort Carson High School was sentenced to 10 years of intensive probation Tuesday with a mandatory 5 years to be served at community corrections for having sex with a 17-year-old student last year.
The judge issued the sentence to Anthony Ribaudo, 37,... more »
May 30, 2012 7:43 PM
A group home director accused of sexually assaulting a 13 year old girl in his care formally heard the charges against him in court Wednesday.
Michael Broadnax, 29, was arrested on Friday by investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on a charge of sexual assault on a... more »
May 16, 2012 7:07 PM
837 people filing for unemployment benefits and looking for jobs through the Pikes Peak Workforce Center have been able to bring in more than $2 million in extra benefits for participating in the Colorado Enhanced Training Program.
If those individuals are receiving training for a job in a selected... more »
April 21, 2012 12:38 AM
The search is over for an airman who escaped military personnel on Wednesday. Herbert Mullins is in custody after being captured today near the El Paso County and Teller County line.
Mullens was being taken to the Teller County Jail Wednesday when military personnel made a bathroom break at... more »
April 8, 2012 11:58 PM
57 dogs in need of serious medical care were rescued from a puppy mill in Oklahoma and driven to El Paso County by volunteers from the National Mill Dog Rescue.
The dogs- of several shapes, sizes, and breeds- have spent most of their lives in cages barely larger than... more »
April 4, 2012 8:41 PM
You've probably seen the specialty Colorado license plates on the road; it doesn't take long to spot a few of them.
"There's 119 different options presently," says Tony Anderson; manager for the El Paso County Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Along with the traditional green and white, they... more »
March 28, 2012 5:18 PM
Two driver's license renewal locations in El Paso County are currently off line and cannot process driver's licenses.
The Powers Branch and the Downtown Branch (Centennial Hall) of the Department of Revenue do not have the ability to process driver's license requests. All other motor vehicle services including vehicle... more »
March 24, 2012 4:42 PM
Fire crews in northern El Paso County are settling into a new fire station. It's part of the Wescott Fire Protection District.
Staff say they came in "right on budget"; about two millions dollars. It was paid for through tax dollars. They say it wouldn't have been on budget,... more »
March 6, 2012 5:40 PM
A Colorado Springs man faces a felony charge of neglect after it was discovered that his 86 year old mother was left lying on the floor in her own waste for 5 days. Dennis Foust, 50, was arrested last Tuesday on a charge of Crimes Against At-Risk Adults.
According... more »
February 29, 2012 6:12 PM
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... more »
February 18, 2012 11:28 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Ultra Resources is moving ahead on its plans for drilling in El Paso County. The AP reports crews started work Friday on an access road that will lead to the first drilling site in the county, and a drilling rig is expected to pop up... more »
February 14, 2012 7:39 PM
Nearly 100,000 cars pass over the Woodmen Road Interchange at I-25 each day, according to Colorado Department of Transportation officials. They expect that number to be closer to 150,000 by 2025.
"There's been substantial growth on the north end of El Paso County, and that's pretty obvious with the... more »
February 3, 2012 7:16 PM
Gusting winds and blowing snow made a perfect combination for icing over roads, and those slick conditions lead to dozens of accidents, some of them serious. State troopers want to remind drivers to use caution when driving in winter weather.
"Make sure you leave in plenty of time, take... more »
February 2, 2012 1:46 PM
Hon. Gilbert Martinez has been appointed to serve as the new chief judge in the 4th Judicial District, which includes El Paso and Teller counties.
The appointment was made by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael L. Bender.
Judge Martinez will replace the Hon. Kirk S. Samelson, who... more »
February 2, 2012 1:00 PM
CDOT is gearing up for the impending storm, scheduled to hit the Pikes Peak region later this afternoon and continue through Friday.
CDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to begin snow-shift in El Paso, Teller and Park counties at 4 p.m. today, according to spokesman Bob Wilson.
Snow shift... more »
February 1, 2012 8:20 PM
El Paso County's moratorium on oil and gas operations ended Monday night. The Board of County Commissioners passed a set of regulations and is opening up the permit application process.
The regulations passed by the board in Monday night's meeting were a smaller version than had been proposed through... more »
February 1, 2012 7:01 PM
As many as a third of all teens have been the victim of some form of physical or emotional abuse and counselors at the domestic violence advocacy group TESSA say the abuse is happening at a very early age. Clinical and Advocacy Manager Charity Richardson says they are finding children... more »
January 31, 2012 10:36 PM
On the eve of a four-month moratorium ending on oil and gas operations, on Tuesday El Paso County Commissioners passed regulations to handle the industry moving forward; even with state officials expressing "grave concern." The regulations were a much smaller version than was originally proposed by the planning commission.
... more »
January 30, 2012 10:52 PM
On Monday, 27 year old Neysha Hall-Gonzalez shakes her head and cries in an emotional response to an El Paso County judge reading her list of charges. The young mother stands accused of trying to kill her 3 year old son.
It all happened Saturday when investigators say she... more »
January 28, 2012 3:22 PM
Crews in El Paso County have found a missing child.
Lt. Lari Sevene, a spokesperson with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the child was found with some cuts and abrasions just after 1:00 p.m., and is being transported for medical treatment. No word on the extent of the... more »
January 28, 2012 3:03 PM
Crews in El Paso County are searching for a missing child.
According to the El Paso county Sheriff's office, State Patrol passed a woman along I-25 near the Pueblo county line around 8:30 Saturday morning. Sheriff's deputies say her car was pulled over, and she looked like she was... more »
January 26, 2012 12:58 PM
Telephone service is out for most El Paso County Elected and Administrative Offices.
This is an unplanned outage affecting all County Administrative Offices located in Centennial Hall as well as the Offices of the Clerk and Recorder, the County Assessor, the County Treasurer, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and... more »
January 24, 2012 7:54 PM
How many people are homeless in Colorado Springs? What can be done to help?
These questions have been asked a lot around Colorado Springs in the past couple of years. Tuesday, groups were out searching for answers.
"...And your birthday?" a volunteer asks a man coming to the... more »
January 23, 2012 7:44 PM
A Colorado Springs woman says she's still recovering from the horrors of domestic violence she experienced last summer. However, Rebecca Granados says she feels like it was her husband's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that led to the attack - and more specifically the medications he was taking. Now she says she... more »
January 23, 2012 4:34 PM
A Colorado Springs woman is still recovering from the horrors of domestic violence she experienced last summer. However, Rebecca Granados says she feels like it was her husband's Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder that led to the attack - and more specifically the medications he was taking. Now she wishes she would... more »
January 17, 2012 8:15 PM
El Paso County Commissioners say they have no plans to stop saying prayers before each meeting despite a decision Tuesday by the Supreme Court of the United States to reject an appeal from a North Carolina board of county commissioners who were found to have violated the Establishment Clause of... more »
December 6, 2011 8:06 PM
For the second year Coloradans are focusing their efforts to support local charities, and Colorado Springs non-profits are trying to get a bigger piece of the pie.
It's the Colorado Gives Day campaign on Tuesday, December 6th; last year it raised 8.7 million dollars.
Connie Brachtenbach, executive Director... more »
December 2, 2011 7:04 PM
El Paso County Deputies are investigating a family disturbance turned shooting.
We're told a man was shot in the leg by his father in a mobile home park in the 8000 block of Piute Road. That's in the southwest part of the county near Ft. Carson.
The wound... more »
December 2, 2011 5:37 PM
At 3:15pm Friday, 911 received calls of a possible shooting south of Colorado Springs on Piute Road off Highway 115 in a trailor park. El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies are just arriving on scene and details are still not available. more »
December 1, 2011 2:29 PM
Emergency crews are arriving on scene of a multi-vehicle accident on the off ramp of NB I-25 to Baptist Road. There are reports of injuries, but it is unknown if any are serious. Road conditions North of Colorado Springs have improved since early morning, but light snow, blowing snow and... more »
December 1, 2011 1:01 PM
December is off to a snowy, blustery start as a winter snow storm continues to ice over roads, cause accidents and even cancel school. Lewis Palmer School District 38 in Mounment had been on a 2 hour delayed start this morning, when at around 9:45 a.m. administrators decided to cancel... more »
November 28, 2011 7:53 PM
The Downtown Branch of the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office be closed from Monday December 5 through Friday December 9, 2011 because of construction. The county is encouraging customers to visit their main office in the new Citizens Service Center at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road.... more »
November 27, 2011 2:00 PM
A local group studying arrest records in El Paso County saw that military arrests - veteran and active duty - make up 13 to 14 percent of the total population at the Criminal Justice Center on average. The numbers that they're seeing with the older vets are shocking them.
... more »
November 27, 2011 1:39 PM
For years as people were checked into El Paso County's Criminal Justice Center after committing a crime they were asked if they were active duty military. For the last couple of years, they've also been asked whether or not they're a veteran. That was put in place by the Veteran... more »
November 22, 2011 12:16 PM
Fountain Mesa Road in the Security-Widefield area will be reduced to one lane in each direction next week as the county begins roadside ditch and shoulder construction. The work zone will stretch from Fortman Avenue to Medicine Bow.
The road work will begin on Monday and is expected to... more »
November 21, 2011 5:52 PM
It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set... more »
November 21, 2011 12:19 PM
God's Pantry Food Bank in Fountain will be donating over 5 dozen holiday food boxes to local soldiers and wounded warriors today as part of their mission to feed families in the Fountain Valley area. Another 150 food boxes will be distributed to homes in Fountain, Widefield, Security and the... more »
November 16, 2011 7:44 PM
A dog, shot twice, is making a surprising recovery at the Pikes Peak Humane Society.
One of their Animal Welfare Officers was called out to help a female German Shepherd that had been shot just above the nose and in the side. They believe the bullets exited the dog's... more »
November 10, 2011 3:43 PM
The state executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado says she fears for "anyone driving and living in Colorado Springs," after learning that the city plans to stop conducting sobriety checkpoints. Emily Tompkins says the decision needlessly jeopardizes drivers by eliminating what she calls a "high-visibility deterrence."
"It's... more »
November 10, 2011 3:30 PM
There is a proposal for a new public shooting range for El Paso County. The location is on the edge of Fort Carson property right by Gate 20. The Secretary of the Army just approved the plan. County commissioners will vote next Tuesday. Hear from the County Commission tonight on... more »
November 9, 2011 1:34 PM
The former Ellicott School Board member facing internet luring and sexual assault charges against a child was in court in El Paso County Wednesday morning.
37-year-old Stefanie Dickinson was scheduled for a disposition for a charge of internet luring of a child, a Class 4 Felony. She was also... more »
November 1, 2011 5:24 PM
Here is the last-minute voters information provided by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office. Voters must return their ballot by 7:00 p.m. in order for the ballot to be counted.
The Clerk & Recorder’s Office will provide curbside ballot drop-off at all four branch locations. Registered voters... more »
October 23, 2011 2:45 PM
While authorities have not named the victim or homeowners involved in last nights deadly shooting in Calhan, friends of a suspected victim say it was a love triangle that turned deadly. El Paso County Sheriffs detectives initially responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress, then reports that... more »
October 23, 2011 2:16 PM
You may have seen hundreds of goats at Bear Creek Regional Park in El Paso County. They're being used to get rid of weeds. There are federal and state laws saying that parks -- like Bear Creek -- have to keep certain weeds under control.
Instead of going through... more »
October 19, 2011 6:23 PM
The 15 by 40 foot section, about 10 feet thick, section of rock is what Colorado Department of Transportation workers were blasting away from the sides of Highway 24 on Wednesday -- just west of Cave of the Winds. It's exactly the kind of stuff that they don't want falling... more »
October 13, 2011 12:22 AM
The question of attorney / client confidentially is at the heart of a dispute between former CSPD officer Joshua Carrier's attorney and the El Paso County Jail.
It started when the DA's office requested copies of any phone calls made by Carrier in jail. As is standard, Carrier's attorney,... more »
October 12, 2011 7:47 PM
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center has changed locations.
It's now in the El Paso County's new Citizen Service Center, off of Garden of the Gods Road.
Workforce Center employees say even with the new location, that's hasn't slowed down the numbers demanding services. Their first day open in... more »