May 13, 2013 4:51 PM
A Falcon man was shocked when he walked in on a burglar at his home Monday morning. It happened at 10:30 in the 8000 block of Fort Smith Road in Falcon. The homeowner says he left work early and when he got home, came face to face with the burglar.... more »
February 16, 2013 1:41 PM
Friends are trying to raise money for a Falcon family that lost two children this week.
One-year-old Scarlett Gallagher and three-year-old Ryan Willhite were stabbed to death Wednesday on a farm in Falcon. Police say the mother's boyfriend, 22-year-old Ethan Caurou, killed the two children before killing himself.
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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 »
January 14, 2013 8:18 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Local schools have contracted with law enforcement agencies for several years to have a uniformed armed school resource officers in their buildings. However, the Board of Education for Falcon School District 49 recently took things further by allowing a civilian employee to carry a concealed firearm on... more »
July 10, 2012 7:17 AM
Fort Carson was called to Peyton last night, after a suspicious device was found along the road.
The Fort Carson PAO says it happened last night around 10:30. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD was called to the scene.
When the team arrived they discovered the device was... more »
January 18, 2012 6:57 PM
Some local elementary and middle school students are trying to encourage parents to turn off the engine while they wait to pick up their students. The science classes at Skyview Middle School and Meridian Ranch Elementary in Falcon District 49 area taking part in a pilot project called Engines Off... more »
January 11, 2012 3:47 PM
Four El Paso County residents were arrested for a series of criminal mischief cases in Falcon that date back to November of 2011.
The incidents. which consisted of spray paint on cars, houses and other property happened in the 8000 block of Royal Melbourne and the surrounding streets, as... more »
October 6, 2011 7:20 PM
A D49 Spokesperson tells News 5 160 students from Falcon Middle School were sick today with a stomach virus.
According to the County Health Dept the symptoms can last for 24 hours, but they are advising parents to keep their children out for 48 hours if they are showing... more »
September 26, 2011 6:49 PM
Falcon Middle School students are collecting snacks and other supplies to send to one special soldier and his fellow troops in Afghanistan.
Lucas Musseau is a former Falcon Middle School student and a graduate of Falcon High. He is currently serving on a one-year deployment with his platoon. His... more »
August 29, 2011 9:10 PM
The Falcon school district 49 has approved a mill levy increase ballot question for taxpayers in November.
The cost of the bond is approximately $1.50 per month for each $100,000 in home value.
The money would be used for buildings and additions to current facilities to deal with... more »
August 16, 2011 8:02 PM
An oil boom is underway in our state but the drilling methods to reach it have many landowners concerned. The massive Niobrara oil shale deposit covers an area that begins near Colorado Springs and stretches north into Wyoming. It's buried 2 miles below the ground level and about a mile... more »
August 4, 2011 7:16 PM
It's back to school for some districts and with a new year comes change.
For D-49, its biggest change involved fee-based bussing. The decision came earlier this year when the school board decided to cut bus funding. The decision leaves families with few options -- carpool or drive... more »
July 23, 2011 8:06 PM
That's exactly what Falcon School District 49 is charging kids to take a bus to school.
The district didn't have the funding for buses anymore, as was decided in January of this year.
As Director of Transportation for Falcon School District, Cindy Hardin, says, "The board completely cancelled... more »
July 23, 2011 2:05 PM
D49's Transportation Department held an open house to help parents and kids understand the new fee-based bussing system that comes into effect this school year. The push for a fee-based service came at the foot of funding not being available for transportation, which the board voted on this past January.... more »
July 14, 2011 6:27 AM
FALCON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot has walked away uninjured after a forced landing in a field northeast of Colorado Springs.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office tells The Gazette that 70-year-old Robert Myers was flying from Alamosa to Meadowlake Airport near Colorado Springs Wednesday when his... more »
July 11, 2011 6:05 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Falcon School District 49 plans to charge most students $1 each time they board a school bus next school year, but not enough students are signing up for rides.
The school board voted earlier this year to switch to a fee-for-service bus operation this... more »
July 9, 2011 6:35 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Falcon School District 49 plans to charge most students $1 each time they board a school bus next school year, but not enough students are signing up for rides. The school board voted earlier this year to switch to a fee-for-service bus operation this fall... more »
May 8, 2011 3:11 PM
Crews fighting the grass fire that started near Oregon Wagon Trail in Falcon have reported that they are now in the mop up and hot spot watch stage of fighting the fire that flared up from a lawn mower earlier today. Officials on scene declared the fire 100% contained as... more »
May 8, 2011 2:12 PM
Crews from all over El Paso County have been pouring in as part of a mutual aide call to fight a rapidly growing grass fire that was sparked by a lawn mower north of Falcon. Officials from the Falcon Fire Department say that the fire grew from 1/2 acre to... more »
May 8, 2011 1:24 PM
Fire crews are working rapidly to contain a grass fire that was sparked by a lawn mower in the Black Forest and Falcon area. The fire began in a pasture area near 12030 Oregon Wagon Trail Rd. The initial call came in shortly before 11:00 A.M. and went from 1/2... more »
April 27, 2011 9:23 PM
The D-49 Falcon school board has voted to cut nearly 150 positions for the upcoming school year. News First 5's John Romero is in the meeting and will bring you a full report tonight at 10. more »
April 27, 2011 7:04 PM
The Falcon School District 49 is set to potenitally slash jobs and salaries at a special meeting tonight a6 6pm at Falcon High School. These potential cuts come after D-29 declared a financial emergency earlier this month. News FIrst 5 will be at the meeting with a live report tonight... more »
April 2, 2011 6:31 PM
Fire fighters in El Paso County had quite the work out today responding to multiple grass fires that were rapidly growing due to dry conditions and blustery winds. The largest fire burned in an area near Jones Road and Curtis Road. One structure was reported to have been burnt in... more »
January 28, 2011 12:39 AM
Thursday night Falcon School District 49 held a special meeting; making up for a canceled meeting from Wednesday night when three board members couldn't attend. Controversy has not stopped since the board voted to do away with busing for next school year about two weeks before. The board says they're... more »
January 19, 2011 11:00 PM
Another shake-up in District 49 in Falcon. News First 5 has learned three administrators have had their positions eliminated.
D-49 will no longer have a Chief Information Officer, a Chief Financial Officer or a Director of Human Resources.
The school district's spokesperson would not say if the the... more »
January 13, 2011 9:19 PM
News First 5's Carolyn Carver is inside D-49's school board meeting right now. The room is packed. The school board will be voting tonight on whether or not the district should eliminate transportation for students. The board is looking at the option to make up for a $4 million budget... more »
December 13, 2010 12:13 AM
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... more »
December 1, 2010 8:53 PM
For one Colorado Springs library, going green was made a little easier with a whole lot of green from the Federal Government and some other local funding sources.
Funding came from a $750,000 federal grant, as well as a $500,000 grant from the Department of Local Affairs. The entire... more »
October 27, 2010 12:04 PM
Residents in eastern El Paso County are invited to a town hall meeting on Saturday in Falcon.
El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen will join Colorado State Representatives Mike Waller and Amy Stephens at the community room at the new High Prairie Library starting 11:00 a.m.
Area residents... more »
October 15, 2010 11:51 AM
Do you want to see how your tax dollars are being spent? A Grand Opening will be held Saturday for the Pikes Peak Library District's newest library, High Prairie Library, 7035 Old Meridian Road.
The High Prairie Library is the first to be built east of the Powers Blvd.... more »
October 15, 2010 9:59 AM
It's been a year since the world watched a runaway silver balloon flying over Colorado, fearing for the little boy thought to be inside.
On Oct. 15, 2009, Richard and Mayumi Heene reported that their 6-year-old son Falcon had floated away in a UFO-shaped balloon, touching off a furious... more »
August 24, 2010 11:59 PM
"In my dreams, I usually jump as high as Kobe Bryant and make a dunk," said Lady Bombers guard Makayla McKeehan.
These girls can't quite dunk, but this group of sixth-graders from Falcon is one of the best hoops teams in Colorado.
"I can do in between the... more »
July 23, 2010 5:34 PM
Family and friends came together today, to honor the life of 2 year old Jaydien Stroud.
The toddler, was killed last week, in a tragic accident along highway 24, in Falcon. A memorial tribute was held at First Lutheran Church in downtown Colorado Springs. Jaydien was the love of... more »
June 18, 2010 12:58 PM
State wildlife officials say Three Mile Island, known for a 1979 nuclear accident, is now the only known site in Pennsylvania where bald eagles, peregrine falcons and osprey are nesting near each other.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday that a pair of bald eagles joined the others on... more »
June 1, 2010 1:08 PM
Frazee Construction has started digging on Judge Orr Road just west of Highway 24 in Falcon in a project that will eventually allow Judge Orr Road to open to traffic again.
Judge Orr Road from Highway 24 to Eastonville Road has been closed since April 26 due to a... more »
May 20, 2010 12:45 AM
A closed road is causing some big problems in Falcon. Three weeks ago a rain storm washed out a large portion of Judge Orr Road near Highway 24 causing El Paso County to close it. Unfortunately it's already hurt Falcon Firefighters who had to maneuver around it when a small... more »
May 6, 2010 11:39 AM
The Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce is hosting an electronic recycling event this weekend in Falcon and will donate money raised from the event to a pair of local food charities.
Angel Food Ministries and the Helping Hands Food Pantry both provide groceries and food assistances to families living... more »
March 31, 2010 7:39 PM
In a grass fire, every second counts. Firefighters say their ability to work together efficiently is critical to success.
Lt. J.J. Halsey of the Colorado Springs Fire Department says as many as 16 different companies from 8 different agencies supplied assistance to fight the grass fire near Falcon Wednesday... more »
March 31, 2010 6:11 PM
A wind-whipped grass fire in eastern El Paso County is now 100% contained after burning at least three outbuildings. No homes were lost.
The fire burned at least 175 acres, but that number could grow after crews evaluate the entire burn area.
No injuries have been reported, and... more »
March 25, 2010 6:44 PM
Staff cuts weren't an easy decision for school board president Danielle Lindorf, but a unanimous one for the D-49 school board.
"There is always a concern, that we're not meeting the needs of our students and it's always a reassessment whether or not we are," Lindorf says, talking about... more »
March 5, 2010 2:52 PM
A woman was stabbed in the neck just before 8 a.m. Friday 11858 Trissino Heights in Falcon. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says she is 51 years old.
The woman's 15-year-old son was taken into custody. She was taken to the hospital, her injuries are not believe to... more »
November 13, 2009 11:00 AM
The Fort Collins father accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting his son was aboard a runaway balloon has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant. Richard and Mayumi Heene appeared in court Friday. Richard Heene entered a guilty plea, and Mayumi Heene... more »
November 12, 2009 1:46 PM
Colorado prosecutors say they've filed criminal charges against the parents accused of staging a hoax when they reported their 6-year-old son floated away aboard a helium balloon. Prosecutors said Thursday that Richard Heene was charged with attempting to influence a public servant, a felony. They charged Mayumi Heene with false... more »
November 12, 2009 8:15 AM
The Fort Collins parents in last month's notorious "balloon boy" case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon.
Richard and Mayumi Heene are to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by... more »
October 27, 2009 1:35 PM
Prosecutors say they haven't decided whether to file charges against the Colorado parents accused of falsely reporting their son was in a runaway balloon. Prosecutors said Tuesday they're waiting for more information from the sheriff. Sheriff Jim Alderden says Richard and Mayumi Heene were lying when they reported their 6-year-old... more »
October 19, 2009 10:20 AM
One thing about the Heene family appears to be true, at least according to one sheriff: The story of a boy floating away in a homemade helium balloon was a hoax, dreamed up by the Heenes in the hopes they could land a reality TV deal, according to officials.
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October 19, 2009 7:07 AM
Colorado authorities now say a Denver man is wanted for questioning in the alleged hoax involving a boy trapped in a runaway balloon. Investigators say they want to interview Robert Thomas, an associate of the father who allegedly carried out the hoax. Official interest in Thomas arose after e-mails surfaced... more »
October 18, 2009 1:09 PM
Larimer County Sheriff has announced that the "balloon boy" saga is a hoax. "It has been determined that this is a hoax." Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters Sunday, "On the bizarre meter this rates a 10." Sheriff Alderden explains that the Heene's staged the hoax as a publicity stunt with... more »
October 17, 2009 11:43 AM
A "big announcement" from the father of a boy feared missing in a helium balloon failed to materialize. Richard Heene told reporters early Saturday he would hold a news conference with an announcement later in the morning. But when he emerged from the house and came to microphones, he said... more »
October 16, 2009 11:14 AM
The family of 6 year-old Falcon Heene has released home video of the balloon launch that kicked off an hours long search for the boy on Thursday. The video shows father Richard Heene, wife Mayumi and one of the three Heene sons working on the balloon in their back yard.... more »
September 14, 2009 7:08 AM
A woman was hospitalized after her mobile home caught fire overnight. The fire sparked about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night on the 1100 block of Partridge Lane in Falcon. Firefighters say they are still investigating the exact cause, but they are calling the fire suspicious. The victim's injuries are not... more »
September 3, 2009 6:42 PM
A special election to recall two members of the Falcon District 49 school board will not happen. On Thursday El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Bob Balink released the final tally of recall petition signatures and neither the petition for Dave Martin nor Kent Clawson had a sufficient count of... more »