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7 months 2 weeks ago

Arrest made in Falcon business burglaries

Jamie Arguello, 21, is behind bars charged with a string of recent robberies in Falcon. On February 12, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary alarm call at a local Sonic Drive-In. During that investigation, deputies discovered a local Safeway and Wendy's had been burglarized. ...

1 year 8 months ago

Fundraiser planned for two murdered children

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. ...

1 year 9 months ago

District approves of armed employee

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...

2 years 3 months ago

Suspicious device found in Peyton

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...

3 years 2 months ago

Energy exploration sparks debate

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...

3 years 3 months ago

One dollar per ride per kid

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...

3 years 3 months ago

Small plane forced landing

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...

3 years 5 months ago

D-49 may cut jobs, salaries tonight

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...

3 years 9 months ago

Three D-49 admin positions eliminated

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...

3 years 9 months ago

D-49 meeting underway

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...

3 years 10 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...

4 years 1 week ago

One year anniversary of Balloon Boy saga

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...

4 years 3 months ago

Toddler remembered

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...

4 years 4 months ago

Birds call Three Mile Island home

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...

4 years 5 months ago

Feed a family with that old TV

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...

4 years 6 months ago

Fighting grass fires a group effort

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...

4 years 6 months ago

Update: Fire in Falcon 100% contained

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...

4 years 7 months ago

D-49 cutting 92 jobs

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Woman stabbed, teenage son suspected

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...

4 years 11 months ago

Colorado balloon boy father plead guilty

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...

4 years 11 months ago

Charges filed against Balloon Boy parents

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...

4 years 11 months ago

Balloon Boy parents to plead guilty

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...

4 years 11 months ago

No decision on charges in Colorado balloon case

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...

5 years 6 days ago

Man who sold story sought in balloon boy case

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...

5 years 6 days ago

Larimer County Sheriff: "This is a hoax"

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...

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