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3 years 1 month ago

Whats that truck checking?

You may have seen a Rapid Screen truck off of the on-ramp at I-25 and North Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs Wednesday. Don't worry; the operating company says they aren't giving tickets -- or checking your speed. They're looking at car emissions and pollutants. They're working on a Colorado...

3 years 3 months ago

Fire danger douses holiday fireworks, campfires

DENVER (AP) - National forests and counties along Colorado's Front Range and eastern plains are banning outside fires and fireworks as hot, dry weather keeps the fire danger high. The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning signaling high fire danger for much of southern Colorado, including Las...

3 years 4 months ago

No ozone advisory expected Friday

No Advisories for Ozone or any other pollutants are expected tomorrow on the Front Range. That includes cities from El Paso County to Fort Collins and Greeley. Cloud cover and cooler weather should keep ozone in the Good-to-Moderate range through Friday. Should atmospheric conditions suggest increased ground-level...

3 years 4 months ago

Hispanic population may impact new CO districts

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's growing Hispanic population might influence how new state legislative districts are drawn this year, but whether that leads to districts dominated by Latinos is an open question. Hispanic population growth - 41 percent since 2000 - is not concentrated along the Front Range, a traditional...

3 years 10 months ago

FREX to run through 2011

The FrontRange Express, commonly called FREX, has been funded through the end of 2011. The Colorado Springs City Council approved funding for the bus service last week. FREX buses run between Colorado Springs and Denver, hauling about 350 riders each day, each way. FREX service will maintain its...

4 years 4 months ago

Snow camping in Colorado

A cool, Colorado weekend along the front range was positively frigid in the high country. NewsFirst5 viewer Marsha Wysong went camping this weekend in the Twin Lakes/Independence Pass area. Although Marsha was aware of the forecast for snow at higher elevations this weekend, she chanced it anyway. Sunday morning...

4 years 4 months ago

Hail damage last week estimated at $70 million

The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association reports $70 million in damage from a hail and windstorm that hit Colorado last week. So far, approximately 13,600 auto and homeowners insurance claims filed. The storm included baseball-sized hail and high winds that damaged homes and cars around Brighton, Commerce City and...

4 years 6 months ago

Red Flag Warning returns

Gusty winds combine again today with low humidity and warm weather to rocket the fire danger into the sky high category. A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 8 p.m. for the Front Range from New Mexico to Wyoming. Wind gusts of 40 to 55 miles an hour...

4 years 3 months ago

Respect for You, Respect for the Storm

Impressive. Powerful. Violent. Damaging. Here on the Front Range and across the plains, our severe weather demands respect . News First 5 is uniquely prepared for severe weather at all times. Because we respect you and we respect our powerful storms, News First 5 assembled the most experienced...

4 years 6 months ago

5,000 sleep at snow-crippled Denver airport

Denver International Airport estimated up to 5,000 people spent the night there after their flights were canceled Tuesday. Airport workers passed out cots and blankets. The airport planned to keep three of four runways open Wednesday during the busy spring season, with one runway closed on a rotating basis...

4 years 7 months ago

Vail Resorts moves jobs to Front Range

Vail Resorts is moving some jobs to the Front Range at the end of the ski season. The company announced it will move about 100 accounting and purchasing positions from Summit County to their corporate headquarters near Boulder. Vail Resorts owns the Keystone and Breckenridge ski areas. The...

4 years 9 months ago

Stricter smog caps could snare Colorado counties

Two southwestern Colorado counties will violate federal air pollution standards if proposed stricter regulations are approved. La Plata and Montezuma counties could join nine along Colorado's more populous Front Range as being in violation of ozone levels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed a maximum ozone level ranging...

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