April 5, 2013 1:09 AM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado House has approved a $20.5 billion budget that includes more money for schools, colleges and parole officers. The House voted to add nearly $500,000 for more parole officers in the wake of a parolee recently slipping through the cracks in the criminal justice system to... more »
March 29, 2013 9:45 AM
An overnight fire in El Paso County left a home destroyed and investigators say it could be connected to a string of fires in the neighborhood.
The home is located on Kachina Drive in the Cimarron Hills area of El Pasco County. Firefighters said the home caught fire just... more »
February 6, 2013 6:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats will unveil 15 gun control proposals, a package that resembles President Barack Obama's plans and will include a ban on assault weapons. People familiar with the proposal described the plan Wednesday, a day before House Democratic leaders planned to release it. These people were not... more »
February 5, 2013 8:53 PM
Senate and House Democrats rolled out a series of gun control bills Tuesday they say will prevent major tragedies like the Aurora theatre shooting and Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre from happening in the future.
"Gun violence is destroying our families and communities," one victim said during a press conference... more »
January 18, 2013 1:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican official says the GOP-controlled House will vote next week to permit the government to borrow more money to meets its obligations. Full details aren't settled yet, but the move is aimed at giving the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline... more »
September 19, 2012 7:40 PM
The Occupy house renovations in Pueblo are still going on, but they say they have made some headway.
Yesterday a roof was donated an put on the home on 5th Street, and sometime in the next few weeks students from Pueblo Community College are going to do all the electrical... more »
September 1, 2012 7:43 PM
Firefighters in Pueblo worked for hours on a house fire on West Abriendo near downtown.
A home there caught fire around two this afternoon. Firefighters believe the home is vacant. It started in an attached carport and spread to the attic. It appears the home was being repaired, and at... more »
August 21, 2012 8:31 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A house fire in Fort Collins has killed a 64-year-old woman and a dog. Poudre Fire Authority officials said Tuesday investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire late Monday. The fire is believed to have started accidentally in the living room. Firefighters said... more »
July 28, 2012 7:59 PM
A fire completely engulfs a home in the 1000 block of West 13th in Pueblo.
Firefighters responded to a call a little after 3:30 Saturday afternoon.
When they went into the home, they didn't find anyone inside.
The fire was mainly burning in the attic and had already... more »
July 24, 2012 6:59 PM
Nearly 1,300 counties across the country are considered disaster areas because of drought, including all of Colorado.
The Department of Agriculture's federal administrator for the Farm Service Agency, Juan Garcia, is in Colorado. The Farm Service Agency, among other roles, helps distribute disaster assistance to farmers and ranchers. Garcia... more »
June 13, 2012 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing the first round of changes that lawmakers have made in President Barack Obama's proposed military budget. Testifying Wednesday in the Senate, Panetta said the versions of the defense budget that have emerged from the House and the Senate Armed Services Committee... more »
May 8, 2012 7:17 AM
DENVER (AP) - Civil unions are close to becoming law in Colorado amid last-minute drama in the Republican-controlled House. The bill is expected to clear a final committee Tuesday to reach the full House for debate and initial vote. The issue divides House Republicans who have a 33-32 voting edge.... more »
May 3, 2012 6:22 AM
DENVER (AP) - The debate over whether gay couples should have civil unions in Colorado faces a defining moment in the Republican-controlled House. Senators approved the bill for the second consecutive year, but it's now in the hands of the same House committee that rejected it last year. Supporters of... more »
April 24, 2012 5:35 AM
DENVER (AP) - A bill that would allow illegal immigrants in Colorado to attend college at a discounted tuition rate is moving on in the House. The bill is moving on to another House committee after the House Education Committee narrowly approved it Monday. The measure could run into more... more »
April 6, 2012 9:37 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has been hurt in a fall from a horse but his son says the injuries are not serious. Jeronimo Uribe tells The Associated Press via text message Friday that his father lurched forward and hit his chest in Wednesday's fall but... more »
April 2, 2012 7:35 PM
DENVER (AP) - A new crime of "fetal homicide" is on hold in Colorado amid concerns the proposal was vague and cold affect on abortion rights. The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee tabled the bill Monday. The bill was approved last month by the Republican House. Similar bills have been defeated... more »
March 20, 2012 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A popular small business investment bill backed by President Barack Obama appeared headed for passage in the Senate after Democrats fell short in an attempt to rewrite it with stronger investor protections. The legislation makes it easier for small businesses to raise capital and go public. The... more »
February 20, 2012 8:28 PM
On one hand, NRA instructor Paul Paradis is a staunch constitutionalist.
"You don't have to pay the government to carry a gun whether it is concealed or not," he said.
But on the other hand he also said, "Part of having that privilege is getting appropriate training."
... more »
December 7, 2011 1:57 PM
Ginger and Apricot Glazed Duck Breast
Yields 4 servings
4 Ea 8oz Duck Breasts 1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, Grated 1 Cup Apricot Jam ½ Cup Dried Apricots, Chopped 2 Oz Brandy 2 Tbsp Butter
In a small bowl, whisk together half of the ginger and half of the jam. Lay the... more »
November 23, 2011 7:46 AM
Colorado Springs fire crews at the scene of a house fire at 4737 Splendid Circle North. That's near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Barnes Road.
Crews say no one was home when the fire started.
It sparked on the porch and spread to the inside. They say the fire... more »
November 12, 2011 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating a report that gunshots were fired in the vicinity of The White House.
Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police said Friday evening that the agency received a report of shots fired near 16th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, between The White... more »
October 21, 2011 12:54 PM
DENVER (AP) - Members of Congress have requested a briefing with the Colorado cantaloupe farm whose packing facility has been traced to a deadly listeria outbreak.
Reps. Diana DeGette of Colorado and Henry Waxman of California earlier this month asked for a congressional hearing on the outbreak to learn... more »
October 12, 2011 7:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has approved a free trade agreement with South Korea, the world's 13th largest economy and the seventh largest trading partner with the U.S.
The South Korea vote Wednesday came after the House also passed free trade agreements with Colombia and Panama. The Senate was... more »
September 23, 2011 5:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House and Senate are clashing over the latest must-pass bill, this one bearing aid for disaster victims and money to prevent a government shutdown in a week.
The Republican-run House approved legislation by a 219-203 vote early Friday providing $3.7 billion for victims of Hurricane... more »
August 3, 2011 3:50 PM
Colorado Springs firefighters say a man in his 20s suffered serious burn injuries in a fire at a home at Patrician Way and McArthur Avenue.
A woman, believed to be the man's mother, suffered minor smoke inhalation and was treated at the scene. Fire officials say the blaze started... more »
August 3, 2011 3:40 PM
Colorado Springs firefighters are on the scene of a house fire at the corner of Patrician Way and McArthur Avenue near Wasson High School. According to CSFD, the fire is out and one person has been taken to the hospital for burns, but they are not saying how severe they... more »
August 3, 2011 2:25 PM
No charges will be filed in the deadly house fire that killed two and injured one in Cripple Creek last year.
Erica Girard, 19, and Joshua Carrol, 27, died September 10, 2010 when a home on the 200 Block of West Carr Avenue went up in flames. Keith Girard,... more »
July 31, 2011 11:32 AM
The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a 911 call of a structure fire at 7885 Lindsey Dr early this morning. When crews arrived on scene they found smoke coming out of the home through the garage.
Crews made a fast attack on the fire entering the home only... more »
July 30, 2011 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is stepping back into the debt-ceiling talks, calling Congress' top two Democrats to the White House for a meeting.
White House aides said Obama would receive an update Saturday from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The invitation... more »
July 30, 2011 10:43 AM
In a weekly radio address President Barack Obama made reference to a ticking clock counting down to a Tuesday deadline proclaiming that the disagreements are not that great in urging Democratic and Republican lawmakers to work together in reaching a deal that would avoid a default in the US government... more »
July 26, 2011 8:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House GOP leaders are postponing a vote on a plan to trade more than $1 trillion in spending cuts for an increase in the government's borrowing cap that would be nearly as large.
Rep. David Dreier of California says the postponement is because congressional scorekeepers said... more »
July 24, 2011 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will meet with the top Senate and House Democrats Sunday night amid the nation's deepening political standoff over the federal debt.
The White House said late Sunday afternoon that Obama had invited Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi... more »
July 18, 2011 12:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The next step in the wrangling over how to increase the government borrowing authority is to let the tea party forces in the House try it their way.
A Republican plan known as "cut, cap and balance" is set for a House vote on Tuesday. It... more »
May 31, 2011 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - An index of home prices in the country's major metro areas has sunk to its lowest level since the housing bubble burst in late 2006. Prices fell from February to March in 18 of the metro areas tracked by the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city index. And prices... more »
May 1, 2011 7:33 PM
This year's legislative session is just over a week from finished, but redistricting has legislators jockeying for position with constituents.
Redistricting is done every ten years using numbers from the most recent census. It accounts for population changes, trying to keep all of the state's congressional districts close to... more »
April 27, 2011 1:11 PM
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado health insurance exchange won final approval in the Senate 20-15 on Wednesday, setting up a likely debate over the federal health law in the GOP House.
Republicans argued unsuccessfully against the health exchange, which allows individuals and small employers to pool together to lower... more »
April 21, 2011 12:23 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado House lawmakers will debate a deal that would add another $90 million to school districts that have been the target of massive cuts.
Lawmakers say the proposal to be presented Thursday is possible because preliminary revenue forecasts are higher than expected.
House Democratic Leader... more »
April 9, 2011 12:19 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado senators have given preliminary approval to a $7 billion budget plan, but not before Republicans presented amendments to forbid the state from contracting with abortion providers or from withholding funding from departments and universities. Those amendments failed yesterday. The Senate will take a final vote on... more »
March 24, 2011 1:32 PM
Median home prices in Colorado Springs in February were down from a year ago, but only slightly according to Realtor.com.
The median home price was $221,738, down 1.45 percent from a year ago, but up 1.37 percent from January.
According to the report, 5,361 houses are on the... more »
March 23, 2011 1:45 PM
DENVER (AP) - An impairment standard for drivers using medical marijuana has won final approval in the Colorado House The House backed the bill on Wednesday, sending it on to the Senate.
The bill sets a blood-content threshold to charge marijuana users with driving under the influence. The bill... more »
February 18, 2011 6:27 PM
A mother and her 4-year-old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was destroyed.
"We were able to see visible smoke and actually fire from western Pueblo when we responded initially," said Master Deputy Dylan... more »
February 18, 2011 4:22 PM
A mother and her 4 year old twins survived an intense house fire in Pueblo County this morning. Firefighters say they escaped through a window before the home was completely destroyed.
The fire happened on the 8400 block of Savage Rd. located a few miles east of Beulah. Volunteers... more »
January 30, 2011 3:33 AM
Sides are being drawn over the states so called "Amazon Tax". The bill passed by the 2010 Legislature says online retail giants like Amazon would be required to either start collecting state sales taxes, or provide the state with a summary of customers' web purchases. Wednesday, a federal judge blocked... more »
January 27, 2011 6:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is demanding details of every request for federal records made by citizens, journalists, companies and others during the last five years under the Freedom of Information Act. It's part of a broad congressional inquiry into... more »
January 25, 2011 8:44 PM
A Pueblo man whose home caught on fire early this morning, took his own life after a stand-off with authorities in New Mexico.
Pueblo police say Myron (Todd) Thomas, 50, was the focus of an arson investigation. Thomas' house caught fire around 12:45 a.m. according to firefighters. He lived... more »
January 25, 2011 12:04 PM
Pueblo police are investigating a suspicious house fire overnight. "We're treating it as an arson," said Deputy Chief John Ercul, with the Pueblo Police Department.
The Pueblo Fire Department says the fire happened at 122 Baylor about 12:45 a.m. According to police the fire started in the basement.
... more »
January 19, 2011 10:52 AM
One out of every three houses in Colorado has elevated levels of radon, which is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It's a radioactive gas, which can seep into your home through the soil.
January is National Radon Action month and the Pueblo City-County Health Department wants to... more »
January 17, 2011 11:08 PM
A 10-year-old boy, burned in an early morning fire in Colorado Springs, is now at the burn unit in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to family members.
Beth and Rick Bidwell woke up to screams early Monday morning. They say they also noticed a bright orange glow coming in... more »
January 6, 2011 2:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Today's reading of Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives has been something of a civics lesson -- but for one visitor in the gallery, it was an opportunity to question President Barack Obama's credentials.
As the document's words stating that only a natural-born... more »
January 6, 2011 12:59 PM
DENVER (AP) - Cory Gardner is set to deliver his first speech in Congress.
The Colorado Republican will speak Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives in support of cutting Congressional budgets. The former state lawmaker from Yuma was sworn into his new job in Congress on Wednesday along... more »
December 30, 2010 10:26 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn will head the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources in the new congressional session.
The Republican from Colorado Springs was named chairman of the subcommittee Wednesday. Lamborn says the panel will review Interior Department policies he believes impede energy... more »
December 13, 2010 6:01 PM
Pueblo fire fighters are responding to a call on West 13th Street. The call was reported as a bedroom fully involved in flames.
We'll bring you more as it becomes available. more »
December 2, 2010 7:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - New York Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel says the House's overwhelming vote to censure him for financial misdeeds was political.
A relieved and defiant Rangel told reporters that he is at peace with himself and convinced that when history is written, people will recognize that the 333-79... more »
November 14, 2010 9:18 AM
Crews from Colorado Springs Fire Dept responded to 116 E. Washington St in Colorado Springs last night around 8:30pm when a fire broke out in the home. Occupants of the home were able to evacuate the home after encountering smoke in the upstairs bedroom.
While the cause of the... more »
November 9, 2010 6:43 PM
A new survey by the Washington publisher Kiplinger lists Pueblo as having the second lowest cost of living in the nation. Kiplinger lists Pueblo's average home price at $197,037, allthough the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce says it's closer to $130,000--which is among the most affordable in the state and the... more »
November 8, 2010 7:18 PM
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A Denver-area man might have to go to court to keep city officials from tearing down an elaborate backyard treehouse local officials say is hazardous.
Sculptor Duncan Foss of Golden faced a 4 p.m. deadline Monday to take down the treehouse or face legal action.... more »
November 4, 2010 7:21 PM
DENVER (AP) - Republican state Rep. Frank McNulty says he plans to take Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper up on his offer to meet to discuss the budget.
McNulty of Highlands Ranch was chosen to be House speaker after the GOP appeared poised to win a razor-thin, 33-32 majority. Hickenlooper on... more »
October 21, 2010 5:43 PM
With cooler temperatures on the way, you might want to weatherize your house for winter this weekend. Black Hills Energy says you should drain and cover swap coolers, cover your water heater with a thermal jacket and put weather stripping on windows and doors. "These are all things that's an... more »
October 5, 2010 3:37 PM
Firefighters often have to rescue people from burning homes, sometimes even a dog or cat. But the 18-foot Burmese python that firefighters had to drag out of a burning Rhode Island home just after midnight Monday may have been a first.
Acting Chief Peter Henrikson tells The Providence Journal... more »
September 30, 2010 8:23 AM
The House has voted to set federal guidelines on managing concussions among student athletes and protecting young people suffering head injuries from long-term health problems.
The bill would require the government to convene a conference of medical, athletic and education experts to come up with guidelines that address the... more »
September 20, 2010 3:44 PM
Rep. John Salazar is asking the House of Representatives to establish a database listing awards earned by U.S. servicemen and women. Salazar said Monday the database would help expose people who falsely claim to have received medals. He asked colleagues to co-sponsor his bill establishing a database.
Salazar sponsored... more »
September 9, 2010 7:57 PM
Living next to a burned down house or property that's neglected can be a homeowners worst nightmare. It can be an eyesore and lower your property value. You can't always make your neighbor do something to fix it, but sometimes you can. Lori Winner is a woman trying to keep... more »
September 3, 2010 4:46 PM
The White House is condemning attacks in Pakistan that left dozens dead. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the timing of the violence makes the attacks "even more reprehensible," coming during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and as Pakistan recovers from devastating floods. The Pakistani Taliban has taken... more »
August 31, 2010 6:28 PM
They were not the kind of house guests that Richard Hall wanted to have drop-in unexpectedly. A pair of bear cubs had found their way into his kitchen Tuesday morning.
"I looked into the kitchen and there were two bear cubs, each maybe 60, 70 pounds on the kitchen... more »
August 27, 2010 1:01 PM
A four-month search for a missing Las Vegas woman has come to an end in the unlikeliest of places: her own home.
The Clark County Coroner's office said Friday that the corpse found in the clutter-filled home belongs to 67-year-old Billie Jean James. A spokeswoman says it could take... more »
August 24, 2010 10:48 AM
In a speech on jobs and the economy, House Republican leader John Boehner is urging President Barack Obama to support an extension of tax cuts and to fire key economic advisers.
The text was released in advance before the lawmaker from southern Ohio spoke to the City Club of... more »
August 16, 2010 8:54 AM
President Barack Obama is touching nearly every region of the country to stir up cash and attention for Democrats, launching a three-day trip.
Obama will spend the heart of his Monday in Wisconsin, raising money for gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and other Wisconsin Democrats.
He will cap his... more »
August 10, 2010 8:32 AM
House Democrats are convening an emergency session to pass a bill aimed at saving hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment.
The one-day session Tuesday also may address another issue that will be on voters' minds this November - lax border security - with passage... more »
August 5, 2010 12:23 PM
Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate.
The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees across the... more »