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10 months 2 weeks ago

Manitou Avenue reopens to traffic

Manitou Avenue is reopening to traffic, according to Colorado Springs Police. Authorities closed the road soon after heavy rain posed a threat to residents of Manitou Springs. Police posted a notice on Twitter saying the road will be unblocked shortly.

10 months 2 weeks ago

UPDATE: Manitou Springs schools closed

Manitou Springs School District 14 is now closed after flash flooding overnight. School administrators had called for a 2-hour delay early this morning, but that changed to a full closure at 7:30 this morning. Stay with News 5 for updates.

11 months 1 week ago

Local bear population thriving on trash

COLORADO SPRINGS - The bear population in Southern Colorado is quite healthy; perhaps a little too healthy. Wildlife officers in Colorado Springs field between 800 and 1,000 bear calls each year. Cory Chick, the Area Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife office in Colorado Springs, says the...

11 months 2 weeks ago

Body recovered from mudslide; 3 missing

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man's body has been found beneath debris left by a fast-moving mudslide in Colorado, and authorities are looking for three people who have been reported missing. Heavy rain yesterday triggered flash flooding and mudslides in the area burned by last year's Waldo Canyon Fire...

1 year 3 weeks ago

Woman identified in Manitou Springs homicide

On Friday, the El Paso County Sheriff's office released the name of a woman found dead inside her Manitou Springs home Tuesday afternoon. Jacqueline Knudson, 56, died as a result of blunt force trauma. Manitou Springs police discovered the woman after Christopher Miller, 29, called them to report her...

1 year 3 weeks ago

Arrest made in Manitou Springs death investigation

UPDATE: Investigators have arrested Christopher Andrew Miller, 29, for First Degree Murder concerning the death investigation which began yesterday afternoon at 55 Waltham Avenue in Manitou Springs. Miller is the same person who reported the discovery of the body to the Manitou Springs Police Department. No information surrounding...

1 year 4 months ago

CSPD ramping up patrols in 'No Man's Land'

No man's land: it's a little like the Bermuda Triangle. It's the space in between Old Colorado CIty and Manitou Springs where manicured streets and sidewalks just disappear. It's become a jurisdictional nightmare; it's not exactly patrol territory for Colorado Springs Police, Manitou Springs Police, or El Paso County Sheriff's...

1 year 6 months ago

Council tightens fire code; tables TOPS

COLORADO SPRINGS - On a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council passed stricter fire codes for any new homes built in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire resistant Class A roofing materials are now required. Wooded siding and shake shingles are prohibited...

1 year 10 months ago

Alleged prostitution in No Man's Land

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...

2 years 1 month ago

Update: Standoff over

Update: Police say the man who barricaded himself in an apartment in Manitou Springs is in custody. Manitou Springs police responded to a drunk and disorderly conduct call on the 1200 block of Manitou Avenue a little before 3:30 this morning. When they arrived the man was refusing...

2 years 2 months ago

New Manitou Incline rules

Be ready for some new rules at the Manitou Incline starting Saturday The Gazette says the rules will be posted this morning, weather pending. They include: NO dogs (even on a leash) Incline Hours: Dawn to Dusk Uphill Travel Only Pack out Your Trash Use the bathrooms supplied...

2 years 4 months ago

Weekend on the GO! (March 2-4)

Here's what's going on in Southern Colorado in our Weeekend on the GO! report. Storytime Friday, 10:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble Colorado Springs, CO Celebrate Read Across American by reading "Ten Apples on Top" by Dr. Seuss Military and Veterans Employment Expo 2012 Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30...

2 years 6 months ago

Weekend on the GO! (January 20-22)

Here are some ideas to get your Weekend on the GO! Paws to Read Friday, 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Sand Creek Library Branch Colorado Springs No registration required Parent's Night Out Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Colorado Springs Recreation Center The kids will be treated to a...

2 years 6 months ago

Weekend on the GO! (January 13-15)

The Hidden World of Bears Bear Creek Nature Center Colorado Springs Friday, 9 a.m. Until 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Until 4 p.m. Call 719-520-6387 for more information Ballroom Dance Party Friday, 8:15 p.m. Until 11 p.m. Avanti Ballroom Studio and Event Center Colorado Springs 2nd Friday Artwalk...

2 years 7 months ago

Marijuana legalization effort advances

Colorado voters will be deciding in November whether the state should become the first to completely legalize marijuana. This week, the group Sensible Colorado announced that they have collected enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot. Bob Wiley is a local spokesperson for the group. He says...

2 years 7 months ago

Red Cross helping family who lost home

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross has contacted the family of four who lost their home to a massive fire in Crystal Park Tuesday night. Spokesperson Catherine Barde said members of the agency's Disaster Action Team met with the family Tuesday afternoon to assess their needs and...

2 years 7 months ago

Crystal Park home destroyed by fire

Firefighters will remain at the scene of a massive house fire in Manitou Springs throughout the night to ensure that it doesn't flare up again. The one and a half story home in the 1300 block of Sun Valley Lane caught fire sometime before 7:20 p.m. Tuesday and was completely...

2 years 8 months ago

Ghost hunting at Briarhurst Manor

You've likely heard the stories about Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs. Built in 1876, it burned to the ground 10 years later and was then rebuilt. Many believe the grounds are haunted by ghosts from a bygone era. "We have little things that we just can't explain. We don't...

2 years 10 months ago

Ute Pass Trail debate

El Paso County wants to develop the Ute Pass Trail from the Manitou to cascade. It would connect it to several other trail systems like the American Discovery Trail and Ring the Peak but some in Cascade are upset about what's being proposed, "We want the trail to go...

2 years 10 months ago

Help the Incline

The El Paso County Trails & Open Space Coalition needs your help to clean up the Incline Trail in Manitou Springs. If you can help, meet a the bottom of the Incline at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday. Bring gloves and water, trash bags will be provided. For more information,...

2 years 10 months ago

A fine way to spend Labor Day

It was fine art and music that brought out the crowds to Memorial Park in Manitou Springs. The Commonwheel Artists 37th Annual Labor Day weekend Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is always a popular event. Over 100 local and regional artists shared and sold their works. Artist Micheline Brierre...

2 years 10 months ago

Arts and crafts festival begins Saturday

Preparations are underway for the 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Manitou Springs. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday in Memorial Park. Admission is free and there will be live entertainment, prize drawings and fun activities...

2 years 11 months ago

More than 200 cyclist Assault the Peak, Sunday

August has been a month of preparation and anticipation over the US Pro Cycling Challenge which began last Monday to become the biggest professional bicycling event in Colorado. Today the whole event culminates in Denver, but a small group of bicycling enthusiasts wanted to rise to another challenge for the...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Power outage in Manitou Springs

About 200 homes in Manitou Springs are waiting for electricity to be restored. It went out just before 2:00 p.m. as heavy storms were passing through El Paso County. Colorado Springs Utilities has a crew working on it, and they hope to have power restored within the hour.

3 years 3 weeks ago

Summer snow at the summit

It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up. The Eldred family,...

3 years 1 month ago

Snow closes Pikes Peak Highway

With as much as four inches of snow falling the summit of Pikes Peak, highway rangers closed the final nine miles of road today out of a concern for driver safety. The Cog Railway is still carrying passengers to top, but many visitors can be found rifling through the clothing...

3 years 1 month ago

Time for a vacation

Forget the stay-cation. People say it is time for a real vacation. "Actually this year for the first time in three years, we went out of state for vacation," says Richard Ellis of Colorado Springs. Many families say taking a vacation away from home was long overdue. ...

3 years 2 months ago

Celebrate local history at Territory Days

Thousands of people crowded the streets of Old Colorado City Saturday for the 36th Annual Territory Days celebration. The three day street festival recognizes the community's role as the first territorial capital of the state. A new attraction this year is the Hawk Quest booth where you can see...

3 years 2 months ago

Police look for suspects in two robberies

Police from Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs are investigating two armed robberies that occurred early Friday morning. Shortly after 3:00 A.M. the clerk at the 7 Eleven store located at 339 Manitou Ave reported to police that a man wearing a white and black bandanna and sunglasses came into...

3 years 2 months ago

Old pipe to blame for Manitou main break

Colorado Springs Utilities has said an old pipe is to blame for the mater main break this morning in Manitou Springs. Around 125,000 gallons of water leaked out on to Manitou Avenue around 3 this morning. WOrk on the street could continue well into Monday and possibly Tuesday.

3 years 2 months ago

Crews still working on main break in Manitou

Crews from Colorado Springs Utilities are still working on a water main break that spilled about 125,000 gallons of water in Manitou Springs. It happened around 3 this morning when a raw water pipe burst somewhere near the intersection of Manitou Avenue and Navajo Avenue. Crews expect a portion of...

3 years 3 months ago

On the edge of Tornado Alley

Watching images of destruction from tornadoes in the Southeast United States can make you wonder; could a major tornado happen here? The damage they can do is devastating. Every year tornadoes pop up in Colorado. "We're right on the edge of Tornado Alley," says News First 5 Meteorologist...

3 years 4 months ago

Incline taking final steps to legitimacy

After several months of meetings and planning sessions the Manitou Springs Incline could be one step closer to becoming a legitimate trail tonight. The Manitou Springs City Council is holding a special session to discuss and possibly vote on a plan to make the trail legal. The city is...

3 years 4 months ago

A thriving event with lasting spice

Fat Tuesday‘s celebration came early in Manitou Springs. Saturday marked the 19th year for the town's annual "Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off" and Mardi Gras Parade. The event has more economic impact than one may think. Over a dozen professional and amateur chefs gathered in Soda Springs Park to battle it...

3 years 5 months ago

Good weather can mean good business

60 degrees along the Front Range Saturday isn't bad for a January weekend; but if you thought you were excited, try business owners who rely on walk-by traffic. "A weekend like this can pay... almost the bills," explains Vic Almen, owner of the Colorado Custard Company. He says he...

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