February 28, 2012 1:41 AM
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A wild week of racing at Daytona has been capped by a memorable night in the first race of the Sprint Cup season.
Matt Kenseth led at the final restart and held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the Daytona 500. Greg Biffle finished... more »
February 13, 2012 6:27 PM
A new 105-mile bike tour around Colorado Springs and surrounding areas has been proposed to Colorado Springs City Council. The organizers of the first ever Tour of Colorado Springs want support for public safety and barricading from the city.
The major debate among council members is the cost estimated... more »
September 19, 2011 6:12 AM
Manhattan's West Side became the Wild West when a horse broke free during a cowboy event and took off, sparking a chase through the streets of Harlem.
The New York Post reports that the horse ran about six blocks before it was corralled by police officers in Riverside Park.... more »
September 5, 2011 4:02 PM
Around 1,100 people spent their Labor Day Weekend running, literally. The American Discovery Trail Marathon is an all volunteer event that raises money for the Trails and Open Space Coalition and the Pikes Peak Road Runners.
The race consists of a full marathon, half marathon, a marathon relay and... more »
September 3, 2011 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically. Coming up are several debates and events that will testing whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry has staying power and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney can keep focusing on the president instead of his GOP rivals.... more »
August 28, 2011 8:04 PM
Hundreds took to Pikes Peak Sunday morning for what many cyclists call the ultimate test. The 2nd Annual Assault on the Peak takes these gutsy cyclists nearly 25 miles up Pikes Peak. That's a vertical climb of nearly 8,000 feet! "This is just very unrelenting and 6 hours of pain!"... more »
August 28, 2011 2:49 PM
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... more »
August 20, 2011 7:30 PM
Thousands of runners may be nursing some sore legs tonight after bravely taking on the Pikes Peak Ascent half marathon race on Saturday.
By the looks of the start line, it looks like any other race, but as soon as the competitors take off, they're climbing upward, 7,815 vertical feet... more »
August 17, 2011 9:05 AM
Bicyclists are worried after tacks, box cutters and broken glass were found strewn along routes for two professional bike races later this month.
Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says the objects are being purposely placed on trails and roads popular with bicyclists that could trip them up or... more »
August 15, 2011 2:40 PM
A week from today the USA Pro Cycling challenge starts in Colorado Springs.
The race passes through several areas of our state, but the prologue of the race is right here in the Springs. Cyclists from all around the world are competing. The route through the Springs starts at... more »
July 28, 2011 8:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says she - and not her husband - is running for the White House and that questions about their family business and finances are off-limits. Speaking Thursday in Washington, Bachmann again declined to answer questions about Marcus Bachmann's Christian counseling center that has... more »
May 29, 2011 1:32 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Grammy winner Seal's first trip to the Indianapolis 500 is also his first time singing the U.S. national anthem.
The Grammy winner from England was among the celebrities taking part in Sunday's pre-race celebrity red carpet walk. Country singer Kellie Pickler, actor Tim Daly and "The... more »
May 22, 2011 11:14 AM
WASHINGTON - (AP) Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said early Sunday that he won't run for president because of family concerns, a development that narrowed the Republican nomination field though made the wide-open race even more uncertain.
"In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,"... more »
April 10, 2011 11:18 AM
DENVER (AP) - Ten candidates are running to be Denver's next mayor to deal with a $100 million budget deficit, an over-budget mass transportation project, and a police department under scrutiny.
The long list of candidates makes it almost certain that there will be a runoff between the top... more »
March 28, 2011 11:23 AM
Boy Scouts in Pueblo got together Saturday to pit machine against machine in a Pinewood Derby.
Troop 407 built small cars out of blocks of wood, attached wheels and raced them side by side down a wooden track.
Troop 407 is from the Bessemer neighborhood of Pueblo.
March 12, 2011 11:54 AM
People of all ages congregated in Acacia Park in Downtown Colorado Springs on Saturday morning.
Over two thousand people registered to run in the St. Patrick's Day 5K run, which kicks off the day's festivities. Event organizers say the 5K's youngest runner is only six-years-old.
Kids up to eleven... more »
February 8, 2011 9:34 AM
The Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comments on a proposed mountain bike race near Salida.
The race is proposed for May 20 through 22 within the Arkansas Hills Trail System, which is on land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management.
The race could attract... more »
November 14, 2010 2:40 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Republican Bob Boswell has conceded the state House District 50 race to incumbent Democrat Jim Riesberg nearly two weeks after the election.
Riesberg leads Boswell by about 300 votes, although a final vote tally hasn't been completed. Boswell told the Greeley Tribune Saturday that it... more »
October 15, 2010 4:34 PM
One of the most closely watched political polls in Colorado, the Rasmussen Poll, now shows independent Tom Tancredo in a statistical dead heat with democrat John Hickenlooper in the race for governor.
The poll released Friday shows Hickenlooper with 42% support from likely voters, while Tancredo has 38%. Since... more »
October 13, 2010 8:46 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says the state could tap part of the $33 billion state retirement fund for loans to small businesses.
Hickenlooper told workers at a prescription data center on Tuesday the state should use its assets for loans.
He says the state could raise $100... more »
September 27, 2010 9:05 AM
A TV bounty hunter and an outspoken Arizona sheriff headlined a Denver fundraiser for third-party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo.
Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E reality TV show "Dog The Bounty Hunter," and Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio helped raise money for Tancredo on Sunday.
Tancredo... more »
September 19, 2010 7:18 PM
Bicyclists found a tough test of endurance this weekend at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
"This is a very unique type of race for them, to have us here overnight," says Tim Scott, race director for 24 Hours of Colorado Springs.
Some of the riders, finishing up at... more »
September 16, 2010 7:35 PM
It's one of the most unusual governor's races in Colorado history: three candidates vying for the top spot and a series of twists and turns shaking up the race. Democrats think they have the advantage, Republicans are trying to recover from a rift within their party and the American Constitution... more »
September 9, 2010 4:01 PM
Thousands of participants will descend on Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs this Saturday for the annual Komen race for the Cure. Several roads will be closed in the area to accommodate the crowds.
The walk/run is still accepting participants and donations. Information about the race is online. more »
September 9, 2010 8:23 AM
Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is shrugging off the suggestion that a national GOP group won't help finance his campaign anymore and says he will continue to fight for votes.
A Maes spokesman made the comments Wednesday in response to Republican Governors Association Chairman Haley Barbour's remarks hinting... more »
September 8, 2010 8:26 AM
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election.
The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials.
... more »
September 3, 2010 4:29 PM
Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes appears headed for the November ballot. Secretary of State Bernie Buescher has to certify the ballot by the close of business Friday, and Maes says he's not going anywhere. Maes has faced a growing chorus of calls to drop out of the race amid... more »
August 24, 2010 8:36 AM
Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck plans to give up two months pay while he campaigns for the U.S. Senate. He earns $140,000 a year and will give up $11,666 in pay for September and October.
Buck says he'll stay in regular contact with his office while he campaigns... more »
August 17, 2010 10:21 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has reached the deadline for announcing his choice of a running mate.
Spokesman Nate Strauch says Maes interviewed four or five candidates over the weekend and will announce his choice on Tuesday. He'll make the announcement at noon at his campaign office in Englewood.... more »
August 17, 2010 8:19 AM
President Barack Obama is giving a blast of attention to Sen. Patty Murray and her re-election bid on primary day, stepping into another competitive race as Democrats try to retain their grip on Congress.
In the middle of a three-day campaign trip, Obama heads north Tuesday from Los Angeles... more »
August 16, 2010 9:31 AM
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says he's more committed to conservatism than to a particular party.
Tancredo was a Republican congressman from Colorado, but became the American Constitution Party's gubernatorial candidate after saying he didn't think the GOP primary candidates could beat Democrat John Hickenlooper in November.
Dan... more »
August 13, 2010 2:33 PM
LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) - Co-founder Ken Chlouber is holding out hope that Lance Armstrong will change his mind and ride in the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race that he won in record time last year.
Armstrong spokesman Mark Higgins said Tuesday that the cyclist was skipping this year's... more »
August 11, 2010 12:49 PM
Scott McInnis has officially conceded the GOP gubernatorial primary election to opponent Dan Maes.
Both the Maes and McInnis camps confirmed to NewsFirst5 that McInnis phoned Maes Wednesday morning to congratulate him on his win.
Maes will face Democrat John Hickenlooper, and Tom Tancredo, formerly a Republican now... more »
August 9, 2010 9:24 AM
They're as common at campaign stops as colorful banners: hand-held cameras wielded by politicians' opponents to catch them making a stupid mistake. So how come candidates keep getting tripped up by "trackers" who record their every move?
Trackers have been credited for spoiling campaigns from Virginia to Nevada.
... more »
August 9, 2010 8:38 AM
Arizona Sen. John McCain urged Colorado Republicans to choose Jane Norton in next week's Senate GOP primary, saying "we need a lot of help" in the Senate.
McCain met with reporters in a Denver suburb Sunday morning before flying to Grand Junction with Norton for a rally. Norton, a... more »
August 6, 2010 5:43 PM
CSU-Pueblo's president says he wants to continue to run the university while campaigning for Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. On Thursday gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper picked Joe Garcia as his running mate on the democratic ticket. Now university leaders must decide if Garcia should stay continue to be paid while he's... more »
July 29, 2010 2:59 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes announced Wednesday that he was asking the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a false robocall campaign. The automated called made to registered Republicans allegedly said that Maes had dropped out of the race.
NewsFirst5 has learned that the confusion may have stemmed from... more »
July 29, 2010 11:38 AM
Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week.
Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention.
The edited video posted by... more »
July 27, 2010 8:59 AM
Republican California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman says she has no interest in a future run for the United States presidency. She says she is focused on helping recession wracked California climb out of its 12.3 percent unemployment rate.
Whitman says she would target tax cuts for employers and reduce... more »
July 22, 2010 8:20 AM
A Senate candidate's joke about his female opponent was caught on tape and is getting attention online.
Republican Ken Buck is running against former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton for the Republican nomination. Asked at a conservative gathering last weekend why Republicans should choose him, Buck made a gender joke.... more »
July 22, 2010 8:09 AM
With just three weeks left before Colorado's primary elections and mail-in ballots already hitting mailboxes, the sleepy Democratic Senate primary is showing more life.
Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet aired his first negative ad Tuesday against challenger Andrew Romanoff. The same day, Romanoff launched an attack at the incumbent. Romanoff... more »
July 2, 2010 9:53 AM
The Tour de France gets under way Saturday and Lance Armstrong says he doesn't expect to win the 5.5-mile prologue of what will be his last ride in cycling's premier event. The short and mainly flat stage through the Dutch port of Rotterdam's city center doesn't feature major problems but... more »
June 16, 2010 5:42 PM
Pueblo's annual Soap Box Derby competition happens Saturday at 4th and Joplin.
Thirty six young people will battle their gravity powered cars for a chance to go the national championships in Akron, Ohio. Two local competitors will win a trip to the Ohio competition.
There are 450 soap... more »
June 2, 2010 4:55 PM
Administration officials dangled the possibility of a job for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff last year in hopes he would forego a challenge to Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Administration officials on Wednesday declined to specify the job that was floated or the name of the administration official who approached... more »
May 28, 2010 3:52 PM
Former President Bill Clinton was enlisted by the White House to speak with Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak about dropping his Senate primary challenge against incumbent Arlen Specter in exchange for a job, NBC News reported Friday.
A memorandum from the White House's top lawyer confirmed that Clinton "agreed to... more »
March 15, 2010 12:49 PM
Organizers for the Milan-San Remo have confirmed that seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will take part in Saturday's race.
RCS Sport said Monday that Armstrong made the commitment in a phone call with race director Angelo Zomegnan. The Milan-San Remo is the opening single-day classic of the... more »
March 13, 2010 5:37 PM
For many, the St. Patrick's Day 5k marks the beginning of racing season. For one Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School sixth grader it marks the end of a long, difficult journey.
Mackenzie Maher was born with Cerebral Palsy. Last year, while in Mrs. Cumming's class at CME, she spent... more »
January 11, 2010 4:17 PM
Democratic congressman Ed Perlmutter says he won't jump into the Colorado governor's race. Perlmutter says supporters asked him to run, but he loves his job representing Colorado's 7th District. The Denver Post says Perlmutter disclosed his decision on Monday. Others considering the race after incumbent Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter dropped... more »
January 9, 2010 1:15 PM
A spokesman for Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper says President Barack Obama called the mayor to discuss Colorado's governor's seat, which is up for grabs this year. Spokesman Eric Brown says he doesn't know whether Obama encouraged the mayor to run during the call on Friday. Brown said Saturday that Obama... more »
November 26, 2009 12:09 PM
Hundreds spent Thanksgiving morning burning off calories. The YMCA held its first ever Turkey Trot in Pueblo. More than 300 people took part in the 5-mile run or walk. From 3-year olds to seniors, people of all ages took part in the event. The YMCA of Pueblo says its goal... more »
October 6, 2009 12:58 PM
Lance Armstrong says he's confident he can help bring bicycle racing back to Colorado. Armstrong, who has a home in Aspen and has trained in the area, met with Gov. Bill Ritter on Tuesday. Armstrong says he would like to revive the Coors Classic, a stage race that began in... more »
September 16, 2009 2:54 PM
Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff has formally announced he will challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in the Democratic primary. Romanoff kicked off his campaign in Pueblo Wednesday. He told a crowd of about 80 that a U.S. senator should be elected, not chosen. It was a dig at Bennet,... more »
September 15, 2009 7:43 PM
The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging county leaders to enforce laws that ban political semi-trailers. The trailers pop up every political season around Pueblo. They're illegal in the county and state law doesn't allow them parked near state highways. But some argue the trailers are a freedom of speech,... more »