May 2, 2013 6:20 PM
In El Paso County, the first day of civil unions got off to a modest start. There were no ceremonies at 8:00 a.m. at the clerk and recorders office, just a about a dozen same-sex couples coming in to get their civil union license.
It took about 15... more »
September 4, 2012 7:34 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane is throwing out the union contract of American Airlines' pilots as part of the company's restructuring. A key part of the bankruptcy proceedings, the ruling clears the way for the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline to dramatically cut costs and quicken... more »
May 8, 2012 7:45 PM
A civil union bill passed the House Appropriations Committee by a 7 to 6 vote this afternoon. It has one more hurdle -- the Republican controlled House. It will have to be ratified by midnight, or die before it gets to the Governor.
There is speculation there won't be... 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 »
March 18, 2012 8:50 PM
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Jaime Castrillon and Tony Cascio scored and the Colorado Rapids defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Sunday. The Rapids (2-0) played short-handed for more than 36 minutes and continued their strong play after a 2-0 win over Columbus in the opener. Castrillon put the Rapids ahead... more »
December 31, 2011 11:29 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Josh Thorimbert made 20 saves and Colorado College scored twice in the second period to beat Union 2-1 Saturday in a men's college hockey game on Saturday. The Tigers allowed No. 10 Union (9-5-5) just two shots on goal in the third period. Union's Wayne... more »
September 18, 2011 4:20 PM
Remember that today, Sunday, September 18, Platte will be closed between Hancock and Union until 12am. This will also be the case for the next two Saturdays.
Crews are replacing water drains along the road. All construction is scheduled to be finished by November.
Detours are on place. more »
August 31, 2011 4:31 PM
Emergency crews are on scene of an injury traffic accident in the intersection of Union Boulevard and E. Platte. The entire intersection is blocked at this time by the crash and crews working on the scene. There are reports of injuries, but it is unknown to what extent. more »
June 4, 2011 11:23 PM
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Conor Casey converted a penalty shot in the 63rd minute Saturday night to give Colorado a 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union, allowing the Rapids to match an MLS record with their sixth consecutive tie game. Colorado (4-3-7) also matched the franchise-best unbeaten streak of... more »
May 16, 2011 8:02 PM
Last night, Cyndi Walker got closer to Mother Nature than she would have liked. She was driving home along Austin Bluffs just east of Union when she spotted a large black bear running across the road toward her vehicle.
"I'm like, alright I'll swerve to the right and I... more »
April 19, 2011 3:04 PM
A short, but well used street in the Union Avenue Historic District will be closed Wednesday and Thursday.
B Street, between Union and Victoria will be closed from 8 a.m. tomorrow morning to at least 5 p.m. Thursday. Road crews will overlay the street and make some other improvements.... more »
March 25, 2011 6:22 PM
Colorado Springs Utilities says a water main break on Union near Ranch Road has been repaired, but the road is still being patched up.
The break in the 8 inch line happened before the morning commute. The road repair likely won't be finished until 8 p.m. One lane is... more »
March 25, 2011 12:17 PM
One lane of northbound Union is back open between Austin Bluffs and Academy after a water main break this morning.
Drivers are are still asked to avoid the area if possible. Passage through the repair area will be very slow. more »
March 23, 2011 12:06 PM
DENVER (AP) - A same-sex civil unions bill expected before the Colorado Senate has both sides ready for a long debate.
The measure has already cleared a committee and was scheduled for debate by the full chamber Wednesday. Both sides expected a long floor debate, though legislators could delay... more »
March 6, 2011 10:21 PM
The Colorado State Senate is going to tackle civil unions. State Senate Bill 172 would give any couple who enters into a civil union specific legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities. The bill goes before the judiciary committee Monday.
"The goal is to make sure gay couples get treated the... more »
February 17, 2011 6:27 PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's Republican governor says he's confident Democrats who skipped town to avoid voting on a bill removing union rights will return within a day or two, calling the boycott a "stunt."
Democrats who left the state on Thursday before the Senate session started say they... more »
February 16, 2011 10:52 PM
A bizarre rollover crash Wednesday night in Colorado Springs. Police say a Jeep rolled over, crashed into an electrical box and burst into flames at Union and Fountain. A bystander stopped and pulled the driver to safety. Officers say that likely saved the man's life.
But strangely, the driver... more »
February 9, 2011 8:05 PM
The 20 year old woman who died in a rollover crash in Colorado Springs Tuesday has been identifed. Police say she was Shelby Hladek of Fountain.
Hladek was killed when her SUV rolled over at accident at Montebello Dr. and Union Blvd. Conditions were icy and snow packed at... more »
January 31, 2011 7:30 AM
PEORIA, Ill.-Union members at Caterpillar Inc. facilities in Colorado and three other states have authorized the United Auto Workers to strike if necessary.
The UAW says the vote is not a reflection of how negotiations are going, and it expects to reach a deal by the time the current... more »
December 7, 2010 2:03 PM
According to National Nurses United, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo has reached an agreement with a federal agency regarding alleged harassment and coercion of registered nurses. National Nurses Organizing Committee-Colorado--an affiliate of National Nurses United, had filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board. The union claimed the hospital... more »
August 14, 2010 7:58 PM
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Danny Mwanga scored in the 73rd minute to give the Philadelphia Union a 1-1 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. The rookie's seventh goal of the season came on an assists from Sebastien Le Toux. Philadelphia is winless with three ties in its past five... more »
August 11, 2010 3:54 PM
Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide Investigators are probing a suspicious death at an apartment complex.
An officer was sent to an apartment at the New Horizon complex Wednesday morning to check on a woman. The officer discovered her body. The apartment is in the 4900 block of El Camino,... more »
June 30, 2010 1:28 PM
Pueblo's First Friday Art Walk is back, featuring a self guided walking tour of downtown art.
Art galleries are open for extended hours from 5 to 8 p.m. exhibiting newly hung shows, refreshments, and music. You create your own free walking tour by starting at one gallery, picking up... more »
June 14, 2010 2:26 PM
Tonight-June 14, city council is expected to vote on a deal that could bring a $450 million power complex to Pueblo. Last month the project almost came to a halt--but now it appears a compromise has been made. Black Hills Energy has selected Pueblo as its preferred site to build... more »
June 1, 2010 6:15 PM
The Pueblo Education Association and Pueblo City Schools (District 60) released a joint statement Tuesday declaring impasse on a new contract. Five times the two sides have met, but they have not been able to agree on several issues.
Points of contention include teacher work load, student discipline, wages... more »
May 11, 2010 12:44 PM
A labor union is pledging $50,000 for upkeep of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial grounds on the National Mall.
The Maryland-based International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers announced the gift Tuesday to help care for about 13 acres for the rest of the year.
Last year, the private... more »
May 11, 2010 8:42 AM
Republicans in the Colorado Senate have launched a campaign against a bill that would make it easier to collect contributions from state employee union members.
Senate GOP leaders began a series of delaying tactics Monday night in an effort to kill the bill before the Legislature ends its 120-day... more »
April 27, 2010 8:53 AM
Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require businesses and unions to disclose major campaign donations. Lawmakers acted because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that businesses and unions should be allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to produce and run their own campaign ads. The Colorado Supreme Court... more »
March 12, 2010 12:34 PM
Pueblo college students, current and former, are invited to a night of networking in the Union Avenue Historic District. It's the 7th Annual Reunion on Union.
All classes and attendees from the old Southern Colorado State College, Pueblo Junior College, Southern Colorado Junior College, the University of Southern Colorado... more »
February 24, 2010 1:20 PM
A potential state wide grocery worker strike has been averted after the announcement Wednesday that Safeway employees with the Colorado United Food and Commercial Workers union ratified the chains last, best and final offer.
After months of bargaining and heated debates, the super market giant presented employees with the... more »
February 17, 2010 12:19 PM
The union representing ground workers at American Airlines wants to take a big step toward a strike against the nation's second-largest airline. The Transport Workers Union said Wednesday it will ask federal mediators to let the employees walk away from contract talks if there is no deal by March 8.... more »
February 10, 2010 7:59 PM
New businesses are opening and staying open in Pueblo's Union Avenue Historic District, but sales tax numbers haven't improved. The City of Pueblo reports sales tax revenue was down last December in the historic shopping district by about 2.5% from December of 2008. However, at least four new businesses have... more »
January 27, 2010 3:05 PM
According the website for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local #7, Albertson's has offered a tentative agreement for workers at the grocery chain's Colorado Springs, Denver and Grand Junction stores.
Votes will be taken across the state over the next six days to either approve of... more »
January 16, 2010 10:10 AM
Safeway says it has reached a tentative three-year labor agreement covering about 600 workers represented by Teamsters Local 455. The agreement covers Denver distribution center employees, drivers and milk plant employees who are scheduled to vote on the agreement Jan. 24. Safeway's Denver Division President Scott Grimmett said Friday that... more »
December 15, 2009 9:22 AM
A union representing thousands of Colorado grocery workers is counting members' votes on the last, best, final contract offers from three chains. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, Albertsons and Kroger Co.'s King Soopers and City Market chains. Union members have been mailing... more »
November 17, 2009 2:27 AM
Months of negotiating from King Soopers, Safeway and their employees came to a head on Monday night. As promised, the grocery chains handed their employees the last, best and final contract offer. Both the grocery stores and the employees have argued over pensions, pay raises and promotions as the main... more »
October 20, 2009 12:43 PM
A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday... more »
September 25, 2009 8:35 AM
Unionzed workers at Safeway and King Soopers grocery stores in Colorado Springs have joined Denver-area workers in rejecting final contract offers from the two chains and reauthorizing a strike. Crisanta Duran, the union's associate counsel, said Thursday that members of United Food and Commercial Workers union Local 7 voted against... more »
September 15, 2009 1:57 PM
Unionized grocery workers in Colorado will start voting Saturday on new contract offers and whether to authorize a strike against the Safeway, King Soopers and City Market chains. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 says voting will take place over next two weeks. The union represents about 17,000 workers... more »
September 14, 2009 12:43 PM
Unionized steelworkers have approved a five-year contract with Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo. Two United Steelworkers locals accepted the contract in Sunday voting. Mike Rodriguez, president of one of the locals, says the vote total won't be announced. Few details of the contract have been released, but officials say... more »
September 13, 2009 7:28 AM
Workers and management at Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel mill have reached a tentative five-year labor agreement. Members of United Steelworkers Local 2102 and Local 3267 were scheduled to vote on the five-year agreement on Sunday. Union and mill officials say the agreement calls for slight wage increases and other benefits,... more »