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1 year 3 days ago

Colorado drought plan up for revision

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's drought plan is coming up for review. The Colorado Water Conservation Board updates its drought plan every three years and another revision is due this fall. According to the Durango Herald, the board is trying to come up with a plan to deal with a...

1 year 2 months ago

Water Battles in El Paso County

Water, or the lack of it, has been a problem for years for residents living in the Cherokee Metropolitan District. It's a small enclave of homes and businesses on the eastern edge of Colorado Springs. Cherokee Metro has a new water source, but it's going to impact neighbors in...

1 year 3 months ago

Chilly weather keeps water use low

COLORADO SPRINGS - Snowy rooftops in April, if even just a trace, are a good sign when it comes to the drought. There may not be enough moisture to actually help irrigate the lawn, but the freezing cold temperatures have kept most of us from turning on the sprinklers. ...

1 year 11 months ago

Obama may act to stop infrastructure cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says the White House may take steps to get U.S. businesses to protect themselves from computer attacks if they are responsible for providing critical services like water or electricity. Brennan told the Council on Foreign Relations on Wednesday that President Barack...

2 years 3 days ago

US intelligence sees poverty plummet by 2030

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people...

2 years 1 week ago

Video of the Day: Water fall

Are you heading to the pool with all this heat? Well these guys headed to a water slide to cool down. But one woman, couldn't quite made it to the top of the slide... Click here to see our Video of the Day.

2 years 4 months ago

Summer boating season begins Thursday

With the impending arrival of summer, Lake Pueblo State Park will expand boat launch hours on Thursday, March 15. On that day, boat ramps will be open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Throughout the year, all boats must be inspected for aquatic nuisance species, most commonly freshwater...

2 years 4 months ago

Tips for a healthy well

Those who use well water should take some time to have their well water tested. The cost in El Paso County is $20. There are about 14,500 private wells in El Paso County that serve about 39,000 people. Residents with private wells in El Paso County may get...

2 years 5 months ago

Aid group sends supplies to Mali refugees

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - An international medical aid group says it is sending medical and logistical supplies to Mauritania to help the tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in neighboring Mali. Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that 28,000 people are camped in the Mauritanian towns of Fassala...

2 years 5 months ago

Four more bodies found from Costa Concordia

ROME (AP) - Divers searching the capsized Costa Concordia have found what appears to be four more bodies on the cruise ship. The civil protection agency, which is monitoring the operation, said the bodies were found Wednesday but it will take some time before they are recovered. The Concordia struck...

2 years 5 months ago

Could see big changes for Colorado water

DENVER (AP) - Opponents of two proposed ballot initiatives on water say the measures could change the way Colorado has handled water rights for decades. Denver-area resident Phillip Doe has proposed amending the state constitution to highlight a clause that says streams are the property of the public - and...

2 years 6 months ago

State Health has tackles 10 issues

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for...

2 years 8 months ago

Water service restored in Widefield

Around 650 students at Watson Junior High School in Widefield had to be sent home Friday morning because of a water outage. Wayne Lovelis of the Widefield Water and Sanitation District says his crews were replacing a water main nearby when it cracked overnight. As a result, shortly after...

2 years 10 months ago

Homeowner frustrated by flooding

When it rains, things get expensive for Beverley Stephens. The Stratmoor Hills homeowner had at least two feet of water in her basement earlier this month when record rainfall hit the area. "The carpet got soaked, all of the furniture in here was soaked," Stephens said. The repair...

2 years 10 months ago

Boone residents without water

The small town of Boone, East of Pueblo, is working around the clock to get the water turned back on. Residents haven't had water for 3 days after a major water main break. City officials attempted to install an additional water pipe but it failed. Crews hope to have...

2 years 10 months ago

Lee's flooding keeps evacuees out of their homes

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities in central New York say flood waters that inundated the city of Binghamton and surrounding communities have begun receding, but there's no indication yet when some of the 20,000 evacuees can return to their homes. Broome County Deputy Emergency Manager Raymond Serowik tells The...

2 years 11 months ago

Meadow Mountain Water Supply told to improve plant

DENVER (AP) - Colorado water quality officials have ordered Meadow Mountain Water Supply Co. to redesign its treatment plant to better handle higher levels of turbidity. State records show the nonprofit corporation in Allenspark serves 80 residents. An enforcement order from state officials says water in Meadow Mountain's system exceeded...

2 years 11 months ago

Water main break on Westend Ave.

Colorado Springs Utilities is working a water main break on Westend Ave. That's the southwest part of Colorado Springs. Right now, 27 customers are without water. They say it will take a few hours to get it fixed.

2 years 11 months ago

Water main break in Security

We want to let you know there is a water main break at Grinnell and Crawford in Security at this hour. Crews are working to fix that right now. That is in a residential area - so there aren't any major traffic problems to report at this time.

3 years 1 month ago

Task force to be formed for Flaming Gorge

As Colorado grows, so does the need for more water to sustain the infrastructure for population growth. Stakeholders including many of Colorado's river basins have formerly agreed to the formation of a task force that will study issues related to potentially diverting water from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in Wyoming...

3 years 1 month ago

Water pours over dikes in Minot

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - One woman who lives in Minot, North Dakota, says she's been able to move most of her belongings from her home at a trailer park to a friend's house, but that she'll be losing the rest. Officials have sounded the sirens, signaling that water from...

3 years 1 month ago

Construction starts on massive 62-mile pipeline

Construction is underway on a massive underground pipeline designed to meet future water needs in Southern Colorado. It's called the Southern Delivery System . The 62-mile pipeline will run from the Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs, providing water for the Springs, Fountain, Security and Pueblo West. The estimated cost of...

3 years 1 month ago

Staying safe around the water

Pueblo Fire Department is asking people to stay safe around the water. Anyone in the water must have a Coast Guard approved life jacket, all water devices must be improved. Do not go over any low-head dams; get out before, and re-enter the water downstream. You should not use...

3 years 2 months ago

Southern Delivery System moves forward

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Federal officials have signed final contracts on the Southern Delivery System water project, meaning construction on a 62-mile pipeline that would move water from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs can move forward. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation manages the reservoir. Bureau spokeswoman Kara Lamb says...

3 years 2 months ago

Waterspout off Hawaii coast

A waterspout was seen off the coast of Hawaii yesterday. Like a tornado, except over water, a waterspout actually pulls water into the sky. This happened near the Honolulu International Airport.

3 years 3 months ago

Water main break at Dublin & Academy

A major water main break has buckled pavement on Dublin Blvd. just west of N. Academy. Eastbound Dublin is down to one lane surrounding the break. All lanes of Academy are open. Water is flowing down Dublin to Vincent Dr. Repair crews have yet to arrive.

3 years 3 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 3 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

Colorado now has above average snowpack

DENVER (AP) - February's snowstorms helped boost snowpack across the state as the trend of above-average conditions continued. The Natural Resources Conservation Service said the snowpack statewide on Tuesday was 115 percent of average. February's storms ended up being the most significant of the year. This year's snowpack totals...

3 years 5 months ago

Update: Mother, twins escape house fire

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...

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