May 16, 2013 3:29 AM
We expect to learn more about the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas last month.
Preliminary results of the investigation will be announced by state fire marshals and the ATF later today.
The explosion killed 15 people and injured dozens. Investigators have already ruled out a natural cause,... more »
April 29, 2013 3:39 AM
Help is on the way to victims in the town of West, Texas from country music icon Willie Nelson.
Hundreds of fans lined up for Nelson's 80th birthday concert at the "Backyard" in Austin.
The sold out show took on extra special meaning: all proceeds are going to the... more »
April 25, 2013 4:23 AM
A crowd packed a church in the town of West, Texas to remember a fire captain killed in the fertilizer plant explosion.
They honored the life of Dallas firefighter, Captain Kenny Harris, Junior. Harris was off duty last Wednesday night, but offered his assistance as a volunteer firefighter. The 52... more »
April 24, 2013 4:02 AM
A funeral will be held for the fire captain killed in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
Captain Kenneth Harris, Junior, 52, will be the first person laid to rest following the explosion that leveled a large portion of West last week. Harris was a veteran of the Dallas Fire... more »
April 18, 2013 5:01 AM
WEST, Texas (AP) - Officials say it'll be some time before they know how many people have been killed in a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas. Firefighters were already at the plant battling a fire when the explosion happened Wednesday night.
It was so strong it... more »
November 22, 2012 12:07 PM
A driver in Pueblo West died after being hit by a semitrailer. The crash happened Wednesday morning at the intersection of Purcell and Platteville, according to the Pueblo County Coroner.
The victim was identified as 65-year-old Ed Tezak. The coroner says Tezak lived in Canon City and had a... more »
September 4, 2012 7:22 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado health officials say two people have died from the West Nile virus this season, both residents of Montrose County in the southwestern part of the state. The state Department of Health and Public Environment listed the deaths on its website on Tuesday. Health officials don't identify... more »
September 3, 2012 6:11 PM
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - An obituary notice says an elderly Montrose woman has died of complications of West Nile virus. The obituary printed in the Friday edition of the Montrose Daily Press says Dorothy Iris "Irish" Meaker died Wednesday, days before her 87th birthday. Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield told... more »
August 20, 2012 2:02 PM
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) - Billionaire Bill Koch is known for spending lavishly to buy Western artifacts. Now he's building his own Old West town in Colorado. The Denver Post reported Monday the town is on Koch's 10-square-mile Bear Ranch near the Raggeds Wilderness Area roughly 125 miles southwest of... more »
September 25, 2011 9:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heading to the West Coast to raise money from liberal donors and try to sell his new jobs plan.
Obama has fundraisers events Sunday in two reliably Democratic states, Washington and California. He's expected to keep up his newly aggressive tone of... more »
May 4, 2011 6:06 PM
The Wild Wild West Festival comes back to Pueblo in two weeks. It's a combination street festival, along with two nights of professional bull riding at the State Fairgrounds.
A sneak peak happens Thursday night downtown, May 19, followed by a full day of action along Union Avenue on... more »
April 25, 2011 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new government report says already scarce water supplies in the Western United States are likely to dwindle further as a result of climate change, exacerbating problems for millions of water users in the West.
The Interior Department report says annual flows in three prominent river... more »
March 29, 2011 2:36 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals to set up wild horse sanctuaries amid controversy over the agency's handling of these icons of the range.
The BLM said Tuesday it will provide up to $40 million over five years to establish wild horse... more »
March 16, 2011 1:42 PM
The west gate to Peterson Air Force Base has been closed because of a propane leak in the fire training center.
The leak has been contained, but the gate will be closed temporarily as a precaution until repairs are made.
People needing to enter the base should use... more »
February 13, 2011 5:05 PM
Three families have been displaced from their homes Sunday in the aftermath of a fire that scorched the first, second and third floors of the balcony areas and utility rooms of their apartments. The Colorado Springs Fire Department crews received the first calls from 911 at 11:55am and were on... more »
September 14, 2010 4:41 PM
Buckskin Joe's closed Sunday after decades of Old West fun for families. Documents filed Monday in Fremont County show that an anonymous buyer purchased the land and all of its contents for $3M.
Buckskin Joe's will be meticulously dismantled and rebuilt at another location in Colorado. Everything will be... more »
September 8, 2010 8:32 AM
The "Old Farmer's Almanac" is predicting that most of the country will see a colder-than-usual winter while summer and spring will be relatively cool and dry.
The 2011 issue of the almanac was released Tuesday. It maintains its long-term prediction that the Earth is going through a gradual cooling... more »
August 16, 2010 12:16 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death. A man was found dead Sunday morning at the medical marijuana farm where he worked in Pueblo County. He's been identified as Kenneth Rose, Jr., 53.
Pueblo County Coroner Dr. James Kramer performed an autopsy on Rose Monday. He... more »
August 5, 2010 2:11 PM
Pueblo Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting on Pueblo's west side.
Mathew Miller, 20, was shot once in the chest Wednesday evening. He was walking near the intersection of 14th and Lambert when he was accosted.
After words were spoken by Miller and someone in... more »
July 2, 2010 2:37 PM
Fewer slurry bombers are being used to fight wildfires across the West. The number of slurry bombers has dropped to 17 from 44 since 2004. By 2012, the remainder of the aging fleet is set to be retired because they're too old and costly to keep care of. Replacing the... more »
June 2, 2010 3:21 PM
A car rolled several times in Pueblo West this morning, ending a strange string of accidents that started in Fremont County.
The Colorado State Patrol said three vehicles were bumped as they headed east on Highway 50. Around 10 a.m. the car hit the left rear corner of a... more »
April 22, 2010 2:39 PM
The Pueblo West Metropolitan District will submit a plan Thursday to the Pueblo Area Council of Governments to send waste water into the Pueblo Reservoir.
Right now Pueblo West sewage is treated at a facility on the east edge of Pueblo West, just south of Highway 50. That water... more »
April 6, 2010 6:59 PM
A Pueblo West man has been arrested for two robberies that happened over the last 8 months. US Bank, located inside the Safeway in Pueblo West was robbed on February 26. The robber was wearing a black leather coat, sunglasses, a black skull cap, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.... more »
April 5, 2010 7:09 PM
The state mine director says six miners are dead and 21 missing following a West Virginia coal mine explosion.
Ron Wooten says initial reports are that the explosion occurred about 3 p.m. at Massey Energy's Performance Coal Co. mine in Raleigh County, about 30 miles south of Charleston. Emergency... more »
March 5, 2010 5:25 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says a man shot inside a Pueblo West house early Wednesday had been drinking. The incident happened on Glenrose Drive.
A woman found a stranger sleeping on her couch. She called her children who came to the house to see if they recognized the... more »
March 3, 2010 12:13 PM
A Pueblo West family found a man sleeping on their couch overnight, a strange incident that ended with the man hospitalized in Denver
Pueblo County Sheriff's spokesperson Laurie Kilpatrick told News First the man was shot with a .40 caliber handgun that belonged to a family member. She said... more »
February 1, 2010 8:22 PM
Four community centers in Colorado Springs have two months left to find enough money to stay open.
Hillside, Meadows, West and Deerfield Hills could close if the funding isn't found but many say they're off to a good start in trying to raise the cash.
REPORTER: How much... more »
January 12, 2010 11:14 AM
Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows.
The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product... more »
November 13, 2009 8:19 PM
It's a race to the finish.
Not just for a group of kids running in a local community center's gym, but also for city staffers who have a couple of months to try to find ways to keep several centers open.
"Staff is already working hard on some... more »
November 12, 2009 6:15 PM
A small grass fire on the west side of Colorado Springs was called "under control" at 4:30 this afternoon. The fire broke out in between Holmes Middle School and Coronado High School, near Fillmore and Mesa Road.
This is the same area where fire crews battled a fire last... more »
October 13, 2009 10:48 AM
Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president.
Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the... more »
September 16, 2009 4:07 PM
A woman who has spent her entire professional career with Pueblo City School has been tapped as the district's new superintendent.
Kathy West, who's been acting as interim superintendent, was named to the job Wednesday.
"We had an outstanding pool of candidates", said Board president Stephanie Garcia. "But... more »
September 16, 2009 11:13 AM
Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Pacific, off Mexico's western coast.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression could reach tropical storm strength sometime Wednesday.
The center of the system is located about 340 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest... more »
September 11, 2009 1:21 PM
California's third year of drought has worsened the already dire outlook for endangered coho salmon, as coastal creeks used for spawning dwindle into disconnected pools where fish get trapped and die.
On a hot summer afternoon about 40 miles north of San Francisco, a group armed with fishing nets... more »