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1 year 2 months 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...

1 year 4 months ago

Woodland Park says no to marijuana

TELLER COUNTY - Retail marijuana will not be sold in the city limits of Woodland Park. Late Thursday night, the City Council voted 3-2 to ban all growing, testing and retail sales of marijuana as well as the operation of marijuana clubs. The community joins Monument and El Paso...

1 year 9 months ago

Update: Woodland Park officer involved shooting

Both eastbound lanes along Highway 24 in Woodland Park have been reopened following an officer involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. Around 2:30 p.m., an officer with the Woodland Park Police Department attempted to pull over an older model Saturn station wagon heading east on 24 near Wal-Mart. While attempting...

2 years 1 day ago

More on stranger danger incidents in the region

Parents are understandably tense following the murder of ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway in Westminster. In the days since, we've had reports of strangers trying to lure children in southern Colorado. Colorado Springs police are looking for a burgundy truck after Friday, at the Classical Academy near Northgate and Voyager, a...

2 years 3 months ago

Information on Highway 24 reopening

Highway 24 is reopening Sunday at 9 a.m. for residents of Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Cascade, and Crystola; then at 1 p.m. the El Paso County Sheriff's office says the highway will be open to all traffic. Until the highway is open to all motorists at 1 p.m....

2 years 8 months ago

Santorum speaks in Woodland Park

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum continued his tour through Colorado today, making a stop in Woodland Park. In a speech to the Teller County Tea Party, Santorum said the healthcare reform bill was flawed and that our country needs to more strongly preserve the constitution and our rights. ...

2 years 9 months ago

UPDATE: 911 caller says deputy shot himself

Woodland Park Police are investigating a Teller County Sheriff's Deputy found dead in his home Saturday evening. According to police, the 911 caller said the deputy shot himself. The deputy was off-duty at the time of his death. More information will be released by Woodland Park Police when the...

2 years 9 months ago

Teller County deputy found dead

Teller County authorities are looking into the death of a Sheriff's deputy. They received a 911 call Saturday evening, and found the deputy deceased in his home. The deputy was off-duty at the time he was found. Sheriff Mike Ensminger's office issued a release Sunday morning; saying the case...

2 years 9 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 9 months ago

UPDATE: bus accident injures were minor

A Colorado Springs Christian School bus was involved in an accident with another car late Wednesday afternoon in Woodland Park. The crash happened near the intersection of Aspen Garden Way and US Highway 24. The Woodland Police Department reports that thirteen students and the driver were on board. None...

2 years 10 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 10 months ago

Walmart caller rang twice

A man angry with Walmart shut down the retailer's Woodland Park store by calling in a bomb threat twice on Friday morning, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Incident commander Sgt. James Halloran of the Woodland Park Police Department says the calls were received about 5...

3 years 7 months ago

Woodland Park power outage

A transformer has blown in Woodland Park leaving people and businesses in the dark. The Woodland Park Police department is also without power. We're told it will take 45 minutes to an hour to repair. If you need emergency services, 911 will get you to the Teller County Sheriff's Office...

3 years 7 months ago

Blockbuster closes 5 local stores

Once the king of home video rental companies, Blockbuster Video announced this week that it will close five stores in the Pikes Peak Region. Four of the stores are located in Colorado Springs; at Constitution and Powers, Fillmore and Nevada, Centennial and Vindicator and at Circle and Galley. The fifth...

3 years 8 months ago

Rep. Lamborn schedules town hall meetings

Rep. Doug Lamborn has scheduled several town hall meeting next week, to meet with constituents around the district. Here's the schedule: Canon City Date: January 31, 2011 - Monday Time: 9:30-10:30 am MT Location: Canon City Council Chambers, 128 Main Street Canon City, CO 81212 Buena Vista...

3 years 10 months ago

Coroner: Body is Mindy Lee

The Teller County Coroner says a body found earlier Wednesday in Woodland Park is that of Mindy Lee a mother of two from Manitou Springs. Lee was reported missing on Friday the 26th in the area near Woodland Park High School. Officers found her body this morning east of...

3 years 10 months ago

Manitou mother of two still missing

"I was hoping we could find something," Jay Cribbs says while searching a wooded area near Rampart Range Road in Woodland Park. Cribbs is the father of the mother of two, 33-year-old Mindy Lee, that's been missing since Friday. He's doing all he can to find his daughter. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Snow falls in Teller County

Southern Colorado got its first taste of winter weather on Monday. Temperatures dipped into the twenties in some areas out west with snow in the high country. In Teller County many people woke up to something they haven't seen in quite a while, snow. "I just thought oh dear! It's...

4 years 2 days ago

Strange weather hits Southern Colorado

The Colorado Springs area has had some strange weather today, from sunshine, to hail, to snow. A small stream flood advisory is in effect until 2 p.m. for northwestern Teller County. Slow moving storms this morning dropped an estimated one inch of rain across the area, which includes a...

4 years 2 weeks ago

New cone zone on Hwy 24 starting tomorrow

Did you enjoy zipping over Hwy 24 between Woodland Park and Colorado Springs without a cone zone? The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) finished its first bridge project in less than a week. Now, it's on to the next one. This project, replacing Twin Creek Bridge between Florissant and...

4 years 3 weeks ago

DOW to hold elk hunting seminar in Woodland Park

Hunters interested in improving their success rate are invited to a free Colorado Division of Wildlife seminar at the Woodland Park Public Library, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The clinic covers several topics including preparation for the hunt, elk biology, hunting techniques, and ethical hunting. Specific information about hunting around...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Hwy 24 bridge replacement begins this week

Expect big delays on Hwy 24 between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will replace the bridge deck of the eastbound Fountain Creek Bridge on U.S. 24 in Cascade. Starting Tuesday night, the bridge will be closed, with all traffic detoured. The speed...

4 years 1 month ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 3 months ago

Fireworks on the fifth in Woodland Park

The Fourth of July fireworks in Woodland Park came from storm clouds: lightning, rain, and golf ball-sized hail. That storm meant the man-made fireworks had to be cancelled Sunday night. Woodland Park typically plans for two nights of fireworks: both on the fourth and the fifth of July. The...

4 years 5 months ago

Vandalism in Woodland Park, reward offered

The Woodland Park Police Department is investigating several acts of vandalism. Much of the damage is from spray painting. The Woodland Park Police Department could use assistance. If you have seen or heard anything that could help with the investigation please contact the Woodland Park Police Department at 687-9262....

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