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13 hrs ago | KKTV

Plague Found In Rabbit In El Paso County

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for El Paso and Teller Counties from Noon until 9PM this evening.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Yoder, CO

18 hrs ago | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Plague detected in eastern El Paso County

Health specialists began investigating after receiving reports of dead prairie dogs in the area.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Future sheriff says current sheriff is trying to tarnish his term

The man running unopposed for sheriff in November said Wednesday decisions made by El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will force him to lay off employees at the start of his term.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

LongmontFYI

Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

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Related Topix: Fire, Black Forest, CO, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Colorado Springs Independent

Jenkins to donate land for Olympic museum

The headline from last night's meeting for City for Champions , which drew more than 200 people at the Library 21c on Chapel Hills Drive, is that the Jenkins family will donate land for the Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame project.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Air Force Academy, CO, Colorado College

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KKTV

Campaign Against Fort Carson Cuts

Alyssa Chin joined 11 News from Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho where she spent 4 and a half years covering news and sports in Eastern Idaho.

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Carson, US Army, Fort Carson, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

Denver Post

Colorado Springs man arrested in homicide, police say

David Jason Barker, 32, of Colorado Springs, has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs Independent

Hail Mary and pass the ammunition

Denny Cripps, former Carson deputy commander, was among those who today urged the public to send a postcard or an email Business and community leaders urgently called a news conference for this morning at the Regional Business Alliance office downtown to urge the media to broadcast the need for support for Fort Carson .

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Related Topix: US Military, Fort Carson, US Army, Fort Carson, CO

KKTV

County Commissioners Support Stormwater Plan

Voters in El Paso county will likely have a chance to decide whether or not they want to fork out the money to improve stormwater drainage.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

KKTV

Scammers Posing As El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies

Scammers are posing as El Paso County sheriff's deputies in an attempt to intimidate unsuspecting victims into giving them money.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

'North Side Mafia' members sentenced

The men said they belong to a group called the North Side Mafia. They were linked to break ins on the north and west sides of Colorado Springs and in unincorporated El Paso County.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

TheDenverChannel

Black Forest fire chief resigns, chairman says

Flash Flood Watch issued August 14 at 5:45AM MDT expiring August 15 at 12:00AM MDT in effect for: Archuleta, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, San Miguel Flash Flood Watch issued August 14 at 5:45AM MDT expiring August 15 at 12:00AM MDT in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Black Forest, CO, Ouray, CO

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Black Forest Fire Chief Bob Harvey resigns

A Black Forest Fire Board Member tells KRDO NewsChannel 13 that Chief Bob Harvey has submitted his resignation.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Black Forest, CO

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Colorado Political News

Wayne Williams Thanks God For Friendly Press

As the Colorado Springs Gazette reports , El Paso County clerk and Secretary of State candidate Wayne Williams is returning a contribution made improperly to his campaign, from a Republican group that isn't properly set up to donate to candidates: Colorado Secretary of State candidate Wayne Williams says he will return a $550 campaign contribution ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs Independent

Mayor's opinion doesn't matter, poll apparently shows

Pope's Valley Drive during a hard rain on July 16. It's not the only place in the city where water overtakes streets, creeks and bridges.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Opinion

KKTV

Families In Fountain Creek Watershed Could Face Monthly Fee

Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to approve a $7 monthly fee for residents in the watershed.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Fountain, CO, Green Mountain Falls, CO, Black Forest, CO

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Colorado Springs Independent

Deal reached on waterfall problem

After several weeks of wrangling, the city and Michael Chiaramonte have reached an agreement about a temporary repair of drainage facilities near his home on Popes Valley Drive .

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Related Topix: Weather, Air Force Academy, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Fountain, CO

Colorado Springs Business Journal

UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Psychology recently received a two-year, $325,000 graduate psychology education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO

Kevin, M.D.

The doctor who has to do the laundry

Ripley Hollister has been president of his county's medical society in Colorado Springs, Colo., and a director of the Colorado Medical Society.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Medicine

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

City of Colorado Springs negotiates details on stormwater task force

Colorado Springs City Council and Mayor Steve Bach hammer out the details for the regional stormwater task force on Monday.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Green Mountain Falls, CO, Manitou Springs, CO, Fountain, CO

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