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Terry Maketa, the embattled sheriff of El Paso County, said Friday that he knows little about a criminal investigation of his office and that no one has interviewed him. He said he expects to be vindicated and plans to finish his term, which ends in January, but "circumstances could change, and it could be in my best interests to leave early."
An unseasonably cold day can be expected in the wake of last night's cold front. Temps will only manage the 40s and low 50s later this afternoon, some 30 degrees below normal! As odd is it may seem given the time of year, you'll need the winter jacket today.
The Colorado Department of Corrections is searching for two convicts who walked away from a work vehicle on Thursday afternoon. Manual Rodriguez, 32, and Adolfo Lopez, 38, left an intersection near a CCI distribution warehouse on Oakland Street in Denver.
The meeting started on a lighthearted note, as Jan Martin sought to persuade Council to forward the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax Committee's recommendations for the 2015 budget to Mayor Steve Bach without changes. It seemed like a no-brainer, since Council will have another whack at the list when the mayor submits his budget in October - so why waste time arguing about it now? Among the council members, only Helen Collins and Andy Pico seem to believe that silence is a virtue - the rest of 'em love the sound of their own voices.
Teens Rebecca Clark, Jordan Wilson and Tristina Altman began preparing for their Aug. 23 hike to the summit of Pikes Peak long before the first step. As Girl Scouts, they knew never to take nature - especially Colorado nature, at altitude - for granted.
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast , Denver traffic information , and the stories that will be talked about today, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
Before the recent primary election, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, in an endorsement interview with the Independent , said, "I would be willing to debate Gen. [Irv] Halter."
The proposed change, which voters will consider in November, would open school board meetings at which teachers' unions and other employee groups collectively bargain with school boards. In some districts, those negotiations decide everything from working conditions to salaries and benefits.
A 17-year-old boy facing vehicular homicide charges had his first day in an El Paso County courtroom Tuesday.
Voters will have the final say on the proposed Regional Drainage Authority after El Paso County Commissioners gave the green light for the process to move forward Tuesday .
A 17-year-old boy from Parker has been arrested following a deadly crash in El Paso County that killed two Palmer Ridge High School students.
Attorney General John Suthers , 62, says he'll run for mayor of Colorado Springs, setting up a duel between two conservatives.
In a press release sent out early Monday afternoon, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen confirmed that she will run for Mayor in April's municipal election.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:36 am
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