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9 hrs ago | KKTV

Pine Sawfly Outbreak Reported South Of Denver

The Colorado State Forest Service says the pine sawfly, a native insect that defoliates ponderosa pines, has reached "epidemic" levels south of Denver.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Elbert County, CO, Douglas County, CO, Franktown, CO

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Manitou Springs city councilman is pot shop's first customer

In January, Councilman Kevin MacDonald was one of the six votes that allowed retail sales of recreational marijuana in Manitou Springs.

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Related Topix: Manitou Springs, CO, Marijuana

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Zillanz Winter Falcon's case will move to trial

The 51-year-old man who allegedly assaulted his son with a homemade sword did not accept a plea bargain Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fremont County, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Cotopaxi, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

El Paso County's first recreational pot shop brings mixed emotions

Michelle Dane said she doesn't mind standing in the rain to be the first person to buy recreational marijuana in Manitou Springs.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Manitou Springs, CO

Colorado Springs Business Journal

Fees, battles threatening stormwater

Tuesday was a long and contentious day for El Paso County commissioners, for five members of the Colorado Springs City Council, and especially for the weary members of the Stormwater Task Force.

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

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Stormwater Task Force; a step closer to ballot question

Members of a regional task force say it's time to get to work on storm water projects that need desperate attention.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KKTV

11 News looks at Job Consequences for Smoking Pot

Kristin Haubrich joined the KKTV 11 News Team in April 2012 after working as a reporter at KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO, Drugs, Marijuana, Manitou Springs, CO

TheDenverChannel

Black Forest Fire report given to DA

Flash Flood Watch issued July 30 at 2:54PM MDT expiring July 30 at 9:00PM MDT in effect for: Alamosa, Chaffee, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Otero, Pueblo, Saguache, Teller Flash Flood Watch issued July 30 at 12:20PM MDT expiring July 30 at 6:00PM MDT in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear ... (more)

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

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Sheriff's office finalizes Black Forest Fire investigation report

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says it has submitted the final version of its Black Forest Fire investigation report to the District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Black Forest, CO

Colorado Springs Independent

From the outside, looking in

For several years, but especially in recent months, the lack of unity and decisiveness among Colorado Springs' elected leaders has made the area look bad - steadily eroding the public's trust.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Manitou Springs, CO, Green Mountain Falls, CO, Woodland Park, CO

Colorado Springs Business Journal

The El Paso and Teller County Self-Help Center gets a facelift

The El Paso and Teller County Self-Help Center will host a ribbon cutting at 7:15 a.m. Friday at the El Paso County Courthouse, 270 S. Tejon St. The Self Help Center is a legal services center open to the citizens of El Paso and Teller counties who want to research and file legal processes on their own.

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Related Topix: Teller County, CO, Parenting, Family

Denver Westword

Continental Divided: Our guide to the ten states of Colorado

Is Colorado a state of mind? This state survived last year's secession movement, when a dozen counties wanted to leave Colorado , but Colorado is still separated by differences in geography, economy and philosophy.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Canon City, CO

Colorado Springs Independent

Irv Halter and his campaign manager hatch a plan to unseat Doug Lamborn in CD5

Democrats have not won Colorado's Congressional District 5 since it was drawn 42 years ago.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Doug Lamborn, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Air Force

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Gazette

County Commissioner Glenn rebukes Colorado Springs

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn publicly scolded Colorado Springs Chief of Staff and City Council members Tuesday telling them they needed to "get their act together."

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Commissioners pass funding resolution, call for Maketa's resignation again

A new El Paso County policy aims to uphold transparency. But the resolution doesn't do much to stop what some call a miscommunication and others call secret accounts.

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The Gazette

Manitou pot store clears final hurdle

Todd Casey walks through the lobby of the new recreational marijuana store Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the corner of Highway 24 and Colorado Avenue in Manitou Springs.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Manitou Springs, CO

Cortez Journal News

Pipeline gives an edge in gas liquids

The Front Range Pipeline that runs through eastern El Paso County has positioned Colorado to take advantage of the burgeoning market for natural gas liquids.The pipeline, which began operating in February, is expected to become increasingly important as the statex2019s production of natural gas liquids continues to grow.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

County says culverts working in fight against flooding

An El Paso County engineer said Monday that two culverts installed in Black Forest to reduce flash flooding are performing well.

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

Mass Transit

CO: PPRTA to Spend $12M to Fix Up Area Known as No Man's Land

July 27--The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will start a major road project in 2016 on a stretch of highway that has been neglected, deemed blighted and been nicknamed No Man's Land.

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Related Topix: Manitou Springs, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Flash flood watch across southern Colorado

A flash flood watch is set to take effect Monday at noon for much of south central and southeastern Colorado as well as the state's southwestern corner.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Pueblo West, CO

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