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Air Force Academy Defends Use Of Cadet Informants

Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

The United States Air Force Academy is defending its use of cadet "spies" after a local newspaper broke the story that one its informants was expelled...

Man Dumps FORTUNE In Gold To Keep It From Wife In Divorce

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.29.2013 | Divorce

A 52-year-old Colorado Springs man says he converted his life savings -- $500,000 -- into gold and then tossed it all into a trash bin, all so he coul...

Air Force Academy May Drop 'God' From Oath

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.25.2013 | Religion

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. is considering whether or not they should drop the "so help me God" portion from its honor oath after...

Teen Model Now Missing For One Year; Parents Offer Reward

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime

One year ago today, 19-year-old Colorado Springs model Kara Nichols disappeared on her way to Denver for a modeling photo shoot. She hasn't been seen ...

Reports Of Sexual Assault On The Rise

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. A decade after a rape scandal rattled the Air Force Academy, reports of sexual assaults involving ca...

Second Victim Of Flash Flooding Found

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Colorado girl became the second fatality in five days in the Pikes Peak re...

Mudslide Sweeps Home Away

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Denver

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — A mudslide closed a highway and flash flooding stranded vehicles in high, fast-moving water Friday night as rain fell w...

Colorado Native's Screenplay Becomes Full-Length Feature Film

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.30.2013 | Denver

A young Colorado native had her first screenplay made into a full-length feature film released last week, and she did it with a crew full of women and...

Recall Election Shaped By Online Voter Registration

Posted 07.29.2013 | Denver

September 10 marks Colorado's first recall election at the state level, and this year the petition signatures for at least one of the recalled legisla...

Colorado Springs Bans Legal Weed Shops

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, July 23 (Reuters) - Officials in Colorado's second-largest city voted on Tuesday to ban recreational marijua...

Nope To Dope: Legal Weed Banned In Dozens Of Colo. Cities

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.23.2013 | Denver

Although Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several historic measures to implement marijuana legalization in the state, establishing Colorado as t...

Judge Won't Block Recalls Over Gun Votes

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 09.17.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Two Democratic Colorado state senators who supported gun restrictions won't appeal a Denver judge's ruling Thursday refusing to stop re...

Recall Petition For Senate President John Morse Certified

Posted 06.19.2013 | Denver

The first-ever recall election of a lawmaker in Colorado history is moving forward after the secretary of state's office announced that organizers sub...

Black Forest Fire Victims Identified

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 08.19.2013 | Denver

EVERGREEN, Colo. — A new wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Wednesday as hot and windy condi...

Colorado Woman Dies During Production Of Reality TV Show

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Survivors of a woman killed during the production of a reality TV show pilot have filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against...

Wildfire Task Force Considers Limits For Homeowners In Burn Zones

Posted 08.18.2013 | Denver

As firefighting crews continue to tackle what has become the state's most destructive fire in Colorado history, a wildfire task force created by Gover...

Firefighters Expect To Have Control Of Black Forest Fire This Week

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.17.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rain helped firefighters douse Colorado's most destructive wildfire in state history, while a new wind-whipped blaze i...

Black Forest Fire Evacuees See Destruction Firsthand

AP | THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.16.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters worked Sunday to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared...

Some Evacuations Lifted As Crews Advance Against Black Forest Fire

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the b...

WATCH: Black Forest Firefighters Save Family Home

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. In this rare behind-evacuated-lines perspective, Steve Schopper, an Audio/ Visual Specialist for the C...

2 Dead In Black Forest Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise r...

2 Found Dead In Black Forest Fire Area

Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

The remains of two people have been found in an area burned by the Black Forest Fire, according to El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. They have ...

Colorado Fire Most Destructive In State History

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes...

Black Forest Fire Destroys More Than 90 Homes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

(Adds disaster declarations from governor, paragraph 8) By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 12 (Reuters) - A ...

A Look At The Multiple Fires Burn Across Colorado

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat, high winds, low relative humidity and large amounts of beetle killed trees have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado as of W...