• Army: Explosive found near Woodland Park an old heavy mortar shell

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    An explosive found by hikers near Woodland Park last Friday that shut down the highway through town for hours and forced the evacuation of three blocks was a heavy mortar shell at least 40 years old, according Fort Carson. Daneta Johnson, a base public information officer, said the...

  • Man dies after being hit by train south of downtown Colorado Springs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The man who was hit by a train near downtown Tuesday has died, Colorado Springs Police spokesman Sgt. John Garza said Wednesday. The man was hit by the train at about 2:15 p.m. on the tracks over South Tejon Street between East Fountain Boulevard and East Mill Street. The man’s leg...

  • Body found at Helen Hunt Falls near Colorado Springs possible overdose victim

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A body was found at Helen Hunt Falls just before noon Tuesday, Colorado Springs Fire Department spokesman Captain Steve Wilch said.  Firefighters responded to a call about an injury and found that the person was dead on arrival. The investigation has been turned over to the...

  • Pair of robberies hit Old Colorado City

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Robbers hit Old Colorado City Tuesday night and early Wednesday, police reported. A gunman held up the clerk at Springs Liquors, 2905 W. Colorado Ave., about 9:30 p.m. Then at midnight, three robbers held up three people at gunpoint in Thorndale Park, 2310 W. Uintah St. They left...

  • Wednesday's traffic: Vehicle vs. bear in west Colorado Springs; I-25 on ramp reopened in Castle Rock

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    An overturned dump truck is blocking a northbound on ramp to Interstate 25 from Founders Parkway in Castle Rock Wednesday morning, Colorado State Patrol said.  The Colorado Department of Transportation says there is no estimated time for reopening.

  • Gunnison woman killed in crash west of Cañon City identified

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The Gunnison woman who died in a crash 13 miles west of Cañon City on Tuesday has been identified as 28-year-old Emily Smith, the Colorado State Patrol announced Wednesday morning. Smith was killed while driving eastbound in the westbound lane on U.S. 50 just before 5:30 a.m....

  • Hanging Lake's new plan for visitor limits rings familiar for outdoor enthusiasts around Colorado Springs

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs has a problem that rings familiar to fans of the Manitou Incline. Outdoor enthusiasts are loving it to death. Tuesday The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported that the U.S. Forest Service released a management plan for Hanging Lake that would...

  • Colorado Springs authorities identify pedestrian killed on I-25

    Yesterday

    The man who died while trying to walk across Interstate 25 at Cimarron Street on Sunday has been identified as 58-year-old Anthony Murray, the El Paso County Coroner's Office said. Murray was hit by a car Sunday at about 5 a.m.. He was taken to a hospital where he later died, police...

  • Dog puts the bite on a wanted man in Colorado Springs, police say

    Yesterday

    A police dog helped officers capture a wanted fugitive Monday evening, police say. At about 5 p.m. Monday, officers tracked Anthony Vigil, who was wanted for escape, to 2129 Delta Drive at the Whitney Young Manor Apartments. After getting permission to enter an apartment, officers...

  • Packed El Paso County jail eclipses old inmate record

    Yesterday

    The El Paso County Jail set a new record for inmate population, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced Monday. The total number of inmates was 1,791. The previous record of 1,781 inmates was set last September. The sheriff's office said the jail is at a critical place with the...

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