• Colorado amusement ride safety 'on lower end of regulation'

    Updated: Mon, Aug 7, 2017

    A deadly accident on an amusement ride at the Ohio State Fair has prompted two Colorado counties to close similar rides and raised questions about lax ride regulation in the state. "Colorado is definitely on the lower end of regulation, mostly because it relies on third party, not...

  • Air Force Academy freshmen cadets culminate basic training with Big Bad Basic tournament

    Updated: Sun, Aug 6, 2017

    In a rare emotional display at the Air Force Academy, freshmen cadets cheered wildly, hoping their chants and chides would push their squadron to the top of the single elimination pugil stick tournament. The Big Bad Basic competition is the final test of the freshmen class's six-week...

  • EPA chief Pruitt blasts predecessor as he visits Gold King Mine spill site

    Updated: Sat, Aug 5, 2017

    SILVERTON - Two years after the Las Animas River was turned a bright yellow from the Gold King Mine spill, Colorado politicians remain confident the federal Environmental Protection Agency will eventually address the contamination. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt toured the mine...

  • Academy Riding Stables closing, Garden of the Gods horseback rides to end

    Updated: Sat, Aug 5, 2017

    Academy Riding Stables, which rented horses for people to ride through Garden of the Gods, is closing by the end of August. "It's a shame for the entire Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs community," said horse owner Stephanie Burton. "Everyone in the horse community here also is...

  • Gardner, Bennet and Hickenlooper to host Durango town hall after Gold King tour

    Updated: Thu, Aug 3, 2017

    Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado U.S. senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton will hold a town hall meeting in Durango Friday after inspecting the Gold King Mine spill site with Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt. The event will be from 2:15...

  • Hikers find wire stretched across Barr Trail

    Updated: Thu, Aug 3, 2017

    Two hikers reportedly found a shin-high wire stretched across the Barr Trail about 1½ miles down from Barr Camp on Monday afternoon. About 7 p.m. Monday, Deborah Burkart posted to the Barr Camp Facebook page saying she had discovered the wire earlier. In the post, she said it would...

  • DA's Office: Colorado Springs police officers justified in fatal shooting of suspect

    Updated: Tue, Aug 1, 2017

    Three Colorado Springs police officers were justified in fatally shooting domestic-violence suspect Misael Macias Cano in February, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. The officers involved in the shooting, Jake Skifstad, Dale Lucky and Jeffry Whittmore,...

  • Chipotle queso makes debut at Colorado Springs locations

    Updated: Tue, Aug 1, 2017

    Chipotle officially launched its queso test Tuesday, and all eight Colorado Springs locations are part of the month-long debut. "Chipotle customers have long been requesting queso, and we're excited to announce its availability as part of a test in Colorado," said Chipotle...

  • How to celebrate Colorado Day: Free doughnuts and park, museum admission

    Updated: Tue, Aug 1, 2017

    Colorado turns 141 years old today, and people across the state are celebrating with free promotions throughout the week.  On this day in 1876, Ulysses S. Grant signed the proclamation that made Colorado the 38th state in the nation. Now known as Colorado Day, Aug. 1 and the...

  • VIDEO: Animal rights group claims that Renaissance Festival elephant is mistreated

    Updated: Tue, Aug 1, 2017

    An international animal welfare organization has accused a handler of having mistreated an elephant that gives children rides at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, which wraps up this weekend. Matt Rossell of Animal Defenders International said the organization investigated Mike...

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