Palmer High and Community Prep Charter schools were on lockdown Wednesday morning after police responded to several calls of shots being fired in the area. Connor Newman, a senior at Community Prep, said two of his friends from school were trying to...
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The race for the Republican nomination in Congressional District 5 will soon widen. Colorado Springs City Councilor Tom Strand tells the Independent he'll announce his candidacy in late September. Strand formerly was registered as a Democrat but says...
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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,...
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In this week's Independent, we take a closer look at the lawsuit filed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the state against Colorado Springs over its neglect of stormwater facilities. ("Burden of proof," News, Aug. 23, 2017) This is...
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As previously reported, an effort to ask voters to approve recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs got started a bit late in the game, leaving a narrow procedural window to make it happen. As of press time, a resolution to refer the question to...
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater program regulates some discharges from three potential sources: municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s), construction...
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Electric customers of Colorado Springs Utilities will see a credit on their September billings, which comes from the city's refund of $2,638,264 from the general fund and $198,658 from the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax.…
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The preferred site for a downtown transit center is in the southwest downtown area not far from the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame construction site.…
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A Colorado legacy More than two decades ago, in the midst of a development boom, a band of citizens saw a need to protect the beautiful open spaces in Colorado Springs, and decided to do something about it. Together they...
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After months of debates, arguments and unanswered questions, the Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to cement a set of proposed stormwater fees onto El Paso County's November ballot.
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Colorado Springs Forward, a business and political activist group, has come to terms with former University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak to conduct community outreach. ("Calling the shots," Cover, Nov. 16, 2016) ...
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City Council referred a measure to the Nov. 7 ballot in a vote Tueseday that will impose fees on every residential dwelling of $5 per month, while charging all other property $30 per acre. The vote was 6-3, with Councilors Bill Murray, Don Knight and...
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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...
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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...
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PUEBLO — An investigation is underway after sheriff's deputies in southern Colorado were involved in a fatal shooting. The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office says one person, whose name and age have not been released, was shot in a home in Colorado City on...
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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...
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A 21-year-old man was assaulted Monday evening while several people forced their way into his Colorado Springs apartment, police said. About 6:45 p.m., the robbers "knocked loudly" and demanded they be let inside, police said. The home invasion happened...
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On the street level, it doesn't take much driving to realize there's a lot going on in the city these days — road work, stormwater improvements, curb and gutter, bike paths. Now, the city has put together an interactive map to let you see what's going...
8/21/2017
Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Justin Cordova, 29, is described as a 200-pound man, 6 feet tall, with brown hair and green eyes. Cordova is...
8/21/2017
UPDATE 11:37 a.m. - Lockdown lifted. - Mitchell High School and Wilson Elementary have been placed on lockdown following a call Colorado Springs police investigate a reported gunshot the area. The schools are locked down due to suspicious activity in the...
8/21/2017
The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a Sunmday night fatal rollover crash northeast of Calhan.At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a 34-year-old Yoder man driving a 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada was traveling eastbound on Harrisville Road when he lost control of...
8/21/2017
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of an inmate who was found dead in his cell in western Colorado.The Montrose County coroner's office says 26-year-old Robert Petersen, of Yuma, Arizona, was found unresponsive early Friday, and...
8/20/2017
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) wants to hear from you. In a notice published to the federal register this week, the agency, which regulates pretty much anything that goes into your body, announced that it's "requesting interested persons to submit...
8/18/2017
Falcon High School was evacuated Thursday morning and is closed for the rest of the day, due to an unidentifiable natural gas smell in the main hallway of the school. The Falcon Fire Department has been unable to locate the source. After-school...
8/17/2017
A hiker in distress, 67-year-old Jim Levy from Denver, was rescued from the West Maroon Pass area in Pitkin County Wednesday. Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteers and a CareFlight helicopter stationed in Rifle responded to the distress call, which the Pitkin...
8/17/2017
Colorado Springs Police arrested a domestic violence suspect, 37-year-old Branden Kumley, after he crashed his SUV in the 3700 block of Centennial Boulevard early Thursday morning. Kumley also “was intoxicated and not compliant with officers who had to...
8/17/2017
Traffic is becoming snarled as motorists make their way around town Thursday morning. A crash is blocking the left lane of eastbound Bijou Street on Interstate 25. Another wreck is westbound on Hancock Expressway at Astrozon Boulevard. A third crash is...
8/17/2017
The League of Conservation Voters is going after Rep. Doug Lamborn and others over their position on President Trump's executive order to determine if the Department of the Interior should scale back some national monuments. In Facebook posts and a...
8/17/2017
The Independent reports some disturbing news about the increase in opioid-related deaths in El Paso County in its latest issue. First, find maps showing the change from 2013 to 2016 in where these deaths are occurring and a story that explores those...
8/16/2017
Opioid ground zero The recent heavy concentration of opioid overdose deaths in the South Nevada Avenue area doesn’t surprise Danny Mientka. One of several developers trying to overhaul that stretch of old motels and pawn...
8/16/2017
An agreement signed Aug. 11 between the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation clears the way for construction to begin next month on a 7.5-megawatt hydroelectric power plant at Pueblo Dam.…
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