Mountain Metropolitan Transit was honored with the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Award, MMT announced on April 19. In 2016, the transit service reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 49,430 tons through its idle-reduction...
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It is restorative justice in action, "for teens by teens." In 1994 Colorado Springs Teen Court was founded "to interrupt the cycle of juvenile crime" and the impact has been major, board chair Bill Walsh, CSPD School Resource Officer, told the almost 500...
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The latest issue of the Independent takes a close look at plans to expand the Norris-Penrose Events Center's indoor arena. ("Western expansion," Cover, April 26, 2017) As noted in the story, there are some hills to climb for the Pikes Peak or Bust...
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Here's a sobering statistic: Between 2005 and 2015, the number of newspaper reporters and editors declined by 25,000, according to the U.S. Labor Department. It's no secret that the local daily newspaper, the Gazette, has seen its share of...
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The dismissal of charges against El Paso County GOP Chair Trevor Dierdorff has been a big story for local media. We report on the issue in Wednesday's Independent. As the story notes, Dierdorff backed up his vehicle with such speed on March 28 that...
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State lawmakers have agonized for years over how to spur more multi-family housing development in Colorado, where the population is booming, home prices are soaring and the rental market is crowding.…
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The purpose of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation is to "preserve our Western heritage and sense of community while providing recreation, education and exciting opportunities to residents and visitors alike," its IRS tax filing states. Its sister...
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Even as its board expresses interest in building a branch museum downtown (see "City for challenges."), the National World War II Aviation Museum has big plans for its current Colorado Springs Airport spot.…
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Nationwide, scientists and their supporters took to the streets April 22 to demand fact-based policy-making in an era when the head of the Environmental Protection Agency denies that burning fossil fuels causes climate change. In Colorado Springs, the...
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City for challenges As the U.S. Olympic Museum prepares to break ground in coming months, another of the four City for Champions projects remains something of a mystery, and a pedestrian bridge linking the museum to America...
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Cannabiz Marijuana-related DUIs are down 33 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same stretch of 2016, according to data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). From January through March 2016,...
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Westside the best side? Welling Clark, long-time leader of the city's geographically biggest neighborhood association, is stepping down, but with plans to step up the Westside's profile. The new president of the Organization...
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After AspenPointe bailed on the "Lighthouse" detox facility in 2008, no one stepped up to provide an alternative. The hospitals were screaming about it, because their emergency rooms were filling up with drunks. Then-Sheriff Terry Maketa solved the...
4/25/2017
Police fanned out in the neighborhood near Fillmore Street and Nevada Avenue Tuesday morning to hunt for a bank robber. Officers say the man entered Herring Bank at the 3100 block of North Nevada just before 10:30 a.m. and told clerks he had a gun before...
4/25/2017
A man fled after robbing a northeast Colorado Springs bank on Monday afternoon, police said. The robbery happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of Blomington Street. The man was alone, police said. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. No...
4/25/2017
From City Hall to La Junta, here's a few tidbits of news. City CFO resigns Kara Skinner, chief financial officer for the city of Colorado Springs, has resigned. Skinner says she’s accepted a job as assistant finance director for the city of Boulder and...
4/24/2017
A man was shot and killed by his brother Sunday at a home in northern El Paso County, the Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting, which happened about 6:15 p.m. on the 16800 block of Alexandria Drive in Monument, initially was reported as an accident, but...
4/24/2017
The Air Force Academy's Class of 2017 will not receive their second lieutenant commissions under the eye of President Donald Trump. Rather, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will deliver the May 24...
4/24/2017
A water leak has prompted school officials to cancel classes at Abrams Elementary School on Fort Carson on Monday. Reported Sunday, Fountain 8 School District officials said the leak affected about a half-dozen classrooms inside the school building....
4/24/2017
GRAND JUNCTION — Officials in west-central Colorado say a family's young pit bull dogs were found decapitated on the railroad tracks, miles from their house. Christin Ormond says the dogs jumped their fence Monday night and were found dead late Wednesday...
4/23/2017
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gators star and NFL prospect Caleb Brantley is facing misdemeanor charges that he allegedly punched a woman in the face, knocking her out and dislodging a tooth.According to Alachua County, Florida, court records,...
4/23/2017