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  • Wahl siblings a bit 'frustrated' by delay but ready to attempt historic swim on Sunday

    Danielle, Devin and Dustin Wahl are delayed in their bid to make history. The Wahls want to become the first three siblings to each swim across the 21-mile English Channel at the same time, but their attempts to swim have been repeatedly put off since Tuesday. "So far the weather has been the biggest problem," Devin said Friday by email....

  • Analysis: Colorado gun law based on flawed estimate

    DENVER — A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report. The discovery has prompted a prominent Democratic lawmaker to question whether the...

  • Texas woman drowns while rafting the Arkansas River, extending fatality record on Colorado waterways

    Another rafter died Thursday after the vessel that a 57-year-old Texas woman was riding became lodged in a suck hole and capsized, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said. Mary Johnson, who was on a rafting expedition on the Arkansas River about 14 miles north of Buena Vista, became the latest victim in a record-setting whitewater rafting...

  • Parents sue company after son's avalanche death

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The parents of a 26-year-old snowboarder who died after an Alaska avalanche have filed a federal lawsuit against a heli-skiing company, alleging it failed to assess the danger in the area. Nickolay Dobov of Truckee, California, died after the March 2012 Haines-area avalanche hit a group of skiers. Dodov was flown to...

  • Road closures Friday and Saturday for Rocky Mountain State Games, downtown celebration

    Several roads in downtown Colorado Springs will be closed a various times Friday and Saturday for events related to the Rocky Mountain State Games. Closures of Tejon Street and Pikes Peak Avenue will begin at 10 a.m. Friday for the State Games' Downtown Celebration. More downtown thoroughfares will also be closed from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on...

  • Colorado wildfire quadruples to 32 square miles

    Crews are battling a small, four-acre wildfire Wednesday northeast of Steamboat Springs in the Routt National Forest, according to a the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Campers and hikers in the area have been evacuated as the lightning-sparked blaze burns, forest officials said. Some trails near the fire, which is centered...

  • Weather has Wahl siblings waiting to attempt historic swim

    Danielle, Devin and Dustin Wahl are delayed in their bid to make history. The Wahls want to become the first three siblings to each swim across the 21-mile English Channel at the same time, but their attempts to swim have been repeatedly put off since Tuesday. Weather and boat problems have caused the delays, their mother Andrea said by...

  • Baby bald eagle dies near Denver

    A baby bald eagle that raised hopes this week when it spread its wings and flew for the first time died on Wednesday after falling into a ditch. Brighton's Raptor Education Foundation, which had volunteers watching over the eaglet after she hatched close to an exit ramp off E-470 in Commerce City, announced on its Facebook page that she died...

  • Trail Talk: Weigh in now on Colorado Springs recreation master plan

    The Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Master Plan draft is ready for your comments. The draft is the result of dozens of meetings and hundreds of consultant, staff and citizen hours. Hikers and cyclists should be pleased by the number of new trails and trail connections included in the plan. Proposed additions would...

  • Movement to make stretch of Arkansas River a national monument passes first hurdle

    A bill to designate Browns Canyon in Chaffee County as a national monument passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday. The measure, which would protect a 22,000-acre stretch of the Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida, was approved by the Senate National Parks Subcommittee. It will next be heard by the Senate Energy and Natural...

  • Rain to bring Colorado mosquito baby boom

    Monsoon-like weather this spring and summer could spell something of a mosquito baby boom in the weeks to come, said El Paso County Public Health supervisor Lee Griffen, who’s experienced a recent uptick in calls from citizens concerned about the insects, which can transmit West Nile virus to humans. “With all the precipitation, you’re...

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