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Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

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Iconic Colorado Springs park tops for thieves

News: Local News Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Garden of the Gods is No. 1 — but don't start cheering yet. Turns out that the iconic Colorado Springs park that draws...

Colorado conservationists hail 50 years of protections under the Wilderness Act

Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

What started as a vision for keeping America's wildest places "untrammeled by man" has reached a milestone.

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  • Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

    NEW YORK — With its dream of covering a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network is instead making a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides. Discovery President Eileen O'Neill said Tuesday the network hopes to air the film within the next few weeks. Discovery will...

  • Rock slide closes Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn

    MINTURN — A rock slide early Tuesday closed Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn. The rock slide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff, an area south of Vail. The Colorado Department of Transportation says there is no estimate when the highway will reopen.

  • Flood risk outlined at local meetings Tuesday and Thursday

    Two El Paso County flash flood awareness meetings will include discussion of flood danger and give updates on mitigation projects by county, Manitou Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Coalition for the Upper South Platte. Videos of the programs will be available afterward at Youtube: youtube.com/user/ElPasoCountyCO The...

  • Out There: Snakes headed your way? pick up pace

    As the weather warms, animals - including the scary ones - come out to play. In Colorado, we're particularly mindful of bears and mountain lions. But spring and summer are also prime times for snakes, which can lurk in strike mode near your ankles. Heed a few easy steps and odds are good that you'll avoid being bitten. If you are bitten,...

  • Boston Marathon: Times of runners from Colorado Springs-area

    Colorado Springs' Steve Chu was the top finisher with a local connection and St. Mary's high School graduate Wendy Thomas was the top woman runner. Here's a list of runners, with place and times. Local Men 103. Steve Chu, Colo. Spgs., 2:30:32 253. Cameron Hanlin, Colo. Spgs., 2:37:49 311. Jason Koop, Colo. Spgs., 2:39:16 475....

  • Earth Day: Events Tuesday in the Colorado Springs area

    Here's a look at Earth Day events in the Colorado Springs area: • Life is Green - Earth Day presentation, Colorado Springs Local filmmaker Dave Gardner leads an Earth Day talk exploring connections between sustainability and a meaningful life. 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St. • Earth Day Hike:...

  • Colorado prepared to sue over Gunnison sage-grouse

    GRAND JUNCTION — Colorado officials say they are prepared to file a lawsuit if Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tries to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed the Gunnison sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act and is to decide on the bird's status and to designate...

  • Boulder Creek closed for flood debris cleanup

    BOULDER — The city of Boulder and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office are closing Boulder Creek to swimmers, kayakers and tubers for flood debris cleanup. The closure runs from Boulder Falls in the county to Boulder's eastern city limits. According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/lgvfs5e), authorities are worried about...

  • Video: American Meb Keflizighi wins Boston Marathon a year after bombings

    BOSTON - American Meb Keflizighi has won the Boston Marathon on Monday, one year after the fatal bombings. In the women's race, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. Jeptoo finished Monday's race in a course-record 2 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds. She becomes...

  • Arrest warrants issued in southern Colorado llama killing

    Arrest warrants were issued Monday for three teenagers after a llama was killed in the Las Animas county community of Trinidad in southern Colorado. According to police, an post-mortem examination of the animal is what led to criminal charges. 18-year-old Cody Kissman is accused of slitting the throat of the animal last week. A 17-year-old...

  • Boston marathoner falls near mile 26, carried to finish line

    Running a marathon, especially one as sentimental as this year’s Boston Marathon, isn’t so much about winning the race as it is about finishing it. Which brings us to the most memorable image/story of this year’s race, as witnessed by Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery. "Runner gave out near 26 mile mark, right by the site where...

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