Category Archives: Local News

EPSC Deputies Justified in incident

  The El Paso County Sheriffs office says 10 jail employees were justified in their actions after an inmate, identified as Brian Clark first was combative with officers, then suffered a medical episode and died. Clark died January 17th despite life-saving efforts by 8 deputies and 2 sergeants.  Clark was housed in the medical section.…MORE

Arrest in Fountain teenage shootings

  An arrest has been made in the shootings of two Fountain teenagers earlier this week. 21 year old Domacio Ohlsen Aragon was arrested on charges of first degree assault, child abuse, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Aragon reportedly met two teenagers, a 14 year old and 19 year old at a 7-11…MORE

County Commissioners approve new variances

  El Paso County commissioners granted two variances Thursday as the county looks to re-open under Covid-19 restrictions. Commissioners okayed a variance to open places of worship, and for the re-opening of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. If churches would re-open the variance specifies they can only have up to 25% capacity. Now the requests go…MORE

Escaped prisoners caught in Arizona

  2 men who walked away from a Federal prison in Florence have been captured. Jose Rodriguez and Raul Guzman were discovered missing Wednesday morning at 730 from the Satellite Prison camp. They were found in Southern Arizona Wednesday night. Customs and Border patrol agents stopped a vehicle west of Sells Arizona. The two men…MORE

Colorado Springs has different view of Incline than Manitou Springs

  After Manitou Springs city officials showed support for a reservation system to manage use of the Manitou Incline, and suggested a possible user fee for hikers, the city of Colorado Springs has come out with a number of concerns. The city said in a statement Wednesday using a reservation system goes beyond the scope…MORE

Fatal 3 car accident

  A 5 year old boy died Wednesday afternoon in a 3 car crash near I-25 and South Academy. An SUV ran a red light going west on Academy and hit a pickup truck exiting southbound I-25. 4 people were inside the SUV. 3 were ejected, including a 5 year old boy who died in…MORE

Waller found to live in his district

  El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller had been under investigation after reports he doesn’t live in the district he represents. The 10th Judicial District in Pueblo took the case and found Waller was in compliance, living in a rental home in northeast Colorado Springs. He also has a home in the Palmer Lake area…MORE

Teller County gets variance but with a catch

  Teller County has received approval from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for a variance to open gyms, movie theatres and places of worship. The county had also asked to open bars and casinos. But the state said no to that specific request. Teller County has had only 16 confirmed cases of…MORE

Manitou Incline may charge user fee

    The city of Manitou Springs is considering a paid reservation system for use of the Manitou Incline. It’s closed at the moment because of the Coronavirus. City officials suggest a paid system would help manage crowding on the incline,  and parking woes on Ruxton Avenue. The money would be used to help maintain…MORE

CU-Boulder will have on-campus instruction this Fall

  CU-Boulder officials said Monday they will welcome back students on campus August 24th. Students will be broken into smaller groups to encourage social distancing, and all students and faculty will wear masks. The school will go to virutal teaching after the Thanksgiving break. Many other precautions will be taken to limit exposure to the…MORE

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