Category Archives: Local News

Ballot Tests Underway in Colorado Springs

Ballot Tests Underway in Colorado Springs

Ballots are out for the City of Colorado Springs municipal election. There are multiple vacancies in city government. Election officials are already testing equipment. City Clerk Sarah Johnson says that test ballots have been run through polling machines to ensure they’re being read accurately. She says that her office aims for 100% accuracy. On the…MORE

DUI Enforcement is Up on St. Patty’s Day

DUI Enforcement is Up on St. Patty’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and C-DOT is warning everyone not to take the chance of drinking and driving. The Colorado Department of Transportation says that with all the consequences of driving under the influence, it’s not worth testing your luck. Last year, 27 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers on El Paso County…MORE

CDHS Offers a 14k signing bonus for nursing positions at the state’s two psychiatric hospitals

COLORADO-Colorado Department of Human Services is offering a 14-thousand dollar signing bonus for nursing positions at the state’s psychiatric hospitals in Denver and Pueblo. According to Mercer Research, the United States is facing a serious nursing shortage, and the demand for mental health nurses is increasing. Officials say, Colorado—along with 38 other states—is a part…MORE

CSPD asking for help in a 20-year-old cold case

COLORADO SPRINGS-The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking for help in a 20-year-old cold case. On March 16th, 2003, fire crews were called to a residence on Constitution Avenue after receiving reports of smoke billowing from the home. When they arrived, they found the bodies of 84-year-old Annabelle Leonard and her 48-year-old son Thomas Leonard.…MORE

New Head of D-20 Could Be Announced Soon

It’s possible that we could find out who the new superintendent of Academy District 20 is next week. Right now, there are four finalists for the position. Those candidates spoke last night about their qualifications and the future of the district — if they are selected. The candidates include D-20 Chief Financial Officer Becky Allan;…MORE

Three in Hospital After Uintah Crash

The latest now on an accident on Uintah overnight, that put three people in the hospital. Springs Police say this happened at East Uintah and Nevada around 11 p.m. There were reports that one of the vehicles was on fire after the crash. Investigators say that is not the case. Officers believe that a black…MORE

Sun glare is a likely contributor to Westminster Crash

WESTMINSTER-We’re learning more after a mother and son were hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning in Westminster. It happened near the Academy of Charter Schools at West 120th and North Tejon. According to investigators, the driver was turning right and hit the pair while they were in the crosswalk. Police say the mother was not…MORE

The search for a missing Crowley County woman continues

The Crowley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a woman missing for nearly a month. Thirty-year-old Julia Johnson was last seen on February 21st. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket, pajama pants, and hiking boots. She’s 5’10 and 180 pounds with hazel eyes. She was last…MORE

Polis Program Would Lessen Cost of Certification

It’s expensive to live in Colorado, and while unemployment levels are low in the state — critical positions remain open. Governor Jared Polis has introduced legislation to fill important jobs across the state. Employers are struggling to find workers in law enforcement, education, forest management, nursing and construction fields. Polis’s program would remove financial barriers…MORE

Springs Parents Found Guilty in Child Death

Two parents from Colorado Springs have been found guilty in the death of their child. Kira Villalba and Joenny Astacio were found guilty of child abuse by knowingly or recklessly causing the death of a child. Court records show that the child, Cairo, was only 15 months old. Springs Police opened an investigation into the…MORE

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