Category Archives: Local News

County coronavirus update

      El Paso County Health officials gave the El Paso County Board of Commissioners an update on increasing covid cases in the county Tuesday. New numbers show in 1 month our average number of covid cases jumped from 133 a day to 215 per day. Most of these cases have been identified as…MORE

Latest Colorado Covid numbers

  New numbers on the Coronavirus in Colorado from the Department of Health. More than 1200 new cases were reported Thursday, but that number is actually down by about 800 from Wednesday’s report. New hospital admissions rose slightly from the day prior. The state positivity rate actually dropped almost 2 full percentage points to 5.71…MORE

District 49 says no to reporting covid cases

  In Falcon School District 49 officials say they will not report positive cases of Covid-19 by students and staff to the state health department. Earlier this month the district said they would not report single cases, citing guidelines from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. Those guidelines say positive cases have to be…MORE

Body found in local pond

  Searchers recovered a body Wednesday morning from a pond at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Witnesses told firefighters a man went into the pond Tuesday evening and never came to the surface. Crews using sonar, and a boat searched Tuesday night, but were hampered by poor visibility. They returned Wednesday morning and discovered a…MORE

Local School District inacts mask mandate

As cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus continue to rise, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 announced Wednesday it will require all students staff and visitors to wear masks, effective Thursday August 19th, while inside any district facility. The order is for everyone regardless of their vaccination status. The district is encouraging self screening…MORE

Man arrested following standoff

  A standoff in Colorado Springs late Wednesday night. A man identified as 28 year old Christian Cortez was upset after a warrant was issued for his arrest for sexual assault of a child under the age of 15 by one in a position of trust. Cortez had called a help line, spoke with springs…MORE

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