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17 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

New guy will be protecting your health and well-being

While it may not be the most glamorous job in local government, the public health director has a keen impact on our daily lives.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

21 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

New law ushers in more elder abuse reports

Many said it was long overdue. Colorado legislators passed a law last year that went into effect in July.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Colorado Springs Independent

A flood of opinions on flooding

Mayor Steve Bach is squaring off against other elected officials in the region on a proposed Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority .

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Opinion

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Dead rabbit found near Yoder tests positive for Tularemia

El Paso County Public Health says a rabbit that was found dead near Yoder in El Paso County has tested positive for Tularemia.

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Related Topix: Yoder, CO, tick, Health, Entomology, Science

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Balloon Classic ready for the weekend

The 38th annual Balloon Classic will be hosted at Memorial Park this weekend. The president of the event, Patsy Buchwald, said equipment will start arriving in the park on Thursday and barricades will arrive on Friday.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KKTV

Man Accused of Stalking 10-Year Old Neighbor

Longtime neighbors are hopefully people you can trust, in Green Mountain Falls one couple says that was not the case for them when they realized the type of relationship their 67-year old neighbor was allegedly having with their 10-year old daughter.

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Related Topix: Green Mountain Falls, CO

Denver Westword

Marijuana: Could Colorado Springs Approve 26 Percent Tax on Recreational Pot?

Colorado Springs voters could decide whether to allow recreational cannabis sales in the city next April -- if, that is, pro-pot and anti-pot city leaders can find some common ground first.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Marijuana

Fire Rescue Magazine

Soldiers Train for Terror Incident at Colorado Base

Tuesday brought the first major disaster exercise at Fort Carson since 2011. It's not that the soldiers there have gone untrained, commanders said.

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Related Topix: Fort Carson, CO, Black Forest, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

KKTV

Jury Duty Scam Going Around Southern Colorado

From Call For Action investigations to anchoring, Sarah Schwabe works hard daily to help the community with issues that matter to them.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KKTV

More Elder Abuse Being Reported in El Paso County

Kristin Haubrich joined the KKTV 11 News Team in April 2012 after working as a reporter at KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Green Mountain Falls man accused of stalking 10-year-old girl

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a 67-year-old Green Mountain Falls man is facing charges for stalking, obscenity and indecent exposure.

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Related Topix: Green Mountain Falls, CO

KKTV

Commissioners to Vote on Stormwater Ballot Measure

The El Paso County Commissioners will be voting, Tuesday, on whether or not the IGA Stormwater Plan should go on November's ballot.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

El Paso County Sheriff Maketa says he might leave office early

Embattled El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, in an interview with a Colorado Springs television station Saturday, suggested he might leave his job early.

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Colorado Springs Independent

Penalties aside, couple forms drainage committee

Heavy rains cause flooding that officials hope will be addressed with a new drainage authority up for a public vote on Nov. 4. Fresh off a state finding they violated campaign finance laws, Robert Gardner and Sarah Jack have set up a committee to campaign for the stormwater issue that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Denver Post

Colorado State Patrol investigating fatal single-vehicle crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal, single-vehicle crash Sunday morning on Academy Boulevard in El Paso County.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Denver Post

Maketa: I am still sheriff ... unless I decide to leave sooner'

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa on Saturday told a Colorado Springs television news reporter that there is a possibility that he could leave office early.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

SFGate

Man sentenced for deadly shooting rampage

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Colorado Springs, CO

Fri Aug 22, 2014

KKTV

Plague Found In Rabbit In El Paso County

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for El Paso and Teller Counties from Noon until 9PM this evening.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Yoder, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Plague detected in eastern El Paso County

Health specialists began investigating after receiving reports of dead prairie dogs in the area.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Future sheriff says current sheriff is trying to tarnish his term

The man running unopposed for sheriff in November said Wednesday decisions made by El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa will force him to lay off employees at the start of his term.

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