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Fatal Crash on Southbound I-25

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 25 near milepost 134.5.  This location is about three miles south of the Colorado Springs city limits. A 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 28-year-old Shara Cardenas, of Colorado Springs, was southbound on Interstate 25 in the left hand lane.  The vehicle…

Rabid Skunk Found South of Colorado Springs Airport

El Paso County, Colorado – El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to take steps to protect themselves, pets, and livestock from rabies after a skunk found south of the Colorado Springs Airport has tested positive for rabies.  This is the fifteenth confirmed rabid animal (8 skunks, 7 bats) in El Paso County in 2017…

Supporting Military Families in Colorado

Fountain, CO – This week the Safeway in Fountain, Colorado partnered with Eckrich & Operation Homefront to help surprise a Colorado Springs military family with a new 2017 Ford Fusion! Thank you Eckrich for including us in your national campaign to honor, thank, & support military families.  Since 2012, Eckrich has donated more than $2 million to Operation Homefront.…

Fort Carson hosts Retiree Appreciation Day

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson will host the annual Joint Forces Retiree Appreciation Day at the Mountain Post Soldier Center, Building 1525, on post Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. to provide retirees with essential services. The annual event recognizes the service of the military retiree population and provides updated information that is pertinent to…

Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

This years Pikes Peak Regional Air Show in Colorado Springs, CO will be held on September 23 – 24th at the Colorado Springs Airport. Aerobatics and performances by the Thunderbirds will be featured both days of the air show, along with precision aerobatic teams like the Trojan Flyers. “Dogfights” between Allied and Axis WWII fighters…

Bike Your Park Day at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It will be a two-wheeled extravaganza Sept. 30 when Cheyenne Mountain State Park (CMSP) hosts “Bike Your Park Day” with a bike expo, guided rides and workshops as part of a national celebration of the joys of bicycling in parks and public lands. The public is invited as CMSP partners with…

Colorado CBI Director Leaving Office

Denver, CO—Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Mike Rankin is left the Bureau to pursue a career in the private sector on September 11, 2017. Following two years of service with the Bureau, Director Rankin oversaw the opening of a new forensic science laboratory in the Denver metro area, a new regional office in Pueblo to…

Cheyenne Mountain Park Ranger Rescues 4 children

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A nationwide search for a New Hampshire man suspected of kidnapping his four children in an apparent custody dispute was apprehended Saturday afternoon by an alert Cheyenne Mountain State Park ranger. Ranger Jason Hagan, a five-year veteran of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, was getting gas in his patrol vehicle at a…

Fishing is Fun Grants Awarded in Colorado

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $400,000 to nine Fishing is Fun projects, all geared to improve angling opportunities in the state of Colorado. The approved projects include improved access, habitat restoration, lake renovation, new piers and new ponds. “Colorado has world-class fisheries and angling opportunities, and maintaining and increasing access to those resources…

Community Night in the Park in Fountain

City of Fountain’s Community Night in the Park is Tuesday September 19 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Metcalfe  Park located at 704 W Ohio Avenue.. There will be information booths, information about non-profits and vehicle display with police cars and fire engines. There will also be live music by the Fort Carson 4th…