EL PASO COUNTY – An El Paso County man is facing felony charges after the remains of two emaciated horses were found on his property
Threat assessment procedures developed in the years after the 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting are credited with preventing a similar tragedy this week when a disturbed teenager from Florida flew to Colorado and purchased a gun in preparation for a copycat attack.
State lawmakers are considering a bill that would use marijuana taxes to expand the number of state grants available to school districts to help pay for mental health professionals.
House Bill 1278 places new requirements on Colorado counties for how many ballot dropoff boxes and Voter Service and Polling Centers they must have available during an election. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said the law will add $700,000 to $1.5 million to his cost of running an election. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold plans to buy the ballot boxes for the counties and hopes lawmakers can find additional funds to help with the polling places.
El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said about 95 percent fill out and return the ballots that are mailed to them. He believes the best way to reduce the wait times at Voter Service and Polling Centers on election day is for the Secretary of State’s Office to upgrade the computer system used to register voters.
Officers collected several shell casing at the scene and interviewed neighbors. No one was injured. However, the townhome and a Jeep parked out front were both hit in the gunfire.
City code requires registered vehicle owners ticketed by a red light camera to be personally served with a summons and complaint within 90 days of the violation in order for the case to go to court. Other Colorado cities have seen a large number of tickets dismissed for failure to provide proper service.
COLORADO SPRINGS – It’s not even Easter yet and we’re already seeing large wind-driven grassfires in and around Southern Colorado. So, what gives? The reality
No structures have been lost and firefighters worked through the night to conduct back burns and cut fire lines around the 7 homes closest to the burn area. Residents in those homes were evacuated as a precaution.
The building was searched Tuesday and the location of the bugs was narrowed to three specific rooms. Lovato is confident the school will be clean and safe by Monday so that the kids can take their annual state assessments.
The expansion of the Pueblo Convention Center more than doubles the square footage available for events and should attract bigger events, and thus more tourists.
Depending upon the plan, D60 could end up asking voters this November to borrow between $254 and $315 million to build two new high schools and make additional repairs at buildings district-wide. The district is gathering public input on the proposals during a series of community forums this week.
The freeze-thaw cycle that causes potholes on city streets can also damage the rocks and boulders of canyon walls leading to rockslides.
Two lawmakers from Colorado Springs are putting aside their party differences to work together one of the big issues to come out of red flag bill debate: the need for better access to mental healthcare. Sen. Pete Lee, a Democrat, and Rep. Lois Langraf, a Republican, are co-sponsors on a pair of bills that seek to expand the availability of in-patient psychiatric care.
Jesse Hogue, 73, was indicted for murder by a grand jury in Texas in the 1994 killing of his ex-wife Jackie. He was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop in Pueblo West. News 5 searched court records and found Hogue had lived in Colorado for several years. He was given a traffic ticket by state troopers in 2003 and had DUI arrests in 2005 and 2014.