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WANTED: Man for felony escape out of Fremont County
FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Authorities in Colorado are hoping the public can help them track down a man wanted out of Fremont County. A wanted poster was sent out Tuesday afternoon for Justin Morris. His picture is at the top of this article. He is wanted for felony escape. Details on his escape
Inmate apprehended after escaping from Cañon City facility
CAÑON CITY, Colo. — An inmate was apprehended shortly after he escaped from a facility in the Cañon City area, the Colorado Department of Correction said Wednesday. Around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, offender Leonard Sittingbear walked away from the Skyline Correctional Center. According to a DOC spokespe
Fremont County prison inmate briefly escapes
CANON CITY, Colo. (KKTV) - An inmate's prison break was short-lived after he was captured just 6 miles away Wednesday morning. The Colorado Department of Corrections says Leonard Sittingbear walked away from Skyline Correctional Center in Canon City just after midnight Wednesday and was caught at Hi
Pueblo rental scam targets innocent family looking for home
PUEBLO, Colo. - A rental scam in Pueblo West is targeting innocent families trying to find a place to live. Stephanie Schrein and her two young girls just moved to Pueblo from Arkansas a couple days ago.
Margaret Sabin named regional president of Southern Region of Children’s Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado announced today its southern Colorado leadership team, which includes former Penrose-St. Francis Health Services CEO Margaret Sabin, who will assume the role of Southern Region president for Children’s Colorado on Jan. 7.
Canon City man dies in crash over the weekend
FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - The Colorado State Patrol responded is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that happened on E 6th Street in Florence early Sunday morning. Jeremiah Patton, 23, of Canon City was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion when he attempted to escape from a Florence police officer. He t
Man injured in Fremont County shooting
ROCKVALE, Colo. - A man was injured in a shooting in Fremont County Tuesday morning, according to the sherif's office. Deputies said around 8:40 a.m., they got a call about a shooting in the Rockvale area. The caller said the victim had approached her and said he was just shot.
Champions crowned in local Elks Hoop Shoot
Salida Elks Lodge No. 808 welcomed 29 kids from Salida, Buena Vista and Cotopaxi to compete at its 47th annual Hoop Shoot Saturday at Salida Middle School. The kids each took 25 shots during two rounds of competition, and the competitors with the most baskets won. The age 10-11 and 12-13 competitors
Centura Orthopedics now offers 3D-printed replacement joints
Surgeons at Centura Orthopedics are now using 3D technology to offer customized, patient knee replacements. Dr. Ron Royce and his colleagues at Centura Orthopedics, which is housed under Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, are among the first in the Pikes Peak region to use 3D-p
CRIPPLE CREEK BOY HONORED FOR QUICK ACTION: Council hears wildfire prevention plan, approves 2019 budget
Cripple Creek Fire Chief Chris O’Nale presented Logan Ruppel, 7, a certificate of appreciation at the Dec. 5 city council meeting for his quick actions in reporting a structure fire at his home.
LETTERS: The greatest job in the Springs; hoping for a solution to library takeover
I have the greatest job in Colorado Springs, for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon at Skyway Elementary School, as a crossing guard, trying to keep kids safe on their way to school and going home.
Movers & Shakers: Mark Hartman
Mark Hartman has been named CEO of Colorado Springs Neurological Associates. He previously was chief administrative officer of St. Francis Medical Center. He spent 12 years in executive roles with Centura Health, parent company of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, after starting his physical ther
Man crashes into unmarked police car while trying to elude officers in Florence
FLORENCE, Colo. - A man was arrested after he crashed into an unmarked police car while trying to elude officers in Florence, according to police. Police said an officer ran the plate of a car that was illegally parked in Florence and learned it had been reported stolen from Pueblo last month. As of
Suspect, victim identified in Tuesday's Rockvale area shooting
FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - UPDATE: The Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested Bryon Patrick Wallingford, 25, for First Degree Assault in connection to Tuesday's shooting in the Rockvale area.
Pueblo Marines take part in Toys for Toys shopping spree
Looking stately and commanding respect in their dress blues, Marines Shane Brownlee and Payton Brewer reported for duty promptly at 1:30 p.m. The mission? Hit the aisles of Kmart with dogged determination, load up two shopping carts with as many items as possible and enrich Christmas for deserving b
Monarch helping the needy with free skiing
Tracy Harmon Pueblo West, Fremont, Custer counties @tracywumps — MONARCH — Monarch Mountain is planning a community celebration Monday with free skiing and an opportunity to help the needy.
7-year-old boy honored for helping save Cripple Creek home
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. - A 7-year-old boy might be getting a few extra Christmas presents this year, but he's already earned recognition from the city of Cripple Creek for alerting his parents to a house fire and getting them out safely.
Renovate or build new? In some instances, new schools can be built for less than the cost to repair
As revealed in great detail in a master plan and facilities assessment, the current state of the 30 schools that make up Pueblo City Schools (D60) is, at best, feeble. Highlighted in a series of Pueblo Chieftain articles as well as two recent town hall forums, the plan/assessment crafted by MOA Arch
The Home Front: Officials vow to protect a rare albino deer
Your daily roundup of the biggest stories from newspapers across Colorado. “A proposed deer harvesting program within Cañon City and adjacent areas of Fremont County would help with the deer overpopulation in the area, but it also would protect the rare albino deer living in the heart of the city,”
Sheriff Elder loses court case regarding ICE holds
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder lost a court case on Dec. 6 when a state district judge ruled against his contention that he could legally hold people in jail at the request of federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.