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Woman killed in Colorado Springs fire at two mobile home parks on Thursday

The fire destroyed eight homes at Skylark Mobile Home Park and at the neighboring Falcon Mobile Home Park

News

Jim Morrissey: Not everyone figures Space Command move is “reasonable”

Opinion

Decision to move U.S. Space Command out of Colorado to Alabama was “reasonable,” Defense report says

Air Force officials “complied with law and policy” in their decision process, according to a new report from the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General.

News

Colorado’s largest county jail is having one of its deadliest years of the decade — after just five months

A 48-year-old man who was found unresponsive in his cell at the El Paso County jail in April was the fourth inmate to die there in 2022 — and the seventh in roughly seven months.

Crime and Courts

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SunLit

A rare conviction and tearful Capitol testimony are intensifying pressure to reform Colorado’s guardianship system

Elder abuse prevention advocates are cheering the conviction of a Colorado Springs conservator accused of stealing from her wards. And lawmakers hear emotional testimony from loved ones with guardians.

Politics and Government

“An incredible frustration”: Boulder County fire officials have long sought better wildfire escape routes

The concern about escape paths has gained new urgency after the 2021 Marshall fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County.

Wildfire

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SunLit

Colorado Springs police officer arrested on suspicion of child abuse

Shane Reed was arrested Friday after detectives learned he was allegedly engaged in criminal activity

Crime and Courts

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SunLit

How Colorado startups attracted $6.8 billion in venture investments last year 

A record venture capital year is credited to the budding Colorado ecosystem for startups and talent in the works for more than a decade

Business

Child abuse victims can now avoid police stations, reduce trauma at first-of-its-kind center in Colorado Springs

Safe Passage is now home to the city’s crimes against children unit, child protection caseworkers, forensic nurses, therapists and an abuse prevention nonprofit

News

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SunLit

Colorado Springs reaches $3 million settlement in fatal police shooting of De’Von Bailey

De'Von Bailey's death spurred protests against the use of excessive force by police and helped lead to several police accountability laws in Colorado.

Crime and Courts

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SunLit

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SunLit

What’s Working: Colorado Springs is the only metro area that has recovered all jobs lost in the pandemic

Statewide, 85.7% of the jobs lost during COVID are back. Plus: Wages are up, unemployment rate falls again and another look at the true unemployed.

Economy

A meticulous restoration of the Air Force Academy’s chapel is taking longer than expected

The more than $150 million renovation of the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is going to take months — or perhaps more than a year — longer than originally expected

Culture

Passenger jumps out of plane from Colorado Springs as it taxis at Phoenix airport

The man's identity wasn't immediately released, and it wasn't immediately clear why he jumped from Flight 4236 after its arrival at Sky Harbor International Airport

News

4,000 cars, one exit: Residents in growing neighborhoods worry their new neighbors could crowd wildfire escape routes

Proposed developments in Conifer and Colorado Springs have raised concern over wildfire preparedness as fires become more intense and the state continues to grow.

Wildfire
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