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El Paso County

Resident Melissa Walker talks with CBS4's Stan Bush. (credit: CBS)

Tumbleweeds Invade Fountain Neighborhood

High winds are to blame for a shockingly large amount of tumbleweeds that have blown into a neighborhood south of Colorado Springs.

03/19/2014

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Report Claims Report Claims Firefighters Secretly Told To Protect Commander’s Home

A report ordered by the Black Forest Fire Department claims firefighters were secretly told to protect the home of a commander with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department.

03/15/2014

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Tax Aid For Disaster-Destroyed Homes Advances

Colorado residents who lost their homes in last year’s floods and wildfires could get property-tax relief under a bill advancing in the state legislature.

03/12/2014

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Controversy Surrounds Report On Black Forest Fire

A new report on the Black Forest wildfire calls the local fire chief a hero for his actions when the massive blaze broke out but the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the report is loaded with inaccuracies.

02/19/2014

Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Agency To Discuss Response To Black Forest Fire

The fire department that first responded to a wildfire that killed two people in the Black Forest community last year says it will publicly discuss the findings of a review of how it reacted to the blaze.

02/19/2014

An image from the scene (credit: Chaffee County Times)

Suspected Bomb Found In Buena Vista Turns Out Harmless

A device that authorities feared might be a bomb in the bed of a pickup in a Colorado mountain town wasn’t an explosive after all, the sheriff said Tuesday.

02/18/2014

Roger Dale Price (credit: CBI)

Colorado’s Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested Near Colorado Springs

The most wanted sex offender in Colorado is now in police custody.

02/06/2014

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El Paso County Ex-Deputy Gets Prison In Investment Scheme

A former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of running a Ponzi scheme that lost more than $200,000 of investors’ money.

02/05/2014

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Will Flood Victims Pay Property Tax? Bill Says No

In the coming weeks, state lawmakers will discuss legislation that aims to provide a measure of help for the longtime Lyons resident and hundreds of others in similar situations across northern Colorado.

01/26/2014

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Colorado GOP Constituents Also Depend On Jobless Aid

When federal emergency unemployment benefits expired last month, the effects ran deep in a Colorado county marked by two exit ramps off Interstate 25 – one leading to the conservative religious group Focus on the Family, the other to the Fort Carson Army post.

01/14/2014

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