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An open letter signed by four former volunteers and employees, plus their supporters and members of nongovernmental organizations operating in Thailand, of The Exodus Road, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that works to fight human trafficking, accuses staff members and leadership of serio…

Sen. Pete Lee, D-SD11, has been appointed to an independent panel that will investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct at the Colorado Judiciary and provide recommendations to improve the culture of Colorado’s judicial branch. The creation of the investigative panel comes after reporti…

"A delightful mix of Western charms" is a description of Colorado Springs from TripAdvisor, which listed the city as seventh on a list of 25 top emerging travel destinations in the world, the city and Visit Colorado Springs, the tourism bureau, said in a news release.

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Since June 2019, the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center has reported four suicides, a sharp increase since the last previously reported suicide in 2009. According to recent reporting by Reuters, which filed more than 1,500 public records requests to compile data on inmate populations, he…

Colorado Springs School District 11 has notified all staff members at Mitchell High School that they will be released from their current work assignments at the end of this school year. They will have to reapply if they wish to continue working at Mitchell High School for the 2021-2022 acade…

Colorado Parks and Wildlife returned five orphaned black bear cubs to the wild Jan 27. The cubs were “denned” on Pikes Peak, where CPW had built two artificial habitats. Once there, the cubs, still tranquilized, were placed in their new homes. Once the tranquilizers wear off, the cubs are ex…

According to documents obtained by the Indy, the El Paso County Republicans will be using United American Defense Force (UADF), the armed wing of conservative political group FEC United, as security for its Feb. 6 Central Committee Meeting. During the Central Committee Meeting, county and di…

The 2021 Book of Lists Reception, presented Jan. 28 by the Indy's sister publication, the Colorado Springs Business Journal, featured Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers; Tatiana Bailey, director of the UCCS Economic Forum; and Aikta Marcoulier director of the Pikes Peak Small Business Devel…

The Colorado Springs Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission (LETAC) held the first in a series of listening and learning sessions Tuesday, Jan. 19. The sessions are organized around one of four topics: communication, racial bias, crisis response and use of force. The comm…

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Colorado’s vaccine distribution plan has entered Phase 1B as vaccine providers such as Peak Vista Community Health Centers began inoculating people age 70 and older, the next-highest priority after frontline health care workers (1A). Phase 1 (which is broken into two parts) is anticipated to…

Colorado Springs City Council approved Jan. 12 annexing nearly 900 acres north of the 18,500-acre Banning Lewis Ranch on the city’s east side, at the request of owner Nor’wood Development Group. The subdivision will include houses and some commercial development.

Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a fire at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan the morning of Jan. 12, closing northbound Nevada Avenue at East Polk Street.

Gov. Jared Polis says Colorado officials were lied to about additional COVID-19 vaccine doses in a phone call with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Health Alex Azar earlier this week.