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Past articles by Rachel:

El Paso County jail supervisor left post amid sexual harassment complaints, reports show

An El Paso County Sheriff’s Office employee resigned from his post as a supervisor in the jail’s laundry last fall amid allegations that he preyed upon female inmates, making unwanted → Read More

'Scar Wars' reclaimed a mountainside but times have changed

Colorado Springs has successfully removed a mountainside scar before. → Read More

2015 slope movement impacted land near Gold Hill Mesa

A 2015 slope failure affected land near a plot that's now slated for development at Gold Hill Mesa, representatives of the developer acknowledged. → Read More

Developer: Additional soil testing being conducted at Gold Hill Mesa expansion site

The developer at Gold Hill Mesa has commissioned more testing on a plot where dozens of homes are planned after concerns were raised by state geologists last fall about whether → Read More

El Paso County Sheriff's Office releases footage of jail death

Guards piled on a 44-year-old man, trying to restrain him as he flailed on the floor, in the minutes before his death at the El Paso County jail on Jan. → Read More

Manitou City Council authorizes voter-approved arts tax; collections to begin July 1

The Manitou Springs City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure to authorize collection of a voter-approved arts and culture sales tax, reversing a decision by the past council that → Read More

10 deputies on administrative leave as city investigates inmate death at El Paso County Jail

Ten deputies were placed on paid administrative leave while the city investigates the death of an inmate at El Paso County Jail Friday night, said a spokeswoman for the El → Read More

Denver deputy cited in road-rage race in I-25 'Gap'

A Denver sheriff's deputy is facing charges of reckless endangerment after authorities say he drove a van with three inmates in the back more at than 90 mph through the → Read More

Colorado State Patrol: Crashes up 60% along I-25 'Gap' obstacle course

Crashes have skyrocketed as the Interstate 25 'Gap' from Monument to Castle Rock has been transformed into an 18-mile obstacle course of lane shifts and Jersey walls. → Read More

Controversy, questions as city weighs Garden of the Gods photography fee

Colorado Springs might require wedding and portrait photographers and videographers to pay $500 annually to take images of clients at Garden of the Gods, parks officials said Tuesday. → Read More

Privately-owned jail in El Paso County housing over 600 inmates slated to close

On Nov. 1, Gov. Jared Polis announced through his budget request his intention to close down the Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center, a privately-owned prison in Colorado Springs. → Read More

Black Forest woman dies from injuries in Christmas Day fire

A woman severely injured in a Christmas morning house fire in Black Forest has died, the El Paso County Coroner's Office said Thursday. → Read More

Denver's controversial urban camping ban ruled unconstitutional

Denver County Court Judge Johnny Barajas ruled on Friday that the city's controversial camping ban is unconstitutional. → Read More

Colorado Springs Utilities joining energy pact that will cut customers' bills

Colorado Springs Utilities this spring will join a power provider pact that’s expected to save millions of dollars annually that will help reduce customers’ bills and increase its use of → Read More

Where to recycle Christmas trees in Colorado Springs

Christmas might be over, but the evergreen at the center of your holiday celebrations can still serve a purpose. The annual TreeCycle event in Colorado Springs accepts Christmas trees, turns → Read More

Construction to begin early next year on new Green Mountain Falls fire station

More than three years after voters in the Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire Protection District approved a tax hike for a new fire station, construction is set to begin next → Read More

Mountain Metropolitan Transit to add 2 electric buses with federal grant money

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will add two more zero-emission buses to its fledgling electric fleet thanks to a $1.62 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. → Read More

Mountain Metropolitan Transit to increase weekend service in Colorado Springs

Mountain Metropolitan Transit is revving up weekend bus service on more than a dozen routes. → Read More

Denver transit agency backtracks on decision, OKs plan for Medal of Honor museum entrance

Heeding pleas from state and local officials, Denver’s Regional Transportation District decided Tuesday to approve a plan to make the city a more attractive candidate for the National Medal of → Read More

Lawsuit blames 2017 death at El Paso County jail on deputies' 'excessive' use of force

A man who died at the El Paso County jail in 2017 would still be alive if six sheriff’s deputies hadn’t used “excessive and unreasonable force” while restraining him during → Read More