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Tens of Thousands Flee Colorado Fires

Waldo Canyon fire breaches Colorado Springs fire lines

(Newser) - At least 32,000 people have been evacuated from the Colorado Springs area as the monster Waldo Springs wildfire continues to burn out of control. Witnesses described "apocalyptic" scenes as the fire, which has breached fire lines and destroyed an unknown number of homes, unleashed waves of flame and...

Colorado Wildfires Destroy 250 Homes, Ravage Parkland

Worst fire season in decade

(Newser) - More than 11,000 Colorado residents—and tourists—have been ordered to evacuate as eight wildfires burn across the state, destroying homes and threatening popular sightseeing spots. Vacation cabins in Estes Park have already been destroyed and the main entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed. Smoke threatens...

Eggs-treme Parents Force Easter Hunt Cancellation

Too-aggressive mom, dad hopped to help their kids

(Newser) - How aggressive were the parents at last year's Colorado Springs Easter egg hunt (which, yes, is a hunt designed for their kids)? Well, the event has been canceled this year. The scene last April: Parents jumped a rope early to nudge their children toward plastic eggs filled with candy....

Paralyzed Man to Wheel Up 14,000-Foot Pikes Peak

Glen House will propel up the Colorado mountain this weekend

(Newser) - A 13-mile hike up a 14,100-foot mountain would be challenging for anyone, let alone someone with a physical disability. Tomorrow, a 42-year-old paralyzed Colorado man will do it in a wheelchair. Glen House will be one of about 450 hikers participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge for charity, and...

Broke Cops Hire Civilians to Investigate Crimes

Amateur policing is catching on

(Newser) - With budgets strapped at all levels of local government, police agencies around the country are turning to civilians to handle jobs once reserved for uniformed officers—up to and including investigating crime scenes. In San Francisco, for example, these amateur cops have been tasked with investigating burglaries and property crimes,...

Colorado Springs Becomes Tea Party Paradise

Cash-strapped government shrinks and shrinks

(Newser) - Just how conservative is Colorado Springs? So conservative that even the Wall Street Journal says it’s “Taking Small Government to the Extreme.” The town is strapped for cash, but voters have rejected a tax increase, urging the government to slash services instead. Letters to the town council...

Colo. Town Censors Busty Avenue Q Puppet

Billboard firm decides puppet cleavage too racy for Colorado Springs

(Newser) - Avenue Q puppet Lucy the Slut is too slutty for the fine people of Colorado Springs, according to a local billboard company. The firm decided that a bus stop ad for the risque Broadway show which featured Lucy in a top revealing plenty of puppet cleavage "wasn't appropriate for...

America's Top 10 Cities
 America's Top 10 Cities 

America's Top 10 Cities

Combination of good jobs, good housing, and good times has Houston atop list

(Newser) - The best cities are those where you can not only find work and affordable housing, but are also infused with culture and creativity, Kiplinger's Personal Finance writes. Its (somewhat surprising) top 10:
  1. Houston: Flush with museums, nightlife, and a teeming job market.

Colo. Church Gunman 'Hated Christians'

Was expelled from missionary school where he killed 2

(Newser) - The gunman at two Colorado church shootings yesterday had been expelled from the missionary school where killed two people, the AP reports. He also sent the school hate mail in recent weeks and may have "hated Christians," police said. The school admitted that it had kicked out the...

Link Sought in Church Shootings
Link Sought in Church Shootings

Link Sought in Church Shootings

Another victim dead; police to search suburban house

(Newser) - Investigators believe there may be a link between deadly shooting sprees yesterday at two Colorado religious sites—a megachurch in Colorado Springs and a Christian missionary center outside Denver. A second victim has died from wounds suffered at the New Light Church, where a guard killed the black-clad gunman who...

Gunman Dead in Church Attack
Gunman Dead in Church Attack

Gunman Dead in Church Attack

Suspect nabbed in Haggard church incident; no link yet

(Newser) - The gunman who opened fire at a Colorado megachurch today killed one and wounded four before being fatally shot by a security guard, CNN reports. Police Chief Richard Myers called the guard at New Life Church "a courageous security staff member who probably saved many lives today." Some...

4 Shot at Haggard's Colo. Church
4 Shot at Haggard's Colo. Church

4 Shot at Haggard's Colo. Church

Unclear if related to earlier shooting at missionary center 70 miles away

(Newser) - Gunfire struck Colorado Christians a second time today, hitting at least four people in the parking lot of Ted Haggard's New Life Church this afternoon, the AP reports. It was unclear if the incident, in Colorado Springs, was linked to two earlier shooting deaths at a missionary training center 70...

Fido-Friendly Vacation Spots
Fido-Friendly Vacation Spots

Fido-Friendly Vacation Spots

If vacation isn't vacation without Rover, consider one of these ten pet-friendly towns or your next trip

(Newser) - Man's best friend has become a member of the family, so why shouldn't he get a break, too?  Make it fun and easy to travel with your pet by visiting one of these hound-hangout towns MSNBC recommends:
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Long Beach, CA
  3. Carmel, CA

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