Colorado Springs City Council today voted to approve funds geared toward surveillance cameras downtown along Tejon Street, the Gazette reports. Police Chief Pete Carey previously told KRCC the idea for the cameras was to both address crime, and address the perception of crime in the downtown area…

A railroad tie manufacturer could hire more than 100 employees at a new facility in Pueblo…

The Colorado Department of Human Services has agreed to reduce the amount of time people charged with crimes must wait for mental illness evaluations to determine if they are fit for trial.

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