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Colorado's most destructive fire nears containmentupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 21:47:00

The most destructive fire in Colorado's history is now 90% contained, officials said Wednesday.

Extreme Heat and Colorado Wildfiresupdated: Mon Jul 02 2012 16:42:00

Rob Marciano is live in Colorado Springs, CO where the Waldo Canyon Fire rages. Also get an update on the extreme heat.

Woman records fire evacuationupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 11:19:00

A Colorado resident films her evacuation from the Waldo Canyon Fire, which claimed her home of 18 years.

Colorado residents evacuate before fireupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 08:57:00

More evacuations have been ordered due to Colorado's Waldo Canyon Fire.

Calmer winds may aid Colorado firefighters in epic battleupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 07:03:00

Calming winds could help Colorado firefighters gain ground Thursday on an explosive wildfire that has devoured more than 15,500 acres and chased 36,000 people from their homes near Colorado Springs.

High winds fueling Colo. wildfireupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 07:03:00

Rob Marciano reports on the weather conditions preventing first responders from containing the Colorado wildfire.

Colorado fire 'smacks you in the face'updated: Wed Jun 27 2012 18:02:00

Neighborhoods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are evacuated as the Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to spread.

Help for wildfire evacuees and first respondersupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 18:02:00

A raging wildfire has forced 32,000 residents to evacuate their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Extreme heat and winds gusting to 65 mph fueled the Waldo Canyon Fire as it broke through containment lines Tuesday afternoon.

Evacuees watch and hope homes remainupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 17:41:00

Thousands of Colorado residents are being forced to abandon their homes as wildfires spread. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

New app tracks Colorado wildfiresupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 17:26:00

"Uh-oh, I smell smoke again, hang on ..."

Fast-growing wildfire breaches lines, moves into Colorado Cityupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 23:05:00

A wind-fueled wildfire of epic proportions breached fire lines Tuesday and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, prompting at least 32,000 new evacuations in the city and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities said.

Wildfire photographer works amid chaosupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 05:34:00

Photographer Kari Greer's images reveal the grueling, thankless fight done by America's wildfire heroes.

Wildfires burn across Colorado, Utah; force more than 10,000 from homesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2012 05:34:00

Hot, dry and windy conditions -- which have fueled rampaging wildfires across Colorado and forced more than 10,000 people from their homes -- will continue to plague the region through at least midweek.

Wildfires burn across Colorado, thousands evacuatedupdated: Sun Jun 24 2012 17:42:00

Dry and hot conditions were allowing a spate of wildfires to burn across Colorado on Sunday, forcing thousands of people into shelters and cutting off access to some of the state's largest national forests.

Sanford picks interim police chief amid Martin controversyupdated: Wed May 02 2012 15:48:00

Sanford, Florida, city officials have chosen a former Colorado police chief as an interim replacement for the top cop who stepped aside during the furor over February's killing of an unarmed teen.

Officials: Charges expected against airman in Colo. standoffupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 13:22:00

An armed airman who allegedly barricaded himself inside a building on a Colorado air base is awaiting sentencing on unrelated charges and will likely face additional charges, the base said Tuesday.

People.com: Ted Haggard to Play Celebrity Wife Swapupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 03:49:00

Haggard, who left his church after a sex and drug scandal, will reportedly swap spouses with Gary Busey

Money Magazine: Where to find the best savings rateupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 14:36:00

With savings rates hovering around record lows for the past two years, keeping your money parked in cash has become a losing proposition. After all, savings accounts now average just 0.17%; money-market funds, 0.01%; and even one-year CDs pay only 0.44% -- in a year you'll earn barely 50¢ for every $100 you invest. And that's before taxes, never mind inflation.

Money Magazine: My wife and I want to donate to different causesupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 16:48:00

My wife prefers to donate to religious charities and hates it when I donate to environmental ones or any other one she doesn't approve of. Got a solution? -- E.J., Colorado Springs

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Jul 11 2011 16:06:00

[Updated 4 p.m. ET, Monday, July 11] This photo is from Arches National Park in eastern Utah.

CNNMoney: Colorado Springs enjoys swift revivalupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 05:34:00

The streetlights are on. The parks are being watered and weeded. The buses are running on Saturdays.

Fast-moving Colorado wildfire about half containedupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 07:40:00

Firefighters were getting a handle Thursday evening on a Colorado wildfire that caused 9,500 residents at one point to evacuate, officials said.

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Coloradoupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 19:10:00

A Delta Air Lines flight reporting an engine problem made an emergency landing Thursday at the Colorado Springs, Colorado, airport, officials said.

Delta plane makes emergency landingupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 19:10:00

Delta Flight 1921 is diverted to Colorado Springs Airport due to a problem with one of its engines.

Fugitive gets 14 years in prison after 14 years on the lamupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 18:49:00

A Colorado Springs, Colorado, man who spent 14 years on the run will spend the next 14 years in federal prison, plus another three years on supervised release for drug crimes and failure to appear, the federal Department of Justice said Friday.

City shuts off lights to saveupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 12:48:00

Colorado Springs, Colorado, is turning off street lamps and removing trash bins to close a budget gap. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

City removes trash cans, streetlights to save cashupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 12:48:00

If you come to a neighborhood park in Colorado Springs, plan on bringing your own trash bags.

Money Magazine: 3 ways to use your tax refundupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 10:45:00

Question: I'm trying to figure out what to do with my $500 tax refund. I'm looking to save for the long-term rather than waste it on a TV. Any suggestions? -- Chez, Colorado Springs

Money Magazine: Stick with your financial dietupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 11:32:00

If there's one thing to thank this miserable recession for, it's that a lot of us are now much more thoughtful about our finances than we used to be. These days, Americans are padding their emergency funds, trimming expenses, and reducing risk in their portfolios.

10 more airports tapped for baggage screening upgradesupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 17:52:00

Some $700 million in economic stimulus money intended to upgrade baggage screening systems at airports will go further than originally expected, Department of Homeland Security officials said Wednesday.

People.com: Kelsey Grammer's Plea Helps Keep Sister's Killer in Prisonupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 09:52:00

In a statement to the parole board, the actor says Karen Elisa Gammer's murder "very nearly destroyed me"

Radical rest: Creative ways to (finally!) relaxupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 12:23:00

It's four days into your vacation and you still haven't been able to let go: You're fretting about your end-of-month reports, answering e-mails from coworkers, and now your boss wants to know if she can conference you in on a call tomorrow.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Purdue's Robbie Hummel on Twitter, Coach Painter, moreupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 15:35:00

The latest subject in SI.com's hoops Q&A series is Purdue forward Robbie Hummel, who's currently playing for the U.S. World University Games team in Belgrade, Serbia. As a sophomore last season, Hummel averaged 12.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while battling a nagging lower- back injury, and the Boilermakers finished 27-10 and lost to UConn in the Sweet 16. I caught up with Hummel during the World University Games trials in Colorado Springs, and the following is an edited transcript of our conversation.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Q&A with Washington State's Klay Thompsonupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 12:46:00

The latest subject in SI.com's Hoops Q&A series is Washington State guard Klay Thompson, who's currently playing for USA Basketball in the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Zealand. As a freshman, he averaged 12.5 points and 4.2 rebounds for a team that finished 16-14. He's the son of former No. 1 draft pick Mychal Thompson, who played in the NBA for the Blazers and Lakers. I spoke with Klay in Colorado Springs before he left for New Zealand. The following is an edited transcript of our conversation.

SI.com: Luke Winn: Despite draft buzz, Brackins puts NBA on hold to return to Iowa Stateupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 16:24:00

While the first round of the NBA draft unfolded last Thursday night, Iowa State's Craig Brackins was on a flight from Chicago to Belgrade, Serbia, for the World University Games. He'd spent the previous nine days in Colorado Springs, Colo., first auditioning, then practicing with the 12-man U.S. team, and as he sat in Chicago's O'Hare airport a few minutes before boarding, with noises of gate agents in the background of his phone call, he sounded a bit torn. "It's cool that I'm representing the country," Brackins said, "but at the same time, there's the thought that, you know, I could be [in the draft] today. It almost seems like I traded that for this."

SI.com: Seth Davis: Washington, Missouri among teams to watch next seasonupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 14:40:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Last week I was on hand at the U.S. Olympic Training Center to watch USA Basketball assemble the teams that will compete next month at the World University Games and the FIBA Under 19 World Championships. Last Friday, I weighed in with notes and observations on the three dozen college players who took part in the trials. Today, I've emptied my notebook from my visits with several college coaches who were also in attendance.

SI.com: Seth Davis: Ohio State's Turner, Purdue's Hummel shine at national team trialsupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:55:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- What do you get when you take three dozen of the best college basketball players in America, 12 of the top college coaches and bring them into one gymnasium for a good old-fashioned tryout?

SI.com: USA Basketball picks 19-and-under; World University Games rostersupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 17:37:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball announced the final rosters for its U-19 World Championship and World University Games teams on Thursday, after conducting concurrent trials over the previous two days.

Money Magazine: A bear to rememberupdated: Mon May 25 2009 11:37:00

Back in March, when stocks were plunging to new, 12-year lows, you probably came down with a major case of PITS: plummeting-investment trauma syndrome. The symptoms: nausea and depression whenever you thought about your shrinking nest egg.

'Bounty Hunter' reality TV star says fugitive shot at himupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 07:00:00

A fugitive fired a shot at bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman when he tried to apprehend him Tuesday night, the reality TV star told police.

Money Magazine: The high cost of expenses and emotionsupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 10:11:00

You've heard it a million times: Investing expenses and errors can be costly to your long-term gains. But how much do they actually cost you? One way to think about it is in terms of how much money you'll be able to live on in retirement. The difference in your standard of living can be dramatic.

Battling for votes: Creating, keeping U.S. jobsupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 08:47:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado: New jobs and keeping them from going overseas.

'I'm running to create wealth'updated: Fri Oct 31 2008 08:47:00

Sen. John McCain says Sen. Barack Obama is 'running to punish the successful' and will raise taxes on Americans.

Money Magazine: Your Money: Keeping it safeupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 16:18:00

Scared yet? The U.S. stock market suffered a massive selloff on Monday and though it regained some ground on Tuesday, prospects of a bear market and a recession loom large.

Sect challenges legality of search warrant, raid updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 18:29:00

Authorities knew reports of alleged abuse at a polygamist sect's Texas ranch were questionable before they raided the compound, attorneys for the ranch's families said in court documents Thursday.

Phone number links woman to sect case, document saysupdated: Wed Apr 23 2008 22:19:00

One of the telephone numbers used to report claims of abuse at a polygamist sect's Texas ranch was previously associated with a Colorado woman whom authorities have named a "person of interest," a court document says.

Hoax led to Texas raid?updated: Wed Apr 23 2008 22:19:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the possible hoax that led to the Texas polygamist raid.

FSB: Luring prospects to your websiteupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 09:28:00

Dear FSB: I own www.Off-BaseHousing.com, an online real estate advertising company that specializes in military communities. We help military men and women find homes for sale and rent near military bases. With 500,000 military families relocating each year, we get a lot of military families visiting our website looking for homes. However, we are lacking home advertisements to meet the demand. How can I reach home owners that are trying to sell or rent their homes?

FSB: Building to a million-dollar businessupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 09:50:00

Dear FSB: I own a very small real-estate advertising company that provides services online to the military market. For several years I've researched and run the numbers and the answer I keep getting is: there is a need and little competition. I could be a $1 million company. But no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get the exposure! What can I do that's not going to cost me tens of thousands of dollars?

FSB: Get your clothing line into gift shopsupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 18:30:00

Dear FSB: I have created a line of clothing that spreads a positive message of love, encouragement and manifesting one's destiny. I would love to have this clothing offered in hospital and school gift shops. Also, I believe that they would be very uplifting and perfect for charities and other groups that cater to those with illnesses or the less fortunate. Please tell me where I should start. What's the most efficient way to present a product to these buyers? Do I have to approach them one by one?

SI.com: SI FLASHBACK: Sun sets on Goose's careerupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 17:54:00

THE BUSHES need trimming. The barn out back is in need of repair. The green '57 Chevy, the first car he ever called his own, stands like some beleaguered sentry over the backyard, awaiting a fresh coat of paint before it becomes his eldest son's car. The carpet must be cleaned (thanks to the puppy) and the hay over at the cattle ranch needs to be baled, and surely he cannot forget his promise to take the three boys fishing. There is much for Rich (Goose) Gossage to do, and goodness knows he has the time to get around to all of it.

Police hunt gunman who killed 2 at missionary centerupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 00:40:00

Police in Arvada, Colorado, searched for a killer on Sunday, while a school for missionaries mourned the deaths of two of the gunman's victims and prayed for two others whom he wounded.

Missionary center shootingupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 00:40:00

A shooting at a missionary training center in Arvada, outside Denver, Colorado, left two people dead and two wounded.

Shooting witnessupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 00:18:00

A witness to the church shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, describes what he saw.

Gunman killed after opening fire at churchupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 00:18:00

A gunman attacked worshippers at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, megachurch Sunday afternoon, killing one person and wounding four others before being killed by a security staff member, the city's police chief said.

SI.com: Cory McCartney: At Air Force, summer is about self-relianceupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 02:57:00

Center Blaine Guenther spent part of his summer in Kadena, Japan, safety Bobby Giannini logged time in Langley, Va., and other teammates were scattered from China to Florida. Chaos? Sure, but for Air Force, it's a typical summer.

SI.com: Intern of the Week: Suzanne Grassel (US Olympic Committee)updated: Thu Aug 02 2007 05:01:00

Name: Suzanne Grassel School: Syracuse Age: 21 Major: Magazine journalism and sport management Job: Media Intern, USA Boxing, USOC Paid/unpaid: Paid School Credit: Yes Hours: 8-5, Monday-Friday Duration: May 30-Aug. 27 (with a week off in the middle)

SI.com: Seth Davis: The skinny on 15 stars in the makingupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 02:50:00

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

SI.com: 2008 Olympic Preview: Bring On the Worldupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 02:13:00

The long, low-slung wrestling room at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is not a welcoming space. There are no windows or air conditioning. Sweat streaks not only the mats but also the padding on the walls. During a typical two-hour practice session for the men's freestyle team, when the activity of roughly 30 wrestlers pushes the temperature well over 80�, the atmosphere gets downright ripe. The only sounds, besides the commands of coaches, are the grunts of combatants, the thuds of falling bodies and the occasional yelps of pain. It is a room in which the weak don't stand a chance.

Your e-mails: The family of the futureupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 16:09:00

As part of our Welcome to the Future special report, we recently asked for your thoughts on the future of the family.

Your comments: Army 'officers,' 'Idol' votes and rites of passageupdated: Fri Mar 24 2006 14:34:00

This is a sampling of comments received during the past week.

Money Magazine: Should I sock away gold?updated: Fri Jan 20 2006 09:44:00

Q. I want to invest up to $50,000 in gold bullion to hedge against a decline in the dollar's value. What is the best way for me to do this?

Military ponders disaster response unitupdated: Tue Oct 11 2005 16:52:00

The U.S. Northern Command is considering establishing a new military unit capable of quick response to major natural disasters, like hurricanes, floods or earthquakes, according to NorthCom officials familiar with the internal discussions about the concept.

Mark Shields: Catholic contradictions and politicsupdated: Mon May 31 2004 14:17:00

To his mostly conservative admirers, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, is admired for being candid in speech and rock solid on social issues. To his critics, mostly non-conservatives, Santorum is judged abrasive and too quick to demonize political adversaries.

Money Magazine: 10 Best Places To Live 2002updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

IN OUR 16TH SURVEY OF AMERICA'S TOP TOWNS WE LOOK AT 10 BIG CITIES WHERE PEOPLE ARE MOVING AND REAL ESTATE IS BOOMING, AND FIND THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUBURBS FOR LASTING VALUE, QUALITY OF LIFE...

Money Magazine: Denver, Coloradoupdated: Tue Nov 19 2002 06:25:00

Denver was born during the Gold Rush in 1859 -- flakes of the precious metal were discovered in 1858 near where midtown is today -- and boomed again during the telecom gold rush of the 1990s.

Money Magazine: Checking Out Cold Medicines, Vitamins, Diabetes Careupdated: Thu Feb 01 2001 00:01:00

A new reason to eat spinach

Fortune: Northern Exposure So long, Sunbelt. More and more Americans are choosing to spend their retirement years updated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

Cancel the flight south. Put away those Bermuda shorts. The rules of retirement have changed. For some inexplicable reason, spending six sun-scorched hours a day on the golf course and then lining ...

Money Magazine: Manage Your Miles Why do Americans waste billions of frequent-flier miles a year?updated: Mon Mar 01 1999 00:01:00

Here's how my brother Eric spent his Christmas vacation--or part of it anyway. On Dec. 26, he left his home in Manhattan and drove to Newark International Airport, where he boarded a Continental fl...

Money Magazine: LITTLE-KNOWN SOURCES OF SCHOLARSHIP AID FOR COLLEGEupdated: Wed Nov 01 1995 00:01:00

WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF OVERWHELMED BY the prospect of a $100,000 price tag for your child's college education, stop and take a deep breath. There's a good chunk of free scholarship money available,...

Money Magazine: WHERE TO FIND TOP-YIELDING CDS FOR YOUR IRAupdated: Sat Apr 01 1995 00:01:00

As the april 17 deadline for 1994 individual Retirement Account contributions nears, many banks are trying to woo retirement savers by touting special rates on certificates of deposit for IRAs. New...

Money Magazine: GIVING THE NAVIGATORS SPREADS LOW-KEY EVANGELISM ON THE CHEAPupdated: Thu Dec 01 1994 00:01:00

This year's most cost-efficient religious charity, The Navigators, is an evangelical group that's doing just fine without a charismatic, self-promoting leader of the Jimmy Swaggert/Jim Bakker strip...

Money Magazine: CUTTING THE DEFICIT updated: Fri Oct 01 1993 00:01:00

"Squabble," the "cut-the-deficit game" in your July issue, is great fun to play. The game also brings home a reality: We can't win simply by making spending cuts; the deficit cannot be substantiall...

Fortune: THE ALLURE OF SMALLER CITIESupdated: Mon Oct 22 1990 00:01:00

Companies shopping for locations should consider a lesson car buyers learned years ago: Small to midsize models often do the job more efficiently than bigger, better-known alternatives. As growth o...

Fortune: A WELCOME MAT IN THE ROCKIESupdated: Mon Jun 05 1989 00:01:00

Looking for a wonderful community in which to build your new plant or * headquarters? There's a great little Alpine city where houses are cheap, the work ethic intact, traffic jams virtually unknow...

Money Magazine: How to Borrow Like a Pro Credit leverage can help you fly higher if you learn how to manage it instead of letting it manage you.updated: Wed Apr 01 1987 00:01:00

Let's face it. Few Americans can live like Americans without some debt. The house, the car and the college education are necessities that the large majority of us must pay for on the installment pl...

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