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Efforts to pay for the new Summit Complex at the top of Pikes Peak are a few cents closer, after Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers emptied his pocket change and became the first donor to a new fundraising campaign.

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Update at 12:12 p.m. on 6/28/2019:

Gen. John "Jay" Raymond was confirmed by the full Senate to lead U.S. Space command in a vote on June 27, 2019. In a statement to KUNC, the general said he was "humbled and honored" to be confirmed and called space "absolutely critical" to "our daily lives."

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President Donald Trump will deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduation ceremony next month.

The White House announced Thursday that Trump will travel to Colorado Springs, Colorado, on May 30 to speak to the graduates.

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Officials say two people were injured after their bicycles were caught in a booby trap on a Colorado Springs trail.

KRDO-TV reported Wednesday that the bicyclists were recently riding across a bridge on the Rock Island Trail when their bikes hit a trip line.

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State foresters are urging residents near Colorado Springs to cut and treat the trees and branches downed by the powerful storm that struck the area in mid-March.

The Gazette reports the Colorado State Forest Service is looking to avoid an infestation of bark beetles that tend to prey on small, newly fallen trees and branches.

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Recreational vehicle parking on all Colorado Springs streets will soon be illegal.

The Gazette reports the Colorado Springs City Council voted on Tuesday to pass an ordinance that will bar RVs from parking downtown.

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Officials say hundreds of fish were killed last week during the devastating hailstorm that hit areas near Colorado Springs.

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Colorado Springs has launched a new campaign that aims to curtail panhandling by encouraging residents to give elsewhere.

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If you want to get Israel Del Toro talking, check out the photos on his walls at home.

"There's pictures of guys I met," he says. "Athletes - most of them are athletes because I love sports."

Del Toro, or "DT" as his friends call him, is a senior master sergeant who teaches parachute jumping at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

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In the concert industry, Colorado has long been considered a “flyover state,” but Denver still ranks in the top 10 for the amount of live music.