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More than 100 Colorado Springs community members gathered together Saturday night in Memorial Park for a vigil following the recent deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers.

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A fire in Fremont County, dubbed the Hayden Pass Fire, has reached at least 5000 acres as of early Sunday evening, and officials have called in a Type 2 incident command team. The fire is burning near Highway 50 and County Road 6, also known as Hayden Creek Road.

Per the Fremont County Sheriff's Office as of Sunday 7/10/16 at 10:50 PM, those in the Coaldale area near County Road 6 and the Fox Creek subdivision are on a pre-evacuation status. Anyone on County Road 6 south of CR 45 is on a mandatory evacuation notice effective Monday morning at 7 AM.  Large animals are being taken in at the Chaffee County Fair Grounds.  Authorities say if anything changes overnight, they'll send out a reverse 911 call.

Colorado Springs PrideFest

Colorado Springs PrideFest takes place this weekend in America the Beautiful Park.

Holly Pretsky / KRCC

Law enforcement leaders and others in Colorado Springs and El Paso County held a press conference today in response to incidents of violence across the country this week and in the past, including the shootings in Dallas last night that left five officers dead.

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Hundreds of residents of Security, Widefield and Fountain attended a community meeting Thursday to learn more about potentially harmful chemicals recently detected in area drinking water.  The chemicals are called Perfluorinated Compounds, or PFCs, and have been linked to low infant birth weight and other health problems.

A recent National Geographic blog reports that ski town suicide rates show a marked difference when compared to the rest of the region.

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This Independence Day We Do The Invading

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This Independence Day Hal briefs us on the Juno Mission to Jupiter.  

It was just about one year ago that the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto. That wonderful gizmo is still returning great scientific information and stunning pictures from 3 billion miles away.

This Fourth of July, NASA will do it again, as the Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. 

A handful of Colorado Springs bus stops stirred up controversy recently after Mountain Metro Transit almost banned certain advertising on the bus stop benches. The benches in question say "Jesus is Lord" in large white letters.

In light of the debate, we took to the streets to see what people had to say about the stops in their communities.

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Colorado's Fifth Congressional District Democrats chose Army veteran Misty Plowright to represent the their party in the race against incumbent Doug Lamborn (R) in November.

Along with Misty Snow, who won a Democratic primary Tuesday to compete for a senate seat in Utah, Plowright is one of the first two openly transgender women to be on a major-party ticket for congress.

Colorado's Republican Party has their man to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet in November: Republican El Paso County commissioner Darryl Glenn. With nearly 40 percent of the vote, the relatively unknown attorney and Air Force veteran won a five-way primary race. So what does this mean for the state's U.S. Senate race? We asked political reporters at the capitol to weigh in.

KRCC's Guide to the Fourth of July

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Residents of the Pikes Peak Region have a lot to look forward to this holiday weekend! 

From cemeteries to symphonies, here's KRCC's Independence Day weekend guide.

Republican El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn will challenge incumbent Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet this November. Glenn won a five-way primary race with nearly 40 percent of the vote in order to take on the sitting senator.

Former Colorado State University athletic director Jack Graham came in second to Glenn, followed by Robert Blaha, Jon Keyser and Ryan Frazier.

American Indian mascots draw controversy. They're most visible as the logos of sports teams… and some in Colorado call some of the symbols racist. Efforts at the state Legislature to try and ban the use or restrict the mascots at schools have failed. That hasn't stopped some schools from working with tribes to find the middle ground.

Strasburg, Colorado, is where the last spike was hammered in the nation's coast-to-coast railroad in 1870. This tiny town about an hour east of Denver is also home to the Indians, Strasburg High School's sports teams.

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Starting today, June 20th, almost 300 libraries across the state will offer backpacks for checkout through a new program called "Check Out State Parks."

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Micah B. Hahn, Rebecca J. Eisen, Lars Eisen, Karen A. Boegler, Chester G. Moore, Janet McAllister, Harry M. Savage, John-Paul Mutebi / Journal of Medical Entomology

Researchers have released maps showing which U.S. counties have been home to the two species of mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus.  Pueblo County is among them.

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Holly Pretsky / KRCC

Statistics show 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted before graduating from college. A recent conference in Colorado Springs brought together higher education representatives from around the country to try and address the issue.