Posted 1:50 PM 4/2/2013 by Matt Stafford
About 170 volunteers spent this Martin Luther King Day helping out at Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs, sorting and packing food. It's to mark National Day of Service.
People came from several local places, like Peterson Air Force Base.
All of the food sorted on Monday will be distributed across the state. Care and Share passes out about 17-million pounds of food every year in southern Colorado.
Posted 9:05 AM 1/20/2013 by Matt Stafford
About 1,700 Colorado Springs Utilities customers are out of power Sunday morning.
CSU is reporting about 1,700 hundred customers affected in central and northern Colorado springs, near the N. Academy Blvd. area.
No word yet on what is causing the outage. CSU is working on the problem now.
Posted 6:09 PM 1/16/2013 by Matt Stafford
At the Center for American Values in Pueblo, portraits of more than 140 Medal of Honor recipients hang on the walls.
Retired Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha, who served at Fort Carson, will soon be one of the newest additions. He'll be honored in a ceremony at the White House in February (More)
Posted 12:56 PM 1/13/2013 by Matt Stafford
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) - Commerce City officials are mulling a proposal to implement a daytime curfew for teenagers in an effort to stop students from ditching school. The Denver Post reports school-resource officers have proposed a plan in which the city's curfew would be extended (More)
Posted 11:08 AM 1/12/2013 by Matt Stafford
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A group of Boulder residents is organizing a "silent walk" to honor the life of a bull elk that was shot and killed by an on-duty police officer. The Daily Camera reports the group will walk on downtown's Pearl Street Mall at noon Sunday. Participants are (More)
Posted 3:52 PM 1/11/2013 by Joe Bevans
Extreme temperatues can cause major damage in freeze-ups at home. To protect your pipes, experts say to open cabinet doors to leat heat underneath, crack your faucets just enough to allow for a trickle, as moving water won't freeze. The most common mistake is not disconnecting hoses from outdoor spickets.
Posted 3:43 PM 1/4/2013 by Joe Bevans
Look for cones and lane advisories at Fillmore Street and I-25 as work is underway to move Chestnut street west from the intersection. CDOT and the city of Colorado Springs are working on plans and funding for a new, safer interchange. Until then, the Fillmore Corridor Improvement project hopes to improve safety and traffic flow. Over 21,000 cars a day use the intersection.
Posted 6:39 PM 1/3/2013 by Joe Bevans
A military wife in Colorado Springs is angry over a scam. Nikki Rico received a call from the ''American Veteran Support Fund'' saying they were taking donations for homeless and struggling vets. After contacting the State Office of the Attorney General, and the Secretary of State's Office, she found that they are not a legitimate non-profit. Colorado Springs Police are investigating.
Posted 6:10 PM 1/2/2013 by Matt Stafford
January brings changes for the Palmer Lake Police Department; a complete shuffling of the staff. News 5 first brought you this story in November.
As we move forward in 2013, there will be no more full-time officers for Palmer Lake PD -- only part-time. Also, there will be no more police (More)
Posted 8:08 PM 1/1/2013 by Matt Stafford
A fun story to cover every year - the first local baby of the New Year.
Vivian Rayne Travis was the first in Colorado Springs. She squeaked into 2013; arriving just after midnight at 12:13. She weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces.
Vivian already has two brothers and two sisters; they (More)
Posted 6:08 PM 12/28/2012 by Joe Bevans
The Salvation Army say's this year's ''Kettle Campaign'' didn't meet their goals, but they are happy with what they did get. Generous donations of 552 thousand dollars poured in, with a last minute push of 100 thousand dollars in the last week alone. This is 48 thousand short of their goal, still 30 thousand ahead of last year.
Posted 8:57 AM 12/26/2012 by Matt Stafford
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A mural painted on a wall in northern Colorado in response to the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. is gone but will be preserved. Longmont artist Gamma Acosta has been painting temporary murals on his uncle's vacant building for over five years, painting over (More)
Posted 6:20 PM 12/25/2012 by Matt Stafford
Colorado Springs Police and neighbors were able to thwart a Christmas Day burglary of a pastor's house. Two people were arrested; police are looking for a third suspect.
Tuesday morning on the 2500 block of San Miguel St. neighbors saw people moving stuff out of a home where they knew the (More)
Posted 4:33 PM 12/24/2012 by Matt Stafford
A Colorado Springs woman is celebrating her 100th birthday this Christmas.
Grace Bragonier had an early party on Christmas Eve with friends at Laurel Manor Care Center.
Bragonier says her mother's birthday was also on Christmas Day, so her family would celebrate Christmas during the (More)