July 27, 2012 7:51 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is renaming its soldier family care clinic in honor of a combat medic from Nebraska who was killed in Iraq in 2005. The clinic will be formally named the Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care Center on Friday. Woods was assigned to... more »
June 13, 2012 5:40 AM
FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) - Military leaders are breaking ground at Fort Belvoir on an $11 million center to provide treatment for traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress. The facility will be a satellite center to an even larger treatment facility that opened in 2010 in Bethesda, Md., called the... more »
March 27, 2012 7:31 PM
SAGUACHE, Colo. (AP) - SolarReserve says it has received its final permit from Saguache County for two planned 100-megawatt solar thermal energy facilities. The facilities would be built on private agricultural land about six miles northeast of Center. The land currently uses about 8,800 acre-feet of water annually for agricultural... more »
January 30, 2012 9:01 PM
A new billboard on I-25 has Colorado Springs talking. It reads, "God is an imaginary friend. Choose reality, it'll be better for all of us."
The Boulder Atheist Group spent $1,200 on three of these billboards around Colorado. They say, the message isn't anti-religion, its pro-thinking. They also hope... more »
September 14, 2011 4:29 PM
Here at News 5 we want to tell you about events happening in your neighborhood. If you have a toddler, you might want to check out the "Knee High Nature Hour" at the Pueblo Greenway & Nature Center.
Kids ages two to four--and their parents were invited for story... more »
April 28, 2011 6:45 PM
As the army prepares to destroy dangerous stockpiles of weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Pueblo County hopes to tap into more funding from the federal government. Over the past twenty years the county has received $42 million from the federal government in emergency preparedness funding.
More than 8%... more »
December 13, 2010 12:55 PM
A reception is planned Wednesday at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center for Maggie Divelbiss.
Divelbiss has been the director of the center for more than 20 years and has worked there since the early 70s.
The reception runs from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Helen White... more »
December 8, 2010 6:47 PM
Maggie Divelbiss is retiring as Executive Director of the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo after 38 years. Next week there will be a farewell reception to honor her contributions to the arts. Divelbiss has worked for the arts center almost from the beginning. It opened in the early... more »
December 8, 2010 11:00 AM
You're invited to a free reception tonight to honor a local leader in the art industry. Maggie Divelbiss is retiring as Executive Director of the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo after 38 years.
The reception will be held in the Helen T. White Galleries at the Arts... more »
October 18, 2010 11:53 AM
A researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder will be honored by the White House.
Warren Washington, a senior scientist at NCAR, is one of 10 researchers chosen to receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation. It will be presented later this year.
Washington is... more »
October 4, 2010 10:41 AM
A wildfire is burning in the central Colorado mountains, west of Fraser, has grown to 530 acres.
The fire was reported Sunday afternoon and residents have been warned to get ready in case evacuations are needed. Right now the fire isn't threatening those homes.
Rocky Mountain Area Coordination... more »
September 23, 2010 5:37 PM
A charity group in Pueblo says more people are struggling to put food on the table. This may not come as a surprise. Last week, the U.S. Census says the number of Americans living in poverty has jumped to its highest level in more than half a century. Marlene Saiz... more »
September 21, 2010 4:45 PM
The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center will offer free admission this Saturday to its art galleries and to the Buell Children's Museum.
The free admission recognizes Arts in Education Week.
The Buell Children's Museum is open 10 am - 4 pm Saturday, while the Helen T.... more »
September 21, 2010 1:13 PM
The Starsmore Discovery Center is looking for help to clean up North Cheyenne Cañon Park this Saturday.
The event happens from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 25. Volunteers aged 15 and older are invited. Those 12 to 14 may come as well, if they have a guardian... more »
September 10, 2010 10:12 AM
Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease.
Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases.
The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the... more »
August 26, 2010 11:34 AM
The 2010 Army Soldier Show is dedicated to the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson who recently returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
Social media is the theme of this year's "Soldier Show 27.0". It features a cast and crew of... more »
August 12, 2010 9:31 AM
Tiny Town remains closed as authorities investigate what caused its small train to go off the rails and tip over.
Fifteen people - from children to grandparents - were injured in Wednesday's accident. Three of them - two adults and one child - were reported to be in serious... more »
August 9, 2010 11:15 AM
Officials working on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are watching a cluster of storms over Florida that could develop into a tropical disturbance.
The government point man on the oil spill, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Monday he is not currently planning to suspend... more »
July 28, 2010 5:24 PM
It's official. Medical marijuana centers are now allowed in Pueblo. However, tough new zoning restrictions prohibit them from setting up shop throughout most of the city. A map of Pueblo displays areas shaded in orange, where medical marijuana centers can be located. The available sites are few and far between.... more »
July 28, 2010 11:18 AM
The Starsmore Discovery Center is offering Children's Art Lessons Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Art professional, teacher and exceptionally talented painter Dave Koller will be in the Starsmore gardens to lead a watercolor painting lesson on for kids 9 -15 years old.... more »
July 27, 2010 7:19 PM
The new top man for the Transportation Security Administration the TSA spent time in Pueblo Tuesday. John Pistole talked about the governments need to improve our country's railroad security against terrorists. Pistole became the Administrator of the TSA in June. He says he's aware an attack on our country's railway... more »
July 20, 2010 12:40 PM
Vandals ripped BP's name from the awning of the Durango Arts Center in an apparent protest against the company.
Center Director Sheri Rochford Figgs says the nonprofit arts organization will have to replace the entire awning following the vandalism last week. The awning has the names of various donors... more »
July 12, 2010 3:05 PM
The Pueblo city council should decide tonight--July 12, on whether to put two questions on the November ballot regarding medical marijuana centers. Right now there is a moratorium in place, which means medical marijuana dispensaries are not allowed to operate within city limits. The first ballot question would ask voters... more »
June 18, 2010 5:53 PM
The Pikes Peak Humane Society is facing a "catastrophe." Too many cats, not enough room.
Each day in Colorado Springs forty to fifty cats come in to the office. Some are strays, some are simply given away by an owner.
Strays must be kept for five days in... more »
May 11, 2010 3:13 PM
The Widefield Community Center has a brand new splash park. They're holding a grand opening Saturday, May 15, from 2-5 p.m. There will be free swimming all afternoon; cake, ice cream and popcorn will be served at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Acappella group "The Poor Boys" will perform... more »
May 10, 2010 7:02 PM
School District 70 student who may find themselves with nothing to do in the fall will have a friend in the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. The arts center is expanding its Young at Art Afterschool program through a partnership with District 70. All day arts education classes will... more »
May 7, 2010 8:42 PM
A well-known woman in the local art industry has announced her retirement. Maggie Divelbiss will retire as Executive Director of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, at the end of the year. Divelbiss has served as the director for 21 years and was involved with its development from... more »
April 26, 2010 1:44 PM
A beam from the World Trade Center is now in Colorado Springs as part of a memorial to be built at Schriever Air Force Base. The 50th Space Wing welcomed the twisted piece of steel with full military honors Monday morning.
The box beam was recovered from the wreckage... more »
April 1, 2010 5:31 PM
It took seven years of planning, but thanks to a grant from lottery proceeds, the eastern plains will finally get a new aquatic center. The grant of $700,000 was awarded Thursday to El Paso County by Great Outdoors Colorado.
"This is exciting news for eastern El Paso County and... more »
February 19, 2010 12:34 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it is time to move ahead more quickly with building at the World Trade Center site while material and labor costs are low. The mayor said on his weekly radio show Friday that it is time to "stop this craziness." He laid some of... more »
February 5, 2010 3:55 PM
A food distribution warehouse in Pueblo West is investing in a renewable energy that should reduce their electric bill by 23%. Andrews Foodservice Systems is installing 500 solar panels on the roof of their building. The cost of the project was about $650,000. George Andrews III, the company's president says... more »
February 2, 2010 7:27 PM
A group of women in Pueblo is clipping coupons to help those in need. Every Tuesday the women volunteer at the Senior Resource Development Agency and clip coupons for three hours. They give the coupons to seniors at SRDA. In addition, people with a low income can get them at... more »
December 31, 2009 2:42 PM
In Pueblo, Parkview Medical Center has made a new year's resolution to become a smoke free campus. Starting on January 1, smoking will be prohibited anywhere on the hospital's campus, including in parking lots, sidewalks, alleyways and greenways around the hospital. Parkview says it was the right time to make... more »
December 23, 2009 2:24 PM
Starting soon cars won't be allowed into the Pueblo Nature Center after hours. Managers say vandals have been causing damage to the property overnight. In an effort to prevent more crimes, the nature center installed a gate on Nature Center Rd. near the raptor center. Cars won't be allowed past... more »
November 18, 2009 7:57 PM
Pueblo Community Health Center is celebrating the grand opening of its newest and largest medical clinic. The 41,000 sq. ft. building is located on 300 Colorado Ave. The new clinic is four times as big as the old one, which is located across the street. Pueblo Community Health Center serves... more »
November 2, 2009 2:04 PM
There's still time to apply for a new job at a call center in Pueblo. On Monday, Convergys held a recruitment fair to hire more than 300 full-time and part-time workers. Before noon, more than 100 people showed up to apply for a position. Convergys says the jobs are entry... more »
October 13, 2009 2:53 PM
On Tuesday, BIG R announced plans to locate its corporate headquarters and a distribution center in Pueblo.
Mike Carroll, Big R's vice president says the company is committed to employing 40 workers, in managerial, administrative and distribution positions.
Big R specializes in selling farm and ranch supplies. more »
September 25, 2009 8:26 AM
A plea deal has been struck in the case of a Colorado surgery technician accused of swapping her dirty syringes for ones filled with powerful painkillers meant for patients, possibly exposing them to hepatitis C. Kristen Parker pleaded guilty, Friday, to five counts of tampering with a consumer product and... more »