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1 year 11 months ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

2 years 11 months ago

Energy tips in honor of Earth Day

How about saving some money while helping our planet. In honor of Earth Day, here's some energy tips. Lighting consumes 15-percent of your home energy bill, so switching to energy efficient bulbs like LED or CFL lighting will save money. Look for appliances and electronics that are marked...

2 years 11 months ago

Free bus rides for Earth Day

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will be celebrating Earth Day by offering free rides on Colorado Springs local city buses, Friday, April 20th. "Mountain Metropolitan Transit is dedicated to the idea that public transportation is a crucial part of the solution to our energy and environmental challenges," said Craig Blewitt, director...

4 years 11 months ago

Volunteers planting trees in Bear Creek Park

In honor of Earth Day, volunteers are planting trees at Bear Creek Regional Park in El Paso County Thursday morning. Six beautiful Autumn Purple Ash trees, pictured here, are being planted around a pavilion. The El Paso Corporation and Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Foundation paid for the...

4 years 11 months ago

School embraces hydroponics

Heritage Elementary School students will celebrate a school-wide "Green Day" on Friday, April 30 from 8:10 to noon. Thanks to a $1,000 Sustainability Grant award from the Bechtel Corporation last fall, students and staff purchased hydroponic aerogardens for all classes to grow and harvest herbs, vegetables, and flowers. So much...

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