May 20, 2013 8:32 AM
The end of school doesn't mean the end of free meals for children who need them. Free breakfast, lunch, or snacks will be available for eligible children in low-income areas this summer. They'll be served at sites like neighborhood parks, libraries, schools, places of worship, mobile buses, and recreation centers.... more »
December 25, 2012 5:50 PM
Not everyone can cook a nice home Christmas dinner, so there was a chance in Pueblo to enjoy one! For 30 years the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission has prepared a turkey dinner, and hundreds came out to eat up the goodness at Union Depot today.
The volunteers say... more »
December 24, 2012 6:08 PM
It was Care Day today at all Comfort Dental locations. It's a chance for people in need to receive free dental care. From cavities to cleanings, dentists did everything today, including pulling trouble teeth that cause pain.
They do this annually in ten states. Doctors say it's a great way... more »
December 3, 2012 1:22 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Walgreens and other community partners are working together to offer five free flu shot clinics this month for people with health insurance or those who do not have vaccine coverage. Cases of the flu are already being reported in El Paso County and... more »
November 10, 2012 5:05 PM
Imagine needing surgery but not having insurance or enough spare money to make it happen.
For the fifth year, eleven doctors donated their time and skills to help out those in need with free surgeries. Some of these surgeries normally cost thousands of dollars. Around 30 surgeries took place today... more »
November 2, 2012 6:35 AM
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Scalp feeling itchy? A lice clinic is celebrating a grand opening Saturday in Oakland County, and the owner is offering free head checks from noon to 6 p.m. Refreshments, too. It's called Rapunzel's Lice Boutique on Farmington Road in Farmington Hills. Owner Sarah Casello-Rees already... more »
October 20, 2012 6:25 PM
Hundreds load up their trucks in Pueblo and head out to the Southside Landfill for free!
It's a fall cleaning spree with the free dump day offered to those who live in the City of Pueblo.
Some of those who took advantage say it's easier to pile it all... more »
May 16, 2012 6:24 PM
More than 80 students take advantage of free food at East High School in Pueblo.
Many of them say they were excited about the food, all of it was healthy! A line of students waited for fruit and vegetables like onions, tomatoes, cabbage, and carrots.
It was put on... more »
April 20, 2012 6:55 PM
Nearly four hundred National Parks will offer free admission from April 21 through April 29.
That includes Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site near La Junta.
"All 397 national parks are great places to get some exercise while taking in spectacular scenery or learning something new," said... more »
March 21, 2012 6:55 PM
It's a chance to help the Pueblo Animal Shelter with the hope of cutting down on the stray cat population on the streets.
You may have seen billboards around town that say "wanted" with a picture of a cat.
It's all part of the "Cats to Fix" campaign, and... more »
March 15, 2012 7:48 PM
Do you know if your children have high levels of lead in their blood? Folks from the EPA out of Denver came to the Pueblo Health Department Thursday to offer free blood testing to children and adults. Once they drew blood, results came back in just three minutes. Testers tell... more »
March 15, 2012 6:48 AM
There will be free cab rides for residents of Colorado Springs and for the first time, Pueblo.
The McDivitt Law Firm is paying for cab rides on Saturday those who celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little too much.
To receive the free ride, all you have to do... more »
March 14, 2012 9:16 AM
If you're looking to plant a tree for free this season, here's a great way to do it.
Sign up to get a free tree from Tree City USA. You'll have to pick it up, but you get to pick where you plant it!
Click here for the... more »
February 28, 2012 2:40 PM
Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today announced One Book 4 Colorado, an effort to provide a new book to every four year old in Colorado while simultaneously supporting parents as their child's first teacher.
"Something as simple as putting a book in the hand of a young child can inspire... more »
February 27, 2012 2:13 PM
International House of Pancakes will offer free pancakes for 15 hours tomorrow as part of National Pancake Day.
This is a fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children and other charities. For every short stack of pancakes served between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. guest will be invited to make... more »
February 20, 2012 12:29 PM
Go Green Colorado Springs will sponsor a free electronics recycling event on March 3.
5R Processors of Wisconsin will accept old or obsolete electronics equipment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary's High School. Items accepted include computers, monitors, laptops, printers, televisions, cell phones and stereo equipment.... more »
January 31, 2012 8:23 PM
It's time to start thinking about those income taxes, and there are plenty of ways to file.
The "Free File Program" pairs up with tax software companies to provide free guided services for those making $57,000 or less. If you make over that, you can still e-file but you'll... more »
November 26, 2011 6:17 AM
News 5 will be going live from the Colorado Springs Conservatory in downtown Colorado Springs at their new location (415 S. Sahwatch).
We are getting a sneak peek of of the 10th annual production of a one-act holiday opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," which will be held at Colorado... more »
November 24, 2011 7:11 AM
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) - Crested Butte Mountain Resort says more than 2,300 people took it up on its offer of free lift tickets on its opening day.
Crested Butte celebrated its 50th birthday Wednesday with free riding on opening day, and 2,313 skiers and snowboarders showed up for... more »
November 19, 2011 2:16 PM
Today and Sunday about a half dozen Alpacas are on display cooing at the Black Forest Community Club in Black Forest at the Alpaca Holiday Extravaganza.
Kids, parents and those just curious about the animals are welcome to come and pet them, learn about them and even have the... more »
November 10, 2011 6:31 PM
Post offices and banks are closed for business on Friday, November 11th, which is Veterans Day, but many other establishments have their doors wide open and are offering some sweet deals for our veterans.
Across the nation and in Colorado many restaurants, convenient stores, and retailers are offering either... more »
November 5, 2011 12:47 PM
Today until 4 pm at America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs Fights Homelessness hosts an event with free food, fun, and music and lets you find out what you can do to fight homelessness in El Paso County.
The event is family friendly with live radio remotes, inflatable games,... more »
October 20, 2011 4:57 PM
Do you ever feel just slightly off, or not quite like yourself?
Perhaps you suffer from depression, insomnia, hot flashes, low libido or any other symptoms that may result from a hormonal imbalance.
If so, you are not alone and there is no need for you to suffer... more »
October 19, 2011 3:02 PM
A local non-profit agency is hosting a free education workshop next month to help parents, teachers and education professionals work together to improve student achievement. The Family Attachment Center's 7th Annual Achieving High Success in School Community Educational Symposium will take place at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs from... more »
September 15, 2011 4:58 AM
Free coffee, ice cream and a discount at local consignment sale are featured in this week's Thrifty Thursday.
Participating Colorado McDonald's restaurants are giving away free coffee! Customers can pick up a FREE Small Premium Roast Coffee now until Sunday, September 25 in the drive-thru or... more »
September 10, 2011 11:30 AM
The 'What If' festival starts at 10 am, but presenters are setting up their tents gearing up for all the curious minds to come out and try out their hands-on demos.
The 'grab and go' 120 lb robot made by a team of students from Coronado High School placed... more »
September 10, 2011 12:02 AM
Ever hear yourself say, "What if...?" Well, today, one group encourages your "what if" to become reality.
Imagination Celebration and the Pikes Peak Library District present the second annual "What If" Festival of Innovation and Imagination, which is a free fair for people of all ages to experience.
It's... more »
September 9, 2011 6:57 PM
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to stand inside a giant bubble or have you ever wanted to write your own song?
If so, this Saturday, September 10, you will have the chance to experience in the fun of doing all those things and a whole lot... more »
September 8, 2011 12:29 PM
Tonight, at Armstrong Hall at Colorado College a riveting 9/11 film "Rebirth" will be shown for free. The film's editor, Kevin Filippini, will be available following the film for Q&A.
"Rebirth" follows the lives of five people whose futures were forever altered by the horrific events surrounding 9/11.
Event... more »
September 4, 2011 4:12 PM
Here's a bright idea for a free, family fun over the Labor Day Weekend.
Once the sun goes down, they sky lights up around Memorial Park.
Tonight is the last night for the 2011 Balloon Glo, which has been a staple event of the Colorado Balloon Classic.
Pilots... more »
September 4, 2011 11:06 AM
The Colorado Balloon Classic in Memorial Park was off to a fabulous start today. Yesterday, winds were over 40mph, preventing balloons from launching. Today, winds died down and balloons took flight.
Around 70 balloons took off starting at 7am.
Tens of thousands of people came to see the... more »
September 3, 2011 11:11 AM
Balloons did not lift off during the first day of the 2011 Colorado Balloon Classic. Winds were in the 40 mph range - around four times the strength then is permitted for pilots to fly in event.
After the fly was cancelled by organizers most of the pilots and... more »
June 3, 2011 6:38 AM
Jazz Fridays 8-11 p.m. Fine Arts Center Colorado Springs Free
Bluegrass on the River Friday thru Sunday Nature and Raptor Center Pueblo $35 for full weekend pass, $8 Friday only, $20 Saturday only, $10 Saturday night with concert
Colorado Springs Acacia Park Concert Series Saturday 5:30 p.m. Acacia... more »
May 28, 2011 3:54 PM
Thousands of people crowded the streets of Old Colorado City Saturday for the 36th Annual Territory Days celebration. The three day street festival recognizes the community's role as the first territorial capital of the state.
A new attraction this year is the Hawk Quest booth where you can see... more »
May 24, 2011 11:14 AM
Just in time for summer, the Colorado Springs Swim School will hold free one hour swimming lessons this Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at three locations: the Wilson Ranch Pool, the Portal Pool and the Colorado Springs Recreation Center.
There is a class limit of 45 students at each... more »
May 13, 2011 4:45 PM
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - An Army doctor who disobeyed deployment orders because he doubted President Obama's birth records is free from military confinement at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
A Fort Leavenworth spokesman says Terry Lakin was released Friday after serving five months of a six-month sentence for refusing to... more »
May 9, 2011 4:05 PM
They don't always see eye to eye on issues facing the community, but when it comes to foster care, Focus on the Family and the Colorado Springs Independent say they have the same goal: improve the quality of life for the children.
In a joint press conference Monday Focus... more »
April 24, 2011 10:11 PM
Concrete Couch , a local non-profit organization, wants the community to come out and participate in at least one of the five different large-scale community art projects they are putting on over a five-day period.
The "Off the Couch" inaugural event, which kicked off on Thursday, April 21st, is... more »
April 23, 2011 3:39 PM
Easter came a bit early for a bunch of children today.
The Austin Bluffs Community Church hosted their Annual Easter Carnival today. They have been hosting the event for over a dozen years.
A plethora of activities were available for the kids to partake in: from an Easter egg... more »
April 23, 2011 1:04 PM
This weekend the weather turned a bit for the worse, but it certainly did not damper the Easter spirit at the Austin Bluffs Community Church.
They kicked-off Easter weekend with their Annual Easter Carnival today. Human bowling, an Easter egg hunt, and tons of crafts, which are all free to... more »
April 14, 2011 2:34 PM
ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) - Nature enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the great outdoors next week with free admission to over 300 National Park Service sites, including Rocky Mountain National Park.
National Park Week runs from April 16-24. It's the longest of the no-fee periods announced earlier this... more »
April 9, 2011 1:54 PM
This morning we were at the Masonic Center, one of today's sites for the Southern Colorado Health Fairs.
Over three hundred people were in attendance and fair goers started lining-up at 6:15 a.m. Doors, however, did not open until 7 a.m.
The fair offered about two dozen different types... more »
March 4, 2011 6:34 PM
El Paso County lawyers dispense free legal advice on the second Saturday of each month.
On March 12, the Ask-A-Lawyer event will take place at the Citadel Mall from 10 a.m. to noon.
The El Paso County Bar Association cannot offer legal information or advice at any other... more »
February 8, 2011 8:22 AM
Free flu vaccinations will be offered in Pueblo from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. today and tomorrow.
The locations are:
J.B. Pharmacy, 915 W. Northern Avenue
Blende Drug, 1910 Santa Fe Drive
The Prescription Shop, 1728 S. Prairie Avenue
These businesses have over... more »
January 25, 2011 3:25 PM
Many schools districts in Southern Colorado are expecting to simply absorb the loss in state funding that they would normally be reimbursed for through the Smart Start free breakfast subsidy program.
State lawmakers recently blocked a request to spend the remaining $124,229 of $750,000 appropriated to the program. Smart... more »
January 19, 2011 10:52 AM
One out of every three houses in Colorado has elevated levels of radon, which is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It's a radioactive gas, which can seep into your home through the soil.
January is National Radon Action month and the Pueblo City-County Health Department wants to... more »
January 18, 2011 5:44 PM
Pueblo Animal Services is offering FREE spay-neuter surgeries to income qualified cat owners starting Thursday. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited.
To find out if you qualify, or to schedule an appointment, call (719) 544-3005 extension 3. more »
December 28, 2010 2:00 PM
You can no longer recycle in Pueblo for free. Today the Pueblo City-County Health Department removed public recycling bins located in Pueblo and Pueblo West.
The bins have been in place since 2003. They were funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, but the... more »
December 21, 2010 1:34 PM
The Salvation of Army of Pueblo is counting its blessings. Last week, they were desperate for toy and clothing donations--worried they wouldn't be able to help the 2,200 local children in need of help this Christmas. But they got so many donations, they're holding a free gift giveaway tomorrow--Dec. 22.... more »
December 21, 2010 12:54 AM
A local business owner embraces the spirit of the holidays and hosts a Christmas tree giveaway.
Tough Tool Rental, Inc. owner Chris Barela says, “We decided anything left over the last week of Christmas, [because] it’s been so hard for people this year, we’re going [to] go ahead... more »
November 24, 2010 2:08 PM
50 turkeys. 45 pies. 200lbs of mashed potatoes. It's an ambitious task to cook a Thanksgiving meal for 800 guests. "I've been cooking turkeys for the past 5 days," said William Muldrew, head chef at the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission in Pueblo. The Wayside Cross is preparing food for... more »
November 15, 2010 7:11 PM
Throughout Southern Colorado more families need help getting food this Thanksgiving. Our area's largest distributor of free food says demand is up about 26% from a year ago. "This is the place to come when you're down on your luck or you need a hand up," said Marcie Reynolds, who... more »
November 15, 2010 6:17 PM
The Salvation Army and other organizations will serve free lunch for Thanksgiving at various locations from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
November 25, 2010 in Colorado Springs
Salvation Army, 501 S. Weber St.
Salvation Army, 908 Yuma
Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5725 Southmoor... more »
October 25, 2010 4:05 PM
"The single easiest and best thing most of us can do to prevent cancer or its recurrence is to eat right," says Jennifer Reilly, R.D., a senior nutritionist for The Cancer Project. "More than a third of all cancer deaths in this country are due to poor diet."
The... more »
October 22, 2010 1:25 PM
Pueblo's fall cleanup, free landfill days continue Saturday. This time it's residents of Council District 4 who receive free dumping at the Southside Landfill.
Cars and pickups are free, trailers receive a 40-percent discount.
REMEMEBR, You have to go on specified days, depending on where you live in... more »
October 15, 2010 3:29 PM
Autumn yard cleanup time is here and to take the sting out of hauling all that stuff to the dump, Pueblo's Southside Landfill is having free dump days.
Cars and pickups are free, trailers receive a 40-percent discount.
You have to go on specified days, depending on where... more »
October 15, 2010 12:15 PM
Need dance help?
It's downloadable to your iPhone in lots of forms, starting with basic tap, as in the Tap App, a $1.99 download that will have you kick-ball-changing in no time. There are instructions, diagrams and video that will let you practice right along.
The Ballroom Dance... more »
October 4, 2010 3:46 PM
If you're interested in booting your child's interest in reading, the Pikes Peak Library District has several free programs this week to attract them.
Spanish for Preschoolers This is a free introductory Spanish immersion class for children ages 3 to 5 presented by Yak Academy. Through games, songs, and... more »
September 29, 2010 11:19 AM
Hunters interested in improving their success rate are invited to a free Colorado Division of Wildlife seminar at the Woodland Park Public Library, Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The clinic covers several topics including preparation for the hunt, elk biology, hunting techniques, and ethical hunting. Specific information about hunting around... more »
September 8, 2010 9:01 PM
Wedding bells are soon to ring for twenty Colorado military couples.
Staff Sergeant Jason Reaume and his wife of five years are finally having the wedding of their dreams. They were married in Korea during a monsoon and only have one picture of their wedding day. They are thrilled... more »