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7 months 1 week ago

Free tax help still available

Congratulations are in store if you have filed your taxes. Today is "Tax Day" -- the deadline to get them done. Tax preparers have been working all day to get last minute tax returns done. The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency has hosted VITA -- or the Volunteer...

1 year 8 months ago

Television Photojournalist Opening at KOAA 5

KOAA and KOAA.com, the Cordillera owned #1 NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs-Pueblo, CO, is seeking a Photojournalist. Candidate will gather facts, interviews and b-roll for stories as needed, both alone, and with a reporter. Post news and breaking news from the field to our social media platforms. There is a...

2 years 1 week ago

New tool to help local vets

"First day I landed we took rockets," remembers Eduardo Baller, an Army veteran that finished his four-year commitment to the Army this summer. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. "You can simulate as much as you want, but it doesn't prepare you for the first time." "You're...

2 years 5 months ago

Crews from Nebraska aid with fire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Army National Guard has sent a helicopter and crew to help fight wildfires in Colorado. Nebraska Guard officials say they deployed a UH-60 Black Hawk and four-member crew from the 1-376th Aviation Battalion. They've been sent to the Fort Collins, Colo., area. The helicopter...

2 years 7 months ago

WIC in Pueblo taking new clients

The special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, or WIC, says they have room for more clients. The Pueblo County Health Department says they are encouraging families to call and learn if they qualify for the assistance. The programs goal is to help keep pregnant and...

2 years 8 months ago

Advocates head to Montrose after murder-suicide

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado advocacy group is headed to Montrose following a murder-suicide in which a man shot and killed his estranged wife's girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program works to prevent violence within and against the gay community. Members plan to visit...

2 years 9 months ago

Young men offer hope to kids in crisis

Teenagers who are struggling with life may be seeking advice from the boys next door. Two young men in Pueblo have started an advice blog to help kids in crisis. But with no training, it raises the question should they leave counseling to the professionals? "We're not claiming that...

2 years 10 months ago

First Lady helping vets get treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama has gotten a new commitment from medical schools to boost training and research for the treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health injuries. The initiative is part of the first lady's Joining Forces campaign, which focuses on issues affecting veterans and...

3 years 1 week ago

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes. Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find...

3 years 1 month ago

Telmosse giveaway needs a space

For decades the Bob Telmosse Giveaway has been a place for families in the Pikes Peak region to get a Christmas dinner and new toys for their kids, free of charge, no questions asked. But this year organizers are wondering exactly where that place will be. With so many...

3 years 1 month ago

Help for unemployed looking for work

WASHINGTON (AP) - Out of work Americans could get help from a provision in President Barack Obama's jobs bill which would ban companies with 15 or more employees from refusing to consider hiring someone who is unemployed. The measure also applies to employment agencies and would prohibit want ads...

3 years 5 months ago

Faith community addressing PTSD issues

Even with all of the resources of the military, taking care of all of the soldiers coming home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a big task. Local experts say we have 70,000 active duty or retired military suffering from P.T.S.D. in the Pikes Peak region. "Talking about the divorce...

3 years 7 months ago

Survivor brings awareness to sexual violence

The Statistics are alarming. Every two minutes someone in our country is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. In Colorado, one in four women and one in 17 men are victims of sexual violence, according to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. April is sexual...

3 years 9 months ago

Bracing for high heating bills

All the cold weather we've had over the last few weeks could leave you with sticker shock when the utility bill comes in the mail. Last Tuesday alone, Colorado Springs Utilities customers set a record for natural gas consumption of nearly 2 and a half times a typical winter day's...

3 years 9 months ago

Help paying for utility bills

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 9 months ago

Heating help

Our heaters are working over time as temperatures are expected to dip well below zero again today. All of that extra usage could leave customers with sticker shock when their bill comes in the mail. To help keep utility bills manageable, Colorado Springs Utilities customers can enroll the budget...

3 years 11 months ago

Salvation Army hosts toy giveaways in Pueblo

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....

3 years 11 months ago

Organizations help hungry kids in Pueblo

In Pueblo, children who don't have enough food at home will be getting some help this week. Today, The Qwest Foundation and The United Way of Pueblo County donated $10,000 to help feed hungry students. In Pueblo City Schools 350 students will receive food sacks on Friday. In School District...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Northrop Grumman Engineer

Northrop Grumman has an opening for an engineer who will work at Schriever AFB. You must already have a Secret Clearance, with the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance. NG released this job description: The successful candidate will be part of a system-level V&V event execution team...

4 years 2 months ago

Job of the Day: Bechtel engineer

If you're an engineer seeking a new opportunity, Bechtel in Pueblo is the place to be. They currently have five openings for engineers. The closing date to apply ranges from Sept. 14 - 30. Sr. Control Systems Engineer Mechanical Engineer - University Hire Sr. Process Engineer ...

4 years 2 months ago

Suicide rate soars in Colorado

Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office...

4 years 6 months ago

Homeless meters spreading from Colorado

You may have noticed them inside the terminal at DIA. Standard parking meters--with all money going to help the homeless. They're also scattered around Denver. The idea is spreading. Springfield, Oregon is the latest city to install them. City Councilor Terri Leezer is the driving force behind...

4 years 7 months ago

New health care agency open in Pueblo

Here's what I'm working on today. Total Longterm Care is now open in Pueblo. The agency helps elderly people who need long term health care. What's unique about them, is that they offer home health care care and transportation services, giving seniors an alternative to living in nursing homes. ...

4 years 8 months ago

USA providing earthquake help to Chile

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States is ready to work "in solidarity" with Chile's leaders to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake. Clinton tells reporters traveling with her in Uruguay that Chile has asked for communications equipment. She says she'll take some with...

4 years 8 months ago

Handful of troops contract malaria

A U.S. military spokesman in Haiti says six American soldiers involved in the aid mission have come down with malaria. The illness is transmitted by mosquitoes An Army spokesman says one of the soldiers was evacuated for treatment. The soldier is said to be improving. The other five soldiers are...

4 years 9 months ago

Clipping coupons to help those in need

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...

4 years 9 months ago

Free tax services available in Pueblo

Starting Wednesday there's free tax help in Pueblo for low income households. Households making less than $49,000 per year may qualify for free income tax e-filing. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is providing free tax services February 3 through April 15. IRS certified volunteers will be available at six locations...

4 years 10 months ago

Haiti gov't says rescue phase over

The United Nations says Haiti's government has declared the search and rescue phase for survivors of the earthquake over. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says 132 people were pulled from the rubble alive by international search and rescue teams. Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said Saturday that humanitarian relief...

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