April 15, 2013 4:30 AM
The September 11 Memorial now charges a reservation fee. Visitors who reserve passes on line or over the phone are now charged two dollars.
The New York Post reports the fee was enacted last month. There's no charge for admission at the memorial and no fee for same-day passes. The... more »
March 27, 2013 8:35 PM
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) - A Denver-area pizza delivery driver whose killing may be linked to the slaying of the state's prisons chief is being remembered by loved ones as selfless and compassionate, with a love of music and snowboarding. The Denver Post reports about 300 people attended a memorial service... more »
March 25, 2013 3:01 PM
Hundreds attended a memorial service Monday morning for slain Colorado Department of Corrections Director, Tom Clements. It was held at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. Governor John Hickenlooper, colleagues from Missouri and Clements' wife, Lisa, were among the speakers at the emotional service.
The memorial focused on... more »
October 1, 2012 6:52 PM
Hundreds of family, friends, and Department of Corrections employees gathered in Ordway today to remember Sergeant Mary Ricard, who was killed last week at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility.
Through music and prayer, Mary was remembered as a woman with a passion for life and family.
She was... more »
September 11, 2012 1:03 PM
Remembrance ceremonies take place all across the nation for 9/11, including in Pueblo at the Riverwalk. The ringing of a bell is an act of respect symbolizing the last fight of all those who lost their lives on 9/11. There was a 21 gun salute, and wreaths were laid near... more »
September 10, 2012 7:37 PM
A beautiful memorial ceremony in the perfect place for retired Pueblo Police Captain John Barger. Barger, 64, was a retired cop and avid pilot who passed away August 31 in a plane crash that also took the life of Sheriff's Captain Leide Defusco. Today friends and family joined together at... more »
August 28, 2012 3:27 PM
A year after the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened to visitors in Washington, the group behind the monument is still working with the National Park Service to change an inscription quoting the civil rights leader. Harry Johnson, president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation, said today the... more »
July 2, 2012 5:35 AM
DENVER (AP) - More than 100 police officers and sheriff's deputies attended a memorial concert for a Denver police officer who was fatally shot a week ago during a weekly summer jazz music concert. Sunday evening's concert was also held at City Park. It followed her funeral at a Denver... more »
June 3, 2012 8:09 PM
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - With a remarkable rally even by his standards, Tiger Woods birdied three of his last four holes to win the Memorial on Sunday and match tournament host Jack Nicklaus with his 73rd title on the PGA Tour. Woods was one shot behind and looking at probable... more »
May 7, 2012 1:09 AM
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Several hundred people have taken part in a paddle-out in front of Junior Seau's Southern California home to pay tribute to the former NFL linebacker. Local media reports that participants at Sunday's seaside memorial included Seau's former teammate Drew Brees, who played quarterback for the San... more »
April 30, 2012 3:03 PM
A community gathers in front of Alamosa High School to grieve the loss of three young lives.
Those who loved the three teen girls find strength in the lives they led. It's a community in shock.
"It's definitely a tragedy in this community. To lose three beautiful young women... more »
April 10, 2012 1:47 PM
Police escort a group of people down roads around Grand in Pueblo for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Memorial March.
The march ended at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center where guest speakers took to the podium, wreaths were laid, and they remembered King with a 21... more »
February 24, 2012 9:54 PM
Several people have gathered at the memorial for tow truck driver Allen Rose on East Platte ave. A mound of fresh flowers rests along the side of the road at the spot where Rose was found just over a year ago.
A procession of about 30 tow trucks arrived... more »
November 9, 2011 8:43 AM
There will be a memorial on the Mountain Post today for two fallen soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Fourth Infantry Division.
Captain Joshua Lawrence and Captain Drew Russell will be remembered at 11:00 a.m. this morning at Fort Carson
A rocket propelled grenade killed them both... more »
October 16, 2011 8:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is finally getting a proper dedication on the National Mall, weeks after a hurricane blew through Washington and postponed plans for a ceremonial opening in August.
This morning, Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama will be... more »
September 28, 2011 8:43 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The city where the Civil War began is getting a memorial to slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that Charleston City Council has approved an agreement with the National Park Service to place the memorial... more »
September 12, 2011 9:05 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The name of a man killed in the Sept. 11 attacks is misspelled on the memorial at the World Trade Center site.
The family of Jeffrey Schreier tells WNBC-TV the R and the second E in his first name were switched on the memorial.
... more »
September 12, 2011 12:05 PM
A steel beam that was once part of the World Trade Center is now permanently on display at the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station as a permanent memorial paying tribute to the victims of the September 11th terror attacks.
The artifact was donated to the Air Force Station by... more »
September 11, 2011 1:52 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Family members who've been reading the names of loved ones who died on 9/11 during today's ceremony at the World Trade Center site have been adding personal memories and tributes. Nicholas Gorki, whose mother was still pregnant with him on that day, read the name of... more »
September 11, 2011 12:45 PM
Honking fills the Academy and Galley intersection today as Criss Seal hold his American Flag high in the air.
As it flutters, he waves to drivers, and many of them honk back in acknowledgement.
He goes by the '9/11 flag guy,' and has raised his flag year after... more »
September 11, 2011 10:05 AM
Former Governor Bill Ritter is speaking to the nearly thousand people who have come out to the memorial service. more »
September 10, 2011 3:12 PM
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Friends and family plan to host a benefit dinner to raise scholarship funds in memory of a Denver woman killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.
Thirty-three-year-old Kathleen "Kit" Faragher was on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center's north tower when it was struck... more »
September 10, 2011 12:26 AM
Many of this year's incoming freshmen at the U.S. Air Force Academy were born in 1993; making them eight years old during the September 11th terrorist attack. One cadet pointed out that she didn't know exactly what was going on, but the panic and distress left an impact on her.... more »
September 9, 2011 5:38 PM
Many gathered in front of the 9/11 Memorial at NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters for a wreath laying ceremony on Friday morning.
The memorial is made up of several elements including soil from Pennsylvania, a mangled beam from the remnants of the World Trade Center, and both are embedded in... more »
September 9, 2011 5:17 PM
Memorial Hospital is asking people in the community to honor those who lost their lives on 9-11 by giving blood.
The blood drive will happen from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the East Branch of the Pikes Peak Library, 5550 N. Union.
No appointment is necessary.
August 22, 2011 6:08 AM
Tourists and Washingtonians alike are about to get their first up-close look at the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The site is opening Monday morning without fanfare to kick off a week of celebrations ahead of Sunday's official dedication.
The memorial sits on the National... more »
August 16, 2011 4:57 PM
The family of Chief Warrant Officer David R. Carter has announced memorial service plans for the fallen soldier.
Carter was a co-pilot of the Chinook helicopter that was shot down in Afghanistan August 6. Planeside honors are scheduled to take place at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo.,... more »
August 10, 2011 6:14 PM
A moment of silence was observed at Fort Carson today when family, friends and fellow servicemen came to honor and remember the life of Staff Sergeant Lex Lewis who was killed in a fire fight at the start of his third tour in Afghanistan.
He was in the 2nd... more »
August 4, 2011 12:40 AM
Hundreds came together at Trinity of the Nazarene Church to remember 16 year old Austin Howse. He and two of his friends were killed a week ago, shot in this neighborhood near "We can't imagine that cutting somebody off results in 3 young people being murdered." said El Paso County... more »
July 31, 2011 6:46 PM
Just over a week ago we brought you Sandy Eversole's heartbreaking story. A roadside memorial at the spot where her son David Muller had died 2 years ago was stolen. Sandy made a desperate plea for help. "We just want it returned... No questions asked." she told us, "If somebody... more »
July 27, 2011 1:10 PM
Family members have just entered the Heritage Ballroom at the Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs for a celebration of life for members of the Constantinides family killed in a flash flood in Wyoming last week.
Laurel Constantinides and her three adopted children, Hannah, Zoe, and Lucia were killed... more »
July 22, 2011 7:06 PM
On an unassuming spot near 30th and Garden of the Gods, Sandy Eversole stands silently thinking about her son David Mueller.
Two years ago David was killed in a drunk driving accident. Since then family and friends created a roadside memorial near the spot where David died to remind... more »
July 13, 2011 6:20 PM
It was a somber day at Fort Carson this morning as the army honored another one of its own.
PFC Eric Soufrine, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was just a few months shy of his twenty-first birthday and only three weeks away from coming home before an IED... more »
May 26, 2011 12:00 PM
Fort Carson is adding the names of 22 fallen soldiers to the Mountain Post's Global War on Terrorism Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Thursday morning. 21 of them died or were killed in action since April of 2010.
The name of another Special Forces soldier who died in 2005 is also... more »
May 18, 2011 7:25 PM
On Friday, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will host the 18th Annual Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers' Memorial Service. The service will be held at America the Beautiful Park, located at 126 Cimino Drive at 10:00 a.m.
The memorial service honors the twenty seven Pikes Peak area peace... more »
May 5, 2011 2:20 PM
News First 5's Zach Thaxton is following the events of the memorial and funeral services for the Air Force Academy Professor, Maj. Philip Ambard who was killed in Afghanistan a little more than a week ago.
The attached photo shows the arrival of the casket for the services to... more »
April 30, 2011 6:53 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - An overflow crowd was gathering in Columbia at a historic black church to honor a University of Missouri janitor killed in the college town's last lynching in 1923.
Civic leaders have spent the past year organizing the tribute to James T. Scott. He was dragged... more »
April 8, 2011 11:45 AM
A fake letter with the Memorial Health System's logo is under investigation by police as a possible scam.
The letter claims personal information provided to Memorial may have been stolen, and it urges people to call a Miami-based phone number. Memorial reports there has been no theft or loss... more »
March 12, 2011 6:17 PM
The U.S. flag that flew over ground zero shortly after 9/11 has come to be known as, National Treasure, will be used to honor the life and sacrifice given by the Limon, Colorado Police Officer who was killed in the line of duty.
The United States Honor Flag, which... more »
March 9, 2011 6:15 PM
The father who apparently removed his child from Memorial Hospital this morning has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse.
The father is identified as 21 year old Gary Criss. He was served by police on the charge today and released from custody. The charge relates to the potential danger... more »
March 9, 2011 1:25 PM
A scare over a possible missing child from Memorial Hospital apparently started when the child wasn't properly checked out of the hospital.
The 19-month-old girl was the subject of a search that started just before 8 a.m.
When it became apparent their young patient was missing from her... more »
March 9, 2011 11:27 AM
Colorado Springs Police are looking for a child who is missing from Memorial Hospital since about 8:30 this morning.
The child is a 19-month-old girl, who may have been taken from the hospital by her father. Police do not believe the father has permission to have the baby.
... more »
January 26, 2011 4:39 PM
A memorial on Pueblo's riverwalk dedicated to Veterans remains unfinished, two months after it was officially dedicated. For now, visitors may notice part of the South granite memorial on the Veteran's Bridge is being held together with black tape and wooden spacers. Plus, one section of names is actually printed... more »
January 12, 2011 11:36 PM
The proposed ballot language on whether or not Memorial Health Systems should become a non-profit has been made public. The language, as it's written, says the hospital will become a non-profit entity which would be independent and not under city control, which it currently is. Voters would have final say... more »
December 21, 2010 7:44 AM
Family and friends of a Palmer High School hockey player who died unexpectedly over the weekend are mourning his loss.
Sam Hesselberg, 17, suffered a brain aneurysm and died Saturday morning. The school canceled
Monday's hockey match and a counselor will be available to his teammates today.
... more »
December 11, 2010 2:27 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The funeral for Elizabeth Edwards has begun in a church filled with family, friends and others touched by her personal tragedies.
The 61-year-old Edwards has been praised for her strength amid a series of challenges that included the death of a son, betrayal by her... more »
December 11, 2010 12:16 AM
Friday night marks five years since Annette Martinez, a 35-year-old mother of three, was stabbed to death while working at a Pueblo 7-11 convenience store.
Family and friends are preparing for another Christmas without their mother, daughter, sister, and friend, but this year they are trying to take something... more »
December 7, 2010 4:50 PM
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - The leader of the North American Aerospace Command and the U.S. Northern Command is marking the Pearl Harbor anniversary by saying the nation shouldn't forget the need for vigilance.
Adm. Sandy Winnefeld Jr. said in a blog entry Tuesday that information was... more »
December 3, 2010 7:32 PM
A ceremony is planned Tuesday in Colorado Springs to remember those killed at Pearl Harbor in 1941.
The event will happen at 11 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial in Memorial Park. It will include a presentation from U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Diane Webber, a wreath-laying ceremony, presentation of flags... more »
October 13, 2010 6:39 PM
Hundreds of family, friends, and fellow soldiers packed Soldiers' Memorial Chapel on Fort Carson's Mountain Post Wednesday to pay tribute to nine soldiers killed recently in Afghanistan, including the first Army chaplain to be killed in a combat zone since the Vietnam War.
Capt. Dale Goetz, 43, of South... more »
October 13, 2010 1:49 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is remembering nine soldiers killed in Afghanistan. The post will hold a memorial service Wednesday for the soldiers, all members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team.
Five were riding in the same heavily armed vehicle when they were killed by a roadside... more »
October 13, 2010 9:47 AM
Fort Carson will hold a memorial service today to honor nine fallen soldiers, all killed in combat operations overseas.
The soldiers to be honored:
Chaplain (Capt.) Dale A. Goetz - 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
1st Lt. Mark A.... more »
September 9, 2010 6:40 PM
The Air Force Academy will hold its annual Homecoming Memorial Ceremony Friday, Sept. 10, beginning at 4:45 p.m.
During the ceremony, 64 deceased Air Force Academy graduates will be honored. Each name, the year of graduation and the last cadet squadron to which the graduate was assigned, will be... more »
September 7, 2010 8:48 PM
Palmer Lake Police say a 12 year old stabbed another 12 year old after school, Tuesday afternoon. Investigators tell us the boys got into an argument near a bus stop at Palmer Lake Elementary. After words were exchanged, one of the boys allegedly stabbed the other multiple times in the... more »
August 31, 2010 8:38 AM
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is holding a memorial service Tuesday for a Colorado soldier killed in Iraq.
The Army says Sgt. Faith R. Hinkley of Colorado Springs died Aug. 7 in Baghdad of wounds suffered in an attack.
She was assigned to the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion of the... more »
August 20, 2010 1:19 PM
At today's memorial service John Ramsey talked about Lou Smit's integrity and faith in God and said Smit never stopped working on JonBenet's murder case. "I had the opportunity to visit Lou a few hours, shortly after he went into hospice and a week before he died," Ramsey told the... more »
August 16, 2010 8:14 AM
A Durango dentist who was among 10 medical volunteers killed in Afghanistan was remembered at a memorial service for his fascination with "The Simpsons" television show, the rice he made from an Afghan recipe and his impressive Scrabble vocabulary.
Speakers at a Durango auditorium on Sunday also spoke of... more »
August 9, 2010 9:36 AM
Friends and family of a Durango dentist killed in Afghanistan say he was dedicated to delivering free dental care to children in poor countries.
Thomas Grams, 51, was one of 10 members of a medical team gunned down last week. The Taliban has claimed credit for the attack, saying... more »
August 7, 2010 6:36 PM
Up to 40 hospital patients in Colorado Springs are in a troubling situation. A former employee at Memorial Hospital accessed their medical records apparently for personal use. News First 5 talked with two patients who say they're angry because they say memorial hospital waited several months before telling them about... more »
July 23, 2010 5:34 PM
Family and friends came together today, to honor the life of 2 year old Jaydien Stroud.
The toddler, was killed last week, in a tragic accident along highway 24, in Falcon. A memorial tribute was held at First Lutheran Church in downtown Colorado Springs. Jaydien was the love of... more »
July 2, 2010 12:09 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama has arrived in West Virginia to honor the late Robert C. Byrd's legacy.
The president's plane landed at Charleston's Yeager airport shortly before 11 a.m., Friday. Vice President Joe Biden joined Obama on the tarmac. The two men and several ranking congressional... more »
June 27, 2010 12:32 AM
Twenty six new names were added to the National EMS Memorial on Saturday night. It's a night to honor the men and woman who have given the ultimate sacrifice while saving others lives. "It's an occupation that is fast, unrelenting, emotional, physically and emotionally challenging, tiring and dangerous." said A.J.... more »
June 1, 2010 4:33 PM
A memorial took place in Pueblo today to honor nine men who were homeless and died over the past year. More than a hundred people attended the event, which was held on Pueblo's riverwalk. After each man's name was read aloud, friends or loved ones were invited to the microphone... more »