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3 years 2 months ago

Officials warn of avalanches following snow

DENVER (AP) - State officials say more than 3 feet of new snow that's fallen in the high country has increased the probability of large avalanches. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the storm that moved across the state on Friday and Saturday fell on weak layers of snow. Human-triggered...

3 years 7 months ago

Hundreds "Assault" Pikes Peak

Hundreds took to Pikes Peak Sunday morning for what many cyclists call the ultimate test. The 2nd Annual Assault on the Peak takes these gutsy cyclists nearly 25 miles up Pikes Peak. That's a vertical climb of nearly 8,000 feet! "This is just very unrelenting and 6 hours of pain!"...

3 years 7 months ago

More than 200 cyclist Assault the Peak, Sunday

August has been a month of preparation and anticipation over the US Pro Cycling Challenge which began last Monday to become the biggest professional bicycling event in Colorado. Today the whole event culminates in Denver, but a small group of bicycling enthusiasts wanted to rise to another challenge for the...

3 years 8 months ago

New trail to Pikes Peak summit to be built

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Three organizations are joining to build a new trail up to the summit of Colorado's Pikes Peak. The city of Colorado Springs, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and Friends of the Peak will work on the multi-year project and they're inviting people to volunteer to start...

3 years 9 months ago

Summer snow at the summit

It's the kind of weather you'd expect to see in December, not June. At least 4 inches of snow fell on the summit of Pikes Peak Monday morning. There was enough ice and snow on the Pikes Peak Highway that rangers closed the road halfway up. The Eldred family,...

3 years 10 months ago

Snow closes Pikes Peak Highway

With as much as four inches of snow falling the summit of Pikes Peak, highway rangers closed the final nine miles of road today out of a concern for driver safety. The Cog Railway is still carrying passengers to top, but many visitors can be found rifling through the clothing...

4 years 1 month ago

Pikes Peak Restaurant Week

Local restaurants in Colorado Springs are celebrating the first-ever Pikes Peak Restaurant Week. It's similar to Denver's Restaurant Week or First Bite Boulder. Participating restaurants are offering deals on multicourse dinners. For more information and list a of participating restaurants click here .

4 years 2 months ago

Pikes Peak YMCA receives grant

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region has been chosen to receive a $28,500 grant from the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The local Y was one of 10 organizations across the state to receive grants. The money comes from federal funding.

4 years 3 months ago

Free spay and neuter for cats offered

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is offering free spay and neuter surgeries to low-income cat owners during the month of January. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited. "We are jump starting our new Subsidized Spay-neuter Program by offering free sterilizations...

4 years 5 months ago

Shelter extends hours

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has lengthened its hours in hopes of helping more people retrieve their lost pets. Effective November 1, hours will be extended to 8 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. during the winter months and 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. during the summer months. Adoption...

4 years 6 months ago

Controlled burn on Pikes Peak today

The smoke plume you're seeing over Pikes Peak is a controlled burn. The Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado Springs Utilities Wildland fire team are burning fuel on 100 acres between the North and South Catamount Reservoirs. "All of the weather and fuel moisture indices fall within the...

4 years 6 months ago

PPCC gets $476,000 federal grant

Pikes Peak Community College has received a $476,355 grant from the US Department of Education. The money is earmarked for Emergency Management planning. PPCC is the only college in the state to receive a grant, and one of just 17 nationwide. "Sending a child off to college should be...

4 years 7 months ago

Controlled burn planned on Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs Utilities plans a controlled burn on the north slope of Pikes Peak to thin the forest. The Colorado State Forest Service will carry out the project, which aims to clear underbrush on 115 acres of the city's watershed. CSU is worried about a destructive wildfire like...

4 years 7 months ago

Guided walk at state park Wednesday

If you watch birds flying overhead, but have no idea what they are--here's your chance to learn about birds of the Pikes Peak region. Naturalists at Cheyenne Mountain State Park are leading a Guided Bird Walk Wednesday morning. You'll observe, identify, and record both resident and migratory bird species....

4 years 7 months ago

Free show will honor 4th BCT soldiers

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...

4 years 8 months ago

Snow in August!

It snowed at the top of Pikes Peak early Monday afternoon, along with rain, graupel, and hail. It's something you don't see too often in the summer time and probably surprised some of the visitors up there today, especially those in shorts and sandals! "How bizarre! It came...

4 years 9 months ago

Bike Pikes Peak program offered

CSU-Pueblo's Colorado Springs campus plans a three-day workshop on bicycling, which includes a trip down Pikes Peak. Classes include instruction on proper nutrition, riding strategy, and bicycle maintenance. Bike Pikes Peak begins in the classroom at the Citadel Center, 730 Citadel Dr. Suite 300, from 5:30-8:30 p.m....

4 years 10 months ago

Impact the arts scene in Pikes Peak Region

The Arts Commission of the Pikes Peak Region reviews and makes recommendations to the Colorado Springs City Council and El Paso County Commission regarding issues of public art. Their goal is to promote the inclusion of art in everyday life and the value of what artistic thinking can contribute to...

4 years 10 months ago

Voice your ideas for the Manitou Incline

Hiking, biking and running the Manitou Incline are all on the table, as the cities of Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs explore the recreational use of the base of Pikes Peak. Trail and trailhead design, parking and traffic--it will all be addressed at three public meetings to be held...

4 years 10 months ago

Rodeo tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for the 70th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris Penrose Events Center Arena in Colorado Springs, which happens next month. Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days Ticket Information: Price: Adult - $25, $15, $10 Child (ages 2-12) - $7.50-$10; Saturday Matinee...

4 years 10 months ago

Cog Railway train safely off the Peak

Colorado Springs is packed with out-of-town visitors as family and friends prepare for Wednesday's graduation at the Air Force Academy. Dozens of tourists got more excitement than they expected when their Cog Railway train was trapped on Pikes Peak for a time by a downed power line and grass fires....

4 years 10 months ago

Pikes Peak YMCA names new CEO

The Pikes Peak YMCA named Dan Dummermuth as its next CEO. He'll replace Merv Bennett. Over the next eight months Dummermuth will serve as CEO Designate. Bennett and the Board of Directors will oversee the transition. Dummermuth has served as Senior Vice- President of Operations at the YMCA...

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