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1 year 10 months ago

Free snow removal for military families

Snow may be on the way for the Pikes Peak region. For military families, there's a program to help them clear their sidewalks for free. Remember, it's a city ordinance to keep your sidewalks clear in Colorado Springs. The program, SnowCare for Troops (part of Project EverGreen), is...

1 year 11 months 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...

1 year 11 months ago

New resource connection for Pikes Peak vets

A new website launches Tuesday helping connect vets with reputable resources in the Pikes Peak region. It's called the Peak Military Care Network, organized through the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments; it connects anyone with services designed to help members of the military, veterans, and their families. ...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Pawtoberfest came in with a splash

The rainy and slushy weather didn't keep some die-hard runners and dog fanatics from celebrating the Humane Society's 3rd annual Pawtoberfest. Around twenty vendors selling anything and everything having to do with dogs also braved the cold and wet weather. Although around 700 runners registered for the event,...

3 years 3 months ago

A heartfelt journey

A Minnesota man pedaled his way halfway across the country to help kids who are born with heart defects here in the Pikes Peak Region. Cory Mortensen rode his bike over 900 miles from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs to help the Mended Little Hearts Organization. Mortensen met with members...

3 years 5 months ago

Celebrate local history at Territory Days

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...

3 years 4 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 8 months ago

Blockbuster closes 5 local stores

Once the king of home video rental companies, Blockbuster Video announced this week that it will close five stores in the Pikes Peak Region. Four of the stores are located in Colorado Springs; at Constitution and Powers, Fillmore and Nevada, Centennial and Vindicator and at Circle and Galley. The fifth...

4 years 4 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 5 months ago

Watching the Thunderbirds

A ticket to the Air Force Academy graduation is one of the hardest tickets to snag in the Pikes Peak Region. Along with the graduation comes a 30-minute air show by the Air Force Thunderbirds. For those who didn't have a ticket, Interquest Parkway provided a great vantage point...

4 years 5 months ago

Dr. Wes Metzler Day to be proclaimed next Tuesday

The former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Dr. Wes Metzler, will be honored with a resolution recognizing his service by the El Paso Board of County Commissioners. The resolution will highlight Dr. Metzler's 17-year tenure during which he "...successfully nurtured...

4 years 8 months ago

Ditching moon mission could cost Colorado

President Obama has scrapped NASA's $100 billion plan to return astronauts to the moon. Around $9 billion has already been spent on the Constellation Project, much of it through aerospace companies whose research and development branches are based in Colorado. The Orion Crew Vehicle, a modern day equivalent...

4 years 9 months ago

Local AF reservists heading to Haiti

Air Force reservists from the Pikes Peak region are mobilizing to deliver humanitarian aid to earthquake-devastated Haiti. Approximately 50 reservists and two C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson AFB will leave here Friday. They'll fly humanitarian missions in support of Haitian relief efforts. They're expected to...

4 years 9 months ago

Morning show content producer - KOAA TV

KOAA-TV News First 5, the NBC Affiliate in Southern Colorado is looking for an experienced, aggressive, creative producer with a positive attitude. Must be able to multitask, perform under pressure and make quick decisions under intense deadlines. Passion for breaking news and clear, concise storytelling a must. Understanding of...

4 years 10 months ago

Toys For Tots

Toys for Tots is feeling the pain of the economy. Donations are down this year. First Lady Michelle Obama is in Virginia today promoting the program. If you would like to donate to Toys for Tots in the Pikes Peak Region, click here .

5 years 1 month ago

Silver Key seeking volunteer drivers

Silver Key Senior Services in Colorado Springs is seeking new volunteer drivers. The organization helps seniors live independently by providing transportation when seniors are no longer able to drive. The buses take seniors everywhere they need to go--from shopping and hair appointments to doctor visits. Silver Key has...

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