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1 year 9 months ago

NORAD takes record number of calls for Santa

COLORADO SPRINGS - Christmas Eve was a particularly busy time for volunteers with the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. During a 23 hour period, the operations center answered over 114,000 calls from children looking for Santa Claus, an increase of more than 12,000 from last year. The group also received...

2 years 9 months ago

NORAD Santa trackers have record holiday

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Santa Claus set records Christmas Eve he raced across the globe on his traditional holiday mission. Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs say they fielded about 102,000 telephone queries beginning early Saturday on his progress. That broke the previous mark of 80,000. And...

2 years 11 months ago

Holiday shopping made easy

Over 200 hundred vendors are showcasing their products at the 2011 13th Annual Holiday Festival this weekend at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center in Colorado Springs. There is everything from gourmet foods to children's toys and clothes. Many Colorado-based vendors are there, too. Mark Ludy is a...

3 years 10 months ago

Zillow: Colorado Springs is Santa's "favorite" city

Colorado Springs is Santa Claus' favorite city among those with populations exceeding 350,000, according to data analysis by researchers at Zillow.com. The scientific analysis ranked large cities across the United States based on criteria including percentage of single-story homes (reducing the risk of injury in a fall from a...

4 years 10 months ago

Santa gearing up for the big night

"As you (Santa Claus) enter the North American A.O. we're looking for a east to west standard emission flow with a north/south weave tactic," says Jim Collins, a fighter pilot based at NORAD and he briefed Santa on his yearly flight. It sounds like some complex stuff, but it...

4 years 10 months ago

All aboard for the Christmas train!

If you're looking for an out-of-town getaway this weekend, try the Dickens of a Christmas Train. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad runs the train every day through Wednesday, December 23. Depart from La Veta. The one-of-kind Christmas train celebrates the spirit of the classic story: A Christmas Carol. Live...

4 years 10 months ago

Breakfast with Santa this Saturday

Here's a way to get your kids out of bed Saturday morning--take them to breakfast with Santa Claus. The Pueblo Police Benevolent Association is hosting a Breakfast with Santa event at Black Hills Energy, 105 S. Victoria St. (on the Riverwalk), 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. If they're not...

4 years 10 months ago

Monument celebrating a small town Christmas

Wednesday's snowy weather has plenty of people humming Christmas carols. Monument will launch into full-blown Christmas mode this Friday with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Limbach Park. The event gets underway at 4:30 pm. Limbach Park is also the place to be Saturday morning when Santa and...

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