Content Tagged As summer

1 year 3 months ago

Tips for boarding your pets

Our four-legged friends often have to sit out summer vacations. If you're looking for boarding options, Angie's List has some tips to find the best fit. Make sure the place is a member of the Pet Care Services Association. Check the license and certification. Find out how much time...

1 year 4 months ago

Summer travel deals peak in August

If you still have a few vacation days left, you'll want to read this. Guess which summer month offers the best travel deals? It's august. The deals are hot in August mainly because the weather is so hot. Those with Orbitz Travel say to look for prices at vacation...

1 year 6 months ago

Good news for summer job seekers

Positive news this morning for those looking for work this summer. According to a Career Builder survey released overnight, 30% of employers plan to hire seasonal help, and 20% of those jobs will pay at least $16 an hour. Most of the jobs will be in the leisure and hospitality...

2 years 8 months ago

Teen job fair

There's a job fair for teens in El Paso and Teller County. The Youth Zone at the Pikes Peak Workforce center is specifically geared towards people age 16 to 21 who are looking for a part or full-time summer job. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

3 years 3 months ago

Protect yourself

For a little fun in the sun you better make sure you are slathering on a little protection. There is no shortage of the SPF-packed bottles of lotions and sprays at the Uncle Wilber Fountain today in downtown Colorado Springs. The Skin Cancer Foundation says one terrible sunburn...

3 years 4 months ago

Close encounters of the bear kind on the rise

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than...

3 years 6 months ago

Wakeboarders return to Colorado Springs

The world's best wakeboarders are coming back to Colorado Springs this summer making the third stop of the 2011 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour. The high-flying water sport competition will be held June 10 - 11 at Prospect Lake in Memorial Park. Last summer, the wakeboarders made their first-ever appearance...

3 years 6 months ago

Free swimming lessons

Just in time for summer, the Colorado Springs Swim School will hold free one hour swimming lessons this Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at three locations: the Wilson Ranch Pool, the Portal Pool and the Colorado Springs Recreation Center. There is a class limit of 45 students at each...

4 years 2 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 5 months ago

School special: kids eat free!

School's out of summer, but kids can eat free at various schools in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. School District 11 and Pueblo City Schools both offer a summer meal program. Kids ages 1 to 18 can get lunch and in some cases breakfast at the schools-free of charge. There are...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado DUI enforcement heats up

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer - and a summerlong crackdown on drunken drivers. The Colorado State Patrol and law enforcement agencies across the state are launching a DUI crackdown starting this weekend. They're calling the campaign the "100 Days of Heat" and they say the...

4 years 5 months ago

Summer safety tips for pets

It is a time year when people and their pets are out and about. While that means fun for families and their four legged friends it also can mean trouble. Experts say there are several things to watch out for. First as you get thirsty, so do your dogs...

4 years 6 months ago

Wildflower fest planned in Crested Butte

Designated the "Wildflower Capital of Colorado" by the Colorado State Legislature in 1990, Crested Butte will host the 24th annual Wildflower Festival July 12 through 18. Visitors, photographers and artists, from across the United States and abroad, journey to Crested Butte to witness nature's explosion of color during the festival...

4 years 6 months ago

CSU-Pueblo opens rec center to the public

CSU-Pueblo is opening up its recreation center to the community for the summer. The Student Recreation Center opened less than two years ago at a cost of $10 million. It includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, racquetball courts and squash court, indoor running track, aerobics/dance studio, cardio equipment (treadmills, bikes,...

4 years 8 months ago

Senate rejects summer jobs program

As the Senate prepares to vote on extending unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless, it has rejected a summer jobs program for youth. Republicans were unanimously opposed to the $1.3 billion program and several Democrats joined them. Next on today's agenda: a procedural vote on the jobless bill....

4 years 9 months ago

Barricaded suspect in custody

Colorado Springs Police have a 29 year old former soldier in custody after he barricaded himself in his Stetson Hills home Saturday morning. Police were called to the 3900 block of Summer Grace at about 3:30 a.m. by the suspect's wife after he alledgedly pointed a handgun at her....

4 years 9 months ago

Local schools join forces to collect food

Students at four local high schools are joining in some friendly competition to help feed families in need in our community. Palmer, Wasson, Mitchell and Coronado High Schools are each trying to collect 2,000 pounds of food at the Harvest with a Heart Food Drive over Valentines Day Weekend....

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