November 21, 2012 11:04 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Just hear those registers ringing and money jingling too. Come on, It's a lovely weather for, well, last minute grocery shopping.
"Oh my goodness, it's packed in here," said Carolyn Cathey who came to the King Soopers on Centennial Boulevard Wednesday to pick up her last... more »
November 19, 2012 3:35 PM
With the holiday chaos to be unleashed in a couple days, companies are hoping to end up in the red on Black Friday. Because sales are typically strong the day after Thanksgiving, many stores are kicking off those deals earlier and earlier.
It's great for bargain hunters, but as... more »
November 19, 2012 1:13 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS- Residents who are preparing to make their Thanksgiving dinner at home this year can expect to pay slightly higher prices at the grocery store.
Your dollar will not stretch as far as it has in previous years thanks to the ongoing drought.
"I'd say our Thanksgiving... more »
October 27, 2012 7:22 PM
There's a chance to make a real difference in Colorado Springs.
There are elderly in need of food, and many of you have stepped up to help. We met with volunteers of Silver Key at their food drive earlier today.
Each month, Silver Key delivers 600 bags of... more »
November 25, 2011 6:44 PM
The Teller County Sheriff says his investigators have made a major break in a sexual assault case in Florissant. According to Sheriff Mike Ensminger, deputies searched a property in the town on Thursday and were able to obtain a substantial amount of evidence.
He isn't saying much about the... more »
November 24, 2011 10:24 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers built a big lead in the third quarter, taking advantage of Ndamukong Suh's ejection and beating the Detroit Lions 27-15 Thursday. The defending champion Packers (11-0) have won 17 straight, including the playoffs. They passed what... more »
November 24, 2011 6:40 PM
It's a day of giving and a day of thanks. Thousands in Colorado Springs came out to receive hot meals. It's something many of them wouldn't get without the help of soup kitchens around the city.
At the Marian House nearly 600 people got their Thanksgiving dinner.
"I... more »
November 24, 2011 4:26 PM
On any other day Susie's Westside Café in Colorado Springs would be serving up the usual eggs and home fries for their loyal customers. But on Thanksgiving they're serving up a different kind of meal. Pies are delivered, turkey is roasted and all of the trimmings rare ready to go.... more »
November 23, 2011 5:58 PM
More than 45 million Americans are driving to Thanksgiving dinner this year, and over 3 million in the Mountain States Region. The AAA Thanksgiving 2011 Travel Forecast shows a four percent increase in the number of cars on the road over last year.
AAA Colorado Communications Director Wavelyn Dreher... more »
November 22, 2011 10:57 PM
Thanksgiving weekend is always the busiest travel time of the year. This year AAA is projecting a 4% increase in the overall number of people traveling over last year and a 2% increase in Thanksgiving airline travel. With that comes a few reminders.
First, if you want to bring... more »
November 21, 2011 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Muppets are heading to the White House.
Ahead of Thanksgiving, the White House will host a special screening for military families of "The Muppets" movie.
Guests at Tuesday's screening will also include Kermit the Frog and Jason Segel, one of the stars of the... more »
November 19, 2011 8:53 AM
Panera Bread is helping you keep Thanksgiving leftovers fresh and interesting. Here are two awesome ideas!
If these aren't enough, click here to get to Panera's website. There you can find the link to match the right bread with your meal.
Ham and Brie Panini Ingredients 1 loaf... more »
November 25, 2010 1:26 PM
Colorado Springs Utilities says the biggest day of the year for wastewater back ups is, believe it or not, Thanksgiving.
The reason? People dump turkey fat, oil and grease down the drain instead of throwing it away in the garbage.
They recommend to dump the turkey fat, oil... more »
November 24, 2010 7:32 PM
If you still need to head out to the store for those last minute Thanksgiving Dinner items, local stores have you covered.
Sunflower Market: open until 4 p.m.
King Sooper's and Safeway: open until 5 p.m.
Albertson's: open until 6 p.m.
November 24, 2010 2:08 PM
50 turkeys. 45 pies. 200lbs of mashed potatoes. It's an ambitious task to cook a Thanksgiving meal for 800 guests. "I've been cooking turkeys for the past 5 days," said William Muldrew, head chef at the Wayside Cross Gospel Rescue Mission in Pueblo. The Wayside Cross is preparing food for... more »
November 24, 2010 12:47 PM
DENVER (AP) - Security lines are moving smoothly at Denver International Airport but drivers in Colorado's mountains are facing hazardous conditions. A few protesters at the airport were asking passengers to opt out of body scanners. But secruity lines were moving smoothly. In the mountains, a blizzard warning is in... more »
November 24, 2010 11:12 AM
I'd be lying if I said that a deep fried turkey doesn't taste good because it does. So much so that rookies like me can pull off a decent Thanksgiving dinner with just a little preparation.
But it would also be irresponsible of me not to say that the... more »
November 24, 2010 1:27 AM
The Thanksgiving road trip is a yearly tradition for millions of Americans. This year, there's going to be a lot of people on the roads. "In the mountain states we are seeing a 10.7% increase in Thanksgiving holiday travel this year as compared to last year." explains Wave Dreher with... more »
November 16, 2010 4:51 PM
AAA Colorado today projects the number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers in the Mountain States of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, will increase 10.7 percent from 2009. Approximately 3 million travelers plan to take a trip at least 50 miles away from home. Nationally, 42.2 million Americans... more »
November 15, 2010 7:11 PM
Throughout Southern Colorado more families need help getting food this Thanksgiving. Our area's largest distributor of free food says demand is up about 26% from a year ago. "This is the place to come when you're down on your luck or you need a hand up," said Marcie Reynolds, who... more »
November 15, 2010 6:17 PM
The Salvation Army and other organizations will serve free lunch for Thanksgiving at various locations from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
November 25, 2010 in Colorado Springs
Salvation Army, 501 S. Weber St.
Salvation Army, 908 Yuma
Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5725 Southmoor... more »
November 14, 2010 12:37 AM
Saturday night was supposed to be a joyous night for the Shafer family. "My youngest daughter was to be married this evening." explains Mac Shafer, the father of the bride. Sadly, it never happened. "We had a tough time and it didn't work out." says Shafer. With few options on... more »
November 5, 2010 7:23 PM
Fellowship of the Rockies church in Pueblo is trying to gather enough food to feed 200 families.
Teams are being formed at the church to gather food, sort it, pack boxes and deliver them to the needy. Turkeys will be provided by Andrews Food Services.
A list of... more »
October 11, 2010 7:11 PM
It may only be mid October, but some stores in Southern Colorado are already hearing "Jingle Bells". "It's definitely the warm up for Christmas." explains Rebecca Berg, the owner of Barracuda Bazaar clothing store in Old Colorado City, "People are starting to look around at the stores to see what's... more »
October 7, 2010 10:04 AM
If you need help putting a bountiful Thanksgiving meal on your table this year, applications are already being accepted in Pueblo for food baskets from Tom & Louie's Cupboard.
The annual food drive served more than 500 families last year. Applications will be taken until Nov. 3. Call the... more »
January 14, 2010 10:05 AM
General Motors is taking away Tiger Woods' free ride.
The automaker has sliced its agreement with the golfer that allowed him to use their vehicles for free.
While the official endorsement deal ended in 2008, GM had allowed Woods to keep a few loaner vehicles...reportedly among them is... more »
January 3, 2010 9:17 AM
Police say a tip to the TV show "America's Most Wanted" has led to the capture of a Florida man suspected of gunning down four family members at a Thanksgiving dinner. Jupiter Police Sgt. Scott Pascarella said Paul Merhige was arrested Saturday night by U.S. Marshals and Monroe County Sheriff's... more »
November 30, 2009 12:24 AM
Thanksgiving, it's a holiday known for family traditions. That came to horrifying halt Thursday when El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies say 76 year old Aylais Oliver shot and killed his son, 49 year old Keith at Oliver's home near the Widefield / Security area.
According to the arrest affidavit,... more »
November 27, 2009 5:39 PM
Black Friday is a big day at the stores, but its also considered one the busiest days of the year for plumbers. It's a Thanksgiving problem: people pour grease or put food down the drain. At one apartment in Pueblo a teenager poured all the grease from a 24-pound turkey... more »
November 26, 2009 6:27 PM
The El Paso County sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting in the Security/Widefield area. It happened just after 3 in the afternoon Thursday in the 4000 block of Oberding Drive.
"What is a festive Thanksgiving environment is now turned somber in this neighborhood for the people here who... more »
November 26, 2009 2:34 PM
Hundreds turned out for a free Thanksgiving Day meal at the Union Depot in Pueblo. The doors opened at 11 a.m. and within the first hour and half, organizers estimate they served 600 people. The meal included all the traditional favorites: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls and pumpkin... more »
November 26, 2009 1:06 PM
An early Thanksgiving morning fire in Clear Creek County
seriously injured one man and damaged three homes.
The fire started around 5a.m. in Dumont , just west of Idaho Springs on Interstate 70. Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger says that one person was severely burned in... more »
November 26, 2009 12:09 PM
Hundreds spent Thanksgiving morning burning off calories. The YMCA held its first ever Turkey Trot in Pueblo. More than 300 people took part in the 5-mile run or walk. From 3-year olds to seniors, people of all ages took part in the event. The YMCA of Pueblo says its goal... more »
November 25, 2009 7:09 PM
This Thanksgiving the savory flavors of the South are coming to Pueblo West. A restaurant owner is cooking up deep-fried cajun turkey. It's a twist on your traditional Thanksgiving, that dozens can't wait to gobble up. John Bouche is the owner of Cafe Bouche on Joe Martinez Blvd. "Back home... more »
November 25, 2009 6:19 PM
For the 20th year in a row, soldiers from The Mountain Post are trying to feed the less fortunate in Colorado Springs on Thanksgiving.
This meal means a lot to the soldiers who make it.
"These (food containers) have been to Iraq. They've been all over," says Spc.... more »
November 25, 2009 5:59 PM
The Obama family is passing out turkeys, stuffing and other Thanksgiving favorites to people at a food pantry organization.
President Barack Obama tucked pumpkin pies into people's bags at Martha's Table in downtown Washington on Wednesday evening and wished them a happy holiday.
President Obama's two daughters, first... more »
November 25, 2009 4:56 PM
This year there are plenty of places serving up a free Thanksgiving meal for those in need.
El Paso County
The Salvation Army 908 Yuma St. Colorado Springs 10:30a.m. -3:00p.m.
Marian House 14 W. Bijou Colorado Springs 10:30a.m. -3:00p.m.
Salvation Army Canteen Truck 1205 Potter Dr.... more »
November 25, 2009 12:19 PM
Shopping on Black Friday can be daunting, with massive crowds, pre-dawn start times and long checkout lines.
Roughly 77 million Americans are expected to head to stores Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and often considered the start of the holiday shopping season, and the frenzy will continue through the... more »
November 25, 2009 9:34 AM
Don't burn the Thanksgiving dinner, or the kitchen. That's the word from a fire marshal in South Carolina who says Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for firefighters battling kitchen blazes. Irmo, S.C., Fire Marshal Jeff Allen says firefighters across the country respond to three times as many... more »
November 25, 2009 9:00 AM
Some health officials are concerned that holiday get-togethers could wind up spreading swine flu.
Thanksgiving is typically followed by at least a modest bump in early seasonal flu cases, according to reports from the past few years. But this, of course, is not a typical year. Swine flu is... more »
November 24, 2009 12:14 PM
More people seem to be heading home for the holidays this year in Colorado.
Denver International Airport says it expects more fliers to pass through the airport this week than during Thanksgiving week last year. The airport predicts more than 960,000 passengers between now and Monday.
If the... more »
November 24, 2009 10:50 AM
One fights with guns and one is armed with Bibles, but the U.S. Army and Salvation Army are teaming up to prepare food for community Thanksgiving dinners in Colorado Springs and other nearby towns. About 30 soldiers and family members volunteered to work with Salvation Army staff in a Fort... more »
November 24, 2009 10:16 AM
Authorities around Colorado will be stepping up patrols to look for drunken drivers this week.
The Colorado State Patrol says troopers and 51 law-enforcement agencies will conduct the state's first Thanksgiving week DUI crackdown from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
The State... more »
November 23, 2009 10:48 PM
A group of businesses in Colorado Springs have pooled money and resources to give 125 military families a free, precooked Thanksgiving dinner. Now, they're just waiting for the families.
The group started giving out the turkeys with all the trimmings Monday morning. By Monday afternoon, they had 115 dinners... more »
November 16, 2009 7:38 PM
With a little less than two weeks until Thanksgiving, several local charities are in need of turkey donations to help feed families in our community.
For example, you won't find many turkeys inside the freezer at the Springs Rescue Mission. Director of Programs Lyn Harwell says during the last... more »