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1 year 11 months ago

Record crowds fill Telmosse Giveaway

COLORADO SPRINGS - Thousands of people flooded into the Freedom Financial Expo Center Friday morning for the 30th Annual Bob Telmosse Christmas Giveaway. The event is local tradition started by the late businessman Bob Telmosse to help families in need during the holidays. Each person is given free toys...

2 years 4 months ago

Teen girl missing, rescued in Fremont County

Runaway cases are filed every day, some more serious than others. Sunday, deputies in Fremont County felt one runaway case required pulling out multiple resources to search for a missing teen girl. It was a worrisome situation early Sunday morning in Fremont County. Cynthia, a 14-year-old girl staying with...

2 years 10 months ago

Obama volunteers promote upcoming CO visit

DENVER (AP) - Volunteers for President Barack Obama are gearing up Saturday to promote the president's visit to Colorado next week. The OFA Colorado group is planning phone banks and door-to-door canvassing from Routt County to Pueblo. The volunteers will be telling voters to watch the president's third State of...

3 years 7 months ago

Colorado Springs gets greener

Colorado Springs got a little greener today. Arbor Day meant that twenty-five trees found a new home in Colorado Springs. "Planting trees is great for the environment," says Tana Jones of Weston Solutions, who helped with the event. "It's a great sustainability initiative for our city, and I...

3 years 10 months ago

12 Peyton firefighters turn in their badges

12 volunteer firefighters in Peyton have turned in their badges. It happened Tuesday night at the boards regular meeting. The firefighters had previously raised concerns about safety and Fire Chief Jack Rauer's service with the fire protection district. The board says they've already talked to Calhan, Falcon and Ellicott...

4 years 2 months ago

Parks volunteer opportunities this Saturday

If you're looking for an opportunity to teach your children good stewardship of the earth--Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are encouraging families to volunteer this Saturday to clean-up and enhance the parks. The projects will include tree planting, creek cleaning, weed removal and trail renovations. The El...

4 years 3 months ago

Boulder Wildfire Has Presidential Attention

DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has met with firefighters, volunteers and families displaced by the wildfire near Boulder - and gotten words of encouragement from President Barack Obama. Ritter's spokesman says the president expressed his empathy and support for the families and firefighters. He says Obama wanted to ensure...

4 years 3 months ago

State Fair Parade happens Saturday

The Colorado State Fair Parade happens Saturday in downtown Pueblo starting at 10 a.m. Spectators are expected to number around 40,000, as they watch more than 100 entries, including more than 20 bands. The parade starts on the Mesa Junction and runs through the Union Avenue Historic District and then...

4 years 6 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 6 months ago

Volunteers needed for historic preservation

If you have a love of history, here's an opportunity to make a difference. The City of Colorado Springs needs volunteers to serve on the Historic Preservation Board. This board advises City Council in implementing the Historic Preservation program for the City. Meetings take place on the first...

4 years 6 months ago

Seeing the job through

In March, local vets and regular Joes came to help with a surprise; remodeling the basement for Staff Sergeant Dennis Cline, who is now home after receiving treatment for a war injury. Cline got home earlier than expected and the project wasn't done, but the surprise went on anyways....

4 years 7 months ago

Lockheed Martin supports Colorado school

Lockheed Martin is pledging money and volunteer support for the Denver School of Science and Technology. Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Jefferson County is making a "large financial pledge" to the school. Company officials are also making a five-year commitment of volunteer support from Lockheed Martin's 4,300 employees,...

4 years 8 months ago

Committee members needed in Colorado Springs

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking citizen volunteers to fill several positions on the Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee. The committee monitors the spending the Public Safety Sales Tax funds, making sure the items approved by voters at the November 6, 2001 election are spent properly. Meetings...

4 years 8 months ago

April Stools Day is this weekend

Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Dog Park in Bear Creek Regional Park for the annual April Stools Day Saturday, April 10. All the park users are invited to bring their pooches and clean up all the leftover poop and trash. The event will be from 10 a.m....

4 years 10 months ago

Pueblo Sheriff looks for volunteers

The Pueblo County Courier Service is looking for a few good -- people. The couriers walk roughly a mile each day and driver several more as they move files from the Sheriff's main office to substations, the courts and other locations. The group has been around for about ten years....

4 years 11 months ago

Homeless camp clean up

Volunteers with Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful are cleaning the homeless camps along Fountain Creek. Conditions in the camps have grown increasingly squalid lately drawing criticism from the community and city council. The problem, says Colorado Springs Police Officer Brett Iverson, is misguided generosity by the community. An overwhelming amount...

4 years 11 months ago

Cleaning up Bessemer alleys in Pueblo

NeighborWorks of Pueblo will coordinate about 100 volunteers to clean up alleys in the Bessemer neighborhood. They expect to clear about a 30 block area. The City of Pueblo will provide rakes, shovels, pitchforks, and trash trucks for volunteers to use. Volunteers will not remove large, heavy items such...

1 year 11 months ago

Hundreds enjoy Thanksgiving meal in Pueblo

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...

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