April 13, 2013 5:08 PM
Efforts to help victims impacted by last year's deadly Waldo Canyon Fire were underway in the Springs.
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., volunteers filled bags with sand outside the Verizon Wireless Center off Garden of the Gods. The 50-pound bags were then given to homeowners who could be... more »
March 30, 2013 7:12 PM
About 100 volunteers got their hands dirty Saturday afternoon at the Flying W Ranch.
Many trees were lost during the Waldo Canyon Fire and the ones that are standing are charred, causing major erosion problems.
Saturday morning, volunteers helped plant erosion barriers to stop soil from further eroding.... more »
March 28, 2013 8:48 PM
Did you know there's a team of volunteers with the Colorado Springs Police Department whose only job is to find people illegally parked in handicap spots? Last year they wrote 800 tickets for violations, and they say that's only a drop in the bucket compared to the number of violations... more »
December 21, 2012 8:36 PM
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... more »
November 17, 2012 3:33 PM
Volunteers take their Saturday to help out in the yards of senior citizens. Rake Up Pueblo is all a part of the Senior Resource Development Agency. The volunteers go out to the homes of those that signed up for the program to rake up leaves and clean up the yard.
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August 6, 2012 1:42 AM
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... more »
July 28, 2012 8:05 PM
It's one of the first things you see when you enter Pueblo on I-25 from the north.
The "Home of Heroes" sign was in need of some clean-up, so volunteers through the City Volunteer Program took time to pull weeds and pick up trash.
They were slightly surprised with... more »
July 15, 2012 12:33 AM
For the last few days, victims of the Waldo Canyon fire have been sifting through the remains of their homes to find anything salvageable. Now, they have help in their search.
Samaritan's Purse, a disaster relief group that travels the country, gathered about a hundred volunteers to aid in... more »
June 12, 2012 7:58 PM
More than a dozen firefighters from Southern Colorado are heading to Larimer County to join the lines of the High Park Fire. Volunteers and trucks from Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Canon City and Westcliffe are all working the fire lines as part of a 500 person ground force.
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January 21, 2012 11:18 AM
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... more »
October 16, 2011 5:21 PM
Local four-wheel drive community helps raise money for "Christmas for Kids."
The event was held at the RAM Off-Road Park this afternoon in Colorado Springs. Buggy rides were a hit at the fundraiser. In total, today's event raise $1200 for Christmas toys for less fortunate children.
100% of... more »
June 9, 2011 12:16 PM
GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Eight sailors on the USS Missouri attack submarine are back from a week of voluntary leave they took to help clean up tornado damage in the state of Missouri.
The sailors arrived back at U.S. Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday after assisting the AmeriCorps, the... more »
April 29, 2011 4:51 PM
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... more »
April 24, 2011 4:19 PM
DALLAS (AP) - A state review has found that some Texas counties scorched by this month's out-of-control wildfires got only a small portion of the more than $128 million the state doled out to volunteer fire departments for training and equipment in the past decade.
The Texas Sunset Advisory... more »
February 8, 2011 11:44 PM
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... more »
October 4, 2010 1:37 PM
The Bureau of Land Management is asking for volunteers to work on a five-mile trail on the southwest side of Canon City.
The trail is on BLM land and will eventually serve walker and mountain bike riders. Volunteers from the Lower Arkansas Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA) and students from... more »
September 29, 2010 8:18 AM
Ten U.S. cities are recruiting volunteers to help with local challenges as part of a nationwide emphasis on service led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Volunteers will work on problems such as flood recovery in Nashville, Tenn., and childhood obesity in Newark, N.J.
Bloomberg is scheduled to... more »
September 22, 2010 11:18 AM
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... more »
September 11, 2010 3:38 PM
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... more »
September 10, 2010 1:38 PM
Volunteers will fan-out in Pueblo Saturday to paint the homes of selected low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners. Close to 250 volunteers will participate in this year's Operation Paintbrush, which will rehab close to two dozen home.
A volunteer kick-off breakfast at 7 am will fortify the volunteers for the... more »
August 24, 2010 3:21 PM
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... more »
August 16, 2010 8:58 AM
The popular Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon is scheduled to reopen Monday after being closed since early May for repairs.
The $1.1 million repair project has given the trail a new boardwalk and railing leading up the final section of the hike. Some stone work has also been... more »
June 10, 2010 11:11 AM
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... more »
June 1, 2010 8:41 AM
The flower beds outside Colorado Springs City Hall are just one example of budget cuts. The city sliced the money to plant flowers, but that doesn't mean the beds will remain empty.
A group of volunteers is using the space to plant a vegetable garden to grow food for... more »
May 26, 2010 11:38 AM
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... more »
May 24, 2010 6:30 PM
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.... more »
May 19, 2010 9:01 AM
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,... more »
May 14, 2010 9:09 AM
A universally accessible playground is under construction at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. Backers of the playground are seeking volunteers to put the finishing touches on the play space this Sunday, 1-4 pm. Meet in the southwest corner of the park.
Volunteers are needed to prepare soil and lay... more »
May 3, 2010 7:54 PM
Interest is up in a program that connects volunteers with farmers across the country, including here in southern Colorado.
Javernick Family Farms in Canon City has been a part of WWOOF, the World Wide Workers on Organic Farms Program, for three years. This year they say they had twice... more »
April 8, 2010 6:57 PM
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... more »
April 5, 2010 7:05 PM
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.... more »
March 25, 2010 2:18 PM
A panel led by former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will recommend the U.S. Olympic Committee find ways to get people inside the Olympic movement more actively involved in making decisions.
The panel will submit the report to the USOC board at its quarterly meeting Friday.
Two people with... more »
February 17, 2010 2:58 PM
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.... more »
January 14, 2010 1:19 PM
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... more »
January 12, 2010 4:54 PM
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... 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 19, 2009 6:11 PM
Many of you have waited in long lines to get a swine flu vaccine. The Pueblo City-County Health Department is calling for volunteers to help run the clinics more efficiently. Specifically, they're in need of registered nurses and paramedics to give shots to patients. The health department says in the... more »
September 24, 2009 8:52 AM
The world's largest AIDS vaccine trial is being hailed as a watershed event because it's the first time an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the virus. The result also surprised scientists because recent failures led many to think such a vaccine might never be possible. Researchers in Bangkok announced... more »
September 24, 2009 8:47 AM
Larimer County health officials are looking for as many as 100 people to staff swine flu immunization clinics in the county for at-risk residents. The county says it is looking for volunteers for the clinic positions but will get health care professionals if enough people don't sign up. The announcement... more »