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8 months 3 weeks ago

Mounted deputies patrol Fountain Creek

EL PASO COUNTY - Our cameras spotted these deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol as they rode along Fountain Creek this afternoon on the west side. The mounted units make regular patrols in all parts of the county. However, Deputy Sean Ives said being on horseback...

3 years 3 months ago

Trinidad earthquake caught on camera

It was the largest seismic event to hit Colorado in 40 years. Video of the magnitude 5.3 quake was captured by surveillance cameras at the Big 4 Country Store in Valdez. Ray Moltrer owns the business with his brothers. He described it as, "the scariest thing I ever felt...

3 years 3 months ago

Back to School: lunch ideas

In our Wednesday morning back to school segment we are taking a look at some healthy and not so healthy options when it comes to buying a sack lunch on a budget. Mina Liebert, the Director of LiveWell Colorado Springs, compared the costs and nutritional values of two lunches. ...

3 years 3 months ago

Back to School: Preschool and Kindergarten

All this week, News First 5 and KOAA.COM are helping parents to get their children ready to go back to school. This morning on News First Today, we are focusing on the youngest students: preschoolers and kindergarteners. I spoke with Kathy Howell, the Early Childhood Coordinator for Colorado Springs...

3 years 3 months ago

Deadline for hospital vote approaching

Few hospitals run like Memorial Health System anymore. Three decades ago as many as half of the nation's hospitals were government owned, but today less than 10 percent share that model. A change in ownership requires voter approval and Colorado Springs City Council will need to move quickly if...

3 years 3 months ago

Familiar faces join calf sorting competition

They're the horsemen generally associated with promoting the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo but on Sunday afternoon the Pike Peak Range Riders Association held a charity event to help children in our agricultural communities. A celebrity calf sorting competition was held at the Latigo equestrian center in Black Forest....

3 years 3 months ago

Urn theft victim passes away

Burglaries don't usually make the news, but it's what the thieves stole from Bob Herrle that pulled on the heart-strings of the nation. They took the urn that holds the ashes of his late wife Terry. It was almost three months before investigators tracked down the people who stole...

3 years 6 months ago

Scanning for Facebook friends

Just in case it was taking too long to create new friends on Facebook, there's a new app to help speed things up. Instant Friend is available for the Android market and allows the user to scan a friend's phone to become Facebook friends. But there's a catch, both...

4 years 8 months ago

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

We like to read-- oh, yes we do! We like to read-- to you-know-who! OK, so Dr. Seuss I'm not! You don't have to be Dr. Seuss to read to children so News First 5 is fanning out across Colorado Springs and Pueblo to read to school children...

4 years 10 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...

5 years 2 months ago

Paying for Parks

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department may cut 75 percent of of its budget next year, leaving little room financially to do more than simply water and mow. Parks director Paul Butcher says the $3.1 million reduction would mean the Pioneers Museum, Rockledge Ranch, most...

5 years 2 months ago

Bracing for a severe flu season

Civilian and military emergency managers met at Fort Carson Thursday to further develop plans in preparation of the upcoming flu season. The H1N1 "swine flu" hasn't gone away since it first arrived back in the spring and public health managers worry that having two active strains of the virus circulating...

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