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1 year 3 months ago

Recycle your Christmas tree in Pueblo

If you still haven't gotten rid of your Christmas tree, you have a great recycling option in Pueblo. Take your tree, free of all ornaments, garlands, tinsel, and lights, to Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscape. They're located on Vision Lane in Pueblo. Trees are stacking up out there everyday, and...

1 year 4 months ago

Get ready for "Norad Tracks Santa"

"Norad Tracks Santa" is now officially trade marked. Last year almost 19 million people visited Norad's website to view their Santa tracker, and now their name is official. They've also licensed a private company to sell official T-shirts and other gear. The goal they say isn't to make money, but...

2 years 4 months ago

NICU baby going home for Christmas

This Christmas, Maria Rangel is counting her blessings. "He's a good baby. He's not a real crier, he's real calm", said Maria Rangel. But unlike her baby boy, on December 5th, Maria was anything but calm. At seven months pregnant she went into labor. She knew something was...

2 years 4 months ago

Thousands attend 'Feed the Children' Event

Christmas came a little early for some families. Thanks to the ‘Feed the Children' event in Colorado Springs. Nearly 9 thousand people showed up at the event. They were able to receive much needed items like food, clothing, and toys for their children. "It's a true Christmas blessing that...

2 years 5 months ago

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child has help millions of kids worldwide feel a little bit of Christmas joy over the holidays. Last year alone, over 8 million children received boxes. Since 1993, 77 million lives worldwide have been touched by a shoe box. Inside this simple little gift kids will find...

2 years 5 months ago

National Tree Lighting Ceremony tickets

You can now get tickets to this year's national tree lighting ceremony in Washington D.C. The National Park Service is opening an online lottery for free tickets. They will distribute 3,000 tickets for seats and 14,000 standing-room through the lottery. If you think you might want to try...

2 years 6 months ago

"Christmas for Kids" fundraiser

For a number of years our local four-wheel drive community has been assisting the Department of Human Services with their "Christmas for Kids" program. Today, the Colorado Southern District Four Wheel Drive Club presents their 4th annual "Christmas for Kids" fundraiser. It runs from 10 am - 3...

3 years 3 months ago

Pope tells Catholics in China to have courage

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI in his Christmas Day message is urging Catholics in China to courageously face limits on religious freedom and conscience. Benedict is using his traditional holiday speech, delivered Saturday at noon from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, to encourage people living...

3 years 3 months ago

Georgia may have rare White Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Christmas Eve snow storm that blanketed parts of the Midwest is heading southeast, expected to bring rare Christmas Day snowfall to Kentucky, Tennessee and even Georgia. After dumping 9 inches of snow in Iowa by Friday morning, the storm was likely to dip south...

3 years 4 months ago

Plan now to recycle that tree

Christmas trees can be recycled at seven locations in El Paso County on the first two weekends in January. Discarded trees will be ground into mulch and then given away for gardens and landscaping. Locations: Baptist Road Trailhead - Baptist Road & Old Denver Highway ...

3 years 4 months ago

Salvation Army hosts toy giveaways in Pueblo

The Salvation of Army of Pueblo is counting its blessings. Last week, they were desperate for toy and clothing donations--worried they wouldn't be able to help the 2,200 local children in need of help this Christmas. But they got so many donations, they're holding a free gift giveaway tomorrow--Dec. 22....

3 years 4 months ago

Free concert planned on Fort Carson

Cowboy singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey will perform a free concert for soldiers, their family and the public at Fort Carson. "Christmas is a time to count our blessings," said Murphey. "In this country, we've been blessed to have people who volunteer to serve our country in the military. I'm...

3 years 4 months ago

Posada planned in Avondale tomorrow

The Annual Posada and Christmas Tree Lighting will happen in Avondale tomorrow evening. Sponsored by People Caring for People, the ceremony will include a performance by the Pueblo County High School Choir, carols from area church groups, cookies and hot chocolate. It Happens at Highway 50 and Avondale Blvd....

3 years 4 months ago

Best Christmas Ever looks for donations

A Colorado Springs group called Best Christmas Ever is working to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 8,000 underprivileged children and families. The Best Christmas Ever was created to inspire individuals to do whatever they can to help, not only at Christmas, but year-round. Current needs include toys for...

3 years 4 months ago

Protect yourself when shopping online

Some new numbers show an increase of online shopping as much as 36% from last year during the Christmas season. But not all of us may have such a happy holiday. "A lot of people bought online, more than predicted." explains Katie Carrol with the Better Business Bureau of Southern...

3 years 4 months ago

Toy drive ends Friday

The Pueblo Fire Department will once again participate in Pueblo Bikers United Annual Toy Collection effort. Simply drop off new, unwrapped toys at any of the City of Pueblo's eleven Fire Stations until this Friday, December 3rd. The Fire Department will ensure that the toys will get to...

3 years 4 months ago

Police toy drive begins

The Colorado Springs Police Department has started its annual Christmas Toy Drive in partnership with Christmas Unlimited and Teens with Promise. Continuing through Christmas Day, collection boxes will be available in the lobbies of each police substation. New, unwrapped may be dropped off anytime of the day or night....

3 years 5 months ago

Holiday sales expect to rise

With Halloween now in the books the retail focus shifts to Christmas. With only 54 shopping days left, businesses are already getting into the holiday spirit. "We already have all of our Christmas wrap in and we're ready to go." says Chris Sondermann who owns Terra Verde, a shop in...

4 years 3 months ago

Obama: al-Qaida link to Christmas terror suspect

President Barack Obama is blaming an al-Qaida affiliate for a botched Christmas Day terrorist attack on an international flight bound for Detroit. In his weekly radio and Internet address today, Obama described the path through Yemen of 23-year-old suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Obama says it appears that during his time...

4 years 3 months ago

Free community Christmas meals

Those without plans Christmas day may want to join with others for a Christmas meal with all the trimmings. The "Miracle on Tejon Street" will take place at Old Chicago on North Tejon. Old Chicago has teamed up with Pikes Peak Community Action to give meals and clothes to...

4 years 3 months ago

Man gets hundreds of gifts as a prank

(AP) - A Chicago man could be unwrapping the hundreds of Christmas gifts spread around his apartment for days, even weeks. Trouble is, they aren't really presents. They're his own belongings meticulously wrapped by friends as a prank while he was out of town. Louie Saunders' packages contain everything...

4 years 3 months ago

Christmas tree recycling

When you are ready to get rid of your Christmas tree, El Paso County and Pueblo County are offering recycling services to residents. In El Paso County you can go to any "Treecycle" location. The "treecycle" program will operate two consecutive weekends. Saturday and Sunday, January 2-3 and...

4 years 3 months ago

Tracking Santa

Want to make sure you are in bed before Santa gets to your house? You can track his location by going to by clicking here. There you can see the exact location of Santa and his eight reindeer. You can also tune in to NewsFirst5 for updates about...

4 years 3 months ago

Soldiers getting holiday meal ready

Another holiday, another meal for the homeless in our area. Fort Carson soldiers are once again working for the community this holiday season. The mission at Fort Carson, prep work. The cooking has a military feel. "Everybody's definitely got their own job," says Spc. Bobby Garrett. "I'm on...

4 years 4 months ago

Pueblo expands Christmas tree recycling

Pueblo has expanded its Christmas tree recycling program this year. Trees can be dropped off and ground up into mulch, which will then be given away. Trees may be dropped off between January 2 and 17 at Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscaping, located at 95 Vision Lane, just south of...

4 years 4 months ago

Silver Key tree fundraiser

Silver Key Senior Services has a limited number of fresh Christmas trees available for a suggested donation of $20. The trees were donated by a local tree lot and all proceeds will go to support services for people 60 and over. The trees will be for sale fron noon to...

4 years 4 months ago

Shopping Safety Tips

The holidays are here. That means lots of spending, presents and unfortunately car break-ins. "The breaking into cars does go up this time of year, every year, without fail." explains Sgt. Tim Hogan with CSPD, "We have seen a spike in that and it's something that's just going to happen...

4 years 4 months ago

A march of hope

Last year they celebrated Christmas in Iraq and this year the soldiers of Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division are happy to be home and are happy to give back. Some 300 members of the Raiders brigade assembled on a special mission Friday morning to help...

4 years 4 months ago

Salvation Army helps needy families in Pueblo

Christmas came early for hundreds of needy families in Pueblo. On Thursday, the Salvation Army of Pueblo held its annual toy and food giveaway. Over the past couple of weeks they've been collecting donated gifts for families with children, that can't afford christmas. In all--they received enough clothes, toys and...

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