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1 year 3 months ago

Senators want Newtown donations audit

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's U.S. senators are calling for an independent audit of more than $11 million in donations received in response to the Newtown school shooting to determine what donors wanted done with the money. The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation released a plan this week to give...

1 year 11 months ago

Helping neighbors in Wetmore

The community is coming together to help out victims of the Wetmore Fire. The local 4-H club is hosting a chili dinner on Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm. It's at the Wetmore Community Building. They'll have chili and a silent auction. Donations for fire victims will be...

3 years 1 month ago

Breastmilk donations running low

DENVER (AP) - A slowdown in donations this summer has forced the Mothers' Milk Bank in Denver to limit its supply of breast milk to premature babies in intensive care units. Manager Laraine Lockhart-Borman says the 27-year-old breast milk bank is in need of donations with its supply down...

3 years 5 months ago

Plus size donations please

Dress for Success, a resource center for women who are looking for to improve their employability, hold their monthly donation day today. Today, as well as every second Saturday of every month from 10:30 am-2 pm, in addition to all other days, they are accepting clothing, undergarment, and accessory...

3 years 7 months ago

Radio station raises money for tsunami relief

Local radio station Magic FM (98.9) is raising money today for the Red Cross effort to help those devastated by earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. Donations are being accepted at several locations, including the Panera Bread at Southgate, Complete Nutrition at Shops at Briargate and in the parking lot...

3 years 8 months ago

Silver Key needs donations

Silver Key is running low on food, personal care and cleaning supplies. The organization for seniors will sponsor the EATCLEANLOVE Drive, in conjunction with Valentine's Day, will run throughout February in hopes of getting donations for their clients. Donations may be dropped of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m....

3 years 11 months ago

Father of the bride becomes best man

What would you do if your daughter's wedding canceled and you couldn't get your money back on the reception dinner? One father in Colorado Springs is becoming the best man by hosting a dinner for others in need. We are working on this story and others tonight at 10pm.

3 years 11 months ago

MSNBC suspends Olbermann

WASHINGTON (AP) - MSNBC'S Keith Olbermann has been suspended without pay for contributing to the campaigns of three Democrats during this election season. NBC News prohibits its employees from donating to political campaigns unless the head of the news division gives special permission. Olberman's bosses at MSNBC didn't find...

4 years 5 days ago

Cancer Society to hold walk in Pueblo Saturday

Donations are down but demand for services is up from the Pueblo County chapter of the American Cancer Society. Pueblo County residents are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, Oct. 16. The event will raise money, educate people about...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado watchdog group to donate Qurans

A religious watchdog group in Colorado says it will send a copy of the Quran to the Afghan National Army for every one that may be destroyed by the pastor of a small Florida church. Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Wednesday his group would...

4 years 1 month ago

Fixing bikes, hoping to fix lives

Peter Sprunger-Froese's Bike Clinic in Colorado Springs is filled with some of the lost and forgotten parts of bicycles that people thought showed no promise, but Peter brings them back. "To bring life to these bikes, that are what we're trying to do here, says Sprunger-Froese, as he works...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado State sees hike in private donations

Colorado State University's private donations rose 6.6 percent to $58 million the past year, bucking the national trend of declining donations to U.S. public research universities. Colorado State officials say the number of donors increased 17 percent. The university is in the final two years of its first comprehensive...

4 years 3 months ago

Haiti, 6 months later

Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet...

4 years 5 months ago

Ronald McDonald House needs donations

Colorado Springs Ronald McDonald House needs donations. Cash is always appreciated. In addition, the Ronald McDonald House has released this Wish List: Safeway/King Soopers gift cards Office Depot gift cards Lowe's or Home Depot gift cards Pre-paid phone cards postage stamps copy paper...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado lawmakers want disclosure of donations

Colorado lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require businesses and unions to disclose major campaign donations. Lawmakers acted because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that businesses and unions should be allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to produce and run their own campaign ads. The Colorado Supreme Court...

4 years 6 months ago

Gov. signs bill sending medicine to Haiti

Gov. Bill Ritter has signed legislation that will help deliver medication to Haiti. The bill will make it easier for nursing homes and hospitals to use or donate discarded medication. Lawmakers hope the change will lead to unused medications being sent to medical clinics in Haiti, which suffered a devastating...

4 years 6 months ago

Donate to keep the fountain flowing

The Friends of the Julie Penrose Fountain are trying to raise $12,500 to keep it running this summer. The fountain is in the heart of America the Beautiful Park. El Pomar will provide a matching grant if the money is raised. It goes toward maintenance, life guards and safety....

4 years 9 months ago

"Tent City" getting worse by the day

It's a part of our community some would rather not talk about; the homeless camps along the creek beds. While it's never been a very clean community, the problem is getting worse as those camps grow. It's some of the most unsanitary conditions one could ever imagine. With the vote...

4 years 9 months ago

Doing more harm than good?

It's a calling many have heard lately. "It's been wrestling on me, Brother Billy Williams' heart, my wife's heart," says Howard Veasley who came with friends to bring items to some local homeless people. "That's somebody's mother, somebody's father, somebody's son, somebody's daughter that's in need out here in...

4 years 10 months ago

Be a Santa for a senior

Volunteers have purchased and wrapped nearly 900 gifts for senior citizens in the Woodland Park and Colorado Springs area, but they're short about 100 gifts. The program, coordinated by Home Instead Senior Care, has members of the community pick from a giving tree. They started with 1,000 names and...

4 years 11 months ago

Area charities in need of turkeys

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...

5 years 1 month ago

Donations show bond between fire departments

There was a particularly touching moment during the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon Monday afternoon, a show of brotherhood between the Pueblo and Colorado Springs Fire Departments. As firefighters from the CSFD brought in their cash donations from the Fill the Boot campaign, Scott Reiman of the International Association of Fire...

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