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1 year 11 months ago

Chaotic Black Friday winds down

Black Friday is nearly in the books. The Friday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest holiday shopping days of the year and also a day when many retailers are said to be making a profit, or operating in the black, for the year. Over the years, early...

2 years 8 months ago

Many state offices will be closed Monday

Many state government offices will be closed Monday, in observance of Presidents Day. That includes driver's license offices, Parks and Wildlife Service Centers and state administrative offices. All Colorado State Parks will be open but visitor centers will be closed. State Troopers will also be on the job...

2 years 8 months ago

Holiday sales tax considered for Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Clothing and school supplies would be tax-free during an annual Colorado "sales tax holiday" under consideration in the Colorado House. The bill would make Colorado the 17th state to waive sales taxes on back-to-school items for a short period each year. Colorado's proposal would set the holiday...

2 years 10 months ago

Opera-tunity

During the December 2nd weekend, around 50 cast members compromising of both faculty and students from the Colorado Stings Conservatory are teaming up the Colorado Springs Chamber Orchestra to put on the 10th annual "Amahl and the Night Visitors" one act opera. Several students and faculty sang and played...

2 years 11 months ago

Serving those who serve

It's hard to picture America's fighting men and women struggling so much financially as to not be able to afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it happens. Meeting that need is a priority for Carey Adams, director of Gods Pantry Ministries in Fountain. She and about two dozen volunteers set...

2 years 11 months ago

Holiday shopping made easy

Over 200 hundred vendors are showcasing their products at the 2011 13th Annual Holiday Festival this weekend at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center in Colorado Springs. There is everything from gourmet foods to children's toys and clothes. Many Colorado-based vendors are there, too. Mark Ludy is a...

3 years 1 week 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 10 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 11 months ago

Holiday lights extravaganza returns to Riverwalk

Pueblo will again welcome the holiday season with a light extravaganza at the Riverwalk. It happens November 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Under the Union Avenue Bridge children can take delight in holiday stories, courtesy of the Pueblo City-County Library District. Other activities are planned for children as well....

3 years 11 months ago

Americans plan to travel more

AAA Colorado today projects the number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers in the Mountain States of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, will increase 10.7 percent from 2009. Approximately 3 million travelers plan to take a trip at least 50 miles away from home. Nationally, 42.2 million Americans...

3 years 11 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

No sunbathers for July 4th on much of Gulf

DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - The Fourth of July is looking uncharacteristically glum for much of the Gulf Coast. Rather than crowds of sunbathers, the white-sand beaches are dotted with cleanup workers, booms and sand-sifting equipment. Many businesses are fighting the misperception that every stretch of beach is coated...

4 years 5 months ago

No Mountain Metro Transit on Memorial Day

Mountain Metropolitan Transit will be closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st and will resume regular operations Tuesday, June 1st. This includes Mountain Metro fixed-route bus service, Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service, and FrontRange Express (FREX) and Ute Pass Express commuter services. Remaining holiday closures for 2010 include Labor Day and...

4 years 8 months ago

Whose day is it?

Today is a federal holiday, but is it Presidents Day -- or George Washington's birthday? The people who run the Historic Mount Vernon estate, the Virginia home of the nation's first president, say this day belongs only to him. And the government's web site notes that the legal designation...

4 years 9 months ago

King remembered in hometown

Worshippers in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s hometown are remembering the civil rights icon during a special ceremony at the church where he once preached. Princeton University scholar Cornel West was to deliver the keynote address on Monday, which is King's namesake holiday, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta....

4 years 10 months ago

Is it "holiday" or Christmas shopping?

The holiday shopping season is here. Or is it Christmas shopping? Focus on the Family is starting its own campaign to remind retailers to call it Christmas. The Christian group says it bothers them when stories nix Christmas for what they call "more generic terms." The "Stand for...

4 years 11 months ago

ElectriCritters at the Pueblo Zoo

Decorating is underway at the Pueblo Zoo for the annual holiday light extravaganza - ElectriCritters. Visitors will be surrounded by more than 250,000 twinkling lights and entertained by over 100 lighted critter figures, many of them animated. Two new animated animals have been added this year: a snapping alligator and...

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