December 10, 2012 7:13 PM
The holidays are a time for memories, but all too often those memories are marred by scams. We set out to find ways to keep those memories happy by uncovering some common scams.
"There are always new twists on old scams," said Katie Carrol, Director of Public Relations for... more »
December 10, 2012 7:12 PM
Cold weather may have kept you indoors, but it didn't stop FedEx.
Those delivering on ground make hundreds of stops a day. Today is the busiest day of the year for FedEx due to so many online orders and many wanting to make sure their loved ones' Christmas gifts arrive... more »
December 8, 2012 8:47 PM
Military families picked up food baskets at the Holiday Inn in the Colorado Springs on Saturday.
The Holiday Meals for Military program started in 2009 when a New York soldier, his wife, and baby didn't have enough money to cover their $12 in groceries.
Since then, the program... more »
November 23, 2012 8:59 PM
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... more »
November 21, 2012 11:04 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Just hear those registers ringing and money jingling too. Come on, It's a lovely weather for, well, last minute grocery shopping.
"Oh my goodness, it's packed in here," said Carolyn Cathey who came to the King Soopers on Centennial Boulevard Wednesday to pick up her last... more »
November 17, 2012 3:38 PM
It's a unique gift to give someone special this holiday season. Own Your Own is celebrating 45 years at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo. It gives you a chance to browse art by local artists, and if you see something you like, you can buy it! If... more »
July 4, 2012 6:42 PM
Between the fire ban, the heat, and the holiday, most people Wednesday were looking for one thing. Relief! They found that on the water at Lake Pueblo.
The entire area was packed with boats and jet skis, and the parking lot filled quickly. Most people say they don't mind the... more »
May 20, 2012 6:23 PM
You're probably gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, and so are local hot spots.
Those at Lake Pueblo State Park say the camping area is already full for the upcoming holiday weekend, but there will be plenty of room on the lake and in the picnic areas. Just remember, if... more »
February 16, 2012 1:27 PM
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... more »
February 8, 2012 7:56 AM
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... more »
January 12, 2012 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people applying for weekly unemployment benefits spiked last week, largely because companies let go of thousands of workers after the holiday season.
The Labor Department says applications jumped by 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 399,000, the most in six weeks. That followed three... more »
November 30, 2011 7:47 AM
Do your Holiday lights look anything like this?
Make sure you have your speakers on for this Video of the Day.
November 26, 2011 11:05 AM
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... more »
November 21, 2011 5:52 PM
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... more »
November 21, 2011 12:19 PM
God's Pantry Food Bank in Fountain will be donating over 5 dozen holiday food boxes to local soldiers and wounded warriors today as part of their mission to feed families in the Fountain Valley area. Another 150 food boxes will be distributed to homes in Fountain, Widefield, Security and the... more »
November 19, 2011 10:25 AM
Samaritans Purse is hoping to touch 8.5 million kids worldwide with a shoe box filled with school supplies, toys, and hygiene items during their 18th annual Operation Christmas Child fundraiser.
There are around two dozen locations across Pueblo and Colorado Springs that are collection sites for the boxes. Volunteers... more »
November 12, 2011 10:45 AM
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... more »
October 16, 2011 12:31 PM
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... more »
May 25, 2011 11:34 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation says Independence Pass near Aspen will be cleared of snow and open in time for the Memorial Day weekend. State officials say the 12,095-foot pass will be open by Thursday. They had been uncertain that highway crews could clear the highway... more »
December 23, 2010 1:53 PM
On average a gallon of gas throughout the U.S. is $3.01 according to AAA. However, the good news is Colorado has the lowest average gas prices in the country at $2.76 a gallon.
Holiday travel for Christmas and New Year's is expected to be up about 3% this year... more »
December 21, 2010 5:57 PM
During the holidays a popular attraction is the Rosemount Museum. The historic landmark on Pueblo's northside is filled with hundreds of lights and decorations. "It's a really fun time of year for us, it's our busiest time, we see a lot of people for the holidays," said Deb Darrow, Director... more »
December 13, 2010 3:03 PM
The smells of sweet dough and walnut filling are wafting through bakeries across Pueblo as mom and pop businesses work to meet a growing demand for Potica.
Pronounced Poh-teet-za or sometime Pov-teet-za, the walnut rolled sweetbread has its roots in Slovenian and Croatian culture. However, it's been a holiday... more »
December 10, 2010 1:20 PM
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.... more »
November 24, 2010 1:27 AM
The Thanksgiving road trip is a yearly tradition for millions of Americans. This year, there's going to be a lot of people on the roads. "In the mountain states we are seeing a 10.7% increase in Thanksgiving holiday travel this year as compared to last year." explains Wave Dreher with... more »
November 20, 2010 11:47 PM
Over the next few weeks, thousands of shoppers in Southern Colorado will flood the malls and other stores looking to score the perfect Christmas gift. But some of those gifts will never make it to their loved one. Around this time of year, police see a rise in thefts around... more »
November 17, 2010 7:39 PM
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.... more »
November 16, 2010 4:51 PM
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... more »
November 15, 2010 7:11 PM
Throughout Southern Colorado more families need help getting food this Thanksgiving. Our area's largest distributor of free food says demand is up about 26% from a year ago. "This is the place to come when you're down on your luck or you need a hand up," said Marcie Reynolds, who... more »
November 14, 2010 12:37 AM
Saturday night was supposed to be a joyous night for the Shafer family. "My youngest daughter was to be married this evening." explains Mac Shafer, the father of the bride. Sadly, it never happened. "We had a tough time and it didn't work out." says Shafer. With few options on... more »
November 1, 2010 8:13 PM
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... more »
October 11, 2010 7:11 PM
It may only be mid October, but some stores in Southern Colorado are already hearing "Jingle Bells". "It's definitely the warm up for Christmas." explains Rebecca Berg, the owner of Barracuda Bazaar clothing store in Old Colorado City, "People are starting to look around at the stores to see what's... more »
October 11, 2010 2:06 PM
Supporters outnumbered protesters at an annual Christopher Columbus Day rally in Pueblo this morning. The federal holiday honors Columbus' trek to America more than 500 years ago. However, some Native Americans say Columbus brought slavery to their people, and they want the holiday abolished. Monday's annual event was held at... more »
August 13, 2010 8:28 AM
A joyous Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan has the potential for misunderstandings or worse in the United States.
Eid al-Fitr falls around September 11 this year. Muslim leaders fear that their festive gatherings could be misinterpreted as a celebration of the 2001 terrorist strikes. The exact... more »
July 3, 2010 7:48 PM
The 4th of July weekend is always a busy one for firefighters in Colorado Springs. "We get a lot of injuries in the summer from fireworks." explains Lt. Kevin Bird with CSFD, "The one that goes off a little too soon that causes burn injuries or concussion injuries." As we... more »
July 2, 2010 6:37 PM
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... more »
May 19, 2010 5:54 PM
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... more »
March 17, 2010 12:20 PM
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, today I'm doing a story on the holiday and the Irish culture in Pueblo. Did you know according to the U.S. Census about 10% of the population in Pueblo is Irish! That's 10,303 people. My intern Jamie Patrick (who I think should change her... more »
February 15, 2010 3:01 PM
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... more »
February 11, 2010 4:15 PM
Several Colorado government offices will be closed Friday as thousands of state employees take another furlough day ordered by Gov. Bill Ritter to help save money.
About 15,500 state employees were told to take eight unpaid days off to save about $27.2 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year, which... more »
January 18, 2010 1:03 PM
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.... more »
December 7, 2009 9:07 AM
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has opened an investigation into the popular Zhu Zhu toy because it may contain a higher than allowed level of antimony, a heavy metal which if ingested can make children sick, NBC News reported on Sunday.
"CPSC is looking into the Zhu Zhu pet... more »
December 1, 2009 6:33 PM
Pueblo Police are warning holiday shoppers to watch out for thieves. From shoplifting to car break-ins, more than 50 thefts have been reported in Pueblo over the past week. Officers say that's a slight increase during the holiday shopping season compared to years past. "It may be because of the... more »
November 25, 2009 9:20 PM
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... more »
November 25, 2009 9:34 AM
Don't burn the Thanksgiving dinner, or the kitchen. That's the word from a fire marshal in South Carolina who says Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for firefighters battling kitchen blazes. Irmo, S.C., Fire Marshal Jeff Allen says firefighters across the country respond to three times as many... more »
November 25, 2009 9:00 AM
Some health officials are concerned that holiday get-togethers could wind up spreading swine flu.
Thanksgiving is typically followed by at least a modest bump in early seasonal flu cases, according to reports from the past few years. But this, of course, is not a typical year. Swine flu is... more »
November 23, 2009 5:55 PM
The holiday shopping season starts Friday and many retailers want to know what it's going to take to get you to open your wallet. With the recession easing, things aren't as tight as last year, but new surveys show the economy still has a hold on our wallets.
Last... more »
November 12, 2009 12:24 PM
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... more »
November 10, 2009 12:01 PM
The company, based in Memphis, Tennessee, forecasts it will ship 13 million packages on Dec. 14, which it expects to be its busiest day this year. It shipped about 12 million packages on its peak day last year. FedEx bases its predictions on discussions with large customers and improving economic... more »