April 2, 2013 9:00 PM
The life of a foster kid isn't an easy one; many are in and out of homes their whole lives, and they often have very few possessions. A new store opening in downtown Colorado Springs aims to change that.
Nancy Rose has been a foster parent for 15 years; in... more »
November 17, 2012 5:43 PM
It started in 2005 as a way to help displaced families from Hurricane Katrina provide for their kids at Christmas time.
Now the non-profit Families Helping Families has immensely grown in Pueblo. They get names of families in need from Catholic Charities, and they need your help to provide for... more »
October 27, 2012 6:02 PM
Between the kids in costumes and the animals, it was an overload of cute at the Pueblo Zoo! Their annual Zoo Boo today was a chance for kids to experience the animals through zookeeper talks. Plus, of course, they were able to get lots of candy and toys throughout the... more »
August 24, 2012 12:53 AM
A major drug bust announced by the Colorado Springs Police Department on Thursday took more than $5.65 million dollars worth of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana off the streets of southern Colorado. Fourteen people are behind bars, accused of drug trafficking across seven states and Mexico; seven of the people... more »
August 8, 2012 7:13 PM
If you've ever watched Olympic gymnasts and thought, 'I wish I could do that,' you're not alone!
We found out those athletes are a huge inspiration to kids and teens in Pueblo.
These gymnasts pour their heart and soul into the sport.
They're in the gym almost... more »
August 6, 2012 12:27 PM
A new ad campaign will urge parents to teach their kids to speak up if they witness school bullying. The Ad Council and the Free to Be Foundation are teaming up for the long-term campaign.
Television, print, and web ads will start running in October. In one television ad, a... more »
August 5, 2012 6:15 PM
Children in Chile will have to enjoy Happy Meals without toys under a new law. Passed in June, the law bans toys from children's meals at McDonald's and other restaurants in an attempt to curb the growing problem of childhood obesity. It also applies to the makers of cereal and... more »
August 3, 2012 6:43 AM
Buttermilk is a little goat with a big attitude.
He plays a rough with his other friends.
Click here to see this kid in our Video of the Day.
July 30, 2012 7:23 AM
OXFORD, Mass. (AP) - Friends of a Massachusetts man police say fatally shot his 7-year-old daughter, critically injured his 9-year-old son, and killed himself had been under extreme stress recently. Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. has said that 41-year-old Daryl Benway separated from his wife just weeks before Saturday... more »
July 23, 2012 7:46 PM
It's the ropes and the reins and the thrill of the rodeo, but this one is for kids and teens only, hundreds of them.
We found out more at the Little Britches National Finals in Pueblo.
For these kids and teens, their horses are their family, and the... more »
July 21, 2012 4:25 PM
In the aftermath of the theater massacre, kids and teens are bound to have some questions about how something so awful could happen at a place meant for fun. Doctors say you should always be honest with your kids. Cinda McDonald, a Child Life Expert in Dallas, says not to... more »
June 9, 2012 7:11 PM
Chalk drawing, music, and more!
It was fun for all ages at the Family Arts Festival in Pueblo.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center holds the festival as the opening event for 40 Fairy Tale Days of Summer.
Saturday kids got to dance and meet some of their... more »
May 8, 2012 7:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the battle against obesity, just about everything is on the table, from creating healthier kids' meals to nagging people to exercise. Specialists meeting in Washington on Tuesday are looking for a blueprint on reducing America's weight problem as they debate what strategies should be a priority.... more »
May 2, 2012 7:26 AM
NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old New Jersey girl sustained burns after her mother took her in a stand-up tanning booth. Patricia Krentcil is charged with child endangerment. Nutley Police Det. Anthony Montanari told The Record newspaper police were called to an elementary school on April 24 because... more »
April 5, 2012 10:01 PM
A new bill requiring schools to get parental consent before giving surveys to kids is now on the governor's desk waiting to be signed into law, but the end product is far from the original proposal.
Bill supporters wanted written consent before asking kids about things like tobacco and... more »
March 22, 2012 12:21 AM
"She needs to pay for this," Michelle Milenski says, fighting back tears. She looks at her son Brandon, a high school sophomore, as he turns away. When Brandon asked Milenski if he could get a tattoo, she said no; he was only fifteen. Brandon paid no attention to his mother's... more »
March 8, 2012 8:40 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General's office said in a report released Thursday. Almost one in five high school-aged teens smokes, down from earlier decades,... more »
November 30, 2011 8:39 PM
One woman is in the hospital with serious injuries after crashing her car at the Powers and Old Ranch Road intersection in Briargate right before 6 am on Wednesday.
The intersection looks like many across the Springs, but in recent months, it's been the site of several crashes and... more »
November 26, 2011 6:17 AM
News 5 will be going live from the Colorado Springs Conservatory in downtown Colorado Springs at their new location (415 S. Sahwatch).
We are getting a sneak peek of of the 10th annual production of a one-act holiday opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors," which will be held at Colorado... 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 18, 2011 11:38 PM
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... 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 »
October 14, 2011 12:37 PM
Come out and celebrate science and technology all week long starting tomorrow, Saturday, October 14.
The second annual Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival kicks off on Saturday with a carnival at UCCS and runs through Saturday, October 22nd.
News 5 will be reporting live from UCCS on Saturday morning.... more »
October 12, 2011 2:05 PM
Last Saturday snow fell on many parts of El Paso County reminding us that winter is knocking on our door and it's a perfect time to help some kids stay warm.
"Koats 4 Kids" is holding their 5th Annual fundraiser this Friday, October 14. Coats will be going to... more »
September 27, 2011 8:20 AM
WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire school bus driver is facing drunken driving charges after police say she struck a mailbox with her bus while transporting middle school students.
No one was hurt.
Police in Windham say they received several calls about a bus driving erratically on... more »
August 7, 2011 7:43 PM
Fun in the sun can get you burned if you're no properly protected.
Kids are cooling off at local fountains and pools as the summer sun beats down across El Paso County. Remembering to slather on the sunscreen will ensure your little ones won't have sore skin at night.... more »
August 2, 2011 1:33 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Kentucky say 20 people have been sent to hospitals for treatment after a tear gas grenade exploded in a boy's hand while three children played with it in a home.
The grenade created a powdery cloud, and caused injuries including burning eyes,... more »
July 30, 2011 8:23 PM
"Thank you, thank you. Just so many times thank you. We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are right now. It was just good for us," says mother of one-year-old quadruplets, Jennifer Last, of her and her husband's experience at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital for... more »
July 8, 2011 6:49 AM
A Colorado woman says she's angry that a restaurant served her three children strawberry daiquiris instead of the strawberry smoothies she ordered.
Pam Bruenning of Longmont says her children, ages 8, 6 and 1, were served the full-tilt drinks during a July 4 outing at a local Chili's restaurant.... more »
July 7, 2011 8:41 AM
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Children selling lemonade in the Cleveland suburbs have told police they were robbed by teenagers who pulled up in a rusty old car and threatened to beat them up.
Eleven-year-old Omar Schpeb says he and his friends got scared and handed over their money. But... more »
July 5, 2011 11:28 PM
Here's a quick list of safety tips from Kidpower of Colorado Springs to keep your kids safe this summer. They encourage you to take the time to go over these tips with your child.
WHEN KIDS ARE ON THEIR OWN, TEACH THEM TO: - Be and act aware. - Trust their... more »
July 5, 2011 11:13 PM
It was a scary moment for a family in Colorado Springs on the 4th of July after a man tried to expose himself to a 9 year old girl who was waiting for an ice cream truck.
When the little girl rejected his initial advance, police say he then... more »
July 1, 2011 6:09 AM
DENVER (AP) - The federal government pays for needy children to eat breakfast and lunch at schools over the summer. Now adults at sites across Colorado are also being invited to join their children for a free meal.
An anonymous donor has given Hunger Free Colorado a grant to... more »
June 19, 2011 6:59 PM
Hundreds of dads in Colorado Springs spent their afternoon at the ballpark. The Sky Sox opened up the outfield before the today's game so that dads could play catch with their kids.
Father's day weekend is always one of the busiest for the ball club. It probably doesn't hurt... more »
May 25, 2011 11:50 AM
A state-by-state report card on childhood oral health give Colorado a B grade saying that the state can do more to prevent tooth decay among kids. The report titled "Making Coverage Matter" was conducted by the Pew Center on the States and found that Colorado only reached five out of... more »
April 30, 2011 10:16 PM
The Mark Reyner Stables in Colorado Springs have a new addition on their property -- an indoor riding facility, which houses the non-profit Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center.
The center specializes in offering horse-based therapy riding programs for kids and adults living with physical, emotional, or cognitive disabilities to... more »
April 24, 2011 10:11 PM
Concrete Couch , a local non-profit organization, wants the community to come out and participate in at least one of the five different large-scale community art projects they are putting on over a five-day period.
The "Off the Couch" inaugural event, which kicked off on Thursday, April 21st, is... more »
April 23, 2011 3:39 PM
Easter came a bit early for a bunch of children today.
The Austin Bluffs Community Church hosted their Annual Easter Carnival today. They have been hosting the event for over a dozen years.
A plethora of activities were available for the kids to partake in: from an Easter egg... more »
April 23, 2011 1:04 PM
This weekend the weather turned a bit for the worse, but it certainly did not damper the Easter spirit at the Austin Bluffs Community Church.
They kicked-off Easter weekend with their Annual Easter Carnival today. Human bowling, an Easter egg hunt, and tons of crafts, which are all free to... more »
April 21, 2011 6:19 PM
On Thursday two fire fighters came to the News First 5 studio in Pueblo to make a couple of "arrests." It's all part of an annual fundraiser by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, called the MDA Lock-Up.
The firefighters "arrested" Ken White III and Ron Eccher--neither of them broke the... more »
February 18, 2011 5:33 PM
Graduation and summer internships are on the horizon and one high school offered a program for their students to meet potential employers.
Rampart High School in Colorado Springs hosted a Career Day on Friday morning. It was an opportunity for students to meet and talk with a variety of professionals.... more »
February 18, 2011 5:15 PM
Students from the Explorer Elementary school had a chance to run the halls on Friday and not get in trouble by their teachers.
Kids were running for donations at their annual "Hawk Hall Rush." All the money that is raised from the walk/run-a-thon goes towards reimbursing teachers for their out-of-pocket... more »
February 11, 2011 1:17 AM
The Pikes Peak Library District opens its doors to the dogs, and children absolutely love it. Inside the library, a special program called Paws to Read encourages kids to speak aloud, and for one girl, this was her first time.
You would not know by the look of her... more »
February 7, 2011 8:29 PM
Safe 2 Tell, a popular school resource designed to keep your students safe may hit the financial chopping block. The program has been in Colorado schools since 2004. Through its website, phone number and text system, students can anonymously report problems at school ranging from bullying and drug use to... more »
January 27, 2011 8:26 PM
When it comes to the flu, the first and best line of defense for people six months and older is being vaccinated.
"The most important thing you need to be thinking about is making sure you have gotten immunized," says medical director of El Paso County Public Health Dr.... more »
January 17, 2011 4:11 PM
If last week's cold snap had yours kids bouncing off the walls with a serious case of Cabin Fever, this week's warmer weather gives you the chance to get them out of the house.
This Friday at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, naturalists will hold a Kids Konnecting with Nature... more »
December 1, 2010 5:08 PM
In Pueblo, children who don't have enough food at home will be getting some help this week. Today, The Qwest Foundation and The United Way of Pueblo County donated $10,000 to help feed hungry students. In Pueblo City Schools 350 students will receive food sacks on Friday. In School District... more »
November 15, 2010 12:57 AM
Solar energy helps power almost all Colorado Springs public schools flashing speed zone signs...and the savings are big.
Simply in the initial installation costs, the money saved approaches $1 million dollars.
"You don't have the boring, you don't have the excavation [both tasked needed to hook-up to a... more »
November 1, 2010 10:21 PM
A little over a year ago, Gracie Packard's grandmother broke her hip and was admitted into Memorial Hospital North. When she and her brother discovered the hospital's library, they were thrilled to find a place where they could go to take their minds off things. To their dismay, however, the... more »
October 27, 2010 7:21 PM
Two arrests this week have forced the issue of child sexual assault to the forefront. In both cases, 44 year old Theodore Robbins and 22 year old Wilson Chilel-Lopez were accused of sexually assaulting children they babysat.
Experts say before leaving your child with someone it's important to do... more »
October 18, 2010 6:41 PM
There's no way around it, bullying is happening in our schools. But a new pilot program aims to put a stop to it one text message at a time. It's called Safe 2 Text and works just as Safe 2 Tell does. In addition to reporting a school threat via... more »
October 1, 2010 9:27 PM
This weekend, there will be magic in the air as top notch pilots showcase their skills in the In Their Honor Colorado Springs Air Show.
The show recognizes the contributions of our military men and women and kicks off on Saturday, October 2 nd and continues until October 3... more »
September 30, 2010 4:34 PM
A new study reveals that one in four children with a food allergy is bullied because of it.
The report, from the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, finds the majority of these children were harassed more than once. Verbal abuse was the most common form of bullying.... more »
September 30, 2010 10:24 AM
Getting kids outside to enjoy nature is the goal of rangers at Cheyenne Mountain State Park in Colorado Springs. This Saturday, Oct. 2, has been designated No Child Left Inside Day and they've ramped-up the activities available for kids.
Try out archery with the Division Of Wildlife's Steve Lucero,... more »
September 29, 2010 8:14 PM
Just Between Friends is a children's consignment event that allows parents to save big on all types of items.
Co-owner Melissa Meifert says you can expect to find, "Fifty to ninety percent off retail," and adds, "It's very easy to outfit your child for an entire season for... more »
September 28, 2010 8:49 PM
It was a big day for a big animal at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on Tuesday.
A crowd of kids helped Kasai the hippo celebrate her eleventh birthday. They sang "Happy Birthday" as she marched up the ladder to eat her veggie and whipped cream cake.
Kasai was... more »
September 24, 2010 4:36 PM
You may not believe it, but some kids have never owned a bike. Kids on Bikes helps solve that problem by raising money to buy bikes for elementary school kids in low income school districts.
On Saturday, they are holding their first annual fundraising ride. Riders will have three... more »
September 23, 2010 9:37 AM
A Colorado Springs hostage standoff that lasted several hours, and resulted in the lockdown of schools and the closing of a major road, is now over. It ended peacefully just before 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The suspect, identified as Thomas Vanfleet, was taken into custody. His hostage does not appear to... more »
September 23, 2010 12:38 AM
The news of Bronco wide receiver Kenny McKinley's suicide sent a shockwave through the community. Police reports say McKinley was depressed and even spoke of killing himself. It's tough to understand for anyone, especially kids. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Anne Brtek says it's important to talk to your children when things... more »
September 17, 2010 5:02 PM
If you're looking for an excuse to go to the high country this weekend--here it is. Snowmass is holding its annual Balloon and Wine Festival.
Snowmass touts its festival as the highest altitude hot air balloon event in the country. More than 30 balloons are expected to attend. Snowmass... more »
September 16, 2010 9:29 AM
Authorities say 171 animals were seized from an Arizona trailer home that had no running water or litter boxes.
Authorities say a couple and their two teenage children were living in the home with the 152 cats and 19 dogs.
The Pinal County Animal Care and Control director... more »