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1 year 3 months ago

Hundreds bear arms in Westcliffe parade

CUSTER COUNTY - The Fourth of July Parade in the town of Westcliffe looked like many Independence Day celebrations with floats, horse riding groups and fire trucks. However, what set this parade apart were all of the guns. There were moms with guns, dads with guns and even kids with...

1 year 4 months ago

Schools spent $700K in failed lawsuit

DENVER - A legal battle over education funding that dragged on for nearly a decade is finally over. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit Tuesday designed to force lawmakers into spending more on K-12 education. In the 4-2 ruling on Lobato v Colorado , the justices ruled...

1 year 8 months ago

Bald Eagles stay here for the winter

If you've seen a bald eagle recently, it's not unusual, but you are lucky. We found out more about the eagle's habits and why they're calling Colorado home for the winter. You can see bald eagles like Liberty and Hali at the Raptor Center in Pueblo, but if you're lucky,...

1 year 6 months ago

Serving others at Care and Share

About 170 volunteers spent this Martin Luther King Day helping out at Care and Share Food Bank in Colorado Springs, sorting and packing food. It's to mark National Day of Service. People came from several local places, like Peterson Air Force Base. All of the food sorted on...

2 years 5 months ago

Southern Colorado hunger gap remains wide

166,790 people in southern Colorado aren't sure where their next meal is coming from; that's according to a national study from a group called Feeding America. The group says these people are food insecure; they took a national look as well as a county-by-county perspective. At Care and...

2 years 5 months ago

Southern Colorado hunger gap remains wide

A recent report says 166,790 people in southern Colorado are food insecure, meaning they don't know where their next meal will come from. Feeding America released a national research report, also looking at county and congressional districts for the entire nation. This is the second year for the "Map...

3 years 1 month ago

9/11 Events in Southern Colorado

September 11th Events 10th Anniversary Commemoration Sunday 8 a.m. America the Beautiful Park Colorado Springs Free 9/11 Motorcycle Tribute Sunday 9 a.m. DAV Hall Colorado Springs $15 per Bike, $5 per Passenger 9/11 Never Forget Project Flag Display Sunday 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. CC Wornor Campus...

3 years 3 months ago

Fire bans continue despite wet weather

Despite the recent rain and humidity, the fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado. Fire bans are still in place in both Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County. Captain Jesse Ortiz with the Colorado Springs Fire Department says all of the the moisture is helping, but one or...

3 years 5 months ago

The flurries are flying

A spring snow storm brought a mix of rain and snow to communities across Southern Colorado Wednesday morning. Rain, snow and thunder are expected throughout the day with the heaviest snow falling in the mountains and higher elevations. Despite the storm, the National Weather Service says we still need...

3 years 8 months ago

Facebook makes us more sociable

A study from the University of Texas seems to indicate that Facebook makes us more sociable. According to the study of 900 current and recent graduates, the social network gives people chances to show friendship and community in new ways. Of those surveyed, 47 percent say Facebook is...

4 years 1 week ago

Air Force faces more opposition to low flights

An Air Force plan to designate a low-level flight training route across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado may get another New Mexico opponent this week. Santa Fe County Commission Chairman Harry Montoya says he's introducing a resolution opposing the proposal at Tuesday's meeting. If the proposal passes, the...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Tarantulas on the crawl

This story will probably make your skin crawl. Tarantulas are on the prowl. If you live in Pueblo, Southeast Colorado, or Fremont County, you might have already seen one. The males are looking for females to mate. So last week, we went out to find them. It only took...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Hunger growing in Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado's hungry are getting hungrier. Groups like Care and Share give out millions of pounds of food a year, but keep having to find millions more. "In 2 years we've moved from 11 million to 18.5," says Deborah Tuck, C.E.O. of the food bank. They supply local...

4 years 2 months ago

Pinon Canyon open house today

Fort Carson soldiers will host an open house today at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in southern Colorado, beginning at 11 am. The open house will follow a simulated convoy attack exercise by soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The open house will include a display...

4 years 6 months ago

Southern Colorado snowpack above normal

Southern Colorado water managers got a boost Monday when the April snowpack measurement numbers were released--the Arkansas River basin is at 109-percent of normal. The Rio Grande and San Juan/Animas/Dolores basins are also above 100-percent of normal. The new stats are no surprise in Pueblo, where the reservoir is...

4 years 6 months ago

More immunizations available at Citadel Mall

It's official--Southern Colorado residents like the convenience of getting immunizations at the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs. The H1N1 swine flu vaccine has been available since last year. Beginning Friday, April 16, three vaccinations will be available at The Citadel. The new immunizations are pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster...

4 years 6 months ago

Generous Coloradans continue to pour into Haiti

The generous people of Southern Colorado continue to support the people of Haiti. On Saturday, close to 100 people met at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs for a Haiti benefit, including music, entertainment, and speeches about the poverty-stricken country. Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors and Compassion International teamed up...

4 years 7 months ago

Springs, Pueblo partner to improve economy

Economic leaders in Pueblo and Colorado Springs say they're willing to work together to bring more jobs and economic growth to Colorado. The Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, and the Pueblo Economic Development Corporation are now part of a group of business partners...

4 years 8 months ago

Squaring off for November

One of the larger races in the elections this November is for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Michael Bennet. Candidates for the seat met Saturday afternoon. The Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park was standing room only. Although it had the look of a debate, it...

4 years 8 months ago

No charges in Colorado Amtrak threat

Prosecutors in Otero County say they won't pursue charges against an ex-convict accused of making a threat against an Amtrak train. Authorities say further investigation revealed the man displayed no bizarre behavior or even made a threat. Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, of Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested Jan. 26...

4 years 8 months ago

Pueblo doctor returns from Haiti.

Pueblo surgeon Dr. Jim Smith is no stranger to Haiti. The past few years he has traveled there as part of medical relief efforts. After the recent earthquake he and a team of medical staff headed to the torn country to help heal the injured. "When I first hit the...

4 years 8 months ago

Study: Digital mammography uses less radiation

Radiation exposure from digital mammography appears to be much lower than conventional film mammography. The latest digital mammographic imaging screening trial examined data from about 5,000 women. Researchers say the radiation dose from digital imaging was about 22-percent lower, on average, than film mammography. Both methods are similar...

4 years 8 months ago

Economy grows at 5.7 percent pace

The economy grew for a second straight quarter from October through December, posting a 5.7 percent annual rate, the fastest pace since the third quarter of 2003. The Commerce Department report is the strongest evidence to date that the worst recession since the 1930s ended last year, though an...

4 years 8 months ago

Colorado Springs man assessing Haitian rubble

Compassion International member Tim Glenn left Colorado Spring this week, and is walking through the streets of Haiti trying help earthquake victims. In an already impoverished country, the people must start over from scratch. "It's just absolute devastation. You can't walk anywhere in Port Au Prince without passing buildings that...

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