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7 months 3 weeks ago

Plan for Thanksgiving NOW!

Labor Day's not even here, but it's already time to start thinking about Thanksgiving travel. Now is the time, according to travel sites Hipmunk.com and FareCompare.com. The early bird will get the cheapest airfare. Book before Labor Day, especially if you want to travel on a peak day: the...

2 years 4 months ago

Packers stay unbeaten

DETROIT (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and the Green Bay Packers built a big lead in the third quarter, taking advantage of Ndamukong Suh's ejection and beating the Detroit Lions 27-15 Thursday. The defending champion Packers (11-0) have won 17 straight, including the playoffs. They passed what...

2 years 4 months ago

Community gives back in a big way

It's a day of giving and a day of thanks. Thousands in Colorado Springs came out to receive hot meals. It's something many of them wouldn't get without the help of soup kitchens around the city. At the Marian House nearly 600 people got their Thanksgiving dinner. "I...

2 years 4 months ago

Thanksgiving for the troops

On any other day Susie's Westside Café in Colorado Springs would be serving up the usual eggs and home fries for their loyal customers. But on Thanksgiving they're serving up a different kind of meal. Pies are delivered, turkey is roasted and all of the trimmings rare ready to go....

2 years 4 months ago

Hittin' the road for Thanksgiving

More than 45 million Americans are driving to Thanksgiving dinner this year, and over 3 million in the Mountain States Region. The AAA Thanksgiving 2011 Travel Forecast shows a four percent increase in the number of cars on the road over last year. AAA Colorado Communications Director Wavelyn Dreher...

2 years 4 months ago

Last minute holiday air travel tips

Thanksgiving weekend is always the busiest travel time of the year. This year AAA is projecting a 4% increase in the overall number of people traveling over last year and a 2% increase in Thanksgiving airline travel. With that comes a few reminders. First, if you want to bring...

3 years 4 months ago

Avoid Thankgiving plumbing problems

Colorado Springs Utilities says the biggest day of the year for wastewater back ups is, believe it or not, Thanksgiving. The reason? People dump turkey fat, oil and grease down the drain instead of throwing it away in the garbage. They recommend to dump the turkey fat, oil...

3 years 4 months ago

Fried turkey; dangerously tasty

I'd be lying if I said that a deep fried turkey doesn't taste good because it does. So much so that rookies like me can pull off a decent Thanksgiving dinner with just a little preparation. But it would also be irresponsible of me not to say that the...

3 years 5 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 4 months ago

Thanksgiving free meal locations

The Salvation Army and other organizations will serve free lunch for Thanksgiving at various locations from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 25, 2010 in Colorado Springs Salvation Army, 501 S. Weber St. Salvation Army, 908 Yuma Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5725 Southmoor...

3 years 6 months ago

Applications being taken for food relief

If you need help putting a bountiful Thanksgiving meal on your table this year, applications are already being accepted in Pueblo for food baskets from Tom & Louie's Cupboard. The annual food drive served more than 500 families last year. Applications will be taken until Nov. 3. Call the...

4 years 3 months ago

No free ride for Tiger

General Motors is taking away Tiger Woods' free ride. The automaker has sliced its agreement with the golfer that allowed him to use their vehicles for free. While the official endorsement deal ended in 2008, GM had allowed Woods to keep a few loaner vehicles...reportedly among them is...

4 years 4 months ago

Deputies: Father admitted killing son

Thanksgiving, it's a holiday known for family traditions. That came to horrifying halt Thursday when El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies say 76 year old Aylais Oliver shot and killed his son, 49 year old Keith at Oliver's home near the Widefield / Security area. According to the arrest affidavit,...

4 years 4 months ago

Man shot dead; father accused of the killing

The El Paso County sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting in the Security/Widefield area. It happened just after 3 in the afternoon Thursday in the 4000 block of Oberding Drive. "What is a festive Thanksgiving environment is now turned somber in this neighborhood for the people here who...

1 year 3 months ago

Hundreds enjoy Thanksgiving meal in Pueblo

Hundreds turned out for a free Thanksgiving Day meal at the Union Depot in Pueblo. The doors opened at 11 a.m. and within the first hour and half, organizers estimate they served 600 people. The meal included all the traditional favorites: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls and pumpkin...

4 years 4 months ago

Giving even more

For the 20th year in a row, soldiers from The Mountain Post are trying to feed the less fortunate in Colorado Springs on Thanksgiving. This meal means a lot to the soldiers who make it. "These (food containers) have been to Iraq. They've been all over," says Spc....

4 years 4 months ago

Obama family handing out Thanksgiving meals

The Obama family is passing out turkeys, stuffing and other Thanksgiving favorites to people at a food pantry organization. President Barack Obama tucked pumpkin pies into people's bags at Martha's Table in downtown Washington on Wednesday evening and wished them a happy holiday. President Obama's two daughters, first...

4 years 4 months ago

Free Thanksgiving dinners

This year there are plenty of places serving up a free Thanksgiving meal for those in need. El Paso County The Salvation Army 908 Yuma St. Colorado Springs 10:30a.m. -3:00p.m. Marian House 14 W. Bijou Colorado Springs 10:30a.m. -3:00p.m. Salvation Army Canteen Truck 1205 Potter Dr....

4 years 4 months ago

Is Black Friday really worth the effort?

Shopping on Black Friday can be daunting, with massive crowds, pre-dawn start times and long checkout lines. Roughly 77 million Americans are expected to head to stores Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and often considered the start of the holiday shopping season, and the frenzy will continue through the...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado plans Thanksgiving week DUI crackdown

Authorities around Colorado will be stepping up patrols to look for drunken drivers this week. The Colorado State Patrol says troopers and 51 law-enforcement agencies will conduct the state's first Thanksgiving week DUI crackdown from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 3 a.m. on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The State...

4 years 4 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...

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