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County Administrative Offices Closed New Year’s Day

El Paso County, Colorado – El Paso County administrative and elected administrative offices and affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, Clerk and Recorder, County Treasurer, County Assessor, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU Extension, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the El Paso…

Give a Gift to the El Paso County Nature Centers

Give a Gift to the El Paso County Nature Centers

Meet siblings Ashley and Tyler Hamlin, Fountain Creek Nature Center campers and volunteers. In discussing his experiences at nature camp, Tyler explains, “Through playing camp games like Ninja, Camouflage, and Fire in the Forest we made friends and learned to enjoy nature and animals too. Magic spot taught us to sit still and give our…

First Day’ Hike Mueller State Park Adventures

First Day’ Hike Mueller State Park Adventures

DIVIDE, Colo. – The folks at Mueller State Park like to start each new year on the right foot. And the left foot. One after the other. In other words, they like to hike the 44 miles of trails that crisscross the park’s 5,121 acres of meadows and forests. And it has become a New…

Colorado Sends Fire Engines to Support California Wildfires

Lakewood, Colorado – Colorado sent 17 fire engines (Type 3 and 6) to support California wildfire operations. The request was made Tuesday, December 5, 2017, through the National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS). The fire engines will support CalFire and are traveling from Colorado to Chino, California for staging and assignments. DFPC expects a second group of fire engines…

Colorado Sends Aircraft to Assist with California Wildfires

Colorado Sends Aircraft to Assist with California Wildfires

LAKEWOOD, COLORADO — December 2017— The Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) has sent one of its two Multi-Mission Aircraft’s (MMA) to assist with the wildfire situation in California. The second Multi-Mission Aircraft will remain in Colorado. The national structure for combating wildland fires is a cooperative, interagency system involving local, state, and federal agencies. “When Colorado…

Woman Catches State Record Arctic Char in Dillon Reservoir

Woman Catches State Record Arctic Char in Dillon Reservoir

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo.- One of the largest reservoirs in Colorado has produced a new state record arctic char, caught by a vacationing physician from Virginia, Nov. 6. Dr. Lindsay Regali of Charlottesville had been taking in the sights and enjoying a chilly day of fishing at altitude in Dillon Reservoir with her husband Luke Newcomb…

KOSI 101 for our 10th Annual Radiothon! – Ronald McDonald

KOSI 101 for our 10th Annual Radiothon! – Ronald McDonald

Tune in to KOSI 101 for our 10th Annual Radiothon! Our 10th annual Ronald McDonald House Radiothon on KOSI 101.1 is coming up! Save the date – Thursday November 30th. What does YOUR help mean? Keeping families of sick children close to the care and resources that they need while the child is hospitalized. During…

Get out and give thanks on Fresh Air Friday!

Get out and give thanks on Fresh Air Friday!

DENVER – Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy holiday season, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges you to step away from the hustle and bustle this time of year can bring. On November 24, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invite you to connect with family and friends by getting outside…

RESTAURANTS OPEN ON THANKSGIVING DAY 2017

RESTAURANTS OPEN ON THANKSGIVING DAY 2017

By Elizabeth Alexander There are plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in Colorado Springs. Applebee’s will be open at all locations in Colorado Springs and Fountain.  They will be serving Thanksgiving meals with turkey and mashed potatoes. Boston Market – Open on Thanksgiving Day at 11:00 am.  Pick up a complete Thanksgiving dinner to take home…

VA & CFPB Warning on Refinancing Offers

VA & CFPB Warning on Refinancing Offers

The CFPB and VA are issuing their first WARNO, “Warning Order,” to servicemembers and veterans with VA home loans. If you have a VA home loan, then there is a good chance that you have already come into contact with unsolicited offers to refinance your mortgage that appear official and may sound too good to…