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El Paso County Tests for Blue Green Algae

El Paso County Tests for Blue Green Algae

Taking a proactive step for the health of residents and pets, El Paso Parks gathered water samples from six bodies of water on Monday and sent the samples to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in Denver. “We are aware of other area ponds temporarily closing due to algae concerns,” said Brian…

What’s Hot & Happening This Weekend

What’s Hot & Happening This Weekend

One of my favorite events of the entire  year is the Colorado Springs Greek Festival and it is happening this weekend! It’s the 21st year of his festival and if you’ve never been, its time to go.  Tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #bestbuycolorado so we can re-share your pics of all your weekend…

Military Members Get Free Admission to State Parks in August

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Active duty, veterans and National Guard members will get Free Admission into Colorado’s State parks during the month of August. State Parks near Colorado Springs: Cheyenne Mountain State Park Eleven Mile Lake Pueblo Mueller Spinney Mountain Other Military benefits include: Free entry to state parks on November, 11 on…

Little Shop of Horrors at Widefield High

Little Shop of Horrors at Widefield High

Widefield Parks and Recreation is presenting it’s new musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at Widefield High School Auditorium on July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28th. Tickets are only $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online or at Widefield Parks & Recreation office. The students are very talented and will…

Thunder in the Valley Car Show

The 15th annual Thunder in the Valley Car Show will take place on July 13th at Metcalf Park. Historically, this car show has neared 200 registrations with the likes of family, friends and children in attendance; the show runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 13th. Gates open at 7:00 am Car Show…

July 4th Pancake Breakfast in Security, Colorado

The Annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast with the Security Fire Departments is on. The Security Firefighters will serve pancakes for breakfast along with orange juice and coffee. There will also be music and entertainment during the Fourth of July pancake breakfast, games for the kids and firetrucks on display. This is a fun event…

What’s Happening This Weekend

What’s Happening This Weekend

Welcome to the weekend, Fountain Valley! So excited to share the lineup of events for the weekend, weather its going to the farmer’s market of the “Annual Blues Under the Bridge”” Friday •Freedom Fest June 28 – 30! – Iron Horse Park at Fort Carson: 6561 Sheridan Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80913 @ 7:00 –…

Near Drowning Prompts Call for Paddleboarders to Wear Life Vests

Near Drowning Prompts Call for Paddleboarders to Wear Life Vests

Colorado – As stand-up paddleboards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal floatation devices when using this watercraft. A man at Ridgway State Park nearly drowned on June 13; he was not wearing a PFD and fell off his board when the wind picked up and stirred the…

Brett Ackerman to lead CPW’s Southeast Region

Brett Ackerman to lead CPW’s Southeast Region

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Brett Ackerman, a commissioned wildlife officer with deep experience in parks and wildlife law and in a variety of leadership roles has been appointed as the new Southeast Region Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Ackerman, who has served as Deputy Southeast Region Manager since 2014, was selected by Dan Prenzlow,…

Colorado Springs Bike To Work Day

Colorado Springs Bike To Work Day

Registration is open for the 26th Annual Bike to Work Day in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. On that morning, bicycle supportive businesses and organizations will be hosting breakfast stations at their locations and/or along the trail network from 6am to 9am. Breakfast locations are designed to support how people actually ride their…