Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Balloon Festival 2020

The 44-year Colorado Springs tradition of a hot air balloon event on Labor Day weekend will continue with the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off on September 5-6. In the spirit of community and innovation, event organizers Hot Apple Productions, LLC and the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation plan to bring hot air balloons to residents…

Colorado Springs Parade of Homes

The annual Colorado Springs Parade of Homes will be from September 11 through Sunday, September 27, 200. Homes are opens from 10 am to 6 pm and are closed on Monday and Tuesday. General Admission Tickets Tickets are $17 for ages 16 and older.  Kids 15 and younger are free. ​Complimentary Military Tickets  Thank you…

Veterans Benefit in Colorado

The most underused Veteran benefit in Colorado in 2020 according to VAntage Point: “Colorado has a free Lifetime Fish & Game small game license for Veterans 60% or more service connected.” – Richard J. Tremaine, director, Division of Veterans Affairs Veterans can learn more at www.Colorado.Gov/Vets. Find benefits for your state.

Business Networking Breakfast

Join the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce for Breakfast on the first and third Friday of every month to network with other business owners and learn something new from our guest speaker. They will hold the July 17th Breakfast in-person located at IHOP from 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. and will have an option for…

Fort Carson Fireworks Update

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division will host its Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for Department of Defense ID cardholders and their dependents only at 9:20 p.m. tentatively on Saturday at Iron Horse Park. Patrons are required to stay in the proximity of their vehicle (tailgate, truck bed, etc.).  If they…

Fort Carson, City of Colorado Springs Plan Special Independence Day Tribute

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division, in cooperation with the city of Colorado Springs, and several other community organizations, have planned a Black Hawk helicopter flyover from approximately 6:55 – 8p.m., Saturday.    The flyover is a special Independence Day tribute to honor the military men and women, past and…

July 4th Events in Colorado Springs

This year residents are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July “from their porch” and look to one of the nine locations ​displaying fireworks while tuning their radios to​ Sunny 106.3 FM​, ​Y96.9 FM, KCME 88.7 FM, 92.9 Peak FM, or AM 740 KVOR​ ​to hear the concert broadcast. The fireworks will also be broadcast…

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Reopens in 3 Phases

After being closed to the public since March 17 due to COVID-19 restrictions, which is the longest closure in our 94-year history, we are now able to welcome our members and guests back to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! We have put many precautions in place, so you can feel comfortable and confident during your visit to the…

Veteran of the Year Nominations

Do you know an outstanding veteran? Someone who has demonstrated not only exemplary military service, but also strong community service, and support for veterans in the community? If the answer is yes, you should nominate them for El Paso County’s 2020 Veteran of the year! Nominations are now open for this year’s award. Nominees must…

Drive-Through COVID-19 Site Now Open to Anyone With Symptoms

The FEMA-sponsored COVID-19 testing site, in partnership with UCHealth, which was previously only open to seniors, health care workers and first responders, is now open to ANYONE with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath). Those with symptoms can visit the drive-through testing site located at 175 S. Union Boulevard (back parking lot) on…

Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce Town Hall Invitations

Colorado – Join us on Tuesday, April 21 for a telephone town hall with Congressman Doug Lamborn.  Register Here. Join us again on Wednesday, April 22 for a telephone town hall with your state delegation from El Paso County.  Register Here.  Confirmed participants include Senators Bob Gardner, Dennis Hisey, Paul Lundeen, and Pete Lee; and…

Peterson AFB Access Changes for April 24, 2020

Colorado Springs, CO – Starting Friday, April 24, everyone entering Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain AFS must possess a DoD issued identification card. Some examples include the Common Access Card (CAC) and retiree and dependent identification cards. Nobody will be allowed to vouch for passengers in their vehicles. Everyone must have an authorized DoD credential.…

Stay at Home Order Enforcement

The following is a cross-post from the City of Colorado Springs, shared via the City’s social media accounts on 4-6-2020. “We have had many questions on the enforcement of the governor’s stay at home order regarding both business and individual activities. We implore residents to follow the order and to stay at home except for…

Public Health Alert – Colorado Springs Bridge Center

DENVER, March 14, 2020: El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) has learned that the woman who died from COVID-19 on March 13 attended bridge games at Colorado Springs Bridge Center from Feb. 27 through March 3. EPCPH and the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) are releasing this information in the interest of public health.…

School Closures Starting Monday

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — Starting Monday, March 16, several El Paso County and surrounding county school districts will close school facilities for 16 days. Those schools closing include: Colorado Springs School District 11 Academy School District 20 Manitou Springs District 14 Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Elbert 200 Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 Pikes…

Coronavirus Now In Colorado

Governor Jared Polis announced the First Case of COVID 19 In Colorado. For the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/covid19. Please call your doctor, medical facility or emergency before traveling to the facility so they can evaluate the symptoms. As of March 5, 2020 there are now…