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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…

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…

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!

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…

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…

Fatal Crash on Southbound I-25

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 25 near milepost 134.5.  This location is about three miles south of the Colorado Springs city limits. A 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by 28-year-old Shara Cardenas, of Colorado Springs, was southbound on Interstate 25 in the left hand lane.  The vehicle…

Rabid Skunk Found South of Colorado Springs Airport

El Paso County, Colorado – El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to take steps to protect themselves, pets, and livestock from rabies after a skunk found south of the Colorado Springs Airport has tested positive for rabies.  This is the fifteenth confirmed rabid animal (8 skunks, 7 bats) in El Paso County in 2017…

Supporting Military Families in Colorado

Fountain, CO – This week the Safeway in Fountain, Colorado partnered with Eckrich & Operation Homefront to help surprise a Colorado Springs military family with a new 2017 Ford Fusion! Thank you Eckrich for including us in your national campaign to honor, thank, & support military families.  Since 2012, Eckrich has donated more than $2 million to Operation Homefront.…

Fort Carson hosts Retiree Appreciation Day

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Fort Carson will host the annual Joint Forces Retiree Appreciation Day at the Mountain Post Soldier Center, Building 1525, on post Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. to provide retirees with essential services. The annual event recognizes the service of the military retiree population and provides updated information that is pertinent to…

Pikes Peak Regional Air Show

This years Pikes Peak Regional Air Show in Colorado Springs, CO will be held on September 23 – 24th at the Colorado Springs Airport. Aerobatics and performances by the Thunderbirds will be featured both days of the air show, along with precision aerobatic teams like the Trojan Flyers. “Dogfights” between Allied and Axis WWII fighters…