Military

US Navy Submarine Named USS Colorado

The newest submarine is the fourth ship to be commissioned with the name USS Colorado (SSN-788).  The new submarine was commissioned on March 17, 2018 at Naval Submarine Base New London in Gronton, CT.  Construction of the submarine began in late 2016.  THE USS Colorado is a Virginia-class attack submarine. U.S Senator  Cory Gardner gave…

Fire Evacuations Ordered Near Fountain, CO

Fire evacuations are now underway for a fire on Fort Carson that is spreading off of the military reservation.  Evacuation areas include High Stakes Vw and Chaps Vw east to I25 south to County Line, west to Boca Raton Hts.   Evacuation route Indian Village Hts to I25.   An evacuation center is being set up…

Slick Roads Cause School and Work Delays

Weather Alert  for El Paso County.  Roads are slick and temperatures are only 7° in Colorado Springs.  Many schools have a two hour delay. Several schools are closed including Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, D38 Lewis-Palmer, D49 Falcon and Frontier Charter Academy.  All military bases have a two hour delay.  Find all weather closing on our…

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…

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…

Community Night in the Park in Fountain

City of Fountain’s Community Night in the Park is Tuesday September 19 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Metcalfe  Park located at 704 W Ohio Avenue.. There will be information booths, information about non-profits and vehicle display with police cars and fire engines. There will also be live music by the Fort Carson 4th…

Military Appreciation Days at the Zoo

Thanks to our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. This week’s military discount features 50% off normal admission base price*, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. March on up to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a week full of stars,…

Retiree Information Day

The 2017 All  Services Military Retiree and Spouse Information Day will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 8 am to Noon.  The events will be held at Mountain Post Soldier Center building 1525 on 6351 Wetzel Ave at Fort Carson, CO.  They will also have dental screening and flu vaccines for ID Cards/DEERS.…