Posted: 08/19/2013 - Fort Carson will be holding training exercises on post from August 18-27. Training will be held all hours of the day, and will include live-fire exercises, so don't be surprised if you hear noise late at night. Fort Carson officials says that if you have a noise complaint, you can call the Public Affairs Office. There are three numbers you can call: 526-5996 526-1256 526-9849
Posted: 08/16/2013 - The Home has provided a safe place for those in need for 100 years and has planned many events to celebrate. On Saturday, August 17th, we will host alumni picnic at the home to reunite and reminisce. The event will feature a lunch, tours of the grounds and a brief program. Other aspects of our yearlong celebration include a new downtown mural at Bijou and Cascade, museum exhibits at the Pioneers Museum and the Western Museum of Mining and Industry and a stakeholders luncheon planned for early November. To learn more about the events, follow the link provided.
Posted: 08/16/2013 - Thousands of veterans will be descending on Cripple Creek this weekend for the American Veterans Rally. There are a number of events open to the public that you can attend! The rally runs from Friday through Sunday, and will include a special POW-MIA Memorial Highway dedication at noon Saturday. Other events include: -the POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony, which organizers call the "centerpiece of the event" and urge rally attendees not to miss. It will be held immediately after the highway dedication. -26th annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride Saturday morning, which will utilize the newly dedicated highway for the first time. -2013 Veterans Rally free concert series -Veterans Poker Run on Friday -Saturday Night Street Dance at intersection of 2nd Street and Bennett. And much more! Follow the link to get all the information.
Posted: 08/14/2013 - Police are looking for suspects in two attempted kidnappings in Southern Colorado. The first happened near Woodmen and Austin Bluffs in Colorado Springs. The suspect is a mixed-race man, 6 feet tall with short, dark brown hair. He was reportedly wearing a green t-shirt and blue or blue-gray knee-length shorts. One witness told officers the suspect may have had a tattoo on his right calf. The suspect was reportedly driving a white passenger van with tinted windows in the back. The other attempted kidnapping happened in Pueblo. One of the suspects in this case is a dark-skinned Hispanic man in his mid-30s. He has a bald head, a thin, dark mustache and was wearing a dark plaid shirt. The other suspect is a Hispanic man in his 20s. He has short hair and was wearing a white shirt with dark letters on the front. They are driving a white, older model truck. It is a 2-door extended cab. It has dark tinted windows and chrome bumpers, which sit low to the ground. If you see any of the suspects, or their vehicles, call police right away.
Updated: 08/14/2013 - The family of Rose Hammes has set up a donation fund for Rose's funeral expenses at Ent Federal Credit Union. Ask for the Rose Hammes Fund. You can also mail donations to the following address: Ent Federal Credit Union, Attn: Account Services, 7250 Campus Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920