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  • Venetucci Farms raises vegetables, animals and Junior Farmhands

    On a Friday morning, 12 kids are doing their chores. They don't make beds or tidy rooms as you might expect, but rather feed goats, collect fresh eggs and pester chickens under the hot morning sun. It's the last day of this summer's Venetucci Farm's educational program Junior Farmhands, and the group is showing off their knowledge. "What...

  • Kids raise over $20,000 at county fair for family hit by tragedy

    KEENESBURG — Children competing at the county fair in Keenesburg have raised over $20,000 for the family that lost a father and son in an apparent murder-suicide last week. KMGH-TV (http://bit.ly/1sNKaY7) reports that 10 children voluntarily donated a portion of the sale of their 4H project animals to the Kilker family at the South East Weld...

  • Anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado teens starting

    DENVER — A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled "Don't Be a Lab Rat" will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads. The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/QGTPpQ ) that the goal of the campaign is to tell teens about the uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot, instead of focusing on...

  • Royal Gorge and Park to close as final repairs are made before holiday weekend reopening

    CAÑON CITY - The Royal Gorge and Park will close to the public starting Monday as final repairs and construction begin. The attraction is tentatively set to reopen again at the end of the month. Ram Kumar and his wife just finished a tour of the park and gorge Saturday and had checked out the view from the former site of the firehouse,...

  • Zoo visitors, reviewers agree: Cheyenne Mountain among the nation's best

    Paula Stewart was just starting her first trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Wednesday afternoon, but she was already pleased with her visit. She watched giraffes slurp lettuce from the hands of children, enjoyed the zoo’s “natural feel” and admired the views of the surrounding area. Stewart said she likes the zoos in Tampa Bay, Fla. and...

  • Respect outdoors and earn badges

    Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, a statewide nonprofit, have launched #YourCO Digital Badge Program. The program is designed to recognize and reward those who have shown respect for Colorado’s natural resources. Specific badges are given to people who participate in the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado project or perform their own...

  • Blog: Hillside Community Center plans event offering free food, backpacks, health care exams

    A free upcoming event aims to connect families in need with services across the city. The Hillside Community Center will host a community day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Fountain Park, which is next to the center at 925 S. Institute St. More than 30 organizations will be on hand, offering information about resources for...

  • WWII bomber flight signals approach of Colorado Springs air show

    Takeoff was something akin to being tossed around inside a malicious drying machine: hot, violent and deafeningly loud. But the WWII B-25 bomber was not designed for comfort. It was designed to deliver devastating blows to the enemy while taking a beating itself. More than 70 years after the plane first took to the skies, the design of the...

  • Colorado Springs-area police, deputies joining annual National Night Out tonight

    The Colorado Springs Police Department, along with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, will join dozens of communities across the country in celebrating the 31st Annual National Night Out tonight. The annual event is aimed at promoting crime and drug prevention through community solidarity. Colorado Springs police officers, along with El...

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