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  • New DLC trailer for 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' features Exo Zombies

    Today Activision released the Exo Zombies DLC teaser trailer for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.” It’ll be released in January of 2015 and stars John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan and Jon Bernthal. Gamers may remember the Call of the Dead zombie DLC that was released in 2011 that was part of “Call of Duty: Black Ops.” It featured the...

  • List: Colorado Springs in the holiday spirit, and it's 'Frozen' in time

    Feeling like you're prepared for Christmas with the holiday less than a week away? Perhaps it's not a surprise, according to e-commerce retailer Zulily. Colorado Springs ranked sixth in recent weeks for places in the country where "holiday spirit is in full swing." Miami, even with its beaches and warm temperatures, was ranked No. 1....

  • Skate with Olympians downtown on Monday

    Olympians Jason Brown and Rachael Flatt will be on hand to meet fans when U.S. Figure Skating hosts a free SkateFest for all ages and skill levels Monday, Dec. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Acacia Park outdoor skating rink in downtown Colorado Springs.  The event will be taped by NBC Sports to be broadcast in...

  • Colorado audit finds foster care check problems

    DENVER — Counties aren't properly conducting background checks before placing foster children in the care of relatives, according to a first-of-its-kind review by the Colorado Department of Human Services. Social workers are required to do four background checks on people in the homes of relatives who have been asked to take care of children...

  • Whodunnit: Murder mystery dinner theater a popular local choice in entertainment

    Detectives. Dead bodies that rise and hand clues to cops. Lying witnesses. And dinner. Don't forget dinner. Most Saturday nights you can find a throng of people champing at the bit for a taste of the mystery life, alongside a four-course dinner. They gather in an Antlers Hilton banquet room, eager for The Dinner Detective to begin. Murder...

  • Understanding the ecosystem at Audubon Christmas Bird Count

    The number of grackles, Canada geese, several types of doves and one type of hummingbird is growing in the region. The rusty blackbird, however, is diminishing in numbers. That's the kind of information regular bird counts can provide about southern Colorado. On Saturday, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count takes place at Bear Creek Park....

  • Norman Bridwell, 'Clifford, the Big Red Dog' creator, dead at 86

    Norman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at 86. Bridwell, who lived for decades in a house with a bright red door on Martha's Vineyard off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, died Friday at Martha's Vineyard...

  • IT'S YOUR MONEY: Give your adult kids the gift of financial wisdom

    This year, the best Christmas gift for your adult children might be the gift of financial wisdom. Unfortunately, most young adults graduate from school without a practical understanding of personal finance. Starting them out with a solid foundation and some smart financial habits can help your children live a happier, more fulfilling life....

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo gives baby orangutan a new name

    ust like any new mom, Hadiah blatantly showed off her new, hairy baby Thursday, striking poses for cameras and leaning right up against the glass at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Her 1-month-old Bornean orangutan was born just before Halloween and finally has a name that fits perfectly. Ember, once called Bucket, has stolen the hearts of zoo...

  • Tree talk: Keep your Christmas tree fresh through the holidays

    Christmas comes but once a year, and spending family time picking out the right tree and thoughtfully trimming it with treasured knickknacks, serves up lifelong memories.

  • Colorado Springs pastry chefs construct a life-size gingerbread house at Broadmoor

    So what happens when you cut 14 chefs loose with 400 pounds of powdered sugar, 300 pounds of flour, 
200 pounds of candy, 120 pounds 
of butter, 100 pounds of honey, 
95 pounds of egg whites, 73 pounds of eggs and 10 pounds of spices during the holiday season? They roll up their white jacket sleeves and build a life-size gingerbread house....

  • What? No 'Janes?' Emma, Olivia, Liam and Noah top list of popular Colorado baby names

    Note: Scroll to the bottom of this article for an interactive graphic that shows the top Colorado baby names, year by year, since 1910. Poet Gertrude Stein's famous line "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" wouldn't quite make it today. It would be more like "Emma is an Emma is an Emma." It doesn't quite have that poetic ring, but it is...

  • Watch: Santa and his elves (Wings of Blue) skydive

    Santa stopped by the 98th Flying Training Squad at the Air Force Academy recently with his four elves for a skydive to visiti children. The video, Wings of Blue Santa Jump, was posted Tuesday on YouTube. The 4:24 video shows Santa and his elves jump from a plane to the music from Charlie Brown Christmas. Watch it here.

  • Watch: 50 giant teddy bears given to Memorial Hospital patients

    Fifty giant teddy bears were given to Memorial Hospital patients recently as part of the third annual giant holiday teddy bears donation. Nevada Auto sales donated the bears.  Bears will be given to patients in the emergency and mother baby units of Memorial Hospital.

  • Nearly 6 of 10 children participate in extracurricular activities, Census Bureau reports

        Fifty-seven percent of children between 6 and 17 years old participate in at least one after-school extracurricular activity, according to a new report released Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report found that children were more likely to participate in sports (35 percent) than clubs or lessons such as music, dance and...

  • Replay: Mild December night brings out thousands for Colorado Springs parade

    A year after temperatures hovering near zero degrees cut attendance and some participants, the 30th annual Festival of Lights parade through downtown Colorado Springs drew animated crowds that filled the sidewalks and enjoyed the relatively warm 30-degree night. For attendees, the weather for the parade was exactly what they had hoped for....


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