U.S. Military Is Sending Medical Staff To COVID-19 Hotspots

With coronavirus cases on the rise in southern and western states, U.S. military medical personnel are once again being called upon to help. Army officials have announced that some 740 military health professionals are being sent to Texas and California. The new deployments come several months after thousands of military medical personnel, including two hospital ships, one on each coast, were sent to help governors and mayors in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. With some states...

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Panoramic picture of the Springs Rescue Mission, large building with walls of windows, while folks line up outside to go in.
Courtesy of Springs Rescue Mission

The City of Colorado Springs recently distributed more than $700,000 in grant funding to local organizations focused on issues of homelessness and housing stability.

The city received the money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city's Community Development Division apportioned it among 11 organizations.

Photo Courtesy Matt Cavanaugh

Our 'My Mountain' series continues as we highlight people's personal connections to Pikes Peak. Today, we hear from Lieutenant Colonel Matt Cavanaugh. He's stationed at Peterson Air Force Base and reached out to share his perspective of America's Mountain as well as a bit of history.

Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

For wide trails and adventures in the Pikes Peak Region, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition has some suggestions for places to explore.

This week on Nature's Neighborhood, Davies shares a few parks to visit to help avoid overcrowding and maintain social distancing while enjoying the outdoors.

  • • During the month of July,  Art 111 Gallery & Art Supply will have on display more than 20 local artist works.  The LGBTQ friendly event features Robert McClain "Mustache Paintings," an insight into being a gay man during the 7o's.
  • The Pikes Peak Library District invites you to participate in "Summer Adventure," offering at-home  activity ideas for ages 0-18.
  • These and many other events can be found at peakradar.com/virtual.

Here a few frequently asked questions about KRCC's weekend programming that are answered for you....

Why did you change your weekend schedule?

KRCC and CPR have aligned our weekend schedules to ensure listeners across the state will receive a continuous experience along Colorado’s entire I-25 corridor from Wyoming to New Mexico. The programs are aligned with listener interest and provide a wide range of programming throughout the weekend. 

Why have you changed the times of some shows?

We regularly evaluate our audience behavior and needs, and often make schedule changes to better serve our listeners across the state. Schedule changes are timed with ongoing evaluations of our standards and priorities. 

Courtesy of Pueblo City Schools

Pueblo's School District 60 is closer to making two new high schools a reality as designs for the new East and Centennial schools were recently presented to the community.

Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously upheld laws across the country that remove or punish rogue Electoral College delegates who refuse to cast their votes for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support.

The decision Monday was a loss for "faithless electors," who argued that under the Constitution they have discretion to decide which candidate to support.

David Santisevan / The World Journal

A statue of frontiersman Kit Carson was vandalized in Trinidad this week. Someone wrote the word "murderer" across the front and back of the base in black spray paint.

Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

For hiking and biking around the Pikes Peak region, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition has some new places to explore.

This week on Nature's Neighborhood, where we highlight some possibly lesser known areas to get outside, Davies shares two spots with views of water and easy walkability.

  •   Colorado Springs Sports Corporation presents "4th of July Symphony On Your Porch".  Get ready for the largest 4th of July event with fireworks erupting across the Pikes Peak Region.  Enjoy the Colorado Springs Philharmonic's annual patriotic concert broadcast from local radio stations, including KCME 88.7, from your porch!  Tune into KKTV to watch a live stream of the fireworks.
  • Running through July 31, G44 Gallery brings you 'Bric-A Brac', a virtual journey that explores a simple, quiet space of color, comfort, and beauty.
  • These and many other events can be found at peakradar.com/virtual.


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