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You have to be looking for Juan Pablo Mijares’s violin shop to find it. The storefront is tucked deep behind an alleyway in downtown Colorado Springs. Small details make the place feel decidedly old world, from the carved wooden sign above the entrance to the plink of violin strings that serve as door chimes. On a recent visit to Mijares’s shop, he says some of his customers declare the place is even otherworldly.

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On this seasonal episode of Air Check, Jeff and Vicky share some of their favorite holiday tunes, the kindergarten class at Manitou Springs Elementary sing a song about the darkest day of the year, (or is it the beginning of the brightest...?), and KRCC's community music hosts pick a favorite single from 2019.

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The Colorado Springs-based North American Aerospace Defense Command--or NORAD--has officially begun tracking Santa Claus for this holiday season.

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Rock and roll icon Chris Isaak  brings his atmospheric, 50's influenced songs of love and loss to The Pikes Peak Center on Monday, Nov. 26.  With nine extraordinary albums to his credit, including a brand new release, "First Comes The Night", and an energetic stage show, the Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2018 will be a must see for long time devotees and new fans alike.

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Join us Christmas weekend for Holiday Specials on 91.5 KRCC.

This Christmas Eve  at 4pm it's Hollywood Holiday -  Lynne Warfel, host of Saturday Cinema, will take you on a one-hour musical retrospective of some of Hollywood's most cherished Christmas-themed movies, and add to your holiday cheer.

On Christmas Day from 11am to 1pm, celebrate with NPR's Tinsel Tales 1 & 2 -  two hours of holiday humor, and warmth, with a host of festive voices.  Continuing an NPR tradition, Tinsel Tales provides the best and most requested holiday stories.  Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, stories of the season.  Hosted by Lynn Neary.

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The annual holiday tradition of cutting down a Christmas tree on National Forest land is upon us.

Christmas tree cutting permits are available through local ranger districts.  On sale dates differ depending on location.

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Residents of the Pikes Peak Region have a lot to look forward to this holiday weekend! 

From cemeteries to symphonies, here's KRCC's Independence Day weekend guide.

Public safety crews in Southern Colorado are gearing up for this Independence Day weekend. As KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports, that includes being on the lookout for illegal fireworks.
 

Recent wet weather means Colorado Springs is bringing back its annual fireworks display, but hot and dry weather is in the forecast. 

Colorado Springs Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper says that means fire danger is still a reality.

Coloradoans are preparing to hit the road for the July 4th holiday weekend. KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports.
 

Rising gas prices are still 7 cents lower on average than last year, and are expected to have little effect on the number of Colorado residents traveling 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend. 

The Independence Day weekend sees some of the largest numbers of travelers in comparison to other holidays, according to Bob Wilson, a spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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It’s an annual tradition in the Rocky Mountain Region for folks to search for holiday trees in the National Forests.  Permitting has largely closed for the season, but KRCC’s Maggie Spencer recently set out into the Pikes Peak Ranger District with fire prevention officer Dawn Sanchez and found the Gurzi’s of Colorado Springs on the hunt for their tree. She brought back this audio postcard.

Public Lands Open for Holiday Tree Permits

Nov 12, 2013

Permits to cut down a holiday tree on public land are up for sale again.  As KRCC’s Eliza Densmore reports, some are available now.

The Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service are selling $10 permits with a limit of two per household. Tree-cutting isn’t allowed in wilderness areas, wilderness study areas, or at developed campgrounds, but US Forest Service spokeswoman Barb Timock says the annual practice is aldo beneficial the environment.