Colorado Springs faculty districts make plans for commencement season

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Springs District 11 graduations will be held at Gary Berry Stadium for the Class of 2021. District officials said many students' parents have graduated from the same stadium themselves, and though the ceremonies are expected to be a nostalgic experience, it still won't be like those pre-covid. But officials are hopeful for some leniency on guidelines compared to last year. District 11 has around 1,600 seniors graduating this year. Each high school will have its own…

‘It’s loopy’: Simone Biles excited as Olympics lastly hit 100-day mark

(NEXSTAR) — As athletes mark 100 days until the long-awaited 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Team USA’s standout gymnast Simone Biles is all smiles thinking about the delayed games finally arriving. “100 days still sounds so far away, but three to four months sounds sooner. It’s just so crazy how you put it,” she said while chuckling. Biles, along with competitors across the globe, has been playing the waiting game as countries across the world dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. With the Olympic torch on the move…

UCHealth now permitting individuals to self-schedule COVID-19 Vaccinations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Across Colorado, nearly 1.3 million people have been fully immunized from COVID-19, and UCHealth has made a huge impact on that total with more than 463,000 doses administered. Now, UCHealth is trying to make it as easy as possible to get a vaccine moving forward. Anyone 18 and older is now able to choose an open appointment time and clinic location that is most convenient for them. UCHealth will open general scheduling to Coloradans age 16 and older on May 3. In a statement…

Rapids get approval to permit 7,897 followers at Dick’s Sporting Items Park

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Colorado Rapids announced Tuesday that the team has received approval to host fans for the club’s home opener against Austin FC on April 24. Tri-County Health Department has approved 7,897 fans, which is approximately 44% of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, to attend the match.  “Our supporters play a special role in our club and we have eagerly awaited their return since March of 2020,” said KSE Vice Chairman Josh Kroenke in a statement. “This gradual reopening of our stadium is…

Whataburger plans to open worker coaching middle in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The Texas-based hamburger chain coming to Colorado Springs also plans to open a training center and plans to hire more than 100 employees for the opening of the first restaurant. That’s according to our news partners at The Gazette.In the next few months, the Colorado Springs location will begin hiring positions including restaurant manager and operating partner and will begin hiring wteam leaders and members in the fall.“A great Whataburger customer experience starts with exceptional…

Broncos gamers skipping upcoming exercises over COVID-19 protocol issues

DENVER (KDVR) — Weak COVID-19 protocols have led to Broncos players deciding to skip upcoming off-season workouts known as OTAs.  The players held a vote Sunday night to discuss their concerns and come to a decision as a group. As of right now, the protocols surrounding upcoming workouts seems to be a little scarce. Meeting the mark: Rockies players ‘well above’ COVID-19 vaccination threshold Players from the Denver Broncos released this statement today:  “Playing in the NFL is a dream of our…

Colorado is poised to obtain a “as soon as in a era” inflow of federal funds | Information

The “Build Back Stronger” Colorado tour made a virtual stop in Colorado Springs to gather community input on how the state should spend approximately $4 billion from the American Rescue Plan. On April 5 Gov. Jared Polis; State Treasurer Dave Young; Sen. Pete Lee, D-SD11; Sen. Paul Lundeen, R-SD9; and Rep. Tony Exum, D-HD17, took part in a Zoom call with southern Colorado community members as part of an ongoing listening tour.“We can’t wait to hear your ideas about how the state can wisely…

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