New college survey spotlights scholar, trainer priorities throughout state

SOUTHERN COLORADO — A report summarizing survey responses from 140 school districts has been released by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Education Initiative. The Colorado School District Needs Inventory had around 78% of all districts in the state respond, which serve nearly 90% of all public school students. In the Pikes Peak Region, 20 districts responded, one of which was Academy District 20. "It shows us where we're doing well, and it shows us also where we really need to do more work," said…

Right here’s the place Coloradans will have the ability to get COVID-19 vaccines

DENVER (KDVR) — The first COVID-19 vaccines will soon arrive in Colorado. They will be distributed to approximately 200 provider locations throughout the state. Below is a growing list of locations where Coloradans will be able to receive a vaccine. It will be updated as more distribution sites are publicized: King SoopersCity MarketSafewayCVSSeveral hospital systems statewideA spokesperson for Kroger (the parent company of King Soopers and City Market) said, “The vaccine will be available at all of our…

Restaurant Report Card: Historic Colorado Springs Practice Depot roars once more with three new eating places

COLORADO SPRINGS — In this week’s Restaurant Report Card, the old train depot behind the Antler’s Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs is coming alive again. Three new restaurants have hopped on board, and they are of course facing some challenges as they open during a pandemic. It was vacant for about ten years. “My dad and his brothers bought the depot in 1971, so it’s been in the family for years,” said Old Depot project partner, Amy Ochs. Now the historic downtown Colorado Springs train depot is roaring…

Greater than 1,000 new COVID-19 instances in El Paso County inside 24 hours

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Department of Public Health announced Thursday 1,026 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new COVID-related deaths in El Paso County. The number of COVID-19 cases has been steadily rising in El Paso County since October when 145 cases topped the highest reported cases, which was 139 cases back in July. With the county seeing more than 1,000 cases, this marks the worst single day of reported cases in El Paso County since the pandemic began. El Paso County Public…

Lamar soccer performs in first state championship in almost 60 years

LAMAR — For the first time in nearly 60 years, the Lamar football team is as close as its ever been to a state football title. Lamar takes the field against Eaton on Friday for the 2A championship with hopes of bringing home a trophy for the first time since 1961. When the Savages take the field, they’ll be playing for more than just their own teammates, but also for the community rallying around them. “It’s been 57 years since we’ve been here. I’d say we kind of owe it to them,” senior quarterback Zane Rankin…

Cowboy Christmas Jubilee is again on the Flying W Ranch

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Cowboy Christmas Jubilee at the Flying W Ranch is getting ready to kick off this upcoming Friday. The Colorado Springs staple is decked out in Christmas spirit inside and out while making modifications to meet restrictions. “It’s a tradition for us, the venue is gorgeous and beautiful,” said Flying W Ranch Owner Leigh Ann Wolfe. This past summer, the ranch reopened after it was destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire in 2012. The ranch was hoping for a huge turnout but COVID-19 made it…

Well being officers already asking Coloradans to rethink vacation plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado health officials are already asking Coloradans to rethink their upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Eve plans.This plea comes as Colorado- like many other states- is seeing the 3rd wave since the pandemic started, and it’s by far the largest.In a press conference today, state health officials predicted 1 in 40 Coloradans are currently infected with COVID-19. They add a majority of the people infected are thought to be asymptomatic which could explain why the virus is currently…

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