Eric Koval Director of Oncology at St. Francis Hospital Cancer Center - July 30, 2021 - KRDO’s Afternoon News
Dr.Koval talks about the new cancer care center at St. Francis Hospital.
Vanessa previews Colorado Springs big birthday party this weekend
Pikes Peak United Way (PPUW) is launching the latest version of the Quality of Life Indicators Report for the Pikes Peak Region. Renamed Peak Progress, the report will dive deep into areas of living in our community and provide data to make a lasting change. The first report, to be released in August, provides a robust, interactive data map focusing on the demographics of the Pikes Peak Region.
It’s hard to believe, but back to school season will be upon us shortly. Hunt Military Communities (HMC) through its non-profit organization Hunt Heroes Foundation (HHF), is supporting Operation Homefront in their annual Back-to-School BrigadeⓇ initiative by delivering backpacks fully loaded with essential school supplies to military families living in HMC communities in advance of the upcoming 2021 school year.
Dave Donelson talks about the Recognition of Korean War Veterans, Carports, and the Sesquicentennial celebration.
Tara McGowan discusses infrastructure around Colorado Springs
Jim is at the olympic games in Tokyo and discusses the shocking developments with Simone Biles.
Dr. Thomas reacts to the new CDC mask mandate.
Passenger numbers at the Colorado Springs Airport continue to skyrocket.
Jim continues his coverage from Tokyo this afternoon with a look back at the opening ceremonies.
Another big name car manufacturer is going all-electric. Mercedes-Benz announced today that from 2025 onwards, all newly launched cars will be electric-only and customers will be able to choose an all-electric alternative for every model the company makes. Other carmakers including Volkswagen's Audi, General Motors and Volvo have also indicated they are moving away from gasoline and diesel engines over the long term. And for those who already own EV's, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said earlier this week that the company’s DC fast-charging stations, also known as the "Tesla Supercharger network," will be opening up to other types of electric vehicles later this year.
COVID-19 numbers nationwide are continuing their quick upward trend. The rise has been dramatic in recent days among mainly the unvaccinated. In Northeast Florida hospitals are reporting they are approaching or exceeding levels seen during the worst of the pandemic. Despite some breakthrough cases the CDC is standing firm that fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to return to masking but that discussions are currently underway to figure out if that guidance will change. In Los Angeles cases have risen 20 fold over the same day a month ago. LA County reported over 2500 new cases on Wednesday. If CA were to still be using color coded tiers LA would be in the most restrictive purple tier again.
The traveling exhibit, “Your Words Have Power” will be at the El Pueblo Museum located at 301 N. Union Avenue on Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 10 AM – 2 PM. Four storytellers will be onsite to share their experience with substance misuse and stigma received. Those who attend will also be entered for a chance to receive hope filled bags with resources and incentives. For more information, as well as additional dates and locations of the exhibit, visit https://county.pueblo.org/public-health/your-words-have-power.
Lesa explains what a 'Coffee Shop Pop Up' is, and its impact on our community.
U.S. gymnast Kara Eaker's coach has confirmed that the 18-year-old alternate has tested positive at the Olympic training camp. The coach said the 18-year-old Eaker was vaccinated against the novel coronavirus two months ago. U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff has also tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing her to pull out of the games. A third athlete at the Olympic Village in Tokyo has tested positive for COVID-19, with the Czech Republic team reporting the case today of a beach volleyball player who could miss his first game.
During KRDO's Afternoon News on Friday, Dan Cochell interviewed Andy Vick, the Executive Director for the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, regarding the events leading up for Olympic City USA and the sesquicentennial for Colorado Springs.
During KRDO's Afternoon News on Thursday, Dan Cochell interviewed Meg Poole with the Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs regarding a weekend event this Saturday, plus more on the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration for Colorado Springs on July 31st.
During KRDO's Afternoon News on Wednesday, July 14th, Dan Cochell interviewed Wildwood Casino General Manager Matt Andrighetti on the grand opening of the new Wildwood Hotel in Cripple Creek, the world's highest altitude casino and hotel at 9,593 feet in elevation.
During KRDO's Afternoon News on Wednesday, July 14th, Dan Cochell interviewed Silver Key's Derek Wilson, with details on Silver Key's upcoming 50th Gala on Saturday, August 7th.
During KRDO's Afternoon News on Wednesday, July 14th, Dan Cochell interviewed Wildwood Casino owner Joseph Canfora, regarding the grand opening of the new Wildwood Hotel in Cripple Creek.
On KRDO's Afternoon News on Monday, Shannon Brinias talked with Rich Lewis, with Medicare Mentors regarding an upcoming Veterans seminar and a upcoming Senior wellness fair, in conjunction with Optum Medical Group.
President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci asked unvaccinated Americans to put politics aside and get the shot to protect themselves from the highly transmissible and “nasty” delta variant in an interview with ABC News over the weekend. “We’ve got to get away from the divisiveness that has really been a problem right from the very beginning with this outbreak,” Fauci added. His comments come as the White House continues to push its vaccination campaign after falling short of the administration’s 70% goal for the Fourth of July. The campaign has been a target for Republicans recently, with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster misrepresenting the efforts on Friday and directing the state’s health agency to prohibit the “Biden administration’s door-to-door” tactics (the federal government is not going door-to-door, but rather encouraging local volunteers to do so). When Karen asked about the pushback on Friday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said “the failure to provide accurate public health information, including the efficacy of vaccines and the accessibility of them to people across the country, including South Carolina, is literally killing people. So maybe they should consider that.”
Learn how to get active shooter CPR.
Vanessa fills us in on U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Day and the COS150 Downtown Celebration
Kim Wentland Lead Park Ranger Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site - July 8, 2021- KRDO’s Afternoon News
Here's how you can volunteer at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site.
Eryn tells Dan the role Ginger Snap Rescue Ranch plays in saving farm animals.
Cari Davis, Executive Director Colorado Springs Health Foundation - July 7, 2021 - KRDO’s Afternoon News
Colorado Springs Health Foundation seeks volunteers to serve on its board of trustees.
What is it like at the mysterious Pueblo Chemical Depot, listen and find out.
Whether you’ll be at a backyard barbeque, a baseball game or your local Fourth of July parade, the Colorado Department of Transportation asks you to celebrate responsibly with a sober ride home. CDOT, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are joining forces this holiday weekend for the Fourth of July DUI enforcement period from July 2-5. Increased law enforcement will be on duty statewide to prevent impaired drivers from endangering themselves and others on the road.
Be bear aware; stay safe while camping and backpacking in Colorado.
Kylie tells us how to avoid rental scams.
Pennsylvania's highest court has overturned Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had vowed to serve all 10 years rather than acknowledge any remorse over the 2004 encounter with accuser Andrea Constand. Cosby was charged in late 2015, when a prosecutor armed with newly unsealed evidence -- Cosby's damaging deposition from her lawsuit -- arrested him days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired. Justice David Wecht said that overturning the conviction, and barring any further prosecution, "is the only remedy that comports with society's reasonable expectations of its elected prosecutors and our criminal justice system." The 83-year-old Cosby, who was once beloved as "America's Dad," was convicted of drugging and molesting the Temple University employee at his suburban estate. Mark explains how this all unfolded.
Many people are confused by Medicare networks and how things are coded. We have seen clients get billed for things in error because a visit may have been coded wrong. This seems to be happening more often, perhaps because of the amount of remote work that is happening now because of COVID. We encourage everyone, especially those who have Medicare, to look at their statements and make sure that they are being billed for the correct services. If people have questions about this, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to review their bills with them.
Nick Palmiotti- Pueblo Convention Center & Pueblo Memorial Hall- June 28, 2021 - KRDO’s Afternoon News
Nick Palmiotti from the Pueblo Convention Center & Pueblo Memorial Hall announcing another big show coming to Pueblo.