Andy Vick Executive Director Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region - October 14, 2021 - KRDO‘s Afternoon News
Andy Vick joins Dan to talk about Arts Month 2021.
Andy Vick joins Dan to talk about Arts Month 2021.
Palmer Ridge Bears vs Air Academy Kadets
Air Academy Head Football Coach Scott Grinde talks about his ball club ahead of their clash with Palmer Ridge.
Palmer Ridge Bears vs Air Academy Kadets
Palmer Ridge Head Coach Mike Armentrout talks with Dan and Justin about their upcoming league game against Air Academy.
Bristol Brewing Co., known in Colorado for its high-quality beers and community focus, will launch the premiere Benefit Beers 12-pack with a release party to toast three local nonprofits.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues, while also raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, hold abusers accountable, as well as create and update legislation to further those goals. We all know that there is still work to be done in this area and intimate partner violence affects people every day of the year.
It’s that time of year again, Care and Share is looking for frozen turkey donations.
The weather is a great reminder for us to get our winter preparedness game on. Jim Reid is the Director of the Pikes Peak Regional office of Emergency Management with some notes on what to do.
Medicare Annual Enrollment period (AEP) begins this Friday, 15 Oct. This is the time to review your Medicare coverage and make sure your needs are being met. Call us today to set up a no cost appointment to review your plan for 2022. 719-886-3377.
Snowmaking is underway at Keystone.
Ken previews the Tiger's season opening matchup.
Hiring in the U.S. fell far below expectations last month, with employers adding just 194,000 jobs versus the expected 500,000, as the delta variant slows the pace of the recovery. The unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.8%, the Department of Labor said Friday, but the latest hiring data comes after dismal job growth seen in August as well. Some 366,000 jobs were added in August, according to revised data released on Friday, and over a million jobs were added in July. The more-contagious delta variant's impact on the recovery is likely reflected in the disappointing figures, as the labor market still finds itself at the mercy of the virus that saw new spikes earlier in the month when the employment data was collected. The unemployment rate still remains elevated compared to the pre-pandemic 3.5% seen in February 2020. Notable job gains last month occurred in the hard-hit leisure and hospitality industry, which added some 74,000 jobs. Employment in leisure and hospitality is still down by some 1.6 million jobs.
After weeks of brinkmanship, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday announced Democrats and Republicans have reached a deal to avert the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time through a temporary increase in the debt ceiling through early December. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell followed Schumer and confirmed a deal is close to a vote -- with the GOP leader claiming credit for saving the American people from default and the Democrats from themselves. "The Senate is moving toward the plan I laid out last night to spare the American people a manufactured crisis," he said.
A lot of people not laughing at Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special on Netflix. In “The Closer,” he once again makes the LGBTQIA+ community the target of much of his material. GLAAD is among those not happy, accusing the comedian of ridiculing marginalized communities. Some are calling for Netflix to remove the special. Others, including Chance the Rapper, are standing by Chappelle. Also, the new James Bond movie “No Time to Die” hits theaters in just a few hours for Thursday night sneak previews – some think it has a shot at being the first pandemic-era film to hit $100 million at the box office in its opening weekend in North America. Jason says that’s a very strong possibility, but offers one reason why it may not.
Rampart Rams vs Coronado Cougars
Rams Head Coach Troy Ward talks with Justin Hart about Rampart's Thursday night game against Coronado.
Rampart Rams vs Coronado Cougars
Coronado Cougar Head Coach Monte Gutowski talks about his ball club ahead of their matchup with league rival Rampart.
Colorado Springs rates as some of the worst air quality in the state over the course of 2020.
The leading theory is that the large Southern California oil spill is the result of a large cargo ship’s anchor hooking the pipeline underwater and dragging it. Divers have found a 4000 foot section of the pipeline was moved 150 feet and dragged along the bottom with a 13 inch gash where oil leaked out. The CEO of Amplify Energy won’t talk publicly about how his employees responded to what unfolded or how alarms work to alert workers to a problem. In a letter to the company officially ordering the pipeline shutdown, federal regulators say alarms sounded at 2:30am on Saturday indicating pressure loss in the pipeline which is a sign of a leak. But the document says Amplify didn’t shutdown the pipeline until 6am, 3.5 hours later. And that Amplify did not notify authorities for 3 more hours, 6 hours after the initial alarms. It is all part of the investigation.
Dusty will be performing at LOONEES COMEDY CORNER on OCTOBER 8th & 9th.
Tickets available at DustySlay.com
Mattress Bob talks about the challenges of running a business during the pandemic.
Two weeks before the "calamity" Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen predicts could strike by Oct. 18, President Joe Biden today blasted Republicans for "playing Russian roulette with the U.S. economy" in refusing to join Democrats to raise the debt ceiling so the U.S. does not default on its debt for the first time ever. During an exchange with a reporter this morning, President Biden said he could not guarantee the U.S. wouldn’t reach the debt ceiling “Can you guarantee that the U.S. will not reach the debt ceiling, that that will not happen?” a reporter asked. "No I can't,” Biden replied. “That's up to Mitch McConnell." He added, before walking away: "I can't believe that that will be the end result, because the consequence is so dire. I don't believe that. But can I guarantee it? If I could, I would. But I can't."
A new pill treatment for COVID-19 may keep patients diagnosed with COVID out of the hospital, according to the drug manufacturer. Taking a course of a particular antiviral pill over five days, shortly after COVID-19 diagnosis, may slash the risk of being hospitalized or dying of the virus by 50%, according to preliminary results announced by pharmaceutical companies Merck and Ridgeback. If this pill – called molnupiravir – is ultimately authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, it would be the first antiviral pill people can take at home to reduce their risk of winding up in the hospital from the coronavirus. The medication would require a prescription and likely be for
It’s a BIG weekend for movies, and one of the most anticipated films of the year is here – the “Sopranos” sequel “The Many Saints of Newark.” Set some 30 years before the events of the award-winning HBO series, Jason can tell you what it’s about, and more importantly, if it was worth the wait. Also in theaters, the ultra-violent comic book movie sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage.” And in theaters and streaming on demand is the cleverly named animated sequel “The Addams Family 2,” which Jason has also seen. Streaming Friday, “Diana: The Musical” hits Netflix before it hits Broadway in November – Jason can tell you if the Royal drama is worth you precious bingeing time. And Jon Stewart returns to TV with his first post-“Daily Show” project, “The Problem With Jon Stewart.” And as a bonus – can you guess which of these Jason walked out on?
Fountain Fort Carson vs Mesa Ridge
Mesa Ridge Head Football Coach Jerimi Calip talks with Justin Hart about his club's league opener against rival Fountain Fort Carson
Fountain Fort Carson vs Mesa Ridge
Fountain Fort Carson Head Coach Jake Novotny talks about the Trojans league opener against their neighbors the Mesa Ridge Grizzlies.
A letter has been sent to the Secretary of the Airforce Frank Kendall signed by all but one member of Colorado’s congressional delegation, asking him to reconsider the relocation of Space Command to Alabama.
Frontier Airlines is bringing back Orlando (booking now for fall travel), and more travelers are flying out of the Colorado Springs Airport.
Dollar Tree embedded in its very name what it stands for: Behind these doors, everything can be had for just $1. But thanks to rising costs, that mantra is only mostly true. The cost of clothes, cars, food and just about everything else has soared this year as the global economy emerges from a pandemic uppercut and Dollar Tree has not been untouched. Last month the retail chain said that rising shipping costs would take a bite of $1.50 to $1.60 out of its per-share profits this year. That’s a huge hit for any business, perhaps more so for one founded decades ago steadfastly calling itself “Only $1.00 Inc.” Raising some prices will certainly give the national chain some flexibility and likely more variety on its shelves. But then again a dollar this year will not buy you what it did in 2020.
Pueblo Police are looking into a shooting that was reported near Wyoming Ave. It happened this afternoon, and prompted a nearby school to go into lockdown.
Vaccine mandates are now playing out at the nation’s biggest airlines. United Airlines is firing 593 employees who the airline says refused to get vaccinated and did not have exemptions. The airline is also being sued by at least 7 employees for planning to put workers with religious exemptions on unpaid leave indefinitely saying they are being discriminated against. United made the rule to essentially weed out those using religious exemptions as an excuse to see who is willing to go on unpaid leave for, maybe, months because of their unwillingness to the vaccine. Southwest and American pilots are asking the White House to exempt them from vaccine mandates claiming, without evidence, that the vaccine could have career ending side effects for them. They also say they are held to such a high physical standard that the vaccine should not be mandated for them. 4200 American Airlines pilots are still unvaccinated. They threaten that holiday travel could be disrupted if they are forced to get vaccinated.
Justin Hart has a one on one chat with TCA Head Football Coach Justin Rich about his undefeated Titans ballclub.
Over 3 million infant loungers made by Boppy, the popular maker of baby products, are being recalled after reports of eight infant deaths between 2015 and 2020, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today, urging people to "immediately stop" using the loungers. The recalled products were sold at retailers including Pottery Barn, Target, and Walmart and Amazon.com from January 2004 through today, according to the CPSC. The loungers retailed for between $30 and $44 and were "sold in a variety of colors and fashions." Boppy also distributed about 35,000 of the recalled loungers in Canada, according to the CPSC. The news of the recall follows a report from Consumer Reports earlier this month that found seven recent infant deaths were tied to nursing pillows and infant loungers made by Boppy. It also comes one year after the CPSC issued a warning for caregivers about the risks of using pillow-like products for sleeping infants. Derricke has the details.
he PureWater Colorado project demonstrates the innovative technology behind direct potable reuse: a method of cleaning recycled water (obtained directly from a wastewater recovery facility) to a level that meets or exceeds drinking water standards.
President Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated as well as providing proof of vaccination before boarding, as well as proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of flight. Biden will also tighten testing rules for unvaccinated American citizens, who will need to be tested within a day before returning to the U.S., as well as after they arrive home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will also require airlines to collect contact information from international travelers to facilitate contact tracing.
Earlier today, FBI agents and police swarmed the home of a man wanted for questioning in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, whose body was apparently discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park (forensic identification has not been completed yet but an official said Petito's family had been notified.) The FBI's Tampa office said in a tweet that it was serving a search warrant, and local media reported that 23-year-old Brian Laundrie's parents were seen getting into a police van outside the home. Agents would not comment further. Video showed at least a dozen law enforcement officers pulling up to the Laundries' house in North Port and rushing inside. Brian Laundrie and Petito had been living with his parents before making the cross-country trek on which she died. Petito, 22, disappeared after she and Laundrie left in July in a converted van to visit national parks in the West. They got into a fight along the way, and Laundrie was alone when he returned in the van to his parents' home on Sept. 1, police said.
Barry Morphew, the man accused of first-degree murder following the disappearance of his wife Suzanne Morphew, was in court today and was made eligible for a $500,000 cash-only bond.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be back on the road in 2021 and will soon be announcing their annual holiday tour which will include 99 performances in 59 markets including Colorado Springs - over just 44 days!!
Robert Dear is mentally incompetent to stand trial, again.
Pueblo East Eagles at Cheyenne Mountain Red-Tailed Hawks
Justin Hart sits down with Pueblo East Head Football Coach Tony Valdez and Cheyenne Mountain Head Football Coach Jay Saravis about their match up Friday night at 7pm.
The top U.S. military officer today defended the phone calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final months of Donald Trump's presidency, saying the conversations were in keeping with his duties as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a written statement, Gen. Mark Milley's spokesman, Col. Dave Butler, said Milley acted within his authority as the most senior uniformed adviser to the president and to the secretary of defense. "His calls with the Chinese and others in October and January were in keeping with these duties and responsibilities conveying reassurance in order to maintain strategic stability," Butler said. "All calls from the chairman to his counterparts, including those reported, are staffed, coordinated and communicated with the Department of Defense and the interagency." Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the president's top military aide, feared that Trump could "go rogue" after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and worried that he could stoke military conflict to cling to power and derail the peaceful transfer of power, Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa write in "Peril." Milley was not the only senior Trump administration official worried about Trump's behavior and the potential national security implications. CIA Director Gina Haspel also worried that Trump would attack Iran after he declined to rule out military action over its nuclear program in November, the authors wrote.
Antonio has since spent years studying the pharmacy marketplace, publishing several analyses on the drug pricing code and pulling the rug out from what he believes is one of the most dysfunctional marketplaces in the world.
It’s National Preparedness Month, when we remind everyone to learn how to be ready to respond – before there’s an emergency. Robin Adair is with the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, helping us take our preparedness to the next level offering some upcoming free training available to the community.
Some experts say newly drawn legislative maps would give Colorado Democrats an edge.
Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is coming up soon. Everyone enrolled into a Medicare plan should be getting their Annual Notice of Change. Once you get that document, call us and we can help you understand what has changed.