District Wildlife Manager Corey Adler with Colorado Parks and Wildlife talks about the three mountain lion attacks in Colorado this year and what most likely lead to them. Tips if you encounter a mountain lion. And, bears are getting ready to hibernate…what you need to know.
Kevin Madsen and Sara Fant from Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management, talk about what is Emergency Management. Potential impacts of a disaster that most don’t think about. What you can do to help prepare, and a lot more.
Nicole Magic, Executive Director of the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs, talks about the upcoming Vittles for Vests (and the Rest), October 6th at the Garden of the Gods Club, plus on the upcoming Medal of Valor Luncheon. Details at PFCOS.org.
Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History from Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, talks about the new exhibit, “Evidence: Finding the Facts About General William Jackson Palmer. Opening Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Jonathan Liebert and Paul Myers-Bennett from the BBB of Southern Colorado talk about a recent letter from The Business Roundtable signed by CEO’s of nearly 200 companies saying that shareholder value is no longer their main objective. This shift to corporate social responsibility. Best practices. BBB4Good, and a lot more.
Jon Karrol, Dianna Manz and Megan Clegg talk about Special Kids Special Families, Zach’s Place. Talk about the incredible service and programs they offer. The impact they’re making on families, and a lot more. Probably going to want to grab some tissue!
Captain Lindsey Vigna and Gretchen Pressley from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region talks about recent animal cruelty cases and dog attacks in our community. Understanding the laws, and what to do if you have concerns. Plus, Pawtoberfest is right around the corner.
We continue our series with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Today we switch our attention from the job seeker to the employer. Erica Romero and Becca Tonn talked about how skills-based hiring is helping companies, upcoming workshops, and much more!
Yvette Maher, Chief Development Officer for Dream Centers, talks about the services they provide in the community including medical and helping the ‘hidden homeless’. Plus, the ribbon cutting on their new Family Services Center.
It was a mini-reunion on The Extra when Captain Dan from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado joins Renae to talk about the new house that is opening in Colorado Springs. The community support. The incredible house and how it helps serve families, and a lot more.
Gary Butterworth, Jim Reid and Cindy Aubrey talk about the newly formed partnership with the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and other local organizations and agencies, to help centralize response to disasters in our community.
Chelsey Offutt and Ashlee Sacks talk about the incredible recreational experiences you can have in Fremont County and Canon City. Over 52 miles of trails, rafting, hiking, biking, The Royal Gorge and a lot more. Plus, some incredible events that are coming up.
Jonathan, Michael, Emily and Michele from the Colorado State University Extension – El Paso County office talk about all the incredible programs available to the community, including 4-H, Family and Consumer Sciences, agriculture and much more. Get more information, or register for classes and programs, at https://elpaso.extension.colostate.edu.
Adah Rodriquez and Alexxis Barton from BBB of Southern Colorado talk about a recent report that was released showing an increase in scam complaints from military members, their families, and veterans. Plus, talk about the top three scams, how to protect yourself and your family, and tips for when you deploy and more.
Catherine Hammond, Hammond Law Group, talks about self-care for caregivers. Acknowledging you’re a caregiver. Your primary job as a caregiver. What can help you take care of yourself. And, making your self-care plan.
Gretchen Pressley and Kate Aviv from HSPPR talk about moving back into the Pueblo facility. What changes are being made. Details on the homecoming celebration. Plus, Pawtoberfest is right around the corner…details on how you can get your tickets!
Rachel Wright and Stella, the Indian Star Tortoise, from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo stopped by for a visit. Talked about the beautiful new baby giraffe and how she’s surprising everyone. Don’t miss her naming announcement on Tuesday, August 6th on the zoo’s Facebook page. Penny’s incredible gift. And welcoming the three rescued mountain lion cubs to the zoo.
Michelle Peulen from C-DOT gives an update on some of the major road projects in our area. Ramp metering is coming to Colorado Springs…she has details. And, an important grant that has been submitted to help with area military access.
Patrice Ravenscroft, Executive Director/CEO of REACH Pikes Peak, talks about how the need in our community has almost doubled. The different services offered. How you can get involved, whether you need services or want to serve. Plus, details on the upcoming Rhythm & Brews Fundraising Block Party.
Jennifer Schreuder and Ted Skroback from the City of Colorado Springs talk about the launch of a new podcast called ‘Behind the Springs’. Connecting you with different people, organizations and stories from the City of Colorado Springs. Plus, they want to know your ideas! Go to coloradosprings.gov/podcast.
Tim Gore, Kathy Turzi and Mary Muncher talk about Tim’s 106 mile run in the Maah Daah Hey 100 Trail Run to benefit One Nation Walking Together. A local organization that supports Native American populations in eight states that are impacted by poverty and more. Support Tim’s run and One Nation Walking Together at onenationwt.org.
Jon Karrol, Dionna Lanich, Danielle Adams, and Sean Blair from Special Kids Special Famillies talks about the adult programs available and upcoming events to help support this incredible organization in our community.
Mary Stegner from Partners in Housing and Steve Miller from Galiant Homes talks about moving families forward in our community by helping families in crisis and getting them back on their feet. Plus an amazing event coming up that you don’t want to miss.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers talks about the controversial vote by city council to blight the land being used for the USAFA Visitors Center. Red Light cameras…the numbers we’re seeing and more coming soon. What we’ll see on the November ballot and a lot more.
Jay Christianson and Alyssa Karpa from El Paso County Search And Rescue talks about the non-profit organization. The number of annual calls they respond to. The ‘Bomb Cyclone’. Plus, some incredible events that are coming up.
Al Maxwell and Becca Tonn from the Pikes Peak Workforce Center talks about going from job loss to job search. Getting through the stages of grief and stress. Taking care of yourself first. Set up and plan and start searching!
Doug Price from Visit Colorado Springs and Bryan DeBates from the Space Foundation Discovery Center talk about the important work being done and the Discovery Center. What you can see and do. The amazing programs available. Plus, the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the big celebration coming up on July 20th.
Ted Robertson fills in for the vacationing Renae Roberts on this edition of The Extra. The BBB of Southern Colorado's Alexxis Barton has new scam news about genetic testing, crypto currencies, employment and phishing. If there's a buck to made at your expense, the scammers will find it. You could find yourself in all kinds of trouble if you get caught up in any of the scams on Allexxis' list. Protect yourself!
This year marks the 31st anniversary of the World of WearableArt™ (known as WOW®), New Zealand’s largest arts show, and it’s at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center at Colorado College. Details on the exhibition with Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Joy Armstrong. And, Colorado Springs native, now New Zealand resident, Etainia Dagda talks about her piece Vicarious which is currently on tour in Colorado Springs.
We continue our ongoing series with the Pikes Peak Work Force Center in helping you find a new job or start a new career. Becca Tonn and Erin Hutchinson talk about Branding and Networking your way to your next job. Lots of great info!
Diane Loschen and Sara Vaas from CONO talk about how they are growing and serving more communities and neighborhoods in the Pikes Peak region. Tips on how to connect with your neighbors. Their upcoming block party, and a lot more.