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The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 24, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

On KRDO's "The Extra" Thursday, our topic was the Fountain Creek watershed.  The watershed is a crown jewel for our region - with its diverse wildlife, abundant recreational opportunities, and as an economic driver.

The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District is the governmental agency charged with managing this 927 square-mile footprint of land and water from Palmer Lake to Pueblo.  Guests Bill Banks and Alli Schuchs, the district's Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator respectively, joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about how the watershed works, what the District does to maintain and improve it, and the upcoming Creek Week Cleanup to get volunteers involved in this important work.  More information can be found at fountain-crk.com and Fountain Creek Week.  

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 23, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

On KRDO's "The Extra" on Wednesday, CEO Lynne Telford of Care and Share Food Bank of Colorado joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about the pandemic's impact on the non-profit's services and how many it served.  Care and Share also is planning a new food pantry in east Pueblo that will be called Sunny Side Market, occupying a spot near a closed Safeway, to provide more access to food distribution for those in need in the Pueblo area.  More information can be found at CareandShare.org and Sunny Side Market Pueblo

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 22, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

Neighborhoods are the backbone of driving the growth and energy of Colorado Springs.  One area of the city that is seeing enhancements and investment is Southeast Colorado Springs. From a new Amazon distribution center to the development of Panorama Park, activity abounds on the southeast quadrant of the city.  The progress is spearheaded by individuals, developers, government agencies and community groups, all playing a role in creating economic opportunity and community empowerment throughout the southeast.  On Tuesday's "The Extra", guests Yemi Mobolade, small business development administrator of the City of Colorado Springs; Darsey Nicklasson, developer of Mosaica (artist rendering shown), a new planned multi-family community; and Joyce Salazar, community outreach coordinator with RISE Coalition joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about the initiatives.   More information can be found at:  SizeUpCOSCOSopenforbiz and RISE Southeast COS. 

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 21, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020
Tuesday on KRDO News Radio's "The Extra", it was a return to the airwaves for former KRDO News Anchor Jon Karroll, now the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator with non-profit Special Kids Special Families.  Jon and colleague Sandra Dunlap joined host Shannon Brinias to discuss the mission of SKSF, and how its various programs offer community support services to families and are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout their life span.  SKSF was founded to provide respite and specialized care for children with disabilities and special needs.  Now, it also provides foster care placement services, and a variety of other programs.  Sandra discussed an upcoming opportunity on Tues., Oct. 6th, to discuss training for becoming a foster parent; meanwhile, Jon talked about an upcoming fundraiser, the organization's 9th Annual Night of Comedy on Saturday, October 10th from 6p-7:30p.  This year, the event will be a virtual event, with remote viewing of Comedian Steve Mazan's performance, with a live silent auction taking place among viewers.   More information can be found at YouTube.com/sksfcolorado and sksfcolorado.org/event.  If you'd like information about foster care, call Sandra at  (719) 447-8983. 
 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 15, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020
On KRDO's "The Extra", lawyer Catherine Hammond discussed the "7 Deadly Mistakes People Make in Estate Planning."  Hammond is the founder of the Hammond Law Group, specializing in estate planning, probate, trust administration and Medicaid planning.  More information can be found at Colorado Estate Plan .   Hammond Law Group offers free webinars and workshops to educate the public about estate planning. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 14, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 14, 2020

September 14, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias and guests discussed the construction progress of the new Pikes Peak Summit Complex, a 38,000-square-foot complex which will include a newly designed and constructed Summit Visitor Center including a mechanical space and the Colorado Springs Utilities communications facility. The U.S. Army is also constructing a new High-Altitude Research Laboratory, which they will fund. The existing Summit House, constructed in 1963, will remain fully operational to visitors throughout the construction process. The new Summit Visitor Center, designed by local firm RTA Architects in partnership with GWWO Architects of Baltimore, is being constructed by local contractor GE Johnson.  It will offer sweeping views and feature digitally interactive displays focused on the history of Pikes Peak.  Guests on the show are Stuart Coppedge, lead architect for the Pikes Peak Summit Complex Project with RTA Architects, and Sandy Elliott, Operations Administrator for Pikes Peak – America's Mountain.  They discussed  the project status, what visitors can expect next year,  how this project will be more sustainable, the Living Building Challenge, project funding and several ways to get involved in giving to the summit.  (Rendering below provided by RTA Architects/ GWWO Architects)  More information can be found at:    Pikes Peak Summit Complex project and Give to Pikes Peak .

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 10, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", Colorado Department of Transportation's communications representatives Bob Wilson and Michelle Peulen joined host Shannon Brinias to share the latest updates on progress on the I-25 Gap Project.  They also discussed winter driving safety and the ongoing Ramp Metering project adding lights to on-ramps on I-25 northbound and southbound through Colorado Springs.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 9, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

As if fearing the health-related consequences of the COVID-19 was not enough, there’s also a fair amount of financial uncertainty related to recession and an unstable economy. People all across the United States are wondering how they’ll pay their bills and make ends meet.  On Wednesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talked with guestsPaul Meyers Bennett, VP of Marketing; and Adah Rodriguez, VP of Development and Operations with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado about Student Loan Scams, a Tracking Code Trick and the BBB’s Night of Excellence.  More info at bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-of-southern-colorado.  

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 8, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", discussion focused on the ongoing efforts to provide support to Pikes Peak region restaurants as they seek creative, innovative ways to deal with increased safety regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic.  VisitCOS' Doug Price was joined by additional guests: Greg Howard, Owner of Slinger’s Smokehouse & Saloon and President of the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Restaurant Association; and Ari Howard, Owner and Operator of Streetcar 520.  More information can be found at VisitCOS.com, Slingersmokehouse Colorado Restaurant BingoPatty Jewett Bar & GrillStreetcar 520
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 3, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias and guest Jim Reid, Regional Director of the Office of Emergency Management, spoke about the need for people to make emergency plans and create emergency kits to help tide them over in case of a disaster, natural or human-caused.  More information can be found at pproem.com and ready.gov.  To sign up for text alerts regarding emergencies, go to elpasoteller911.org
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 2, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", we spoke to Kayah Swanson, Director of Public Relations & Marketing for the Pikes Peak Library District, about the many resources available through the PPLD for families whose children are involved in online learning.  Study guides have been created and are available for parents overseeing lessons, while homeschool families can also find resources.  More information can be found herehere & here.  For general information about the library, go to ppld.org
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 1, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias spoke with Cecilia Harry, Chief Economic Development Officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.  She shared details of membership benefits, the Chamber's new SizeUp tool and how economic development information is provided to companies looking to relocate to the Pikes Peak region.  More information can be found at here
The Extra with Shannon Brinias -August 31, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias -August 31, 2020

September 1, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", Dr. Geoffrey Lim, a board-certified dermatologist and Mohs fellowship-trained surgeon with Optum, joined host "Shannon Brinias" to debunk a number of skin care myths and bring about understanding of best practices in how we care for our skin.  For instance, did you know allowing a wound to "breathe" is not the best way to care for a cut?  Listen to learn more of the debunked myths. 

The Extra with Shannon Brinias -August 27, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias -August 27, 2020

August 27, 2020
On KRDO's "The Extra", Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers joined host Shannon Brinias discussing the projections for sales tax revenues during the Covid-19 pandemic, how airport project development is doing, how the city has utilized Cares Act funding that's been distributed, and how the TABOR measure facing voters in November, if passed, would help prevent drastic impacts in 2021. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 26, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020
On KRDO's "The Extra" Wednesday, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about how his office is encouraging citizens to prepare for the election, correcting misinformation, protecting against voter fraud, warning citizens against ballot harvesting and sharing best practices as part of the Covid-19 national debate.  To prepare to vote in the upcoming election, you should:  
  • Check your voter registration at www.Govotecolorado.gov
  • Make sure information is up-to-date or change your address
  • Register to vote
More information can be found at GoVoteColorado.gov or epcvotes.com; or call  719-575-VOTE (8683) for questions
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 25, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 25, 2020

August 25, 2020

Many parents are wondering how to keep their kids connected, despite fears over COVID-19.  As local school districts work on the best options for each of the areas they serve, which include in-person learning for younger students or hybrid or remote-only options, most after-school clubs, sports, and other extra-curricular activities have been postponed—at least for now. But, not Girl Scouts!   The organization has taken this crisis and turned it into an opportunity to offer innovative and safe ways for girls to make new friends and learn life skills.  Host Shannon Brinias was joined on "The Extra" Tuesday by Girl Scouts of Colorado's Katie Singleton, Chief Membership and Program Officer, and Emily Speck, Mission Delivery Manager.  More information can be found at girlscoutsofcolorado.org

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 24, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

On "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias crunched the numbers with economist Chris Salviati of ApartmentList.com after the release of the company's rental growth report, and what it shows about the trends in Colorado Springs, where rents are up 0.7% since start of the pandemic.  Rental rates have grown 2.1% year-to-year, with the median rental cost of a 2BR apartment at $1,285 per month.  This contrasts to the national trend and the trend across Colorado as a whole, which have been mostly flat due to the coronavirus pandemic.  You can listen to the podcast, plus read the full report at  apartmentlist.com/rent-report. 

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 20, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

On Thursday's "The Extra", the show focused on the "Art on the Streets" program coordinated by the Downtown Partnership, in collaboration with artists and sponsored by US Bank and Norwood.  Guests Claire Swinford, Downtown Partnership's Director of Community Engagement and Gregg Phillips, contributing artist, joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about how to enjoy the artworks, and why they're so important in elevating community engagement.  More information can be found at downtowncs.com/live/aots, and greggdeal.com

The Extra with Andrew Rogers - August 19, 2020

The Extra with Andrew Rogers - August 19, 2020

August 19, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", guests spoke about "Curbside Culture", a program to bring the arts to your neighborhood in a way that's socially safe in this pandemic time.  Guests talking about the program were Andy Vick, Executive Director, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region; Mistia Fallon, Director, with Dragonfly Aerial Company; and Jordan McHenry, Executive Director of  Colorado Springs Dance Theatre.  For more information, click on this link
 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 18, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020
On KRDO News Radio's "The Extra" Tuesday, host Shannon Brinias was joined by Colorado Springs Airport's Director of Aviation Greg Phillips, talking about the positioning of "Colorado's Small Airport" as a preferred travel option.  Phillips also talked about growth and new development at the airport and surrounding area.  
 
The Extra with Andrew Rogers - August 13, 2020

The Extra with Andrew Rogers - August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020

Jonathan Liebert, CEO Better Business Bureau Southern Colorado, and Adah Rodriguez, VP of Development and Operations, talk about COVID -19's impact on small businesses,  COVID - 19 Contact tracing scams and more.

The Extra - August 12, 2020

The Extra - August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020

Michelle Peulen with C-DOT talks about the ramp metering project on I-25, seat belt campaign and more.

The Extra with Andrew Rogers - August 11, 2020

The Extra with Andrew Rogers - August 11, 2020

August 11, 2020

Matt Mayberry, City of Colorado Springs cultural services manager and Pioneers Museum director, and Jamie Fabos, City of Colorado Springs chief communications officer, talk about the City’s 150th Anniversary (or Sesquicentennial) happening on July 31, 2021, and how you can help celebrate all year long. Learn more here.

The Extra - August 10, 2020

The Extra - August 10, 2020

August 10, 2020

Doug Price with Visit COS and Austin Lawhorn of The North Pole Santa’s Workshop talk about what the North Pole is doing as they reopen. More info here.

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 6, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020

On Thursday's "Extra" show, host Shannon Brinias talked about the Backpack Bash initiative, in which 10,000 backpacks filled with donated school supplies are being distributed to children in need across the Pikes Peak Region.  The Backpack Bash is part of the Pikes Peak United Way's Colorado Springs Promise program.  Shannon was joined by program director, Elizabeth Quevedo.  While donations have been collected, there are still ways to volunteer for this effort.  If interested, listeners can go to ppunitedway.org.  If families are interested in receiving a backpack for their child, the final distributions will take place from Aug. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the following locations:  

  • Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road 
  • Tri-Lakes YMCA, 17250 Jackson Creek Pkwy in Monument
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 4, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020
On Tuesday's "Extra" show, host Shannon Brinias discussed immigration with immigration lawyer Alexander McShiras, who talks about the difficulties and challenges of the immigration issue, and the plight of those left in legal limbo.  To contact the lawyer's firm, which focuses on finding solutions to complex immigration problems, follow the link for peakimmigration.com/.  
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 3, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020
On Monday's "Extra" show, host Shannon Brinias spoke with Reggie Ash, Chief Defense Development Officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC about the race to become  the future home of U.S. Space Command.  Colorado Springs' Peterson Air Force Base is the current temporary headquarters, a status expected to continue for the next 6 years.  A final decision on its preferred location is anticipated to be made by the Air Force in early 2021.  More information on the Chamber/EDC's efforts can be found here:  LINK
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 29, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 29, 2020

July 29, 2020

On Wednesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias focused on what's next in the medical and scientific fight to treat coronavirus and search for a vaccine.  Guests Dr. Michael Harper with Optum-East, and Josh Nathan-Kazis, reporter for Barron's, shared advances made since the virus first surfaced in treatment and vaccine research.  More information can be found here: barrons.com/articles/the-number-of-covid-19-cases-hits-a-new-high-what-comes-next-51593722229?refsec=coronavirus

 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 28, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 28, 2020

July 28, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", Colorado Springs Utilities' CEO Aram Benyamin joined host Shannon Brinias to discuss the recently-approved "Sustainable Energy Plan, which followed more than a year of extensive public process and technical analysis.  Through this plan, CSU plans to reduce carbon emissions at least 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2050 and decommission all coal generation by 2030 and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, including the Drake Power Plant by 2023.  Critical to that process will be sourcing replacement generation for coal.  More information can be found at csu.org/Pages/
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 27, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020
On Monday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias chatted with Chris Liedel, CEO/Pres. of the new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, and Doug Price, CEO/Pres. of VisitCOS, about the Museum's opening on July 30th.  How visitors can experience various aspects of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete experience, plus the innovations that will enable visitors to socially distance and maintain safety during the pandemic.  For more information, go to usopm.org

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 23, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 23, 2020

July 23, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra" show, host Shannon Brinias discussed the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law which has significantly altered the way businesses, employees, and the public address issues involving people with disabilities. A special opportunity has been announced with partner facility Overdrive Raceway.  Guests Dana Barton and Emily Shuman discussed how a new 2-person cart for those with mobility challenges is now available for rides in Colorado Springs.  For more information on booking, click here:  overdriveraceway.com.  For more information on the Rocky Mountain ADA Center, click here:  rockymountainada.org
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 22, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", Optum's Dr. Michael Harper joined the discussion to provide information and answers about coronavirus and Covid-19, and how medical providers are working to make patients seeking care feel safe.  For more information, you can go to cosprings.optum.com or call  1-719-522-1133. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 21, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

On KRDO Newsradio's "The Extra" on Tuesday, host Shannon Brinias spoke to local experts on how to care of children during the Covid-19 pandemic, as families and children deal with stressors associated with social distancing, business/school closures and other major changes.  Lee Oesterle, Executive Director of Kids Crossing, a local non-profit placement agency, and Jenni Swogger, Assistant Mgr. for Kinship and Foster Care with El Paso County Department of Human Services were the guests.  If you'd like more information, visit KidsCrossing.com;  elpasoco.com.  To report a suspected incident of child abuse or neglect, call the hotline:  1-844-CO4KIDS

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 20, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020
On Monday's "Extra", host Shannon Brinias brought listeners ways they can connect with Downtown Colorado Springs.  She spoke to guest Susan Edmondson, President & CEO of the Downtown Partnership, about how the organization is supporting businesses as they reopen; guest Tracy Doherty, with Nor'wood Development Group shared how the upcoming opening of The Mae on Cascade next month will help deliver on the promise of bringing more housing units in the New South End of Colorado Springs; and guest Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History at the CS Pioneers Museum shared information about reopening efforts and new exhibits.  More information can be found at the following links:  DowntownCS.comMaeOnCascade.com, and CSPM.com
 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 16, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020

On KRDO's "The Extra" on Thursday, host Shannon Brinias spoke to Rachel Beck, VP of Government Affairs for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce about legislative actions and initiatives that have great impact on businesses throughout the region.  She will be a special guest of the Chamber's "Chamber Connect" Zoom event that they are holding, available to members at no charge.  The Chamber's Nora Hardin, SVP of Membership, also talked about other opportunities available through the Chamber.  More information can be found here:  coloradospringschamberedc.com/

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 15, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 15, 2020

July 15, 2020

On Wednesday's "The Extra", CDOT Region 2 Communications Manager Michelle Peulen joined host Shannon Brinias to talk about important safety campaigns, a new service starting back up, and improvement projects on state highways.  For more information on the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, you can view the news release here: clickitorticket-news , and for information regarding properly restraining children travelling in cars, click this link:  carseatscolorado/.  If you'd like information about Bustang service, go here:  codot.gov/travel/bustang

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 14, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 14, 2020

July 14, 2020

On Tuesday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias talked about the Girl Scouts' Gold Award with Ellie Schueler, one of the 44 young Colorado women earning Gold Awards in 2020, and Katie LoDolce, Girl Scouts of Colorado Highest Awards Manager.  To find out more about Schueler's Gold Award project, click on the link here: Telling Our Story: Defining the Patty Jewett Neighborhood/.  To find out more about Girl Scouts and the Gold Award, click this link here:  GScoblog.org/

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 13, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 13, 2020

July 13, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", we spoke to Alexea Veneracion, Communications Manager for Visit COS, and Aaron Winter, of the Flying W Ranch, on the weekend's reopening of the Flying W, an iconic special event attraction that was destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire June 26th, 2012.  The Flying W Ranch originally was slated to reopen prior to Memorial Day weekend, but the Covid-19 pandemic delayed those plans.  Under health department guidance, the Ranch has redesigned its dining and event space to have social distancing.  More information can be found at www.FlyingW.com

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 9, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 9, 2020

July 9, 2020
On Thursday's "Extra" show, we previewed the exciting offerings for the upcoming Pikes Peak Region Small Business Week, July 27th-31st.  Our guests were Jonathan Liebert, CEO and President of Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, and Krista Gustafson, the BBB's marketing and events specialist about how the public can participate in the free, virtual events, including a televised, interactive tour of the new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum.  More information can be found here: Click this link
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 8, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020

Enrollment for Colorado Springs School District 11 is open for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, although coronavirus concerns and health guidance are still being considered to provide for student and staff safety.  On Wednesday's "The Extra", we discussed the adjustments being made and how the district is planning ahead with Superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas and Director of Communications Devra Ashby.  More information can be found at d11.org.  They're encouraging families to take part in an online survey to offer feedback on health safety issues. 

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 7, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020
On KRDO's "The Extra" show Wednesday, we spoke with Bob Chastain, CEO and President of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo about the zoo's reopening for limited capacity following 3 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the new attraction, "Water's Edge:  Africa."  To find out more about how to reserve a ticket to visit the zoo, go to cmzoo.org.  
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The Extra with Mike Lewis - July 1, 2020

The Extra with Mike Lewis - July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

Dirk Draper, President of the Chamber and Rachel Beck, VP of Government Affairs talk about what the Chamber does, the Regional Recovery Council, recaps of what is going on the Legislature, and more.

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 30, 2020

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Scott Jenkins, Area Director of Collections and Mark Snedecor, Area Director of Recycling with Waste Management talk about how COVID-19 has changed their operations and more.

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 29, 2020

The Extra with Mike Lewis - June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

Jackie Walls with the Western Museum of Mining and Industry talks about all that you can experience at the museum and the Western Saloon Night fundraiser on August 1st from 6 to 9 pm. Find out more by clicking here

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 25, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", host Shannon Brinias and Mayor John Suthers discussed topics of importance in Colorado Springs, such as the city's response to the Black Lives Matter protests; Covid-19 crisis impacts; return of the tourist industry; and affordable housing. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 24, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020
On Wednesday's "The Extra", our guest was Dr. Dustin Harker with Optum Neurology, discussing National Alzheimer's and Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Dr. Harker discussed warning signs, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's. More information can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/alzheimers.htm#AlzheimersDisease?.  He also talked about what a brain injury is, and what can happen to a patient with one. 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 22, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020

On Monday's "The Extra", our guest was El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman, discussing how to conduct business with the county, such as renewing driver's licenses or license plates, or obtaining a marriage license in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.  Online appointments can be set by visiting    epcdrives.com or online services are available at mydmv.colorado.gov.  To handle appointment loads, the EPCAR has new Saturday Hours at 2 Office Locations, 8 am – 5 pm,  Southeast Powers & North and Union Town Center Branch.  For questions, you can call the EPCAR phone bank at 719-520-6240.  We also talked about the impact of changes on the 2020 Primary Election.  Ballots were mailed out 2 weeks ago, and are due back /must be received by 7 p.m. June 30th.  Monday, June 22nd, is the deadline to put them in the USPS mail to arrive by the deadline.  A number of drop boxes and service centers are available throughout the county to facilitate voting and receiving ballots.  For more information,  Visit  epcvotes.com or call 719-575-VOTE (8683) for questions.

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 18, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020
On Thursday's "The Extra", we discussed the downtown Colorado Springs recovery from the coronavirus closures that impacted dining and retail establishments, and efforts of the Downtown Partnership to find creative ways to help businesses get through the changes brought on by COVID-19.  We also spoke to a downtown residential developer about how the closures impacted living downtown.  Our guests were Alex Armani-Munn, Economic Development Specialist, Downtown Partnership and Darsey Nicklasson, developer, Casa Mundi and Blue Dot Place.  More information can be found at downtowncs.comcasamundiliving.com and bluedotplace.com
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 17, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

On Wednesday's "The Extra", we showcased how local farmers and ranchers are working to preserve their land and water resources, and their way of life, and how the partnership that exists between them and the Palmer Land Trust.  The Trust is dedicated to accelerating the pace of land and water conservation in Southern Colorado.  Guests Ed Roberson, Conservation Director, Palmer Land Trust and Chuck Hanagan, owner of Hanagan Farms, near Swink, Colorado, shared their experiences and how they're dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, continuing to provide services and produce to Coloradans.  They encouraged listeners to find out more, and check out their farmstands in Swink and at local Farmers' Markets.  More information can be found at palmerlandtrust.org and hanaganfarms.com.  

 
The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 16, 2020

The Extra with Shannon Brinias - June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020
On Tuesday's "The Extra", we talked to Catherine Hammond, founder of the Hammond Law Group about the "Seven Myths of Estate Planning", and why it's better to be prepared with a thorough understanding and plan for how property gets dispersed following someone's death.  There are webinars and more information available at coloradoestateplan.com/.