Elaina Formby http://krcc.org en Visible Smoke, Fire Possible During Emergency Exercise at Colorado Springs Airport http://krcc.org/post/visible-smoke-fire-possible-during-emergency-exercise-colorado-springs-airport <p>Colorado Springs residents may see smoke, fire, and emergency personnel just south of the city’s airport Thursday morning.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s an exercise from the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and will simulate an airplane crash and hospital patient in-processing. Emergency Management Coordinator Erin Duran says 140 service members from Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base will even act as crash victims, complete with stage makeup.</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 00:20:11 +0000 Elaina Formby 18774 at http://krcc.org Visible Smoke, Fire Possible During Emergency Exercise at Colorado Springs Airport County Groups Conduct Transportation Survey http://krcc.org/post/county-groups-conduct-transportation-survey <p><br />As the state examines how best to allocate transportation funding across Colorado, county-based regional advocacy groups, including southern Colorado’s Action 22, &nbsp;are conducting a transportation survey. KRCC’s Elaina Formby reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rise of hybrid and eco-boost vehicles has led to fewer gas station fill-ups and a marked decrease in gas tax revenue. Action 22 President and CEO Cathy Garcia says this decrease contributes to a growing divide between urban and rural parts of the state.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:58:10 +0000 Elaina Formby 17393 at http://krcc.org County Groups Conduct Transportation Survey Update: Buena Vista Routes Re-Open http://krcc.org/post/update-buena-vista-routes-re-open <p><strong>UPDATE: </strong>According to Chaffee County Sheriff spokeswoman&nbsp;Laura Smith, an x-ray of the explosive&nbsp;device determined it was a "practice round" and nothing suspicious. &nbsp;The Buena Vista Police Department re-took custody of the scene, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will take the device back to the crime lab for processing. &nbsp;Streets have reopened and the investigation is ongoing. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:29:07 +0000 Andrea Chalfin & Elaina Formby 15286 at http://krcc.org Update: Buena Vista Routes Re-Open Two Incidents, Two Avalanche Related Deaths http://krcc.org/post/two-incidents-two-avalanche-related-deaths <div><p>Two are dead in separate avalanches in Colorado this week. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Elaina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Formby<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:13:05 +0000 Elaina Formby 15011 at http://krcc.org Two Incidents, Two Avalanche Related Deaths Study Finds Higher Rate of Texting & Driving Among Never-Deployed Military http://krcc.org/post/study-finds-higher-rate-texting-driving-among-never-deployed-military <p>A study by USAA finds higher rates of texting while driving among service members who have never been deployed than among those who have.&nbsp; KRCC’s Elaina Formby reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The company’s study shows more than half of active-service military who have never been deployed admit to texting while driving, as compared to 39% of those previously deployed. The rate dips another five percent for service members within six months of returning from deployment.</span></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:58:01 +0000 Elaina Formby 14533 at http://krcc.org Study Finds Higher Rate of Texting & Driving Among Never-Deployed Military Audit: School Meal Program Missed Funding Opportunities http://krcc.org/post/audit-school-meal-program-missed-funding-opportunities <p>Colorado’s School Meal Program missed out on federal money and grants that could have been used to help feed students in need, according to an audit released Tuesday. KRCC's Elaina Formby reports.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Office of School Nutrition, or OSN, runs the School Meal Program in Colorado and is responsible for monitoring districts’ adherence to state and federal terms.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:21:57 +0000 Elaina Formby & AP 14413 at http://krcc.org Audit: School Meal Program Missed Funding Opportunities Report Details Challenges and Support Opportunities for El Paso County's Aging http://krcc.org/post/report-details-challenges-and-support-opportunities-el-paso-countys-aging <p>El Paso County’s senior population is expected to jump an estimated 179 percent over the next thirty years.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Elaina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Formby<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has more on a new report identifying possible ways to help support the growing demographic.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:56:01 +0000 Elaina Formby 13965 at http://krcc.org Report Details Challenges and Support Opportunities for El Paso County's Aging Penrose-St. Francis Recognized for Nursing http://krcc.org/post/penrose-st-francis-recognized-nursing <p>Penrose-St. Francis is now the first hospital in southern Colorado to attain Magnet recognition for its nursing.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to a press release from the hospital, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, or <a href="http://www.nursecredentialing.org" target="_blank">ANCC</a>, currently recognizes less than a tenth of the nation’s hospitals with Magnet distinction. Hospitals must apply for the credential and undergo a rigorous review process, including onsite. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:55:07 +0000 Elaina Formby 13922 at http://krcc.org Penrose-St. Francis Recognized for Nursing Volunteers Sought for Call Center Ops During Large Emergencies http://krcc.org/post/volunteers-sought-call-center-ops-during-large-emergencies <p>Officials in the Pikes Peak region are seeking volunteers to help staff call centers in the event of another large emergency.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The effort comes from Pikes Peak United Way 211, the City of Colorado Springs, and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.<br /> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:52:52 +0000 Elaina Formby 13692 at http://krcc.org Volunteers Sought for Call Center Ops During Large Emergencies