Kate Dunn http://krcc.org en Hiking the Incline in the Winter: An Audio Postcard http://krcc.org/post/hiking-incline-winter-audio-postcard <p>People come from far and wide to hike the Manitou Incline, especially now that it’s legal.&nbsp; Rain, shine, or even snow, everyone who makes the trek has his or her own motivation.&nbsp; Along with her friend Mariel Dempster, KRCC’s Kate Dunn made the journey during the cold and snowy weather we recently had in the Pikes Peak region, and brought back this audio postcard.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Incline daily record holder, Greg Cummings, was known for making the trek 601 times in a year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Kate Dunn 12962 at http://krcc.org Hiking the Incline in the Winter: An Audio Postcard Colorado Springs' SD11 Approves Sale of Building http://krcc.org/post/colorado-springs-sd11-approves-sale-building <p></p><p>Colorado Springs’ District-11 School Board approved the sale of Abraham Lincoln Elementary to a local developer in a unanimous vote Wednesday. &nbsp;KRCC’s Kate Dunn has more.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>Lincoln Elementary shut its doors in May after the district decided to consolidate several underused schools. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>School Board Director Al Loma says local developer Bob Elliott’s proposal would re-purpose the school building and turn it into a mixed-use space for businesses, senior living, and eateries.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:53:49 +0000 Kate Dunn 11449 at http://krcc.org Colorado Springs' SD11 Approves Sale of Building Clerks in El Paso, Pueblo Counties Say Voter Turnout Appears Up http://krcc.org/post/clerks-el-paso-pueblo-counties-say-voter-turnout-appears <p></p><div><p>Colorado voters have until 7 tonight to turn in their ballots in today’s election.&nbsp;For nearly a month, El Paso and Pueblo County Clerks have been collecting mail-in ballots.</p></div><p>Despite a slow start, Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder Gilbert Ortiz is optimistic about the turnout.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:14:17 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz & Kate Dunn 11000 at http://krcc.org Clerks in El Paso, Pueblo Counties Say Voter Turnout Appears Up Huerfano County Looks to Establish Volunteer Team http://krcc.org/post/huerfano-county-looks-establish-volunteer-team <p></p><p>Despite the numbers of people who stepped in to volunteer during this summers East Peak Fire, Huerfano County is looking to be better prepared when it comes to organizing volunteers.&nbsp; As KRCC’s Kate Dunn reports, the county wants to set up a pre-established a team that would be ready in the event of any disaster.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The call went out in early September for 20 to 25 people to help fill the Community Emergency Response Team, but Huerfano County’s emergency Manager, Diego Bobian says recruitment has been slow.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Kate Dunn 10418 at http://krcc.org Huerfano County Looks to Establish Volunteer Team Broadmoor Bluffs Takes Part in Evacuation Drill http://krcc.org/post/broadmoor-bluffs-takes-part-evacuation-drill <p>Colorado Springs officials held a neighborhood evacuation drill for residents of Broadmoor Bluffs over the weekend.&nbsp; Fire officials say that neighborhood has stepped up mitigation efforts in the past year and a half, but because of topography, the amount of fuels, and housing density, Broadmoor Bluffs is one of the highest risk neighborhoods in the city’s wildland urban interface.&nbsp; KRCC News embedded with first responders and a family that chose to participate in the drill.&nbsp; We start with reporter Kate Dunn.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Residential</strong></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin, Kate Dunn, Maggie Spencer & Martha Perez-Sanz 10256 at http://krcc.org Broadmoor Bluffs Takes Part in Evacuation Drill Airports Contribute $36.7 Billion Annually Statewide http://krcc.org/post/airports-contribute-367-billion-annually-statewide <p>A new study details the economic impact of regional airports on the state.&nbsp; KRCC&rsquo;s Kate Dunn reports.</p><p><a href="http://www.coloradodot.info/programs/aeronautics/Economic%20Impact%20Study" target="_blank">The study</a> comes from the Colorado Department of Transportation&rsquo;s Aeronautics Division. &nbsp;It shows while payroll and economic output continue to rise, the total number of jobs has fallen below 2003 levels.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:56:43 +0000 Kate Dunn 9855 at http://krcc.org Airports Contribute $36.7 Billion Annually Statewide Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown http://krcc.org/post/civilian-workers-area-military-installations-impacted-shutdown <p></p><p>Civilian workers across military installations in the Pikes Peak region are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown.&nbsp; At the Air Force Academy, more than 1,000 civilians are furloughed, while 450 employees are exempt and will continue to work.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 03:30:01 +0000 Martha Perez-Sanz & Kate Dunn 9437 at http://krcc.org Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown