Erin Chapman, KOAA News 5

Erin Chapman

KOAA News 5

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Erin:

Fiesta Day traditions at the Colorado State Fair

PUEBLO — Every year, Hispanic communities from all across Colorado attend Fiesta Day at the Colorado State Fair. The tradition since 1965 celebrates the Latino and Hispanic culture. Through education, music, and celebration, Ray and Mary Lou Martinez help spread the culture among st Southern Colorado. The two are the head of Fiesta Day. "My wife and I have done it for 50 some years. We can teach… → Read More

Food booth serving 62 years at the Colorado State Fair

PUEBLO — It all began in 1959. A few women a part of the Vineland United Methodist Church sold lemonade and homemade pies out of their tent at the Colorado State Fair. The booth evolved into what it is today, the Vineland United Methodist Food Booth. 62 years and a couple of ranch burgers later, and the volunteer crew still stands! "The church is such a special place, and so that makes the booth… → Read More

End of summer tips for watering your lawn

Colorado Springs Utilities is urging homeowners to conserve water both inside the home, and in the yard. → Read More

What's next for Olympians post Olympic games?

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are officially over. → Read More

Colorado Springs teen tells of her experiences being bullied as students head back to school

The start of a new school year can bring many changes for students. → Read More

Colorado Springs woman creates opportunities for women who have barriers to employment

Like a lot of people during the pandemic, as Heather McDuffee sat at home she thought of new ideas. → Read More

Local schools mission to helps its students, bridge that gap between students and teachers

High school can be a difficult time for a lot of students. → Read More

Mission Catering offers job opportunities for clients graduating from Springs Rescue Mission

Every year, The Prism Awards are given to businesses and individuals who have made a major impact in the community. → Read More

Colorado Springs PrideFest caravan

Colorado Springs Pride Week wrapped up on Sunday with a caravan. → Read More

Colorado Springs restaurant now serving CBD infused pizza sauce

While the demand for CBD in food increases, Pies & Grinders wanted to find a way to incorporate it into their menu. → Read More

116th El Paso County Fair back in Calhan

116th El Paso County Fair is back once again in Calhan! → Read More

Rodeo week kicks off with the 24th annual Pikes Peak Special Rodeo

The 24th annual Pikes Peak Special Rodeo took place on Saturday, July 10th. → Read More

UCCS student gears up to compete in 2021 Summer Olympics

Jennifer Valente, student at UCCS, is no stranger to hard work. → Read More

Community reactions to the city's recent shootings

National data shows a major increase in gun violence, including in Colorado Springs. → Read More

Facebook group created to help connect during the pandemic, has evolved into something much greater

The pandemic forced most folks to stay put at home. It allowed time to create and maybe complete an unfinished project. → Read More

U.S. Representative visits future Air Force Academy Visitor Center site

The new Air Force Academy Visitors Center is getting closer to breaking ground. → Read More

One man's journey out of homelessness in Colorado Springs

We see the homeless, we drive by the homeless, we may even give the homeless our spare change at a stoplight. Have you ever wondered what may have put them in that situation and if it is possible for them to get out? Homelessness and poverty knows no boundaries. It is visible and it is clear. Including right here in El Paso County. There is no easy way to calculate the exact number of people who… → Read More

10-year-old Cañon City girl starts own business, calendar fills up with clients

They say never give up on your dreams, right? → Read More

Pikes Peak Cog Railway is on track to open to the public on Thursday

All aboard the Pikes Peak Cog Railway! → Read More

Local entertainment venues prepare for a busy summer

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the live events industry hard. → Read More