Carel Lajara, KKTV 11 News

Carel Lajara

KKTV 11 News

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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WATCH: Pride flag ceremony honoring Club Q victims

On Wednesday, the Pikes Peak Community Foundations is hosting a pride flag ceremony to honor the victims from the mass shooting at Club Q. → Read More

Non-profit builds altars to memorialize victims of Colorado Springs mass shooting

Signs of solidarity are pouring in from all over the country for the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado Springs after a mass shooting at a gay bar left five people dead and 19 others injured. → Read More

WATCH: Long time Club Q DJ talks memories and hopes for Colorado Springs club after deadly mass shooting

On Saturday night, five people were shot and killed when a gunman opened fire at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ bar in Colorado Springs. → Read More

AAA offers winter driving tips for Colorado drivers

Drivers in Colorado are starting to see icy road conditions that make for a dangerous commute. With winter almost here, AAA is offering some tips to stay safe on the roads in the coming months. → Read More

WATCH: Colorado District 3 Democratic challenger Adam Frisch officially concedes to Rep. Lauren Boebert

On Friday, candidate for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district Adam Frisch officially conceded to incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO). → Read More

Small group of Starbucks employees go on strike in Colorado

Thousands of Starbucks employees in over 100 stores across the country, including Colorado, were on strike Thursday demanding that the company fully staff all union stores and begin bargaining in good faith. → Read More

WATCH: Turkey fryer safety demonstration conducted by Colorado Springs Fire Department

As we approach Thanksgiving, the Colorado Springs Fire Department is highlighting the dangers of frying turkeys with a live demonstration. → Read More

Almost a million Coloradans expected to travel this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2022 is set to become the second busiest holiday on record when it comes to travel after Thanksgiving 2019 before the pandemic hit. → Read More

WATCH: First lady Jill Biden hosts reception for Native American Heritage Month

On Tuesday, First Lady Jill Biden will host a reception honoring Native American Heritage Month. → Read More

WATCH: State of the Region Address for El Paso County

On Thursday, El Paso County Board of Commissioners Chair Stan Vanderwerf will deliver the annual State of the Region address. → Read More

WATCH: Republican candidate for governor of Colorado talks TABOR refunds, inflation, and first steps if elected

Republican gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl will face off against incumbent Gov. Jared Polis in the 2022 November elections. → Read More

WATCH: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo introduces Colorado’s newest baby giraffe

On Thursday, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo officially introduced its newest resident; a baby girl giraffe! → Read More

Colorado sheriff’s office arrests man accused of killing another who allegedly started fires

On Wednesday, El Paso County deputies arrested 64-year-old Gregory Paul Lee on charges of first degree murder for the killing of 49-year-old Jose Delgado Diaz. → Read More

UCHealth intends to invest millions into Southern Colorado healthcare system

A partnership between UCHealth and Parkview Health System is expected to bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the healthcare system in Southern Colorado. → Read More

Latino Leaders: Colorado police sergeant talks community involvement, Hispanic pride and hopes for Pueblo

Colorado Sergeant Frank Ortega talks involvement, pride and hopes for the city of Pueblo. → Read More

Protests in Colorado over Columbus Day celebration in Pueblo

The controversial celebration of Christopher Columbus Day returns to Pueblo amid concern over rising tensions between supporters and protesters of the holiday. → Read More

Colorado seeing lower gas prices compared to most of the country

Amid rising prices at the pump that has some states reaching new record highs, Colorado continues to see a steady decline. → Read More

Former Coloradan talks destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian now that he lives in Florida

Many residents in Florida are cleaning up after Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon in Fort Myers. → Read More

Red Cross volunteers from Colorado sent to Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian

The American Red Cross has begun deploying hundreds of volunteers from around the county, including Colorado, to South Florida ahead of Hurricane Ian’s landfall. → Read More

WATCH: Colorado-based Latino Leadership Institute talks new program to help Latinos in the workforce

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, observed every year from Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th, Digital Anchor Carel Lajara is sitting with leaders in Colorado’s Latino communities to talk about the population’s influence on our state and the challenges they still face. → Read More