Bill Folsom, KOAA News 5

Bill Folsom

KOAA News 5

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Colorado Springs renters create tenant association

There is a group of renters in Colorado Springs who just formed a unique tenants association. The goal is a united front among tenants. → Read More

Colorado wolf reintroduction plan nearing completion

The process of bringing wild wolves back to Colorado is proving complex. The final public comment session on wolf reintroduction happened Wednesday. → Read More

Avalanche danger up heading into President's Day weekend

In Colorado's high country avalanche danger is up because of the snowstorm that just moved across the state. → Read More

Temperatures going down means risk of fires at homeless camps rises

A wildfire linked to a homeless camp spread to 15 in Colorado Springs. The fire brings attention to the broader issue of fires at homeless camps. → Read More

Public land outlook in Southern Colorado

Access to public lands like open spaces and public parks remains a major factor attracting people who want to live in Southern Colorado. → Read More

Avian Flu? Bird watchers report a high number of dead wild geese in Colorado Springs

Bird watchers say they're seeing an unusual number of dead geese in and around Colorado Springs. They wonder if it is caused by Bird Flu. → Read More

Trails Open Space and Parks sales tax back on the April ballot

Colorado Springs City council unanimously voted to take a revised version of the TOPS tax question back to the voters for the April 2023 City of Colorado Springs Election. → Read More

Free youth sports registration expanding for 2023 in Colorado Springs

More kids will be able to play youth sports in Colorado Springs in 2023. It is thanks to the expansion of a no-fee registration program offered by the city. → Read More

Pikes Peak Region Emergency Managers activating response plan for extreme cold

Emergency managers are treating the extreme cold moving into the Pikes Peak Region as a public safety threat. → Read More

Power pair: Refugee and Colorado Springs business owner empowering Ukraine

A Ukrainian refugee and a Colorado Springs business owner are working together to help Ukrainians get basic power sources like generators. → Read More

An economic outlook for Colorado Springs moving forward

Economic leaders in Colorado Springs say the Pikes Peak Region is well positioned to ride out supply chain and inflation issues. In fact, they are hearing from businesses wanting to expand here. → Read More

Colorado Avalanche Information center improves forecasting site

The avalanche forecasting center has been working with other avalanche pros and software developers on a newly reworked site. → Read More

Flu spiking in Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado is experiencing a rapid rise in flu cases like much of the rest of the state and country. → Read More

December wildfire risk prompts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Multiple fire agencies in El Paso County are putting Stage 1 fire restrictions in place starting Wednesday December 7, 2022 → Read More

Overnight cold will likely lead to many icy spots on roads in Southern Colorado

Snow and cold are having a big impact in Southern Colorado heading into the weekend. Many areas are still dealing with snow from overnight because temperatures are so cold. → Read More

The Palmer Divide, a strong influence on local weather

In the area between Colorado Springs and Denver there is east/west visually subtle geography that is a big weather factor. It is called the Palmer Divide. → Read More

New model for helping kids facing child abuse marks one year at Safe Passage help center

Safe Passage is marking one year at a new location and operating with a new model for helping kids dealing with child abuse cases. → Read More

Deadline for mailing ballots passes--drop them off in person

It is important voters understand they can no longer send their ballot in the mail. Because mail in Southern Colorado goes to Denver for processing it may not get back within a week. → Read More

Making sense of rising mortgage rates in Southern Colorado

Mortgage rates have gone up again. They are now at a 20 year high of just over seven percent. “The [Colorado Springs] market has never been static,” → Read More

Colorado's Fishers Peak State Park adds new trails and terrain with more to come

Hikers and mountain bikers now have a wider selection of trails taking them deeper into the new Fishers Peak State Park in Southern Colorado. → Read More