🌱 Olympics Boosts Museum Attendance + Happy Tails Happy Hour

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First, today’s weather:

Turning cloudy and milder. High: 57 Low: 37.

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Here are the top three stories in Colorado Springs today:

  1. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Downtown Colorado Springs saw attendance double in February 2022, compared to the same time last year. 6,862 patrons visited the museum this February, concurrent with the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. In comparison, 3,052 visitors came to the museum in February 2021. (Colorado Springs Independent)
  2. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is hosting its next Happy Tails Happy Hour event on Apr. 15 at 3 Hundred Days Distilling. Each month, the HSPPR holds an event at an area brewery to raise funds for its four-legged residents. For each drink sold, $1 will be donated to the Humane Society. (FOX21News.com)
  3. A recent team-up between the Colorado Springs Police Department and Alabama law enforcement officials helped bring a suspected child predator into custody. An undercover detective with the Rainbow City Police Department, who was posing as a young girl online, was contacted by an adult man in Colorado Springs. The CSPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit helped identify the suspect, 26-year-old Thomas Miller. (KRDO)

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Today in Colorado Springs:

  • AARP Tax-Aide – Library 21c (9:00 AM)
  • AAA Colorado Battery Training – Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library (11:00 AM)
  • Teen Dungeons And Dragons – Old Colorado City Branch Library (4:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • It’s been a long road, but the Colorado Springs Police Departments’ Furry Final Four are decided! Congratulations to K9 officers Kai, Nero, Odin, and Kylo. (Facebook)
  • A Colorado bill that aims to change Pikes Peak Community College’s name has been approved and is now on its way to the state senate. House Bill 22-1280 aims to rename Pikes Peak Community College to Pikes Peak State College. (FOX21News.com)
  • Calling all horror fans: grab your tickets now for Six Feet Under Horror Fest in Colorado Springs! Click to learn more about the scary movie film festival. (FOX21News.com)

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