Posted: 12:22 PM This pint-sized cutie is just looking for someone to love! At 4 months old, Precious the chihuahua is all puppy and definitely lives up to her name! She loves to play, loves kids...and of course, like any dog, loves treats!
Interested in giving Precious a forever home? Call Dream Power at 390-7838! A video is pending.
Updated: 7:16 PM The U. S. Forest Service expects to open over 40 percent of the Waldo Canyon Burn Area to visitors Friday, May 24, 2013. The opening will include the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area trail, campgrounds, picnic sites and National Forest System Roads 307, 311 and 313 (also known as the Schubarth Road). The remainder of the Waldo Canyon Burn Area will be closed until further notice. The Waldo Canyon Trail #640 is not open because the steep valleys pose public danger during a major rain event which could trap visitors in low lying areas. Hazards exist such as falling rocks and dead trees, unstable ground and hidden stump holes. In several areas, it is almost impossible to climb to higher ground given the extremely steep terrain. The Closure also allows new vegetation to grow without being trampled. Addition re-vegetation projects will take place throughout the year. Small water craft with electric motors can be launched from the shore at Rampart Reservoir. Visitors are cautioned that the water level at the Reservoir is expected to be low and the boat launch and ramp will be closed. No boats or motor vehicles will be allowed to cross the dam. Nichols Reservoir, south of the dam, is empty and is included in the new Closure Order. Stanley Canyon Reservoir is also empty.
Posted: 3:31 PM Oklahoma has set up a web site - Oklahoma Strong - to help with people who need to know about shelter, rescue efforts and donations. You can learn more about donating to the victims by following the link below.
Updated: 9:39 PM We know many of you are concerned about friends and family in Moore, OK and the tornado affected areas. The Red Cross says volunteers are working now to have people register with the "Safe and Well" program. That will allow families and friends to check on loved ones online. To register, click on link below.
Posted: 6:04 AM Here's a low-cost way to get your pet vaccinated.
Pueblo Animal Services will be providing $10 vaccinations Saturday. The first 100 pets will be able to get a rabies shot for $8.
Microchips will also be available.
The event is happening from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, click here.
Posted: 2:16 PM The Red Cross offers a free Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.
This free app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado. The app includes a high-pitched siren and “tornado warning!” alert that signals people when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued in their area – even if the app is closed. An “all clear!” alert lets users know when a tornado warning has expired or has been cancelled.
The Tornado App, along with the others, can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by following the link below.
Posted: 8:23 AM With classes for all ages and abilities, the Bemis School of Art provides instruction in over 20 art disciplines taught by professional instructors, including Sundance Award-winning documentarian and Colorado Springs native Tom Shepard, who will be teaching Introduction to Documentary Film. Please follow the link provided for more information.
Posted: 8:42 PM The City of Colorado Springs is conducting a survey to determine the feasibility of building a new "state of the art" multi-purpose stadium in downtown Colorado Springs that could become the new home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. For more information, click on the link below.
Posted: 11:14 AM Colorado Springs School District 11 announced the times and locations for this year's free summer food program. The program is open for children ages 1-18. Find locations and times at the link below.
Posted: 6:37 AM Tickets for the Air Force Academy graduation are up for grabs starting Thursday.
Tickets are free, and you can get up to four. The ceremony is May 29.
For all important information on the graduation, click on this link.
Updated: 4:42 AM Authorities need help in locating a child sex abuse suspect.
He could be anywhere in the U.S.--including southern Colorado.
Investigators ask that you take a look at this image of the man they are calling "John Doe," and call if you think you can identify him or know his whereabouts. That number is 866-347-2423.
Click on this link to see the photo.
Posted: 4:24 AM A popular gym is closing its doors in Colorado Springs.
Bally Total Fitness is closing its location on South Academy after failing to come to a lease agreement with the building's owner. Its last day is May 26.
Bally says memberships will be transferred to the North Academy location. Members can also call 1-800-210-4725 if that arrangement doesn't work.
Updated: 4:20 AM Army investigators need the public's help in solving two break-ins, which have added up to more than $100,000 in stolen tools.
The first break-in happened between March 7 and March 12, when someone stole a red "snap-on" tool kit from the 183rd Support Maintenance Company motor pool.
Then between April 19 and April 22, the same place was broken into and other tools and supplies were stolen.
The CID is offering a $10,000 reward to help catch the thief. If you have any information, call Fort Carson police at 526-6199.
Posted: 8:11 AM In 2008, the FAC received a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. Herb was a postal worker and his wife Dorothy, a librarian.
The couple lived on one salary and collected art with the other, building what has been called one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.
Herb and Dorothy collecting strategy was simple: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment.
Follow the link provided for more information.
Posted: 7:40 AM Using the ashes and artifacts that Steve Weed found in Mountain Shadows after the Waldo Canyon Fire, created works of art in dedication to the fire. Click this link to see it in person:
Posted: 5:22 AM More than 200 service members and veterans are trading the battlefield for the pool...the track...the basketball court as they participate in 2013 Warrior Games.
The Warrior Games, part of the U.S. Paralympics, began Saturday and runs through May 16. Admission to the competitions is free and open to the public.
The athletes, all injured during combat, will compete in seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball.
For more information, click on this link.
Posted: 11:51 AM The seasonal wildfire outlook report was released today and outlines the wildfire potential for areas of the U.S. west, including a detailed outlook for Colorado. You can find the full report here.
Updated: 10:16 PM If you weren't able to call in and donate today to Care and Share Food Bank, you can stop by their warehouse Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The office is at 2605 Preamble Point in Colorado Springs. They are in need of donations.
You can also find out more about Care and Share by following the link below.