Posted: 02/21/2014 - Do you have an old prom or bridesmaid dress you don't want? Local tailor Myrna Smith collects them to give them away to girls in need in our area. She even does the alterations for free! You can drop off your donation at Myrna's Tailor Shop at 1020 Ford Street, Suite E. in Colorado Springs. Her number is 719-550-8600.
Updated: 02/17/2014 - The family of a local artist is asking for help from the community to buy back her paintings. Kristine Urban’s paintings were displayed at the London Olympics. Two months after she passed away from cancer her family lost their home and her paintings in the Black Forest Fire. The family wants to find copies of her art and buy them back or make copies. If you or someone you know has Kristine Urban’s paintings email Emmie Chasteen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Ashleigh Cox, 21, tragically lost her life after being caught in an avalanche on Feb. 8. A student at Brigham Young University, Ashleigh was originally from Colorado Springs. A Pledgie account has been set up in Ashleigh’s name to help offset expenses incurred by the family. To donate, click on the attached link.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - DETROIT (AP) - Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. The recall covers 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received at least 80 complaints about the seats. Parents reported having to use excessive force to unlatch the harness buckle. In some cases, the straps had to be cut to free children. Affected models include Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smartseat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite and Argos 70.
Posted: 01/31/2014 - Royal Gorge Bridge & Park: Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday 1/31. This year, the Royal Gorge Bridge is celebrating its 85th Anniversary, entertaining over 26 million visitors since it opened in 1929. The Grand Re-Opening is scheduled for August of 2014. Limited guided tours for the general public on park transportation will begin on March 15, weekends only from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for $10 per person.
Posted: 01/29/2014 - Safe 2 Tell allows students a "way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous." It's a not-for-profit organization based on the Colorado Prevention Initiative for School Safety. By state law, the reporting party must remain anonymous. Read more here.
Posted: 01/22/2014 - Pueblo police say they have received many calls from people who have received a text notification from Wells Fargo with a 719 area code to call. Police say that when callers try the number, they are asked to provide their Social Security number and a 16-digit account number. Pueblo police say this is a scam. Police say the Federal Trade Commission was alerted and has since blocked the number. You can visit an FTC-sponsored website for more information on protecting yourself from scams by clicking on the link below..