Posted: 10/17/2013 - We usually think of California when we think of earthquakes, but they can happen here too. And there's an effort Thursday to make sure we're all prepared. It's called "The Great Shakeout," an earthquake drill held around the world, including right here in Colorado. This year, the drill is focusing on the fires that can start after a quake because of damaged utility lines. Want to learn more? Sign up online by following the link.
Posted: 10/16/2013 - WHAT: 2 Short Story Contests about the mysteries of Michael Garman's Sculptural Theater - Magic Town, located at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery in Old Colorado City. Now through November 9th. WHEN: Now through November 9th WHO: any student ages 4-17 is welcome to visit Magic Town and then create a short story or captioned drawing. JUDGING: Michael Garman will personally select the winner in each category and present them with personalized, autographed sculpture during the week of November 18th. In addition, each of the 4 winning students will have their work featured at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery this Holiday Season. CONTACT: For more information and full contest details, please contact: Mary Koehler, Public Relations Director: The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Posted: 10/16/2013 - Citizens who suffered damages as a result of the September storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides are encouraged to visit with FEMA disaster representatives in person at: FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in El Paso County. Colorado Springs Fire Training Center located at 375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday Closed Sunday. You can save time by registering with FEMA at: online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov before going to the center. You can also 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The deaf or hard of hearing can call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. FEMA provides telephone assistance in many languages. For more information go to: www.fema.gov/disaster/4145
Posted: 10/15/2013 - A Colorado Springs based non-profit group is looking for more volunteers. Quilts From The Heart gives out handmade quilts to patients at local hospitals, and to veterans in the VA hospital in Denver. They are working to give a quilt to each veteran living in our area. If you would like more information about volunteering, or donating to the cause, contact the organization's president, Marilyn Canitz. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 597-4062.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - A fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project in Monument was nearly ruined because of all the wind Thursday night. The event will go on, but won't be exactly what organizers were hoping it would be. To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project or to make a donation click on the link.
Posted: 10/09/2013 - It's been one year since Colorado Springs teen Kara Nichols went missing, and her family has not given up hope in trying to find her. Kara's family is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to her exact whereabouts. They've also set up a Facebook page with more information on Kara and the search for her. Just follow the link to see the page.
Posted: 10/04/2013 - Looking for the perfect Halloween outing? The Rocky Mountain Haunt Fest says they boast the state's only haunted house that is ACTUALLY haunted. Want to check it out for yourself? The Palmer Park and Academy location is open through Nov. 2. Get more information by following the link!
Posted: 10/02/2013 - WHAT: An emergency evacuation drill coordinated by the City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and the Colorado Springs Police and Fire Departments. WHERE: Upper Broadmoor Bluffs area South of Star Ranch Rd. and West of Hwy 115. WHEN: October 19th 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (at the latest) PRE-EVENT MEETING: October 10th at 6:30 p.m. at Cheyenne Mtn Elementary School on 5250 Farthing Dr. TO REGISTER: Call Officer David Husted at 385-7262 or email email@example.com or call Lisa Czelatdko at 482-6858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 10/02/2013 - WHAT: Mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in Monument to provide free rebuilding information Thursday, Oct. 3, through Tuesday, Oct. 8. Advisers have suggestions and publications to help homeowners, renters and business owners protect their properties against damaging winds, floods and fires, and reduce damages from future events. WHERE: Home Depot located at 15888 Jackson Creek Pkwy. Monument, CO 80132 WHEN: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. MDT; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT; Monday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., MDT; Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT,
Posted: 10/02/2013 - To sign-up for alerts through Twitter from the City of Colorado Springs, go to http://www.twitter.com/springsgov/alerts ; To sign-up for alerts through Twitter from the Colorado Springs Fire Department, go to http://www.twitter.com/CSFDPIO/alerts ; To sign up for alerts through Twitter from the Colorado Springs Police Department, to go http://www.twitter.com/CSPDPIO/alerts ; To sign-up for the reverse notification system through El Paso County, go to http://www.elpasoteller911.org