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1st Annual Magic Town Literary Contest

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

Flood Relief For Southern Colorado

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

W2W - Mentor Mingle

Posted: 10/16/2013 - Join KKTV Morning Anchor Stacia Naquin as she leads a discussion on how to "Overcome the Perils of Public Speaking" this Saturday, Oct. 19th at 8:30am at the El Paso County Citizen Services Center! Click this link for more information and to register.

Wine, Roses and More

Posted: 10/16/2013 - For more information on "Wine, Roses and More" with the Tri-Lakes Women's Club, click on this link:

Flood Recovery Information

Posted: 10/15/2013 - Colorado has a new website to provide information about recovery efforts related to the recent flooding. The website includes recovery news, current information about impacted areas and how to get help. To see the website, click on the link below.

Quilts From The Heart

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 unsinkablesub@netscape.net or call 597-4062.

Wounded Warrior Project

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.

Falcon Pride Club

Posted: 10/11/2013 - For more information on Air Force Academy Athletics, click this link

Broadmoor Bluffs Evacuation Drill

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday for Broadmoor Bluffs residents participating in fire evacuation drill. Follow the link for information the the drill, which will be held Saturday morning.

Help Find Kara Nichols

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.

Springs Ensemble Theatre

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Click here for more information about "A Steady Rain."

Synthetic Marijuana

Posted: 10/06/2013 - Learn more about “Spice” or synthetic marijuana here.

Rocky Mountain Haunt Fest

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!

Veterans And The Government Shutdown

Posted: 10/03/2013 - If you're a veteran, how will the government shutdown affect you? Follow this link for that important information.

Bus Stops Eliminated In Pueblo

Posted: 10/02/2013 - The federal government shutdown has forced Pueblo's transit system to eliminate some bus stops and change the routes.

Drug Take Back Day

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Bring your medications for disposal to the La Junta Wal-Mart located at 6 Conley Road between 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. October 25th.

Emergency Drill Information

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 hustedda@ci.colospgs.co.us or call Lisa Czelatdko at 482-6858 or email lisaczel@yahoo.com

Mitigation and Rebuilding Information from FEMA

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,

Emergency Notification Information

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

Safeway Angel Food Cake Recall

Posted: 10/02/2013 - The following items are being recalled because they contain undeclared allergens of soy and milk. Angel Food Cake (UPC# 2113010510); Sell By 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013; Holiday Decorated Angel Food Cake; Sell By 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013; Angel Food Cups 4-count; Sell By 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013; Cake Angel Food Loaf; Sell By 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013; Angel Food Cake Loaf 2-count; Sell By 9/1/13 to 10/1/2013; Angel Food Cake Fruit Topped; Sell By 9/1/13 to 10/2/2013.

Free Haircuts Offered To Those Furloughed

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Alicia Taylor, owner of Ravissante Salon in Colorado Springs is offering her services for free haircuts to people who have been furloughed including their immediate family. She told 11 News she knows things will be tough for many families and hopes to ease any unnecessary stress. "If we can keep everyone happy and make them feel a little bit nurtured and cared for that's what I would feel wonderful about." Taylor said. To set up an appointment call Alicia Taylor at (719) 481-3344.

Call for Artists to Design Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Sculptors, designers and artists experienced in creating outdoor public art projects are invited to participate in a design competition to create the Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial to be located in Mountain Shadows Park in northwest Colorado Springs.

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