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National Do Not Call List

Posted: 12/15/2014 - To register a phone number or submit a complaint against a telemarketer

Wildfire Mitigation Grant Available for Black Forest Residents

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Black Forest Together has received a grant, from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, to reduce the cost of neighborhood projects that remove green vegetation to improve survivable space around homes, and reduce the chance of another extreme wildfire. This grant will only support projects to cut green fuels, not remove burned vegetation (“black sticks”). Click the link for more information.

Signing Up For Health Insurance Under Affordable Care Act

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance if you want coverage starting on January 1st, 2015. This is under the Affordable Care Act, and only applies to people who do not have coverage through work. If you need to sign up, click on the link. If you have any questions, call 1-800-930-3745.

Electric Safari At The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Posted: 12/12/2014 - Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Dates: Friday, December 12 - Wednesday, January 1 (Closed Christmas Eve.) Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. nightly (last admission at 7:30 p.m.). Cost: $9.25 adults* $8.25 senior (65 and over)* $6.25 children ages 3-11* $5.25 military and their family (must present valid military ID)* FREE for Zoo members* FREE for children 2 and under *Mountaineer Sky Ride can be added for an additional $4 for adults or $3 for children. For more information, visit:

Report Scammers Claiming to be with the IRS

Posted: 12/12/2014 - If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, hang up right away. If you think you might owe money to the IRS, call them directly at 800-829-1040. Otherwise, report the call to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484. You can also file a report with the Federal Trade Commission by clicking on the link. Make sure to add "IRS telephone scam" to the comments in your complaint.

"Mary Poppins" at Fine Arts Center

Posted: 12/11/2014 - There will be live performances for the next four weeks starting this weekend.

Learn About Fraud Cases in Colorado

Posted: 12/10/2014 - The Colorado Attorney General's Office has a new website to help people learn about new scams happening in Colorado, or file a report of fraud. to check out the website, click on the link.

FEMA Flood Repair At Local Parks

Posted: 12/08/2014 - Mount Cutler Trail The Mount Cutler Trail will be closed during construction work on weekdays and reopen for hikers on weekends only during the project. Alternative trails: the Columbine Trail, Silver Cascade Falls Trail at Helen Hunt Falls, the Chamberlain Trail, and Stratton Open Space. North Cheyenne Cañon Road in North Cheyenne Cañon Park Park users may encounter lane closures as contractors repair various sections of the flood-damaged roadway. Bear Creek Road in Bear Creek Cañon Park Park users may encounter lane closures as contractors repair various sections of the flood-damaged roadway. High Drive Repair work will take place along the entire 3.5 mile stretch of High Drive. The work will include erosion repair, culvert replacement, and overall drainage improvements. Access to the Palmer Trail, Bear Creek Trail (USFS Trail #666) and the Captain Jack's Trail will remain open to the public. Recreational users on High Drive may encounter construction equipment throughout the project. Dog owners are strongly encouraged to keep their pets are on leash at all times.

Holiday Caramel Bite Recall

Posted: 12/05/2014 - Abdallah Candies Holiday Caramel Bites in red and silver foil wrappers, SKU 6668407116, date codes EJ29 - EJ31and EK01- EK18 in the bottom left-hand corner of cellophane bag

Where You Can Get A Flu Vaccine

Posted: 12/05/2014 - If you still need to get a flu shot, click on the link and type in your address. You will find locations close to your home where the vaccine is available. The site is provided by El Paso County Public Health.

VIN Look Up for Takata Air Bag Recall

Posted: 12/04/2014 - Look up your VIN to see if your car is affected by the Takata air bag recall.

Youth Sports Group Collecting Donations for Injured Officer

Posted: 12/04/2014 - A youth sports group is collecting donations for the family of one of their coaches, John Adsit. The coach is also a police officer in Denver and he was critically injured on the job during a protest. The sports group is asking for gift card donations to the following establishments, so the family may eat down by the hospital: -Einstein Bagels -Qdoba -Noodles & Co -Starbucks -Taco Bell -Wendy's -McDonald's -Santiago's -Tony's Market -Chipotle -Subway Gift cards, donations, etc can be dropped off or delivered to: The DC Dolphins Cheer and Baseball facility 1733 S. Perry St. #104 Castle Rock, CO 80104 There is also a PayPal fund set up:

Poison Control Hotline

Posted: 12/04/2014 - If your children or pets eat something that might be poisonous, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. The hotline is free and available 24 hours a day.

BBB's Website Helps You Research Charities

Posted: 12/03/2014 - Before you donate to a charity, check out how the money is used. Click on the link, and type in the name of the charity. Keep in mind, that some local charities might not be listed because they are too small.

Research Charities Before You Donate

Posted: 12/03/2014 - Before you donate to a charity, check out how the money is used. Click on the link, and type in the name of the charity. Keep in mind, that some local charities might not be listed because they are too small.

Graco Car Seat Recall: More Information

Posted: 12/02/2014 - More than six million car seats were recalled by Graco Children's Products in 2014, the largest child seat recall in U.S. history. Seeking more information about the recall? Follow the link.

Christmas Package Mail Deadlines

Posted: 12/02/2014 - Christmas is just around the corner, and many of you are already thinking about sending gifts to loved ones. But if you're wanting these gifts to be under the tree on Christmas morning, there are some important dates to keep in mind: Priority mail for military families (APO and FPO): Must be sent by Dec. 10 Packages via ground: Must be sent by Dec. 15 Priority mail and Christmas cards: Dec. 20 If you're a procrastinator, FedEx and UPS are the way to go. You can send packages at the latest by Dec. 23--ask for overnight delivery--to get your presents to the desired location by Christmas Day.

Organization Releases "Dangerous Toys" List

Posted: 12/01/2014 - The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has released its annual list of dangerous toys. Here is a list for 2014.

Promenade Shops At Briargate Black Friday Store Openings

Posted: 11/28/2014 - If you're looking for more places to shop this Black Friday, the Promenade Shops at Briargate are opening a number of shops early. Follow the link to see the full list!

Consumer Reports Rates Company Policies

Posted: 11/25/2014 - To check out which companies made Consumer Reports' "Naughty and Nice" list, click on the link.

Springs Mom with Terminal Cancer Blogs About Life Lessons

Posted: 11/20/2014 - Colorado Springs mom and author Kara Tippetts blogs about the lessons she's learned facing a terminal illness. She has also written a book called, "The Hardest Peace." Click here for a link to her blog:

Volkswagen Recall

Updated: 11/19/2014 - Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash. Click the link to find out more.

Mom of Missing Colorado Woman Included In Book

Posted: 11/18/2014 - The mother of a Colorado woman missing since February of 2013 is part of a new book. Laura Saxton, mother of missing woman Kelsie Schelling, includes her love letter to her daughter in the book. Kelsie was last seen in Pueblo.

Donations for 9-Year-Old Eddie Branaham

Posted: 11/17/2014 - A homemade dry ice bomb exploded in Eddie Branaham's face, severely injuring his eye. The next several surgeries will take place in Denver. His family does not have a car and is hoping to raise money for transportation.

Security Scorecard

Posted: 11/14/2014 - Check to see how the businesses you frequent rate according to Security Scorecard. The letter grade is displayed after you enter the domain. For example: To see the complete Call for Action Investigation go to the home page or the Call for Action page.

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