Posted: 08/01/2013 - Child Passenger Safety Team Colorado today announced it will conduct “Seat Checks” and education sessions throughout the month of August. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand at approximately 150 CPS inspection stations across the state to check car seats for proper installation. Parents can find an inspection station by clicking on the link below or calling this number: 303-239-4500.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Cymbeline is Shakespeare’s wildest and most enchanting romance, and the perfect tale for a Colorado summer night. Bring your family, picnics and lawn games and enjoy the Ranch before the show. The cast will be performing a few songs every night around 6:45pm. Please follow the link provided for show times and more information.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Need to get rid of some old documents? KKTV and the Better Business Bureau are teaming up for the latest "Letter Rip!" All you need to do is pack your documents into boxes and head down to the Sky Sox stadium parking lot on 4385 Tutt Boulevard, where your documents will be shredded. The event is going on from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday Up to five boxes of documents will be accepted for free; you'll be charged $5 per box for any additional boxes. Plastics, cardboard, magazines, and files more than a half-inch thick cannot be accepted. E-waste and data destruction will also be available. Call Blue Star Recyclers for pricing. That number is 597-6119. The event is intended to help the public safely dispose of documents without any risk of identity theft.
Posted: 07/24/2013 - -El Paso County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Division, City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, and the City of Manitou Springs will share the Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar at a preparedness meeting Wednesday, July 24 for residents and businesses along the waterways of Fountain Creek. Meeting is open to the public. - Fountain Creek Area Preparedness Meeting - Wednesday, July 24 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Al Kaly Shrine, 6 South 33rd Street (33rd and Pikes Peak Ave.) Potential impact on Fountain and Camp creeks identified in the Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar will be addressed. Online maps to determine the flash flood risk are also available.
Posted: 07/23/2013 - According to Colorado Springs Utilities, beginning August 1 drought surcharge pricing will decrease because of customer savings, weather conditions and late season snow pack. Outdoor watering will still be restricted to two days a week, but the the entry point for "block 3" water pricing has been increased to 2,500 cubic feet of water usage, up from 2,000 cubic feet. Additional details are available at the link below.
Posted: 07/22/2013 - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will offer a self-help sandbag filling station at Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W Ranch Road, for homeowners who could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Sand is available until it is gone on a first-come, first-served basis during daylight hours only. Residents must bring their own shovels Empty sandbags are available at the following fire stations (100 bags per address per day): Station 18: 6830 Hadler View near Flying W Road and Centennial Blvd, Station 9: 622 Garden of the Gods Rd, Station 12: 445 Rockrimmon Blvd, Station 5: 2830 W. Colorado Ave.
Posted: 07/19/2013 - The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management has opened a self-help sandbag filling station at Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W Ranch Road, for homeowners who could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Sand is available until it is gone on a first-come, first-served basis during daylight hours only. Residents must bring their own shovels. Empty sandbags are available at the following fire stations (100 bags per address per day): Station 18: 6830 Hadler View near Flying W Road and Centennial Blvd, Station 9 at 622 Garden of the Gods Rd, Station 12 at 445 Rockrimmon Blvd, and Station 5 at 2830 W. Colorado Ave.
Updated: 07/19/2013 - Looking for something fun for your family over the weekend? Check out the Dinosaur Express! From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, kids and parents can "follow dinosaur tracks" by train and participate in a number of dinosaur-related activities! The Dinosaur Express is part of the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. For more information, follow this link!
Posted: 07/17/2013 - "The Neighborhood Watch Program is a major crime prevention effort of the Pueblo Police Department. This national program is showing results in many jurisdictions around the country. ... To get started, please call Crime Prevention Officer Shelly Taylor at (719) 553-2418 to schedule an initial meeting date." There is more information from the police department provided at the link below.
Posted: 07/16/2013 - Residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged in the Black Forest Fire will get free gate admission to the 2013 El Paso County Fair. Residents will only need to show a picture ID with an address matching the Assessor’s list of destroyed or damaged homes to receive the free gate pass for any day of the fair.
Posted: 07/15/2013 - STAGE 1 RESTRICTIONS : Prohibits the following activities: 1. Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials, and those other exceptions/exemptions as noted in Section 8. 2. The sale or use of fireworks (as defined in Section 6) pursuant to C.R.S. § 30-15-401(1)(n.5). 3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.