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Staying "Bear Aware"

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Bears are a fact of life for those living so close to the mountains, so it's important to know how to peacefully co-exist--and what to do if you ever have an encounter. Click on this link for a list of tips from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Preparing For Flash Flooding

Posted: 07/24/2013 - City officials want homeowners to be prepared in case of flash flooding. To look at high risk areas and find resources to help you prepare, click on the link below.

Springs Police Looking For Owners Of Recovered Stolen Property

Updated: 07/24/2013 - Police have recovered stolen items from storage units and they need help finding the owners. The storage units that were burglarized are in Colorado Springs. To see pictures of the recovered items, click on the link below.

New Flash Flood Risk Information Available

Posted: 07/24/2013 - The Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis Maps for Fountain, Ute and Camp creeks are now available online. They show expected inundation areas for one hour rainfall amounts of 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 1.75, and 2.0 inches of rain. For more information click on the link below.

Flash Flood Risk Analysis for Waldo Canyon Burn Scar

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.

Water Use Surcharge Will Decrease In Colorado Springs

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.

Pattern of Burglaries at Colorado Springs ATM Machines

Posted: 07/23/2013 - Colorado Springs Police report a string of recent robberies at local banks with drive-thru ATM machines. CSPD is offering suggestions on how customers can stay safe. Read the suggestions by clicking the link below.

Tri-Lakes Relay for Life

Posted: 07/23/2013 - Here is information to register for this year's Tri-Lakes relay for life event.

Free Sand And Sandbags Available

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.

Details On September 10 Recall Election

Updated: 07/19/2013 - The El Paso County Clerk has released details of the upcoming recall election of District 11 State Senator John Morse. For more information, click on the link below.

Sand And Sandbags Available

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.

Dinosaur Express

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!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Posted: 07/18/2013 - Have a question about what to do if you spot a bear? Check out the The Colorado Parks and Wildlife's website.

Puppies Found In Trash Can Ready For Adoption

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The four puppies found in a trash can in Highlands Ranch last May are now ready for adoption. To apply to get one of puppies, click on the link below. Applications must be in by 10 a.m. Monday, July 22.

Pueblo Neighborhood Watch

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.

Free Fair Admission For Black Forest Fire Victims

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.

Pueblo, Pueblo County Now On Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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.

Springs Police Recover Stolen Items

Posted: 07/15/2013 - The Colorado Springs Police Department is trying to identify the rightful owners of some recovered property. It was found during a recent burglary investigation. Police say the majority of the items were taken during home burglaries in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, sometime this year or last year. To check out the recovered property, click on the link.

Help "Stuff The Bus"

Posted: 07/15/2013 - It may be mid July, but it's not too early to start thinking about the upcoming school year. 11 News wants to make sure all the kids in southern Colorado are ready to go back to school--and you can help. Starting Monday, July 15, we are holding our annual "Stuff the Bus" supply drive. For the next two weeks, you can drop off school supplies at bins set up at local Walmarts. Please join us in helping to make sure all area children get their school year off to a great start!

Benefit For Black Forest Fire Victims

Posted: 07/12/2013 - There will be a benefit for Black Forest Fire victims from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 at Challenger Middle School on 10215 Lexington Drive. There will be a concert, silent auction, activities for kids and more. Tri-Lakes Cares will be there with collection truck, and other organizations will be on site to collect for first responders and La Foret.

Wild Fire Tees

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Many of you asked us about where you can buy Wild Fire Tees. Poor Richard's in downtown Colorado Springs is selling the tees or you can click on the link below to buy them online.

Xerox Hiring 300 People in Colorado Springs

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Xerox is hiring 300 people in Colorado Springs over the next several months. Applicants can apply in person at 2424 Garden of the Gods Rd. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. A job fair is on Thursday, July 18, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. For information call 719-457-4574

Colorado Springs Conservatory

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Find out more about the Colorado Springs Conservatory here:

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