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BBB Warning About Email Scam

Posted: 05/21/2014 - There is a dangerous email scam going around. Hackers send an email that appears to be from the BBB. If you click on the link in the email, or download the attachment, your computer will be open to hackers who can steal your personal information. If you get a suspicious email, contact the BBB directly to verify. You can call 719-636-1155, or Toll Free 1-866-206-1800, or click on the link below.

Ground Beef Recall

Posted: 05/20/2014 - Almost 2 million pounds of ground beef products are being recalled over possible e. Coli contamination. The recall covers beef from the Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit, Mich. and were shipped to distributors for restaurant use in four states. Officials says they suspect 11 people were sickened by the beef. For more information on the recall, follow the attached link.

Dangerous Jerky Pet Treats

Posted: 05/19/2014 - The FDA has released a new report on dangerous pet treats imported from China. To read the report, click on the link below.

Valor Run 2014: Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers' Memorial

Posted: 05/15/2014 - The Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial Fund is to support the construction of a memorial that will be built in Colorado Springs. This memorial will pay tribute to the men and women in law enforcement who have died in the line of duty in the Pikes Peak Region. Click the link below to see a Facebook page that includes information about the upcoming Valor Run fundraiser in Colorado Springs.

AFA Graduation Tickets Available Friday

Updated: 05/14/2014 - About 600 free, reserved-seat tickets for the Academy’s Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony will be available Friday. Tickets must be picked up in person at one of three locations: the Business Alliance offices at 102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 430, in Colorado Springs, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.- the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce offices, at 300 Colorado Highway 105 in Monument, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.- and the Air Force Academy’s Athletic Ticket Office, at the Cadet Field House, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, click on the link below.

Dragonfly Chili Powder Recall

Posted: 05/14/2014 - US Trading Company is recalling its Dragonfly Brand Crushed Chili Powder in 6.3 ounce plastic tubs with lot code 359XP because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Details are at the link below.

Stamp Out Hunger

Posted: 05/09/2014 - Place a bag full of non-perishable items next to your mailbox Saturday to help with the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Sign Up for CPR Classes

Posted: 05/07/2014 - To find local CPR classes, click on the links below.

Purity Organic Recalls Mangos

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Pacific Organic Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of organic Tommy Atkins mangos (PLU numbers 94051 & 94959) that were sold under the Purity Organic brand between April 14 and May 2, 2014 due to a possible health risk from Listeria. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other mangos or products under the Purity Organic brand are being recalled. Details are at the link below.

Does An Aspirin A Day Really Keep A Heart Attack Away?

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Many of us have heard that taking an aspirin a day could help prevent a heart attack. But a new decision by the FDA suggests it might not be that simple. Aspirin-maker Bayer had asked the FDA to allow the company to put on its bottles that aspirin can help prevent heart attacks. But the FDA says it doesn't believe aspirin prevents a first heart attack. If someone already had a heart attack or stroke, or has a known history of heart disease, then the FDA says a daily dose can serve as a preventative measure. The FDA says you should speak to your doctor before taking an aspirin daily to weigh the benefits versus the risks.

The Home Front Cares

Posted: 05/05/2014 - If you want to learn more about The Home Front Cares, or make a donation, click on the link below.

Colorado Company Recalls Eggs

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Sixdog Investments of Wellington is recalling some of its "Owl Canyon" certified organic eggs because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Details are at the link below.

Avoid Scams While Filling Out FAFSA

Posted: 05/05/2014 - For advice on how to avoid scams while filling out the FAFSA and applying for scholarships, click on the link below.

Shred Documents for Free at Letter Rip

Posted: 05/02/2014 - KKTV is partnering with the BBB of Southern Colorado and Mobile Record Shredders for the annual Letter Rip event. You can bring your important documents to shred for free. It is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center on North Nevada in Colorado Springs. It's free for the first 5 bags or boxes, after that it's $5 per bag or box.

Win a house through St. Jude

Posted: 05/01/2014 - The house will be open for the free tours every weekend April 5 - May 11. Register for free at the house to win the Open House Prize: a $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Row. Hours: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: noon - 5 p.m. Address: 7356 Mountain Spruce Drive Colorado Springs, Colorado 80927

Frontier Makes Changes to Pricing

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Frontier Airlines is changing their pricing structure. To take a closer look at the changes, click on the link.

Consumer Reports Vehicle Ratings

Posted: 04/29/2014 - To see how Consumer Reports rates different vehicles, click on the link.

Spice Recalled Because It May Be Contaminated With Salmonella

Posted: 04/24/2014 - Miravalle Foods is conducting a voluntarily recall on its 0.75 ounce packages of Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annato spice because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, Details are at the link below.

Summer Infant Expands Recall to Replace Video Monitor Batteries

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The recall involves rechargeable batteries in Summer Infant handheld color video monitors. The company has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage. Details are at the link below.

Springs Utilities Rebates

Posted: 04/23/2014 - Although Colorado Springs will not face any mandatory water restrictions this summer, it is still under a Stage 1 drought. Springs Utilities offers many rebates for those who are looking to conserve water.

CSPD Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: 04/22/2014 - (From CSPD)On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This is a statewide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction. The event will operate from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is responsible for securing the collected drugs until the DEA has recovered them. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage units will be collected. Items which CANNOT be accepted are: Needles & Sharps, Mercury {thermometers}, Oxygen containers, Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances, Pressurized canisters or Illicit Drugs. Four locations have been set for collection: 705 S. NEVADA AVE. POLICE OPERATIONS CENTER 400 SECURITY BLVD. SECURITY FIRE STATION #1 3255 AKERS DRIVE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY {COUNTY DOT} 4105 BRIARGATE PARKWAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH

Wipe Data Off Old Electronics

Posted: 04/22/2014 - To find out the best methods of wiping data off of old electronics before you get rid of them, click on the link.

Get Rid of Old Electronics

Posted: 04/22/2014 - If you are getting rid of old electronics, there are a lot of options: recycle, donate and sell. Staples and Best Buy will take your old electronics for free. If you want to donate them, click on the links below to find resources across the state and here in Southern Colorado.

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