Updated: 05/29/2013 - In an effort to ensure the public is aware of areas at risk for flash flooding and can take appropriate action before the midsummer rainy season begins, the City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will host two preparedness meetings for businesses and residents along the waterways for North and South Douglas Creeks. View the maps and meeting information at the link below.
Posted: 05/27/2013 - A new report is highlighting the stress military children face while their parents are deployed. Learn more about the report by watching the video above and check out the links below to learn more about stress affecting military children and ways to help your children, and your family, cope with stress.
Posted: 05/27/2013 - The Air Force Academy's Cadet Wing has formal parades planned Monday and Tuesday, as part of the Academy's pre-graduation activities. Tuesday features the Class of 2013's Graduation Parade, 10 a.m., at Stillman Parade Field. Pre-parade events for Tuesday's parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and features performances by the Cadet Falconry Team at 9:45 a.m. and the Saber Drill Team at 9:55 a.m. This will be the last parade for the Class of 2013, as they turn over command of the Cadet Wing to the Class of 2014. The event is free, open to the public and tickets are not required. Seating is first come, first served. Visitors should enter the Academy through the Academy's North Gate, at Exit 156B off I-25. Visitors are advised to arrive early, as parade attendance and vehicle traffic are typically very high. Vehicles entering the Academy are also subject to random searches, which, along with construction on I-25, could also delay traffic. Parade parking will be at the Cadet Field House, where shuttle bus services will transport attendees to the parade field starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The public should not bring large bags and backpacks to the parade. Cameras, video cameras and binoculars are permitted, but attendees should be prepared to remove the camera lenses for security inspection.
Posted: 05/24/2013 - Local artist Steve Weed created paintings out of the ashes from the Waldo Canyon Fire. His work is called “Ashes to Art” and it is on display at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs through June 16th. Click here for more information about the project and the auction of his paintings.
Posted: 05/24/2013 - After four living puppies were found dumped in a trash can at a Douglas County park, many have been wondering how to adopt them. If you are interested in adopting one of the abandoned puppies, contact the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. You can find their contact info by clicking on this link:
Posted: 05/24/2013 - Looking for something fun to do for date night? The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is holding their annual "Moonlight on the Mountain" event on June 27. This event is for adults only (21 and up), and includes free food, animal shows, live music performances and more! Click on this link for more information.
Posted: 05/23/2013 - How about a cheap lunch? Sonic Drive-In is offering 50-cent corn dogs on May 23rd in celebration of the end of school Now let's take care of dinner. The Rockies won last night, so that means 40-percent of your on-line order on May 23rd at PapaJohns.com. Use coupon code ROXWIN to claim your discount. This is for regular priced items only. Please remember, all offers are subject to availability and product providers may end these offers at any time. Also, check with your location to make sure it is participating. Sign up for our free, weekly E-Newsletter Click Here To Sign Up For The Here’s The Deal E-News Letter
Posted: 05/22/2013 - This pint-sized cutie is just looking for someone to love! At 4 months old, Precious the chihuahua is all puppy and definitely lives up to her name! She loves to play, loves kids...and of course, like any dog, loves treats! Interested in giving Precious a forever home? Call Dream Power at 390-7838! A video is pending.
Updated: 05/21/2013 - The U. S. Forest Service expects to open over 40 percent of the Waldo Canyon Burn Area to visitors Friday, May 24, 2013. The opening will include the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area trail, campgrounds, picnic sites and National Forest System Roads 307, 311 and 313 (also known as the Schubarth Road). The remainder of the Waldo Canyon Burn Area will be closed until further notice. The Waldo Canyon Trail #640 is not open because the steep valleys pose public danger during a major rain event which could trap visitors in low lying areas. Hazards exist such as falling rocks and dead trees, unstable ground and hidden stump holes. In several areas, it is almost impossible to climb to higher ground given the extremely steep terrain. The Closure also allows new vegetation to grow without being trampled. Addition re-vegetation projects will take place throughout the year. Small water craft with electric motors can be launched from the shore at Rampart Reservoir. Visitors are cautioned that the water level at the Reservoir is expected to be low and the boat launch and ramp will be closed. No boats or motor vehicles will be allowed to cross the dam. Nichols Reservoir, south of the dam, is empty and is included in the new Closure Order. Stanley Canyon Reservoir is also empty.
Updated: 05/20/2013 - We know many of you are concerned about friends and family in Moore, OK and the tornado affected areas. The Red Cross says volunteers are working now to have people register with the "Safe and Well" program. That will allow families and friends to check on loved ones online. To register, click on link below.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - Here's a low-cost way to get your pet vaccinated. Pueblo Animal Services will be providing $10 vaccinations Saturday. The first 100 pets will be able to get a rabies shot for $8. Microchips will also be available. The event is happening from 9 a.m. until noon. For more information, click here.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - The Red Cross offers a free Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas. This free app—available in English or Spanish—gives iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone and tablet users instant access to local and real-time information, so they know what to do before, during and after a tornado. The app includes a high-pitched siren and “tornado warning!” alert that signals people when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued in their area – even if the app is closed. An “all clear!” alert lets users know when a tornado warning has expired or has been cancelled. The Tornado App, along with the others, can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by following the link below.