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Hazardous Waste Recycling In Pueblo

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Pueblo's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is planned for Saturday, May 11 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Colorado State Fair Grounds (Gate 3-Mesa Avenue). This event is open to all residents in the City and County of Pueblo only. No waste accepted from businesses, schools or large facilities. Participants will enter the event from the westbound lane of Mesa Avenue only. Households may drop-off chemicals, poisons, mercury-containing devices such as fluorescent bulbs, thermometers and thermostats, paints and stains, vehicle and household batteries, motor oil, antifreeze and appliances free of charge. Appliances containing Freon such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners can be dropped off for an additional $5 fee per item. Passenger tires may also be dropped off for a $1 per tire fee, with a limit of 12 tires. Electronic waste (computers or TVs) is accepted for a fee, upwards of $5 each, depending on size. No bio-medical waste, ammunition, yard debris, furniture or household trash will be accepted. Proper disposal and recycling of waste can prevent water and land pollution, and avoid excessive landfilling. The Pueblo City-County Health Department, City of Pueblo Stormwater Utility, City of Pueblo Wastewater Division and Pueblo CAREs host this event and encourage participants to carpool by bringing their neighbor's items. For more information or clarification call the Recycle Hotline 583-4924.

Sicola Family Donations Through USTC

Updated: 05/04/2013 - If you'd like to donate to the Sicola family, you may do so through the US Taekwondo Center, and they will forward all donations. Angelina Sicola was found strangled to death in her Colorado Springs apartment Thursday afternoon. At this time, investigtors do not have any suspects connected to her death. US Taekwondo Center: 16328 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument (719) 488-4321

Sandbags Available May 18th In Colorado Springs

Posted: 05/03/2013 - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will offer another opportunity for homeowners that could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire to receive free filled sandbags, Saturday, May 18. Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load them in their cars. Residents wanting to pick up sandbags should enter the Verizon Wireless parking lot off of Flying W Ranch Road. For information on potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire, click on the link below.

Back Row Concert At Colorado College

Posted: 05/03/2013 - The a cappella group performs Saturday night at 8. Details at the link below.

Military Career Planning Event

Posted: 05/03/2013 - WHAT: As hundreds of thousands of service members return home from Iraq and Afghanistan and with the post-9/11 veterans unemployment rate at 9.2 percent1, which is higher than the national rate of 7.6 percent2, there is an urgent need to provide career services for transitioning active-duty service members, veterans and their spouses. Panel Discussion "How to plan for a successful career"- Attendees will gain insight into making the transition from military to the civilian sector by listening to a special panel discussion. The panel will address several topics with regard to military transitioning to include: o Career Counseling - The benefits of career counseling and knowing what resources are available to the military community. o Transition - The challenges and opportunities faced when transitioning to civilian life and best practices for success. o Job Search - Learning how to conduct a job search and develop a plan of action using available resources. o Networking - Learning how to establish a professional network and the best networking practices to deploy. o Education - The importance of obtaining the required education for a specific career prior to transitioning. · Phoenix Career Services Workshop - The University's Phoenix Career Services team will host a workshop to provide guidance and resources that attendees can use in their professional development. · Networking Session and Career Fair with Employers - Attendees will have a chance to network with employers and industry association representatives who can shed light on the hiring market and the qualities and skills they are looking for in today's career seekers. Additionally, select employers will also participate in an on-site Career Fair looking to fill open job positions. · Connect with resources - The American Red Cross will be on hand to connect attendees with resources that meet their unique needs, as well as demonstrate helpful mobile apps and web tools. WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2013 4:30 - 7 p.m. WHERE: University of Phoenix Colorado Springs Downtown Campus 2 North Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Frozen Pizzas Recalled

Posted: 05/02/2013 - Nestlé Pizza Company is recalling an undetermined number of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. That includes some pizzas sold under the California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno brands. Details are at the link below.

Send Your Name To Mars For Free

Posted: 05/02/2013 - Most of us will never make it to outer space.. but now your name can.. and it's free. The University of Colorado and NASA is inviting all of us to submit our names and a personal message. They'll go on a dvd carried aboard a spacecraft that will probe the Martian upper atmosphere. The dvd will carry every name that is submitted. The spacecraft launches in november.

Rentals Decline, Rates Increase In Colorado Springs

Updated: 05/01/2013 - A new report shows that rent is rising as rentals decline in the Colorado Springs metro area. The average rent in Colorado Springs grew year over year for the 13th quarter in a row during this year's first quarter - climbing 4.4 percent to $787. A report released today by the Colorado Division of Housing and the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado revealed the average and median rent for this year's first quarter as well as average rent in different regions. Read the full synopsis at the link here:

Police Recover Stolen Property

Posted: 04/30/2013 - After police recover stolen property, the owners have 60 days to claim it. If you own something that has gone missing and want to check with the Colorado Springs Police Department, call 719-444-7744.

Letter Rip!

Updated: 05/02/2013 - Looking for a way to get rid of all those old documents and electronics? Join the Better Business Bureau, Mobile Record Shredders, Blue Star Recyclers and KKTV for the ninth annual Letter Rip Day! On May 3, you can bring up to five boxes of documents to the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center to be shredded for free. More than five boxes are permitted, but there will be a fee of $5 per additional box. Blue Star Recyclers will also be on hand to dispose of electronic waste and provide data destruction. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 3. The Freedom Financial Services Expo Center is located on 3650 N. Nevada in Colorado Springs.

Help Find Kelsie Schelling

Posted: 04/29/2013 - The family of a missing woman from Denver have set up a website called "Help Find Kelsie."

Rough Writers Festival

Posted: 04/26/2013 - The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is giving new works a tryout this weekend.

I25 Expansion Project

Updated: 04/26/2013 - Detour established for wide-load vehicles- Vehicles exceeding 13-feet in width are required to use a CDOT-approved detour to avoid the I-25 expansion work zone. The detour is necessary because lane widths have been reduced in several areas between Monument and Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. For northbound vehicles, the detour is: US 24 Bypass (Mile Marker 139) east to Powers Boulevard; north on Powers Boulevard to SH 83; north on SH 83 to I-225; west on I-225 to northbound I-25. For southbound vehicles, the detour is: I-225 east to SH 83; south on SH 83 to Powers Boulevard; south on Powers Boulevard to US 24 Bypass; US 24 Bypass west to southbound I-25. Allow extra driving time, slow down in construction zones. Residents, commuters and others who drive I-25 between Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs and Monument are reminded to allow for extra driving time and to pay attention to reduced speeds in construction zones.

Hairball Awareness Day: FREE Cat Adoption

Posted: 04/26/2013 - As part of Hairball Awareness Day, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region and Pueblo Animal Services are both offering free cat adoptions on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th. For more information, click on this link:

Mother's Day Brunch at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Posted: 04/26/2013 - Make your reservation for Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12th at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! Click on this link for more info:

The National Parks Wine Collection Tour and Bottle Signing

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Hope Wine and Spirits is hosting a bottle signing by photographer Mark Burns, highlighting The National Park Wine Collection. It's happening Saturday, April 27, 2013 from Noon until 2pm. The store is located at 7065 Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs (next to Albertson's at Austin Bluffs and Dublin.) You'll find more information at the link provided or by calling the store at 719-535-9463.

Drug Take-Back Initiative

Updated: 04/26/2013 - Learn more about the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back day and find a location in your area. Locations in Colorado Springs that will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 are: 705 S. NEVADA AVE. --POLICE OPERATIONS CENTER 400 SECURITY BLVD. --SECURITY FIRE STATION #1 3255 AKERS DRIVE --HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY 4050 BRIARGATE PKWY -- MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH

Theatreworks Presents "The Wild Duck"

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The play is The Wild Duck, by Henrik Ibsen, one of the great masterpieces of modern drama. It will be staged at THEATREWORKS April 25-May 12 at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Pot Hole-Palooza

Posted: 04/22/2013 - The Street Division continues its annual spring pothole-palooza over the next two weeks. In the first three weeks, City crews have filled over 3,000 potholes (over 1,000 per week). The intensive push to repair potholes continues for two more weeks and the Street Division needs help locating more potholes! We are asking drivers who spot potholes to call and report them to the Pothole Hotline – 385-ROAD (7623). When reporting a pothole, callers should provide detailed information such as street name, direction of traffic flow (north bound, south bound, etc.), the intersection, closest address (if known), side of the street, and location in the street such as left or right edge line or middle, inside or outside lane. Due to the huge influx of calls expected, citizens should not expect a personal reply to their request. Citizens with smart phones can download the City’s mobile request app to report potholes from www.springsgov.com/app. Potholes can also be reported through www.SprignsGov.com by clicking on “Customer Service” on the homepage. The City of Colorado Springs Streets Division maintains more than 1,500 center line miles of streets. A center line mile is the length of one mile of road regardless of the number of lanes. In the last 3 years, the City has filled an average of 25,500 potholes each year. Streets crews filled 28,821 potholes in 2012. The City does not repair potholes on County or State roads, such as South Academy south of Milton Proby (County) and Powers (State) and US 24 (State).

Puppy Thrown From Vehicle, Humane Society Searching For Suspect

Posted: 04/19/2013 - The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is trying to get justice for a 4-month-old puppy that died after being thrown from a vehicle Friday morning. A witness saw the puppy being tossed out of a small SUV-style vehicle near the Village Inn on Garden of the Gods around 7:45 a.m. Animal Law Enforcement is now searching for a newer, dark gray, small SUV-type vehicle that was in the area of Garden of the Gods and I-25 around 7:45 a.m. Friday. The person responsible could face felony charges for cruelty to animals. If you have any information about this crime, call 473-1741.

Tips for Boston Marathon Bombing

Posted: 04/19/2013 - Persons with information about the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are encouraged to call 800-CALL-FBI or click the link below.

Here's The Deal! Money Saving Ideas 4/18/2013

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Earth Day is around the corner and it's bringing plenty of freebies along with it. 11 News Anchor John Harding explains in this week's "Here's The Deal!"

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