Posted: 04/07/2014 - Teaching teens to drive can be a daunting process and one way to put parents at ease is to give them the educational tools they need to understand the process of getting a license and the specific restrictions for teen drivers. The Colorado Springs Police Department and DRIVE SMART COLORADO encourage parents and guardians of teens to go the link below and learn more about Colorado’s graduated driving licensing law and access the free online parent course.
Posted: 04/02/2014 - Company name: AdvancePierre Foods of Enid, Okla. - Product name: “Our Down Home Style Chicken Breast Fritters for Chicken Frying” with Lot Code 5440730403 or 5440800403, produced March 14 and 21, 2014. Recalled products bear UPC Code 36541 and establishment number “P-2260Y” inside USDA mark of inspection. - Reason for recall: Undeclared allergens: milk and soy. - Distribution: Food service establishments in Colorado and these additional states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia
Posted: 04/02/2014 - A new study shows that diet soda consumption in women can have serious repercussions on heart health. The study, the largest of its kind, compares women who rarely drink diet soda to those who drink two or more 12-ounce sodas a day. Researchers found women who have two or more diet sodas a day are 30 percent more likely to have some sort of heart disease and 50 percent more likely to die from a related heart disease than women who rarely or never drink diet drinks.
Updated: 04/01/2014 - Several counties in Colorado are now considered high risk for radon exposure. The state Health Department says this doesn't mean every home in these counties has dangerous levels of radon, but they're recommending people have their homes tested. Click on the link below for more information.
Posted: 03/31/2014 - The deadline in Colorado to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act is midnight. If you don't sign up, you face a penalty of either $95 per adult, or 1% of your entire household income, whichever is greater. To determine what your penalty would be, click on the link.
Posted: 03/28/2014 - The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. Recipients are directed to click on links that supposedly provide information about the "advocate" assigned to their case or that let them "review reported income." The links lead to web pages that solicit personal information. The IRS says Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the email or click on the links. Instead, they should forward the scam emails to the IRS. A link is below.
Posted: 03/27/2014 - The El Paso-Teller County 911 Authority provides an Emergency Notification System (commonly referred to as reverse 911) to notify you of emergency situations that are a threat to life or property, or situations that are deemed dangerous by public safety officials. You are receiving this message because you registered this email address as part of your contact information to receive Emergency Notifications for your area. We have changed the vendor that we use to make Emergency Notifications. All of the contact information (address and phone numbers) that were in the old system were transferred to the new system. However, each vendor has their own proprietary login screen. You will need to create a new account at https://member.everbridge.net/index/1772417038942752 to allow you the ability to log in and keep your information up to date. The new system allows you to register up to 5 different locations (work, home, school, etc). You can now register up to 8 points of contact per person (landline, cell phone, sms text, email, etc.), and select the order in which you would like the devices notified. When creating a new account, please register as an individual and not as a household. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 719-785-1971 (this is a voicemail account) please leave your questions and a member of the staff will return your calls Monday - Friday during business hours. Please re-register by April 15, 2014. If you have already created an account at: https://member.everbridge.net/index/1772417038942752 you can disregard this message.
Posted: 03/27/2014 - Nissan is recalling more than a million vehicles in North America because of an airbag flaw. A software glitch could prevent the passenger airbag from deploying. The recall affects Nissan models from the past two years, including the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra. Some luxury Infiniti models are also impacted. Nissan says it's not aware of any deaths caused by the problem, but it can't give details about injuries. Nissan plans to contact owners starting in mid-April.
Posted: 03/27/2014 - The deadline to sign up for health insurance in Colorado is Monday, March 31st. If you have any questions about the process, you can call 1-855-752-6749. That is the hotline for Connect For Health Colorado. They have extended hours leading into the weekend: Thursday and Friday 7a.m.-8p.m., Saturday 7a.m.-10p.m., Sunday 9a.m.-10p.m. and Monday 7a.m.-midnight. You can also click on the link.
Posted: 03/26/2014 - Pure Edge Nutrition is voluntarily recalling several weight loss products because they contain undeclared Sibutramine or a combination of both Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein. Sibutramine a previously approved controlled substance, was removed from the US market in October 2010 for safety reasons, Phenophthalein is used medicinally as a laxative and not approved for marketing in the US. Details are at the link below
Updated: 03/26/2014 - If you get a call from a scammer claiming to be with AT&T, let the phone company know about it. You can report suspected fraudulent phone calls or texts to AT&T by emailing email@example.com. Officials say you can also file a complaint with the FCC by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC or go to www.fcc.gov/complaints.
Posted: 03/25/2014 - From the Facebook page: "Tragedy struck close to home March 10th, 2014. A mother and two of her children became angels, leaving Brittany (at the age of 16) to have to learn to live without them. This family means loads to this entire community and so it seemed as though the only option was to do anything and everything in my power to help Brittany rebuild. This auction isn't much but every penny counts and so a little will go a long way! Please join us in helping Brittany! Thank you all in advance for your participation and generosity!"
Posted: 03/25/2014 - Parkers Farm products (peanut butter, dips, spreads, cheese and salsa) were packaged under the Parkers Farm, Parkers, Happy Farms, Central Markets, Hy-Top, Amish Classic, Say Cheez, Win Schuler and Bucky Badger labels. This is a voluntary recall of all products with "sell by" dates before 3/20/2015 because they may be contaminated with listeria. They were sold nationwide at stores including Target, Whole Foods, Walmart and Costco.