Updated: 08/14/2013 - The family of Rose Hammes has set up a donation fund for Rose's funeral expenses at Ent Federal Credit Union. Ask for the Rose Hammes Fund. You can also mail donations to the following address: Ent Federal Credit Union, Attn: Account Services, 7250 Campus Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Child Passenger Safety Team Colorado today announced it will conduct “Seat Checks” and education sessions throughout the month of August. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand at approximately 150 CPS inspection stations across the state to check car seats for proper installation. Parents can find an inspection station by clicking on the link below or calling this number: 303-239-4500.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Cymbeline is Shakespeare’s wildest and most enchanting romance, and the perfect tale for a Colorado summer night. Bring your family, picnics and lawn games and enjoy the Ranch before the show. The cast will be performing a few songs every night around 6:45pm. Please follow the link provided for show times and more information.
Posted: 08/01/2013 - Need to get rid of some old documents? KKTV and the Better Business Bureau are teaming up for the latest "Letter Rip!" All you need to do is pack your documents into boxes and head down to the Sky Sox stadium parking lot on 4385 Tutt Boulevard, where your documents will be shredded. The event is going on from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday Up to five boxes of documents will be accepted for free; you'll be charged $5 per box for any additional boxes. Plastics, cardboard, magazines, and files more than a half-inch thick cannot be accepted. E-waste and data destruction will also be available. Call Blue Star Recyclers for pricing. That number is 597-6119. The event is intended to help the public safely dispose of documents without any risk of identity theft.
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.
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.
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.
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.