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Fort Carson Offering Reward To Catch Thief

Updated: 05/15/2013 - Army investigators need the public's help in solving two break-ins, which have added up to more than $100,000 in stolen tools. The first break-in happened between March 7 and March 12, when someone stole a red "snap-on" tool kit from the 183rd Support Maintenance Company motor pool. Then between April 19 and April 22, the same place was broken into and other tools and supplies were stolen. The CID is offering a $10,000 reward to help catch the thief. If you have any information, call Fort Carson police at 526-6199.

50 x 50: The Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection

Posted: 05/14/2013 - In 2008, the FAC received a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. Herb was a postal worker and his wife Dorothy, a librarian. The couple lived on one salary and collected art with the other, building what has been called one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Herb and Dorothy collecting strategy was simple: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Follow the link provided for more information.

Ashes To Art Project

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Using the ashes and artifacts that Steve Weed found in Mountain Shadows after the Waldo Canyon Fire, created works of art in dedication to the fire. Click this link to see it in person:

Warrior Games 2013

Posted: 05/14/2013 - More than 200 service members and veterans are trading the battlefield for the pool...the track...the basketball court as they participate in 2013 Warrior Games. The Warrior Games, part of the U.S. Paralympics, began Saturday and runs through May 16. Admission to the competitions is free and open to the public. The athletes, all injured during combat, will compete in seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. For more information, click on this link.

Fire Mitigation Help

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Learn about fire mitigation efforts you can take on your property and how the City of Colorado Springs can help you protect your property from wildfire.

Wildfire Outlook Report Released Today

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The seasonal wildfire outlook report was released today and outlines the wildfire potential for areas of the U.S. west, including a detailed outlook for Colorado. You can find the full report here.

Care and Share Food Bank

Updated: 05/13/2013 - If you weren't able to call in and donate today to Care and Share Food Bank, you can stop by their warehouse Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The office is at 2605 Preamble Point in Colorado Springs. They are in need of donations. You can also find out more about Care and Share by following the link below.

National Train Day - May 11th

Posted: 05/10/2013 - See what the Colorado Railroad Museum has happening for National Train Day! Just click on this link:

The Drowsy Chaperone

Posted: 05/09/2013 - The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents this musical-inside-a-comedy, which begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room. It tells the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. Please find show times and more about the production by following the link provided.

Serenity Springs Family Fun Day

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Click this link for more information on this weekend's Family Fun Day!

Pet Of The Week: Blue

Posted: 05/08/2013 - This blue-eyed beauty is looking for a new home! Meet Blue, a female Dutch rabbit. This sweetheart loves to nestle under your chin, have her head petted and her ears kissed. She loves to be involved in all the action at home...and if you're looking for a confidant, she loves to listen to people talk! Fittingly, she also loves to eat blueberries! Interested? Visit this link or call 719-390-7838 Video of Blue to be posted shortly.

D11 Online Auction

Posted: 05/07/2013 - School District 11 is holding an online auction to sell surplus property. You can see the items first-hand on May 8, 3:30-5 p.m., at Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way.

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.

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