Posted: 10/23/2013 - An important warning for any pet owners: thousands of dogs and cats have been "mysteriously" getting sick from jerky treats. Almost 600 pets have even died. The FDA says the outbreak is one of the most elusive and mysterious that they have ever seen. Officials know the treats in question come from China, but they haven't narrowed down the brand. Concerned your pet could get sick? Click on the link for a list of symptoms to be on the lookout for.
Updated: 10/23/2013 - Nearly 23,000 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products are being recalled due to a possible listeria contamination. The meat products are from Kansas-based Reser's Fine Foods, and have been distributed to 28 states--including Colorado. Reser's is also is recalling approximately 109,000 cases of refrigerated ready-to-eat products because it may be contaminated with Listeria. Customers with questions regarding the recall can call the Reser's Fine Foods Consumer Hotline 1-888-257-7913 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. MST. You can also follow the links for more information.
Posted: 10/21/2013 - A local family is devastated after they say a veterinarian's office lost their dog. The Burritt family says Tao was last seen outside the vet hospital near Jason and Hampden streets in Englewood, Colorado. They say she was scheduled for an MRI this morning and was being put into a vehicle at the vet hospital when she got loose and ran off. If you have any information call call the Humane Society in Littleton at 303-703-2938.
Posted: 10/17/2013 - Toyota is recalling about 803,000 Model Year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, and Venza vehicles due to a problem with the air conditioning condenser unit housing. Water from the air conditioning condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit. Details are at the link below.
Updated: 10/17/2013 - Due to the challenges brought on by the government shutdown and furlough situation The Mountain Post Spouses Club finds military families are needing more help than ever. Once again the MPSC is collecting winter coats for Fort Carson families in need. Coats can be dropped off at designated locations at the Mountain Post until November 2. For more information go to the website below.
Posted: 10/17/2013 - We usually think of California when we think of earthquakes, but they can happen here too. And there's an effort Thursday to make sure we're all prepared. It's called "The Great Shakeout," an earthquake drill held around the world, including right here in Colorado. This year, the drill is focusing on the fires that can start after a quake because of damaged utility lines. Want to learn more? Sign up online by following the link.
Posted: 10/16/2013 - WHAT: 2 Short Story Contests about the mysteries of Michael Garman's Sculptural Theater - Magic Town, located at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery in Old Colorado City. Now through November 9th. WHEN: Now through November 9th WHO: any student ages 4-17 is welcome to visit Magic Town and then create a short story or captioned drawing. JUDGING: Michael Garman will personally select the winner in each category and present them with personalized, autographed sculpture during the week of November 18th. In addition, each of the 4 winning students will have their work featured at The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery this Holiday Season. CONTACT: For more information and full contest details, please contact: Mary Koehler, Public Relations Director: The Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, 2418 W. Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Posted: 10/16/2013 - Citizens who suffered damages as a result of the September storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides are encouraged to visit with FEMA disaster representatives in person at: FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in El Paso County. Colorado Springs Fire Training Center located at 375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday Closed Sunday. You can save time by registering with FEMA at: online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov before going to the center. You can also 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The deaf or hard of hearing can call (TTY) 800-462-7585. Users of 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. FEMA provides telephone assistance in many languages. For more information go to: www.fema.gov/disaster/4145
Posted: 10/15/2013 - A Colorado Springs based non-profit group is looking for more volunteers. Quilts From The Heart gives out handmade quilts to patients at local hospitals, and to veterans in the VA hospital in Denver. They are working to give a quilt to each veteran living in our area. If you would like more information about volunteering, or donating to the cause, contact the organization's president, Marilyn Canitz. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 597-4062.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - A fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project in Monument was nearly ruined because of all the wind Thursday night. The event will go on, but won't be exactly what organizers were hoping it would be. To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project or to make a donation click on the link.