Posted: 04/01/2013 - A Donation drive for Children's Hospital at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, CO. From Gabes FB page: We recently spent a week at Children's Hospital at Memorial in Colorado Springs and know first hand the toll this can take on families and especially these children. While in the hospital we noticed a need and want to help fill this need. The hospital has play rooms and activities for the kids but supplies are limited and deplete fast. We decided to get involved and try and get more things and activities for the kids there. We are asking that everyone pitch in and help us blow these kids minds. We will be collecting donations to purchase items or if you want to purchase items and donate them please let us know. Cash is always accepted and we can take Paypal for the donation, if needed. If you want to purchase items, I recommend coloring books, crayons, small puzzles, games and toys. Because of sanitation issues all items must be new in package. When we have items together we are looking at making trip up in a few weeks and all are welcome to attend donation. We will also be posting pics of donating. Any and all help welcome, please share this post and lets make a kids day.
Posted: 04/01/2013 - COLORADO SPRINGS UTILITIES CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE TIGHT WATERING RESTRICTIONS THIS SPRING AND SUMMER. COLORADO SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE NEW RULES. //THE DECISION MEANS YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO WATERING TWO DAYS A WEEK FOR THREE HOURS ON CERTAIN DAYS. //IT WILL DEPEND ON YOUR ADDRESS THOSE ENDING IN ODD NUMBERS CAN WATER ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. //THOSE WITH EVEN NUMBERS ON SUNDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS. //THE TIME FOR WATER WILL BE FROM 6PM TO 10AM. //#IF YOU DON'T COMPLY YOU WILL FIRST GET AN EDUCATION LETTER, THEN A WARNING THE THIRD STRIKE WILL BE A FINE OF UP TO 500 DOLLARS. THERE IS AN EXCEPTION FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE WALDO CANYON BURN AREA. FOR MORE INFORMATION VIEW OUR FULL WEB STORY: http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Strict-Water-Restrictions-Could-Come-Soon-198392871.html OR VISIT CSU WEBSITE: https://www.csu.org/Pages/restrictions-r.aspx
Posted: 03/28/2013 - We want to warn you about a scam that is nearly irresistible to consumers. Scammers offer to pay you to go shopping. But the BBB says it’s not real. The check for nearly two thousand dollars attracts consumers who want to make easy money. They offer to pay you to be a mystery shopper. Before the “money” from the check you get clears the bank, you’re asked to go to a website and wire money to buy training materials or send back money you didn’t spend at the stores. But the check is a fake, and victims spend money they don’t actually have. The current scam going around Colorado Springs is from a company not accredited by the BBB. It’s L.S. Management Inc. out of Tennessee. To learn more about the scam or how to become a legitimate mystery shopper, visit the links below: http://www.bbb.org/nashville/business-reviews/mystery-shopping-scam/ls-management-in-la-vergne-tn-37076978 http://www.bbb.org/nashville/business-reviews/mystery-shopping-scam/industry-tips/mystery-shoppers http://www.mysteryshop.org/
Posted: 03/28/2013 - Colorado consumers, and Medicare beneficiaries, need to be on the alert for a new insurance scam that targets their personal information and bank accounts. The FTC has issued a blog post warning consumers about this scam and how people can protect themselves. Click the link to learn more about protecting yourself against this scam.
Updated: 03/27/2013 - Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 4 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, visit the website linked here.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Colorado Springs Together will distribute sandbags Saturday, April 13 to homeowners that could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 4 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. Residents are advised to consult a certified erosion and sediment control consultant or contractor to manage flooding mitigation on their private property. Sandbags should not be placed in the public right-of-way.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency. In order to provide this critical service, please be advised that there is a $39 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - Colorado Springs Street Division has kicked off its annual spring "Pothole-Palooza." Potholes are prioritized by location, so potholes on main arterials receive a higher priority. Drivers who spot potholes can call and report them to the Pothole Hotline – 385-ROAD (7623). You can download the city’s smartphone app to report potholes from the link below.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety and Public Relations Office oversee programs and public awareness campaigns in an effort to fight impaired driving. CDOT has launched a new anti-drugged driving campaign to educate motorists about the dangers of driving under the influence of medications, medical marijuana, and illegal drugs.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - We're happy to report a tiny tick-down in the price you'll pay for fuel this morning - three cents lower over the past week.