Posted: 02/28/2014 - Tickets for the Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway are on sale now! Buy your $100 ticket and be eligible to win a beautiful $415,000 home built by Classic Homes in the Banning Lewis Ranch community, along with several other great prizes! Only 7,500 tickets will be sold so get yours NOW! Tickets can be reserved by calling 800-379-5217, or following the link:
Posted: 02/26/2014 - General Motors has doubled their recall to 1.6 million to fix faulty ignition switches linked to multiple fatal crashes. The recall includes Chevy Colbalts, Pontiac G5s, Saturn Ion compacts, Chevy HHR SUVs, Pontiac Solstices and Saturn Sky sports cars. Read more about the recall by following the link.
Posted: 02/24/2014 - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for information about a deer that was found with an arrow sticking out of its head. The injured deer was reported to Colorado Parks and Wildlife on February 12 and had to be put down because of its injury. The deer, a fawn, was found in a neighborhood in northeast Colorado Springs, near Foothills Elementary School. The department also seeking information about another deer that was shot and killed. It was found less than five miles away from where the first deer was discovered. It's believed the deer was shot with an arrow while it was standing on the sidewalk. Operation Game Thief is offering a $500 reward for information leading to a citation being issued or an arrest being made. If you have any information you can call Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648 or email a tip to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 02/21/2014 - Do you have an old prom or bridesmaid dress you don't want? Local tailor Myrna Smith collects them to give them away to girls in need in our area. She even does the alterations for free! You can drop off your donation at Myrna's Tailor Shop at 1020 Ford Street, Suite E. in Colorado Springs. Her number is 719-550-8600.
Updated: 02/17/2014 - The family of a local artist is asking for help from the community to buy back her paintings. Kristine Urban’s paintings were displayed at the London Olympics. Two months after she passed away from cancer her family lost their home and her paintings in the Black Forest Fire. The family wants to find copies of her art and buy them back or make copies. If you or someone you know has Kristine Urban’s paintings email Emmie Chasteen at email@example.com.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Ashleigh Cox, 21, tragically lost her life after being caught in an avalanche on Feb. 8. A student at Brigham Young University, Ashleigh was originally from Colorado Springs. A Pledgie account has been set up in Ashleigh’s name to help offset expenses incurred by the family. To donate, click on the attached link.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - DETROIT (AP) - Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. The recall covers 11 models sold from 2009 through 2013. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received at least 80 complaints about the seats. Parents reported having to use excessive force to unlatch the harness buckle. In some cases, the straps had to be cut to free children. Affected models include Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size 4 Me 70, Smartseat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite and Argos 70.
Posted: 01/31/2014 - Royal Gorge Bridge & Park: Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday 1/31. This year, the Royal Gorge Bridge is celebrating its 85th Anniversary, entertaining over 26 million visitors since it opened in 1929. The Grand Re-Opening is scheduled for August of 2014. Limited guided tours for the general public on park transportation will begin on March 15, weekends only from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for $10 per person.
Posted: 01/29/2014 - Safe 2 Tell allows students a "way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous." It's a not-for-profit organization based on the Colorado Prevention Initiative for School Safety. By state law, the reporting party must remain anonymous. Read more here.