Updated: 05/09/2013 - AllState has given the Colorado Springs Fire Department $20,000 to help the Golden Hills neighborhood prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. To see if you can get some of the money, contact Amy Sylvester at 719-385-7342 or by email.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Updated: 05/01/2013 - A new report shows that rent is rising as rentals decline in the Colorado Springs metro area. The average rent in Colorado Springs grew year over year for the 13th quarter in a row during this year's first quarter - climbing 4.4 percent to $787. A report released today by the Colorado Division of Housing and the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado revealed the average and median rent for this year's first quarter as well as average rent in different regions. Read the full synopsis at the link here:
Updated: 05/02/2013 - Looking for a way to get rid of all those old documents and electronics? Join the Better Business Bureau, Mobile Record Shredders, Blue Star Recyclers and KKTV for the ninth annual Letter Rip Day! On May 3, you can bring up to five boxes of documents to the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center to be shredded for free. More than five boxes are permitted, but there will be a fee of $5 per additional box. Blue Star Recyclers will also be on hand to dispose of electronic waste and provide data destruction. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 3. The Freedom Financial Services Expo Center is located on 3650 N. Nevada in Colorado Springs.
Updated: 04/26/2013 - Detour established for wide-load vehicles- Vehicles exceeding 13-feet in width are required to use a CDOT-approved detour to avoid the I-25 expansion work zone. The detour is necessary because lane widths have been reduced in several areas between Monument and Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. For northbound vehicles, the detour is: US 24 Bypass (Mile Marker 139) east to Powers Boulevard; north on Powers Boulevard to SH 83; north on SH 83 to I-225; west on I-225 to northbound I-25. For southbound vehicles, the detour is: I-225 east to SH 83; south on SH 83 to Powers Boulevard; south on Powers Boulevard to US 24 Bypass; US 24 Bypass west to southbound I-25. Allow extra driving time, slow down in construction zones. Residents, commuters and others who drive I-25 between Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs and Monument are reminded to allow for extra driving time and to pay attention to reduced speeds in construction zones.