Posted: 07/05/2013 - Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one. Whole Foods says the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. It was sold in 30 states and Washington DC under names including Les Freres and Crave Brothers Les Freres. The company is posting signs in its stores to inform customers about the recall. Public health officials in Illinois say one resident became sick after eating contaminated cheese in May. Minnesota officials say one elderly person in the state died and another was hospitalized after illnesses linked to the cheese. Listeria can lead to severe illness for women who are pregnant or people who have weakened immune systems.
Posted: 07/05/2013 - Two bats have tested positive for rabies in Pueblo, public health officials announced Friday. One of the bats bit a resident, who is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital. Health officials urge the public to avoid trying to handle any bats, as it is impossible to tell if they are infected unless they are tested. If you see a bat acting aggressively, lying on the ground, or out during the day, those could be signs it is sick. If you see a bat with any of these symptoms, call Pueblo Animal Control 544-3005: extension “0.” If you find a bat that has had contact with a person or pet, do not let it go or throw it away. Call Pueblo Animal Control 544-3500: extension press “0” or Pueblo City-County Health Department at 583-4317 for assistance.
Posted: 07/03/2013 - A business owner in Black Forest is helping families rebuild. Anthony David, the owner of the Black Forest Mill, is selling t-shirts and donating the profits to charities that are helping victims of the fire. Homeowners who want to incorporate some of the burned wood from their land into their new homes can also contact David. To get in touch with him, call 719-332-2327 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: 06/27/2013 - The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate owners of approximately $180,000 worth of stolen property. It was taken during more than 20 storage unit and business burglaries in Fremont, Custer and Chaffee counties. Detectives are asking anyone who had a storage unit in Fremont or surrounding counties in 2011 or 2012, to check their property and report any missing items to their local law enforcement agency. Victims who file a police report should then contact the Fremont County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 719-784-3411. Dispatch will forward victims' contact information to detectives who will arrange a viewing of property that may belong to the victim. Property not claimed by July 26, 2013 will be sold at public auction on August 10, 2013 at the Florence Municipal Center.
Updated: 07/04/2013 - Care and Share's High Hunger Danger Food Drive is underway.. Can you believe that there are 58,000 children in our area who are in need? During the summer, donations to food banks tend to go down. But kids need those donations even more, because they aren’t getting at least one healthy meal a day at school. Here are the much needed items: Needed items: Canned fruit Canned veggies Cereal/oatmeal Canned meat Soup Boxed meals From now until July 14th you can drop off non-perishable food items to any fire station in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Teller County. What a great way to meet the firefighters, and drop off a donation for Care and Share at the same time.
Posted: 06/27/2013 - A group in Palmer Lake has been collecting donations for families who lost their homes in the Black Forest fire. They are having a street fair on Friday, June 28th. There will be free food and fun for the kids, and a chance for people to go through the donations and pick out what they need. This is only open to fire victims. It will be from 4-9pm at the Sundance Mountain Athletic Center at 1808 Woodmoor Drive in Monument. They are still accepting donations as well. For more information, call Racquel at 719-235-6984 or 719-488-4664.
Posted: 06/24/2013 - Happy Trails are coming to Cripple Creek! For the first time The Gold Bar Room Theater welcomes the world famous Roy Rogers Jr. (Dusty) and the award-winning Diamond W Wranglers together in one show at the Gold Bar Theater in Cripple Creek, June 25th through June 27th 2013. There will be matinee shows at 2pm and evening shows at 7pm. Tickets for the shows are $25 for matinees and $30 for evening performances. Two great shows a day, Tuesday through Thursday June 25th, 26th and 27th at the Gold Bar Theater in Cripple Creek. Please follow the link provided for more information.
Posted: 06/21/2013 - The Colorado Springs Sky Sox have announced that the previously named Waldo Canyon Classic has been renamed as the Heroes Classic. In addition, the club has also announced that for each ticket purchased for the event on Saturday, June 22, five dollars will be donated to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation to assist victims of the Black Forest Fire. Click this link for more information:
Updated: 06/20/2013 - The Black Forest Slash / Mulch site will re-open tonight (Thursday, June 20) from 5- 7:30 p.m. Effective immediately, normal business hours will resume: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7:30 p.m, Saturdays from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The site is located on the east side of Herring Road just south of Shoup Road. Items accepted include tree and bush trimmings (can be charred), pine cones and needles. NO stumps, roots, weeds, grass, sod, lumber, trash, etc. Size limitations on tree branches are 6 feet long, 8 inches in diameter. Loads must be securely tied in transit. Free mulch is available for self-loading during normal business hours; for large quantities of mulch, an end loader is available only on Saturdays from 7am-4pm, charging $5.00 for two cubic yards This free program accepts cash donations for the Black Forest Slash and Mulch Committee (SAMCOM) and food items and checks for Care & Share.