Posted: 02/16/2013 - If you were driving on Highway 24 near Divide Saturday, you may have seen a firefighter dressed in full gear, walking along the street. Nathan Quist started out from his house and Divide Saturday morning and walked 25 miles to raise money for the Victor Volunteer Fire Department. It took him nearly seven hours to get it done. He suited up so raise awareness and even drum up some support for new gear that should be replaced within 10 years. "With me doing this, it helps open up everybody's eyes and everybody now can see that they can help out and that we do struggle in this. We all do into these houses for free, and whatever support we can get is wonderful," Quist said. Quist told us it was a great accomplishment and that he did it for all his brothers and sisters of volunteer fire departments everywhere. If donations go well, he may consider doing it again next year. “The circumstances that I faced walking here, sweating, the blisters on the feet, it's nothing we don't face every day when we have to fight a fire. So if I could do this all again next year, I will,” Quist said. If you’d like to help Quist in his quest, go to the website below and listed here, to make a donation. http://www.gofundme.com/20ldt8 Donations will be for the Victor Volunteer Fire Department. Quist said his guys need better gear especially with the bad fire seasons we have had. They have also had more structure fires this winter compared to years past.
Posted: 02/15/2013 - The goal is to keep our roads safer. That's why now anyone in active military in the Colorado Springs community can get a free safe ride home, every weekend. It doesn't matter where you are in the Springs, Fountain, Widefield or Security, you can get a free ride home, Thursday through Saturday from 10pm to 3 am. It's a service that Designated Drivers of Colorado Springs used to offer, until they shut down in 2009. Now thanks to the sponsorship of McDivitt Law Firm, they are bringing it back. They hope the service will keep all drivers safe, and honor military members. To get a free ride just call 719-650-3450 and tell them you are an active military member and that the ride is on McDivitt.
Updated: 02/15/2013 - Chrysler is recalling 278,000 pickup trucks and SUVs to fix a problem that can cause the rear axles to lock up unexpectedly. The recall covers many Ram 1500 pickups from the 2009 through 2012 model years, as well as Dodge Dakota pickups from 2009 through 2011. Also included are Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2009. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a nut in the rear axle can come loose due to a missing adhesive patch. If that happens the axle can lock and cause drivers to lose control. Chrysler will install a retainer to keep the nut in place starting next month. It's the second recall for the same problem. Last October the company recalled about 44,000 Rams and Dakotas.
Posted: 02/13/2013 - Each year in Colorado, nearly 200 people are killed in alcohol-related crashes and 25,000 drivers are arrested for DUI. Don’t be a statistic. Use this website to plan ahead for your holiday party by designating a sober driver, finding a place to park your car overnight, and taking public transportation or a cab.
Posted: 02/13/2013 - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a voluntary recall by Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas, Calif., of select brands of organic baby spinach potentially contaminated with E. coli. The specific brands affected by the recall are 5-ounce Marketside Organic, 5-ounce Simple Truth Organic and 16-ounce Taylor Farms Organic. Details of the recall are at the link below.
Posted: 02/12/2013 - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a voluntary recall by AdvancePierre Foods of Enid, Okla. of frozen, fully cooked country fried steaks in 22.75-ounce pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks” and 8.5-pound cases, containing six pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks,” because they may contain pieces of plastic.
Posted: 02/11/2013 - T-Mobile employs more than 700 people at its Colorado Springs Technical Care Call Center. The company plans to hire at least 30 full-time Technical Care Specialists this month. To fill these important positions, T-Mobile is holding an Open House on Wednesday, February 13th. Applicants are encouraged to apply online prior to the event.
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Posted: 02/07/2013 - Seniors Celebrate Valentine's Day with Dancing The Colorado Springs Senior Center and Legacy Hospice are hosting the Red Rose Gala. This annual event will be held at 1514 N. Hancock Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903 on February 8, 2013 from 7:00PM-9:00PM. Dance with your sweetheart or good friends to the music of the SwingMasters Band. Refreshments and Sweet Treat desserts will be served. You will have the opportunity to commemorate your evening with a photo under a romantic lit, rose archway. What is Valentine's Day without a kiss? Come find out what our "kissing booth" has to offer. All seniors are welcome to join the fun. Tickets are available at only $3 per person at the Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock Avenue or call (719) 387-6000 to register today.