Updated: 05/15/2013 - Authorities need help in locating a child sex abuse suspect. He could be anywhere in the U.S.--including southern Colorado. Investigators ask that you take a look at this image of the man they are calling "John Doe," and call if you think you can identify him or know his whereabouts. That number is 866-347-2423. Click on this link to see the photo.
Posted: 05/15/2013 - A popular gym is closing its doors in Colorado Springs. Bally Total Fitness is closing its location on South Academy after failing to come to a lease agreement with the building's owner. Its last day is May 26. Bally says memberships will be transferred to the North Academy location. Members can also call 1-800-210-4725 if that arrangement doesn't work.
Updated: 05/15/2013 - Army investigators need the public's help in solving two break-ins, which have added up to more than $100,000 in stolen tools. The first break-in happened between March 7 and March 12, when someone stole a red "snap-on" tool kit from the 183rd Support Maintenance Company motor pool. Then between April 19 and April 22, the same place was broken into and other tools and supplies were stolen. The CID is offering a $10,000 reward to help catch the thief. If you have any information, call Fort Carson police at 526-6199.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - In 2008, the FAC received a gift of 50 works of art from New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. Herb was a postal worker and his wife Dorothy, a librarian. The couple lived on one salary and collected art with the other, building what has been called one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Herb and Dorothy collecting strategy was simple: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Follow the link provided for more information.
Posted: 05/14/2013 - More than 200 service members and veterans are trading the battlefield for the pool...the track...the basketball court as they participate in 2013 Warrior Games. The Warrior Games, part of the U.S. Paralympics, began Saturday and runs through May 16. Admission to the competitions is free and open to the public. The athletes, all injured during combat, will compete in seven sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting-volleyball, swimming, track and wheelchair basketball. For more information, click on this link.
Updated: 05/13/2013 - If you weren't able to call in and donate today to Care and Share Food Bank, you can stop by their warehouse Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The office is at 2605 Preamble Point in Colorado Springs. They are in need of donations. You can also find out more about Care and Share by following the link below.
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.