Posted: 12/06/2012 - Public Health Officials in Pueblo announced the first hospitalized case of influenza in Pueblo County. The first hospitalized flu case is a middle-aged adult female.County Public Health recommends everyone over six months of age receive a flu shot, especially people who are at high risk of developing flu-related complications or live with or care for people at high risk. Vaccination against flu helps protect yourself and the most vulnerable people in the community (such as newborns, pregnant women, the elderly, and those going through chemotherapy). Some children younger than nine years of age will need two doses, check with your provider.
Posted: 12/05/2012 - The Colorado Safe Haven Law allows a parent to hand over and infant, up to 72 hours old, to an employee at any Fire Station or Hospital, with absolutely NO QUESTIONS ASKED. So long as the baby is unharmed, the parent will not be prosecuted for abandonment. The law was passed in the year 2000. In Colorado, 35 babies have been safely relinquished since the inception of the law.
Posted: 11/30/2012 - Neto Juanito White, 9 years old, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO. A Funeral Service will be held on Dec 1st, 2012 at 11am with a Visitation one hour prior to the Service with the Burial following. All will be held at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery. In lieu of flowers toys may be donated to Neto's Siblings. Please visit www.memorialgardensfuneralhome.com to leave your condolences.
Posted: 11/29/2012 - Leondro Carbajal is the 17-year-old who was killed in a crash in Colorado Springs earlier this week, along with a 9-year-old boy. They died when an SUV slammed into them as they were helping push a van off the street at Pikes Peak and Parkside. The teen's family tells us if you'd like to help with funeral expenses- you can donate to the Leondro X. Carbajal Fund at any ENT Federal Credit Union location. They also gave us information about plans for his funeral services next week in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A rosary will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at Wiederspahn Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Posted: 11/29/2012 - If you believe you're a victim of the Colorado Springs repair shop, Springs Transmissions and Automotive owned by Greg Ehnes you can file a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General's office. The Attorney General will seek to get restitution for victims. Call the Colorado Attorney General hotline at 1-800-222-4444 or fill out a complaint online.
Posted: 11/29/2012 - A state ban on electronic waste in landfills goes into effect in 2013 and means that resident electronics can no longer be thrown away (it's already illegal for businesses to throw away e-waste). Learn how this bill will create jobs, where you can recycle electronics in Colorado Springs, what to look for in an e-recycling firm and how to protect yourself against identity theft. Drew Johnson, with Colorado Springs-based Blue Star Recyclers, will share Blue Star's award-winning non-profit program, which employs members of our local disAbled community. The lunch-n-learn runs over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation.
Posted: 11/28/2012 - What: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Who: Colorado Springs Together and Wilson United Methodist Church When: Friday, November 30, 7:00 p.m. Before and after the ceremony, there will be an onsite ornament giveaway for families who lost their homes. These ornaments were donated from all across the community and by members of Wilson United Methodist Church. Where: Wilson United Methodist Church 6460 Flying W Ranch Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80919