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Bounce House Injuries On The Rise

Posted: 11/26/2012 - The number of bounce house injuries is on the rise. This link takes you to the study that was done by the journal Pediatrics.

Motor Vehicle Repair Act

Posted: 11/25/2012 - Colorado Motor Vehicle Repair Act summary

Grease Pick-up/ Drop-off

Posted: 11/24/2012 - Pick up •Yellow Grease (used cooking oil) Drop off locations Commercial locations are added to a route and every 2 weeks we will service your location we can provide collection containers for your specific needs; 55 gallon drums, grease Vats or 5 gallon containers.. The barrels are emptied, cleaned with high pressure solvent, and recycled back to the field for reuse. The barrels do not sit at your location for years and build up of layers of spilled grease. Residential drop off includes: El Paso County Household Chemical Waste Collection 3255 Akers Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80922 (719) 520-7878

Holiday Lighting Extravaganza

Posted: 11/23/2012 - (PUEBLO, COLORADO) The holiday season officially arrives in Pueblo with the 12th Annual Holiday Lighting Extravaganza, presented by Loaf N' Jug. This joyful annual event will take place on November 23rd, beginning at 5pm near the Pueblo Riverwalk Welcome Center. Promptly following Thanksgiving, this Pueblo Riverwalk holiday tradition offers something fun for every age and this year it is expected to be the most exceptional Holiday Lighting Extravaganza yet. Under the Union Avenue Bridge children can take delight in charming holiday story telling, courtesy of the Pueblo City-County Library District. In addition to story telling, holiday arts and crafts will feature creative, hands-on activities. Children will have the opportunity to make their very own Christmas tree ornaments to proudly showcase around the Riverwalk. All the while, with help from our friends at KPHT 95.5 Pueblo's Greatest Hits Radio Station, we will be tracking the whereabouts of Mr. Claus himself, following his cold, long, journey from the North Pole to Pueblo. Have your holiday lists checked twice, because when Santa finally arrives, he will be ready to listen to the holiday wishes of the Riverwalk's patrons-young and old, as well as pose for memorable pictures. Santa won't just be spreading holiday cheer, but will also be showcasing the legendary Jingle Bell Rock. At the Riverwalk flood wall, live entertainment can be enjoyed from the Pueblo East High School Holiday Ensemble, Heaton Middle School Jazz Band, Upon a Star Entertainment Holiday Singers, and musical performer Al Eberhardt and his Holiday band. Warm yourself with a cup of hot chocolate as you sing and dance to some of your holiday favorites! Check out The Grand Staircase on the channel between Union Avenue and Main Street bridges and listen to the Salvation Army Brass Band, be sure to visit all of the great Riverwalk businesses on this magical night to see what they have to offer! Ride with Santa under enchanting holiday lit excursion boats, as you wait for the grand finale of thrilling fireworks. This bright display of holiday splendor will take place over the water near Lake Elizabeth at 7:45pm. The sparkling light will be shimmering in the cold night sky as well as reflecting off the bright water of the Historic Arkansas. This event is definitely something that you do not want to miss! Holiday boat rides will continue throughout the holiday season until December 15th. Call the HARP Authority for a complete schedule of Holiday Boat Rides at 719-595-0242 or check the web at www.puebloharp.com. Please see http://www.kpht955.com, for more information on the Jingle Bell Rock!

A Christmas Story

Posted: 11/22/2012 - A Christmas Story runs from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23 at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs.

Black Friday Hours

Updated: 11/22/2012 - To see a list of stores that are opening at special times on Black Friday (or Thanksgiving night), click on the link below.

Tech Gifts for the Tech Wiz

Posted: 11/22/2012 - We all know someone who has the latest gadgets, they already have the iPad Mini and the iPhone 5. So what do you get for the person who has everything? Luckily KKTV has the answer. A few great gift ideas that will surprise even the most devout tech fanatic. Dealing with cold weather makes staying plugged in a challenge. You're all bundled up but you still want to stay connected. Glider gloves are the solution for the cold weather social (media) butterfly. Made of synthetic micro fibers your hands will stay warm and your statuses updated. Glider gloves cost $29.99 and are an affordable option for the techno wiz on your list. Introduced in 2007 wireless chargers haven't quite caught on yet for most people but are a great way to cut the cord with your cellphone. Energizer features the Dual Inductive Charger and makes charging your cell phone as easy as setting it down on a coffee table. You need both a charger and a charger sleeve for your phone but at 100 bucks it may be worth it for many techies to go wireless. Finally...for the devout iPhone user who needs a little more when it comes to photographic capabilities there is the Olloclip. The Olloclip snaps to your iPhone's lens and encompases fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses all in one neat package. 70 bucks will buy your budding photographer the ability to take breathtaking photos at the next big family outing or sporting event. For more info on each of these gift ideas use the following links below. Glider Gloves: http://www.glidergloves.com/ Olloclip: http://www.olloclip.com/ Wireless Cell Phone Charger: http://www.energizer.com/portable-power/wireless-chargers/qi-wireless/Pages/dual-charger.aspx

Pueblo Turkey Trot

Posted: 11/21/2012 - When most people think of Thanksgiving they think of the three F's - football, family and food. This year, add a fourth "F" to the equation - FITNESS with the Y! This Thanksgiving Day invite your friends and family to help those less fortunate and join us for the YMCA of Pueblo's 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run. This event is being held to promote families getting healthy together with all the proceeds benefiting the Y's annual Strong Kids Campaign. The goal of the Trot is to get friends, families and co-workers moving on a day typically known for inactivity. The Y supports strong kids, strong families and strong communities and we want all to be represented at the Trot. The Turkey Trot also serves a much greater purpose in that it supports children and families in our community by allowing them the opportunity to participate in Y programs and services that they otherwise would not be able to afford. On Thursday November, 22nd the Trot starts and ends at the Y, 3200 E. Spaulding Avenue. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. and is a timed event with awards given to the top 2 finishers in each age division. The 1K Kids Fun Run begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to children 12 years old and younger. Register online at www.puebloymca.org , in-person at the Y by November 15th at 5 p.m. for the Early Bird discount, or on race day (race day registration begins at 7 a.m. and t-shirts are not guaranteed). So before you sit down to fill your tummy on Thanksgiving Day join us to strengthen and fill your heart by doing something good for yourself and others, as we work together to build strong kids, strong families and a strong community! Thank you very much!

Trouble In Toyland Report

Updated: 11/20/2012 - The CoPIRG Foundation has its 27th Annual Trouble In Toyland report available. It reviews toys parents should avoid if they have small children.

Tips In Disappearance Of Kara Nichols

Updated: 11/20/2012 - If you have a tip in the disappearance of Kara Nichols call the detectives at 719-520-7227, dispatch at 719-390-5555 or email findkaranichols@gmail.com.

Crafty With Cory

Posted: 11/20/2012 - Cory Parkey showed us a simple way to decorate your Thanksgiving table on 11 News at 9am. Click this link for more crafty ideas from Cory!

The 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

Posted: 11/19/2012 - If you would like to see where you car falls on the list or find it if it's even in the 10 Most Stolen Vehicles List, click here.

Thawing Your Turkey Safely

Posted: 11/19/2012 - There are several ways to thaw your turkey safely. The USDA has information on what you need to do.

Contact Wildlife Officers

Posted: 11/18/2012 - If you have information about a deer killed and taken from a front yard near 8th Street and Cheyenne Boulevard Sunday afternoon, please call 1-877-265-6648.

Tracking Crime In Your Neighborhood

Posted: 11/18/2012 - If you want to see when and why police were in your neighborhood, click on the link below.

Kids and Cars

Posted: 11/17/2012 - KidsAndCars.org (KAC) is a nonprofit child safety organization dedicated to preventing injuries and death to children in or around motor vehicles. KAC has been pioneering a prevention movement since 1996 by promoting the highest level of awareness among parents, caregivers, legislators and the public at-large about the dangers inherent to children when in or around motor vehicles. KAC works to prevent these sudden and tragic events through data collection, education and public awareness, policy change, product redesign and survivor advocacy.

Thanksgiving Feast At A Local Church

Posted: 11/17/2012 - Circle Drive Baptist Church offered a Thanksgiving Feast for the community. To learn more about the church visit: http://cdbc.org

Take a Turkey to Work Day

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Participating Walmart stores: Chapel Hills: 8250 Razorback Rd, 8th Street: 707 S 8th St, and Palmer Park: 1575 Space Center Drive

Leaf Recycling in Colorado Springs

Posted: 11/15/2012 - Be part of keeping our city streets clear of excess leaves. Recycle your leaves at these locations in Colorado Springs:

Police Recover Stolen Items From House Burglaries

Updated: 11/14/2012 - Police have recovered stolen items from several house burglaries in Colorado Springs. Police plan to post pictures of the items on their website by the end of the week. Click on the link below to go to the police department's website.

The Home Depot Christmas Light Trade-in Program

Posted: 11/14/2012 - The Home Depot Christmas Light Trade-in Program offers a money saving coupon toward new, energy efficient strings of lights. The coupons range in value from three to five dollars. The program runs through November 14th.

PET OF THE WEEK: Timon and Pumba

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Meet Timon and Pumba, two cuddly, inquisitive rats searching for their forever home. Can it be yours? Both males, these rats are still very young, only 13 weeks old, and still very trainable. They have already been taught how to use a harness, and can be taught to play during the day and sleep at night. They are easy to tote around and especially love riding in hoodies. They are a great pet for people seeking something a little different than a cat or dog, but still affectionate and low maintenance. Interested? Call Dream Power at 390-7838 or watch this video:
PET OF THE WEEK: Timon and Pumba

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