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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

Flu Information

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VETERAN'S DAY EVENTS AT UCCS

Posted: 11/12/2012 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs faculty, staff and students will commemorate Veteran's Day Nov. 12 by participating in the National Roll Call project that recognizes members of the U.S. armed services killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Beginning at 7 a.m. Nov. 12 in Berger Hall, the names of about 5,000 service members who died as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom since will be read aloud. Volunteers will read names for five to 15 minutes until all names are read. "UCCS will join with campuses across the nation to send the message to the troops currently serving that we have not forgotten their sacrifices or those who have fallen," Phillip Morris, director, Office of Military and Student Affairs, said. At noon, all participating campuses will observe a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs will also host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in Berger Hall to share the services offered to active duty military members, veterans, and families.

Free Lunch for Veterans

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Texas Roadhouse Restaurants What: All veterans - including all active, retired or former U.S. military - can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers. When: Monday, November 12, 2012 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Where: Texas Roadhouse 16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy, 3120 N Powers Blvd, 595 S. 8th Street, 4707 Dillon Drive

Help Restore Our Mountains-How To Volunteer

Posted: 11/10/2012 - Work has already begun restoring our mountains after the Waldo Canyon Fire. But it will take a lot of time and hands-on work to get the job done. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available. Here is a list of local organizations who are teaming up to help restore our land. Check their websites for volunteer events or ways you can help out. Rocky Mountain Field Institute: www.rmfi.org Coalition for the Upper South Platte: www.uppersouthplatte.org Mile High Youth Corps: www.milehighyouthcorps.org Flying W Ranch: www.flyingw.com

Help For Parents During Holiday Stress

Updated: 11/09/2012 - Local experts want families to know there is help here for families who are stressed during the holidays. The KPC Respite Center offers free relief care for families in El Paso County. While the holidays bring fun, it also brings added stress and sometimes it’s too much for parents. You can find help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the KPC Respite Center at 719-634-5439. If you need a break and someone to watch for kids so you can get some rest, you can call to register your child beforehand so you can take a few hours for yourself. The Not One More Child Coalition reminds all of us: 1) Parenting is hard; it’s ok and normal to feel frustrated. 2) If you feel yourself becoming frustrated; set your baby down in a safe place and take a break. No baby ever died from crying. 3) Call a responsible friend or relative to come over and babysit to give you a break. 4) Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD for help 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Free Parking for the Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 10

Posted: 11/09/2012 - In honor of our service men and women, on-street metered parking downtown and off-street parking in the City-owned parking garages will be FREE on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Veterans Day Parade. City-owned parking garages include: Bijou and Cascade Parking Garage 215 North Cascade Avenue City Administration Building Parking Garage 130 South Nevada Street Kiowa Street Parking Garage 127 East Kiowa Street

Whooping Cough Immunization

Posted: 11/09/2012 - El Paso County Public Health will provide administrative oversight, training and vaccinations. Peak Vista Community Health Clinics will deploy their mobile care unit and staff to large group meetings where child care workers are gathered to provide immunizations and assist CSFD with the fixed clinics. We believe the fulfillment of this initiative in conjunction with this collaborative approach will prevent illnesses and help protect the most vulnerable citizens among us, our children. November 10th & December 8th Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Capitol Christmas Tree

Posted: 11/09/2012 - The Capitol Christmas Tree is coming to Colorado Springs! Click here for more details on the tree and where it's headed before it arrives in Washington DC!

Free Parking for the Veterans Day Parade

Posted: 11/09/2012 - Free Parking for the Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 10 In honor of our service men and women, on-street metered parking downtown and off-street parking in the City-owned parking garages will be FREE on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Veterans Day Parade. The City Parking System offers free parking during the parade as a small gesture to show our appreciation for the military presence in Colorado Springs, and to encourage the community to come downtown to show their support. City-owned parking garages include: Bijou and Cascade Parking Garage 215 North Cascade Avenue City Administration Building Parking Garage 130 South Nevada Street Kiowa Street Parking Garage 127 East Kiowa Street

Nestle "NesQuik" Recall

Posted: 11/09/2012 - Nestle is recalling more than 200,000 canisters of "NesQuik" because of possible salmonella contamination. Nestle said the problem occurred on batches of the the mix produced last month. The bottom of the canisters say they are best to use by October 20-14. Two of the smaller containers have a promotion for the current Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph" on the side. Nestle said the problem was caused by ingredient supplier Omya that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient. Nestle said that there have been no reports of illness due to anyone who consumed the product. Nestle said consumers who have the product can return to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Here's The Deal! Money Saving Ideas 11/8/2012

Posted: 11/08/2012 - November 11th is Veteran's Day. We've uncovered hundreds of free or discounted deals designed just for our military members and their families in this week's "Here's The Deal."

Safe Disposal of Hazardous Waste From Around the Home

Posted: 11/08/2012 - A long list of hazardous materials can be disposed of safely with the help of experts in El Paso County. For information on what can be dropped off and when, click the link below.

Is This Your Cat?

Updated: 11/08/2012 - Pueblo Animal Services is asking for help identifying eight friendly kitties that have been brought to the shelter from the Wetmore area. Shelter staff believes the cats were separated from their owners during the Wetmore Fire. Anyone with information about the possible owners of any of these cats should contact Pueblo Animal Services immediately at 544-3005.

Facts About Legalized Marijuana

Updated: 11/07/2012 - Must Be 21 Years Old
-May possess 1 ounce or less.
-May possess 6 plants or less and plants must be kept in the same place where they're grown.
-It is illegal to transfer to a person under 21 years old - NO EXCEPTIONS.
-May transfer 1 ounce or less to a person 21 years old or older.
-Can't consumer openly or publicly or in a place that endangers others.
-It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.

Who Can Purchase?
-21 years old or older - must provide proof of age with government issued identification.
-Purchase up to 1 ounce.
-Product must be labeled.
-Product resale is prohibited.
-Retail stores - Lease property, cultivate, manufacture, package, transport and sell.
-State promulgates laws as of 10/01/2013.
-Processing of License applications 10/01/2013 will be issued by 01/01/2014.

Memorial Hospital Patient Information Missing

Posted: 11/06/2012 - Memorial Hospital has discovered that laboratory reports containing a certain amount of health information for 6,400 patients are missing. The laboratory reports are used for processing billing and charges for laboratory services, not for clinical care. Patients who have concerns related to this incident are asked to call 1-866-283-9930.

Election 2012

Posted: 11/05/2012 - Where can I drop off my mail-in ballot? Where is my polling place? We've got the answers in this link to the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office.

Ballot Drop Off Locations

Updated: 11/04/2012 - Ballots may be dropped off in person at any of the locations in Colorado Springs. Just click on the link.

Track Crime In Your Neighborhood

Posted: 11/02/2012 - Track crime in your neighborhood with the Colorado Springs Police neighborhood crime tracking map.

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