Posted: 06/13/2013 - Wildfires are a fact of life for people living in the Pikes Peak region, but there are ways to be proactive about protecting your home. The city of Colorado Springs offers an one-stop site for wildfire mitigation tips, evacuation planning and how to determine your neighborhood's fire risk. Check it out on this link.
Updated: 06/14/2013 - The Aspen Pointe Waldo Support Team was there for victims of the fire last year and continue to be on hand for those needing emotional support during the current fires. If you are needing to talk to someone about what you are going through, call Aspen Pointe at 719-572-6100 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All phone calls are free. You can also visit their website by clicking here:
Updated: 06/12/2013 - A Care and Share food drive starts Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. They're collecting food and money and say they do not need water or Gatorade at this time. They're at 2605 Preamble Point near Constitution and Powers in Colorado Springs. You can donate $10 by texting "donate" to 41010.
Posted: 06/10/2013 - Kidpower of Colorado is the local center of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, a nonprofit global leader in personal safety and violence prevention education since 1989. The Colorado Center was established in 1994 to provide comprehensive safety education skills to children ages 3-18 and their families. Kidpower’s mission is to teach young people personal safety and confidence-building skills to reduce their risk of abduction, assault and emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Learn more about KidPower by clicking the link below.
Updated: 06/05/2013 - The public is invited to attend the largest Tennis Rally for the Cure in the U.S. It's being held this Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. On Friday, fitness guru Kathy Smith is the keynote speaker at a luncheon and fashion show. It runs from 12:30 - 2 pm. Cost is $50 per person. On Saturday, the public can attend a cocktail party featuring tennis play by pros as well as a live and silent auction. The cost is $75 per person or $140 per couple. Call the Broadmoor tennis pro shop at 577-5847 to register.
Posted: 06/05/2013 - The Pikes Peak SUPERCROSS presented by Apex Sports will be celebrating 26 years of racing at Norris Penrose Event Center. The bikes are back and roar into Colorado Springs Saturday June 8th. The SUPERCROSS annually draws one of the largest single day attendance shows at the event center. The capacity crowd brings spectators from all over the state. Please follow the link provided for ticket and event information.
Posted: 06/05/2013 - A voluntary recall is underway after an outbreak of Hepatitis A, which could be connected to a frozen berry product sold at Costco. Forty-nine people have fallen ill so far, including 12 in Colorado. These cases are under investigation. The first people to become sick fell ill on April 29; the latest cases occurred on May 24. Health officials say it typically takes about 30 days to get sick with Hepatitis A after eating a contaminated product. Townsend Farms has issued a voluntary recall of its Organic Antioxidant Blend, 3 pound bag. The berries in this product include: cherries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, raspberries and strawberries. For information about this recall, click on this link.
Posted: 06/04/2013 - For the first time since 1996, An automaker is challenging a federal order to recall its vehicles. Chrysler is refusing a request to recall almost 3-million SUVs. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says the gas tank is faulty and unsafe. They're referring to Jeep Liberties made between 2002 and 2007. Click the link below to learn more and read the NHTSA document.
Posted: 06/03/2013 - Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies in 12 oz bags are being recalled because the may contain undeclared walnuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Details are at the link below.
Posted: 06/01/2013 - Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness is hosting the "Take Our City BAck" event to be held June 15, 2013 at their location at 2361 N. Academy Blvd. The event is free to attend and will teach abduction avoidence and how to protect yourself and your children. You can register by calling 719-237-0043 or visit their webite at: www.cfmaf.com