Updated: 01/03/2013 - Every worker in America will now be paying 2 percent more in federal taxes because of a tax holiday from the Social Security payroll tax that has ended. For a person making $50,000 a year, this comes out to an extra $80 a month taken from their paycheck. To find out how this affects you, click here.
Updated: 01/01/2013 - A family of seven is left with next to nothing after a tragic house fire. The mother of six children tells 11 News the family is trying to stay strong and is taking the tragedy one day at a time. Family friends are asking the community for help for the family who couldn't afford renter's insurance, and needs to replace everything. The family says they could really use clothes, food, furniture, and toys for the kids. If you would like to help, contact the mother, Greta Braun. Her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 12/30/2012 - For a free ride home, call one of the following cab companies, and tell them your trip is on McDivitt Law Firm: Colorado Springs Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs at (719) 777-7777. For a free ride home, call one of the following cab companies, and tell them your trip is on McDivitt Law Firm: Colorado Springs - Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs at (719) 777-7777. Pueblo & Pueblo West - City Cab of Pueblo at (719) 543-2525.
Posted: 12/28/2012 - If you’re ready to take down your Christmas tree, you have a chance to support our community and recycle it. The tree-cycle will be available for two weekends, December 29 & 30 and January 5 & 6, from 9am-5pm. The cost is five dollars. There are seven locations across El Paso County: -Baptist Road Trailhead -Falcon Trailhead -Cottonwood Creek Park -Sky Sox Stadium -Rock Ledge Ranch -Memorial Park You’re asked to remove all decorations from the tree before dropping it off. Trees will be ground into mulch at all locations and given away free – bring your own tools. Equipment-loaded mulch is available at Rocky Top Resources only.
Posted: 12/26/2012 - 35th Annual Rescue Run Date: January 1st Location: Palmer Park (Maizeland and Academy) Distance: 10K and 5K Start time: 10:00 Registration: Colorado Running Company, Boulder Running Company, Runners Roost, and Active.com Walk-in/mail in registration is $20, active.com is $20 + 3.25 active.com fee. Race day registration is $25. Other information: Free kids races start at 9:30. Diaper Derby is 50 yds, Toddler Trot is ¼ mile, and school-age spring is 1 mile. Last year we had a record number of finishers 815
Posted: 12/17/2012 - Dessert is in short supply for The Salvation Army's Christmas meal on Christmas Day. They need any kind of dessert. Donations of dessert items are currently being accepted at The Salvation Army Community Center located at 908 Yuma Street between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. The organization will feed 5,000 people on Christmas Day.
Updated: 12/14/2012 - IT'S TOUGH TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR KIDS ABOUT TODAY'S SHOOTING. WE'RE REACHING OUT TO A LOCAL EXPERT WHO HELPS US OFTEN DURING TERRIBLE TIMES LIKE THIS. KIDPOWER SAYS EVEN THOUGH IT'S A HARD TOPIC...IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO TALK WITH KIDS ABOUT IT. BECAUSE IT'S LIKELY THEY'VE ALREADY HEARD THE NEWS. BUT JUST AS QUICKLY... YOU NEED TO REASSURE THEM ABOUT THEIR OWN SAFETY. KIDPOWER SAYS /// BE A SAFE CALM PERSON TO TALK TO. FIND OUT WHAT YOUR KIDS KNOW...BUT STAY RELAXED. IT'S OKAY THEY SEE YOU AS EMOTIONAL, BUT DON'T OVERWHELM THEM WITH YOUR FEELINGS...THAT CAN RAISE THEIR ANXIETY. ///TALK ABOUT THE FACTS, BUT NOT TOO MANY DETAILS TOO MUCH INFORMATION CAN OVERPOWER THEM EMOTIONALLY. /// REINFORCE THEIR OWN SAFETY REMINDING THEM THAT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ARE STILL VERY RARE... REASSURE THEM WITH BOTH WORDS AND HUGS... ///MINIMIZE THEIR MEDIA EXPOSURE IT CAN INCREASE THEIR ANXIETY... AND FOR KIDS IT'S LIKE RELIVING THE EVENT OVER AND OVER AGAIN /// AND FINALLY...TAKE EXTRA TIME, BE PATIENT WITH YOUR KIDS KIDS CAN EXPRESS THEMSELVES DIFFERENTLY THAN ADULTS. "When they're worried or when they may be feeling depressed, it may look like they are being irritable or they may be grumpy or maybe they're not listening as much as they normally do. So when we need to patient with them we need to understand that may be their way of expressing their concern," said Jan Isaacs Henry, Ex. Dir. KidPower of Colorado. SHE ADDS SOMETIMES KIDS CAN'T EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS WITH WORDS. SO PERHAPS TRY ASKING THEM TO DRAW A PICTURE. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS VISIT THE KIDPOWER'S WEBSITE: http://www.kidpowercs.org.
Posted: 12/14/2012 - ManTherapy.org is designed to help men deal with issues like depression, anxiety, anger and suicidal thoughts. But it also can be a valuable resource for their friends or loved ones. If you’re here because you’re worried about a man in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Part of a multi-agency effort, including the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention, Carson J Spencer Foundation and Cactus, Man Therapy™ is giving men a resource they desperately need. A resource to help them with any problem that life sends their way, something to set them straight on the realities of suicide and mental health, and in the end, a tool to help put a stop to the suicide deaths of so many of our men.