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
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
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!
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
- 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