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Early Voting for the General Election

Posted: 10/21/2012 - Early Voting for the General Election begins Monday, October 22 and will continue through Friday, November 2. The Clerk & Recorder’s Office has four convenient locations for voters who wish to cast their ballot prior to Election Day on November 6. The Early Voting sites and hours of operation are shown below. Each location also will have a ballot drop-off box for voters to return their Mail-In Ballot. Clerk & Recorder’s Main Office Citizens Service Center 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suites 1019 & 1020 October 22, 2012 - November 2, 2012 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Clerk & Recorder’s Southeast Branch Office (southeast corner of Powers and Airport) 5650 Industrial Place October 22, 2012 - November 2, 2012 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chapel Hills Mall (north side near JCPenney) 1710 Briargate Boulevard, Suite 350 October 22, 2012 - November 2, 2012 Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Citadel Mall (southwest entrance) 750 East Citadel Drive, Suite 2308 October 22, 2012 - November 2, 2012 Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Medical Marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last?

Posted: 10/21/2012 - When people go to the polls in 2012 they won't just be voting for candidates, in some states, they'll be passing judgment on social issues. In Oregon, Washington and the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado it's the legalization of marijuana.

Paul Ryan In Colorado Springs Sunday

Updated: 10/20/2012 - On Sunday, Paul Ryan will attend a campaign event at Colorado Jet Center at 1575 Aviation Way in Colorado Springs. Doors open at 4 p.m. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, click the link below.

Recall Information for Banana Boat Sunscreen

Updated: 10/19/2012 - For information about the Banana Boat Sunscreen Recall, call1-800-723-3786 or email suncare@customerfollowup.info

Boo at the Zoo

Posted: 10/19/2012 -

Fundraiser for Jessica Ridgeway's Family


Duplicate Ballot Questions

Updated: 10/18/2012 - Some voters are receiving two election ballots in the mail and are not sure what to do. Election officials say it’s something that happens each election to less than one percent of voters. But they want to reassure voters they are prepared for it and that no one will get to cast two votes. The ballot has to go through four steps before the vote is counted. Election officials say it won’t make it past the first step. That’s because each ballot has a bar-code, and that bar-code is registered to a specific voter. They say the computer that scans the ballots is designed to make sure only one ballot is counted for each voter. If you receive two ballots, call election officials. There is a number on the ballot that you can read them, and they can tell you which ballot to fill out, and which to shred. You can reach them at 575-VOTE (8683) You can also check to see if the election office received your mail-in ballot by visiting: www.GoVoteColorado.com It's not too late to apply for Mail-In Ballots. The deadline is Oct. 30th. If you want to watch how the mail ballot process works just visit the you-tube link below. For information about any other election questions visit: http://car.elpasoco.com/Election/Pages/2012Elections.aspx


Updated: 10/18/2012 - 24-Hour Crisis Line: 719-635-7000

University of Pheonix

Posted: 10/18/2012 - This the Hotline number students can call if they have questions about their University of Pheonix campus closing. 866-992-3302

Rocky Mountain Hauntfest

Posted: 10/18/2012 - Enjoy two hanuted houses in one location now through Halloween. It's located at 3910 Pailmer Park Boulevard. Please follow the link provided for more information.

"Grandparent Scam" Protection Tips

Updated: 10/17/2012 - Seniors are still picking up the phone and fall victim to what’s called the “Grandparent Scam.” The caller convinces the older adult their grand kid is in trouble and asks them to wire emergency cash. Here are some ways to protect yourself: -Seniors should ignore the warning not to tell anyone and call and check on their grand kids anyway -Ask the called detailed questions that only family knows -Get the names and numbers of the people demanding money; if they refuse to give it to you, you know it’s a scam -Once you realized you’ve been scammed, contact the wire service immediately and ask them to sop payment on your check. The most helpful thing any of us can do is spread the word to our parents, neighbors, and friends. If you get a call like this, you are asked to report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357 or www.ftc.gov.

Information About Death Of Byron Griffy

Posted: 10/16/2012 - The Otero County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are busy following all leads in the case. Anyone with information regarding the death of Byron Griffy is urged to call the Otero County Sheriff's Office at 719-384-5941.

Bed Bug Letter to Mitchell High Parents

Posted: 10/16/2012 - October 16, 2012 Dear Mitchell Parents/Guardians, Mitchell staff just learned that a routine pest inspection in one of our employee locker rooms resulted in the finding of two dead bed bugs. Please be assured that we have identified the source, taken steps to exterminate this area completely, and health inspectors will be sure the problem is cleared before we allow any access to this area. No students are allowed in this area, and limited staff is allowed access to this area so we do believe this is an isolated incident. Your student’s safety and well-being are of our utmost concern, and if you have any questions, please contact the school office at (719) 328-6600. Sincerely, Rusty Moomey, Principal

Ford Fiesta Recall

Posted: 10/16/2012 - Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles, manufactured from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012. The vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection." The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty. Follow the link provided for more information about this recall.

Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Service

Posted: 10/16/2012 - A memorial for Jessica Ridgeway will take place tonight at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada at At 7 p.m.

Apply For Mail-In Ballot

Posted: 10/15/2012 - It is not too late to apply for a Mail-In Ballot if a voter still wishes to request one. The deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot is Tuesday, October 30. Voters can sign up for a Mail-In Ballot by one of the three options below. Update Voter Registration or Request a Mail-In Ballot: - Online at GoVoteColorado.com - In person at any of the four Clerk & Recorder’s Office locations. All offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The North Branch Office also is open Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Main Office – Citizens Service Center – 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202 - North Branch (Research Pkwy. and Union Blvd.) – 8830 N. Union Blvd. - Downtown– Centennial Hall – 200 S. Cascade Ave., lower level (Cascade Ave. and Vermijo) - Southeast Branch (Powers and Airport)– 5650 Industrial Place - Download a Colorado Voter Registration Form, or a Mail-In Ballot Application, from the website GoVoteColorado.com and submit it to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office by mail, fax, or scan and return it by email. Fax: (719) 520-7327 Email: elections@elpasoco.com Mail: Election Department PO Box 2007 Colorado Springs, CO 80901 Voters should see their ballot in their mailbox in the next few days. If a voter does not receive a ballot and believes they should be on the Mail-In Ballot list, they may verify their voter record at GoVoteColorado.com, or contact the Clerk’s Election Department at 719-575-VOTE (8683).

Settlement In The Works For Ebooks On Amazon, Apple

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Three publishers have set aside $69 million for a settlement in a lawsuit that alleges the companies worked together to bring up the prices of electronic books. The settlement isn't complete, but you can click on the link to follow the case.

PET OF THE WEEK: Smokey and Bandit

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Not a dog or cat fan, but looking for a furry companion to add to your family? Dream Power just may have the perfect pet for you...ferrets! Friendly, mischievous, and always entertaining, Smokey and Bandit would make the perfect pet for almost any family. Just watch out for your keys and any other silver object...they love swiping them! Both ferrets have been neutered and are litter box trained. With a lifespan of eight years, they'll be a part of some lucky family for several years. Could that family be yours? Call Dream Power at 390-7838 for more information!

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