Updated: 02/15/2013 - Chrysler is recalling 278,000 pickup trucks and SUVs to fix a problem that can cause the rear axles to lock up unexpectedly. The recall covers many Ram 1500 pickups from the 2009 through 2012 model years, as well as Dodge Dakota pickups from 2009 through 2011. Also included are Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2009. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a nut in the rear axle can come loose due to a missing adhesive patch. If that happens the axle can lock and cause drivers to lose control. Chrysler will install a retainer to keep the nut in place starting next month. It's the second recall for the same problem. Last October the company recalled about 44,000 Rams and Dakotas.
Posted: 02/13/2013 - Each year in Colorado, nearly 200 people are killed in alcohol-related crashes and 25,000 drivers are arrested for DUI. Don’t be a statistic. Use this website to plan ahead for your holiday party by designating a sober driver, finding a place to park your car overnight, and taking public transportation or a cab.
Posted: 02/13/2013 - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a voluntary recall by Taylor Farms Retail, Inc. of Salinas, Calif., of select brands of organic baby spinach potentially contaminated with E. coli. The specific brands affected by the recall are 5-ounce Marketside Organic, 5-ounce Simple Truth Organic and 16-ounce Taylor Farms Organic. Details of the recall are at the link below.
Posted: 02/12/2013 - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a voluntary recall by AdvancePierre Foods of Enid, Okla. of frozen, fully cooked country fried steaks in 22.75-ounce pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks” and 8.5-pound cases, containing six pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks,” because they may contain pieces of plastic.
Posted: 02/11/2013 - T-Mobile employs more than 700 people at its Colorado Springs Technical Care Call Center. The company plans to hire at least 30 full-time Technical Care Specialists this month. To fill these important positions, T-Mobile is holding an Open House on Wednesday, February 13th. Applicants are encouraged to apply online prior to the event.
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Posted: 02/07/2013 - Seniors Celebrate Valentine's Day with Dancing The Colorado Springs Senior Center and Legacy Hospice are hosting the Red Rose Gala. This annual event will be held at 1514 N. Hancock Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903 on February 8, 2013 from 7:00PM-9:00PM. Dance with your sweetheart or good friends to the music of the SwingMasters Band. Refreshments and Sweet Treat desserts will be served. You will have the opportunity to commemorate your evening with a photo under a romantic lit, rose archway. What is Valentine's Day without a kiss? Come find out what our "kissing booth" has to offer. All seniors are welcome to join the fun. Tickets are available at only $3 per person at the Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock Avenue or call (719) 387-6000 to register today.
Posted: 02/05/2013 - The El Paso County Fair Queen Clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, at the El Paso County Fairgrounds in Calhan. Anyone interested in participating in the 2013 Fair Queen contest should attend. The Fair Queen contest is Saturday, March 9, at the Fairgrounds. For more information, click on the link.
Posted: 01/31/2013 - The Grand Opening of Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique will be Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, from 10-6. There will be food, including pizza generously donated by Domino's. There will be door prizes, including oil changes, organic dog treats from Three B's Dog Bakery, jewelry, a Petco gift card, and more. Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique is located in the heart of the city at 3314 Austin Bluffs Parkway, a half mile west of Academy (between Batteries Plus and Domino's Pizza). All donations are eligible for a tax-deductible receipt.