Updated: 03/27/2013 - Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load them in their cars. Residents wanting to pick up sandbags should enter the Verizon Wireless parking lot off of Flying W Ranch Road. For information on potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire, visit the website linked here.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Colorado Springs Together will distribute sandbags Saturday, April 13 to homeowners that could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load them in their cars. Residents wanting to pick up sandbags should enter the Verizon Wireless parking lot off of Flying W Ranch Road. Residents are advised to consult a certified erosion and sediment control consultant or contractor to manage flooding mitigation on their private property. Sandbags should not be placed in the public right-of-way.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency. In order to provide this critical service, please be advised that there is a $39 per incident fee, payable by credit card. This fee covers the initial consultation as well as all follow-up calls associated with the management of the case.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - Colorado Springs Street Division has kicked off its annual spring "Pothole-Palooza." Potholes are prioritized by location, so potholes on main arterials receive a higher priority. Drivers who spot potholes can call and report them to the Pothole Hotline – 385-ROAD (7623). You can download the city’s smartphone app to report potholes from the link below.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - CDOT’s Office of Transportation Safety and Public Relations Office oversee programs and public awareness campaigns in an effort to fight impaired driving. CDOT has launched a new anti-drugged driving campaign to educate motorists about the dangers of driving under the influence of medications, medical marijuana, and illegal drugs.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - We're happy to report a tiny tick-down in the price you'll pay for fuel this morning - three cents lower over the past week.
Posted: 03/23/2013 - From Fountain Police: "The City of Fountain was placed on accident alert status. If you are involved in an accident and there are no injuries and no suspected alcohol or drug involvement please exchange information. Within 72 hours you can pick up a cold counter crash report form at the Fountain Police Department, any State Patrol office or on line." by clicking the link below.
Updated: 03/22/2013 - Because of low donations, Care and Share Food Bank had to let three people go, moved two positions to part-time and will not be filling three open positions.
Posted: 03/20/2013 - A fire hazard is prompting the recall of nearly a half-million LED light bulbs.
Posted: 03/19/2013 - The city of Colorado Springs has about $232 million to work with in 2014. They want you to weigh in on how to spend it. You can click on the link or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: 03/19/2013 - Lulu-Lemon has pulled its black luon yoga bottoms from store shelves and its website.
Posted: 03/19/2013 - One of Mayor Steve Bach’s key objectives is to build community and encourage citizen involvement with the City of Colorado Springs. At his monthly Town Hall Meetings, community leaders, citizens and city officials come together to discuss timely issues and key concerns. Here is the information for the 2013 Town hall meetings. Locations to be determined. · April 30th Tues. 6:30 – 8:00pm · May 15th Wed. 6:30 – 8:00pm · June 12th Wed. 6:30 – 8:00pm · July 30th Tues. 6:30 – 8:00pm · Aug. 14th Wed. 6:30 – 8:00pm · Sept. 25th Wed. 6:30 – 8:00pm · Oct. 29th Tues. 6:30 – 8:00pm · Nov. 13th Wed. 6:30 – 8:00pm · Dec. 11th Wed. 6:30 – 8:00pm
Updated: 03/19/2013 - A Colorado Springs boy died after hitting his head on the ground during a skateboarding accident Saturday. Police said he was not wearing a helmet at the time. The family of 12-year-old Charlie Jones has set up a memorial fund in his honor. Called "Skate Safe For Charlie," people can go to any Wells Fargo in the Springs and donate. There will also be a candlelight vigil Thursday at the scene of the accident. The accident happened on Howard Avenue near Palmer Park Boulevard and North Circle.