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Free Parking for the Veterans Day Parade

Posted: 11/09/2012 - Free Parking for the Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 10 In honor of our service men and women, on-street metered parking downtown and off-street parking in the City-owned parking garages will be FREE on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Veterans Day Parade. The City Parking System offers free parking during the parade as a small gesture to show our appreciation for the military presence in Colorado Springs, and to encourage the community to come downtown to show their support. City-owned parking garages include: Bijou and Cascade Parking Garage 215 North Cascade Avenue City Administration Building Parking Garage 130 South Nevada Street Kiowa Street Parking Garage 127 East Kiowa Street

Nestle "NesQuik" Recall

Posted: 11/09/2012 - Nestle is recalling more than 200,000 canisters of "NesQuik" because of possible salmonella contamination. Nestle said the problem occurred on batches of the the mix produced last month. The bottom of the canisters say they are best to use by October 20-14. Two of the smaller containers have a promotion for the current Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph" on the side. Nestle said the problem was caused by ingredient supplier Omya that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient. Nestle said that there have been no reports of illness due to anyone who consumed the product. Nestle said consumers who have the product can return to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Here's The Deal! Money Saving Ideas 11/8/2012

Posted: 11/08/2012 - November 11th is Veteran's Day. We've uncovered hundreds of free or discounted deals designed just for our military members and their families in this week's "Here's The Deal."

Safe Disposal of Hazardous Waste From Around the Home

Posted: 11/08/2012 - A long list of hazardous materials can be disposed of safely with the help of experts in El Paso County. For information on what can be dropped off and when, click the link below.

Is This Your Cat?

Updated: 11/08/2012 - Pueblo Animal Services is asking for help identifying eight friendly kitties that have been brought to the shelter from the Wetmore area. Shelter staff believes the cats were separated from their owners during the Wetmore Fire. Anyone with information about the possible owners of any of these cats should contact Pueblo Animal Services immediately at 544-3005.

Facts About Legalized Marijuana

Updated: 11/07/2012 - Must Be 21 Years Old
-May possess 1 ounce or less.
-May possess 6 plants or less and plants must be kept in the same place where they're grown.
-It is illegal to transfer to a person under 21 years old - NO EXCEPTIONS.
-May transfer 1 ounce or less to a person 21 years old or older.
-Can't consumer openly or publicly or in a place that endangers others.
-It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana.

Who Can Purchase?
-21 years old or older - must provide proof of age with government issued identification.
-Purchase up to 1 ounce.
-Product must be labeled.
-Product resale is prohibited.
-Retail stores - Lease property, cultivate, manufacture, package, transport and sell.
-State promulgates laws as of 10/01/2013.
-Processing of License applications 10/01/2013 will be issued by 01/01/2014.

Memorial Hospital Patient Information Missing

Posted: 11/06/2012 - Memorial Hospital has discovered that laboratory reports containing a certain amount of health information for 6,400 patients are missing. The laboratory reports are used for processing billing and charges for laboratory services, not for clinical care. Patients who have concerns related to this incident are asked to call 1-866-283-9930.

Election 2012

Posted: 11/05/2012 - Where can I drop off my mail-in ballot? Where is my polling place? We've got the answers in this link to the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office.

Ballot Drop Off Locations

Updated: 11/04/2012 - Ballots may be dropped off in person at any of the locations in Colorado Springs. Just click on the link.

Track Crime In Your Neighborhood

Posted: 11/02/2012 - Track crime in your neighborhood with the Colorado Springs Police neighborhood crime tracking map.

Sugarplum Cake Shoppe

Posted: 11/02/2012 - The talented staff of Sugarplum Cake Shoppe created the gingerbread house John Harding will present at the 2013 Gingerbread and Jazz event. Follow the link to find more information about this business.

Cultivating Hope Project

Updated: 11/02/2012 - A non-profit organization focused on planting trees in the burned areas of the Mountain Shadows communities. There will be a tree planting event in the Mountain Shadows communities November 2nd and 3rd. Click the link for more information. There is also information about how you can register to volunteer.

Check Vehicle Vin Number

Posted: 11/01/2012 - To check if a used car for sale may have flood damage, click the link below.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Updated: 11/01/2012 - The Neighborhood Watch Meeting in Woodmoor will take place on November 13th at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Woodmoor Community Center. The address is 1691 Woodmoor Drive. It is being put on by the Woodmoor Public Safety, Woodmoor Improvement Association and El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Pueblo East Side Fire Victims Fund

Posted: 11/01/2012 - A fund has been set up to help the families that lost loved ones in a deadly house fire in Pueblo this week. April Hon, 26, and her two children, and 62-year-old Harvey Montoya were killed when a fire broke out in their Pueblo home early Tuesday morning. The victims' families say this is a very difficult time for them, and any dollar amount will help with funeral arrangements. Want to help? Donate money to any Wells Fargo Bank under the name Pueblo East Side Fire Victims Fund. All proceeds will go towards funeral expenses.

American Red Cross

Posted: 10/31/2012 - Donate to help people affected by Sandy.

Wastewater Maintenance

Posted: 10/31/2012 - For useful information about how to maintain and prevent problems with wastewater service lines, click the link below.

Find A Flu Shot

Posted: 10/29/2012 - To locate a flu shot clinic near you, call the Pikes Peak United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral hotline or click on the link.

Chef Daniel Bartlett Cooking Show

Posted: 10/29/2012 - Join Chef Daniel BArtlett on November 7th for a live cooking show at Colorado College in Armstrong Theater. It begins at 7pm. Please follow the link provided for more information.

Check Flight Arrivals/Departures

Updated: 10/27/2012 - For up-to-the-minute flight information out of Colorado Springs, click the link below.

Neighborhood Safety Tips From Police

Posted: 10/26/2012 - Neighborhood Safety Tips For Parents. Unfortunately no neighborhood is completely immune to crime. However, there are steps you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe. - Know where your children are. Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check in or be home. When possible, have them leave a phone number of where they will be. Here are some neighborhood safety tips on how to keep your kids safe from the Colorado Springs Police Department: - Help children learn important phone numbers. Have your children practice reciting their home phone number and address, and your work and cell phone numbers. If they have trouble memorizing these, write them down on a card and have them carry it at all times. Tell your children where you will be and the best way to reach you. -Set limits on where your children can go in your neighborhood. Do you want them crossing busy roads? Playing in alleys or abandoned buildings? Are there certain homes in your neighborhood that you don't want your children to go to? -Get to know your children's friends. Meet their parents before letting your children to go to their home and keep a list of their phone numbers. If you can't meet their parents, call and talk to them. Ask what your children might do at their house and if they will be supervised. -Choose a safe house in your neighborhood. Pick a neighbor's house where your children can go if they need help. Point out other places they can go for help, like stores, libraries, and police stations. -Teach children to settle arguments with words, not fists. Role-play talking out problems, walking away from fist fights, and what to do when confronted with bullies. Remind them that taunting and teasing can hurt friends and make enemies. -Work together with your neighbors. Watch out for suspicious and unusual behavior in your neighborhood. Get to know your neighbors and their children so you can look out for one another.

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