Posted: 12/29/2015 - El Paso County's annual Christmas tree recycling program (TreeCycle) begins Saturday, January 2, 2016. Trees can be dropped off on Saturdays and Sundays, January 2nd and 3rd and January 9th and 10th, 2016. There are six locations throughout the County open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekend where you can drop off used trees and pick up free mulch if you want. You will need your own tools to load the mulch. The six Treecycle collection sites are: Colorado Springs Memorial Park – Enter from Pikes Peak between Hancock and Union Baptist Road Trailhead – McLaughlin Road SW of Woodmen Falcon Trailhead – Old Denver Highway north of Baptist Cottonwood Creek Park – Montarbor just north of Dublin Sky Sox Stadium – Tutt just south of Barnes Rock Ledge Ranch – Garden of the Gods Park Entrance at 30th Street Extended TreeCycle is available at Rocky Top Resources, 1755 E Las Vegas Street. Rocky Top will accept trees Monday thru Saturday, December 28 thru January 30th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed Sundays. There is a suggested tax deductible fee of $5.00. One-hundred percent of all money collected benefits community youth sports programs through El Pomar Youth Sports. El Paso County partners and program sponsors include the Asplundh Tree Expert; the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, the Gazette, El Pomar Youth Sports Park and Rocky Top Resources. For additional information, please visit the Treecycle website at www.Treecyclecos.org, the El Paso County website, www.elpasoco.com, or contact El Paso County Community Services Department Environmental Division at 520-7871.
Posted: 12/04/2015 - Free to first responders and active duty military members - A New Year's Eve night out! Our friends at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center are giving away 200 tickets to their New Year's Eve performance of the musical "White Christmas". Here's what they told us: • Tickets will be available starting Saturday at 10 am. • Must come to the FAC (30 W Dale St) to claim, no calls or emails please • Availability on a 1st come 1st served basis until they are gone • Must show valid Military, Police, Fire, EMT ID to claim tickets • Limit 4 tickets per family
Posted: 12/02/2015 - Jennifer Markovsky Service Information: 10 a.m. Saturday Holy Theophany Orthodox Church 2770 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs Open to the public, limited seating Ke'arre Stewart (visitation only) Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors 1104 S. Circle, Colorado Springs 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Funeral will be Friday in Waco, Texas Officer Garrett Swasey 1 p.m. Friday New Life Church 11025 Voyager Parkway Open to the public
Posted: 12/01/2015 - **Please be aware, this video contains images that some may consider graphic. You may not want to watch with children. Although the odds of being involved in such an event are low, the sudden, catastrophic nature of these attacks requires that individuals, schools, workplaces, and public areas think in advance about how to respond. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has created this video, surviving an active shooter, to help people answer the question "what would you do?" • If you have to immediately exit a location, how can you do so safely? • If you cannot get outside and away from the threat, how can you secure yourself and those with you against attack? • If you must confront your attacker, how can you do it in a way that gives you the best chance of success?