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Blood Drive For Troops

Posted: 06/03/2014 - Looking for a way to help those who serve so bravely overseas? Tuesday and Wednesday, you can donate blood to the troops. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fort Carson at the Special Events Center. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. All blood types are encouraged to donate.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Recall

Posted: 05/29/2014 - Boulder Natural Meats is recalling about 363 pounds of boneless skinless chicken breasts because they contain wheat, but the label on the product says it's "gluten free." Details are at the link below.

Insurance For Airline Passengers

Posted: 05/29/2014 - A company is now offering flyers insurance for problems that most airlines will not compensate for. The new program is called Air Care, and it's through the Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. For $25 a flight, Aircare will pay you $500 if your checked luggage is delayed more than 12 hours. They'll also pay you $500 if a flight delay causes you to miss a connecting flight. Read more in the attached link.

Hair Pulling Video Helps To Stop Bullying

Posted: 05/27/2014 - Skyview Middle School media production students created this video about a student’s hair pulling disorder. The goal was to recognize differences and help to stop bullying. Click below to watch the video.

Colorado Springs Pothole Hotline

Posted: 05/27/2014 - For information about reporting a pothole that needs repair, click on the link below.

Pueblo Police Looking For Fraudulent Check Cashing Susects

Posted: 05/23/2014 - Pueblo police detectives are asking for help identifying 10 people who they say are part of a fraudulent check cashing ring. Pueblo police have posted the suspects' pictures on Facebook. To seen the photos, click on the link below.

Rescued Horses Up For Auction

Posted: 05/22/2014 - A group of horses, rescued after they were left to fend for themselves over the winter, go up for action on Friday. For information about the horses and details about the auction, click on the link below.

Blood Bank Low on Donations

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Click on the link to get more information about how and where to donate blood.

Campaign to Help Rescued Horses

Posted: 05/22/2014 - For more information about how to help 29 horses that were rescued from a ranch in Fairplay, click the link below.

Website Helps Manage Online Passwords

Posted: 05/22/2014 - Consumer Reports tested the website Last Pass, and says it's a good option to manage your online passwords. You can download the service for free to your computer, or pay $12 a year to access the site on all of your mobile devices. To check it out, click on the link.

GM Expands Recall

Posted: 05/21/2014 - GM continues to expand the number of vehicles recalled this year. Tuesday, the company announced it's recalling 2.4 million vehicles, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled in 2014 to over 13 million. The vehicles affected by the latest recall include Cadillac Escalades, Pontiac G6S, Chevy Malibus, Enclaves and Traverses. More info can be found in the attached link.

BBB Warning About Email Scam

Posted: 05/21/2014 - There is a dangerous email scam going around. Hackers send an email that appears to be from the BBB. If you click on the link in the email, or download the attachment, your computer will be open to hackers who can steal your personal information. If you get a suspicious email, contact the BBB directly to verify. You can call 719-636-1155, or Toll Free 1-866-206-1800, or click on the link below.

Ground Beef Recall

Posted: 05/20/2014 - Almost 2 million pounds of ground beef products are being recalled over possible e. Coli contamination. The recall covers beef from the Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit, Mich. and were shipped to distributors for restaurant use in four states. Officials says they suspect 11 people were sickened by the beef. For more information on the recall, follow the attached link.

Dangerous Jerky Pet Treats

Posted: 05/19/2014 - The FDA has released a new report on dangerous pet treats imported from China. To read the report, click on the link below.

Valor Run 2014: Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers' Memorial

Posted: 05/15/2014 - The Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial Fund is to support the construction of a memorial that will be built in Colorado Springs. This memorial will pay tribute to the men and women in law enforcement who have died in the line of duty in the Pikes Peak Region. Click the link below to see a Facebook page that includes information about the upcoming Valor Run fundraiser in Colorado Springs.

AFA Graduation Tickets Available Friday

Updated: 05/14/2014 - About 600 free, reserved-seat tickets for the Academy’s Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony will be available Friday. Tickets must be picked up in person at one of three locations: the Business Alliance offices at 102 S. Tejon Street, Suite 430, in Colorado Springs, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.- the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce offices, at 300 Colorado Highway 105 in Monument, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.- and the Air Force Academy’s Athletic Ticket Office, at the Cadet Field House, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, click on the link below.

Dragonfly Chili Powder Recall

Posted: 05/14/2014 - US Trading Company is recalling its Dragonfly Brand Crushed Chili Powder in 6.3 ounce plastic tubs with lot code 359XP because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Details are at the link below.

Stamp Out Hunger

Posted: 05/09/2014 - Place a bag full of non-perishable items next to your mailbox Saturday to help with the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Sign Up for CPR Classes

Posted: 05/07/2014 - To find local CPR classes, click on the links below.

Purity Organic Recalls Mangos

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Pacific Organic Produce is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of organic Tommy Atkins mangos (PLU numbers 94051 & 94959) that were sold under the Purity Organic brand between April 14 and May 2, 2014 due to a possible health risk from Listeria. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall and no other mangos or products under the Purity Organic brand are being recalled. Details are at the link below.

Does An Aspirin A Day Really Keep A Heart Attack Away?

Posted: 05/06/2014 - Many of us have heard that taking an aspirin a day could help prevent a heart attack. But a new decision by the FDA suggests it might not be that simple. Aspirin-maker Bayer had asked the FDA to allow the company to put on its bottles that aspirin can help prevent heart attacks. But the FDA says it doesn't believe aspirin prevents a first heart attack. If someone already had a heart attack or stroke, or has a known history of heart disease, then the FDA says a daily dose can serve as a preventative measure. The FDA says you should speak to your doctor before taking an aspirin daily to weigh the benefits versus the risks.

The Home Front Cares

Posted: 05/05/2014 - If you want to learn more about The Home Front Cares, or make a donation, click on the link below.

Colorado Company Recalls Eggs

Posted: 05/05/2014 - Sixdog Investments of Wellington is recalling some of its "Owl Canyon" certified organic eggs because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Details are at the link below.

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