Posted: 02/27/2013 - A local family put together a unique calendar featuring some unlikely models, chickens. They're hoping to raise some money for the organizations that helped fight the Waldo Canyon Fire. 11 News first brought you the story of Ken Barker and his family. They were forced to evacuate their home and leave their chickens during the fire. When they returned, a note was left on their front door from a group of Montana firefighters. Not only had they saved their home, but also took care of the Barker’s animals. Now his wife, Joy, is hoping to give back to the local groups that helped. The family created a calendar featuring the chickens saved. Proceeds are being donated; she hopes to help buy wild land gear for volunteer fire departments among other groups. You can buy the calendar here. http://waldoshotchicks.com/
Posted: 02/26/2013 - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a voluntary recall by King Arthur Flour of Norwich, Vt. of a limited number of bags of flour due to the possible presence of small (7- to 9-mm) blue polyurethane balls that are used in the sifting process. The balls have a smooth surface with no sharp edges and are made from food grade material. Due to their bright blue color and size (about half the diameter of a dime), they are easily seen in the flour. Only 5-pound bags of King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour and King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour that have Best Used By Dates and Lot Codes noted below are involved. This information is printed on the side of the bag beneath the nutrition panel. If the Best Used By Date and Lot Code number are printed on the top of the bag, then the product is not affected. The following two King Arthur Flour products are included in the voluntary recall: King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, 5-pound bag, UPC 0-71012-01050-9. For more information, call the King Arthur Flour Consumer Hotline at 866-797-9178, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or visit www.kingarthurflour.com/voluntaryrecall.
Posted: 02/22/2013 - DENVER – CINEMA, the Denver Film Society and History Colorado have partnered to host a student film competition for students in grade six through graduate school designed to foster appreciation and interest in creating films in Colorado’s historic places. To be considered, students must submit a written proposal for a two-to-five-minute documentary or narrative film that includes how Colorado’s historic places will be featured in their film project. Proposals are being accepted now through Feb. 28, 2013. For information on submission guidelines and competition rules, go to http://www.cfva.com/cfva.cinema/competition.
Posted: 02/22/2013 - The FDA's website says "Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling ALL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AT ITS DENVER, COLORADO FACILITY FROM APRIL 20, 2012 THRU SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products."
Posted: 02/21/2013 - COLORADO SPRINGS –The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is rescheduling its Interstate 25 Expansion open house scheduled for tonight due to the snowstorm. CDOT is rescheduling the informational meeting until next Thursday, February 28. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Classical Academy Central Campus, 1655 Springcrest Road, in north Colorado Springs. “We felt that in order to allow as many people as possible to attend, it was in the best interest to postpone it until we have better weather conditions,” said CDOT Project Manager Dan Hunt.
Posted: 02/16/2013 - If you were driving on Highway 24 near Divide Saturday, you may have seen a firefighter dressed in full gear, walking along the street. Nathan Quist started out from his house and Divide Saturday morning and walked 25 miles to raise money for the Victor Volunteer Fire Department. It took him nearly seven hours to get it done. He suited up so raise awareness and even drum up some support for new gear that should be replaced within 10 years. "With me doing this, it helps open up everybody's eyes and everybody now can see that they can help out and that we do struggle in this. We all do into these houses for free, and whatever support we can get is wonderful," Quist said. Quist told us it was a great accomplishment and that he did it for all his brothers and sisters of volunteer fire departments everywhere. If donations go well, he may consider doing it again next year. “The circumstances that I faced walking here, sweating, the blisters on the feet, it's nothing we don't face every day when we have to fight a fire. So if I could do this all again next year, I will,” Quist said. If you’d like to help Quist in his quest, go to the website below and listed here, to make a donation. http://www.gofundme.com/20ldt8 Donations will be for the Victor Volunteer Fire Department. Quist said his guys need better gear especially with the bad fire seasons we have had. They have also had more structure fires this winter compared to years past.
Posted: 02/15/2013 - The goal is to keep our roads safer. That's why now anyone in active military in the Colorado Springs community can get a free safe ride home, every weekend. It doesn't matter where you are in the Springs, Fountain, Widefield or Security, you can get a free ride home, Thursday through Saturday from 10pm to 3 am. It's a service that Designated Drivers of Colorado Springs used to offer, until they shut down in 2009. Now thanks to the sponsorship of McDivitt Law Firm, they are bringing it back. They hope the service will keep all drivers safe, and honor military members. To get a free ride just call 719-650-3450 and tell them you are an active military member and that the ride is on McDivitt.