Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Colorado Springs Fire Department is proud to offer its FireFactor program to 6th and 7th grade middle school students. The department?s goal is to educate children who statistically are more likely to engage in the unsupervised, experimental, mischievous or illegal use of fire. Nationally, 85% of all children killed in fires die as a result of a fire they have started.
Posted: 03/15/2013 - WHAT: Residents in the western areas of Colorado Springs will have some tools to help prepare for potential flooding from the Waldo Canyon Fire, thanks to a grant from the Colorado Fire Relief Fund that offers FREE sandbags. WHERE: These free sandbags will be available for residents at Colorado Springs Together and the following Colorado Springs Fire Stations: •Colorado Springs Together – 6840 Centennial Blvd. Suite A •Fire Station 5 – 2830 W. Colorado Ave. • Fire Station 9 – 622 Garden of the Gods Rd. •Fire Station 12 – 445 Rockrimmon Blvd. •Fire Station 18 – 6830 Hadler View
Posted: 03/15/2013 - If you like hanging out at the ballpark--how about going to work there? Sky Sox is hiring for summer jobs. They will be holding a job fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Security Service Field. Available positions include ushers, ticket takers, customer service and concessions.
Posted: 03/14/2013 - Colorado Springs Utilities is proposing strict watering restrictions. If approved, customers will only be able to water our lawns, just two days a week. This isn’t in effect yet, but we could see the restrictions in a few weeks. Before we have to start restricting our water use, the CSU Water Board and City Council have to approve it. If they do, the new rules will start April 1st. CSU will recommend the proposal at their March 20 meeting. Then it will go to the City Council March 26. Springs Utilities also has a calculator on its website to help us track how much water we use: https://www.csu.org/wa/rate/water_ratecalc.jsp
Posted: 03/14/2013 - El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and County Commissioner Peggy Littleton are holding a town hall meeting. They will answer questions about pending state gun laws and what they mean for people in El Paso County. The meeting is from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday night. It will be in the Commissioners Hearing Room at Centennial Hall at 200 South Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs. Free parking is available in the El Paso County parking garage on Sawatch Avenue.
Posted: 03/10/2013 - After starting life in a hoarder's home, this cat is ready for a fresh start! Apollo is a 4-year-old tabby looking for a forever home. This cuddly, energetic cat would be a perfect addition to any family. He loves to play, he loves to snuggle. He's in need of a family...could it be yours? Interested? Call Dream Power at 390-7838. We will provide a video when one becomes available.
Posted: 03/08/2013 - The National Weather Service in Pueblo urges people who have mobile devices capable of receiving Weather Emergency Alert (WEA) messages to keep that feature ENABLED. If you didn't get the message this morning, it could be that your alerts are disabled - or it could be your carrier. Wireless carriers that support the service include AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, and U.S. Cellular. Check with individual carriers for coverage, as some do not offer nationwide service. Important emergency weather messages will be automatically delivered to your mobile device, including Tornado Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings. With the high Flash Flood risk from the Waldo Canyon burn scar, receiving Flash Flood Warnings in a timely manner will be vital to the citizens of, and visitors to the Colorado Springs area this spring and summer. If you still want to disable these alerts, and you have an iPhone, go to settings, then notifications and scroll down to Government Alerts. From there you can turn off emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, launch your messenger app and then go to settings. You can scroll down to CMAS alerts and disable them there. On any phone you can also disable your GPS location services - which will also stop the alerts since they are location-based.
Posted: 03/08/2013 - Click here for more information about getting a free HIV test and treatment options for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
Posted: 03/08/2013 - We learned Thursday that the case will now go to the investigation phase by the Division of Civil Rights in Colorado.
Updated: 03/08/2013 - Like thousands around the area, you may have been woken up early this morning by a National Weather Service Alert on your cell phone.
Posted: 03/07/2013 - The family of a Kenneth Sipes is asking for help after a vicious attack. Sipes was attacked by his by his neighbor Tuesday morning. The man reportedly knocked on his door and attacked him with a Samurai Sword. Sipes put up his hands in self-defense. Now his hands are seriously injured. A special surgeon was able to help the wounds after surgery, but he may never be able to use his hands again. Right now Sipes, father of two young children, cannot go to work at his construction job because of the injuries and is facing around $15,000 in medical bills. He does not have insurance. If you are willing to help the family out you can contact Sipes at: 720-329-1932 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 03/07/2013 - Becky Kelly says she needs a donor. She has a rare kidney disorder and is hoping someone can help her. She is type O. If you can help her, contact Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. There, they will connect you with the donor organization. Their number is 713-441-8900. Becky says she will pay for all the donor's expenses.