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Memorial Service For Devin Scott

Updated: 08/09/2012 - A candle light vigil and a memorial service is being planned for 17-year-old Devin Scott. His mother tells 11 News he killed himself after he was bullied at school. His candle light vigil is Friday night at Jared Jensen Park at 7 p.m. That's at 6724 Windom Peak Blvd. The memorial service is Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Life Church near Interquest and I-25.

Educating Children About Strangers

Posted: 08/09/2012 - Kidpower is a nonprofit that educates chidren about strangers. For more information, click on the link below.

ColoradoStrong

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Free Community CPR Event

Posted: 08/08/2012 - Memorial Health Systems is holding a free community CPR event Saturday, Aug. 25. You need to register to attend. You can register by following the link.

SBA Disaster Loans

Updated: 08/07/2012 - Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado residents and business owners affected by wildfires, subsequent flooding and mudslides in El Paso and Larimer Counties that began June 9, 2012 announced U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial on August 6 of the state’s request for a major disaster declaration. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the primary Colorado counties of El Paso and Larimer and the neighboring Colorado counties of Boulder, Crowley, Douglas, Elbert, Fremont, Grand, Jackson, Lincoln, Pueblo, Teller and Weld; and the neighboring Wyoming counties of Albany and Laramie. "Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster,” said SBA’s Colorado District Director Greg Lopez. Beginning at 9 am on Wednesday, August 8, SBA representatives will be on hand at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to issue loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application,” Lopez continued. The center will be open on the days and times indicated until further notice. No appointment is necessary. EL PASO COUNTY SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center 6840 Centennial Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO 80919 Opens 9 am, Wednesday, August 8 Mondays through Fridays Hours: 9 am to 6 pm Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses of any size and private, nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to homeowners and businesses to help with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Interest rates can be as low as 1.938 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for private, nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for businesses, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, e-mailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov or visiting SBA’s Web site at the link below. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is October 9, 2012. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 7, 2013.

Flying W Ranch

Posted: 08/06/2012 -

Donate To Victims Of Sikh Temple Shooting

Posted: 08/06/2012 - To donate to the victims of the Oak Creek Sikh Temple Shooting visit: http://WeAreSikhs.com Or call Tri City National Bank in Oak Creek at 414-761-1610

Video Of Mars Rover Landing

Posted: 08/06/2012 - NASA has new low-resolution video of the Mars Rover landing.

Waldo Canyon Fire Victim Recovery Study

Posted: 08/06/2012 - A University of Colorado Colorado Springs professor wants to help survivors of the Waldo Canyon fire recover and use lessons learned to help future disaster victims. Lori James, associate professor, Department of Psychology, seeks up to 200 people to participate in a research study about difficulties they are experiencing in the wake of Colorado’s worst wildfire, June 23 to July 5. Those difficulties can include anxiety or depression that occurred as a result of loss of property or income, the stress of evacuations, or fears caused by news coverage of the fire. She is particularly interested in people who feel they are experiencing significant distress at this time. For more information, contact study personnel at 255-3709, or bjohns17@uccs.edu. To participate immediately, please go directly to the survey website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/waldorecovery

Colorado Springs Together

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Funds donated to Colorado Springs Together will be used to restore lives, homes and neighborhoods impacted by the fire. Applicants for assistance and visit their website for more information.

Here's The Deal! Money Saving Ideas 8/2/2012

Posted: 08/02/2012 - We've gathered free and cheap offers to help you save money as you prepare to send your children back to school in this week's "Here's The Deal!"

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Top 10 Warrants

Posted: 08/01/2012 - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office now has a Top 10 Warrants list on its website. Click on the link to see this month's top 10 fugitives.

Theatreworks Presents Shakespeare At Rock Ledge Ranch

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Enjoy presentations of "Love's Labor's Lost" under the tent at Rock Ledge Ranch from August 2nd through August 26th. Follow the link provided for more information.

Detour Around Highway 67 In Florence

Updated: 07/31/2012 - Areas north of the closure point - U.S. 50 Areas south of the closure point - From Pueblo: State Highway 96; From points west: State Highway 69 to Westcliffe and State Highway 96 east to Wetmore.

Monday Meals: Bonefish Grill

Posted: 07/30/2012 - Bonefish Grill is a seafood restaurant in Colorado Springs, located at 5102 North Nevada Avenue. Follow the link below for more information, including hours of operation and daily specials.

Have A Complaint About Your Insurance Company

Posted: 07/29/2012 - Have a complaint about your insurance company? Click on the link below to sound off to the Colorado Division of Insurance.

American Red Cross: Blood Donations Needed

Posted: 07/28/2012 - Donations are down more than 10 percent across the country resulting in 50,000 fewer pints of blood than expected. Your donation is needed now. The organization says blood donations are at the lowest level in 15-years.

Post Fire Flood Risk Map

Posted: 07/27/2012 - FEMA provides this map of flooding risk following the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Tire Recall Information

Posted: 07/27/2012 - Michelin voluntarily recalled around 841,000 BFGoodrich and Uniroyal tires Thursday because the tread can separate, causing rapid air loss.

Waldo Canyon Fire: Post Fire Flood Risk Assessment Map

Posted: 07/27/2012 - The post-fire BAER team has indicated that potential water and sediment flow from the burn area may have increased by 350%. The link provided leads to a site which includes additional information regarding post fire hazards.

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