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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.

Fire Mitigation at Red Rocks

Posted: 07/27/2012 - The Friends of Red Rock Canyon is sponsoring a Red Rock Canyon Fire Mitigation Day. When: Saturday, July 28th from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Where: Red Rock Canyon Open Space. What to Bring: Gloves,, water, snacks, sunscreen. Long pants are preferred; no sandals are open toe shoes. Lunch will be provided. Register At: coloradodombach@gmail.com More Info: 719-306-4698 (Dave Dombach,coordinator)

Here's The Deal! Money Saving Ideas 7/26/2012

Posted: 07/26/2012 - Free food, free fun, and even a free concert by a country music star are waiting for you in this week's "Here's the Deal."

PET OF THE WEEK: Cream Puff

Posted: 07/26/2012 - Cat lovers, we have a little "puff ball" just dying for a forever home. Can it be yours? Meet Cream Puff. This blue-eyed beauty is 2 years old and looking for an owner to call her own. She gets along swimmingly with cats and older dogs, loves to play with toy mice, and most of all loves to spend her days lounging in her owner's lap. Want more details? Call Dream Power at 390-7838. We will have a video available shortly.

Donations To Assist Family Of Fallen Officer Matt Tyner

Posted: 07/25/2012 - People can drop of donations at the Colorado Springs Police Protective Association or Send them to: CSPPA Fallen Officer Fund 559 E. Pikes Peak Suite 102 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Follow Marjorie's Recovery

Posted: 07/25/2012 - Marjorie Noleen is now recovering from a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy as part of a plan to help her lower her chances of getting cancer. She tested BRCA positive, which puts her at an increased risk. Click here for links to her blog, facebook and twitter to follow her recovery.

Fallen Colorado Springs Officers

Posted: 07/24/2012 - Colorado Springs has now lost 13 police officers since 1896. This link has information on them from the police department.

Caleb Medley

Posted: 07/24/2012 - A former Southern Colorado resident is in critical condition after the mass shooting at an Aurora movie theater. Meanwhile his wife, who escaped uninjured, has delivered their baby. A website and benefit account were set up for Caleb. The account is at the Canon National Band under the name “Caleb Medley Benefit Account.” Donations can be made at all Canon National Bank locations or online through the website.

Prayer Vigil For Shooting Victim

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Caleb Medley was shot at the Aurora theater. He is from Southern Colorado. Tuesday night at 8 p.m., there is a prayer vigil for him in Florence. It's at Pioneer Park. His wife is in labor as of Monday night with their first child.

Company Recalling 30,000 Pounds Of Beef

Posted: 07/23/2012 - Cargill Beef is recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of ground beef for possible salmonella contamination. The ground beef has a "use or sell by" date between May 29-June16. Refunds will be offered for ground beef with those dates. For more information, click this link.

Waldo Canyon Fire Artwork Benefits Fire Survivors

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Local artist and Mountain Shadows resident Steve Weed is creating paintings using the embers from the Waldo Canyon fire. He plans to auction them and donate the sales to the Waldo Canyon Victim Assistance Fund. You can contact him through his website for more information.

Fight The Bite Colorado

Posted: 07/19/2012 - Tips and information about preventing West Nile Virus

Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat And Poultry Products Recalled

Posted: 07/19/2012 - Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Waldo Canyon Fire Wristband

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Click on this link to order a WaldoFire.com wristband. One-hundred percent of the profits go to a single mom with two kids who lost everything in the fire.

Waldo Canyon Fire Flood Insurance Information

Posted: 07/19/2012 - Information about mudslides and flood insurance for those affected by the Waldo Canyon fire can be found by clicking here.

Get a Gun Safety Kit

Posted: 07/18/2012 - Reduced federal funding for Project ChildSafe has limited the availability of safety kits to all Project ChildSafe partners. Individuals: If you would like a free Project ChildSafe safety kit, click on your state for a list of partners from this year and last year to contact. Safety kits are available while supplies last.

Residents Receive Hanging Baskets In Mountain Shadows

Posted: 07/17/2012 - One nursery is making sure each resident in Mountain Shadows has flowers to plant. If you want to learn more about the Cultivating Hope Project, click on the link below.

Flying W Ranch Foundation

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Flying W Ranch has set up a foundation to accept donations and volunteers to preserve the ranch in some way for future generations.

Ford recalls Escape crossover vehicles

Posted: 07/16/2012 - Ford Motor Co. is recalling 8,266 redesigned 2013 Escape SUVs in the U.S. to fix carpet padding that could get in the way of braking. The recall is expected to begin July 23. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332.

El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center

Posted: 07/15/2012 - Starting Monday, July 16 the El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center will transition from store-front offices with all partner agencies located at 105 North Spruce to primarily telephone, internet and field operations to provide resources and information to El Paso County citizens impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire. However, citizens who prefer to do so may still access DRC referral resources face to face at the Citizens Service Center office at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The temporary full service DRC location at 105 North Spruce Street has served more than 2,000 residents in the last two weeks. "We're transitioning from the old DHS building to the Citizens Service Center," said Deputy County Administrator Monnie Gore, who is Director of Operations for the Disaster Recovery Center. "We've seen a reduction in traffic volume at the DRC. That was always expected. The initial plan was to give residents a one-stop shop to provide them with easy access to all the service agencies they need during the fire. We always knew the number of people needing that assistance would diminish and fully staffing the DRC would no longer be needed. We've reached that point." "We're still here to help," said. "The phone bank will be up and running on Monday. We'll have all the service providers' information and be able to direct residents to their local offices for assistance." The DRC call center will remain open and people are encouraged to call (719) 444-8300 with questions. County volunteers and staff are manning the phones to provide information on the programs and services offered by more than 30 nonprofits, government agencies, and private businesses who have partnered with the county in the operation of the Disaster Recovery Center. New hours for the DRC are 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Locating the DRC information and referral resources in the Citizens Service Center means residents impacted by the fire will have convenient one stop access to property records and documents on file at the Offices of the County Assessor, Clerk and Recorder and County Treasurer as well as environmental health services related to debris clean under the supervision of El Paso County Public Health and job and unemployment compensations related services provided the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. Recovery Center's website at The Disaster Recovery Center was established to bring together the resources of multiple non-profit and governmental agencies offering assistance to all El Paso County residents impacted by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The county has been working with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and the Division of Emergency Management to provide a central location where residents can access their insurance companies and get information from government agencies, non-profit groups and private sector participants. Citizens with specific questions relating to City of Colorado Springs neighborhood and volunteer efforts to clean up and rebuild in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood will be referred to the website (link below) or may call (719) 385-2000. In addition the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department will soon be establishing a field operations office in the clean up and recovery area to facilitate rapid response on inspections and permits.

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