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: email@example.com More Info: 719-306-4698 (Dave Dombach,coordinator)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Posted: 07/13/2012 - The Flying W Ranch as well as several homes in the Mountain Shadows area has burned in the Waldo Canyon wildfire. The website asks that in this sad time that you remember the Flying W and the Wolfe family who has owned and operated the Flying W Ranch since 1953. To help them rebuild, you can donate money at any U.S. Bank. Direcrt the funds to the Flying W Ranch Fundraiser.