- When most people think of Thanksgiving they think of the three F's - football, family and food. This year, add a fourth "F" to the equation - FITNESS with the Y! This Thanksgiving Day invite your friends and family to help those less fortunate and join us for the YMCA of Pueblo's 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids Fun Run.
This event is being held to promote families getting healthy together with all the proceeds benefiting the Y's annual Strong Kids Campaign. The goal of the Trot is to get friends, families and co-workers moving on a day typically known for inactivity. The Y supports strong kids, strong families and strong communities and we want all to be represented at the Trot. The Turkey Trot also serves a much greater purpose in that it supports children and families in our community by allowing them the opportunity to participate in Y programs and services that they otherwise would not be able to afford.
On Thursday November, 22nd the Trot starts and ends at the Y, 3200 E. Spaulding Avenue. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. and is a timed event with awards given to the top 2 finishers in each age division. The 1K Kids Fun Run begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to children 12 years old and younger. Register online at www.puebloymca.org
Posted: 11/17/2012 - KidsAndCars.org (KAC) is a nonprofit child safety organization dedicated to preventing injuries and death to children in or around motor vehicles. KAC has been pioneering a prevention movement since 1996 by promoting the highest level of awareness among parents, caregivers, legislators and the public at-large about the dangers inherent to children when in or around motor vehicles. KAC works to prevent these sudden and tragic events through data collection, education and public awareness, policy change, product redesign and survivor advocacy.
- Meet Timon and Pumba, two cuddly, inquisitive rats searching for their forever home. Can it be yours?
Both males, these rats are still very young, only 13 weeks old, and still very trainable. They have already been taught how to use a harness, and can be taught to play during the day and sleep at night. They are easy to tote around and especially love riding in hoodies. They are a great pet for people seeking something a little different than a cat or dog, but still affectionate and low maintenance.
Interested? Call Dream Power at 390-7838 or watch this video:
PET OF THE WEEK: Timon and Pumba
Posted: 11/12/2012 - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - University of Colorado Colorado Springs faculty, staff and students will commemorate Veteran's Day Nov. 12 by participating in the National Roll Call project that recognizes members of the U.S. armed services killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Beginning at 7 a.m. Nov. 12 in Berger Hall, the names of about 5,000 service members who died as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom since will be read aloud. Volunteers will read names for five to 15 minutes until all names are read. "UCCS will join with campuses across the nation to send the message to the troops currently serving that we have not forgotten their sacrifices or those who have fallen," Phillip Morris, director, Office of Military and Student Affairs, said. At noon, all participating campuses will observe a simultaneous nationwide minute of silence. The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs will also host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in Berger Hall to share the services offered to active duty military members, veterans, and families.
Posted: 11/12/2012 - Texas Roadhouse Restaurants What: All veterans - including all active, retired or former U.S. military - can choose one of 10 entrees, including a 6-ounce sirloin and two made-from-scratch sides plus a choice of any Coca-Cola product, sweet tea/ice tea or coffee during lunch. Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers. When: Monday, November 12, 2012 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Where: Texas Roadhouse 16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy, 3120 N Powers Blvd, 595 S. 8th Street, 4707 Dillon Drive
Posted: 11/10/2012 - Work has already begun restoring our mountains after the Waldo Canyon Fire. But it will take a lot of time and hands-on work to get the job done. There are a number of volunteer opportunities available. Here is a list of local organizations who are teaming up to help restore our land. Check their websites for volunteer events or ways you can help out. Rocky Mountain Field Institute: www.rmfi.org Coalition for the Upper South Platte: www.uppersouthplatte.org Mile High Youth Corps: www.milehighyouthcorps.org Flying W Ranch: www.flyingw.com
Updated: 11/09/2012 - Local experts want families to know there is help here for families who are stressed during the holidays. The KPC Respite Center offers free relief care for families in El Paso County. While the holidays bring fun, it also brings added stress and sometimes it’s too much for parents. You can find help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the KPC Respite Center at 719-634-5439. If you need a break and someone to watch for kids so you can get some rest, you can call to register your child beforehand so you can take a few hours for yourself. The Not One More Child Coalition reminds all of us: 1) Parenting is hard; it’s ok and normal to feel frustrated. 2) If you feel yourself becoming frustrated; set your baby down in a safe place and take a break. No baby ever died from crying. 3) Call a responsible friend or relative to come over and babysit to give you a break. 4) Call 1-800-4-A-CHILD for help 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Posted: 11/09/2012 - In honor of our service men and women, on-street metered parking downtown and off-street parking in the City-owned parking garages will be FREE on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Veterans Day Parade. City-owned parking garages include: Bijou and Cascade Parking Garage 215 North Cascade Avenue City Administration Building Parking Garage 130 South Nevada Street Kiowa Street Parking Garage 127 East Kiowa Street