Updated: 10/18/2012 - Some voters are receiving two election ballots in the mail and are not sure what to do. Election officials say it’s something that happens each election to less than one percent of voters. But they want to reassure voters they are prepared for it and that no one will get to cast two votes. The ballot has to go through four steps before the vote is counted. Election officials say it won’t make it past the first step. That’s because each ballot has a bar-code, and that bar-code is registered to a specific voter. They say the computer that scans the ballots is designed to make sure only one ballot is counted for each voter. If you receive two ballots, call election officials. There is a number on the ballot that you can read them, and they can tell you which ballot to fill out, and which to shred. You can reach them at 575-VOTE (8683) You can also check to see if the election office received your mail-in ballot by visiting: www.GoVoteColorado.com It's not too late to apply for Mail-In Ballots. The deadline is Oct. 30th. If you want to watch how the mail ballot process works just visit the you-tube link below. For information about any other election questions visit: http://car.elpasoco.com/Election/Pages/2012Elections.aspx
Updated: 10/17/2012 - Seniors are still picking up the phone and fall victim to what’s called the “Grandparent Scam.” The caller convinces the older adult their grand kid is in trouble and asks them to wire emergency cash. Here are some ways to protect yourself: -Seniors should ignore the warning not to tell anyone and call and check on their grand kids anyway -Ask the called detailed questions that only family knows -Get the names and numbers of the people demanding money; if they refuse to give it to you, you know it’s a scam -Once you realized you’ve been scammed, contact the wire service immediately and ask them to sop payment on your check. The most helpful thing any of us can do is spread the word to our parents, neighbors, and friends. If you get a call like this, you are asked to report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357 or www.ftc.gov.
Posted: 10/16/2012 - October 16, 2012 Dear Mitchell Parents/Guardians, Mitchell staff just learned that a routine pest inspection in one of our employee locker rooms resulted in the finding of two dead bed bugs. Please be assured that we have identified the source, taken steps to exterminate this area completely, and health inspectors will be sure the problem is cleared before we allow any access to this area. No students are allowed in this area, and limited staff is allowed access to this area so we do believe this is an isolated incident. Your student’s safety and well-being are of our utmost concern, and if you have any questions, please contact the school office at (719) 328-6600. Sincerely, Rusty Moomey, Principal
Posted: 10/16/2012 - Ford is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles, manufactured from November 3, 2009 through September 21, 2012. The vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection." The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty. Follow the link provided for more information about this recall.
Posted: 10/15/2012 - It is not too late to apply for a Mail-In Ballot if a voter still wishes to request one. The deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot is Tuesday, October 30. Voters can sign up for a Mail-In Ballot by one of the three options below. Update Voter Registration or Request a Mail-In Ballot: - Online at GoVoteColorado.com - In person at any of the four Clerk & Recorder’s Office locations. All offices are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The North Branch Office also is open Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Main Office – Citizens Service Center – 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202 - North Branch (Research Pkwy. and Union Blvd.) – 8830 N. Union Blvd. - Downtown– Centennial Hall – 200 S. Cascade Ave., lower level (Cascade Ave. and Vermijo) - Southeast Branch (Powers and Airport)– 5650 Industrial Place - Download a Colorado Voter Registration Form, or a Mail-In Ballot Application, from the website GoVoteColorado.com and submit it to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office by mail, fax, or scan and return it by email. Fax: (719) 520-7327 Email: email@example.com Mail: Election Department PO Box 2007 Colorado Springs, CO 80901 Voters should see their ballot in their mailbox in the next few days. If a voter does not receive a ballot and believes they should be on the Mail-In Ballot list, they may verify their voter record at GoVoteColorado.com, or contact the Clerk’s Election Department at 719-575-VOTE (8683).
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Posted: 10/14/2012 - Sunland Inc. has announced a voluntary extension of an ongoing recall to include raw, and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts due to the risk of salmonella. The recall began September 24, and includes peanut butter and other nut butter products. For more information, click on the link below:
Posted: 10/13/2012 - Kids and their parents can learn some easy effective techniques that can help protect children when a stranger approaches or a predator attempts an abduction. CFMAF (Calvary Family Martial Arts and Fitness) is offering free classes for parents and their kids the next three Saturdays: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Nov 10th. The classes are at noon at CFMAF ( 2361 N. Academy Blvd, Maizeland and Academy) to Attendees can learn about Anti-Abduction, awareness and protection skills. The classes are free. For more information call: 719-237-0043.
Posted: 10/12/2012 - Communities are coming together to support Jessica Ridgeway's family. There will be a Celebration of her life Saturday at 2 p.m. in Westminster at America Furniture Warehouse near 94th and Wadsworth. In Colorado Springs there will be a balloon release at noon at America the Beautiful Park.
Posted: 10/12/2012 - Kelloggs is recalling cereal products because of teh risk of metal flakes showing up in the food. Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size products with the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date are part of the recall. The products vary in size from single-serve bowls to large 70-ounce cartons. Use by dates range from April 1, 2013 to Sept. 21, 2013. A full list can be found at the FDA website.
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Posted: 10/09/2012 - Police have released more photos and a short home video of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway, who disappeared Friday while walking to school in the Denver suburb of Westminster. Police hope the video will help the public learn her mannerisms and the sound of her voice. Her backpack was found on a sidewalk six miles from her home two days after she vanished. Click on the link below to see more pics and watch the video.