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.
Posted: 10/08/2012 - Animal law enforcement officers are asking for help in identifying any potential leads as to the owner of these dogs. They were thrown out of a window near the Pueblo Motorsports Park on Pueblo Blvd. It happened last Monday. If anyone in the area saw or heard anything related to this case, please call Pueblo Animal Services Dispatch at 719-544-3005. You can also visit Pueblo Animal Services by clicking on the link below.
Posted: 10/08/2012 - CSFD is proud to be partnering with Firehouse Subs and the El Paso Teller E911 during Fire Prevention Week to promote “Have Two Ways Out!” We will be holding three safety days during this week. We will have the new Fire and Life Safety Classroom from E-911 to teach children what to do when they hear a smoke alarm sounding and how to plan an escape route. We will also have plenty of fire prevention and preparedness information available along with our favorite mascot, Sparky. Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of fire escape planning and practice, as well as the power of prevention. Dates: Thursday, October 11 from 4 – 8pm Friday, October 12 from 4 – 8pm Saturday, October 13 from 3 – 8pm Location: Firehouse Subs, 7543 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO To learn more about Fire Prevention Week and “Have Two Ways Out!” visit NFPA’s Web site http://www.firepreventionweek.org/ or www.springsgov.com/fire.
Updated: 10/05/2012 - Tips for staying warm: -Wear a hat, hood, or scarf, as most heat is lost through the head. -Wear layers, as they provide better insulation and warmth. -Keep fingertips, earlobes, and noses covered if you go outside. -Keep clothing dry; if a layer becomes wet, remove it. Tips for Extreme Cold Prevention from the CDC: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/pdf/cold_guide.pdf Learn how to winterize your home: http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Its-Time-To-Winterize-Your-Home--172592321.html The Five P’s of Cold Weather Preparedness: http://www.disastersrus.org/emtools/cold/cold.htm Tips to protect your pets in cold weather: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/cold-weather-tips.aspx Tips to Prepare your vehicle for cold weather: (From Allstate Insurance Co.) -Be sure to get your engine checked out if you are experiencing hard starts, stalls or other problems. Windshield wiper blades that are not making full contact with the window, or that are cracked and dried out, should be replaced. Also, be sure to keep extra windshield washer fluid and an ice scraper in your car. Keep a cold weather safety kit in your car that includes gloves, boots, blankets, flares, water and a flashlight. Examine your tires for tread life and uneven wearing. Also, be sure tires are properly inflated. Tires lose a pound of pressure for every 10 degrees the temperature drops. Be sure the heater and defroster in your car are working properly to ensure passenger comfort and driver visibility. The cooling system should be flushed every two years with a 50-50 mixture of antifreeze and water. Have the level, condition and concentration of the antifreeze mixture checked periodically. Have your mechanic check your battery fluid levels, battery posts and cable connectors. Bad connections can keep your car from starting. Brakes should be checked as recommended, but if you are noticing pulsations, noises or longer stopping distances, get a mechanic to look at them right away. Make sure all lights and bulbs are in proper working order and replace any burned-out bulbs.
Posted: 10/05/2012 - With cases of the whooping cough on the rise in Colorado, local health leaders are urging people to get vaccinated. So far, 940 cases have been reported in Colorado this year. The Fire Department and health leaders are teaming up, holding clinics to get the vaccine out. The clinic will be at the Fire Department headquarters Saturday, running from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Flu shots will also be offered.
Posted: 10/03/2012 - Dale and Thomas Popcorn is voluntarily recalling bags of its flavored, ready-to-eat Indiana-brand products. The F-D-A says there is concern about a possible Listeria contamination. The recalled popcorn bags were distributed after August 8th and have "best by" dates of February 4, 2013 to March 12, 2013. Listeria is most dangerous to young children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women. It can cause a high fever, severe headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Posted: 10/02/2012 - Honda is recalling more than half a million of its popular Accord vehicles because of a potential fire risk. The recall involves the Accord V-6 from model years 2003-to-2007. Honda says the power steering hoses in these cars could leak and cause a fire in the engine. So far, no crashes or injuries have been reported. Honda dealers will fix the problem for free. But, replacement parts for the Accord won't be available until early next year.
Posted: 10/01/2012 - October 27th - NEVER a Victim Self Defense Class This class will be held at Fountain City Hall, Fountain, CO from 10-2pm. TESSA will receive 20% of proceeds. This is a fun-filled and empowering opportunity for women everywhere. Questions can be directed to Doris at 719/339-1959 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: 10/01/2012 - A new recall alert for you peanut butter lovers out there. Sunland Inc. has recalled multiple products after salmonella was linked to the Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter. According to the CDC, 30 illnesses in 19 states can be traced to the Trader Joe's product. The recall includes nut products from: Whole Foods Market, Target, Fresh and Easy, Giant Food, Harry and David, Stop and Shop Supermarket Company, among others. For more information, click this link.
- This is information for anyone who would like to apply to be a member of the new Memorial Health System's board.
Please complete the Application for Appointment to the New MHS - UCH Local Board, which can be found at www.SpringsGov.com