Posted: 06/22/2012 - Any girls out there interested in a firefighting or emergency services career? The Colorado Springs Fire Department would like to invite girls ages 15-19 to Summer Heat 2012. It's a summer camp with the mission of introducing "young women to the fire service and encourage their pursuit of a career in emergency services, while broadening their problem solving abilities and developing leadership skills. Girls attending the camp will learn about safety, physical exercise and nutrition, and follow a curriculum from the International Fire Service Training Association. Among other things, girls will leave the camp CPR certified. Applications are due July 3. Camp is July 21 and July 23-27. Click here for more info.
- Looking for a dog? Meet Mia! This adorable 2-year-old spayed female is looking for a forever home. Could it be yours?
Mia gets along great with kids and other dogs, is very good on a leash, and loves to be outside--so if you're looking for the perfect playmate for your kids, Mia just might be it!
Watch this video to get more information, or call Dreampower at 390-7838.
PET OF THE WEEK: Mia
Posted: 06/16/2012 - Governor Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order on June 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. banning open burn and private use of fireworks in the State of Colorado. Information on fire restrictions and bans can change rapidly. The most current information can and should be obtained from your local county. Contacts for each county can be found on the Local Info Sources tab. This site is meant to provide the Colorado community with a connection to their local emergency agencies.
Updated: 06/10/2012 - Waste Management and Waste Connections of Colorado are offering reduced rates for disposal of storm-damaged debris from flooded basements and landscape damage from the June 6-7 storms. There is a flat $20 fee for loads up to five cubic yards. County residents with debris from tornado damage can also access the reduced rates. The reduced rates will be available from June 11-15 and require a voucher to be picked up and brought in with any loads.
Posted: 06/07/2012 - City Forestry crews are responding to and cleaning up trees and limbs from City Right of Way trees. Private tree limbs can be taken to Rocky Top Resources (1755 E. Las Vegas). Citizens should consider calling a Licensed Tree Service to handle tree work that is beyond their capabilities. For more information, visit this link