Posted: 08/14/2012 - Join Starlight Children's Foundation on Saturday, August 18, as we run through the hills of the Air Force Academy and reach for the stars to benefit seriously ill children. Funds raised by the race will be used to support the mission of Starlight-helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Participants can choose to run in a 5k or 1 Mile Run/Walk. All participants will receive an event t-shirt as part of their registation, as well as a goodie bag and refreshments after the race. Dogs (on leash) and strollers will be permitted on the course. Click the link provided for more details.
Posted: 08/14/2012 - Only 3 of 11 midsize luxury and near-luxury cars evaluated earn good or acceptable ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new small overlap frontal crash test, the latest addition to a suite of tests designed to help consumers pick the safest vehicles. The Acura TL and Volvo S60 earn good ratings, while the Infiniti G earns acceptable. The Acura TSX, BMW 3 series, Lincoln MKZ and Volkswagen CC earn marginal ratings. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Lexus IS 250/350, Audi A4 and Lexus ES 350 earn poor. All of these cars are 2012 models. In the test, 25 percent of a car's front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph. A 50th percentile male Hybrid III dummy is belted in the driver seat. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. Outside of some automakers' proving grounds, such a test isn't currently conducted anywhere else in the United States or Europe.
Posted: 08/13/2012 - If your kids haven't had their yearly eye exam, take advantage of Monday's free eye exams! America's Best Eyeglasses and Texas Roadhouse are teaming up to provide these exams, as well as giveaways for children in need of glasses. The event is happening Monday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Texas Roadhouse in Monument.
Posted: 08/10/2012 - Officers will be out at these locations offering tips for preventing burglaries and minimizing their impact: Monday, August 13th - 8am-3pm - Northside Wal-Mart Tuesday, August 14th - 8am-3pm - Southside Kmart Tuesday, August 14th - 10-am-2pm - Home Depot Wednesday, August 15th - 8am-3pm - Target Thursday, August 16th - 8am-3pm - Southside Wal-Mart
Posted: 08/10/2012 - When you go to a state or county fair, you're there to have fun with your family. But now we're hearing about a new strain of the swine flu that's on the rise--and the CDC is pointing fingers at events like these as the cause. Find out all the information you need to know by clicking here.
Posted: 08/10/2012 - Residents of Colorado Springs will be gathering Friday to remember those gunned down in their place of worship. The interfaith vigil will be in remembrance of those who lost their lives at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin a week ago. The vigil will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Iron Horse Trail.
Updated: 08/09/2012 - A candle light vigil and a memorial service is being planned for 17-year-old Devin Scott. His mother tells 11 News he killed himself after he was bullied at school. His candle light vigil is Friday night at Jared Jensen Park at 7 p.m. That's at 6724 Windom Peak Blvd. The memorial service is Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Life Church near Interquest and I-25.
Updated: 08/07/2012 - Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado residents and business owners affected by wildfires, subsequent flooding and mudslides in El Paso and Larimer Counties that began June 9, 2012 announced U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the denial on August 6 of the state’s request for a major disaster declaration. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the primary Colorado counties of El Paso and Larimer and the neighboring Colorado counties of Boulder, Crowley, Douglas, Elbert, Fremont, Grand, Jackson, Lincoln, Pueblo, Teller and Weld; and the neighboring Wyoming counties of Albany and Laramie. "Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster,” said SBA’s Colorado District Director Greg Lopez. Beginning at 9 am on Wednesday, August 8, SBA representatives will be on hand at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to issue loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application,” Lopez continued. The center will be open on the days and times indicated until further notice. No appointment is necessary. EL PASO COUNTY SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center 6840 Centennial Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO 80919 Opens 9 am, Wednesday, August 8 Mondays through Fridays Hours: 9 am to 6 pm Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses of any size and private, nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to homeowners and businesses to help with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Interest rates can be as low as 1.938 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for private, nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for businesses, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting SBA’s Web site at the link below. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is October 9, 2012. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 7, 2013.
Posted: 08/06/2012 - A University of Colorado Colorado Springs professor wants to help survivors of the Waldo Canyon fire recover and use lessons learned to help future disaster victims. Lori James, associate professor, Department of Psychology, seeks up to 200 people to participate in a research study about difficulties they are experiencing in the wake of Colorado’s worst wildfire, June 23 to July 5. Those difficulties can include anxiety or depression that occurred as a result of loss of property or income, the stress of evacuations, or fears caused by news coverage of the fire. She is particularly interested in people who feel they are experiencing significant distress at this time. For more information, contact study personnel at 255-3709, or email@example.com. To participate immediately, please go directly to the survey website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/waldorecovery