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Top Tax Scams This Year

Posted: 04/11/2014 - According to the IRS, the top three tax scams this year are identity theft, telephone scams and phishing. For advice on how to keep your personal information safe, click on the link.

Bissinger's Recalls Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears

Posted: 04/10/2014 - Bissinger's has recalled Dark Chocolate Bunny Ears because they didn't declare milk as an allergen on the packaging.

Application for Extension to File Taxes

Posted: 04/10/2014 - The deadline to file taxes is Tuesday, April 15th. If you haven't started the process yet, the tax experts suggest filing for an extension. A tax professional can fill out the necessary paperwork, or you click on the link to fill it out online.

Pine Creek Theater

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Click on the link to get more information and tickets to the musical "How to Success in Business without Really Trying."

Toyota Recalling Millions Of Vehicles

Posted: 04/09/2014 - Toyota is recalling nearly 6.4 million vehicles for various problems. No injuries or crashes tied to those problems have been reported. The recall covers some 30 Toyota models produced from April 2004 through August 2013. Details are at the link below.

Apps For Filing Taxes at the Last Minute

Updated: 04/10/2014 - The deadline to file your federal and state income taxes for 2013 is just about a week away. It might be a bit late to get an appointment with a tax preparer, but it’s not too late to download a handy tax preparing app onto your smartphone or tablet.

Evenflo Recalling More Than A Million Child Safety Seats

Posted: 04/08/2014 - The Evenflo recall affects children's convertible and booster seat models, made between 2011 and now. They're being recalled because the buckles can become difficult to unbuckle. Details are at the link below.

Online Parent Course on Teen Driving Safety

Posted: 04/07/2014 - Teaching teens to drive can be a daunting process and one way to put parents at ease is to give them the educational tools they need to understand the process of getting a license and the specific restrictions for teen drivers. The Colorado Springs Police Department and DRIVE SMART COLORADO encourage parents and guardians of teens to go the link below and learn more about Colorado’s graduated driving licensing law and access the free online parent course.

Tyson Recalling Some Chicken Nuggets

Posted: 04/04/2014 - Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with small pieces of plastic. Details are at the link below.

Colorado Company Recalls Fettuccini Alfredo With Chicken

Posted: 04/03/2014 - American Outdoor Products of Boulder is recalling approximately 633 pounds of dehydrated Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Details are at the link below.

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Chicken Products Recalled Due to Undeclared Allergens

Posted: 04/02/2014 - Company name: AdvancePierre Foods of Enid, Okla. - Product name: “Our Down Home Style Chicken Breast Fritters for Chicken Frying” with Lot Code 5440730403 or 5440800403, produced March 14 and 21, 2014. Recalled products bear UPC Code 36541 and establishment number “P-2260Y” inside USDA mark of inspection. - Reason for recall: Undeclared allergens: milk and soy. - Distribution: Food service establishments in Colorado and these additional states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Virginia

Chrysler Recalls 871,000 SUVs

Posted: 04/02/2014 - Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. Drivers will be contacted by mail. Click the link below for more information.

Does Diet Soda Spell Heart Trouble For Women?

Posted: 04/02/2014 - A new study shows that diet soda consumption in women can have serious repercussions on heart health. The study, the largest of its kind, compares women who rarely drink diet soda to those who drink two or more 12-ounce sodas a day. Researchers found women who have two or more diet sodas a day are 30 percent more likely to have some sort of heart disease and 50 percent more likely to die from a related heart disease than women who rarely or never drink diet drinks.

Ebook Retailers Give Credits to Customers

Posted: 04/01/2014 - Thanks to a settlement with several big publishing companies, some customers in Colorado are getting money back from online book retailers. If you have any concerns, or want to see if you qualify for a credit, click on the link.

Some Colorado Counties Considered High Risk For Radon Exposure

Updated: 04/01/2014 - Several counties in Colorado are now considered high risk for radon exposure. The state Health Department says this doesn't mean every home in these counties has dangerous levels of radon, but they're recommending people have their homes tested. Click on the link below for more information.

Calculate Penalty For Affordable Care Act

Posted: 03/31/2014 - The deadline in Colorado to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act is midnight. If you don't sign up, you face a penalty of either $95 per adult, or 1% of your entire household income, whichever is greater. To determine what your penalty would be, click on the link.

IRS Warms Of New Phishing Scam

Posted: 03/28/2014 - The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number.‬ Recipients are directed to click on links that supposedly provide information about the "advocate" assigned to their case or that let them "review reported income." The links lead to web pages that solicit personal information.‬ The IRS says Taxpayers who get these messages should not respond to the email or click on the links. Instead, they should forward the scam emails to the IRS. A link is below.

Pueblo Police Testing New Crime-Fighting Tool

Posted: 03/28/2014 - The web-based system allows people to submit real-time tips for suspects, stolen property and missing persons- and learn about crimes in their neighborhoods. To go the site, click on the link below. .

Colorado Fire Prevention Report Released

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Friday the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control released its report on wildfire resources and needs, and outlines improvements that could help address future threats. To read the report, click on the link below.

Updating Emergency Notification Info

Posted: 03/27/2014 - The El Paso-Teller County 911 Authority provides an Emergency Notification System (commonly referred to as reverse 911) to notify you of emergency situations that are a threat to life or property, or situations that are deemed dangerous by public safety officials. You are receiving this message because you registered this email address as part of your contact information to receive Emergency Notifications for your area. We have changed the vendor that we use to make Emergency Notifications. All of the contact information (address and phone numbers) that were in the old system were transferred to the new system. However, each vendor has their own proprietary login screen. You will need to create a new account at https://member.everbridge.net/index/1772417038942752 to allow you the ability to log in and keep your information up to date. The new system allows you to register up to 5 different locations (work, home, school, etc). You can now register up to 8 points of contact per person (landline, cell phone, sms text, email, etc.), and select the order in which you would like the devices notified. When creating a new account, please register as an individual and not as a household. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions: Email: ensadmin@elpasoteller911.org Phone: 719-785-1971 (this is a voicemail account) please leave your questions and a member of the staff will return your calls Monday - Friday during business hours. Please re-register by April 15, 2014. If you have already created an account at: https://member.everbridge.net/index/1772417038942752 you can disregard this message.

Nissan Recall

Posted: 03/27/2014 - Nissan is recalling more than a million vehicles in North America because of an airbag flaw. A software glitch could prevent the passenger airbag from deploying. The recall affects Nissan models from the past two years, including the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra. Some luxury Infiniti models are also impacted. Nissan says it's not aware of any deaths caused by the problem, but it can't give details about injuries. Nissan plans to contact owners starting in mid-April.

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