Posted: 05/21/2012 - "Take 25" Child Safety Fair is this Friday, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. It will take place at 105 E. Vermijio Avenue. This is a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Kidpower, CSPD, El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office. Mcgruff will be there to entertain the children. They can also participate in fingerprinting and have their pictures taken. Chick-Fil-A will serve food for free.
Updated: 05/20/2012 - Tonight, Coloradans will be treated to a spectacular show in the sky courtesy of Mother Nature. An annular (ring-shaped) eclipse will be visible within a narrow corridor of the Earth's northern hemisphere--and though Colorado will not be in the path of the "ring of fire," it will be within the range to see a significant portion of the eclipse. For optimal viewing, NASA suggests standing under a tree to watch "the sight of a thousand ring-shaped sunbeams swaying back and forth on a grassy lawn or sidewalk." Though beautiful, eclipses can be dangerous for your eyes if not viewed properly. Before you cast your eyes to the sky, click here for tips to ensure a safe viewing experience. The eclipse will be visible beginning just before 6:30 p.m. and will peak at 7:30 p.m.
Posted: 05/17/2012 - Springs Rescue Mission (SRM) has asked the greater Pikes Peak community to offer more donations of furniture, appliances, and especially nonperishable food and clothing to help meet the needs of the growing number of families in poverty in the region. Those interested in making a donation can call 632-1822 to schedule a pickup. Spring Rescue Mission requests, however, that if donations fit into your car and you can make the drive that you bring them to Springs Rescue Mission Supportive Family Services at 1 West Las Vegas Street in Colorado Springs. Collection hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 4 pm and Saturday from 9 - 11:30 am.
- Looking for something cute and cuddly outside the typical dogs and cats?
Look no further than Midnight, a dwarf rabbit! This lively, friendly--and housebroken!--1-year-old is looking for a forever home. Could it be yours?
Click on the video below or call 390-7838 for more details!
PET OF THE WEEK: Midnight
Posted: 05/15/2012 - Dorel Juvenile Group says some consumers purchased an infant child restraint that did not include a base with the lower anchors and tethers for children. DJG will contact all registered owners and provide them with information on how to obtain a free infant base with LATCH. The models affected are IC123 FSM Comfy Carry Infant Child Restraint and IC124 FSM OnBoard 35 Infant Child Restraint manufactured from May 1, 2011 through April 25, 2012.
Posted: 05/11/2012 - The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced the start of a variety of construction projects in the Pikes Peak region, including a large project affecting commuters between the Springs and Monument. Areas south of Colorado Springs will also see their share of road projects starting this summer. This link takes you to a list of CDOT upcoming projects.
- This beautiful collie-Saint Bernard mix had to be given away because her previous owner became sick. She's now looking for a new forever home. Could the home she's searching for be yours?
Abby is 3 years old, and loves gets along swimmingly with everyone she meets: kids, dogs...yes, even cats! She loves to play, especially with tennis balls. If you need an incentive to workout, Abby's your girl: she loves running, but definitely needs more exercise!
She knows how to shake hands...and just maybe this young dog can be taught some new tricks!
Want to know more? Call Dream Power at 390-7838 or watch this video!
PET OF THE WEEK: Abby
Posted: 05/07/2012 - The CDC is investigating a salmonella outbreak that may be related to products from Diamond Pet Foods. Fourteen people have gotten sick in nine states. It's possible the people got sick after contact with dogs that ate the food. Click here for all the information on the dog food recall.