Posted: 10:07 AM WHAT: Residents in the western areas of Colorado Springs will have some tools to help prepare for potential flooding from the Waldo Canyon Fire, thanks to a grant from the Colorado Fire Relief Fund that offers FREE sandbags. WHERE: These free sandbags will be available for residents at Colorado Springs Together and the following Colorado Springs Fire Stations: •Colorado Springs Together – 6840 Centennial Blvd. Suite A •Fire Station 5 – 2830 W. Colorado Ave. • Fire Station 9 – 622 Garden of the Gods Rd. •Fire Station 12 – 445 Rockrimmon Blvd. •Fire Station 18 – 6830 Hadler View
Posted: 6:29 AM If you like hanging out at the ballpark--how about going to work there?
Sky Sox is hiring for summer jobs. They will be holding a job fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Security Service Field.
Available positions include ushers, ticket takers, customer service and concessions.
Posted: 9:44 PM Colorado Springs Utilities is proposing strict watering restrictions.
If approved, customers will only be able to water our lawns, just two days a week.
This isn’t in effect yet, but we could see the restrictions in a few weeks.
Before we have to start restricting our water use, the CSU Water Board and City Council have to approve it.
If they do, the new rules will start April 1st.
CSU will recommend the proposal at their March 20 meeting. Then it will go to the City Council March 26.
Springs Utilities also has a calculator on its website to help us track how much water we use:
Posted: 3:28 PM El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and County Commissioner Peggy Littleton are holding a town hall meeting. They will answer questions about pending state gun laws and what they mean for people in El Paso County. The meeting is from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday night. It will be in the Commissioners Hearing Room at Centennial Hall at 200 South Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs. Free parking is available in the El Paso County parking garage on Sawatch Avenue.
Posted: 9:52 PM The IRS is reminding taxpayers to check “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov to determine the status of their refund. Please note this website is updated overnight by the IRS, so you don’t need to check it more than once a day.
Posted: 1:01 PM After starting life in a hoarder's home, this cat is ready for a fresh start!
Apollo is a 4-year-old tabby looking for a forever home. This cuddly, energetic cat would be a perfect addition to any family. He loves to play, he loves to snuggle. He's in need of a family...could it be yours?
Interested? Call Dream Power at 390-7838. We will provide a video when one becomes available.
Updated: 7:19 PM Krugman Small Animal Clinic
502 East First Street
LaJunta, CO 81050
Checks should be made payable to: Dr. Larry Krugman
Emergency Shelter Animal Fund.
You can also pay with a credit card over the phone.
Posted: 4:51 PM The National Weather Service in Pueblo urges people who have mobile devices capable of receiving Weather Emergency Alert (WEA) messages to keep that feature ENABLED.
If you didn't get the message this morning, it could be that your alerts are disabled - or it could be your carrier. Wireless carriers that support the service include AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellcom, and U.S. Cellular. Check with individual carriers for coverage, as some do not offer nationwide service.
Important emergency weather messages will be automatically delivered to your mobile device, including Tornado Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings. With the high Flash Flood risk from the Waldo Canyon burn scar, receiving Flash Flood Warnings in a timely manner will be vital to the citizens of, and visitors to the Colorado Springs area this spring and summer.
If you still want to disable these alerts, and you have an iPhone, go to settings, then notifications and scroll down to Government Alerts. From there you can turn off emergency alerts.
If you have an Android phone, launch your messenger app and then go to settings. You can scroll down to CMAS alerts and disable them there.
On any phone you can also disable your GPS location services - which will also stop the alerts since they are location-based.
Updated: 3:28 PM Chicken of the Sea is recalling some 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore tuna in water. The seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality. That could lead to to illness if spoiled tuna is eaten.
Posted: 10:37 PM The family of a Kenneth Sipes is asking for help after a vicious attack.
Sipes was attacked by his by his neighbor Tuesday morning. The man reportedly knocked on his door and attacked him with a Samurai Sword.
Sipes put up his hands in self-defense. Now his hands are seriously injured. A special surgeon was able to help the wounds after surgery, but he may never be able to use his hands again.
Right now Sipes, father of two young children, cannot go to work at his construction job because of the injuries and is facing around $15,000 in medical bills. He does not have insurance.
If you are willing to help the family out you can contact Sipes at:
720-329-1932 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 10:07 PM Becky Kelly says she needs a donor. She has a rare kidney disorder and is hoping someone can help her. She is type O. If you can help her, contact Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX. There, they will connect you with the donor organization. Their number is 713-441-8900. Becky says she will pay for all the donor's expenses.
Posted: 7:53 AM Are you between 16 and 21 and looking for a summer job?
A job fair specifically designed for you will be held Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel near the World Arena in Colorado Springs.
Want more information? Click here.
Posted: 6:46 AM We told you on 11 News about Bow, a Jack Russell/Shepherd mix puppy shot in the leg with a crossbow bolt.
The La Plata County Humane Society says he is now ready to find a loving forever home.
If you're interested in adopting him, call 970-259-2847.
Updated: 7:31 PM The company that makes Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Cereals is recalling the product as a precautionary measure because the cereal may contain almond, an allergen not listed as an ingredient. Details are at the link below.