Posted: 12/15/2014 - Black Forest Together has received a grant, from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, to reduce the cost of neighborhood projects that remove green vegetation to improve survivable space around homes, and reduce the chance of another extreme wildfire. This grant will only support projects to cut green fuels, not remove burned vegetation (“black sticks”). Click the link for more information.
Posted: 12/15/2014 - Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance if you want coverage starting on January 1st, 2015. This is under the Affordable Care Act, and only applies to people who do not have coverage through work. If you need to sign up, click on the link. If you have any questions, call 1-800-930-3745.
Posted: 12/12/2014 - Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Dates: Friday, December 12 - Wednesday, January 1 (Closed Christmas Eve.) Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. nightly (last admission at 7:30 p.m.). Cost: $9.25 adults* $8.25 senior (65 and over)* $6.25 children ages 3-11* $5.25 military and their family (must present valid military ID)* FREE for Zoo members* FREE for children 2 and under *Mountaineer Sky Ride can be added for an additional $4 for adults or $3 for children. For more information, visit: www.cmzoo.org/electric
Posted: 12/12/2014 - If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, hang up right away. If you think you might owe money to the IRS, call them directly at 800-829-1040. Otherwise, report the call to the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484. You can also file a report with the Federal Trade Commission by clicking on the link. Make sure to add "IRS telephone scam" to the comments in your complaint.
Posted: 12/08/2014 - Mount Cutler Trail The Mount Cutler Trail will be closed during construction work on weekdays and reopen for hikers on weekends only during the project. Alternative trails: the Columbine Trail, Silver Cascade Falls Trail at Helen Hunt Falls, the Chamberlain Trail, and Stratton Open Space. North Cheyenne Cañon Road in North Cheyenne Cañon Park Park users may encounter lane closures as contractors repair various sections of the flood-damaged roadway. Bear Creek Road in Bear Creek Cañon Park Park users may encounter lane closures as contractors repair various sections of the flood-damaged roadway. High Drive Repair work will take place along the entire 3.5 mile stretch of High Drive. The work will include erosion repair, culvert replacement, and overall drainage improvements. Access to the Palmer Trail, Bear Creek Trail (USFS Trail #666) and the Captain Jack's Trail will remain open to the public. Recreational users on High Drive may encounter construction equipment throughout the project. Dog owners are strongly encouraged to keep their pets are on leash at all times.
Posted: 12/04/2014 - A youth sports group is collecting donations for the family of one of their coaches, John Adsit. The coach is also a police officer in Denver and he was critically injured on the job during a protest. The sports group is asking for gift card donations to the following establishments, so the family may eat down by the hospital: -Einstein Bagels -Qdoba -Noodles & Co -Starbucks -Taco Bell -Wendy's -McDonald's -Santiago's -Tony's Market -Chipotle -Subway Gift cards, donations, etc can be dropped off or delivered to: The DC Dolphins Cheer and Baseball facility 1733 S. Perry St. #104 Castle Rock, CO 80104 There is also a PayPal fund set up: Adsitfund@icloud.com
Posted: 12/02/2014 - Christmas is just around the corner, and many of you are already thinking about sending gifts to loved ones. But if you're wanting these gifts to be under the tree on Christmas morning, there are some important dates to keep in mind: Priority mail for military families (APO and FPO): Must be sent by Dec. 10 Packages via ground: Must be sent by Dec. 15 Priority mail and Christmas cards: Dec. 20 If you're a procrastinator, FedEx and UPS are the way to go. You can send packages at the latest by Dec. 23--ask for overnight delivery--to get your presents to the desired location by Christmas Day.