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Consumer Reports Vehicle Ratings

Posted: 04/29/2014 - To see how Consumer Reports rates different vehicles, click on the link.

Spice Recalled Because It May Be Contaminated With Salmonella

Posted: 04/24/2014 - Miravalle Foods is conducting a voluntarily recall on its 0.75 ounce packages of Miravalle brand Achiote Molido Ground Annato spice because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, Details are at the link below.

Summer Infant Expands Recall to Replace Video Monitor Batteries

Posted: 04/23/2014 - The recall involves rechargeable batteries in Summer Infant handheld color video monitors. The company has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage. Details are at the link below.

Springs Utilities Rebates

Posted: 04/23/2014 - Although Colorado Springs will not face any mandatory water restrictions this summer, it is still under a Stage 1 drought. Springs Utilities offers many rebates for those who are looking to conserve water.

CSPD Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: 04/22/2014 - (From CSPD)On Saturday, April 26, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. This is a statewide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction. The event will operate from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is responsible for securing the collected drugs until the DEA has recovered them. Tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage units will be collected. Items which CANNOT be accepted are: Needles & Sharps, Mercury {thermometers}, Oxygen containers, Chemotherapy/Radioactive substances, Pressurized canisters or Illicit Drugs. Four locations have been set for collection: 705 S. NEVADA AVE. POLICE OPERATIONS CENTER 400 SECURITY BLVD. SECURITY FIRE STATION #1 3255 AKERS DRIVE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY {COUNTY DOT} 4105 BRIARGATE PARKWAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH

Wipe Data Off Old Electronics

Posted: 04/22/2014 - To find out the best methods of wiping data off of old electronics before you get rid of them, click on the link.

Get Rid of Old Electronics

Posted: 04/22/2014 - If you are getting rid of old electronics, there are a lot of options: recycle, donate and sell. Staples and Best Buy will take your old electronics for free. If you want to donate them, click on the links below to find resources across the state and here in Southern Colorado.

GEORGIA FIRM RECALLS CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS PRODUCTS

Posted: 04/19/2014 - Prime Pak Foods, a Gainesville, Ga., establishment, is recalling approximately 24,000 pounds of fully cooked breaded chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were formulated with egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. The following products are subject to recall: • 2, 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Sugar Lake Farms Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders” with the product code 77422 printed on the box. • 2, 5-lb. bags in a 10-lb. box of “Sugar Lake Farms Fully Cooked Spicy Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks” with the product code 77448 printed on the box. The products were produced from Dec. 12, 2012 to March 21, 2014. The products bear the establishment number “P-9165” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The products were distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions nationwide. The problem was discovered by an FSIS inspector who notified the company on April 17, 2014. After investigation by the firm, it was determined that the company didn’t list all ingredients on their products’ packaging labels. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to ensure that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Aden Knar's Battle with Cancer

Updated: 04/19/2014 - Follow the latest updates on Aden Knar's battle with leukemia.

Road Repair Request For El Paso County

Posted: 04/17/2014 - If you have a road you want officials with El Paso County to look at, you can send them a request online. Just click on the link below, and look under the roads tab.

"Tools For Tatzia" Fundraiser

Updated: 04/15/2014 - Tazia Garcia is a 5th grade girl that attends Belmont Elementary in Pueblo. She suffers from a rare vision disorder. Her family is hosting a benefit dinner for Tazia so that they can buy her a special device called a "VisioBook". The device will help her do her classwork at home. The device costs $3,000. The event is Saturday, May 24th from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at 2318 Lakeview Avenue in Pueblo. That's on the corner of Lakeview and Acero. The event will have food, games, and raffle drawings to win prizes. If you'd like to donate money, the family also set up a fund at Wells Fargo under the name "Tools for Tazia."

Penalties For Not Filing/Paying Taxes On Time

Updated: 04/15/2014 - If you do not file your tax return on time or you fail to pay, you are facing a penalty. For the breakdown of how much money the IRS charges, click on the link.

Recall Of Dried Egg Products Expanded

Posted: 04/14/2014 - Nutriom is recalling an additional 82,884 pounds of processed egg products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. It was sold under several brand names. Details are at the link below.

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Check Websites to Make Sure Secure

Posted: 04/14/2014 - Websites are working to update their security in light of the security flaw that was detected, called the "heartbleed bug." The experts say everyone needs to update their passwords, but before you do that, make sure the website is now secure. To do that, click on the link.

Fernandez Chile Recall

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Fernandez Chile Colorado is recalling 4 oz packages of Chile Molido Puro and 6 oz Chile Rojo because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were sold at King Soopers, Safeway, City Market and various independent grocers. Details are at the link below.

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.

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