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Natasha Fiore and Elijah Pino Memorial Fund

Updated: 01/03/2014 - If you are wanting to donate money for the funeral expenses for Natasha Fiore and Elijah Pino who were killed in a fire on Christmas morning visit your local US Bank or Wells Fargo Bank. The fund is under both of their names.

Recycling Christmas Trees

Posted: 12/26/2013 - If you want to "treecycle", there are 7 locations in Colorado Springs. It costs $5 and that money goes to help community youth sports programs. The tree is turned into mulch and the mulch is free. Designated Treecycle sites, listed below, will operate two consecutive weekends: Saturday and Sunday, January 4-5, and 11-12, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locations: • Baptist Road Trailhead ……….. Baptist Road and Old Denver Highway • Falcon Trailhead ……………… Southwest of Woodmen Road and McLaughlin Road • Cottonwood Creek Park ………. Dublin Boulevard and Montarbor Drive • Sky Sox Stadium ……………… Barnes Road and Tutt Boulevard • Rock Ledge Ranch ……………. Gateway Road (to Garden of the Gods) and 30th Street • Memorial Park ………………… Pikes Peak Avenue and Union Boulevard

Colorado Springs New Year's Day Closures

Posted: 12/25/2013 - All City of Colorado Springs administrative and elected administrative offices and agencies will be closed Wednesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day and closed Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in observance of New Year’s Day, including: · City Hall · City Clerk · Municipal Court · Sales Tax Office · Administrative offices for Mountain Metropolitan Transit · Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Administrative Building · Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum · Sports Office at Memorial Park · Rockledge Ranch Historic Site · Starsmore Discovery Center · Meadows Community Center · Otis Park · Hillside Community Center · Deerfield Hills Community Center OPEN: · Garden of the Gods Park · Sertich Ice Center: open Christmas and New Year’s Eve with two skating sessions: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00p.m. and 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. o Visit www.springsgov.com/sertich for a full schedule of events and skate times. · Acacia Park Ice Rink – Enjoy some fun this holiday season at the only outdoor ice rink in Colorado Springs! Open on Christmas and New Year’s, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chocolate Santas Recalled

Posted: 12/23/2013 - Concertos in Chocolate of Boulder is recalling some chocolate Santas because they contain milk, and it's not listed on the label.

Claire Davis Fund

Posted: 12/23/2013 - The Davis family has set up a fund to support Arapahoe High School and the surrounding community... with support for mental health care, anti-bullying programs and other community needs.

Salvation Army Needing Meat Donations For Christmas Food Bags

Updated: 12/18/2013 - The Salvation Army needs your help! The Salvation Army says a donor who had pledged to donate 500 turkeys to The Salvation Army for their Christmas food bags has canceled. The Salvation Army is now in great need of at least 350 turkeys, whole chickens or hams before their Christmas food bag distribution to over 450 families on Saturday, December 21. If The Salvation Army does not collect enough meat, they will have to withhold food from their regular weekly food distribution to compensate. If you are able to help, bring a meat product to The Salvation Army at 908 Yuma Street in Colorado Springs between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

"Sweet Spots" Candy Dots Recalled

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Bee International has recalled "Sweet Spots" candy dots because they contain egg, and it's not listed on the label. That could cause a reaction in people who are allergic to eggs.

USPS Mail Deadlines For Christmas

Posted: 12/16/2013 - There are just days left until Christmas. Know when you need to send your letters and packages so you're not too late.

Company Recalls Organic Dark Chocolates

Posted: 12/12/2013 - Health Matters America is recalling some of its organic dark chocolates because they contain milk, which is not listed on the label. Details are at the link below.

Colorado Company Recalls Meat And Poultry Products

Posted: 12/10/2013 - Yauk's Specialty Meats of Windsor, Colorado has recalled some 90,000 pounds of various meat and poultry products. Inspectors found that it was being produced under insanitary conditions, including rodent activity in the production, storage and retail areas of the property. The products were sold under several brand names. Details are at the link below.

Help for Fort Carson Soldier's Wife

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Click here to help Fort Carson soldier’s wife get treatment for rare genetic disorder.

Reward Offered For Information About Murder Suspect

Posted: 12/04/2013 - There is now a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Harry Mapps. He's the prime suspect in an arson and triple homicide in Rye last week. Details are at the link below.

Sandy Hook Elementary School 911 Calls

Updated: 12/04/2013 - A judge has released the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last year. You can hear them by clicking here. He ultimately decided it was important for the public to understand how the crisis was handled. Please be aware that some of the recordings may be graphic.

Trapped After Crash, Man Survives Six Days

Posted: 12/03/2013 - This is an incredible story of a local man who survived six days trapped in a truck after it crashed. Richard Koester had both his legs amputated just below the knee and two of his fingers taken from his right hand.

KKTV 11 News Toy Drive

Updated: 12/05/2013 - The KKTV 11 News Toy Drive starts December 2! To participate, drop off any new toy at any Walmart in Colorado Springs or Pueblo. All the donated toys will go to children in need in southern Colorado.

Avoid Food Poisoning After The holidays

Updated: 12/02/2013 - Tips from OSU to protect food & family: When reheating leftovers, move food out of plastic containers The plastic can burn and chemicals can leach into your food Turkey should be good in the fridge for 3-4 days. Stuffing and gravy should already be gone - discard those dishes and casseroles within 1-2 days

Small Business Saturday

Posted: 11/29/2013 - You found deals on Black Friday, now it's time to find deals at locally owned small businesses. The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center help organize Small Business Saturday.

Newborn Hope Luncheon & Fashion Show

Posted: 11/29/2013 - Show your support for this local non-profit that raises awareness and funds for the advancement of neonatal healthcare and well-being. The Newborn Hope annual Luncheon and Fashion Show are coming up on December 13th, from 11am-2pm at the Broadmoor. Click on the link for more info.

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line

Posted: 11/27/2013 - Contact Butterball with all your turkey questions - no matter how challenging! Call or email through this link.

Colorado Springs Utilities Rate Calculator

Posted: 11/26/2013 - The Colorado Springs City Council approved Tuesday a rate increase for customers of Colorado Springs Utilities beginning in January of 2014. Click on the link to use the rate calculator to estimate what your bill could be.

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