After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
There's a new number to remember for important services in Colorado Springs and six surrounding counties. It's 211.
The United Way is lauching the number in El Paso, Teller, Chaffee, Park, Lincoln and Cheyenne counties.
Now, residents and visitors can call 211 to help break the maze of automated answering services and machines. The goal is to get people all the information they need with just one phone call. Cary Bement, a call-taker at the United Way says other informational services can be confusing and frustrating, "a lot of times you get caught into the system. You hear no not here. Not yet. This way we have all the information at our fingertips."
The new 211 operators will be able to help with information about health and human services including food banks, rent and utility assistance, health insurance, drug and alcohol intervention, job training, elderly assistance and children's programs.
Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera says 211 will keep people from calling 911 for non-emergency questions, freeing up those very valuable phone lines.
Operators can take calls in both English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm
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