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3 months 3 weeks ago

UCCS food pantry helps struggling students

For students that are struggling financially, a food pantry is now open for all UCCS students that are currently enrolled. Tha pantry, Clyde's Cupboard, is located in the Student Life and Leadership office in University Center on UCCS' main campus. The Cupboard is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from...

11 months 4 weeks ago

FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe. The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress 2 1/2 years ago, are meant to establish better...

1 year 2 months ago

Find free food for the kids this summer

The end of school doesn't mean the end of free meals for children who need them. Free breakfast, lunch, or snacks will be available for eligible children in low-income areas this summer. They'll be served at sites like neighborhood parks, libraries, schools, places of worship, mobile buses, and recreation centers....

1 year 11 months ago

Bears causing problems near Aspen

U.S. Forest Service officials are telling Aspen-area campers to lock up their food to keep bears away. Forest Service officials said Wednesday that visitors to the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District's developed recreation sites and the Lincoln Creek and Castle Creek designated dispersed campsites are being ordered to store all food, cooking...

1 year 11 months ago

US intelligence sees poverty plummet by 2030

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people...

2 years 3 months ago

WIC in Pueblo taking new clients

The special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, or WIC, says they have room for more clients. The Pueblo County Health Department says they are encouraging families to call and learn if they qualify for the assistance. The programs goal is to help keep pregnant and...

2 years 4 months ago

Food safety course offered

A certified course is planned for next month to teach food service professionals how to keep food safe. ServSafe, the Serving Safe Food Certification Course will be conducted in a two-part course Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11 from 2:00 pm-7:30 pm each day in Pueblo. Limited space...

2 years 4 months ago

Cottage food act signed into law

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed into law the Colorado Cottage Foods Act. The law gives cottage bakers the freedom to sell their goods directly to consumers, which is currently prohibited under Colorado law. The law covers so called "non-hazardous foods" which are low in moisture and may be maintained...

2 years 4 months ago

Free safe-food webinar offered

The Colorado State University Extension Office, in partnership with the Students of Delivery of Cooperative Extension Programs will be presenting a free webinar on Tuesday, March 27. The topic of the webinar is "Fundamentals of Creating a Colorado Farm Food Safety Plan," and will feature a panel of speakers who...

2 years 4 months ago

Cottage food act goes to governor

The House of Representatives passed the Colorado Cottage Foods Act today. It has already passed in the Senate. It would give cottage bakers the right to sell some foods directly to consumers. The bill covers foods which are low in moisture and may be safely maintained at room...

2 years 4 months ago

Aid group sends supplies to Mali refugees

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) - An international medical aid group says it is sending medical and logistical supplies to Mauritania to help the tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in neighboring Mali. Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that 28,000 people are camped in the Mauritanian towns of Fassala...

2 years 5 months ago

Listeria outbreak sparks food safety forum

DENVER (AP) - The governor's forum on Colorado agriculture plans to feature discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks. This year, the annual event comes after a listeria outbreak was traced to cantaloupes grown at Jensen Farms in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the...

2 years 5 months ago

Super Bowl Super Costs

Were the bowls at your Super Bowl party just not that super this year? You're not alone--apparently, the rising cost of food was a foul to many Super Bowl party hosts. "This bag used to be two fifty," Charlene Maneafaiga said, holding up a bag of chips. "And now...

2 years 6 months ago

State Health has tackles 10 issues

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today identified 10 health related areas that need progress in the next three to five years. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer for the department, said, "We selected these 10 Winnable Battles because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for...

2 years 9 months ago

World Food Day

One hundred fifty nations mark World Food Day today as the global population rushes toward an estimated 7 billion by the end of the month. The aim of the day is to heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world. This year's focus is increasing...

2 years 9 months ago

Corn surplus may affect food prices

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food prices could rise more slowly next year because farmers have a bigger surplus of corn on hand than previously thought. The Department of Agriculture estimates farmers have 206 million more bushels of surplus corn on hand at the start of this year's harvest. That means...

2 years 9 months ago

Eating for a cause

HuHot Mongolian Grill who will donate 100% of its Monday sales in hopes of raising at least $10K to be given to Home Front Cares. Tomorrow, come out and support a worthy cause. HUHOT Mongolian Grill: 7790 N. Academy Rd.; Colorado Springs, CO 80920

2 years 9 months ago

More food to give out at Silver Key

Food pantries across the country are having trouble with resources, but one Colorado Springs non-profit says they have extra food to give away. Silver Key Senior Services has been giving out about 450 boxes of food a month locally to seniors; each box feeds one person for a month....

2 years 9 months ago

Food borne illnesses could increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Outbreaks of listeria and other serious illnesses linked to tainted food are becoming more common, partly because much of what we eat takes a long and winding road from farm to fork. A cantaloupe grown on a Colorado field may make four or five stops before...

2 years 9 months ago

Food Safety: Wash before you cut

Every year 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from eating tainted food, according to the CDC. Recent attention has been focused on a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe. Health experts say it's important for people to remember to wash all their produce before eating it. You don't eat the...

2 years 11 months ago

Food prices up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies paid more in July for raw materials and wholesale goods. Food, tobacco and pickup truck costs drove the increase. The Labor Department says the Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.2 percent last month. That follows a 0.4...

2 years 11 months ago

Some recalled papayas distributed in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - State health officials say some papayas that were recalled nationwide because of potential salmonella contamination were distributed in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Tuesday the recalled papayas were sold at Walmart stores around the state. The department says one person in Colorado...

3 years 2 days ago

Close encounters of the bear kind on the rise

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is cautioning residents and campers that dryer than average conditions are attributing to higher than normal human and bear interaction. Michael Seraphin, Spokesperson with DOW released a statement outlining that within the last few weeks, wildlife officers have responded to a higher than...

3 years 1 month ago

Come on out and play, eat and relax

Yes, it's time for Springs Spree! This year marks the 34th year for the annual family fun festival taking place in Memorial Park this weekend. There will be free music across three stages, foods from all over the world, and many other fun activities. We will be going live...

3 years 1 month ago

Summer food program begins in Pueblo

Pueblo City Schools began its free summer food program today. The program has been around since 1981 serving those 18 or younger. "We have children who visit the site every day," said Jill Kidd, Director of Nutrition Services. "We are concerned because we have a slowdown in the economy,...

3 years 1 month ago

Celebrate local history at Territory Days

Thousands of people crowded the streets of Old Colorado City Saturday for the 36th Annual Territory Days celebration. The three day street festival recognizes the community's role as the first territorial capital of the state. A new attraction this year is the Hawk Quest booth where you can see...

3 years 3 months ago

Food pantry to open in Stratmoor Hills

The City's Meadows Park Community Center will open a satellite location in Stratmoor Hills at 2027 B Street in Colorado Springs. A food pantry will be the predominant service offered at this location initially, along with public meeting space and rental opportunities for private functions. Future offerings will include...

3 years 4 months ago

Bear aware tips for spring

The Colorado Division of Wildlife says it's time to prepare for bears. Black bears are opportunistic feeders that will eagerly exploit any available food source. "During the summer, a bear's primary concern is finding food," said Albert Romero, a District Wildlife Manager in De Beque." It's a lot...

3 years 5 months ago

Flavor of Pueblo features local flavor

The 6th Annual Flavor of Pueblo Food & Wine Show will happen Thursday, March 3, at the Pueblo Convention Center. Last year, over 800 people attended the event, tasting the many "Flavors of Pueblo" by enjoying samples from 25 food and beverage vendors and wine purveyors. This year's vendors...

3 years 6 months ago

Local salsa coming to a store near you

There's some tasty business going on in Colorado Springs. A small Mexican restaurant is bottling its famous salsa, bringing a little hometown flavor to a grocery store near you. Opened in 2001, the Cafe El Paso has struck a nerve in Colorado Springs. El Paso, Texas native Sandra Santoscoy...

3 years 7 months ago

Thousands of needy given toys, food

Christmas will be a lot better for about 8,000 Colorado Springs families thanks to "The Best Christmas Ever." Families were chosen through local non-profit agencies that help the poor. They were given a full turkey dinner, new toys, even bicycles and a chance for play time at Mr. Biggs....

3 years 7 months ago

Local high school receives breakfast grant

Pueblo Centennial High School has won an award from the Campaign to End Childhood Hunger for increasing participation in the school breakfast program. To increase access to the School Breakfast Program, the Campaign partners created the Colorado School Breakfast Challenge which urged school principals to work with school nutrition...

3 years 7 months ago

Posada planned in Avondale tomorrow

The Annual Posada and Christmas Tree Lighting will happen in Avondale tomorrow evening. Sponsored by People Caring for People, the ceremony will include a performance by the Pueblo County High School Choir, carols from area church groups, cookies and hot chocolate. It Happens at Highway 50 and Avondale Blvd....

3 years 7 months ago

Organizations help hungry kids in Pueblo

In Pueblo, children who don't have enough food at home will be getting some help this week. Today, The Qwest Foundation and The United Way of Pueblo County donated $10,000 to help feed hungry students. In Pueblo City Schools 350 students will receive food sacks on Friday. In School District...

3 years 8 months ago

Thanksgiving free meal locations

The Salvation Army and other organizations will serve free lunch for Thanksgiving at various locations from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 25, 2010 in Colorado Springs Salvation Army, 501 S. Weber St. Salvation Army, 908 Yuma Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5725 Southmoor...

3 years 9 months ago

Airline food rated sky-high

When you think of airline food your expectations are probably pretty low. As in--what airline food? One airline is trying to change that by partnering with the a big name in the culinary world: The Ritz-Carlton. The end result may surprise you. "It was a challenge and at first...

3 years 9 months ago

Flu vaccines safe for those with egg allergies

Flu vaccines are grown in chicken eggs--problematic for people allergic to eggs. But this flu season, people with egg allergies shouldn't be worried about getting the seasonal influenza vaccine, which includes protection against H1N1, experts say. A new study found that the vaccines are safe for people with egg...

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