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2 years 8 months ago

Bears trash same home 3 times

BEARSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - The upstate New York hamlet of Bearsville is living up to its name. The Times-Herald Record of Middletown reports that a mother bear and her cubs trashed a family's home in Bearsville several times earlier this month. The Knowles family arrived at their home on July...

2 years 11 months ago

Group calls for Jamaica to stop open fires

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - A watchdog group in Jamaica says the island urgently needs tougher standards and enforcement for controlling smoke, soot and microscopic pollutants dispersed in the air from trash fires. The Jamaica Environment Trust says such pollution poses a serious health hazard. A government report released this week...

3 years 11 months ago

Trash talk in Colorado Springs

It is Earth Day today and Colorado Springs makes an effort to keep our city clean and our planet healthy. Kids from the Colorado Springs Conservatory sang at the launch of the public recycling program this morning outside of City Hall. Right afterwards, Mayor Rivera cut the ribbon celebrating...

4 years 6 months ago

Fountain Creek cleanup this Saturday

Trash will be cleaned out of Fountain Creek this Saturday in an effort organized by the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels, a branch of the Sierra Club. They're still seeking volunteers. If you'd like to help, meet at El Centro del Quinto Sol, 609 N. Erie Ave., around 9:15. Volunteers...

4 years 10 months ago

Hazardous waste disposal day planned

Pueblo's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for hard-to-recycle items is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Colorado State Fair Grounds. Participants should enter through Gate 3 on Mesa Avenue. This event is only open to residents of the City and County of Pueblo....

4 years 10 months ago

Bessemer Neighborhood clean-up Saturday

It's that time of year for spring cleaning and Saturday May 1st there's a big clean-up scheduled in one of Pueblo's oldest neighborhoods. It's the 7th annual Bessemer Neighborhood clean-up. Residents can drop off old appliances, tires, yard waste and other trash to the corner of Abriendo Ave. and Canal...

5 years 4 days ago

Winning prize ticket tossed with trash

Elizabeth William's story may change the way you look at junk mail. She almost lost $10,000 by throwing away a flyer. Elizabeth recently got a scratch-off promotional flyer from The Car Company in Goshen, Indiana encouraging people to come into the dealership for prizes, and hopefully buy a car....

5 years 4 months ago

Colorado keeping more trash out of landfills

State health officials say Coloradans are recycling and keeping more of their trash out of landfills, though the economic downturn has weakened demand for recycled material. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Monday that of the 11.2 million tons of waste material generated statewide last year,...

5 years 4 months ago

Treasure in the trash

Angelo Pericolo is an admitted neatnik, but his clean streak landed him in a heap of garbage this week. His wife, Bridget, rarely wears her wedding rings and hardly ever eats or drinks anything in the living room. But on Monday she did both, and then took off her...

5 years 5 months ago

From confrontation to cooperation

Colorado Springs is seeing change in handling homelessness. A homeless man, known to friends as "Tools" says, "They use to give tickets for trespassing and all this other stuff and it's a big change. It's a change for the homeless and I'm happy about it." Patrolman Dan McCormack...

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