More Carol McGraw Articles

  • Tips to check your cat for obesity, keep it trim and sleek

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Fat cats are those guys who are rolling in dough. But if you have a fat feline who's been rolling in too much tuna it could be a health problem. How do you know if your cat is obese? Sometimes in cats it's not easy to tell, especially with the naturally big guys. An average cat...

  • Special cat reunited with family after being missing for years


    Sometimes it pays to have a big head. That's the case for Sheldon, anyway. The brown tiger cat is home after three years of adventure somewhere. It all started in 2011, when Sheldon ended up in the shelter of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The 4-month-old kitten was...

  • Do you know these 12 things about the flu?

    Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Flu season has been taking a backseat to all the news about Ebola. But it is flu season - which goes from October to March - and the virus is no sloucher, killing up to 49,000 people in bad years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here's a quiz from...

  • Colorado Springs library is ahead of the tech curve

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Remember the days when your neighborhood librarian believed silence was golden, and their domain was filled with shushes, books and walls full of card catalogs? If you haven't been in a library since you were a kid or have been hunched over your computer at home because you imagine...

  • Costumed critters can be fun but make sure outfits are safe

    By Carol McGraw -
    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Horrors! If anything is scary about Halloween, it is this: Consumers spend more than $330 million each year on costumes - for their pets. That's more than one-quarter of the amount spent on costumes for children, according to the National Retail Federation. But you have to admit,...

  • Crosses for Losses pooch has own cross to bear

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Deja Boogie Ann Davis shakes her head and off flies her froufrou pink headband - the one with the white daisies on it. But her rhinestone-studded collar stays in place, drawing attention to what a pretty girl she is. Actually, she prefers her pink spiky collar and regularly begs for...

  • Jogger who died after he was hit by SUV in Falcon identified

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The jogger who died after being struck Saturday by an SUV in Falcon has been identified as Michael Copote, 38, of Falcon, the Colorado State Patrol said Tuesday in a release. The State Patrol said Copote was jogging with his back to approaching traffic on the east side of Eastonville...

  • New Black Forest News owners learning as they go - and loving it

    By carol mcgraw -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Who in the world purchased a newspaper because of a chicken coop? Ron and Cindy Richardson did. The Richardsons are the new owners of the weekly Black Forest News and Palmer Divide Pioneer. He's in construction. She's a former school teacher. They've been journalists since August,...

  • Want a kitty with that book? Springs-area libraries adopt cat-adoption program

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Three fine felines - Hedwig, Chef and Cupcake - stare out from the bookshelves at Cheyenne Mountain 
Library. Hedwig, who shares the name of Harry Potter's owl, is posed next to a Harry Potter book (of course). Cupcake looks like a double for the black cat on the cover of "Nine Lives...

  • 3 things marijuana shops don't always tell you

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    So you know what weed you like and when you buy it at a new place, alas it doesn't smoke the same. What happened? It's complicated. Sort of like trying to find your great great grandfather on a genealogical website. Ry Prichard, of The Cannabist staff, (whose bio says that...