Biz buzz:
City, county prescription discounts

       Colorado Springs residents have a chance to save an average of 20 percent on their prescription drugs, according to a press release from the city of Colorado Springs.
       Through a partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC), the city is offering the cards with no restrictions based on age, income level, or existing health coverage. The cards are free, with no enrollment form required. City residents and their family members “can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance,” the release states.
       Cards are available on the Westside at the West Intergenerational Center, 25 N. 20th St.; and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 15 S. Seventh St.
       Participating pharmacies include those at major groceries and drug stores on the Westside.
       The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.
       A similar program is offered by El Paso County government for county residents under a program through the National Association of Counties.
       For more information on the city program, call 1-888-620-1749 or visit; on the county program, call 520-6540.
       All Breed Rescue & Training will hold a Wash-a-Thon Friday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wag-n-Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St. Proceeds will support All Breed, a non-profit that protects at-risk shelter dogs. Volunteers will wash and dry your dog for a suggested donation of $20.
       Appointments are recommended. For more information, call 264-6460.
       A free informational meeting will be offered at Creating Health Naturally, 1721 W. Colorado Ave. Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. According to business owner, Dr. Becky Tanner, the meeting will discuss “the aging process and what can be done to slow and even reverse the process.”
       Reservations are necessary at 964-4732.
       Green Thumb Garden is a new shop at 2119 W. Colorado Ave.
       The owner is Vince Arcebuche.
       Open Monday through Saturday, the business offers indoor gardening supplies, including seeds, soils, nutrients, lights and hydroponic systems. Green Thumb also takes special orders.
       The phone is 228-6940.

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