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“Still no leads on the actual theft,” said Claire Swinford with the Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership.  Despite the negative news, the theft of the small Kissing Camels statue from its downtown outdoor location has produced positive action by the community.

The Kissing Camels were one of three art pieces created as tributes to landmarks in our area. The camels were tucked away in outside wall of a building where it looks like a brick is missing. Someone pried it loose and stole it.

The Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership created Kickstarter campaign for fund a replacement statue. Turns out the community appreciates the outdoor public art. “Lots of people saying, hey I would love to help get this back. I'd love to help replace it. It's meant so much to me and my family," said Swinford. The fundraising goal was met quickly.

The artist, Scottie Burgess, heard about the theft and community support. It motivated an offer that leaves an excess of funding. Instead of the full price of the original, he offered to recast the statue at just the cost of materials.

Now with extra money the plan is to expand the series of “Civic Treasures” statues. There is the Kissing Camels statue also one with a nod to Flying W Ranch and another recognizing Seven Falls. The fourth will be a tribute to Pikes Peak.

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