Quantcast

Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Dept looking at options after vot - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Dept looking at options after voters say no to Issue 2B

Posted: Updated:
MANITOU SPRINGS -

It is time to move forward from the 2017 local election. For the winners it is pushing ahead with promises. For the losers it is either moving on or re-grouping. Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department is one of the groups analyzing a loss with issue 2B.

The department asked voters for $3.9 million for a training facility. 77% of Manitou voters said no.

Post election there is an open letter to citizens of Manitou on the department Facebook page. It says firefighters accept the outcome and remain dedicated to public safety. “Our first priority is to keep this community safe and politics comes way down the line,” said volunteer member, Rev. David Hunting.

The department also wants to clear the air after all the campaign rhetoric. The letter breaks down numerous elements of the proposal firefighters feel were misleading or misunderstood before election day.  "While we respect the voters’ decision on this first time through, we continue to hope to have this in front of the incoming administration here in Manitou Springs and make this a priority to really underscore the need for training for all our volunteers," said Hunting.

Volunteer firefighters are breaking down the issue after the election, because it remains important to the department. Whether that means going to the new city council looking for other funding sources or coming back on another ballot down the road remains to be decided.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • More than 18,000 sign petition to remove giant photo frame

    More than 18,000 sign petition to remove giant photo frame

    Monday, December 18 2017 1:25 PM EST2017-12-18 18:25:20 GMT

    The fight by some to remove the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park continues.  As of Sunday night, there were more than 18,000 signatures for an online petition to get rid of the structure.  "Hideous" and "vandalism" are just some of the words people are using to describe the display.  However, it's not all negative feedback. Several people told News 5 on Sunday that they like the frame and are against the petition.  Jeffery Jones sai...

    The fight by some to remove the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park continues.  As of Sunday night, there were more than 18,000 signatures for an online petition to get rid of the structure.  "Hideous" and "vandalism" are just some of the words people are using to describe the display.  However, it's not all negative feedback. Several people told News 5 on Sunday that they like the frame and are against the petition.  Jeffery Jones sai...

  • City removes blue frame from Garden of the Gods

    City removes blue frame from Garden of the Gods

    Monday, December 18 2017 1:31 PM EST2017-12-18 18:31:36 GMT

    The social media fight over the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park takes a turn as the City of Colorado Springs decides to remove the installation. 

    The social media fight over the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park takes a turn as the City of Colorado Springs decides to remove the installation. 

  • Police: Death of Canadian billionaires 'suspicious'

    Police: Death of Canadian billionaires 'suspicious'

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-12-17 22:21:07 GMT
    Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)

    TORONTO (AP) - Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. 

    TORONTO (AP) - Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?