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2 years 9 months ago

Bracing for the snow

At the District 11 transportation facility there's a lot of work to be done before a snow storm. Facilities Director Kris Garnhart says his crews, understandably, prefer to rig their pick up trucks and dump trucks with plows and sanders the day before the snow hits. "We just don't...

2 years 10 months ago

Sheriff temporarily halts "till taps"

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has temporarily halted his deputies from taking money from the cash registers and safes of local businesses in a practice known as "till taps." Colorado law permits sheriff's deputies to execute court ordered Writs of Execution to collect money on behalf of the court....

3 years 8 months ago

Strong mayor initiative passes, now what?

Voters in Colorado Springs have spoken, and they want city government to change. Issue 300, which creates a strong mayor position, passed Tuesday with nearly 60% of the vote. Issue 300 changes the city charter, creating that full time mayor position, and changing the structure of city hall. Just a...

4 years 2 months ago

City plants veggie garden

City flower beds in Colorado Springs may not be as bright his year but one could be pretty tasty. About three weeks ago, several volunteers planted a vegetable garden outside City Hall. Veggies include rhubarb, beets and potatoes. "We want to show people that they too can garden," said...

4 years 4 months ago

Routes to two city schools to be made safer

Getting to school is about to get a little safer for some students in the Springs. The city was awarded $500,000 to improve the routes to Mountain Vista and Lincoln Elementary Schools. The grant came from the Colorado Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program, which helps children...

4 years 6 months ago

Transit cuts called discriminatory at MLK event

Events we're held in Colorado Springs in celebration of the Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Monday. At Colorado Technical University, James Tucker publisher of the African American Voice hosted a panel of guest speakers to discuss issues facing black families in Colorado Springs. The topics included healthcare, criminal...

4 years 7 months ago

PPACG brainstorms bus options

A local group is brainstorming ideas to help people affected by the cuts and changes to the city's bus service. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments met with business leaders, church officials and riders to come up with some ideas. "We're looking for alternatives such as ride sharing,...

4 years 8 months ago

City launches fundraising campaign

Want to give money to help Rockledge Ranch? The Starsmore Discovery Center? Buses? Now you can. The city started a fundraising campaign to try to raise money for the places and services people care about. It's called the "My Community Investment Campaign." Donations will go toward the park department...

4 years 10 months ago

Paying for Parks

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department may cut 75 percent of of its budget next year, leaving little room financially to do more than simply water and mow. Parks director Paul Butcher says the $3.1 million reduction would mean the Pioneers Museum, Rockledge Ranch, most...

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