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3 years 1 month ago

Colorado Springs police issue protester warnings

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs police have issued written warnings to eight anti-Wall Street protesters challenging the city's no camping ordinance. Police say the Occupy Colorado Springs protesters took down their tents Sunday, but they vowed to come back. Organizer Kristie Wheeler tells the Colorado Springs...

4 years 8 months ago

Homeless camp cleanups underway

With the No-Camping Ordinance in full effect, the faces of the creek beds around Colorado Springs are beginning to change. Earlier this week we showed you an abandoned campsite near America the Beautiful Park. Where syringes once laid, now geese now scamper around for the first time in a long...

4 years 8 months ago

Homeless moving out of camps

A spot just northwest of I-25 and Cimarron used to be a packed homeless camp. Now just three weeks after the no camping ordinance went into effect all signs of the camp are gone. Police say so far it's been smooth goings. "We've seen a lot of movement, good movement."...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado Springs considers no-camping ordinance

Homeless advocates are asking Colorado Springs officials to wait on a proposal to outlaw camping on city property because there aren't enough shelter beds and they want time to prove it. An official with the Colorado Springs Homeless Outreach Program & Empowerment group told the City Council Tuesday they don't...

4 years 9 months ago

Homeless issue faces many hurdles

Colorado Springs city councilmembers are looking into adopting a "no camping" ordinance in response to the increased number of homeless people camping along the rivers and creek beds around the city. Council members say they're worried about public health and public safety. They also want to make sure, if...

4 years 11 months ago

City leaders discuss homeless issue

Colorado Springs City Council has put a "no camping" ordinance on hold, until Colorado Springs Police can gather input from homeless advocates. The ordinance, as it is drafted now, would make camping in public parks and easements illegal. The punishment would be a misdemeanor and the offender would likely...

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