COLORADO SPRINGS - The issue of panhandling in downtown Colorado Springs is back in the news because the panhandlers themselves are back. Following a failed attempt to completely ban soliciting downtown, Colorado College will host a series of Community Conversations to find better solutions to help the chronically homeless and... more »
No man's land: it's a little like the Bermuda Triangle. It's the space in between Old Colorado CIty and Manitou Springs where manicured streets and sidewalks just disappear. It's become a jurisdictional nightmare; it's not exactly patrol territory for Colorado Springs Police, Manitou Springs Police, or El Paso County Sheriff's... more »
DENVER - A federal judge will soon decide whether to block the new downtown solicitation ban in Colorado Springs. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city on behalf of four individuals and four non-profit organizations and on the grounds that the law violates their free speech right.
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The city of Colorado Springs has a new lawsuit on its hands as the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the new 'downtown no solicitation zone'. They say it is unconstitutional and violates free speech.
If nothing happens panhandlers, Salvation Army bell ringers, even street performers won't be asking... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS- The debate continues over plans to ban panhandling downtown.
Council members voted 8-1 Tuesday evening to move forward with the ban.
A final vote is scheduled for Nov. 27.
First time offenders will receive a warning from law enforcement with repeated offenses resulting in a... more »
COLORADO SPRINGS- Council members debated for nearly four hours Tuesday evening on a proposal to ban panhandling downtown.
Just before 9 p.m., council members voted 8-1 to move forward with the ordinance.
Residents from both sides showed up to voice their input about the potential ban, many of... more »
Massa Spa, located at 3313 West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs, closed its doors after the third prostitution arrest at the business this year.
Sun Demanett, 58, was arrested on suspicion of keeping a place of prostitution and Tau Sook Lee was arrested on prostitution charges. Though it's a... more »