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1 year 8 months ago

Council tightens fire code; tables TOPS

COLORADO SPRINGS - On a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council passed stricter fire codes for any new homes built in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire resistant Class A roofing materials are now required. Wooded siding and shake shingles are prohibited...

2 years 3 months ago

Downed tree clean-up continues

Clean-up continues in the Sangre de Cristos on downed trees. Because of restrictions in wilderness areas, they're having to use handheld two-man saws in many areas, which requires each sawyer to be certified. We will have the latest today on News 5. -Lacey Steele Sent from my iPhone

3 years 1 week ago

Running through the weekend

Around 1,100 people spent their Labor Day Weekend running, literally. The American Discovery Trail Marathon is an all volunteer event that raises money for the Trails and Open Space Coalition and the Pikes Peak Road Runners. The race consists of a full marathon, half marathon, a marathon relay and...

3 years 1 month ago

Don't be a victim of a car break-in

Folks enjoying our local parks and trails are being targeted by thieves and some are forgetting to keep valuables out of sight in their cars. On Monday night three cars were broken into while they parked in a lot in monument valley park. CSPD says they have no leads...

3 years 3 months ago

Forest Service closing many unmanaged trails

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - Forest Service officials are closing several unmanaged Summit County trails this summer. Dillon Ranger District spokesman Ken Waugh says the user-created trails often become unmaintained ruts where runoff can affect water quality and fisheries. Affected trails include several miles in the Golden Horseshoe area in Breckenridge...

3 years 9 months ago

Section 16 purchase finalized

An informal reception to commemorate the purchase of Section 16 will happen tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kinfolks in Manitou Springs, 950 Manitou Avenue. The sale is final today. This adds 640 acres of open space to Colorado Springs' westside network of parks and trails. The city's...

3 years 10 months ago

Fountain Creek improvement plans announced

City leaders are unveiling plans to revitalize Fountain Creek in Pueblo. The city planning department has a 30-year master plan to improve the Fountain Creek corridor from 8th St., south to the Arkansas River confluence. The city wants to improve water quality, reduce the flooding risk and add trails and...

4 years 1 month ago

Local festival raised $25,000 for charity

If you hoisted a few pints last weekend, you contributed to a successful event that raised $25,000 for charity. The 2010 Springs Beer Fest in Antlers Park drew 1,800 attendees. The $25,000 raised is being donated to Friends of Cheyenne Canon, a non-profit organization and conservation group that...

4 years 7 months ago

Volunteer at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

If you enjoy the outdoors, want to meet new like-minded friends and want to contribute to your community--here's a great opportunity. Cheyenne Mountain State Park is recruiting new volunteers for the positions of Naturalists, Camp Hosts, Trails, Maintenance and Visitor Center hosts. An open house will be held this...

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