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Public Hearing Regarding the Status of the Paint Mines

The El Paso County Parks and Community Services is coming up with a master plan.
Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 27, 2024

EL PASO COUNTY — One of Colorado's popular photo hot-spots could soon see some changes to protect its landscape.

The Paint Mines, south of Calhan, are a place of history and beauty.

Its unique colors and formations draw attention from locals and visitors across the U.S.

Unfortunately, it is also becoming damaged.

Melissa Hensley visited the site from Tennessee. Despite the beauty, she was upset by what she saw.

“The rocks are gorgeous, the formations are amazing. It bothers me that there is people climbing over the rocks, which surely you’re gonna damage it,” she says.

But, that could all change. News5 Piper Vaughn has the story.


Trump says he was shot in ear at Pennsylvania rally; shooter killed

Law enforcement is investigating the incident as an assassination attempt.

Rally attendee killed, suspected shooter dead after Trump campaign rally violence, AP reports

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