Grant awarded to develop plan for Monument Creek

Grant awarded to develop plan for Monument Creek

According to a news release from the city of Colorado Springs, a study to develop a plan to protect and restore the Monument Creek watershed will start in July thanks to a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant/Disaster Recovery planning grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. According to the release, the grant will be […]

City plans open for citizen review, comment

City plans open for citizen review, comment

The city of Colorado Springs announced via a news release that it is developing a proposed five-year (2015-2019) Consolidated Plan, one-year (2015) Annual Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan for the use of federal block grant funds. The Consolidated Plan is drafted to meet federal requirements, as set forth by the U.S. Department of Housing […]

Demon pothole changed a person’s life

Demon pothole changed a person’s life

The city fixed my pothole last week. Yes, my pothole. I claim this pothole because of a particular relationship I developed with it and with gravity nearly two months ago. I adopted this particular gaping hole in the middle of a crosswalk on Tejon Street at Platte Avenue after I tripped on it and fell […]

King: No city-referred measures in November

King: No city-referred measures in November

It looks as if Colorado Springs City Council won’t refer any charter amendments to city voters this fall. Here’s the text of an email from Council President Keith King to his colleagues (in italics). Council Members: We just finished the agenda planning session for Monday and Tuesday. There are two issues that I want to […]

Volunteer needed on regional board

Volunteer needed on regional board

The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Community Advisory Committee. The Committee is a non-technical body comprised of volunteers who offer a citizen’s perspective on items like transportation, the environment and military growth impacts in the region. It also is in place […]

CSFD signs contract with AMR

CSFD signs contract with AMR

The City of Colorado Springs signed a contract with American Medical Response Tuesday. The five-year contract will go into effect April 1. The goal, according to a city press release, is to enhance ambulance services to residents within the city and enclaves of unincorporated areas within the city. With headquarters in Colorado, AMR is the current […]

Water Conservation Board donates $175K grant for flood study

Water Conservation Board donates $175K grant for flood study

The Colorado Water Conservation Board contributed a $175,000 grant to assist in studying methods of flood restoration and mitigation for two watersheds in the Pikes Peak region. The study will begin in January and focus on the restoration and protection of the Cheyenne Creek and Upper Fountain Creek watersheds, city officials explained Wednesday in a […]

Springs to host 2014 USA Pro Challenge

America’s Race, the USA Pro Challenge, returns to Colorado Springs for the 2014 tour. The Pro Challenge is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race. The Springs will host Stage four of the race. Colorado Springs was a host city in 2011 for the prologue and in 2012 for the penultimate stage of the race. […]

City and CSU sign 5-year fleet maintenance contract

Colorado Springs city government and Colorado Springs Utilities signed a five-year contract last week with an international company that will provide fleet maintenance services for both entities beginning next year. City officials said outsourcing fleet maintenance of more than 3,500 vehicles and equipment is estimated to save the city and Utilities more than $4 million […]

CH2M’s stormwater assessment ready

Earlier this year, the Regional Storm Water Task Force presented details of the area’s stormwater mitigation needs. On Oct. 9, engineering firm CH2M Hill released its comprehensive City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Needs Assessment to Mayor Steve Bach and City Council. CH2M Hill was contracted by the city to give a third-party overview on the […]

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