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Ask a typical Colorado Springs business owner, employee or resident about something related to Fountain, Monument or Green Mountain Falls, and you’ll likely receive nothing more than a shrug in reply. Likewise, try to engage someone from Manitou Springs, Palmer Lake or Calhan about issues specific to Colorado Springs, and you’ll probably hear a similar […]
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The Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority (PPRDA), aka the Pikes Peak Regional Stormwater Authority, aka the Pikes Peak Regional Flood Control Authority is, like the summer floods that it seeks to mitigate, building momentum. At Monday’s City Council work session, Councilors considered and commented on a proposed intergovernmental agreement establishing...
At 9:40 PM Monday morning a serious fire broke out in the downtown Drake Power Plant, sending plumes of black smoke hundreds of feet in the air above the plant. Observers described flames shooting out of the southeastern part of the Drake complex. The fire was contained at 11:45 a.m.,...
Residents may see smoke and several emergency vehicles near the Colorado Springs Airport Thursday as the Colorado Springs Airport and Office of Emergency Management conduct a mass casualty response exercise. Airport operations will not be affected by the exercise. The exercise will allow personnel from all participating organizations to test...
A Federal Emergency Management Agency mobile disaster recovery center will be open in Colorado Springs Nov. 11-16. Colorado Springs residents affected by the September storms may apply for individual assistance and visit with FEMA representatives at the disaster recovery center, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m....
Colorado Emergency Training Services will offer a Disaster Preparedness Basics training from 2 - 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3041 Jet Wing Dr.  This free event will focus on how to pack mobile disaster kits, how to plan prior to an occurrence, and understanding disasters and their effects on the...