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The city proposes to require bear-resistant trash cans
west of Interstate 25. Have your say at public meetings
, which begin at 6 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Fire Station 18, 6830 Hadler View, and Aug. 29 at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.
Former Gov. John Hickenlooper
ended his presidential bid
on Aug. 15 and now is being eyed to take on Republican Cory Gardner
in the U.S. Senate race
On the heels of the city closing Prospect Lake
due to blue-green algae
, Colorado Springs Utilities
announced Aug. 14 that Pikeview Reservoir
tested positive for the algae. Humans and pets are banned, though fishing is still allowed.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
announced that 16 deputies
graduated from its training academy to work in the crowded Criminal Justice Center
, which has made headlines for assaults and inmate deaths.
Colorado Springs Airport
received a $9,000 grant from the Colorado Energy Office
to build a Level 2 dual-port electric vehicle charging station
, to be completed in early 2020.
The Rocky Mountain Vibes
baseball team will bury a time capsule
next month, after the final home game of their inaugural season. The time capsule will be opened April 27, 2069, (the birthday of mascot Toasty).
The Bureau of Land Management
anticipated no significant impact in Fort Carson
’s request to use 43 sites in Teller, Fremont and Park counties
to practice helicopter landings
said Aug. 19 it will forgo federal Title X
funding, which helps low-income people access contraception, rather than comply with a Trump administration-imposed “gag rule”
it called “dangerous, unethical, and harmful to patients.” The rule prohibits the agency from providing abortion referrals
A bat with rabies
was found at the Rainbow Falls Historic Site
on the western edge of Manitou Springs, El Paso County Public Health
reports. If you know of a person or pet that came in contact with a bat in the area call 578-3220 immediately.
The city will host an open house
at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
to present a draft historic preservation plan update, HistoricCOS