News Oct 21, 2015

Cheyenne Mtn Run Oct 24. Full Moon Hike Oct 25.
Vote YES for Trails on 2D. Manitou Springs TOPS vote.
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YES FOR TRAILS! Check out our new ad for Facebook…

Ballot issue 2D will allow the City of Colorado Springs to retain $2.1 million to spend on eight critical trail projects all over Colorado Springs.
Please put a sign in your yard for 2D!. If you would like to help distribute yard signs, or put one in your yard, please contact us to arrange pickup this week or next week.
The Trails and Open Space Coalition Board of Directors has also voted to support 2C, the sales tax for road repairs. Several of the projects listed for priority are in our public parks such as Cheyenne Cañon, Garden of the Gods and Palmer Park.

Manitou Springs votes on TOPS.

Manitou Springs voters will get the chance to vote on extending their Trails and Open Space (TOPS) tax in the November election.
Yes votes on 2F and 2G will continue to provide matching funds for open space, trails and parks grants in Manitou Springs.

More information.


Last chance to sign up for the Cheyenne Mtn Run 8-mile, 5K

Register now for the Cheyenne Mountain Run! Money raised will help build the Dixon Trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain. Choose the 8-mile or 5K run, or walk the course. Tech shirts for all registrants.
More information and registration.


Full Moon hike Oct 25 in Garden of the Gods.

 2015 Moonlight Hike Graphic
Moonlight hike in the Garden
Sunday, October 25, 6:30 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Ctr
Join us for our annual family-friendly hike. $5 per person, $10 per family.


More weekend fun in our parks!


Halloween Costume Carnival
Sat, Oct 24, 4-6 pm
Cheyenne Cañon Starsmore Center
2120 N Cheyenne Canyon Rd
Games, food, haunted trail, duck races, prizes and more. Come dressed in your cutest, scariest or funniest costume!
Ages 2-10. Free entry; small charge for some of the games. Benefits Friends of Cheyenne Cañon.
Sat, Oct 24,
Fountain Creek Nature Center
320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain
9 am – noon Pumpkin Carving
Reservations required, $5 per pumpkin
5:30 – 7:30 pm Jack-o-lantern trail walk
Campfire and marshmallows, animal stories, crafts, live bugs and snakes.
More information at:


Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia
Fri, Oct 23, 7 pm
Armstrong Theater
Documentary of the climb on the north face of the Eiger, and how Jeff is facing a life-changing disease with the same courage & strength. Proceeds benefit medical expenses. Personal appearance, drawings, prizes. Buy tickets.
Thurs, Oct 29
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Palmer High School Gymnasium
325 N. Wahsatch 
Be part of the legacy –
Help plan the long-term future of the Shooks Run Corridor- the second  in a Series of Public Workshops.
Sat, Oct 31
Cleanup 10-2
Costume Contest noon
Bring your favorite pooper scooper and help clean up the dog park! Gloves, bags, and buckets provided. Costume prizes for best, most original, and volunteer/dog look alike.  More info: 520-6983.


Check our volunteer calendar for details and sign up information.
Oct 24 (Sat)
8 am Incline Connector Trail
8:30 am Red Rock Canyon Open Space
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Oct 31 (Sat)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Nov 5 (Thurs)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Nov 7 (Sat) 
8 am Palmer Park
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
Nov 8 (Sun)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods


TOSC Member Celebration October 22.

Trails and Open Space Coalition Members, join us for our annual Members’ Celebration!Thursday, October 22 we will gather to celebrate a successful year with Trails and Open Spaces, and thank YOU for your support. Food, drink, prizes, fun! Members of record will receive details in your Fall newsletter, arriving in the mail any day.
Not a member? Join today!
Didn’t get your newsletter yet? Contact us!

Thank you to our event sponsors: Picnic Basket, Bristol Brewing, Sovereignty Wines, KRCC, Adventures Out West, Hiking Bob Adventures and Dave Dombach.
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