News Jan 18, 2018

News Jan 18, 2018
Uintah underpass project breaks ground.
City Council considers sports stadium at Antlers Park.
Tonight! Public meeting on Old/Near North End Transportation.
Volunteer with Fountain Creek Nature Center Jan 20.
Full Moon Hike at Bear Creek Jan 31.
New Santa Fe Trail closures on Air Force Academy.
Major trail work on Fountain Creek Regional Trail.
Cheyenne Cañon Master Plan meetings Jan 25 and Feb 1.
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Construction begins on trail underpass at Uintah

Crews have broken ground on the construction of the Uintah St underpass, a Phase 1 Legacy Loop project.

Read more.

City Council considers sports stadium downtown
City Council heard a presentation from downtown businessman Perry Sanders and officials from the Switchbacks Football Club about activating Antlers Park to house a sports stadium. The City would retain ownership of the property.
We will be contacting decision-makers to learn more about the proposal and will continue to report on the details as we get them.

Tonight! Cars, walking, biking–how to help people get around safely in the Near and Old North End–Public Meeting

Old/Near North End Transportation Study 
Thurs, Jan. 18, 6-8 pm
City Auditorium, 
Residents are invited to participate in the third in a series of meetings to discuss how to address transportation and safety concerns in the Old/Near North End neighborhoods.

More information.

Nature Center needs volunteers Jan 20

Martin Luther King, Jr Service Day
Sat, Jan 20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fountain Creek Regional Park
To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who asked, “What are you doing for others?” we invite you to help remove invasive elm trees from the nature center trails, then join around a campfire for s’mores! Must be able to use a handsaw. Free. Preregistration required.

Register at this link.

Active Adults Full Moon Hike Jan 31
Active Adult Series: Full Moon Hike
January 31, 6:00 PM
Celebrate the full moon as we walk along the trails of Bear Creek Nature Center, enjoying the sights and sounds of moonlit trails. Be prepared for cold and possibly snowy or icy conditions. Preregistration required. $3/member, $4/guest. Adults only.

Register here.

New Santa Fe Trail construction on AFA

The United States Air Force Academy will begin a large scale construction project at the South Gate Bridge between January 2018 and June 2019. This construction activity will impact the New Santa Fe Regional Trail.
The New Santa Fe Trail will remain open through the construction site, but will be routed through a metal connex box tunnel. There will be periodic trail closures at the South Gate Bridge.

Read more about the closure schedule on our blog.

Two flood restoration projects moving forward on Fountain Creek Trail.
Two damaged stretches of the Fountain Creek Regional Trail will see repairs in the first quarter of this year, according to a report at the El Paso County Parks Advisory Board on Jan 10.

A 400-foot section of the trail near Camping World will be relocated away from the creek. The trail is currently closed. It will reopen in February after construction is completed. No detour is available.

A 300-foot section will be constructed and the creek bank reinforced at the Maxwell St trailhead. This trail is currently open. Trail will be closed for 1-2 weeks during construction; a detour during non-working hours will be available.

More info and maps on our blog.

Public Meetings–GET INVOLVED! 
Don’t wait until the decisions are made and THEN have opinions about the process.

N Cheyenne Cañon Master Plan Workshops
Thursday, Jan 25, 6 pm
Thursday, Feb 1, 6 pm
Tuesday, March 6, 5 pm
Cheyenne Mtn HS 
 
Help create the Master Plan for North Cheyenne Cañon by attending these community workshops and weighing in on plans for the future of the park..

More information.

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