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  • Construction begins on Uintah underpass

    By on January 18, 2018

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  • Santa Fe Trail construction 2018-19

    By on January 8, 2018

    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, with periodic trail closures. The New Santa Fe Regional Trail will remain open through the construction site, but all trail users must use the metal

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  • EPC to improve Widefield Park

    By on January 4, 2018

    El Paso County Parks will spend more than $360,000 to improve Widefield Community Park, located in Security-Widefield, southeast of Colorado Springs. Design and development will take place in the winter and early spring of 2018, with construction in the summer and fall of 2018.       So many exciting things are coming to this park! Installation of a new

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  • ONE Transportation Meeting Jan 18

    By on January 4, 2018

    Public invited to third Old/Near North End transportation study meeting Jan. 18 Meeting to discuss options for pedestrian safety improvements and bicycle infrastructure COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – 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. This meeting will specifically address

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  • Thank You!

    By on January 3, 2018

    Thank you for your support during the Give! campaign. 75 fine non-profits participated this year, and raised a total of $1.5 million for critical projects across our region. TOSC came in #4 in donations and #3 in number of donors. We could not have done so well without you! Those dollars will support our efforts in 2018 to improve trail

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  • Outdoor Fires for Warmth

    By on January 3, 2018

    The Colorado Springs Fire Department wants the public to know that they are aware of the many warming fires currently being lit throughout the City of Colorado Springs, often by the homeless population. These fires are often classified as “recreational”. It is important for citizens to be able to recognize the difference between a controlled recreational fire and a hostile

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  • UPDATE: Garden of the Gods Restroom Project

    By on January 3, 2018

    Parks Advisory Board – Present final master plan (Dec. 14, 2017) The Garden of the Gods Restroom Facility Improvement Plan was approved by the Parks Board on December 14, 2017. The two new restroom areas include the location adjacent to parking lot 7 (in the central garden) and south garden parking lot 10.  Parks employees are moving forward with RTA

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  • Ridge Road Closure

    By on January 3, 2018

    Starting Monday, January 8: Ridge Road access will be permanently closed between W. Pikes Peak Avenue and Colorado Avenue for the installation of a transit and trail plaza with bus, pedestrian, and bicycle oriented services.  To travel around the closure, motorists can take Colorado Avenue to S. 36th Street or S. 34th street to connect with W. Pikes Peak Avenue

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  • Enter to win–rafting with Echo Canyon

    By on December 29, 2017

    Limited Time only–enter to win a rafting trip with Echo Canyon! Now through December 31, donate any amount ($10 min) to the Trails and Open Space Coalition through IndyGive and use your special code to get entered in a drawing for two half-day rafting passes with Echo Canyon River Expeditions!   Here’s how to get entered: Donate to the Trails and

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  • A Tale of Two Signs

    By on December 18, 2017

    When the now infamous “blue frame” was first mentioned at a Colorado Springs Parks Board advisory meeting, it wasn’t discussed or voted on, and the entire presentation was over in a matter of minutes. That’s in sharp contrast to the process that normally occurs when something new is added to a park or city median. When the frame was installed

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