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  • Friends of Peregrine Park Award

    By on March 26, 2019

    Friends of Blodgett Open Space is now called Friends of Peregrine Park and Open Spaces,  due to their affiliation with the adjacent Home Owners Association.  They received a $1000 Trustee award from the Edmondson Foundation for their ongoing excellent work. The money will be used to support volunteer projects this summer.

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  • Celebrating the Progress Made at Blodgett Open Space

    By on March 26, 2019

    This article by Susan Davies is a reprint from the Gazette Woodman Edition on March 20, 2019 Outsider’s View: Celebrating the progress made at Blodgett Open Space A common complaint amongst park and open space users is inadequate parking. For that reason, as Blodgett Open Space grows by 64 acres after a recent purchase, 15 new parking spaces will be

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  • Stormwater Project Near Dublin and Rangewood

    By on March 20, 2019

    Stormwater Project Near Dublin and Rangewood Thanks to voter support of Ballot Issue 2A, the City continues to invest in stormwater projects that will positively impact neighborhoods around Colorado Springs. Several large stormwater projects are slated for construction this winter and one of them is in your area. The Rangewood Tributary Detention Pond will be near Rangewood Drive and Dublin

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  • News March 20, 2019

    By on March 20, 2019

    News March 20, 2019 Friends of Ute Valley Park Receive Community Service Award The Colorado Springs Fire Department presented the David J. Collas Community Service Award to the Friends of Ute Valley Park! The Friends of Ute Valley Park were recognized for their outstanding commitment to community safety through collaborative and cooperative efforts in wildfire risk reduction. The friends group provided

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  • 2019 Lineworkers Rodeo

    By on March 19, 2019

    Sat. March 30,  7:30 – 4:00 pm Rock Ledge Ranch, parking at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road FREE EVENT. Enjoy food trucks and family-friendly events while watching lineworkers from across the country compete. Opening Ceremony: 7:30 a.m. Competition: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids’ Zone activities: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit csu.org for more information or visit Facebook

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  • Community Service Award for Friends of Ute Valley Park

    By on March 19, 2019

    The Friends of Ute Valley Park received the David J. Collas Community Service Award from the Colorado Springs Fire Department on Saturday March 16, 2019.  The recipient of this award is to a group that exemplifies an outstanding commitment to community safety through collaborative and cooperative efforts in wildfire risk reduction. The David J. Collas award is in recognition of this

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  • News March 13, 2019

    By on March 13, 2019

    News March 13, 2019 Largest Neighborhood Park Renovation in City History Panorama Park will soon receive the largest neighborhood park renovation in city history. The City and several partners have drafted plans to upgrade the park, including: a new playground, walking paths, lighting and a community gathering space. Parks department will continue to gather community feedback about the park’s renovation this spring

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  • Telephone Poles at Rock Ledge Ranch

    By on March 12, 2019

    We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the conversation in the local community, and address it straight from the horse’s mouth! Colorado Springs Utilities is proudly part of the 2019 APPA Lineworkers Rodeo, and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site is the lucky location to host the event! The setup is quite extensive, and with the event well over a

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  • North End Woodlands: Together We Plant Trees

    By on March 11, 2019

    To honor the trees that sheltered us for more than 100 years, to dream generously for generations 100 years from now, and to preserve Palmer’s vision of a Garden City: the North End Woodlands mission is to replant the trees of the historic medians in the Old North End and create a sustainability fund for their future.   The North

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  • Boulder Park Update

    By on March 11, 2019

    We appreciate everyone that took the time to attend the first Boulder Park meeting on February 6, 2019. We had a great turn out, 53 people signed in. We hope the community will continue to share their support and take part in the next public meeting. A big thank you to the Friends of Boulder Park volunteers who helped plan

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