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  • Dewey’s Backpack Summer Family Fun

    By on July 3, 2018

    Looking for a Fun, FREE and Engaging Experience for your kids this Summer?  Stop by the Utilities’ Conservation & Environmental Center to experience Dewey’s Backpack.  Complete any of the exciting activities and take home your very own Dewey squeeze ball! Have FREE fun with Dewey while learning about Water and Energy: Go on a Plant Adaptation scavenger hunt in the

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  • Burn Restrictions-Pike National Forest

    By on July 3, 2018

    Stage II burn restrictions are in effect for the Pike and San Isabel National Forest Pikes Peak Ranger District–as well as the South Park, South Platte, and Leadville Ranger Districts. With this restrictions in place, the following are prohibited: Any open flame, including fire, campfire, stove fire, chargoal grill, barbeque, coal and wood burning stoves, and devices (stoves, grills, lanterns)

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  • Bike to Work Day Awards Party

    By on July 3, 2018

    Monday July 9, from 5:30 – 7 pm, at Trails End Taproom, 3103 W Colo Ave. Join us for a celebration and awards presentation for Bike to Work Day. Enjoy a diverse array of beverages and available food offerings. The Mayor will join us for a brief awards presentation at 6 pm. Find out who won the Corporate Challenge! Which

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  • Calendar Photo Contest

    By on July 3, 2018

    Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department is excited to announce the 6th Annual Discover Colorado Springs Calendar.  Share the beauty of our parks, trails, and open spaces.  The deadline for photo submissions is September 25, 2018.  See the city site for more information and guidelines at https://coloradosprings.gov/parks/page/parks-recreation-cultural-services-calendar-discover-colorado

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  • Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

    By on June 26, 2018

    The City of Colorado Springs is conducting its first urban tree canopy assessment of all the public and private trees within the city. Another benefit of the study has been a sample analysis of the city’s street tree inventory in two areas.The breakdown is available to view in this interactive map: https://pg-cloud.com/ColoradoSpringsCO/. City Forestry is asking residents to complete a

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  • Summary of Camp Creek Drainage Open House

    By on June 26, 2018

    A community open house was held on June 5, 2018 to provide a progress update on the Camp Creek Drainage Improvement The responses received are summarized here. For the refinement which removes the Water Street bridge and replaces it with two offset bridges, which Alternative do you prefer? Alternative 1: Southern replacement bridge at Pike Drive: 32% prefer Alternative 2:

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  • Public Meetings on Areas Surrounding Military Installations

    By on June 26, 2018

    The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will hold public meetings exploring topics related to areas surrounding Colorado Springs Military Installations.  Public meeting topics include, but are not limited to, ambient noise, air and ground operations, transportation, storm water/waste water, wildfire mitigation, ongoing military training, security, communication, growth trends surrounding the military installations, and how partnerships could assist with creating

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  • Plan COS Public Meetings

    By on June 26, 2018

    PlanCOS, the Colorado Springs Comprehensive Plan, is now in draft form ready for your input. The Trails and Open Space Coalition served on the Steering Committee that assembled this draft. View it now at: coloradosprings.gov/plancos. The deadline for comments is Aug 6th. Chapters of particular interest: Majestic Landscapes – Strategies include increased public funding Strong Connections – Strategies include adding

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  • 30th Street Corridor Public Meeting

    By on June 26, 2018

    The public is invited to learn about and comment on recommended alternatives for the project design of the 30th Street Corridor during a Public Meeting:  Thursday, June 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Holmes Middle School 2455 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, 80904 Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting should make the request by calling 719/488-5908

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  • Burn Restrictions in Effect

    By on June 26, 2018

    Effective June 8, the City of Colorado Springs has enacted this Burn Restriction Order (Order). The following acts are PROHIBITED within the City of Colorado Springs: Recreational fires Bonfires Open or prescribed burns Outdoor smoking in ALL CITY PARKS AND OPEN SPACES Small internal combustion engines operated without a properly installed, maintained, and functioning spark arrestor Recreational fireworks / devices requiring

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