Updated: 05/01/2013 - A new report shows that rent is rising as rentals decline in the Colorado Springs metro area. The average rent in Colorado Springs grew year over year for the 13th quarter in a row during this year's first quarter - climbing 4.4 percent to $787. A report released today by the Colorado Division of Housing and the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado revealed the average and median rent for this year's first quarter as well as average rent in different regions. Read the full synopsis at the link here:
Updated: 05/02/2013 - Looking for a way to get rid of all those old documents and electronics? Join the Better Business Bureau, Mobile Record Shredders, Blue Star Recyclers and KKTV for the ninth annual Letter Rip Day! On May 3, you can bring up to five boxes of documents to the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center to be shredded for free. More than five boxes are permitted, but there will be a fee of $5 per additional box. Blue Star Recyclers will also be on hand to dispose of electronic waste and provide data destruction. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 3. The Freedom Financial Services Expo Center is located on 3650 N. Nevada in Colorado Springs.
Updated: 04/26/2013 - Detour established for wide-load vehicles- Vehicles exceeding 13-feet in width are required to use a CDOT-approved detour to avoid the I-25 expansion work zone. The detour is necessary because lane widths have been reduced in several areas between Monument and Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. For northbound vehicles, the detour is: US 24 Bypass (Mile Marker 139) east to Powers Boulevard; north on Powers Boulevard to SH 83; north on SH 83 to I-225; west on I-225 to northbound I-25. For southbound vehicles, the detour is: I-225 east to SH 83; south on SH 83 to Powers Boulevard; south on Powers Boulevard to US 24 Bypass; US 24 Bypass west to southbound I-25. Allow extra driving time, slow down in construction zones. Residents, commuters and others who drive I-25 between Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs and Monument are reminded to allow for extra driving time and to pay attention to reduced speeds in construction zones.
Posted: 04/25/2013 - Hope Wine and Spirits is hosting a bottle signing by photographer Mark Burns, highlighting The National Park Wine Collection. It's happening Saturday, April 27, 2013 from Noon until 2pm. The store is located at 7065 Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs (next to Albertson's at Austin Bluffs and Dublin.) You'll find more information at the link provided or by calling the store at 719-535-9463.
Updated: 04/26/2013 - Learn more about the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back day and find a location in your area. Locations in Colorado Springs that will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 are: 705 S. NEVADA AVE. --POLICE OPERATIONS CENTER 400 SECURITY BLVD. --SECURITY FIRE STATION #1 3255 AKERS DRIVE --HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY 4050 BRIARGATE PKWY -- MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH
Posted: 04/22/2013 - The Street Division continues its annual spring pothole-palooza over the next two weeks. In the first three weeks, City crews have filled over 3,000 potholes (over 1,000 per week). The intensive push to repair potholes continues for two more weeks and the Street Division needs help locating more potholes! We are asking drivers who spot potholes to call and report them to the Pothole Hotline – 385-ROAD (7623). When reporting a pothole, callers should provide detailed information such as street name, direction of traffic flow (north bound, south bound, etc.), the intersection, closest address (if known), side of the street, and location in the street such as left or right edge line or middle, inside or outside lane. Due to the huge influx of calls expected, citizens should not expect a personal reply to their request. Citizens with smart phones can download the City’s mobile request app to report potholes from www.springsgov.com/app. Potholes can also be reported through www.SprignsGov.com by clicking on “Customer Service” on the homepage. The City of Colorado Springs Streets Division maintains more than 1,500 center line miles of streets. A center line mile is the length of one mile of road regardless of the number of lanes. In the last 3 years, the City has filled an average of 25,500 potholes each year. Streets crews filled 28,821 potholes in 2012. The City does not repair potholes on County or State roads, such as South Academy south of Milton Proby (County) and Powers (State) and US 24 (State).
Posted: 04/19/2013 - The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is trying to get justice for a 4-month-old puppy that died after being thrown from a vehicle Friday morning. A witness saw the puppy being tossed out of a small SUV-style vehicle near the Village Inn on Garden of the Gods around 7:45 a.m. Animal Law Enforcement is now searching for a newer, dark gray, small SUV-type vehicle that was in the area of Garden of the Gods and I-25 around 7:45 a.m. Friday. The person responsible could face felony charges for cruelty to animals. If you have any information about this crime, call 473-1741.
Posted: 04/18/2013 - The International Pilgrim Statue or Weeping Madonna, will be at St. Joseph Church at 1830 South Corona Ave. in Colorado Springs. 7:45 a.m. - Procession into the Church (Knights of Columbus) 8:00 a.m. - Mass 8:30 a.m. - Rosary 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Quiet Time Visitations 3:00 p.m. - Divine Mercy Prayers 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Quiet Time Visitations 5:30 p.m. - Holy Hour 6:30 p.m. - Departure
Posted: 04/17/2013 - Looking for a job? Here's a great opportunity to find one! The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is holding a job fair Thursday. The job fair will be held at the Doubletree Hotel on Cheyenne Mountain Road from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out the link below to get a virtual tour of the job fair and register for the event!
Updated: 04/16/2013 - Jack Quinn's Running Club is calling on all runners to come out tonight at 6 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs decked out in your Boston Marathon attire (or any other race if you've never run Boston) or red, white and blue to show solidarity with the victim's of yesterday's bombing at the Boston Marathon. Visit the link below to get more information about the club.