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.
Posted: 04/15/2013 - Once again, USPS will accommodate the parade of people pursuing a postmark proving punctual posting of their tax returns.
Posted: 04/12/2013 - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Colorado Springs Together will distribute sandbags Saturday April 13 to homeowners that could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. These 50-pound sandbags will be given away free to residents at the Verizon Wireless building (2424 Garden of the Gods Road) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to fill sandbags and help residents load them in their cars. Residents wanting to pick up sandbags should enter the Verizon Wireless parking lot off of Flying W Ranch Road. For information on potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire, click on the link below. Residents are advised to consult a certified erosion and sediment control consultant or contractor to manage flooding mitigation on their private property. Sandbags should not be placed in the public right-of-way.