Posted: 07/24/2013 - -El Paso County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Division, City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, and the City of Manitou Springs will share the Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar at a preparedness meeting Wednesday, July 24 for residents and businesses along the waterways of Fountain Creek. Meeting is open to the public. - Fountain Creek Area Preparedness Meeting - Wednesday, July 24 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Al Kaly Shrine, 6 South 33rd Street (33rd and Pikes Peak Ave.) Potential impact on Fountain and Camp creeks identified in the Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis for the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar will be addressed. Online maps to determine the flash flood risk are also available.
Posted: 07/23/2013 - According to Colorado Springs Utilities, beginning August 1 drought surcharge pricing will decrease because of customer savings, weather conditions and late season snow pack. Outdoor watering will still be restricted to two days a week, but the the entry point for "block 3" water pricing has been increased to 2,500 cubic feet of water usage, up from 2,000 cubic feet. Additional details are available at the link below.
Posted: 07/22/2013 - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will offer a self-help sandbag filling station at Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W Ranch Road, for homeowners who could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Sand is available until it is gone on a first-come, first-served basis during daylight hours only. Residents must bring their own shovels Empty sandbags are available at the following fire stations (100 bags per address per day): Station 18: 6830 Hadler View near Flying W Road and Centennial Blvd, Station 9: 622 Garden of the Gods Rd, Station 12: 445 Rockrimmon Blvd, Station 5: 2830 W. Colorado Ave.
Posted: 07/19/2013 - The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management has opened a self-help sandbag filling station at Wilson United Methodist Church, 6460 Flying W Ranch Road, for homeowners who could be impacted by potential flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Sand is available until it is gone on a first-come, first-served basis during daylight hours only. Residents must bring their own shovels. Empty sandbags are available at the following fire stations (100 bags per address per day): Station 18: 6830 Hadler View near Flying W Road and Centennial Blvd, Station 9 at 622 Garden of the Gods Rd, Station 12 at 445 Rockrimmon Blvd, and Station 5 at 2830 W. Colorado Ave.
Updated: 07/19/2013 - Looking for something fun for your family over the weekend? Check out the Dinosaur Express! From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, kids and parents can "follow dinosaur tracks" by train and participate in a number of dinosaur-related activities! The Dinosaur Express is part of the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. For more information, follow this link!
Posted: 07/17/2013 - "The Neighborhood Watch Program is a major crime prevention effort of the Pueblo Police Department. This national program is showing results in many jurisdictions around the country. ... To get started, please call Crime Prevention Officer Shelly Taylor at (719) 553-2418 to schedule an initial meeting date." There is more information from the police department provided at the link below.
Posted: 07/16/2013 - Residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged in the Black Forest Fire will get free gate admission to the 2013 El Paso County Fair. Residents will only need to show a picture ID with an address matching the Assessor’s list of destroyed or damaged homes to receive the free gate pass for any day of the fair.
Posted: 07/15/2013 - STAGE 1 RESTRICTIONS : Prohibits the following activities: 1. Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials, and those other exceptions/exemptions as noted in Section 8. 2. The sale or use of fireworks (as defined in Section 6) pursuant to C.R.S. § 30-15-401(1)(n.5). 3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
Posted: 07/15/2013 - The Colorado Springs Police Department is trying to identify the rightful owners of some recovered property. It was found during a recent burglary investigation. Police say the majority of the items were taken during home burglaries in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, sometime this year or last year. To check out the recovered property, click on the link.
Posted: 07/15/2013 - It may be mid July, but it's not too early to start thinking about the upcoming school year. 11 News wants to make sure all the kids in southern Colorado are ready to go back to school--and you can help. Starting Monday, July 15, we are holding our annual "Stuff the Bus" supply drive. For the next two weeks, you can drop off school supplies at bins set up at local Walmarts. Please join us in helping to make sure all area children get their school year off to a great start!
Posted: 07/12/2013 - There will be a benefit for Black Forest Fire victims from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 at Challenger Middle School on 10215 Lexington Drive. There will be a concert, silent auction, activities for kids and more. Tri-Lakes Cares will be there with collection truck, and other organizations will be on site to collect for first responders and La Foret.