Moderate snow continues to fall for some areas of northern El Paso and Teller Counties, accumulating in the grass and yards. Meanwhile, in the plains and along the southern I-25 stretch, light rain/snow mix continues. Take it slow on the roadways - due to VERY strong winds, we are seeing blowing dirt and snow (depending on the region), which is tremendously reducing visibility. Click on the Weather tab for more information on the forecast.
Are you happy with the quality of life in the Pikes Peak region? A new survey says most people are.
The survey of 1,000 residents was funded by local businesses and organizations, and coordinated by the Pikes Peak United Way. It was conducted over the telephone. The surveyors wanted to find out how people feel about our community and the issues facing us.
According to these survey results, people seem to have very few complaints. More than 91 percent of those interviewed said they rate the quality of life in our region as good or excellent.
Residents were also asked about what is most important issue facing the region. Most people said traffic. But even as the No. 1 concern, that issue was only raised by 14 percent of those polled.
Jerry Smith with the United Way was surprised that issues like homelessness didn't seem to register with residents. He said that shows a need to educate the community that those problems do exist.
The survey also suggests that most residents don't have a strongly favorable opinion of our political leaders.