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1 year 10 months ago

CC to hold panel discussion on downtown homeless

COLORADO SPRINGS - The issue of panhandling in downtown Colorado Springs is back in the news because the panhandlers themselves are back. Following a failed attempt to completely ban soliciting downtown, Colorado College will host a series of Community Conversations to find better solutions to help the chronically homeless and...

3 years 2 months ago

'Squatting' could be to blame for recent fires

Last Sunday an outbuilding of an apartment complex burned to the ground on Hathaway Drive nearly taking another building with it. The suspected cause was transients living in the abandoned buildings. Less than a week later an abandoned warehouse on Sierra Madre in Colorado Springs was engulfed in flames. It...

3 years 3 months ago

Police: Homeless issues are still here

Day after day Officers Brett Iverson and M.J. Thompson walk the trails around Colorado Springs. They're part of CSPD's Homeless Outreach Team. On a day like this they're trying to get the city's homeless off the cold streets and in to a shelter. "The last thing we want to find...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Homeless moving out of camps

A spot just northwest of I-25 and Cimarron used to be a packed homeless camp. Now just three weeks after the no camping ordinance went into effect all signs of the camp are gone. Police say so far it's been smooth goings. "We've seen a lot of movement, good movement."...

5 years 2 months ago

"Tent City" getting worse by the day

It's a part of our community some would rather not talk about; the homeless camps along the creek beds. While it's never been a very clean community, the problem is getting worse as those camps grow. It's some of the most unsanitary conditions one could ever imagine. With the vote...

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