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2 years 2 months ago

Council tightens fire code; tables TOPS

COLORADO SPRINGS - On a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council passed stricter fire codes for any new homes built in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire resistant Class A roofing materials are now required. Wooded siding and shake shingles are prohibited...

4 years 1 week ago

Monday fire only burned 3 acres

The Colorado Springs Fire Department reports a fire that started Monday in the Stratton Open Space area of southwest Colorado Springs only burned 2.7 acres. Over 80 people worked to stop the fire Monday afternoon. The fire was staffed until 5 p.m. Tuesday. It was not accessible by vehicle,...

4 years 3 months ago

Section 16 purchase finalized

An informal reception to commemorate the purchase of Section 16 will happen tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kinfolks in Manitou Springs, 950 Manitou Avenue. The sale is final today. This adds 640 acres of open space to Colorado Springs' westside network of parks and trails. The city's...

4 years 6 months ago

Section 16 gets council's approval

Colorado Springs City Council has approved to purchase Manitou Section 16 to keep the 640 acres of land open space. Section 16 is located on the southwest side of Colorado Springs. The vote was unanimous Tuesday afternoon. The city had been leasing the land since 2005 from the State...

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