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Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

Kristian and Jaenette Coyne are self-described Parade of Homes buffs. The Black Forest couple travels to Summit County and Denver to get their fix. This August, they’ll need only roll out of bed to begin touring one of this year’s Housing and Building Association’s annual parade homes. “I never thought we would be rebuilding a… Continue Reading Black Forest rebuild worthy of Parade of Homes

After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

Lucky is an aptly named Betta fish. He was rescued from a high school lab by Moriah Nelson, so she bestowed him his moniker. Moriah was home alone last June, her father Steve away on a fishing trip, her mother Stacie in Colorado Springs, miles from their Black Forest home. Stacie, seeing on the news… Continue Reading After the Flames: Builders bustling in Black Forest

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Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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Good fall weather is needed to wrap up transportation improvement projects in Black Forest, said El Paso County engineer Andre Brackin. The Black Forest fire and post-fire flooding have caused significant delay in getting the projects finished, he said. Contractors are continuing paving at Black Forest and Burgess roads, and will soon install traffic signals.… Continue Reading Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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Creating a new local music atmosphere

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We couldn’t have picked a more dramatic day to arrive in Colorado Springs. My family and I rolled into town from Chicago on the afternoon of June 12. As we drove past the huge cloud of smoke billowing up from Black Forest, we crossed our fingers that our home purchase, scheduled for the next day,… Continue Reading Creating a new local music atmosphere

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Area could have new case of donor fatigue

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Last year at this time, many of us who are involved in big or small ways with area nonprofit agencies were adding a new term to our vocabulary. Donor fatigue. The region had suffered during the Waldo Canyon fire, and we had endured most of the economic and personal aftershocks. For months, we heard story… Continue Reading Area could have new case of donor fatigue

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Fire mitigation: ways to protect your home

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Our community has faced a lot of destruction over the past 14 months as a result of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. While these have been challenging times, the community response — especially from our firefighters, law enforcement personnel and the military — was commendable and makes me proud to be a Colorado… Continue Reading Fire mitigation: ways to protect your home

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Black Forest resident sentenced for tax evasion

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A Denver District Court judge sentenced Jack Thomas to 10 years probation for failing to pay more than $60,000 in state taxes, penalties and interest. Thomas, a Black Forest resident and commercial airline pilot, did not pay state taxes between April 2004 and April 2008. Thomas defended himself throughout his trial by alleging erroneous issues,… Continue Reading Black Forest resident sentenced for tax evasion

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