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Road improvements continue in Black Forest

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

Grant aids counseling for flood victims

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A grant will make it possible for The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to offer a crisis counseling program for Coloradans affected by floods in September. The department received initial funding of almost $792,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response. The program will fund work by eight… Continue Reading Grant aids counseling for flood victims

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In an effort to improve emergency response for individuals with disabilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reached out to Colorado Springs-based The Independence Center for assistance in communicating and synchronizing leaders within the states’ disability community. The Independence Center and other agencies in the state are examining what worked during the floods, which areas need… Continue Reading FEMA and Springs nonprofit coordinate after floods

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Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

Both the El Paso County Commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council have agreed to work together to solve the region’s stormwater issues. At its meeting yesterday, the commissioners approved a resolution about stormwater, just a week after the City Council approved an identical resolution. “City Council is pleased to be working in partnership with… Continue Reading Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

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“To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome.” – Edgar Allan Poe, “To Helen” The ruins of ancient Rome have fascinated historians, poets and melancholy romantics for centuries. Since Edward Gibbons’ monumental “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” historians have focused upon the politics of decay and collapse. But before… Continue Reading Colorado Springs: A modern-day ancient Rome?

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The Colorado Congressional delegation urged the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to lift the cap on funding for emergencies for transportation issues. The cap, at $100 million, isn’t going to be enough to meet the repair and rebuilding needs for state roads and bridges, according to a press release from the delegation. They’re asking Congress… Continue Reading State leaders ask Congress to lift emergency fund cap

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Initial flood damage at $10m, city officials say

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Recent flooding in Colorado Springs will cost about $10 million in repairs to public infrastructure, according to Bret Waters, the city’s emergency management division director. “It’s conservative,” Waters said at Mayor Steve Bach’s monthly press conference. “Today’s the first sunny day, so we’re out still looking for damage. It’ll be higher.” Gold Camp Road is… Continue Reading Initial flood damage at $10m, city officials say

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While Boulder, Estes Park and Lyons were hit harder than Colorado Springs during last week’s floods, the city’s infrastructure received significant damage in certain places. According to a press release from Colorado Springs, initial assessments show extensive damage on Gold Camp Road and Cheyenne Road. Gold Camp and Camp Creek had pond and sidewalk damage… Continue Reading Colorado Springs releases initial damage list

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