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Fountain River – change the name and the image

Times were a lot simpler in the 19th Century. If you were a European explorer wandering through the Colorado mountains, you gave names to rivers and mountains, lakes and creeks, and whatever else caught your fancy. A mountain long known as Tava became James Peak, then Pike’s Peak, and later lost its apostrophe to become… Continue Reading Fountain River – change the name and the image

Council rebels, wants lawyer

Since six newcomers joined the Colorado Springs City Council five months ago, all nine members of the city’s legislative body have embraced a single goal. They want their own lawyer. “This is the most important issue that we’ll have to deal with,” said Council President Keith King at a post-election Council retreat last May. City… Continue Reading Council rebels, wants lawyer

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The Fountain Creek Watershed Trails and Recreation Project has won a $2.5 million Great Outdoors Colorado lottery grant, one of eight funded via a special rivers corridor initiative to foster outdoor recreation and land preservation. The money will be used to turn Fountain Creek into a recreational asset in Pueblo and El Paso Counties.  … Continue Reading Fountain Creek receives $2.5 million for trails, recreation

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Fountain Creek could be a big economic driver for the Pikes Peak region — but it needs some serious work first. Public officials and utilities workers are considering plans to upgrade the creek, which include turning part of it into a recreational draw similar to what Pueblo has done with its Arkansas Riverwalk, which winds… Continue Reading Fountain Creek – Colorado Springs’ riverwalk?

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It’s hard to imagine a developer springing for more than $1 million to clean up homeless camps and debris along his property’s Fountain Creek streambed. Not in this economy. But that’s what Gold Hill Mesa owner and investor Bob Willard did last year when he partnered with the City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise Program… Continue Reading Developer spends $1.5M to restore streambed

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