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Open spaces more valuable than you realize

It’s the fire season … and the tourist season. Fires cost us money. Tourists bring us money. And when the fires come, the tourists don’t — which is a double hit on the economy. Fortunately, in Colorado Springs, we have a remarkable asset that can be used to fight fires and draw tourists: protected open… Continue Reading Open spaces more valuable than you realize

Open-space advocates cast eye on Banning Lewis

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Open-space advocates hope the bankruptcy of the company that owns the 21,000-acre Banning-Lewis ranch may pave the way to the creation of a vast regional park in southeastern Colorado Springs. The park would link the 522-acre Corral Bluffs open space with the 693-acre Jimmy Camp Creek Park. Phyllis Cahill, who helped lead the fight to… Continue Reading Open-space advocates cast eye on Banning Lewis

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Boulder voters will decide in November whether they want a tax increase to help the county buy more open space land. Boulder County commissioners unanimously agreed to put the question on the ballot asking voters to authorize a 0.15 percent sales and use tax, which amounts to 15 cents on every $100. Parks and Open… Continue Reading Boulder County to ask voters for open space tax

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