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Santa Claus hands a child a Christmas gift during Santa on Patrol last December. Santa and his elves will once again bring toys to kids in need in the Tri-Lakes area on Dec. 21. Santa will arrive via police cruiser accompanied by additional police cars and fire engines with sirens blaring.
All children look forward to opening those Christmas presents tucked under the tree Christmas morning, but sadly some children won’t have anything to open because of the financial hardships that their families face.
A tax increase that would have restored critical services that Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has had to cut over the years was turned down by voters.
A tax increase that would have allowed the Donald Wescott Fire Protection District to hire more firefighters failed among voters.
Signs from a local citizens group in support of the D-38 mill levy override dot the Tri-Lakes area. The D-38 board of education has approved specifics on how the money will be spent the first year if voters approve the MLO. The board of education plans to keep all the money in the classroom.
In less than three weeks, citizens will vote whether or not to approve a mill levy override that Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is seeking.
Debbie Ross, a retired Lewis-Palmer School District 38 teacher and breast cancer survivor, models clothing from Macy’s during the Pretty ‘n’ Pink luncheon and fashion show on Oct. 16. The fundraiser raises money for breast cancer survivors 6-12 months out of treatment to attend a HOPE Retreat.
It was one survivor’s dream to see women who had battled breast cancer to move on to the next phase of their lives.
Students at Discovery Canyon can’t exactly go into space, but for one week space has come to them.
Wescott Fire Protection District was asking voters to approve a tax measure that would increase the property tax by four mills. If approved the fire district planned to hire more firefighters.
Come November, citizens in the Wescott Fire Protection District will decide whether or not to approve a tax increase to help fund the fire district.
Students Mario Facinelli, left, and Kevin Eells are glad to be part of the project because both boys have grown up spending time at the lake and want it restored back to what it should be.
Seeing Palmer Lake filled with water doesn’t just mean something to the adults who live in the community. It means something to the countless children who up until two years ago went fishing in the lake or watched a fireworks display over the water.
For the past few years the state has been in a drought and the last two summers it has experienced devastating wild land fires and record breaking temperatures.
t’s been a long time since Aimee Purdue, 84, has been able to see out onto her property, but with the help of some dedicated volunteers she now can.
Nearly a lifetime of Richard Pankratz’ work will be on display for the community to admire during an upcoming art exhibit at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts.
It's been a long time since Aimee Purdue, 84, has been able to see out onto her property, but with the help of some dedicated volunteers she now can.
Authorities have searched the Vallecito home of Dylan Redwine’s father, Mark Redwine, nearly two months after the remains of the teen were found in rugged terrain nearby.
The sound of music, and lots of it, will be heard coming from the Lake of the Rockies Campground in Monument at the end of the month but one distinct instrument, known to many, will also be heard and that’s the fiddle playing from The Charlie Daniels Band.
Funds needed to help with everyday animal care, animal medical fund and equipment replacement
The Monument Bull Bash was a first for the area and was a lot of fun for people who came to watch but it also raised money for a good cause.
When the Black Forest Fire started Chief Bob Harvey of the Black Forest Fire/Rescue said he saw the smoke and immediately called it in and requested a brush truck.
Master carver Sheldon Roberts carves an eagle out of a burnt tree at Edith Wolford Elementary School in Black Forest. Bill Fee, owner of Nature of Things Chain Saw Art in Manitou Springs, and his team were asked by Academy School District 20 to make some carvings of woodland creatures out of a few of the burnt trees in the playground to greet students when they come back to school in the fall.
Students at Edith Wolford Elementary School in Black Forest have had a traumatic summer and when they go back to school in the fall there will be some sense of normalcy.
The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Board of Education voted unanimously to seek a mill levy override in the upcoming November election.
An arrest warrant has been issued for reality television star Beth Chapman for the alleged harassment of a teenage girl at Monument Lake.
A bomb threat was called in to the Walgreens on Baptist Road forcing the evacuation of the store.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who robbed the People's Bank on Woodmoor Drive and is asking for the public's assistance for help identifying the suspect.
El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has received praise for his handling of the Black Forest Fire and his stance on gun control laws and many in the community think he should make a run for governor but he is not planning to run for office.
Customers of Donala Water and Sanitation District have assigned watering days, but they are not the same as Colorado Springs Utilities.
Fundraising efforts to help restore Palmer Lake are underway with the first concert in the Summer Festival 2013 bringing in $4,500.
The bracelets read “Hope for Dylan Redwine” and for seven months his family and friends held on to hope that he would come home.
Members of the Westcott Fire Protection District put tree branches in a chipper during a community clean-up day for Pleasant View Estates in May. The community has a bi-annual fire mitigation day. Local fire departments have stressed the importance of fire mitigating to protect homes from wild land fires.
By now everyone living in the Pikes Peak region has seen the destruction from the Waldo Canyon Fire and Black Forest Fire.
Many students and staff members in both Academy School District 20 and Lewis-Palmer School District 38 were affected by the Black Forest Fire in some way or another.
Just a little over a week after the most destructive fire in Colorado history started the fire is now 95 percent contained and some residents have been allowed to go home.
During a community meeting for Black Forest resident emotions ran high for those seeking information about assistance, the status of their homes and when they would be allowed re-entry.
The Black Forest Fire is still at five percent containment but El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is very pleased that the firefighters haven't lost any additional ground and there were no additional structures lost on the second night of the fire.
Two people have died as a result of the Black Forest Fire. El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said the remains of two people have been found.
The Black Forest Fire has destroyed 360 homes making it the worst wildfire in the Colorado history.
The Black Forest Fire has consumed nearly 8,500 acres and burned close to 100 buildings 24 hours after it started.
Academy School District 20 School in the Woods as it appeared two years ago. The school is in Black Forest located on Vollmer Road, east of Black Forest Road. The school is still standing but the grounds around it have received fire damage. Edith Wolford Elementary School is also still standing but has sustained fire damage to its grounds as well.
Black Forest is home to two Academy School District 20 elementary schools, and the morning after the fire started, the schools were still standing.
Nine hours after the Black Forest Fire started nearly 8,000 acres have burned and the fire is at zero percent containment.
A grass fire started by a blown transformer off of Spruce Mountain Road on June 3 was quickly contained. The fire was contained to a small area and didn’t affect trains.
A small fire in Palmer Lake near the railroad tracks was quickly contained before it spread.
Pam Smith, who has been the interim town manager for the town of Monument for the past six months, was named town manager at the last board of trustees meeting.
The El Paso County Board of Commissioners approved the final plat for the Eagle Forest subdivision in Black Forest with an amendment.
Residents of the Tri-Lakes area were invited to a public scoping meeting about potential plans by the Bureau of Land Management to open drilling leases.
Veterans were honored at the Monument cemetery during an annual Memorial Day ceremony.