For years, cars line every inch of curb on most school days in the Cragmor neighborhood near the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Residents say students, staff and visitors to UCCS drive wrecklessly in pursuit of vacant parking spots making it danger to drive or walk the neighborhood. This is an October 2012 photo.
Mary Anne Hastings, her dog Sally Rose, and Tia Price display the pink flamingo lawn ornaments they use to advertise their westside neighborhood?s Flamingo Friday block parties. Bill Vogrin / The Gazette
The 1859 pioneer Garvin Cabin is the centerpiece of Bankcroft Park in the Old Colorado City National Historic District. It existed when the second Territorial Legislature met in 1862 in Colorado City, as the town was known prior to being annexed into Colorado Springs in 1917. This is a 2009 file photo.
Residents are proud of the new Mill Street Neighborhood community garden. It has become a gathering place for residents who also appreciate new streets, sewers, sidewalks, curbs and gutters being installed in the blue-collar neighborhood south of downtown in the shadow of the Drake Power Plant. Bill Vogrin / The Gazette