• Colorado Springs improves flood insurance score

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    The city of Colorado Springs improved its score in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System, which results in a reduction in flood insurance premiums for residents by 20 percent, NFIP officials said Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recognized the...

  • Southwest Colorado Springs floodplain changes could benefit planned homeless hub, development

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Fast-tracked floodplain revisions could hasten the construction of a homeless daycenter and shelter south of downtown Colorado Springs and ease development requirements across the city's west side. More than 1,000 properties along Fountain and Cheyenne creeks - including a massive...

  • Humane Society looking for help in restocking stolen trailer

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    An emergency response trailer belonging to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region was stolen Christmas Day, dumped on the side of the road and damaged beyond repair, the agency said Tuesday. The Community Animal Response Team trailer was stocked with supplies to house evacuated...

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