This week around Colorado Springs: Mark your calendar

By: The Gazette
February 10, 2014 Updated: February 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

On the calendar this week around Colorado Springs:


Colorado Springs City Council will discuss a proposed ordinance on possession and penalties of marijuana at the Colorado Springs Airport during its work session at 1 p.m. Monday in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The council does not vote on proposed ordinances during its work session.


Colorado Springs City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., and consider the following:

- Decide if it wants to override Mayor Steve Bach's veto of its city ordinance on mayoral appointees. The council can override a veto with six votes, or a super majority.

- Vote on an ordinance related to possession and penalties of marijuana at indoor city facilities.

- Have a public hearing on the appeal by Flying Horse residents of a right-in, right-out access to the site from North Gate Boulevard. Flying Horse residents have been fighting a proposed convenience store.


A "Positive School Climate" information night for parents will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty High School auditorium, 8720 Scarborough Drive.

Any parent or school staff member in the region is invited to attend.

Hosted by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center, the event is designed to let parents know how they can help make their children's school experience as positive as possible.


A nonprofit organization specializing in tax and insurance issues will host a meeting for people affected by the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires, as well as the ensuing floods.

United Policyholders' free workshop Thursday concerns the nuances of filing taxes after a disaster, with advisors offering help on income tax benefits, documenting losses and special rules for federally-declared disasters.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Centennial Hall Auditorium, 200 S. Cascade Ave.

To reserve a spot, visit


Palmer Lake will hold a town hall meeting Saturday to discuss marijuana sales, fire mitigation and the upcoming April 8 general election. Saturday's meeting will be held at the Palmer Lake town hall and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.


Bighorn Sheep Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitors Center. Look for bighorns in their natural habitat with the center's high-power telescopes. The day offers lectures, presentations, cookies, cider and guided nature walks.

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