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THE GAZETTE - Published: March 31, 2014

The United Policyholders, a nonprofit consumer group, will hold another of its "Roadmap to Recovery" workshops Thursday to help those who lost property in the Black Forest and Waldo Canyon fires and 2013 floods. The free workshop, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Woodmen Valley Chapel, 8292 Woodmen Valley View, will include experts in valuing losses and negotiating settlements.

A training session for Joint Information Center volunteer call takers will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Pikes Peak United Way 211, the city of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are seeking volunteer call takers. This training is the same as the sessions conducted in February. RSVP to Claire Sanderson by emailing Claire@ppunitedway.org or call 955-0746.

The city of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will host a resident preparedness meeting on the post-Waldo Canyon fire flash flood risk Wednesday for residents along Camp Creek.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at The Castle at Glen Eyrie, 3820 N. 30th St., and will include updates on the increased flash-flood risk from damage in the Waldo Canyon burn scar and ongoing flood mitigation efforts.

Colorado Springs City Council members Val Snider and Andy Pico will join members of the Colorado College Energy, Environment and Security Project, the Sierra Club, the Utilities Policy Advisory Committee and Colorado Springs Utilities for a panel discussion on "The Future of Energy in Colorado Springs: a Discussion of the Martin Drake Power Plant."

The free event begins at 7 p.m. Monday at Colorado College's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave.

For more information, go to Campus Calendar on the CC website, www.coloradocollege.edu, and look at the events scheduled for Monday.

Colorado Springs City Council member Don Knight will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Fire Station 14, 1875 Dublin Blvd.

The agenda includes City for Champions, Drake power plant and North Nevada task force.

Green Mountain Falls and Monument will each hold elections Tuesday to vote for mayor and town trustees.

Monument has three open trustee seats and also will choose a mayor to replace Travis Eaton.

Green Mountain Falls Mayor Lorrie Worthey is seeking a second term and is challenged by Jane Newberry. The western El Paso County town also has three trustee seats open.

Woodland Park residents will have chances Monday and Tuesday to share their vision of what a vibrant downtown might look like for the Teller County town.

Downtown Colorado Inc., a nonprofit that does assessments for communities to help identify needs and strengths in commercial districts and town centers, will be in the town of more than 7,500 people both days.

Woodland Park officials and DCI will hold two public events, encouraging residents to be a part of the process.

On Monday, residents can stop by the Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., to talk about their vision for creating a better downtown Woodland Park.

Then on Tuesday, after DCI has had the chance to tour the town and meet with government officials and local business owners, residents can stop by the Cultural Center to hear the organization's findings and to participate in focus groups and further discuss their ideas and Downtown Colorado's presentation.

Monday's event at the Cultural Center begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday's presentation begins at 6 p.m.

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