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This Week: Events in and around Colorado Springs

By: The Gazette
October 11, 2015 Updated: October 12, 2015 at 9:24 am
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photo - Growers Eric Piper, left, and Will Paprocki tend to plants in the mothering room Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Stained Glass Inc. in Colorado Springs. The dispensary is scheduled to open this weekend. The Colorado Springs City Council is proposing a six-month moratorium on new grow operations. Stained Glass owner John Cureton has invested $400,000 in a grow operation building and his new business could be hurt by it.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Growers Eric Piper, left, and Will Paprocki tend to plants in the mothering room Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Stained Glass Inc. in Colorado Springs. The dispensary is scheduled to open this weekend. The Colorado Springs City Council is proposing a six-month moratorium on new grow operations. Stained Glass owner John Cureton has invested $400,000 in a grow operation building and his new business could be hurt by it. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) 

Here are events scheduled in the Colorado Springs area this week:

- The Colorado Springs City Council will address the police body camera project and review medical marijuana licensing during its regular work session at 1 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

- The City Council will vote on a six-month moratorium on new cannabis clubs in the city and will review rezoning requests during its regular 1 p.m. meeting Tuesday in Council Chambers at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Read more here.

- The Board of El Paso County Commissioners will hold regular meetings at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the Centennial Hall Auditorium, 200 S. Cascade Ave. For the agenda, visit bcc.elpasoco.com.

- "Eat, Drink and Be Mayor," featuring Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers' introduction to city budget and ballot basics, will feature an interactive budgeting game and faux voting experience from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Mezzanine, 20 N. Tejon St. Register at csrisingprofessionals.org/events.

- The Colorado Springs City Council will discuss the 2016 city budget during reviews from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday in the Academy Room at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

- The public is invited to an open house on the Chestnut Street bridge replacement project over South Douglas Creek. The open house will take place on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Springs Journey Church, 1250 Vondelpark Drive. Colorado Springs City Engineering staff and representatives from the consultant HDR Inc. will discuss project status, new structure concepts and options, and tentative construction timelines.

- A right turn lane closure at northbound 8th Street and U.S. 24 will begin 9 p.m. Thursday and continue until 6 a.m. Friday for overhead utility work, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

- The Colorado Springs Planning Commission will review a proposed urban renewal plan for South Nevada Avenue to determine if it is consistent with the goals of the city's comprehensive plan. The Planning Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.

- The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area will hold a Take a Kid Mountain Biking day on Saturday in Salida. The event is designed to let kids experience mountain biking and simply get them outdoors. Those who want to participate should meet at Absolute Bikes at 330 W. Sackett Ave. Shuttles will ferry riders to the beginning of a 5-mile ride along the Arkansas River. Call AHRA at 539-7289 by noon Friday to reserve a spot.

- The Waldo Waldo 5K costume run will take place Saturday at the Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs. With their registration fee, participants will receive a Waldo or Wenda costume kit that includes a shirt, hat and glasses. Waldo and Wenda are characters from the popular "Where's Waldo?" children's books. Money raised from the race will go to support Waldo Canyon restoration. Cost to participate is $35. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

- A Pro Police Rally will be held Sunday to show community support for law enforcement. The rally will be in Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. It begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

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