Colorado

EPC Department of Public Works Trains on Snow Plow Simulator

Our Department of Public Works puts a lot of preparation into snow season, and one of the coolest ways they train is with this Snow Plow Simulator. Take a behind-the-scenes look at this life-like training, with car crashes, crazy weather and all! Our Public Information Office staff even gave the simulator a try, and let’s…

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS WITH THE FAC

Celebrate 100 Years with the FAC – Fine Arts Center Join us as we celebrate the Broadmoor Art Academy’s official birthday and the opening of The Broadmoor Art Academy and Its Legacy, 1919-1970, an FAC Legacy Series exhibition that brings together hundreds of works from dozens of local, national, private, and public collections, interpreted by…

Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch

In recognition of the bounty of a traditional fall harvest, the Ranch will be filled with activities and fun in the crisp autumn air. Take a wagon ride with the family, listen to old-time music, pick a pumpkin to take home, scramble for candy, kick back on the lawn with a slice of pie, take…

I-25 Cable Barrier Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation crews are installing and resetting median cable barrier along I-25 between Pueblo and Colorado Springs to prevent median crossover crashes. The work is in response to the crash history and increased traffic in this area. Work includes the reset of median cable barrier on a new geometric alignment providing space for motorists,…

Military Members Get Free Admission to State Parks in August

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Active duty, veterans and National Guard members will get Free Admission into Colorado’s State parks during the month of August. State Parks near Colorado Springs: Cheyenne Mountain State Park Eleven Mile Lake Pueblo Mueller Spinney Mountain Other Military benefits include: Free entry to state parks on November, 11 on…

Near Drowning Prompts Call for Paddleboarders to Wear Life Vests

Colorado – As stand-up paddleboards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal floatation devices when using this watercraft. A man at Ridgway State Park nearly drowned on June 13; he was not wearing a PFD and fell off his board when the wind picked up and stirred the…

Brett Ackerman to lead CPW’s Southeast Region

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Brett Ackerman, a commissioned wildlife officer with deep experience in parks and wildlife law and in a variety of leadership roles has been appointed as the new Southeast Region Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Ackerman, who has served as Deputy Southeast Region Manager since 2014, was selected by Dan Prenzlow,…

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a Bus Crash

Pueblo County – At around 2:30 p.m. the Colorado State Patrol responded to a commercial vehicle bus crash on Southbound I-25 near mile point 109. There were 15 passengers on the bus and one was killed as a result of the crash. The driver was also declared deceased at the scene of the crash. The…

COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT RECEIVES “AIRPORT OF THE YEAR” AWARD

WATKINS, CO – The Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) was distinguished as the “2019 Colorado Airport of the Year” by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Division of Aeronautics.  The award was presented on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Colorado Airport Operator’s Association (CAOA) Spring Conference in Greeley, Colorado. This is the first award…

CSP Trooper struck and killed on I-70

COLORADO – A Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol was struck by a vehicle and killed in the line of duty on Friday, June 14. At approximately 9:40 PM, Trooper William Moden, 37, was working on a crash scene on eastbound Interstate 70 near mile post 234.  While investigating the crash outside of his patrol…