Manitou Springs http://krcc.org en Stormwater Task Force Seeks Public Input http://krcc.org/post/stormwater-task-force-seeks-public-input <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The committee tasked with addressing </span>stormwater<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> needs throughout the Pikes Peak region is hosting several community meetings to talk about their new draft plan.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:54:26 +0000 Tucker Hampson 21581 at http://krcc.org Stormwater Task Force Seeks Public Input Manitou Springs to Test Emergency Siren http://krcc.org/post/manitou-springs-test-emergency-siren <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manitou</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Springs is conducting a full-scale test of their emergency siren tomorrow (Thursday).&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:35:53 +0000 Tucker Hampson 20035 at http://krcc.org Manitou Springs to Test Emergency Siren Rains, Flash Flood Warning Prompt Hwy 24 Closure and Red Cross Shelter Opening http://krcc.org/post/rains-flash-flood-warning-prompt-hwy-24-closure-and-red-cross-shelter-opening <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> &nbsp;The Red Cross Shelter has closed as of 11:23 PM. &nbsp;Highway 24 has reopened.</p><p></p><p><strong>Original post:</strong></p> Sat, 24 May 2014 04:12:10 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 19538 at http://krcc.org Rains, Flash Flood Warning Prompt Hwy 24 Closure and Red Cross Shelter Opening Manitou Springs Community Forum on Disaster Preparedness http://krcc.org/post/manitou-springs-community-forum-disaster-preparedness <p>Manitou Springs officials are inviting residents to a community forum Saturday to talk about disaster preparation.&nbsp; KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar has more.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Marc Snyder, Police Chief Joe </span>Ribeiro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and City Administrator Jack Benson will deliver progress updates on fire and flood mitigation projects.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:50:44 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 17222 at http://krcc.org Manitou Springs Community Forum on Disaster Preparedness Hiking the Incline in the Winter: An Audio Postcard http://krcc.org/post/hiking-incline-winter-audio-postcard <p>People come from far and wide to hike the Manitou Incline, especially now that it’s legal.&nbsp; Rain, shine, or even snow, everyone who makes the trek has his or her own motivation.&nbsp; Along with her friend Mariel Dempster, KRCC’s Kate Dunn made the journey during the cold and snowy weather we recently had in the Pikes Peak region, and brought back this audio postcard.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Incline daily record holder, Greg Cummings, was known for making the trek 601 times in a year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:33:00 +0000 Kate Dunn 12962 at http://krcc.org Hiking the Incline in the Winter: An Audio Postcard Hwy 24 Traffic Stops Continue Tuesday http://krcc.org/post/hwy-24-traffic-stops-continue-tuesday <p></p><p></p><p>Traffic stops along Highway 24 continue today as the Colorado Department of Transportation works to stabilize slope lines. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more on the rock slide mitigation efforts.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p>Traffic will be stopped both eastbound and as crews conduct a rock-scaling project near Cave of the Winds.&nbsp;CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford says crews are removing loose rock from the slope of the canyon on the north side of the highway.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:50:01 +0000 Maggie Spencer 10643 at http://krcc.org Hwy 24 Traffic Stops Continue Tuesday Boil Advisory for Water in Manitou Springs http://krcc.org/post/boil-advisory-water-manitou-springs <p></p><p><strong>Update, Sat 11:30 AM:&nbsp;​</strong>The boil advisory is now lifted.<br><br><strong>Update, Fri 5:15 PM:</strong>&nbsp;The boil advisory for Manitou Springs is still in effect, but for certain neighborhoods only. The city says the lower section of Crystal Hills Boulevard and Vias Subdivisions require some follow-up testing, which is expected to be complete tomorrow morning. Other areas, including the downtown business district, are no longer under the boil advisory.</p><p>Streets specifically affected by the continuing boil water advisory are:</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:52:57 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 8872 at http://krcc.org Boil Advisory for Water in Manitou Springs CDOT: Portion of Manitou Ave. Remains Closed http://krcc.org/post/cdot-portion-manitou-ave-remains-closed <p></p><p><strong>Update, 7:00 PM Monday: </strong>CDOT has reopened<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Manitou Avenue to traffic at the U.S. 24 interchange.&nbsp; In addition, the ramps from U.S. 24 to Manitou Avenue&nbsp;are open. The culvert has been cleared of debris, and CDOT&nbsp;will continue to monitor it.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:49:46 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 8676 at http://krcc.org CDOT: Portion of Manitou Ave. Remains Closed Heavy Rains Compromise Post-Waldo Flood Mitigation Efforts http://krcc.org/post/heavy-rains-compromise-post-waldo-flood-mitigation-efforts <p></p><p>The White House has approved an emergency declaration for flooding throughout the Front Range, making federal aid available to communities hardest hit by recent heavy rains.&nbsp; As KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports, while Northern Colorado has so far borne the brunt of the damages, post-Waldo Canyon fire mitigation efforts in El Paso County have largely come undone.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 06:46:25 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 8548 at http://krcc.org Heavy Rains Compromise Post-Waldo Flood Mitigation Efforts Interview with Manitour Mayor Marc Snyder, Part 2 http://krcc.org/post/interview-manitour-mayor-marc-snyder-part-2 <p></p><p>Last week, <a href="http://krcc.org/post/waldo-burn-scar-mitigation-interview-manitou-mayor-marc-snyder-and-andrea-chalfin">I interviewed Manitou Mayor Marc Snyder and KRCC News Director Andrea Chalfin about mitigation efforts related to the Waldo Canyon burn scar flooding</a>. In this second part of the interview, I speak to Snyder about cleanup efforts and plans for next summer. Tune in tomorrow to hear the final part of the conversation about the future of Recreational Marijuana in Manitou Springs.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Noel Black 7813 at http://krcc.org Interview with Manitour Mayor Marc Snyder, Part 2 Road Damage Prompts Closure of a Section of Manitou Ave http://krcc.org/post/road-damage-prompts-closure-section-manitou-ave <p>Recent flooding has prompted the Colorado Department of Transportation to close Manitou Avenue (Highway 24 - Business) at the west end of town between Serpentine Drive and Highway 24.&nbsp; Friday’s flood washed out two road segments, both about 30-40 feet long, and around 200-300 feet apart, making it unsafe for travel.&nbsp; Engineers estimate repairs could take 2-3 months and cost around $1.5 million.&nbsp; CDOT is seeking emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration and is working on getting contracting in place so repairs can begin as soon as possible.&nbsp; The total closed Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:37:19 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 7101 at http://krcc.org Road Damage Prompts Closure of a Section of Manitou Ave A Weekend of Flooding and Community in Manitou Springs http://krcc.org/post/weekend-flooding-and-community-manitou-springs <p><iframe align="center" height="450" scroll="none" src="http://sound.krcc.org/slideshow/081213_AC_manitou/" width="525"></iframe></p><p>Flash flood watches and warnings peppered the weekend in the Pikes Peak region, with skies darkening ominously as thunder and rain rolled in each afternoon.&nbsp; Last night’s warning was canceled early, and Highway 24 and Manitou Springs were spared a repeat of Friday’s devastating flooding.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 7008 at http://krcc.org A Weekend of Flooding and Community in Manitou Springs Devastation and Cleanup in Manitou Springs http://krcc.org/post/devastation-and-cleanup-manitou-springs <p><strong>Update: Sun 1:40 PM</strong><br>Per the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the mother of missing person Juston Travis has reported she's spoken to him and he is safe. One person still unaccounted for. As described yesterday, she is a petite blonde female, wearing black shirt over tan pants.&nbsp;MSPD&nbsp;Chief Joe&nbsp;Ribeiro: “Seen near the creek at one moment hanging in a tree, and then not seen the next.”</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:03:27 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6990 at http://krcc.org Devastation and Cleanup in Manitou Springs Flooding in Manitou Springs http://krcc.org/post/flooding-manitou-springs <p>Update: <strong>11:20PM</strong>: &nbsp;The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is reporting the body of an adult man has been found along Highway 24 near mile marker 297. &nbsp;They report the body was buried under a significant amount of debris along the westbound lanes of the highway. &nbsp;No identification is available at this time. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><strong>10:25 PM</strong>: &nbsp;Highway 24 is now reopened, with one lane in each direction. &nbsp;<br> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 03:13:38 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6958 at http://krcc.org Flooding in Manitou Springs Colorado Springs, El Paso County Release Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis Maps http://krcc.org/post/colorado-springs-el-paso-county-release-final-flash-flood-risk-analysis-maps <p>Colorado Springs and El Paso County officials have released updated flood maps for areas in and near the Waldo Canyon burn scar.&nbsp; The maps detail expected flood effects after one-hour rainfall amounts of a half-inch up to two inches of rain.&nbsp; The assessments assumed debris in floodwaters would cause blockages at street crossings.&nbsp; Maps include Ute Pass, Manitou Springs, and Fountain Creek.&nbsp; Douglas Creek maps have not yet been updated.&nbsp; There’s a preparedness meeting tonight at six for residents and businesses along Fountain Creek at Al Kaly Shrine.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:03:25 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 6140 at http://krcc.org Colorado Springs, El Paso County Release Final Flash Flood Risk Analysis Maps Flooding out of Williams Canyon Considered “Good Test” http://krcc.org/post/flooding-out-williams-canyon-considered-good-test <p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; ">Forecasters say the storm over the Waldo Canyon burn scar yesterday that produced flash flooding through Williams Canyon was quick-moving and dropped six-tenths of an inch of rain in about 15 minutes. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin has more.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; ">Manitou Springs city officials were quick to praise education efforts and first-responder cooperation, but Police Chief Joe Ribeiro acknowledged the city’s warning siren didn’t work correctly.</span></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:43:04 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 5022 at http://krcc.org Flooding out of Williams Canyon Considered “Good Test”