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2014 Fourth Quarter Highlights


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Welcome to the City of Colorado Springs 2014 fourth quarter highlights!

In the final quarter of 2014, the City completed major projects, extending segments of Austin Bluffs to six lanes and re-opening the Manitou Incline following grant-funded improvements that now provide for a safer but still challenging hike!

This year, Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain saw its highest number of visitors on record- over 340,000 visitors experienced purple mountains’ majesty.

The second year of the Acacia Park Ice Rink brought visitors to beautiful Downtown Colorado Springs for some holiday fun!

Also in the heart of the city, the Colorado Springs Police Department opened a new satellite office to improve safety downtown.

The Office of Emergency Management conducted several community preparedness meetings to improve the resilience of our community to emergencies.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department, in conjunction with Aspen Pointe and the Police Department, created a Community Response Team providing behavioral health services in the field.

The City Clerk launched an electronic filing system for April elections.

The Mayor hosted a number of community forums to discuss high-priority backlogged capital projects.

Continuing our focus on growing the local economy, the Colorado Springs Airport created a commercial aeronautical zone to encourage business development in the Southeast section of the city.

The City looks forward to achieving more for our community in 2015—learn more at