Measuring in at over 4,000 square feet, with over 3 times the floorspace of the previous Leechpit, the new store promises to be bigger and better in every way.Leech says he's also going to host a "Discarded Art Museum" for public display of hobo nickels, dolls, toys, memorabilia and the like.
“We have gotten really good at making the most of less than perfect conditions,” says Adam, “but now we get to see what we can do with a proper store!”
And what, pray tell, does he mean by “proper?” Well, for starters, nearly TRIPLE the floor space dedicated to the unique brand of hand selected vintage clothing, records, and collectibles that The Leechpit is famous for, but that's not all...
Freezing weather ahead - don’t let your pipes burst!
Colorado Springs, CO - With below freezing temperatures in the forecast this week, the Colorado Springs Fire Department would like to remind businesses and residents to take the necessary precautions to protect pipes and fire suppression systems. Fire suppression systems can freeze when the temperature drops, which can lead to unfortunate and preventable fire loss. Frozen pipes in homes and businesses can also burst and cause extensive, costly water damage. There are some simple steps you can take to help ensure the pipes in and around your home or business are ready for the cold temperatures:
Commercial Property Reminders (Read a full list of tips at www.CSFDtalk.com.)
• Have your fire suppression systems properly maintained by a licensed contractor to ensure working order and avoid do-it-yourself repairs.
• Conduct a physical inspection of all buildings and areas protected by fire sprinklers before the cold weather arrives.
• Know how to operate the sprinkler system and shut down the system in the event a pipe bursts.
• Provide adequate heat to all affected areas by extension of the existing heating system rather than other means such as space heaters or other localized heating appliances.
• Do not use torches or other open flame devices to thaw pipes or other equipment.
• Do not use temporary heating equipment such as salamanders and other un-vented portable fuel-burning heaters. These, as well as portable electric heaters, present unnecessary fire and health hazards.
• Keep doors, windows and vents closed when not in use and repair broken windows, doors and cracks in the walls to prevent cold air from entering.
• Insulate pipes that may be exposed to outside temperatures.
• Pay particular attention to piping in attics, entries, penthouses, stairways, under floor areas, above ceilings, shipping, and similar out-of-the-way areas where low temperatures might occur.
• If the sprinkler system is to be exposed to freezing temperatures, such as when a buildings heating system is planned to be shut off or interrupted for a period of time, precautionary measures must be taken. The system's water may have to be drained and a fire watch established or temporary heating provided. Never shut off a system without notifying the fire department that the system is out of service.
Residential Property Reminders (Read a full list of tips at www.CSFDtalk.com.)
• Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
• Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or installing UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes
• Properly drain automatic landscaping sprinkler systems.
• Disconnect all hoses from water supplies around the outside of your home.
• Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
• Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
• When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
• Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
• If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
• If you have a home fire sprinkler system, have it evaluated by a professional fire sprinkler company to make sure the system is operational. Systems containing antifreeze should be inspected annually.
Manitou Springs Implements Winter Parking Program
DENVER, Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Parking Corporation (Nasdaq:SP), one of the nation's leading providers of parking management, ground transportation and other ancillary services, and its SP Plus(R) Municipal Services operating division, in conjunction with the City of Manitou Springs, announced the implementation of the city's Winter Parking Program.
The Winter Parking Program modifies the regular season paid parking hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The City of Manitou Springs will provide free parking for the first three hours Monday through Thursday. The Program, designed to assist visitor traffic to Manitou Springs during the off-season, will be in effect from Dec. 2, 2013 through Mar. 9, 2014. Ruxton Avenue, from Manitou to Osage Avenue, does not fall under the Winter Program with current hours and rates in effect all year.
The City of Manitou Springs Parking Authority Board Web site hosts complete information regarding the Winter Parking Program and serves as a central resource for any questions regarding City of Manitou Springs parking.
John D. Conway, Vice President/Regional Manager of Standard Parking's Colorado operations stated, "We are extremely pleased to be rolling out the Winter Parking Program in Manitou Springs as it spotlights the community and lets the public know that Manitou Springs is open for business year-round. Manitou Springs remains an excellent shopping and dining destination throughout the winter months. And, we hope this opportunity provides patrons an added incentive to visit the community."
SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 23,000 employees.
Our Standard Parking and Central Parking brands operate more than 4,200 parking facilities with over 2.1 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 75 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly-owned subsidiary, is one of the premier valet operators in the
nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. For complete information, visit http://www.spplus.com.
"I didn't think I did the heroics credited to me. I was just mad out of my mind when I charged up the hill. I thought I might die, but I was going to die trying. To be part of this stamp dedication is humbling. I share this honor with all the other brave men and women who sacrificed." — George T. Sakato
My dog Oliver is in need of surgery. I think he got out of the yard and in his travels met a neighbor who maced him and broke his leg.
On October 26th my dog was maced and then had his leg broken by some stranger in my neighborhood. He's never shown aggression and wouldn't hurt a fly. He didn't deserve this.
On Sunday night, I came home and found my dog Oliver laying in the yard with one of his front legs shattered. In addition he at some point was maced, which covered his entire face making it almost impossible for him to see / breathe.
After having Oliver in to the vet, they are recommending a minimum of a $3500 surgery to repair his leg and its more money than we have. My other option is to amputate the leg which is $1500 which is also more than I have available.
he last resort is having him put down which I refuse to accept.
If you are able to donate anything, even just 10 dollars, it will help me avoid having to put him down over a broken leg.
My funds have been exhausted just getting him in and out of the emergency care. Sadly, we don't know who did this so we can't hold anyone responsible for the cost.
Anything you are willing to contribute is welcome and will help save Oliver's life!
Jeb and Oliver.
Foreclosure filings in El Paso County dipped in October to 128. This is the 4th consecutive monthly drop, and is now the lowest one-month total since January 2004. Year-to-date, foreclosure starts are down 44% from last year, and it looks increasingly likely that our annual total will be less than the 1932 started in 2003.
Releases of Deeds of Trust increased in October, to 3350. Year-to-date, releases are up 19% from last year, heading towards the strongest release total in many years.
The only new foreclosure filing in October with an outstanding balance over $1 million was a commercial building near South Carefree and Rio Vista.
Also attached is our 3rd Quarter financial report as delivered to the Governor’s Office. Our total quarterly expenses, $132,049.79 (against earned revenue of $282,315.19), were the lowest we have on record.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Bach's town hall will take place at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday at the Penrose Library's Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave.
Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Leon Young Service Center, 1521 S. Hancock Expressway
“These meetings are about listening,” said Val Snider, City Council member. “Since the task force began its work more than a year ago, we’ve heard from citizens and businesses that stormwater management is a problem the community must solve to protect life and property. Of the many options available to us, we need to know how the public wants stormwater addressed.”
The Pikes Peak Regional Stormwater Task Force was formed in August 2012 by the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Springs Utilities, community business leaders and citizens to determine the breadth of the community’s stormwater needs and options for managing it. The group includes business leaders, interested citizens, professional engineers, and city, utility and county staff.