Wednesday, June 26, 2019

9 local stories making headlines this week

Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 4:59 PM

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  • Pike Ride

The area’s first bike share, PikeRide, now in its second year of operation, is getting a push. PikeRide will be deploying a new fleet of electronic-assistance bikes (e-bikes) this month in partnership with Drop Mobility. PikeRide also has plans to expand its service area. Go to for more information.

El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller says he’ll run for 4th Judicial District Attorney in 2020, with current DA Dan May term-limited.

The Colorado Department of Transportation kicked off resurfacing and other work on U.S. 24 from 8th Street west to Manitou Springs on June 24. The project extends to next spring.

The State Patrol announced a crackdown on motorists who don’t wear seat belts.

Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk announced his retirement June 20 after 40 years in law enforcement and 14 years in Monument.

Manitou Springs Mayor Ken Jaray announced he doesn’t plan to run for re-election in November.

Manitou Springs announced it would not host a fireworks display on July 4, citing fire danger to nearby homes.

Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced June 21 she’s convened a bipartisan Election Advisory Commission to discuss implementing 2019 elections legislation and preparations for elections this year and next.

Colorado Springs announced it will crack down on those who toss cigarette butts out their car windows.

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