Tuesday, August 27, 2019

11 stories making headlines this week

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM

click to enlarge COURTESY PIKES PEAK MARATHON
  • Courtesy Pikes Peak Marathon
Swiss runner Maude Mathys, 32, set a new women’s race record time of 4 hours, 2 minutes, 41 seconds in the Pikes Peak Marathon on Aug. 25. Kilian Jornet, 31, of Norway, won the men’s race.

Through a partnership with the Pikes Peak Library District, each student at Colorado Springs School District 11 gets a digital library card they can use to access online databases, e-books, and song and movie downloads.

The city has begun work to convert the Chutes Trail in North Cheyenne Cañon Park from a multi-use, bi-directional trail to a dedicated downhill mountain bike trail.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office allowed a group attempting to recall state Senate President Leroy Garcia to begin collecting signatures.

The Air Force Academy Chapel will close for three to four years starting Sept. 4 for $158 million in repairs.

UCHealth broke ground Aug. 21 on the Grandview Medical Center, a 65,000-square-foot building next to Grandview Hospital, 5623 Pulpit Peak View, that will house an orthopedic clinic, primary care practice, orthopedic imaging and physical therapy clinic.

Revenue from the city’s 2C roads tax brought in 3.9 percent more in the first half of 2019 compared to last year, or nearly $27.6 million.

Rowland Trevino was charged Aug. 21 with aggravated cruelty to animals after confessing to killing his own dog. His other two dogs were removed by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
click to enlarge COURTESY IMPOSSIBLE FOODS
  • Courtesy Impossible Foods
The Colorado Livestock Association has beef with Gov. Jared Polis, who touted the meatless Impossible Burger (now available at Burger King) and encouraged the Department of Agriculture to look into plant-based proteins.

El Paso County commissioners said Aug. 19 they would appeal a 2018 District Court ruling that bars Sheriff Bill Elder from holding illegal immigrants in jail at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
click to enlarge J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
Foothills Trail in Garden of the Gods Park will remain closed through Sept. 13 for a flood mitigation project.

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