Westside Briefs:
County hosts flood-risks meeting

       El Paso County will host an informational meeting on area flooding issues Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Manitou Springs Elementary School, 110 Pawnee Ave.
       The meeting will discuss flood risks - worsened by the Waldo Canyon Fire - and mitigation options for residents of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls and the unincorporated areas of Chipita Park and Cascade.
       El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark added the reminder that Westside residents along Camp Creek in Pleasant Valley should be aware that they too are in a potential flood area.
       At the meeting will be representatives from the U.S. Forest Service BAER Team (Burn Area Emergency Response), Natural Resources Conservation Service, El Paso County Office of Emergency Management and National Flood Insurance Program, a county press release states.
       Intemann Trail workday
       The Intemann Trail Committee (ITC) will hold its fifth and last scheduled workday of the 2012 season Saturday, Sept. 8.
       Work will involve trail maintenance. Volunteers are needed and asked to meet ITC members at 8:30 a.m. at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Approxi-mate end time is 3 p.m.
       For more information, call 473-4143 or e-mail itc@intemanntrail.com.
       With help from hundreds of volunteers starting in 1987, and in conjunction with local governments, the ITC has built and maintains the 5-mile Intemann Trail above Manitou and through Section 16. The ITC also built and maintains two trails off the Intemann - the Red Mountain Trail above Manitou and the Waterfall Loop Trail in Section 16.

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