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Garden of the Gods
2nd public meeting Nov. 30 on restrooms in Garden of the Gods (posted 11/17/17)

GoG Gateway Adventure Series schedules speakers Nov. 11, 19 and 20 (posted 11/4/17)

Guided hike in Garden of Gods under the (nearly) full moon Nov. 4 (posted 10/23/17)

Record turnouts for simultaneous Garden, Rock Ledge events Oct. 7 (posted 10/16/17)

Public meeting Oct. 24 on restroom inadequacies in Garden of Gods (posted 10/11/17)

Results by year's end on study to create Garden of the Gods shuttle service (posted 10/3/17)

Neighborly: Rock Ledge Harvest Fest, Garden of Gods Fossil Day both Oct. 7 (posted 9/28/17)

1st-time 'Astronomy Day Celebration' at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center Sept. 30 (posted 9/19/17)

'Gateway Adventure' programs at GoG Visitor Center through July (posted 6/24/17)

More than 1,000 late-night cyclists likely for annual Starlight Spectacular June 17 (posted 6/9/17)

Tuesday-evening Bat Walk programs at Garden of the Gods June 13-Aug. 29 (posted 6/1/17)


Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock Canyon geology and fossil record subject of Talk and Walk Aug. 15 (posted 8/4/17)

'Plants of Red Rock Canyon' Talk and Walk July 31; reservations necessary (posted 7/13/17)

First summer Talk and Walk by Friends of Red Rock Canyon July 12 (posted 7/6/17)


Rock Ledge Ranch
Hog processing explained in 'Everything But the Oink' Nov. 11 at Rock Ledge (posted 11/2/17)

Neighborly: Rock Ledge Harvest Fest, Garden of Gods Fossil Day both Oct. 7 (posted 9/28/17)

Rock Ledge Ranch base ball game entertaining (don't look at the score) (posted 9/5/17)

'Cranks' welcome at Rock Ledge Ranch's annual vintage baseball game Sept. 4 (posted 8/21/17)

Another sellout, but rainstorm shortens music at Rock Ledge Fiddles event (posted 7/31/17)

Quebe Sisters from Texas headline Fiddles & Vittles at Rock Ledge July 30 (posted 7/14/17)

Big crowd for Family 4th at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (posted 7/4/17)

Reenactors, patriotic music in annual July 4 event at Rock Ledge Ranch (posted 7/3/17)


Bancroft Park
Bancroft: Handicapped ramp going in; December public meeting possible (posted 10/30/17)

Coronado Parade pep rally to be first user of fixed-up Bancroft bandshell (posted 8/23/17)

Late August seen to finish Bancroft bandshell repairs; other park work later (posted 6/26/17)


City/County Parks
Walkers/runners in bear suits welcome at Bear Creek Nature Center Nov. 4 (posted 10/23/17)

Annual 'Ghouls' cleanup at El Paso County's Bear Creek Dog Park Oct. 28 (posted 10/18/17)

Goats back to munch weeds in Bear Creek Park; keep dogs on leashes (posted 10/15/17)

Catamount Institute offers afternoon, evening events for 20-year celebration Sept. 24 (posted 9/15/17)

Humane Society's annual Pawtoberfest in Bear Creek Regional Park Sept. 16 (posted 9/12/17)

Training for volunteers to lead nature center environmental education field trips (posted 8/22/17)

6 free outdoor jazz concerts this summer at Bear Creek Regional Park (posted 6/13/17)


Norris-Penrose Event Center
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo July 12-15 at Norris-Penrose Event Center (posted 7/3/17)


General
Region sees 'huge migration numbers' this year for painted lady butterflies (posted 10/16/17)

Forest Service reopens Waldo Canyon, but fire-ruined trail remains closed (posted 10/4/17)

Avoid (but report) illegal camps, Creek Week Cleanup volunteers being told (posted 9/20/17)

Apology for bike event's reroute impacting avenue business owners (posted 7/11/17)

Highway 24 cleanup by Scenic Colorado near Red Rock Canyon July 15 (posted 7/11/17)

Mostly Westside streets for 400-rider, 44-mile amateur bike race June 30 (posted 6/19/17)



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