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Garden of the Gods
Last gates being installed on Garden roadways; allows city to control access (posted 8/8/18)

Upbeat report on Garden of Gods shuttle experiment after about a month (posted 7/3/18)

Free shuttle bus begins summer 'trial' operation in Garden of the Gods (posted 5/25/18)

Optional shuttle service to be offered at Garden of the Gods this summer (posted 5/2/18)

City Parks to try 'Motorless Morning' April 22 for Garden of the Gods (posted 4/5/18)

Annual Earth Day at GoG Visitor Center, Rock Ledge Ranch April 21 (posted 4/5/18)

Volunteers welcome for RFMI's spring workdays in Garden of the Gods (posted 3/30/18)

Suggested GoG traffic solutions include shuttle, car-free days, parking fees (posted 3/13/18)

'Hip, healthy cafe' replacing traditional cafeteria at GoG Visitor Center (posted 2/27/18)

Garden of the Gods shuttle options to go before public at March 12 'open house' (posted 2/23/18)

Annual event honoring bighorns at GoG Visitor Center Feb. 10 (posted 1/28/18)

GoG restroom plan OK'd; North Main facility 1st, but $ questions persist (posted 12/21/17)

Controversial blue frame removed from Garden of the Gods after outcry (posted 12/18/17)

Bird count, AdAmAn talk among activities at Garden of the Gods in December (posted 12/5/17)

Gates installed at all but 1 GoG access - Gateway Road design in progress (posted 12/2/17)


Red Rock Canyon
Volunteers sought for new-trail workdays in White Acres area of Red Rock Canyon (posted 8/2/18)

Volunteers needed for trail-maintenance workday in Red Rock Canyon June 10 (posted 6/7/18)

Work on landfill, illegal holding pond planned at Red Rock Canyon (posted 3/18/18)


Rock Ledge Ranch
Grammy-winner pleases crowd as weather cuts Fiddles, Vittles & Vino a break (posted 7/31/18)

Grammy-winning group headlines 14th annual 'Fiddles" at Rock Ledge July 29 (posted 7/13/18)

Reenactors, patriotic music in annual July 4 event at Rock Ledge Ranch (posted 6/25/18)

Sheep-shearing event June 2 kicks off season at Rock Ledge Ranch (posted 5/21/18)

Rock Ledge Ranch 1 of 6 Treecycle drop-offs; donations benefit youth programs (posted 12/26/17)

Old-fashioned Christmas at Rock Ledge Ranch's annual Holiday Evening Dec. 16 (posted 12/4/17)


Bancroft Park
City Parks finds money to implement Bancroft Park master plan in 2019 (posted 6/26/18)

Mystery: After $50K this year, no 2019 LART grant sought for Bancroft Park (posted 6/22/18)

City going forward with Bancroft Park restroom... but not till after summer (posted 4/24/18)

City Forestry removing at least 3 dead trees in southeast part of Bancroft Park (posted 2/27/18)

2 break-ins at historic Bancroft cabin - discouraging for History Center (posted 2/22/18; updated 3/7/18)

Bancroft work to occur during 'event season' after all; completion not till 2019 (posted 1/15/18)

City sees only restroom as possible before summer at Bancroft; meeting Jan. 11 (posted 12/27/17)


City/County Parks
6 concerts at Bear Creek, 1 at Bancroft for summer Jazz in the Parks series (posted 6/11/18)

Archery school offers free chance to try the sport June 2 at Bear Creek Regional Park (posted 5/23/18)

Plot openings remain at Charmaine Nymann Community Garden in Bear Creek Park (posted 5/11/18)

Bear Creek Park, Dog Park among locations for 'Great American Cleanup' April 21 (posted 4/6/18)

Hike under full moon at Bear Creek Nature Center Jan. 31 (posted 1/23/18)


Norris-Penrose Event Center
COS Rodeo series offers interactive Old West experience from June to August (posted 6/11/18)


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



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