Pikes Peak Region

Photo Courtesy Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

Today on Nature's Neighborhood, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition shares information about two urban hikes in Colorado Springs.

Photo Courtesy Kirsten Ford

This week on Nature's Neighborhood, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition has places for you to explore on opposite ends of El Paso County. Both have space for ample social distancing with a few other perks as well.


Panoramic view of blue sky and grasslands, with trees framing the sides.
Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition has a few ideas about parks to explore around the Pikes Peak Region. This week on Nature's Neighborhood, Davies shares two lesser-known spaces for rest and relaxation that will help you get away from the crowds and enjoy the outdoors.

Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

For hiking and biking around the Pikes Peak region, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition has some new places to explore.

This week on Nature's Neighborhood, where we highlight some possibly lesser known areas to get outside, Davies shares two spots with views of water and easy walkability.

Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

As parks, trails and nature centers continue to open to the public, local park officials still encourage visitors to avoid crowding popular spaces and continue social distancing. 

This week on Nature's Neighborhood, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition shares two easy trails with scenic views.

Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

As people plan summer adventures to enjoy the outdoors, it's important to continue maintaining social distancing guidelines and avoid overcrowded areas.

This week on Nature's Neighborhood, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition shares two shorter hikes with wooded views.

Courtesy of Susan Davies/Trails and Open Space Coalition

As the weather heats up, we're wanting to enjoy the outdoors more and more--but we also need to maintain social distancing guidelines and avoid piling up at popular parks. This week on Nature's Neighborhood, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition talks about two parks that could not be more different.

A picture of a blue lake with tall trees surrounding it.
Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

As the weather heats up, we're wanting to enjoy the outdoors more and more, but we also need to maintain social distancing guidelines and avoid piling up at popular parks.

This week on Nature's Neighborhood, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition shares a place to relax near a pond and a space to see horseback riding skills in person.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

An unprecedented number of Colorodans are facing job loss and uncertainty due to the new coronavirus pandemic. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center aids people in El Paso and Teller counties in connecting with employment resources, including filing for unemployment and finding open positions in the region.

A picture of staff members from Inside/Out Youth Services behind a colorful rainbow background. Jessie Pocock, the director, is far left wearing a dark shirt, while the other three staff members are wearing white shirts.
Jessie Pocock / Inside/Out Youth Services

Almost overnight, the novel coronavirus has changed the way people provide community support. KRCC's Elena Rivera spoke with three people in Southern Colorado about how their jobs have changed and about their concerns for the vulnerable populations they serve.


A headshot of Tatiana Bailey, director of the UCCS Economic Forum.
Tatiana Bailey

Over 3.28 million people filed for unemployment claims last week due to COVID-19, according to a new report by the Department of Labor. It's the biggest increase the department has ever seen. 

New Report Celebrates Sustainability Achievement

Oct 11, 2016
Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future

A recently released sustainability report celebrates environmental and cultural action in the Pikes Peak region.   

Summit Looks to Address Homelessness

Oct 23, 2015

Community leaders in the Pikes Peak region are taking on the issue of chronic homelessness, and they're seeking public engagement at a summit in Colorado Springs.
 

A collaborative group called Continuum of Care is looking to create a 5-year plan for addressing homelessness in Colorado Springs and El Paso County.

Anne Beer is the Vice President of Income and Housing Stability at Pikes Peak United Way, which is helping to spearhead the initiative. She says finding housing and enrolling people in support services is only the first step.

Transportation Plan Comment Period to End

Oct 8, 2015
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

Friday is the last day to submit comments on a proposed transportation plan for the Pikes Peak area.

Moving Forward 2040 looks at existing and future needs for improvements to multi-modal transportation, and identifies $6 billion worth of need.  The plan has allocated $3 billion toward projects based on projected federal, state, and local funding.