With the Martin Luther King Day holiday will come a new set of challenges, as Vollmer Rd will be closed from Black Forest Rd to Forest Meadows Avenue. The good news is that Black Forest itself will get significantly better after new striping and opening of more lanes on the southbound portion at Woodmen. The bad new is that Vollmer closure will go through March, putting more pressure on Black Forest and Cowpoke. For more details on this from the City of Colorado Springs, click here.Read More →

2019 CMA scores for Colorado were recently released. “The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are the state’s common measurement of students’ progress at the end of the school year in English language arts, math, science and social studies. Students in grades three through eight take the CMAS tests in math and English language arts. Students in fifth, eighth and 11thgrade take the CMAS science assessments. In 2020, about a third of schools will administer the CMAS social studies assessments in grades four and seven.” For more information on the CMA tests, click here  Look at the table below to see which school districts showedRead More →

Farmer's Market Colorado Springs

Summer is in full swing, which means so are the local farmer’s markets. There’s several to choose from around the Springs, depending upon your location and day preference. Below is a list of some of the most popular ones for you to choose from! Wednesday Colorado Farm & Art Market, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (215 S. Tejon St.), 3 to 7 p.m. through Oct. 9 Fountain Community Market, Fountain City Hall, 116 S. Main St., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Aug 21 Briargate Farmers Market, 7610 N. Union Blvd., across from Gold’s Gym, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 9 Thursday Banning LewisRead More →

Road Work Colorado springs

Curious about upcoming road work around Colorado Springs? Take a look and see what is planned for the future! Some of the improvements which will affect the Black Forest area include: Research Pkwy: constructed a 6-lane principal arterial from Black Forest Rd. to the Woodmen Rd./Marksheffel Rd. intersection; signalized the intersection with Vollmer Rd. Briargate Pkwy: extended from Black Forest Rd. to Vollmer Rd. as a 6-lane principal arterial; signalized the intersection with Vollmer Rd. Vollmer Rd: changed functional class from collector to minor arterial from Briargate Pkwy./Stapleton Rd. to Hodgen Rd. Black Forest Rd: widened to six lanes from Dublin Blvd. to Woodmen Rd.Read More →

red light cameras colorado springs

If you haven’t already heard, red light cameras are being installed on several intersections throughout Colorado Springs. The first two that are already in effect are the intersections of: Lexington and Briargate Blvd Platte Avenue and Chelton Road Currently, violators are only being issued warnings. However, after May 9, tickets will be issued. The other two intersections which will see red light cameras later this year are: Dublin and Academy North Carefree and Academy Running red lights has been a major problem in Colorado Springs. What are your thoughts? Do you think it will deter people and help reduce accidents? Comment below!Read More →

Epic Pass

Arapahoe Basin announces that it will no longer partner with Vail for the Epic Pass, starting next year. Epic pass holders will be able to visit A-Basin for the rest of the 2019 ski season. However, next year, Arapahoe Basin will no longer be on the list of available resorts to Epic Pass holders. A-Basin says this is because, “While the mountain still has plenty of room for skiers and riders, the ski area is feeling a pinch on parking and facility space. Due to these constraints, Arapahoe Basin believes its staff can take better care of its guests by separating from Vail Resorts” ForRead More →

New restaurants are underway at Dublin Commons, right off of Powers & Dublin Blvd! The Rib & Chophouse is the first location in Colorado! The Skirted Heifer The Skirted Heifer is adding a second location! This burger joint has some of the most amazing burgers and was even featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”! For more details about the click location, click HERE The Rib & Chophouse This award-winning steakhouse is one of the new restaurants coming to Dublin Commons! It’s menu features Angus steak, seafood, and BBQ. Club Pilates According to their site, Club Pilates “…offers more than just low-impact, full-body workouts. With aRead More →

Grand Peak Academy, a classical themed school, is set to open for the 2019-2020 school year. It is located in the Forest Meadows Community and pre-enrollment is open now. According to the site, their mission is: …to develop students of great character, who are culturally aware, accepting of diversity, appreciators of history, arts, mathematics, and sciences, and are prepared to meet the challenges of the world today.   We value parental partnership through direct involvement in classroom and school activities and community stewardship through our support of local charities and hosting of community events. Their vision is to: provide cultural immersion through coherent, cumulative, knowledge-based curriculumRead More →

Are changes coming to the north side of our neighborhood (just north of Vanderwood Road)? It appears the land is going to be reclaimed and developed for residential purposes, which could affect homes within 200 feet of the site. Some homes have already received notices, but many have not. Below we have attached some documents (pdf) for your reference regarding this. Included in the documents is a Structure Agreement you can look over. Stay tuned for updates as we find them out! So, what is going to happen at the Vollmer Pit? That is pretty simple – it is going to be reclaimed. The landownerRead More →

The newest Chick-Fil-A, located at 5905 Dublin Blvd. (Dublin & Powers) opens today! This is good news as the next closest restaurant (near Target on Powers) is always overflowing with guests! The new restaurant is 5,300 square feet in size. It features a drive-thru lane that can handle 200-cars an hour and a designated pickup counter for mobile ordering. The Chick-fil-a will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Read More →