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Colorado Springs Drafts New Regional Annexation Plan

A regional planning proposal in El Paso County, Colorado calls for uniform standards for unincorporated developments, which would make it easier to receive city services if annexed in the future.

March 30, 2021 - The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

Social Distancing

California Hospitals Now Operating Under Contingency Care Guidelines

The three levels of care provided by hospitals: conventional, contingency, and crisis, were outlined in a letter sent to all hospitals. They must notify the state by Wednesday that they have adopted some version of crisis standards to ration care.

January 4, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

El Paso

El Paso Update: 'On the Brink of Disaster'

Among the nation's more populous counties, El Paso continues to suffer the most severe coronavirus outbreak. One out of nearly every 30 residents currently has COVID-19. Four additional mobile morgues, on top of the existing six, have been ordered.

November 13, 2020 - CNN

Mass Shootings

Corona Crisis in America: The Metropolitan Area to Watch

The battle to control the coronavirus in the U.S is being led by 50 governors and the D.C. mayor, but ultimately it is at the local level where decisions are often the most consequential. Among large counties, the crisis is most severe in El Paso.

November 3, 2020 - The Texas Tribune

Fringe Development

Aggressive Anti-Growth Measure Falls Short of the Ballot in Colorado

Initiative 66, which would have imposed strict development limits around the Front Range, ran out of steam.

June 12, 2018 - The Denver Post

$90 Million in Federal Grants Will Widen Highways in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Transportation is investing in Colorado's highways.

June 8, 2018 - The Denver Post

Fringe Development

Housing Limits Potentially on the Ballot in Colorado

A ballot initiative is moving forward in Colorado that would severely limit housing production in the already housing-constrained Front Range region. We're not talking about urban growth boundaries here.

February 9, 2018 - The Denver Post

Widening, Toll Lane Project Moves Forward in Colorado

A proposed project that would widen and add toll lanes to a section of the I-25 freeway between Colorado Springs and Denver has received a key chunk of funding.

January 6, 2018 - The Gazette

Suburban Community Welcomes New Sidewalks

The county of El Paso and the state of Texas are partnering to install sidewalks in the city of Sparks. The project reveals a community enthusiastic about investments in pedestrian safety.

June 5, 2017 - KFOX14

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