On July 4th at 5:00 PM, Colorado Springs Utilities in coordination with the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management and the Colorado Spring Police Department will lift mandatory evacuations for 256 home that are currently in the mandatory evacuation area.

All Mountain Shadows residents who reside on the following streets (map available on www.springsgov.com by 2:15 p.m.) may return home today, July 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM:.
· Ashton Park Place
· Chambrey Court
· Charing Curt
· Chase Point Circle
· Darien Way
· Green Valley Heights
· Huffman Court
· Kirby Court
· Regal View Court
· Regal View Road
· Rossmere Street between Ashton Park Place and Courtney Drive (2305-2395)
· Twin Harbor Heights
· Vanreen Drive
· Vantage Ridge Court
· Vantage Vista Drive
· Via Verona View
· Wilson Road between Champagne Drive and Flying W Ranch Road
· Wolf Ranch Road

The area still has considerable risk, with certain areas considered unsafe. Residents are advised to prepare for flash flooding in burn areas by staying alert to flash flood watches and warnings and avoiding low-lying areas and places that are known to flood. Residents should not cross streaming water.

Residents of the remaining evacuated areas will have access to the area on Thursday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the primary purpose of allowing insurance representatives to assess property. It is important that the area is cleared by 4 p.m. to allow Colorado Springs Utilities crews to resume working on the gas system. Residents and insurance personnel should check in with identification at the Verizon building (old MCI facility) at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road.
Additional reminders:

§ The Joint Information Center will permanently close today at 5 p.m. For fire-related information and services, call the Disaster Recovery Center at 444-8300 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) or Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 Information & Referral to access services for non-emergency needs at (719) 955-0742 (24 hours a day, 7 days week).
§ The El Paso County Disaster Recovery Center is providing access to services such as health, regional building, grief counseling, insurance, etc. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at 105 N. Spruce Street.


Comments are closed.


March 17, 2018 | NPR · The ad asked would you rather “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown.” Snapchat pulled the ad, but its stock prices were still down by week’s end.

March 17, 2018 | NPR · A 20-year-old man is facing federal charges of weapons possession and of making false statements.

Getty Images
March 17, 2018 | NPR · Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday. On Saturday, Washington, D.C., tried to make sense of the latest developments in the seemingly never-ending Russia saga.

Arts & Life

March 17, 2018 | NPR · His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. “The blood was already there,” he says. “I was just moving the blood around.”

Getty Images
March 17, 2018 | NPR · Three questions about the classic TV sitcom for the five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots passer.

March 17, 2018 | NPR · Novelist Alan Hollinghurst’s latest chronicles changing attitudes towards homosexuality in Britain through the stories of a closeted gay man — and later, his son — in the decades after World War II.


Carnegie Hall
March 17, 2018 | NPR · Since 2009, the maximum security prison has been home to music workshops put on by Carnegie Hall and led by some of New York City’s top musicians.

March 17, 2018 | NPR · Alt.Latino hosts our first SXSW Showcase with two bands that show off distinct styles and approaches to Latin music.

Courtesy of the artist
March 17, 2018 | NPR · The Southern rocker talks about channeling his humble beginnings in church for his latest album, Don’t Let The Devil Ride.

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac