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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado Iii Skitt ing Coicou Xix Springs amp his Kik is Prak Racion Sinck 1872 i j Jun a i him a it a it Friday. I a 3.201.1 $1.50 feds request documentation Springs might owe millions in mismanaged housing funds audit reveals by Stephen Hobbs gaz0tte.com the Colorado Springs housing division must provide documentation to show How it spent More than $9 million of Federal funds or pay it Back after a new audit revealed problems in How two Grant programs were managed. The . Department of housing St to View Erie Singer and Stephen Hobbs discuss the audit and what it Means for the City go to . And Urban developments office of inspector general reports released tuesday built on previous City and Federal audits that showed Over sight issues mismanagement of funds and paperwork that was altered or poorly kept. The recent inspector general reports say the City committed Money to More than 50 projects that lacked Complete documentation spent $6 million for salary and project costs that Are unaccounted for and paid out $3.1 million for projects that did not have Complete environmental reviews. In addition to the nearly $9.2 million the City must document the inspector general recommended Hud take Back $1.9 million of unspent Grant Money committed to projects without proper contracts or envy see audit a Page is red Rock Canyon to reopen Friday popular open space is ready for visitors after six weeks of repairs to trails and roads Christian Murdock the Gazette Tim Simosky and a Crew from Timberline landscaping clean a Culvert thursday at the Entrance to red Rock Canyon open space parking lot. The local Park which has been closed for six weeks because of rain damage will reopen to the Public Friday just in time for the Holiday weekend. By Lance Benzel Lance the blood battered red Rock Canyon open space will reopen Friday a Little More than six weeks after it was closed for repairs amid record rainfall City officials said thursday. Repairs to trails roads and other features have addressed most of the City a safety concerns though work is expected to continue in the Park for two to three weeks. A Park and Trail users Are advised to use caution and to continue to comply with posted closures and stay Clear of Crews and equipment a Colorado Springs spokeswoman Krithika Prashant said in a news release. The 789-acre open space on the City a Western Boundary was closed May la after to straight Days of rain wreaked havoc on Parks roads and other City owned infrastructure causing More than $8 million in damage mostly along the interstate 25 corridor. In red Rock Canyon the rain led to the collapse of an earthen dam that unleashed floodwater in the Parks westernmost Corner called Sand Canyon. Colorado Springs Parks recreation and cultural services say the see Park a Pache 16 utilities will pay $7.1m to rancher settles lawsuit Over damage to his land by Billie Stanton Anleu Colorado Springs utilities will pay Walker ranches $7.1 million to Settle a lawsuit that prompted a Pueblo county jury to award rancher Gary Walker $4.75 million for damage to his land or $5.78 million including interest. Utilities announced the settlement thursday. It had appealed the jury decision May 7, followed by walkers Appeal May 14. Under the settlement both appeals will he dismissed. The City owned utilities company also will Fence revegetate areas on the ranches to protect them from cattle and will erect berms to reduce erosion across the 5.5-mile easement Walker provided for installation of the Southern delivery system pipeline. The rancher and utilities had agreed that the easement was Worth $82,900. And the pipeline was installed there in 2012. Ads is to pump up to 96 million Gallons of Arkansas River water each Day from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs Fountain Security and Pueblo West. Gary and Georgia Walker own the 40.000-acre Turkey Creek ranch and Are part owners of the 20,000-acre Pinon ranch which Border fort Carson on the Pueblo county Side. Tile Post has paid them More than $21 million since 2002 for a Buffer zone that see rancher a Pade is a it has always been our intent when working with property owners to use the court process As a last resort John kind cell. Ads program director Wimbledon or Fra women a work cup Doug Fitzgerald Aud Kate Shefte debate which is More deserving of your attention this weekend in Friday face off. Sports c2marijuana lounges Denver and Colorado Springs work in opposite directions on legislation that could legalize Public recreational marijuana clubs. Local amp state a Texas Tbone Only 15 for 730 Worth of Lone Star steaks and More. Buy at or t-877-216-468965 75 77 to see Kkt meteorologist Brian Bledsoe s Complete forecast i Holiday listings a2 daily Roundup to Quot a3 nation amp world i by local amp state i b5 obituaries i b6 business i cd sports i Ooi comics puzzles

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