Colorado Springs provides a great way to keep track of what’s happening on the roads that you travel on the most. Visit the Cone Zone map at coloradosprings.gov/public-works/page/cone-zones-map
Wildlife can be found in and around the urban areas of Colorado’s fast-growing Front Range. As Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities continue to grow and expand, subdivision development impacts wildlife habitat and wild animals are often displaced. Some species continue to live in open space areas, parks, undeveloped parcels of land, river bottoms, and on or near bodies of water. Others have adapted well to urban living; skunks and raccoons, in particular, appear to thrive around urban environments. In most circumstances, people and wildlife can coexist but the key is to remember that wildlife are not pets; they are wild animals. Most dangerous and potentially harmful encounters with wildlife occur because people fail to leave the animals alone.
Preventing wildlife encounters
-Do not feed wildlife.
-Keep pet food inside.
-Cover window wells with grates, wire, or plastic covers.
-Fill gaps or holes around the foundation of your residence to eliminate a place for animals to live.
-Seal all cracks and holes larger than ¼ inch in diameter to keep rats, mice, bats, and snakes out of a structure.
-Screen fireplace chimneys, and furnace, attic and dryer vents, and keep dampers closed to prevent wildlife entry.
-Bury wire mesh one to two feet deep to prevent animals from burrowing in unwanted areas.
-Store garbage in metal or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids, inside a garage or shed.
-Mark windows with strips of white tape or with raptor silhouettes to help prevent birds from flying into windows.
-Fence gardens and pick fruit from trees before it ripens and clean up fallen fruit.
-Keep bird feeders out of reach.
-Burn food off grills and clean after each use.
-Keep windows and doors closed and locked, including residence, garage, and vehicle doors.
-Do not leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners, or anything that smells in your vehicle.
Learn more at coloradosprings.gov/office-emergency-management/page/living-wildlife
More information at Colorado Parks and Wildlife page cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlife.aspx
Learn about individual animal species https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/SpeciesProfiles.aspx
Colorado Parks & Wildlife website https://cpw.state.co.us/
Nuisance Wildlife Laws in Colorado https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/WildlifeSpecies/LivingWithWildlife/NuisanceWildlife.pdf
What is the area between the sidewalk and the curb and who owns it? There are various names for this area of property. Within Pine Creek this area is referred to in your Guidelines as the Parkway – The area between the street curb and sidewalk. This area is the responsibility of the homeowner and is to be maintained by the homeowner.
Pine Creek Residents - is your street light improperly working or not working at all? Did you know that CSU Utilities will fix broken street lights for FREE when notified? Springs Utilities typically services around 4500 streetlights per year from customer requests.
CSU Utilities has an easy online form to submit a street light maintenance request. The completed online request will be forwarded to the Street Maintenance Department for action. To help CSU Utilities address your request, please provide as much information as possible when completing the online form. For example, each street light has it's own unique identifying number on the pole. In addition, giving a cross street address also speeds up the location and work. Lastly, you can also make a report by calling 385-ROAD.
Visit Colorado Springs Utilities Street Maintenance Web Site
Let's keep our neighborhoods safe and properly lit.
With the weather warming up, our trees and bushes will be blooming and being growing again. If you have any shrubbery or trees on your property that are physically touching fencing, stucco walls, or other PCVA property, please ensure that the shrubbery/trees are trimmed to avoid the contact. Tree contact with fencing and walls can damage the property, and the homeowner could be held financially responsible for any damage.