This photo from www.FlashEarth.com shows how St. Vrain Street shrinks dramatically as it approaches 18th Street. It was deemed a traffic hazard and closed when a new couple in the neighborhood complained. Blow-back from the rest of the neighborhood forced the city to reopen the intersection as a one-way only. Now, the city has restored it to full two-way traffic after widening was deemed too expensive.
Below is a photo of the Old Colorado City branch of the Pikes Peak Library. Phase two of a $1.2 million renovation project is complete and the library reopened after being closed six months for construction. The project involved significant structural and cosmetic work including rebuilding the foundation, replacing the furnace, windows and doors, installing a lift to give access to disabled patrons to basement meeting space and such innovations as new computers and wireless Internet access. Go to the library’s Web site at www.PPLD.org for photos and details.
Here is a map to the library.
Finally, Lee Nicholos has agreed to remove trees from the parkway outside his home at Logan and Platte avenues, east of downtown near Memorial Hospital. The trees obstructed the vision of motorists turning onto Platte. But the city is honoring Nicholos and his magnolia trees by asking him to create a planting area at a new entryway to downtown near the recently completed Bijou Street bridge. Below is a photo of the trees he had planted near a stop sign outside his home.