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Mayor Bach presents two Spirit of the Springs Awards TODAY!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Mayor Steve Bach will present the Spirit of the Springs Award to Colonel Martin France on Tuesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m.for leading immediate and ongoing recovery efforts following the Waldo Canyon Fire. Colonel France organized over 250 Air Force Academy cadets to support the neighbors with mitigation work in Mountain Shadows as well as Blodgett Peak. They assisted most of the 200 homes and removed 86 tons of fuel from the neighborhood.

Following this event, Mayor Steve Bach will present another Spirit of the Springs Award to Katie Boswell for making Starbucks that she manages, a second home and place of business for Mountain Shadows residents following the Waldo Canyon Fire.Katie who was evacuated during the fire also collected memorabilia to give to residents and coffee to donate to the firefighters.

Both the awards will be presented at Starbucks 6896 Centennial Blvd (Centennial and Vindicator) on Tuesday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m.