Fire district gets its funding
Voters gave a big show of support to the Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District when they approved ballot question 5C, which raises the fire district's mill levy from 8.5 mills to 11.5 mills. The final unofficial tally was 9,438 yes votes to 5,135 no votes.
Riding a wave of approval after the Waldo Canyon Fire, three other fire protection districts in El Paso County also asked for more funding. Security and Southwestern Highway 115 fire protection districts won their tax increases but the City of Fountain Fire Department lost. Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District in Woodland Park also won its mill levy increase by a wide margin.