COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A large homeless camp in Colorado Springs will be cleared out by Monday after the city received permission from landowners to remove tents and residents.

The Gazette reports the land, known as "the quarry," is within sight of the Colorado Springs Police Department headquarters. But police spokesman Lt. Howard Black said Wednesday that police would like to see residents of the camp leave without law enforcement having to be involved.

Those who choose to stay will be cited for trespassing, but Black says police "hope they don't get to that point."

The 0.02-square-mile encampment houses at least 145 tents and tarp-covered shelters on private land.


Information from: The Gazette,