Alan Peak shows off a brown trout he caught in Fountain Creek, its banks lined with trash, near the Tejon Street overpass near downtown Colorado Springs on June 12, 2019. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

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