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Couldn’t sleep last night and found myself surfing the Web at 2 a.m. Checked the New York Times site, which, strangely enough, was dated Jan. 29, 2020. There was a story about our own city that seemed … well, even stranger. Good thing I copied the text — my computer blackscreened, and I could never… Continue Reading The end of a dream city: Colorado Springs 2020

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The Front Range Water Council, which consists of all major water providers along the Front Range, including Colorado Springs Utilities, Denver Water, and five others, has released a report titled “Water and the Colorado Economy.” The report paints a very different picture of water use on the Colorado Front Range than what is commonly portrayed.… Continue Reading Front Range cities good at making every drop count

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 In a drastic move to address general fund budget gaps, the city has begun to remove trash cans from neighborhood parks. About 400 trash cans will be removed from 128 neighborhood parks and from all urban trail corridors within the next two weeks. Justifying the decision, city spokesperson Julie Smith said,  “The parks department spends… Continue Reading City to remove trash cans from parks, trails

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 Here we are, 15 months from the 2011 City Council elections, and the maneuvering has already begun. According to the usual unreliable sources, some of our self-appointed leaders are trying to construct a slate of “appropriate” candidates who, fueled with money and credentials, will sweep into office and replace our present demoralized, delegitimized, and disrespected… Continue Reading Aging lions might be best City Council candidates we have

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“I’ve always been an early adapter,” said local social media guru Tonya Hall, “so I signed up for MySpace when it was launched in 2003 — and I saw then that social media would change marketing in ways that no one could imagine.” A self-described military brat, Hall was born in Kansas and grew up… Continue Reading Hall making company connections through social media

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The Orange County Business Journal reported today that Freedom Communications, the bankrupt parent company of the Colorado Springs Gazette, has filed an amended reorganization plan with the Delaware bankruptcy court. Under the new plan, which was the product of an agreement between the secured and unsecured creditors of the company, all of the company’s equity… Continue Reading Secured, unsecured creditors agree on new Freedom bankruptcy plan

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Despite the efforts of local streetcar advocates to revive urban rail, Colorado Springs officials have historically regarded light streetcars and trolleys with benign indifference. But that hasn’t always been the case. The Colorado Springs streetcar enterprise, which operated between 1887 and 1932, was at its height the most extensive modern and comprehensive streetcar system of… Continue Reading Streetcars dominated transportation for 45 years

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   Flown anywhere lately? If so, has your experience been anything like that of Ryan Bingham, George Clooney’s character in “Up in the Air,” who’s on the road 300 days of the year? Bingham moves effortlessly through “air world,” as he calls it, scarcely inconvenienced by lines at security check-ins, cancelled flights, endless delays and… Continue Reading Ease and comfort won’t replace the fear of traveling

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The Colorado Springs urban rail network of a century ago may have disappeared, but the fierce streetcar advocates have dedicated themselves to restoring local trolley service since 1982, when they founded the Pikes Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation. Now, after ignoring streetcars for nearly 30 years, the city of Colorado Springs is sponsoring a $330,000… Continue Reading Foundation eager to get streetcars rolling again

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Colorado Springs residents and visitors could soon benefit from something they’ve rarely experienced — competition in the taxicab business. But not if Yellow Cab of Colorado Springs has anything to say about it. After six months of legal maneuvering by Yellow Cab aimed at preventing a potential rival from poaching on its now-exclusive Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Hail, Taxi: Can Yellow Cab remain king?

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