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During Monday’s “budget markup session,” City Council members couldn’t stop using three apparently interchangeable phrases. They promised to concentrate upon providing “essential city services,” “vital city functions” and “core city services.” In the view of every one of our nine elected officials, public safety comes first. And after public safety comes yet more public safety,… Continue Reading Now’s the time to hunker down and join in the fight

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 During a lengthy and sometimes contentious budget markup session yesterday, City Council gave tentative approval to multiple cost-cutting and revenue generating proposals aimed at balancing next year’s budget. The measures included: Turning off thousands of streetlights, and letting others go dark for estimated savings of $1.3 million. Eliminating the vendor fee that compensates merchants for… Continue Reading City budget: The party’s over – turn out the lights

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El Pomar chips in $3 million to aid USOC deal

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El Pomar Foundation will make a $3 million grant to the city of Colorado Springs and the United States Olympic Committee to “satisfy the next phase of the agreement to keep the USOC in Colorado Springs.” Acknowledging the urgency surrounding the grant, El Pomar CEO Bill Hybl said that the entire $3 million would be… Continue Reading El Pomar chips in $3 million to aid USOC deal

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Last week, we featured a feel-good look at the nine best things ever to happen to our sometimes benighted community. This week: a sourly opinionated account of the seven worst events in our city’s checkered history. Is the field of Armageddon located right here in Colorado Springs? Have we, like Job, been sorely tested by… Continue Reading Best of the worst: The Springs’ not-so-magnificent seven

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Vice Mayor Larry Small and Councilman Darryl Glenn are often on the opposite side of issues that come before City Council, but they’ve found some common ground.
Continue Reading Small, Glenn already eyeing tough budget decisions

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Stuff happens, as the old saying goes (bowdlerized for this family friendly publication). We in the media tend to concentrate on the bad stuff, because that’s news. As a veteran reporter once put it, “If I go to a neighborhood, and 40 houses aren’t burning to the ground, my editor doesn’t care. Show me the… Continue Reading Completely unscientific listing of area’s success stories

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Not all sites created equal

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Springs’ Web presence lags compared to other cities Authors of “how to succeed in business” books used to remind their readers that any firm’s most important employee was not the boss, but the receptionist; not the manager, but the cashier; not the suits at corporate, but the switchboard operator. And the most important ad a… Continue Reading Not all sites created equal

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El Paso County appears ready to ride to the rescue of the Pioneers Museum, but the City of Colorado Springs views the offer as “pie in the sky.” Continue Reading City blows off proposal to save Pioneers Museum

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Looking back to see where we might be able to go

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The ballots are in the mail — but the check isn’t. Less than two weeks from today, we’ll know whether Colorado Springs voters have approved a cumulative 10 mill increase in city property taxes. For supporters of issue 2C, the prospects are not encouraging. Private polling shows that Springs residents regard the proposal with skepticism.… Continue Reading Looking back to see where we might be able to go

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POC, fire station transfer complete

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El Paso County property transaction records show the transfer of the Police Operations Center and Fire Station 8 from the City of Colorado Springs to the City of Colorado Springs Public Facilities Authority. Continue Reading POC, fire station transfer complete

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