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Neumann Systems Group is attempting to bounce back from a year of bad publicity and political wrangling about the company’s contract with Colorado Springs Utilities. The Springs company has submitted a proposal for an $18.75 million grant to the Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory for a carbon capture technology that will… Continue Reading Neumann has new proposal for carbon capture

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Deputy fire chief to serve as interim chief

Deputy Chief Tommy Smith will serve as interim fire chief for the city of Colorado Springs, according to a press release from Mayor Steve Bach’s office. Smith has been with the fire department since 1991 and served as a firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief. He currently oversees support services, including the training division,… Continue Reading Deputy fire chief to serve as interim chief

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Fire chief to retire April 30

Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown will retire April 30 after 32 years with the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Brown was appointed chief by Mayor Steve Bach, after Steve Cox left the position to become chief of staff under the mayor’s administration. And even though Bach says he’ll name an interim fire chief by April… Continue Reading Fire chief to retire April 30

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Utilities board ends sales study contract

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Colorado Springs Utilities board members decided yesterday to nix a contract to study selling or leasing its electric power generation. The board unanimously decided not to move forward with a $500,000 study, suggested in 2012 by Mayor Steve Bach in a letter to the board. Board chairman Keith King signaled the direction the board was… Continue Reading Utilities board ends sales study contract

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Mayor Steve Bach plans to ask City Council for nearly$12 million from its reserve funds, the bulk of which will go to rebuild and restore two creeks in the wake of the Waldo Canyon fire. Bach announced his intentions during a press conference this morning. He is also asking for additional money to also cover… Continue Reading Mayor asking $10 million for summer flood mitigation

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City Council approves solar garden expansion

Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to expand the solar gardens program at Colorado Springs Utilities. CSU will pay a performance-based incentive of 16 cents per kilowatt hour generated by up to 3 megawatts of solar panels installed in gardens during the first year of the expanded program. The pilot program allowed for 2 megawatts… Continue Reading City Council approves solar garden expansion

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Waldo fire report: City must improve communication, documentation

Better communication, documentation,  logistics support and training on incident management are four areas in which the city needs to make improvements, as detailed in the After Action Report on Waldo Canyon Fire. The report, released Wednesday, details the city’s strengths in working the Waldo Canyon fire and outlined areas for improvement. The Waldo Canyon fire… Continue Reading Waldo fire report: City must improve communication, documentation

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Earle steps down as director of Colorado Springs Airport

Mark Earle is stepping down as aviation director of the Colorado Springs Airport, officials announced Friday. Assistant Aviation Director Dan Gallagher will assume the role of interim director while the city conducts a national search for a new director. Gallagher has been with the Colorado Springs Airport since 2010. Earle has agreed to serve as… Continue Reading Earle steps down as director of Colorado Springs Airport

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Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

Ballots for the April 2 municipal election are in the mail. Voters who haven’t received a ballot by Friday, March 15, should call the City Clerk’s office at 385-5901. The election is  mail-in ballot only, and must be received by the city clerk’s office or dropped off at one of the designated sites by 7… Continue Reading Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Forums provide insight on Council races

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Forums provide insight on Council races

Was there anything to learn by sitting through two City Council candidate forums? On Monday, more than 100 civic-minded voters braved icy streets to watch candidates strut their stuff in an environmental forum at Stargazers. Twenty-four hours later, a slightly different crowd gathered at the Mining Exchange Hotel for the Business Journal-KOAA forum. The formats… Continue Reading Forums provide insight on Council races

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