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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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B Lab: State benefit corporation bill flawed

Proposed legislation in Colorado to create the legal framework for benefit corporations is opposed by the nonprofit originally responsible for the idea. A benefit corporation — as defined by the 13 other jurisdictions that provide for them — is a business that puts the environment and society ahead of the bottom line. In Colorado’s version,… Continue Reading B Lab: State benefit corporation bill flawed

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The new CEO for Neumann Systems Group says he doesn’t understand why the local company has become a “political whipping boy” for Colorado Springs leaders. NSG, which is installing a clean-coal scrubber at the Martin Drake Power Plant near downtown, has been under fire for months – constantly battling misconceptions and falsehoods, said Todd Tiahrt,… Continue Reading Neumann CEO defends company record, progress

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City candidates show different strategies

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City government went to the dogs — or rather the dog — Tuesday morning. Mayor Steve Bach gave a Spirit of the Springs award at his news conference to Swagger, the Old English sheepdog which beat out 2,720 competitors to win reserve best-in-show at Westminster. The pooch belongs to Colton and Heather Johnson, part of… Continue Reading City candidates show different strategies

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Neumann Systems Group lays off ‘about’ 11, blames mayor

Neumann Systems Group has laid off its vice president of marketing, along with “about 10″ other people, said Dave Neumann, founder and board president of the technology company. And he says it’s all Mayor Steve Bach’s fault, because his staff and one City Council member have created a toxic environment for business. The e-mail and… Continue Reading Neumann Systems Group lays off ‘about’ 11, blames mayor

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Udall to head U.S. Senate Stategic Forces subcommittee

Sen. Mark Udall will head up a committee that oversees issues critical to Colorado’s military and aerospace communities. Udall, who is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees such issues as cyberdefense, military space programs, nuclear weapons and intelligence programs.… Continue Reading Udall to head U.S. Senate Stategic Forces subcommittee

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Marijuana task force struggles with issues

Employers should be able to fire workers who test positive for marijuana use — even if they aren’t working under the influence of the drug. That’s the biggest recommendation from the state’s Amendment 64 task force, a 24-member group charged with producing regulatory framework to allow recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older.… Continue Reading Marijuana task force struggles with issues

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