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The Governor’s Office of Information Technology wants to make collaboration easier. OIT set up a data-sharing website, the Colorado Information Marketplace at data.colorado.gov, where the idea is to enhance productivity and collaboration between state agencies, local government, the private sector and the public, organizers of the site said. On the website, users can locate information… Continue Reading New state website aims to share public, private sector information

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Skinner named city CFO

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Kara Skinner will be the city of Colorado Springs’ new chief financial officer, according to a press release from Mayor Steve Bach’s office. Skinner will be confirmed by City Council at their formal meeting June 12. She was acting as interim finance and budget director, and has been with the city since 2006. The press… Continue Reading Skinner named city CFO

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The future of the Neustream coal scrubber is in doubt, and that puts the future of Colorado Springs-based Neumann Systems Group in jeopardy as well … Continue Reading C.S. Utilities puts stop on Neumann

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Springs names new city clerk

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City officials announced over the weekend that they have hired a city clerk, a position that has been without a permanent appointment since July when former City Clerk Kathryn Young retired. Sarah Johnson was chosen after a two-month recruitment period in which more than 97 people applied, officials said. Johnson has 18 years of elections… Continue Reading Springs names new city clerk

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Businesses are likely to see their water bills increase 8.6 percent during 2013 and again in 2014, and as much as 5 percent in 2015 as Colorado Springs Utilities seeks to offset costs for the mammoth Southern Delivery System. Residential rates are likely to increase as much as 10 percent during 2013 and 2014 and 5… Continue Reading Business water-rates to jump 18% in two years

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Drake Power Plant’s days could be numbered. But it could be decades before the familiar plumes of steam no longer dominate the downtown landscape. The Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors – essentially, City Council – asked the utilities staff to study the feasibility of de-commissioning Drake, the coal-fired power plant. Tentatively, the study will… Continue Reading Utilities to study options for Drake power plant

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Regional governmental groups will meet with Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss transportation funding for the Pikes Peak region.   The meeting is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Penrose House Conference Center’s Pavilion.   All mayors, city council, county commissioners, town trustees and city managers in the Pikes Peak region… Continue Reading Hickenlooper, regional leaders to meet Friday

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Drilling tax proposal faces CO showdown

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A contoversial tax proposal aimed at stifling local opposition to oil and gas drilling is nearing a decision in the Colorado House. The measure would take severance tax payments from local governments that take steps to slow or prevent oil and gas drilling. The bill comes after state energy regulators clashed with county and municipal… Continue Reading Drilling tax proposal faces CO showdown

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Twenty-five master’s-level students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been investigating the local issue of oil and gas exploration. They will reveal their findings at a public meeting at 4:45 p.m. May 11 in Dwire Hall on the campus. The students began with the premise that El Paso County stands to benefit… Continue Reading UCCS MBA students investigate local oil and gas exploration

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City fills vacant positions

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has filled several vacant positions in his administration – including an interim planning director. Kyle Campbell will be the new interim director of planning. Campbell is getting paid $175 an hour, which city officials say is the standard consultant fee. Campbell was chosen for the position because of his 20-year… Continue Reading City fills vacant positions

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