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Local law enforcement officials will hold a prescription drug take back event Saturday, said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. “Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing problems facing Colorado today,” Suthers said. “This take-back effort and partnership between the Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement across the state will help keep these… Continue Reading Prescription drug take back scheduled for Saturday

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Mayor’s office launches bachsoffice.com

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Mayor Steve Bach is taking his message directly to the people – through a website called bachsoffice.com. Sharply styled and looking much like a campaign site, bachsoffice.com will be updated frequently and include messages from Bach, news releases, event calendars and photos. People will also be able to get involved in some of Bach’s pet projects… Continue Reading Mayor’s office launches bachsoffice.com

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Xcel threatens to cut Boulder solar rebates

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Xcel Energy officials are threatening to cut solar rebates and energy-efficiency programs if Boulder voters approve a plan to break from Xcel and start a municipal utility. Xcel regional vice president Jerome Davis said in a letter Tuesday that during the five or more years it will take to form the utility, the company may… Continue Reading Xcel threatens to cut Boulder solar rebates

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Colorado Springs police are urging Wall Street protesters to get permits that would allow them to set up tents to keep their supplies as long as they don’t try to sleep in them. Police say if the protesters do not comply or the permits are not approved, the tents will have to be taken down.… Continue Reading Colorado Springs police urge permits for protests

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Carey to serve as interim chief

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The deputy chief of police will serve as interim police chief until a new one can be hired, according to a press release from the city of Colorado Springs. Peter Carey has been with the Colorado Springs Police Department since 1984, and was named deputy chief in 2008. He has been a master patrol officer,… Continue Reading Carey to serve as interim chief

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City Council: RLF should be more open

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The Regional Leadership Forum should consider being more transparent, more open, said Colorado Springs City Council members. The remarks came at the end of a presentation by Pam Keller of Keller Homes, who is also an individual member of the forum. “Are the meetings open?” asked council member Brandy Williams. “Do people know when they… Continue Reading City Council: RLF should be more open

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Segments of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region and Goodwill Industries, along with the county cooperative extension offices, will likely move into a building next door to the new El Paso County offices on Garden of the Gods Road. The El Paso County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the county to sign a… Continue Reading Nonprofits to move to county offices at Garden of the Gods

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Colorado Springs Utilities will pay $73.5 million to Neumann Systems Group to design and install emissions control technology for CSU’s Martin Drake Power Plant. The contract also includes an incentive based on meeting cost and performance goals. The technology, NeuStream, will remove sulfur dioxide from the emissions of the coal-fired plant, allowing utilities to comply… Continue Reading CSU to spend $73.5M on emissions control technology

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Medical marijuana users denied firearms

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The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is warning gun dealers that it is illegal for medical-marijuana patients to buy firearms. The agency sent out a letter Sept. 21 that says marijuana use is still barred by federal law, even though it has been approved for medical use in Colorado. According to the… Continue Reading Medical marijuana users denied firearms

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City council approves SunShare initiative

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The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved regulations Tuesday that will allow a local start-up to build a community solar garden. Several community members showed up to voice their support for the initiative that will allow Colorado Springs Utilities customers to lease solar panels in a remote community solar garden and collect the credits for… Continue Reading City council approves SunShare initiative

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