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Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

  People who lost their jobs because of the Black Forest fire might be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, a federal program that provides temporary financial assistance to workers. The benefits are available to people who have lost their jobs because of a disaster and do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, according to a… Continue Reading Unemployment assistance available to Black Forest fire residents

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This time the pro-marijuana side lost a crucial battle. But that doesn’t mean the war is over regarding recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs. By a narrow 5-4 margin, the City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to ban retail sales and cultivation of marijuana within the city limits. The city joins Woodland Park, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls… Continue Reading City says no to selling rec pot; ballot coming?

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Christopher Riley will be the new Colorado Springs fire chief, said Mayor Steve Bach. Riley is currently serving as Pueblo’s fire chief. The City Council will confirm his appointment to the Springs position Aug. 13. “I am pleased to introduce Chief Riley as the next Fire Chief for the City of Colorado Springs,” said Mayor… Continue Reading Mayor names new fire chief

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City opens electric vehicle charging station

In an effort to promote alternative energy solutions, the city of Colorado Springs opened a downtown electric vehicle charging station at 130 S. Nevada this week. The new station serves parking spots located by the lower level, east entrance of the City Administration Building parking garage, which is open 24-hours a day, seven days a… Continue Reading City opens electric vehicle charging station

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Utilities eases drought restrictions

While the city will remain in stage 2B watering restrictions – limited to watering outdoors only two days a week – the threshold for drought surcharges has increased, according to Colorado Springs Utilities. Starting Aug. 1, the entry point for water pricing increases goes to 2,500 cubic feet of water usage, up from 2,000 cubic… Continue Reading Utilities eases drought restrictions

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As Colorado’s marijuana industry grows, cannabis advocates and policy experts have differing interpretations as to the response from the federal government. The Obama administration has been relatively passive in enforcing federal marijuana policy, but it’s unknown if that leniency will continue for the 18 states (and Washington, D.C.) that have legalized medical marijuana, as well… Continue Reading Will legalized marijuana hurt Colorado or not?

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The Southern Delivery System has had its day in court – and it was successful. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a Pueblo County judge’s ruling against a state water quality certification for the SDS project, which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, the biggest water project in decades for Colorado… Continue Reading Appeals court overturns SDS water-quality ruling

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Bach announces new airport task force

Speaking from a makeshift media facility on the second level of the Colorado Springs Airport terminal, Mayor Steve Bach announced the creation Tuesday morning of the Airport Air Service Task Force. Given that the city and its enterprises already benefit from the advice of scores of such citizen advisory panels, such an announcement wouldn’t ordinarily… Continue Reading Bach announces new airport task force

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Colorado Springs City Council narrowed its options in legislating retail sales of recreational marijuana to two: an outright ban or a moratorium of nine to 12 months. But city residents will have to wait a few more weeks to learn the outcome. That’s because some Councilors making the decision aren’t talking — at least not… Continue Reading Council’s pot sales options – none or maybe later

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City still must provide more detail for plans

Colorado Springs’ application for state funding of four projects under the provisions of the Colorado Regional Tourism Act was duly filed this week with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, finally going public with details that had been kept secret for months. Officials thought to be involved in the process had repeatedly claimed… Continue Reading City still must provide more detail for plans

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