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Another group has signaled its support for the city’s Regional Tourism Act application – a grant proposal that would bring a downtown stadium, an Olympic museum, a new visitors center at the Air Force Academy and a sports medicine center at UCCS. The University of Colorado Board of Regents passed a resolution supporting Colorado Springs’… Continue Reading CU regents support city’s RTA application

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City chooses aviation marketing firm for airport

Colorado Springs went with a heavy hitter when choosing the company to market the Colorado Springs Airport nationwide. The city chose Seabury APG, a global aviation marketing group with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. “They focus solely on airport marketing and aviation marketing,” said city spokeswoman Cindy Aubrey. “They’re a full-service aviation… Continue Reading City chooses aviation marketing firm for airport

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Bach encourages support of RTA projects at annual address

Mayor Steve Bach urged a crowd of 700 to get behind the Regional Tourism Act projects, to think big and to ignore critics of the city’s actions. “This is our time,” he told the crowd of business leaders Thursday at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance’s State of the City luncheon at The Broadmoor. “And… Continue Reading Bach encourages support of RTA projects at annual address

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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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