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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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Leigh cleared of ethics allegations

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In an 11-page report to City Council, the Colorado Springs Independent Ethics Commission found that former City Councilman Tim Leigh did not violate any provision of the city ethics code, as alleged by Dave Neumann and Neumann Systems Group. City Council formally accepted the report Monday and voted unanimously to take no further action. Leigh… Continue Reading Leigh cleared of ethics allegations

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Damaging or smart, gun laws still reality

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Damaging or smart, gun laws still reality

Some say that July 1 marked the dawn of a new era in Colorado gun-control policy, but one local gun shop owner says it amounts to a business setback. “What we did is create a useless law that hurts Colorado business and has no effect whatsoever on the crime rate,” said Paul Paradis, who owns… Continue Reading Damaging or smart, gun laws still reality

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Fireworks displays allowed in city celebrations after all

First the fireworks were on – then they were cancelled. Finally, thanks to higher-than-expected levels of rain, they were back on again. The city decided that public fireworks displays in approved locations would be allowed for the Independence Day celebrations. The displays adhered to the fire code through the fire marshal’s office and all conditions… Continue Reading Fireworks displays allowed in city celebrations after all

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