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Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

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Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

New guidelines from the federal government haven’t moved Colorado Springs City Council from its original stance to ban retail sales of marijuana inside the city limits. At least, not yet. “Nothing’s ever totally dead,” said Councilor Val Snider, who ended up being the swing vote in a 5-4 decision for banning marijuana earlier this year.… Continue Reading Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

DENVER — A lawsuit filed two years ago against the state by a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, educators, former elected officials and others challenging the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) had its day in federal appeals court Monday. The coalition of plaintiffs claims TABOR violates the principles of representative government stated in the U.S.… Continue Reading Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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Council rebels, wants lawyer

Since six newcomers joined the Colorado Springs City Council five months ago, all nine members of the city’s legislative body have embraced a single goal. They want their own lawyer. “This is the most important issue that we’ll have to deal with,” said Council President Keith King at a post-election Council retreat last May. City… Continue Reading Council rebels, wants lawyer

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Solar gardens project draws competition

More than a month after Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a plan that would double the scope of the city’s community solar garden program, 10 contractors expressed interest in doing business in the local market. During a mandatory pre-proposal conference held by Colorado Springs Utilities last week, the 10 companies — half… Continue Reading Solar gardens project draws competition

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North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

Colorado Springs cleanup crews had cleared much of the debris strewn along Cheyenne Canyon Road by Wednesday, when the city invited nearly a dozen reporters and photographers for a press tour of the washed-out paths, cracked roads and eroded landscapes of North Cheyenne Canon Park. “Our public works department has been working diligently to stabilize… Continue Reading North Cheyenne Canon Park cleaner, but closed indefinitely

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Initial flood damage at $10m, city officials say

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Recent flooding in Colorado Springs will cost about $10 million in repairs to public infrastructure, according to Bret Waters, the city’s emergency management division director. “It’s conservative,” Waters said at Mayor Steve Bach’s monthly press conference. “Today’s the first sunny day, so we’re out still looking for damage. It’ll be higher.” Gold Camp Road is… Continue Reading Initial flood damage at $10m, city officials say

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S&P downgrades airport bonds

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In another blow to the city’s beleaguered airport, Standard & Poor’s rating service downgraded the municipal facility’s outstanding bonds from A- with a stable outlook to BBB+ with a stable outlook. According to a press release from interim Aviation Director Dan Gallagher, S & P cited “ a downward enplanement trend at COS, particularly after… Continue Reading S&P downgrades airport bonds

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While Boulder, Estes Park and Lyons were hit harder than Colorado Springs during last week’s floods, the city’s infrastructure received significant damage in certain places. According to a press release from Colorado Springs, initial assessments show extensive damage on Gold Camp Road and Cheyenne Road. Gold Camp and Camp Creek had pond and sidewalk damage… Continue Reading Colorado Springs releases initial damage list

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The city of Colorado Springs has started addressing deteriorating, outdated or over-used storm drainage areas in the city limits – after a series of rainstorms in July and August caused widespread flooding in the city limits.   The money was appropriated for the projects this spring, and some of the work will be finished in… Continue Reading City starts addressing stormwater problems

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State warns of telephone scams

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The Colorado Judicial Department has received reports of telephone scams involving fake debt-collection agencies who threaten people with arrest warrants operating in at least three judicial districts in the state. Consumers who receive calls regarding debt collection related to court cases always have the option of contacting the clerk’s office in the appropriate court to… Continue Reading State warns of telephone scams

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