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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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Wag N’ Wash lets the dogs out in fine style

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Wag N’ Wash lets the dogs out in fine style

If they could, your furry friends would likely treat themselves much as we humans do — with fresh food, long baths, entertainment and perhaps a pedicure. But they can’t, so Wag N’ Wash does it for them. The company’s motto is “Wash ’em, feed ’em, spoil ’em, all in one cool place,” three aspects that… Continue Reading Wag N’ Wash lets the dogs out in fine style

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Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

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Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

Some Cascade residents and Ute Pass campers have avoided direct floodwaters lately because of a specialty sandbag that has a longer life and more durability than traditional sandbags. Mallett Excavating has teamed up with Landmark Earth Solutions on a system that “makes sandbagging obsolete,” according to Landmark literature. The primary items are the Rapid Installation… Continue Reading Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

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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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Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

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Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

If there’s one area of Colorado Springs that has potential for growth, it’s the sports businesses that have sprung up here because of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the natural environment and a concentrated effort to grow the sector. Everyone knows Colorado Springs is home to the USOC headquarters, the Olympic Training Center and 57 different… Continue Reading Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

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Stadium financing has been an issue across the ages

How are sports stadiums financed? In America and throughout the world, public monies are almost invariably involved. That’s not a modern invention. The Roman Colosseum, an elliptical amphitheater seating as many as 60,000 people, was completed in 80 AD. It was financed with treasure looted by Roman legions from the Second Temple in Jerusalem 10… Continue Reading Stadium financing has been an issue across the ages

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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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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

In Colorado Springs business circles, Tom Zwirlein needs no introduction. He is a UCCS finance professor as well as co-creator and director of the university’s annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which attracts around 600 business and community leaders each year. Billed as the regional economic “State of the Union,” the forum combines the analysis of… Continue Reading Zwirlein plans forum as search goes on

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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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Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

A number of Westside residents expressed frustrations about the Pinery at the Hill’s effect on the neighborhood last week at a meeting with the developer, owner and city planner assigned to the project. Concerns about traffic garnered most of the comments about changes made to the original plans for the Pinery, 775 W. Bijou St.… Continue Reading Pinery’s plan changes rile neighbors

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