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E-mails from City Councilor Tim Leigh about Colorado Springs Utilities have drawn a response from Utilities CEO Jerry Forte – but that response might have fallen on deaf ears. Leigh routinely regularly sends out his “Market Report” e-mails to a selective distribution list.  The Market Report was initiated when Leigh worked as a commercial broker,… Continue Reading Forte responds to Leigh’s e-mails about CSU, Drake

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Following a long, contentious and apparently unadvertised public hearing, the Colorado Springs City Council, acting as the Utilities Board, declined to revisit their July 18 decision to finish installation of the $130 million Neumann Systems pollution control system on the downtown Drake power plant and defer any study of the plant’s future until 2013. News… Continue Reading Despite complaints, Utilities refuses to reconsider Drake decision

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Council stays on track with NeuStream at Drake

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Following a long, contentious and apparently unadvertised public hearing, the Colorado Springs City Council, acting as the Utilities Board, declined Wednesday to revisit its July 18 decision to finish installation of the $130 million NeuStream pollution control system on the downtown Martin Drake Power Plant and defer any study of the plant’s future until 2013.… Continue Reading Council stays on track with NeuStream at Drake

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City Councilor Tim Leigh is at it again – dropping bombshells via email. This time, Leigh wants the entire board of directors for the Colorado Springs Utilities, essentially City Council members in a different role – to step down. He wants to suspend the current board and have Mayor Steve Bach appoint an interim board… Continue Reading Leigh: Suspend Utilities board, mayor appoint interim members

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Colorado Springs City Council will meet Wednesday to discuss Memorial Health System lease and to lay the parameters of a new foundation to be created from the proceeds of the lease with the University of Colorado Health. The council meeting is set for 10 a.m. at council chambers, but Memorial materials will be available on… Continue Reading City calls special council meeting for Wednesday

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Last week’s media brouhaha over a nonexistent Steve Bach meltdown concerning Memorial Health System was mercifully short-lived. It endures only in the embarrassment of the perpetrators (a certain daily newspaper, unnamed to protect the guilty) and the greater embarrassment of those who were gulled by the scam (that would be yours truly). Thinking that Bach… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Bach, Council must play together nicely

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Public hearing about Memorial lease today

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The public gets a chance to weigh in on the Memorial Health System lease 3:30 p.m. today at the Colorado Springs City Council chambers, just a day after council  heard the details of the agreement. “This is an historic day,” said Council President Pro Tem Jan Martin,  who has been involved in the lease process since… Continue Reading Public hearing about Memorial lease today

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Details of Memorial Health System’s proposed 40-year lease to University of Colorado Health will be made public June 11 during an informal City Council meeting. Council made the announcement today, and also said comment about the proposed lease will be heard at that meeting, as well as during Council’s  June 12 formal meeting. Under its initial… Continue Reading Memorial: lease to be unveiled June 11, Veitch steps down

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After years of discussion, task-force and commission meetings and closed-door talks, the Colorado Springs City Council is preparing to ask voters  whether to lease Memorial Health System to the University of Colorado Hospital. City Council will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Blue River Boardroom on the fifth floor… Continue Reading Council schedules meeting about Memorial ballot question

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The letter preceeded a decision to increase former hospital CEO Larry McEvoy’s pay by $120,000. Continue Reading AFP unveils complaint letter from Memorial doctors

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