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Demon pothole changed a person’s life

Demon pothole changed a person’s life

The city fixed my pothole last week. Yes, my pothole. I claim this pothole because of a particular relationship I developed with it and with gravity nearly two months ago. I adopted this particular gaping hole in the middle of a crosswalk on Tejon Street at Platte Avenue after I tripped on it and fell… Continue Reading Demon pothole changed a person’s life

King: No city-referred measures in November

It looks as if Colorado Springs City Council won’t refer any charter amendments to city voters this fall. Here’s the text of an email from Council President Keith King to his colleagues (in italics). Council Members: We just finished the agenda planning session for Monday and Tuesday. There are two issues that I want to… Continue Reading King: No city-referred measures in November

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Volunteer needed on regional board

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Volunteer needed on regional board

The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Community Advisory Committee. The Committee is a non-technical body comprised of volunteers who offer a citizen’s perspective on items like transportation, the environment and military growth impacts in the region. It also is in place… Continue Reading Volunteer needed on regional board

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CSFD signs contract with AMR

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CSFD signs contract with AMR

The City of Colorado Springs signed a contract with American Medical Response Tuesday. The five-year contract will go into effect April 1. The goal, according to a city press release, is to enhance ambulance services to residents within the city and enclaves of unincorporated areas within the city. With headquarters in Colorado, AMR is the current… Continue Reading CSFD signs contract with AMR

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Water Conservation Board donates $175K grant for flood study

The Colorado Water Conservation Board contributed a $175,000 grant to assist in studying methods of flood restoration and mitigation for two watersheds in the Pikes Peak region. The study will begin in January and focus on the restoration and protection of the Cheyenne Creek and Upper Fountain Creek watersheds, city officials explained Wednesday in a… Continue Reading Water Conservation Board donates $175K grant for flood study

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America’s Race, the USA Pro Challenge, returns to Colorado Springs for the 2014 tour. The Pro Challenge is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race. The Springs will host Stage four of the race. Colorado Springs was a host city in 2011 for the prologue and in 2012 for the penultimate stage of the race.… Continue Reading Springs to host 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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Colorado Springs city government and Colorado Springs Utilities signed a five-year contract last week with an international company that will provide fleet maintenance services for both entities beginning next year. City officials said outsourcing fleet maintenance of more than 3,500 vehicles and equipment is estimated to save the city and Utilities more than $4 million… Continue Reading City and CSU sign 5-year fleet maintenance contract

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CH2M’s stormwater assessment ready

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Earlier this year, the Regional Storm Water Task Force presented details of the area’s stormwater mitigation needs. On Oct. 9, engineering firm CH2M Hill released its comprehensive City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Needs Assessment to Mayor Steve Bach and City Council. CH2M Hill was contracted by the city to give a third-party overview on the… Continue Reading CH2M’s stormwater assessment ready

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A request for proposal has been issued by the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority for redesign and reconstruction of the intersection at Nevada Avenue and Southgate Road. The two agencies announced the RFP issuance on SpringsGov.com for the intersection project, which will entail improvements at and along South Nevada… Continue Reading RFP issued for Nevada-Southgate intersection project

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All cities face challenges at some point in their history. Fire destroyed much of San Francisco, Katrina drowned New Orleans and a 1900 hurricane leveled Galveston. War ravaged Beirut, Dresden and St Petersburg. The Black Plague decimated London, and more than a thousand famines have swept through Chinese cities. We dread the four horsemen of… Continue Reading City must work to ignore those donkeys of delusion

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