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Fireworks displays allowed in city celebrations after all

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

The Sky Sox baseball team has agreed to participate in a city-sponsored study to see whether building a downtown stadium for the minor-league team could work. “We’re very happy where we are now and we had no plans to move,” Sky Sox general manager Tony Ensor said. He said the city came to him and asked… Continue Reading City studying feasibility of moving Sky Sox downtown

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Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

Ballots for the April 2 municipal election are in the mail. Voters who haven’t received a ballot by Friday, March 15, should call the City Clerk’s office at 385-5901. The election is  mail-in ballot only, and must be received by the city clerk’s office or dropped off at one of the designated sites by 7… Continue Reading Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Fountain has launched a new system to help residents request city services. Called MyFountain, the program is designed to help facilitate communications between city government and residents by automatically routing requests to the right departments, tracking all activity and providing performance reports to managers. Fountain residents can request services online at the city’s website. Staff… Continue Reading Fountain launches online system for resident requests

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The city’s new event coordinator is Brianna Goodwin, who worked as a fire and life safety educator in the Colorado Springs Fire Department for the past six years. Goodwin, who will work in the newly created economic vitality division, is a graduate of Colorado State University and also worked for the American Cancer Society. Her… Continue Reading Goodwin to become city’s events coordinator

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Mayor Steve Bach today unveiled new initiatives and announced the creation of several new positions, including a new chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, fire chief, parks director and chief of economic vitality and innovation. Former Cheyenne Mountain Resort General Manager Laura Neumann will be Bach’s new chief of staff, and former chief of… Continue Reading Mayor shakes up city staff, adds positions, creates initiatives

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Colorado Springs suburbs are bucking a nationwide trend known as “the suburbanization of poverty.” While the number of poor people living in suburbs grew by 25 percent from 2000 to 2008, the poverty rate in Colorado Springs’ suburban areas showed no change – but a significant increase inside the city limits, according to findings from… Continue Reading Springs bucks suburban poverty trend

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Good news spreads quickly. Based on the results of a Forbes.com study announced Monday, Area Development Online, a Web site frequented by economic and corporate site and facility expansion officials, has posted the city’s “Best-Bang-for-the-Buck” rankings. Colorado Springs made the top list at No. 9 Click here to view the entire list. Cities that made… Continue Reading Springs ranks 9th on “Best-Bang-for-the-Buck” list

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The City of Colorado Springs has launched its new Web site, complete with a new set of tools designed to improve online services. The site is ADA-compliant and is easier for visitors to navigate.  Some of the new tools include: * A search field powered by Google to help visitors find exactly what they are looking for. * A service-oriented I Want… Continue Reading City launches improved Web site

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City gets “Top Ten” nod from Forbes

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Forbes.com has ranked the Colorado Springs #10 on its top 10 “Best Place for Business and Careers” list, out of the country’s 200 largest metropolitan areas. The city ranked 25th in the “educational attainment” category, 11th for income growth potential and 28th for job growth projected. Raleigh, N.C., got first place honors, but Fort Collins… Continue Reading City gets “Top Ten” nod from Forbes

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