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El Paso County leads state in home construction

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There were more new single-family building permits issued in El Paso County than in any other county in the state during the first 11 months of 2012, according to the Colorado Division of Housing. Pikes Peak Regional Building’s single-family construction permits  were up about 50 percent over 2011 totals, which those in the housing and… Continue Reading El Paso County leads state in home construction

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While Colorado Springs is still undecided about retail marijuana, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners seems to be set to do something immediately. The group will vote on two marijuana-related items tomorrow at its regular meeting: a resolution that will ban the possession, consumption, use or display of marijuana on county property and the… Continue Reading County officials meeting tomorrow to discuss marijuana ban

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Roadside pet sales banned in El Paso County

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Looking to give a furry friend to someone this holiday season? Don’t look to buy a pet from sellers on the side of the road. El Paso County commissioners voted to ban roadside sales of animals. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has been lobbying for some time for the county-wide ban. The… Continue Reading Roadside pet sales banned in El Paso County

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The nominating commission for the Fourth Judicial District will select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for El Paso County. The person selected by the governor will fill the position once held by Marla Prudek, who was appointed to the district court Nov. 9. The group will meet Nov.… Continue Reading Nominating commission seeking applicants for county judge

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Term-limit controversy ends, yet incumbents win

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Local races provided plenty of surprises on Tuesday, but not at Centennial Hall, as three incumbent Republican county commissioners were easily re-elected. In District 2, Amy Lathen defeated a Green Party candidate by nearly a 4-to-1 margin, garnering 37,707 votes to her opponent’s 10,708. In District 4, Dennis Hisey’s win over Democrat Doskor Hanchett was… Continue Reading Term-limit controversy ends, yet incumbents win

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El Paso County voters returned nearly all incumbents to their positions, voted to remove extra terms for commissioners and gave both the sheriff and the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority the tax money they asked for in years to come. They also gave the county two Democratic members of the state House, with Pete Lee… Continue Reading Local voters pass taxes for sheriff, PPRTA, retain commissioners

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Housing construction is up, consumer confidence is up and more than 21,000 new cars are expected to be sold in the county by year’s end. These are the biggest changes in this latest quarter in El Paso County from one year ago and mark some of the county’s strongest performance since bottoming out in February… Continue Reading El Paso County housing, auto sales and confidence up, UCCS report says

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Ronald G. Crowder has resigned as district judge for the Fourth Judicial District, made up of Teller and El Paso counties. The nominating commission will meet Dec. 10 at the El Paso County Courthouse to select nominees for appointment by the governor. To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy, the applicant must be… Continue Reading Crowder resignation leaves room for new district court judge

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is endorsing the El Paso County sheriff in his appeal to raise taxes to provide money for critical operations. Sheriff Terry Maketa is asking for a .o023 county-wide sales tax, which would produce $17 million a year for eight years to hire more jailers and more deputies for patrol,… Continue Reading Business Alliance supports two ballot initiatives, endorses candidates

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The Fourth Judicial District is launching a survey program to check on the customer service efforts of the Colorado Judicial Branch. Court employees will ask people leaving the El Paso County  Judicial Building at 270 S. Tejon to fill out a brief, anonymous survey asking about their experience as jurors, parties to a case or… Continue Reading Judicial branch surveying users about customer service issues

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