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It’s OK to be frustrated if you have solutions

So, one of the city’s most honorable people asked recently, what five things bother you the most about Colorado Springs right now? But you can’t just be negative, my friend said. You have to say what you’d do differently. This acquaintance did not want to be identified, even as male or female. That’s OK, because… Continue Reading It’s OK to be frustrated if you have solutions

As odd-year elections go, the 2013 vote in El Paso County certainly won’t stand out as earthshaking. Or, for that matter, even mildly surprising. Everybody who has been paying the slightest attention had to know the only issue of real interest to the Colorado Springs business community. That was Amendment 66, a sweeping measure that… Continue Reading Don’t look for election’s messages, but …

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It would be nice if our city’s quarrelsome elected leaders could agree on the most important issues facing Colorado Springs, wouldn’t it? Imagine if Mayor Steve Bach agreed to support a regional stormwater enterprise, and Council got behind the City for Champions projects — wouldn’t that be great? And what’s the matter with them, anyway?… Continue Reading Our personal doctor has his prescription, but is it right?

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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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Austin Bluffs to see weekend lane reductions

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The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority will start multiple temporary lane reductions along Austin Bluffs Parkway beginning Oct. 12. The PPRTA release states that roadwork projects, which are scheduled to be completed by Oct. 25, will include construction to accommodate a waterline, storm sewer and a new turning lane. The projects are planned as follows:… Continue Reading Austin Bluffs to see weekend lane reductions

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The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, or PPRTA, approved its fiscal 2011 budget of $102.8 million. It also added $100,000 from reserves to the $310,000 already in the budget for three specialized transportation providers. Pikes Peak Partnership/Disability Services/Amblicab, Silver Key and Fountain Valley Senior Services will share the additional funds. Prior to the money being added to… Continue Reading PPRTA approves budget, senior transportation receives additional funding

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