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Don’t look for election’s messages, but …

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 …

The Southern Delivery System has had its day in court – and it was successful. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a Pueblo County judge’s ruling against a state water quality certification for the SDS project, which will bring water from the Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs, the biggest water project in decades for Colorado… Continue Reading Appeals court overturns SDS water-quality ruling

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Incoming Tide Part 3: Historic floods have left their mark on area

Flash floods may cause intense property destruction and loss of life, but they are limited in scope and duration. Regional floods may affect much of the Front Range and are caused by massive weather events that typically last for days, leaving widespread damage that requires many years of recovery. Such floods are rare. There have… Continue Reading Incoming Tide Part 3: Historic floods have left their mark on area

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On Valentine’s Day, newly seated Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace wrote a letter to Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, expressing concerns over the increased danger of catastrophic flooding along Fountain Creek. That danger, Pace pointed out, is a direct consequence of Colorado Springs’ inability and/or unwillingness to fund its backlog of stormwater infrastructure maintenance and… Continue Reading Pace picks up on Pueblo’s stormwater, SDS concerns

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Pueblo residents leery of Superfund listing

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  Pueblo residents living in a south side neighborhood that was home to an ore smelter in the late 1800s are telling federal officials they’re unsure if they will support listing it as a federal Superfund site.   The EPA previously conducted testing on yard soils near the ex-smelter site and found high levels of… Continue Reading Pueblo residents leery of Superfund listing

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Mi Casa Resource Center is closing its Pueblo Women’s Business Center on June 30 after 12 years operating in the community. Ending the program is a result of a difficult economic environment, according to an email sent by the agency. “Many of the foundations, corporations and government agencies that Mi Casa has depended on for… Continue Reading Mi Casa to close Women’s Business Center in Pueblo

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Colorado Springs manufacturing represents about 4.4 percent of all jobs in the area –  and 40 percent of them are considered high-tech. After a decade of losing manufacturing jobs, Colorado Springs saw a .5 percent employment growth in the fourth quarter of 2010. However, Pueblo is the real manufacturing come-back-kid, with 9.1 percent manufacturing growth… Continue Reading Southern Colorado manufacturing growing

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DOL offering virtual job fair

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The Pueblo Workforce Center is inviting job seekers to a fair today and tomorrow – but there’s no need to drive to Pueblo. The job fair will stay open nonstop for two days and nights, and is the first of its kind offered by the Department of Labor and Employment. At this online event, job… Continue Reading DOL offering virtual job fair

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Southern Delivery System backers celebrate

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Officials in four towns are celebrating the start of construction on one of the largest water projects in Colorado in years. The Southern Delivery System project will build a pipeline, three pump stations and a water treatment plant to deliver water from Pueblo Reservoir to Pueblo West, Colorado Springs, Security and Fountain for an estimated… Continue Reading Southern Delivery System backers celebrate

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The Pueblo County commissioners have rejected a request to rezone land in the eastern part of the county for a nuclear power plant. The Chieftain reports the commissioners voted 3-0 Monday against a special land-use permit sought by Pueblo lawyer Don Banner. He has proposed rezoning a nearly 38-square-mile parcel to create an energy park… Continue Reading County rejects rezoning for proposed nuclear plant

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