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Officials in southern Colorado are taking testimony on a proposed energy project that could include a nuclear power plant. About 200 people who support the project turned out for the first of two hearings in Pueblo on Tuesday. The Pueblo Chieftain said the speakers included former nuclear power plant workers, a union leader and a… Continue Reading Colo. officials mull possible nuclear power plant

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A proposed energy complex outside Pueblo that could include a nuclear power plant has cleared an early hurdle in the planning process. The Pueblo County Planning Commission voted 5-3 yesterday to recommend the county change the zoning from agricultural to planned unit development on nearly 40 square miles, or 25,000 acres, in eastern Pueblo County.… Continue Reading Plan for Pueblo nuclear plant gets initial OK

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Pueblo County, which spent $150,000 in defending a lawsuit brought by its suburban neighbor, Pueblo West, concerning the Arkansas River Pueblo flow program, wants someone else to pay the County’s legal fees. The someone else? Colorado Springs Utilities. According to reports from the Pueblo Chieftain Pueblo County Commissioners believe CSU should pay, because CSU didn’t… Continue Reading Pueblo wants Springs Utilities to pay $150,000 legal bill

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Vestas marks official opening of Pueblo factory

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Vestas Wind Systems is celebrating the official opening of its new Colorado factory. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer opened its wind tower factory in Pueblo Tuesday. It’s nearly 13 million square feet and main production building covers the equivalent of nine football fields. In Colorado, Vestas also has a blade factory in Windsor, an engineering… Continue Reading Vestas marks official opening of Pueblo factory

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State Sen. Tapia named lottery director

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State Sen. Abel Tapia of Pueblo has been named Director of the Colorado Lottery. Tapia was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1999 and to the Colorado Senate in 2003. During his tenure, Tapia was the Senate President Pro Tem and the Chairman of the Joint Budget Committee. Between 1985 and 2008, Tapia… Continue Reading State Sen. Tapia named lottery director

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Black Hills reaches rate settlement

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The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing Pueblo Tuesday, June8 to receive public comment on a proposed settlement in the Black Hills/Colorado Electric Utility Company rate case. The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the city council chambers in Pueblo. The agreement will grant Black Hills a $17.98 million increase in annual… Continue Reading Black Hills reaches rate settlement

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Pueblo city officials say cameras that catch red light runners at two intersections have cost more to operate than they generate in fines. Pueblo pays $15,000 a month to American Traffic Solutions for the camera setups, or about $90,000 since they started operating in September. The city has collected about $70,000 in fines. American Traffic… Continue Reading Pueblo losing money on traffic cameras

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A dozen Southern Colorado business and tourism organizations have joined forces to create the Southern Colorado Business Partnership. The partnership, which is essentially an expanded, renamed Pikes Peak Regional Business Partnership, is expected to give southern Colorado greater lobbying and business attraction power. The “yellow curtain” dividing Colorado Springs and Pueblo has finally come down, said… Continue Reading Southern Colorado Business Partnership brings down ‘yellow curtain’

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Kaiser to open Pueblo clinic

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Kaiser Permanente plans to open a medical office in the Parkwest Medical Complex in Pueblo. The offices will be the health plan’s first in the area and will house three primary care doctors. Kaiser will offer a complete pharmacy and basic lab and X-ray services. The three Kaiser physicians also will work with doctors from Pueblo… Continue Reading Kaiser to open Pueblo clinic

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Dear Editor: Re: Lon Matejczyk’s article “We might as well cede to Pueblo” Mr. Matejczyk’s statements are completely wrong, starting with “What is Colorado Springs economic development budget?” He says it’s a measly $800,000 for city staff and program support. But what do we, the citizens, get for the $800,000 city slush fund? Not a… Continue Reading The city really can’t be trusted with another slush fund

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