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City, county almost make it work, except …

For those who were watching the special meeting Tuesday afternoon of the El Paso County commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council, in person or on TV/computer, you saw an amazing — even memorable — display of local politics in action … or perhaps that should be inaction. For three hours in the Council Chambers… Continue Reading City, county almost make it work, except …

Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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The 50 people attending a city-sponsored stormwater gathering on Oct. 24 unequivocally endorsed a regional approach to the county’s stormwater problem. Mayor Steve Bach did not attend. City Council President Keith King said the mayor and City Council are philosophically “starting to come together. I think he’ll come around,” King said of the mayor’s perspective.… Continue Reading Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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Folks who live near the Gulf of Mexico are well aware of red tides. During such phenomena, the Gulf’s crystalline blue waters turn a murky red, thanks to sudden algal blooms. Oxygen-deprived fish die and wash up on beaches, while humans may become severely ill from eating shellfish contaminated with red-tide toxins. Substitute “Democratic elected… Continue Reading Red tide could produce state’s next GOP governor

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Westside B&B owners making a neighborly move

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After 25 years of sharing their home with thousands of guests from around the world, Sallie and Welling Clark are about to move into a space of their own. But, the owners of the Holden House Bed and Breakfast Inn near the Old Colorado City district are not going far. In 2009, the couple bought… Continue Reading Westside B&B owners making a neighborly move

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Woman of Influence: Sallie Clark

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Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark said she didn’t choose to be a community activist. She was thrust into the role out of concern for her community. What made Clark concerned was the prospect of Colorado Springs Fire Department Station No. 3, on Limit Street and Colorado Avenue, being closed back in 1997.… Continue Reading Woman of Influence: Sallie Clark

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Term limits: A matter of choice for voters

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By Sallie Clark Recently, the El Paso County Board of Commissioners placed several questions on the November ballot. Since state law doesn’t provide a petition process at the county level, placement by the commissioners is the only method county questions can be referred to the voters. One initiative gives voters the option to decide on… Continue Reading Term limits: A matter of choice for voters

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El Paso County appears ready to ride to the rescue of the Pioneers Museum, but the City of Colorado Springs views the offer as “pie in the sky.” Continue Reading City blows off proposal to save Pioneers Museum

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Winnings trickle in for back child support

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It’s now been a year since a Colorado law went into effect, requiring casinos to check for and collect payments from the winnings of individuals who owe back payment money for child support. During that time, $94,834 has been collected for families in El Paso County.  The proceeds, however, represent only a small percentage of the total amount… Continue Reading Winnings trickle in for back child support

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