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  • Senate candidate Cory Gardner slams Dems over Keystone delays

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 31 min ago

    DENVER — U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, locked in a tight challenge to Democratic Senator Mark Udall, gave the Republican Party's national radio address Saturday, slamming President Obama and Senate Democrats for delaying the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. Gardner contended that the...

  • Colorado Springs event puts in a plug for electric vehicles

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    To help wean himself off oil, John Duprey leased a Nissan Leaf electric car this week - and the organizers of a tour to promote clean vehicles hope more Coloradans will follow his lead. Duprey's car was one of 19 on display Thursday at the First & Main Town Center on Powers Boulevard...

  • Calhan ending handshake agreement for water usage

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After years of relying on a handshake agreement to govern bulk water usage from ranchers and farmers, the town of Calhan is enacting stricter policies to keep better tabs on water use. In the past, neighboring farmers and ranchers could take water from the town's fire hydrants and pay...

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

      PITTSBURGH — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department...

  • DIA working to reduce carbon footprint

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Denver International Airport is making efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The airport said Wednesday that it signed on to the Airport Carbon Accreditation program, which requires airports to track and ultimately lower their carbon emissions. Airports Council...

  • Colorado Springs electric rates could rise in 2015 due to emission control projects at power plants

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    All Colorado Springs Utilities customers could get hit with an electric rate increase in 2015 to pay for emission control projects at Martin Drake and Ray Nixon coal-fired power plants. The Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities board of...

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would...

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the...

  • Tour stresses importance of Colorado grown to state, local economies

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Fountain resident Sara Gudiel watched patiently shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday as Abram Martinez pulled long, freshly roasted green chilies from a container and placed them on a scale. Martinez, a worker at the Safeway store on Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain, handed Gudiel a sample...

  • Udall pledges to get permanent federal funding for watershed protection

    By mEGAN sCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Mark Udall pledged Friday in flood-ravaged Williams Canyon to work at the federal level to secure permanent funding for watershed protection so future emergencies do not leave cities scrambling to find money for repairs. "We need to make the funding permanent. We need to...

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