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  • Colorado Springs stormwater conflict could affect SDS water flow

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace has closely followed the negotiations over the proposed El Paso County stormwater initiative and is crossing his fingers that political bickering won't keep the issue from the November ballot. Pace has talked about Colorado Springs' floodwaters for...

  • Portion of I-25 to close throughout the weekend

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging drivers to avoid Interstate 25 this weekend because construction work will shut down a portion of the highway in Denver and could cause delays for people traveling north from Colorado Springs. Northbound and southbound lanes of I-25...

  • Weekend construction work could cause traffic delays around Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette,com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Construction work near Colorado Springs could cause delays this weekend. Traffic will be temporarily affected Sunday morning for overhead sign replacement on northbound Interstate 25 at Woodmen Road. The work is scheduled from 4:30 to 11 a.m. On Sunday night, crews will start...

  • Governor tours Colorado Springs fire stations, receives endorsement from state firefighters union

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Colorado's firefighters union endorsed Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday with the group's president praising the governor's dedication to the safety of firefighters. "The governor has shown strong leadership and truly cares about firefighters," Mike Rogers, president of Colorado...

  • County child care program will expand

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    A pilot program aimed at helping El Paso County children avoid costly residential and inpatient care centers is expected to expand while heading into its second year. The program recently renamed Reach Youth and Families will continue past its one-year pilot phase in El Paso County...

  • Pizzi recall effort ended because petition signers were 'substantially misled'

    lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Recall efforts against the Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District director will not proceed because county officials have determined that the recall committee misled petition signers. According to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office, District Director Janice Pizzi filed a...

  • New vehicle registrations in El Paso County continue to accelerate

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    It's a good time to be selling cars in El Paso County. New vehicle registrations in July surged more than 20 percent from the same month a year ago for the second consecutive month, with more new cars and trucks registered last month than any July since 2005, according to a report...

  • Construction work to resume on I-25 north of Colorado Springs; expect weekend mess in Denver

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Drivers will see workers milling and paving on the Interstate 25 construction zone between Colorado Springs and Monument this week to make up for time lost to the recent wet weather. The work begins Friday and is expected to cause delays. Milling - the process of grinding the road...

  • Side Streets: An odd tale of a Park-n-Ride and a No-Parking-Lot

    By Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    The oval-shaped parking lot near Woodmen Road and Interstate 25 is supposed to be for folks trying to save fossil fuels and reduce pollution by carpooling and buspooling. (Is that even a word?) But lately the 1.6-acre Park-n-Ride lot, at the corner of Corporate Drive and Mark Dabling...

  • On drilling, Colorado towns get split legal news

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado cities trying to set local rules for oil and gas drilling got mixed legal messages Thursday. In Longmont, city officials learned that state regulators, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, would drop a lawsuit challenging the city's local drilling...

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