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  • Tiered raise proposed for Colorado Springs Utilities CEO

    by monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will reconsider a six-figure pay raise for Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte. But this time, the council will be asked to phase in a $170,425 raise over three years. Councilwoman Jan Martin, a member of the Colorado Springs Utilities...

  • Colorado weighs ban on traffic enforcement cameras

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    DENVER — A proposal to ban red-light and speeding cameras in Colorado is back at the Capitol, and the bill sponsor says he has more support than when he pitched the idea two years ago. The bill from Greeley Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe would forbid cities and towns from using the...

  • Colorado education bill advances, but schools still wary

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    DENVER — A hefty education overhaul described as the marquee Colorado schools bill of the year advanced toward a vote Friday — but not before some big amendments to address schools' complaints about the bill. The measure attempts to backfill school budgets that were decimated...

  • State budget poised to pass Senate with $21 million for firefighting air fleet

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    DENVER - The state's chief wildfire officer told lawmakers Thursday that Colorado needs amped-up aerial support to fight Colorado wildfires this year - and the governor's office pledged to fight for $20 million to make it happen. "What if we can prevent the next mega fire?" asked...

  • US secretly created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

    ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press, DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press, JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    WASHINGTON — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba's communist government. McSpedon and his team of high-tech contractors had come in from Costa...

  • Colorado close to ban on water-wasting plumbing

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    DENVER — Inefficient faucets, toilets and showerheads are closer to becoming illegal in Colorado. The state House approved the phase-out Thursday passed after a lively debate full of potty humor. The measure would prohibit the sale of low-efficiency plumbing fixtures by 2016. The...

  • State agency will review Colorado Springs' newly submitted City for Champions contract

    by monica mendoza Monica.Mendoza@gazette.com
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    A proposed contract that says Colorado Springs promises to build four tourism projects in the next 10 years is now in the hands of the state. Colorado Springs submitted a resolution Tuesday to the Colorado Economic Development Commission outlining the details of the City for...

  • Some Palmer Lake residents vow to keep fighting for recreational marijuana

    by carol MCGRAW and Garrison Wells The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Even though Palmer Lake's recreational marijuana measure was voted down Tuesday, the smoke hasn't settled on the issue. Already, proponents are poised to get names on petitions to place it on the ballot again in November. "We aren't surprised it lost because there was a lot of...

  • Las Vegas, Denver among leaders in push for GOP convention

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — Backed by one of the GOP's most powerful benefactors, Las Vegas has emerged as an early leader in the multi-city fight to host the next Republican National Convention. The competition is far from over as Republican officials weigh nagging concerns about unveiling the...

  • Colorado town votes down drone-hunting licenses

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    DEER TRAIL — A small town in Colorado won't be issuing hunting licenses to shoot down drones. Voters in Deer Trail overwhelmingly defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have authorized the rural community east of Denver to issue drone-hunting permits. Town officials say 73...

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