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  • Calhan ending handshake agreement for water usage

    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 for it at a later time. The fire hydrants are not metered,...

  • Colorado Springs group wants to change workings of Utilities board

    Two members of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group sat before the City Council on Wednesday and suggested that a different group than the council could better govern the $1 billion publicly owned utility. Motives were questioned, voices raised and some City Council members defended the governance structure that puts them at the...

  • 5 things going on inside Martin Drake Power Plant

    A fire erupted inside Martin Drake Power Plant May 5, shutting down all operations. Colorado Springs Utilities employees, contracted cleanup crews, and contracted engineers have worked around the clock since then to bring up two of the three boilers. The last boiler, known as Unit 5, was where the fire started. The Colorado Springs City...

  • Southern Colorado residents speak up about issues important to them

    Transportation, broadband and cellphone access and water were some of the topics discussed Wednesday morning at a meeting about important issues for residents of southern Colorado. The group Action 22 held the meeting to give citizens, business leaders and local government officials the opportunity to discuss what is important to their...

  • Some Colorado Springs officials may want to keep Jones Park

    The Jones Park land discussion took an unexpected turn Wednesday with some City Council members saying maybe Colorado Springs Utilities ought to keep the 1,200-acre swath of forestland. The notion was raised as the City Council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities board, directed staff to launch an appraisal of the Utilities-owned site...

  • New poll shows Gov. Hickenlooper with 10-point deficit

    By all accounts, the race for Colorado governor will be close this November. A poll released Wednesday found Gov. John Hickenlooper and GOP candidate Bob Beauprez were still tied, but a second poll showed Hickenlooper had dropped 10 points back among likely Colorado voters. "Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race...

  • Five Constitution Day questions for gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez

    Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and as we celebrate that historic day of Sept. 17, 1787, we bring you five Constitution Day questions with Bob Beauprez, former congressman and current candidate for governor of Colorado. Q. What is one key thing Americans need to know about the Constitution? A....

  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it inadvertently shared students' personal information with other...

  • Ballot Countdown: Floods are political talking point; polls show tight races

    Floods topic du jour in U.S. Senate race Both candidates running for U.S. Senate in Colorado spent Friday at events that highlighted their 2013 flood recovery work, a topic that has become a political talking point. U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the incumbent Democrat, spent part of the day in Lyons with state and county officials touting the flood...

  • 5 important, and fun, questions for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

    Q. Is it true you keep a copy of the Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado, Great Beer Map in your car? A. Someone told me we had to get to all 64 counties in reelection. We have gotten to all 64 counties. What we have to do is get to the 263 breweries. Q. You went to Manitou Brewing Co. Friday night. What is your review? A. I had the IPA and...

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