<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:00:24 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[AG asks state Supreme Court to dismiss governor's complaint]]> http://gazette.com/ag-asks-state-supreme-court-to-dismiss-governors-complaint/article/1563963?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ag-asks-state-supreme-court-to-dismiss-governors-complaint/article/1563963?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is asking the state Supreme Court to dismiss Gov. John Hickenlooper's complaint about lawsuits she filed against the federal government over his objections.

In a motion filed Friday, Coffman says the AG has the authority and duty to protect the legal interests of Colorado and its residents.

Hickenlooper asked the court Nov. 4 to issue a rule saying Coffman cannot sue the U.S. government without his permission. Coffman has said she has the right to file lawsuits on behalf of the state.

The governor and attorney general are elected separately. Hickenlooper is a Democrat and Coffman a Republican.

Hickenlooper went to the Supreme Court after Coffman joined

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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:45:57 -0700
<![CDATA[VIDEO: Protesters turn to humor in plea for Drake closure]]> http://gazette.com/video-protesters-turn-to-humor-in-plea-for-drake-closure/article/1563785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-protesters-turn-to-humor-in-plea-for-drake-closure/article/1563785?custom_click=rss

Braving winds gusting at 40 to 50 mph, a dozen protesters shouted opposing messages and waved contrary signs across Tejon Street at midday Wednesday to send a message to the Colorado Springs Utilities board before it took an important vote.

Six satirists stood on the southeast corner of Tejon at Colorado Avenue, chanting "Clean air sucks!" Across Tejon, six others yelled back, "We love clean air!"

Their signs conflicted as well: "I (heart) POLLUTION" and "I (heart) HAZE" vs. "COAL KILLS - CLEAN AIR NOW" and "CLOSE DRAKE NOW."

The members of 350 Colorado Springs, a group battling climate change, turned to humor, having given up hopes that the CSU board would close the coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:20:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Utilities board surprises many with vote to close controversial power plant]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-utilities-board-surprises-many-with-vote-to-close-controversial-power-plant/article/1563754?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-utilities-board-surprises-many-with-vote-to-close-controversial-power-plant/article/1563754?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Springs Utilities board voted 6-3 Wednesday night to close the entire coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant by no later than 2035, a surprising sea change for a board that long has defended Drake.

Board members Larry Bagley, Merv Bennett, Jill Gaebler, Keith King, Bill Murray and Tom Strand voted for the closure. Voting no were CSU board Chairman Andres Pico and members Helen Collins and Don Knight. The board consists of City Council members.

The CSU staff and Customer Advisory Group (CAG) had recommended adoption of Portfolio D for the new Electric Integrated Resource Plan, an option that would have left Drake Unit 7 open indefinitely.

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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:40:34 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Philharmonic to pay tribute to victims of Paris attacks]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-philharmonic-to-pay-tribute-to-victims-of-paris-attacks/article/1563426?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-philharmonic-to-pay-tribute-to-victims-of-paris-attacks/article/1563426?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has changed one of its concert pieces Saturday and Sunday to Barber's "Adagio for Strings" in tribute to the attacks in Paris.

"Many of our musicians and the guest conductor felt it necessary to do something," said Catherine Creppon, director of communications for the Philharmonic.

The Philharmonic's Dvorak 7 concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will include Antonin Dvořák's seventh symphony. For additional information, visit csphilharmonic.

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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 11:49:00 -0700
<![CDATA[15 funny memes about Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/15-funny-memes-about-colorado/article/1563077?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/15-funny-memes-about-colorado/article/1563077?custom_click=rss

If you can laugh about having to wear your winter coat over your Halloween costume, the Oakland Raiders and the headache of roadwork, you are obviously a Coloradan who can appreciate these 15 one-liners:

Click here for the list

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:39:07 -0700
<![CDATA[Nearly 50 flights canceled at DIA as snowstorm closes in]]> http://gazette.com/nearly-50-flights-canceled-at-dia-as-snowstorm-closes-in/article/1563073?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nearly-50-flights-canceled-at-dia-as-snowstorm-closes-in/article/1563073?custom_click=rss

The prospect of fresh, overnight snow in the metro, including up to 6 inches in some areas along the Front Range, has road crews and airports preparing for the wintry blast.

Denver International Airport (DIA) staff is expecting up to 5 inches of snow overnight into Wednesday morning, along with gusty winds that could lead to blizzard-like conditions, according to a DIA media release.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, airlines at DIA had reported nearly 50 cancellations through Wednesday morning. The airport has about 1,500 flights daily.

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Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:09:08 -0700
<![CDATA[Week will start warm, but get ready for quick cool down]]> http://gazette.com/week-will-start-warm-but-get-ready-for-quick-cool-down/article/1562902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/week-will-start-warm-but-get-ready-for-quick-cool-down/article/1562902?custom_click=rss

Monday night through Wednesday evening, a strong but quick moving storm system will move across Colorado. Southwesterly flow and moisture will increase across the region Monday night ahead of the storm with warmer overnight lows across the region heading into Tuesday morning with 30s across the plains.

Tuesday afternoon highs will be in the 60s to lower 70s with strong southwest winds are also expected, especially south of highway 50 and may produce near critical fire weather conditions across the plains.

A cold front will drop through the Plains late Tuesday evening with very strong north winds, gusting to near 50 mph, through the region.

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Sun, 08 Nov 2015 19:29:07 -0700