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1 year 11 months ago

New Colorado Springs Council sworn in

Six out of nine strangers were sworn in to replace Colorado Springs City Council members. On Tuesday a ceremony was held at Colorado Springs City Hall to formally induct the six new council members. In April's election, all of the incumbents running for re-election were voted out of office,...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Council Set to Vote on Fracking in City Limits

To drill or not to drill, that is the question facing Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Council members are voting on new regulations that would allow oil and gas drilling within city limits. In particular, the concern is over hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The process is already permitted...

4 years 6 months ago

Pueblo faces $9 million budget shortfall in '11

Pueblo's city manager is projecting a $9 million budget shortfall in 2011. On Monday, Jerry Pacheco told City Council he can balance the budget without laying-off workers. Pacheco's recommendations include: no additional funding for non-profits; increase code enforcement programs to boost revenues; and keep 26 vacant positions un-filled, including seven...

4 years 7 months ago

Pueblo council split on immigration reform vote

On Monday, Pueblo city council has passed a resolution urging Colorado lawmakers to support comprehensive federal immigration reform. The resolution passed 5 to 2, with council members Vera Ortegon and Judy Weaver voting against it. The resolution reads as follows: The Pueblo City Council urges our United States Senators for...

4 years 11 months ago

Parker man may get motorcycle back

A law aimed at discouraging illegal immigrants from driving has snared a Parker man who lent a friend a motorcycle. The Denver City Council will vote Monday on whether to pay Kevin Ehrich $11,843 in attorney's fees and damages after Ehrich's motorcycle sat in the city's impound lot for...

5 years 1 month ago

Camping ban on Council agenda today

The Colorado Springs City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to place a ban on camping in public places. The ordinance seems aimed particularly at camping along Fountain Creek. Several hundred people are living in a makeshift tent city this winter, and while the problem isn't...

5 years 1 month ago

Canon City passes medical marijuana moratorium

In Cañon City Monday night, all seven city council members unanimously passed a 120 day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance prohibits any new dispensaries from operating within city limits. Applications for a permit or license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary will not be processed during that time....

5 years 2 months ago

Pueblo pot moratorium extended

Pueblo City Council has voted to extend a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. The moratorium will now last until June, which is when state legislators are expected to make their ruling on the issue. Before councilmembers voted, the meeting was open to public comment. Several people...

5 years 3 months ago

Vice Mayor was once homeless

Many know Larry Small as the city's vice mayor -- a strong conservative, but one with compassion for the city's gay community and its homeless. "People need to be treated and respected no matter what circumstances they're in," he said. "They all deserve that." He retired from a career as...

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