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2 years 1 month ago

Storm water stirs debate at council

COLORADO SPRINGS - Plans to form regional body to upgrade the crumbling storm water system in Colorado Springs and El Paso county have been put on hold. Colorado Springs Council delayed a vote Tuesday on a joint resolution with El Paso County Commissioners on storm water until next month. ...

2 years 3 months ago

El Paso County considering new marijuana rules; already changes to City enforcement

El Paso County Commissioners are scheduled to consider two proposals on Tuesday related to the recent voter-approved constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana in Colorado. According to a release from the county, one of the proposals would prohibit possession, display, and use of marijuana on county property. The other consideration is...

3 years 8 months ago

Parks group drops tax effort for now

Voters will not get to decide whether to raise taxes for parks this fall. The group Great Parks Great Communities officially pulled their request for a ballot initiative at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting. They had wanted to ask voters for a dedicated sales tax increase of 15 cents on...

3 years 10 months ago

El Paso County Commissioners meeting canceled

The El Paso County Commissioners meeting scheduled for this Thursday, May 5th has been canceled. City officials say the County Administration and affiliated agencies aren't requesting either formal or informal consideration of any items. The next regularly scheduled Commissioner's meeting will be next Tuesday, May 10, 2011 starting at...

4 years 5 months ago

Medical marijuana backers sue to block Issue 1A

A group of more than a dozen medical marijuana dispensary owners, growers, and businesses and services affected by the medical marijuana industry have filed a lawsuit against the El Paso County Board of Commissioners over ballot question 1A which, if passed, would ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated areas of...

4 years 7 months ago

El Paso County delays decision on medical pot ban

The El Paso County commissioners have postponed a decision on whether voters should have an option to ban medical marijuana centers in unincorporated parts of the county. The commissioners heard testimony most of Thursday from law enforcement and residents worried about the proliferation of the centers and from medical...

4 years 10 months ago

Jail breaks recent trend

For the first time in more than a decade, El Paso County jail officials say they're seeing a decrease in the number of inmates and the length of their stays. "We figure for every two days we cut off of the average length of stay that saves us 140...

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