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2 years 10 months ago

Power outage continues

Power is still out for many people along Fountain Blvd. near Mallard and not far from Chelton. Colorado Springs utilities reports there are about 520 customers without electricity.

3 years 8 months ago

Pueblo library sues property group

The Pueblo City-County Library District is suing a property owners association in Colorado City for $489,113 the group once promised to give to the library. The Colorado City Improvements Corporation says it now wants to give the money to the Red Cross. Members of the CCIC all bought undeveloped...

4 years 1 month ago

Financial help to pay heating bills

If you're worried about your utilities bill as temperatures plunge into the deep freeze, there's still time to apply for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). LEAP benefits provide assistance to help families with their heating bills but are not intended to pay the entire bill. You may apply...

4 years 5 months ago

Job of the Day: Business Support Specialist

Colorado Springs Utilities has an opening for a Business Support Specialist. Job Description: The Business Support Specialist is responsible for providing high level support to the Energy Construction Operations and Maintenance Management Team to include the General Manager, Managers, and Professional Staff. The position works with highly sensitive, confidential...

4 years 6 months ago

Controlled burn planned on Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs Utilities plans a controlled burn on the north slope of Pikes Peak to thin the forest. The Colorado State Forest Service will carry out the project, which aims to clear underbrush on 115 acres of the city's watershed. CSU is worried about a destructive wildfire like...

4 years 7 months ago

Road construction begins on Murray

Traffic problems are expected for more than a month on Murray Boulevard in Colorado Springs. Beginning Monday night, Aug. 9, and continuing through September, Colorado Springs Utilities crews will be working to replace an aging cast iron water main underneath Murray Boulevard, between Platte Avenue and Galley Road. The...

4 years 10 months ago

Aspen area adds $20,000 to emergency aid fund

Pitkin County commissioners have agreed to put $20,000 more in a fund offering one-time help to residents struggling to pay bills like their rent or mortgages. The Pitkin County Emergency Assistance Fund has already used up $20,000 budgeted for 2010. County commissioners voted Tuesday to allocate $20,000 more from...

5 years 1 month ago

Hearings set on Colorado power line dispute

Hearings are starting in a dispute between the owner of a southern Colorado ranch and the utilities that want to build a power line over the land. An administrative law judge will open hearings Monday on applications by Xcel Energy and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to build a 140-mile...

5 years 1 month ago

Economy grows at 5.7 percent pace

The economy grew for a second straight quarter from October through December, posting a 5.7 percent annual rate, the fastest pace since the third quarter of 2003. The Commerce Department report is the strongest evidence to date that the worst recession since the 1930s ended last year, though an...

5 years 6 months ago

Xcel includes food bills as part of fee hike

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has asked Xcel Energy to scrap $480,000 from its rate increase request because the money was spent on employee-recognition awards, parties, and other treats like coffee, bagels, and doughnuts. The Minneapolis-based utility is asking the commission for a $182 million rate increase in Colorado. The...

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