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On February 25, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
Colorado Springs City Council will proceed with oil and gas regulations, despite calls among fracking opponents for a public hearing. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, council members on both sides of the issue feel time is running out.Continue Reading →
On February 22, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet visited the site of flood mitigation efforts at the burned Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs today to highlight the need for emergency watershed protection funding after last year’s devastating fire season. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports.Continue Reading →
On February 20, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
Colorado Springs City Council, acting as the Utilities’ Board, chose a contractor today to help its advisory committee study the possibility of selling its power plants. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, the idea remains controversial.Continue Reading →
After skipping out last year, Representative Lamborn chooses to attend the State of the Union tonight…Continue Reading →
Colorado Springs Utilities is preparing for a water shortfall this summer. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, the utility is proposing water restrictions and would like to revise water rates to discourage heavy use.Continue Reading →
Wasson High School and two Colorado Springs elementary schools will close at the end of the school year. The District 11 Board of Education voted last night to shut down the three schools for the sake of improved efficiency. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports.Continue Reading →
The Colorado Springs District 11 Board of Education is expected to vote tonight on the closure of Wasson High School. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, passions are running deep.
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One of the biggest topics right now across the state is oil and gas development, specifically, hydraulic fracturing. Communities, industry, and the state are all working to ensure their interests are protected. But it’s a complicated issue, and often contentious. This month for Western Skies, we’re holding a magnifying glass up to fracking, the rules, regulations, and community concerns. (This month’s image by artist and rig-worker, Streeter Wright.)Continue Reading →
Water managers in Colorado are bracing for another bad year. The largest water utilities on the Front Range are already taking steps to prepare for another dry summer, a summer some predict could be worse than last year. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, utilities in Colorado Springs and Denver are preparing in advance.Continue Reading →
On January 22, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
Included are council pay, an elected Utilities Board of Directors, and an elected City Attorney.Continue Reading →
On January 15, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
Colorado Springs officials held a neighborhood meeting Tuesday night, highlighting wildfire awareness, mitigation, and emergency preparedness. Speakers included Bret Waters, head of the city’s Office of Emergency Management, Christina Randall and Fire Marshall Bret Lacey with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and Bob Cutter of Colorado Springs Together. This is the audio of the […]Continue Reading →
On January 11, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
The number of tech companies in Colorado Springs has grown by one. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, software maker Xledger announced this week that it has moved its North American headquarters here from Silicon Valley.Continue Reading →
Residents of Mountain Shadows who lost homes to the Waldo Canyon fire will have to abide by a stricter fire code when they rebuild. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, Colorado Springs City Council today passed new rules for the city’s hillside neighborhoods.Continue Reading →
On January 7, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
Members of Colorado Springs City Council are paid barely over $6,000 a year, less than minimum wage for what they say is a full-time job. But as KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, a proposal to boost their pay met with resistance at today’s informal session.Continue Reading →
Colorado Springs is not along the route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge cycling race. The city has hosted stages the past two years, but as with the rest of Southern Colorado, is not among the 2013 planned stages.Continue Reading →
On December 18, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
A federal district court judge has issued a preliminary injunction against Colorado Springs’ new panhandling ordinance. The rules were set to go into effect tomorrow. The city passed the ordinance in late November on a vote of 8-1, prompting a challenge from the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU.
In a statement, ACLU […]Continue Reading →
Hyped as the “Worlds Best Beer” by many, Westvleteran Xll will be available for a very short time.Continue Reading →
On December 11, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
With the flip of a switch yesterday afternoon, the mayor of Colorado Springs illuminated an intersection and closed the book on a dark chapter of the city’s recent budget history. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin was there for the drumroll and has this report.Continue Reading →
Winter means many things to many people: holidays, roasted chestnuts, snow men/forts/balls/angels, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), etc. For me, one particular association has always trumped the rest… ice skating. In my home state of Minnesota, free outdoor skating opportunities abound during the winter, and I took full advantage of them growing up. So, […]Continue Reading →