In one of its first actions, the new Colorado Springs City Council yesterday shelved an expansion of a solar energy program. And, as KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, a new practice by Council President Keith King signaled what the outcome would be.

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Colorado Springs City Council yesterday voted to expand its Community Solar Garden program, a subsidy for solar energy that allows consumers to invest in solar panels without installing them on their own rooftops. KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports.

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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.

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La Junta and Pueblo Water Use

On February 14, 2013 By

Pueblo won’t be considering seasonal water restrictions amidst exceptional drought in south eastern parts of Colorado…

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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.

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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.

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Today is the last day to register for unemployment assistance for residents affected by the Waldo Canyon fire…The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved low-interest disaster loan assistance for farmers, ranchers, businesses, homeowners and nonprofit organizations affected by wildfires, flooding and mudslides…Crews with Colorado Springs Utilities continue to assess damages to the Northfield Water System after flash flooding last week caused significant erosion and debris flow…State budgets across the country are starting to show signs of stability according to a new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Crews with Colorado Springs Utilities continue to assess damages to the Northfield Water System after flash flooding last week caused significant erosion and debris flow…Two groups trying to get measures on November’s ballot turned in petition signatures yesterday…The newest class at the Air Force Academy is being formally accepted into the school’s cadet wing.

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Governor John Hickenlooper has officially set Monday as the start of a legislative special session to address seven topics, including legalizing civil unions and funding Water Conservation Board projects…Colorado Springs Utilities has agreed to meet with a group of downtown business leaders regarding Drake Power Plant…and, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering reducing big game hunting for elk, deer and pronghorn sheep this year.

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Governor John Hickenlooper announced the state’s first-ever Chief Innovation Officer today. It’s part of his larger plan to try and make Colorado a hub of research and innovation…and, Governor Hickenlooper is expected to join Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach at Venetucci Farm for a groundbreaking tomorrow on the city’s first Community Solar Garden.

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Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn attended a meeting today to help smooth relations with constituents after comments he made several weeks ago that some perceived as racist, according to the Gazette…Colorado’s unemployment rate is holding steady at 8.5 percent…and, officials in four towns are celebrating the start of construction on the Southern Delivery […]

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Colorado Springs Utility officials say they set a record peak demand for electricity yesterday afternoon in the 4:00 hour. In Pueblo, officials closed the City-County Health Department building to the public today due to mechanical issues with the facility’s cooling system….and, The latest tally of campaign fundraising for 2012 is in and Republican front […]

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For many, flipping a light switch is a common occurrence. Flip a switch, and a light turns on almost instantaneously. This month we’re taking a look at some of the issues that enable that lightbulb to power on, or enable cars and buses to take you from point A to point B. Today, we’re […]

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Colorado Springs medical marijuana businesses plan to fight proposed zoning rules that would restrict their distance to religious institutions….Organizers have canceled a planned October debate between candidates for the 4th Congressional District…and, a ceremony at Rocky Ford High School tomorrow marks the installment of solar energy systems.

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Fremont County Commissioners hold a hearing on proposed restrictions on uranium activity…A regional power supplier contracts with a planned wind farm in eastern Colorado…and, more.

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Round-Up

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A judge issues a ruling regarding contested church property…the Department of Reclamation issues a Record of Decision…and more.

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