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16 hrs ago | The Gazette

Colorado Springs City Council endorses regional stormwater plan

Colorado Springs City Council endorses the creation of a regional stormwater authority - which if voters approve in November would collect $48 million a year in fees to pay for regional flood control projects.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Manitou Springs, CO, Green Mountain Falls, CO, Arapahoe County, CO

Yesterday | Colorado Springs Independent

Seven Days

This is not the greatest rock group in the world; this is just a tribute. And though there can be only one, this Australian cover group led by Giles Taylor has been lauded for its meticulous approach to the Queen experience.

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Related Topix: Calhan, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

Yesterday | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Sheriff's office mystery account raises questions

A million dollar account from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office went unnoticed by the county treasurer's office for years and wasn't included in the county's financial statements.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KKTV

Teen Suspects Still On The Loose After Assault And Robbery

Multiple agencies have been looking for a pair of crooks in an assault and robbery near a Colorado Springs Walmart, but as of Tuesday morning no arrests have been made.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Colorado Springs Independent

Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

Irv Halter , a retired two-star Air Force general and Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District , which includes El Paso County, called a news conference today to lash out at incumbent Doug Lamborn .

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Colorado Political News

An Assessor, a Sugar Daddy, and "Infilling" Open Space in El Paso County

It's not the persistent dank from the recent flooding . It's not the shower mold from Sheriff Maketa's selfies.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Thieves use 'digital pickpocketing' to skim credit card data from...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Credit card thieves are using a type of "digital pickpocketing" technology to steal credit card information from unsuspecting victims.

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Related Topix: Monument, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Hundreds spread message of equality, diversity at Colorado Springs PrideFest

Hundreds of people, young and old, took over the streets of Downtown Colorado Springs Sunday morning marching for equality.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Gazette

El Paso County Fair kicks off with animals and fun

A bird from the Wild About Monkeys show gives Matt Temkin his dollar back after taking it earlier in the show during the opening day of the El Paso County Fair Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Calhan.

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Related Topix: Calhan, CO

The Gazette

Pipe dream: Front Range project gives Colorado an edge in natural gas liquids industry

The pipeline, which began operating in February, is expected to become increasingly important as the state's production of natural gas liquids continues to grow.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Julesburg, CO

Washington Times

Springs firms sprout from pot legalization

It's not something the 52-year-old Colorado Springs woman talks about with her church friends for fear of social stigma, but when she opens up, it's like listening to your grandmother tell a nice bedtime story - a story of how she spends a good portion of her time in the back of a limo assuring that her joint-smoking clients are having a good time.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Marijuana, Wedding

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Gazette

El Paso County not planning to house immigrant children

Unlike elsewhere in the state, El Paso County officials have no plans to start housing unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border, a county spokeswoman said Friday.

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Denver Post

Overall, flood mitigation worked on Ute Pass

As officials up and down Ute Pass praised more than a year's worth of flood mitigation work Thursday morning, at least one breach in the protection exposed itself after two strong storms hit the Pikes Peak region and the Waldo Canyon fire burn scar Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Weather

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Gazette

A lot of water coming out of Williams Canyon in Manitou Springs.

Drier conditions Thursday provided respite from the pounding thunderstorms that have swept across the Pikes Peak region in the past week, allowing ditches and creeks to lessen and cleanup crews to address repairs and damages.

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Related Topix: Manitou Springs, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Weather, Calhan, CO

Colorado Springs Business Journal

Hard to justify more than stormwater on November ballot

In small groups, meetings and conversations across Colorado Springs, deep discussions have been ongoing about what ballot issue should go before local voters in the November election.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Pueblo, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Flood damage disrupts mail delivery in eastern El Paso County

The United States Postal Service says it wasn't able to deliver mail to 75 addresses in El Paso County because of flood damaged roads.

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Related Topix: Calhan, CO

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Floodwater washes out several El Paso County roads

El Paso County Public Services crews will be out Thursday to assess and repair damages after Wednesday's storms and flash flooding.

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Related Topix: Weather

KKTV

Mountain Shadows Homeowners Hit Hard By Storm

Numerous flooded roadways will remain a problem through early Thursday. The main problems reside just to the southeast of Colorado Springs across rural El Paso County south of HWY 94. Water will gradually recede overnight for most areas, but if you have to travel use extra caution.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Weather

KKTV

Otero County Monitors Arkansas River Level

Numerous flooded roadways will remain a problem through early Thursday. The main problems reside just to the southeast of Colorado Springs across rural El Paso County south of HWY 94. Water will gradually recede overnight for most areas, but if you have to travel use extra caution.

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Related Topix: Otero County, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, Weather, La Junta, CO

Wed Jul 16, 2014

CBS Local

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding Across El Paso County

Heavy rain caused flooding across El Paso County on Wednesday night that left standing water over several roadways and forced a section of Highway 24 to close.

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Related Topix: Weather, Cascade, CO, Manitou Springs, CO, Natural Disasters, Flood

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