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An issue committee has formed to support Mayor John Suthers' ballot measure to keep more revenue than the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights would otherwise allow. Meantime, backers of the "real" Protect Our Parks will try to push their measure despite a lack of funding.

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Mayor John Suthers presented the Spirit of the Springs Lifetime Achievement Award to William J. (Bill) Hybl and the Spirit of the Springs Celebration Award to three El Paso County Public Health leaders after his State of the City address Sept. 17.

Colorado Springs Utilities has signed a power purchase agreement with Boulder-based juwi Inc. for a 175-megawatt solar project coupled with a 25 MW, four-hour battery energy storage system.

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On Oct. 8, five teams from the Colorado NextCycle program will pitch recycling end-market ideas to compete for the opportunity to meet one-on-one with two eminent leaders in sustainable investing, Closed Loop Partners and the Colorado Impact Fund.

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A new mountain bike racing event with a mission to drive economic impact and improve trails and open spaces throughout the Pikes Peak region is ready to roll at Palmer Park Sept. 24.

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold said Sept. 12 that she would file a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service to try to stop it from sending a mailer to all voters nationwide that contains inaccurate voter information for multiple states, including Colorado.

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More than $32 million of education funding will soon be available for Colorado schools due to Gov. Jared Polis Sept. 9 launch of the Response, Innovation and Student Equity Education fund.

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Editor’s note: Gina Cimino will be the Business Journal‘s guest during the Sept. 9 COS CEO Leadership Lessons virtual event. Find tickets here.

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El Paso County’s Veterans Service Office announced the finalists for the 4th Annual Veteran of the Year. El Paso Count honors one veteran annually, for his or her efforts defending the country and continued willingness to serve local veterans and the community.

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The American Hotel & Lodging Association released an analysis this week on “the economic and human struggle” of the hotel and lodging industry six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as millions of employees are still furloughed or laid off and travel demand lags behind normal levels. But…

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El Paso County Community Development Block Grant Program is announcing an additional application cycle for the release of CDBG-CV funds. The application process opens Tuesday, Sept. 1. The funds are intended to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, Pueblo City-County Library District will return to its pre-COVID-19 business hours and increase patron browsing and computer use to one hour. Additionally, visitors are asked to provide contact information if needed for tracing purposes. Patrons should stay home if…

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A new academic year is upon us and we are thrilled to welcome our new and returning students back for the fall semester. Admittedly, this year will look different from most. Classrooms have been arranged to support social distancing, masks are required on campus and most of our otherwise in-…

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For the month of July, the Colorado Springs Airport saw a significant increase in enplanements from the previous month, but is continuing to experience a downturn in numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic.In July, COS enplaned 26,696 passengers representing a 155 percent increase from June’…

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Mayor John Suthers shared his thoughts on local current affairs during a webcast Aug. 26 arranged by the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, a neighborhood engagement organization. The mayor discussed the economy, COVID-19, the upcoming tax ballot initiative and answered select questions…

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The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association today released its “Colorado Auto Outlook,” covering data through the first seven months of 2020. Colorado’s overall new vehicle market declined 17.8% versus the same period in 2019. New vehicle registrations through July 2020 totaled 119,096 versu…

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The 36th annual Space Symposium has been grounded for 2020, as the Space Foundation announced this week the event has been rescheduled for fall of 2021.

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The city of Colorado Springs is seeking public input on the strengths and weakness of its transportation system as part of ConnectCOS, a citywide visionary transportation study to help meet the evolving needs of this growing community.

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Technology companies have expanded their real estate footprint by 15 percent in Colorado Springs over the past two years, totaling 3 million square feet, according to a new CBRE report. The real estate company said hardware manufacturing companies have the largest tech presence in the city "…

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Back in December 2013, the city of Colorado Springs got word the state was willing to pump $120.5 million of state sales tax into four tourist attractions, collectively dubbed City for Champions. The plan was to have all four open within five years.