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By Pam Zubeck The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the city of Colorado Springs to shave $20 million from its budget this year. But despite that cutback, cone zones are likely to remain as prolific as ever. That’s because 2C, the voter-approved road funding sales tax, has yielded more revenue than expected since it went into […]

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Reminiscing with my old pal and fellow Colorado native Robert some time ago, we agreed that our beloved state’s best days had long passed. “It was around 1960,” Robert recalled. “The population was a little over a million and a half, the roads were never crowded, the mountains weren’t overrun by peak baggers, fishing was […]

One construction project was finished in the last couple of days in our part of town and it seems a little funny how happy that seems to make us. Without a doubt, it’s a lot more satisfying to drive on a smooth patch of newly laid road than it is to dodge gaping potholes and […]

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What do our proudly conservative city/county/Colorado Springs School District 11 elected officials want? Mo’ money! On the November ballot, Mayor John Suthers, with the support of a 6-3 supermajority of city council, will ask Colorado Springs voters to approve fee-based funding for a revamped stormwater enterprise. The annual tab? About $17 million. The county commissioners […]

Colorado Springs maintenance crews will be repairing the bridge at Barnes Road and Sand Creek starting tomorrow, June 2. Lanes will be closed in both directions, and crews will remove and replace asphalt, patch concrete and replace sidewalks. They’ll also install inlets on the east side of the bridge to improve drainage, according to reports […]

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So, one of the city’s most honorable people asked recently, what five things bother you the most about Colorado Springs right now? But you can’t just be negative, my friend said. You have to say what you’d do differently. This acquaintance did not want to be identified, even as male or female. That’s OK, because […]