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Springs Mayor Questions City Utility’s Spending

The mayor of Colorado Springs is questioning why a city-owned utility has spent more than $8.3 million over the past five years on outside marketing and public relations firms.


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Company Seeks To Renew Cloud Seeding Permit

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is holding a public hearing on a Durango-based company’s request to renew its cloud-seeding permit.


Jerry Forte with Colorado Springs Utilities shows reporters a mangled gas meter Tuesday morning. (credit: CBS)

Crews Close To Having A Handle On Waldo Canyon Fire

Utility crews are working to restore power in areas where evacuees have been allowed to return and are asking homeowners not to turn on their own natural gas.


Water Pipeline Project Hits Snag

Colorado Springs Utilities is reviewing whether to appeal a judge’s ruling on a water project that would pump Arkansas River water from the Pueblo Dam to Colorado Springs.



Court: Pueblo DA Can’t Sue Colorado Springs

Federal appeals judges have upheld a ruling that says Pueblo District Attorney Bill Thiebaut doesn’t have standing to sue Colorado Springs over sewage spills into Fountain Creek, which flows through Pueblo.



Colorado Springs Utilities Reviews Wind Proposals

Colorado Springs Utilities is weighing developers’ proposals to build what would be its first wind power project.


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Audit Criticizes Air Force Academy Payment On Solar Array

The Air Force Academy’s decision to pay a local utility $18.3 million in advance to build a solar power array cost taxpayers more than $676,000 in potential interest, military auditors said.


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AF Academy Dedicates New 6-Megawatt Solar Array

The Air Force Academy is formally dedicating its 6-megawatt solar array on the school’s grounds outside Colorado Springs.



Three Utilities Employees Arrested In Theft

Colorado Springs police say three Colorado Springs Utilities employees have been arrested in connection with the theft of equipment from a utilities storage facility.


Police Seeking Help To Nab Copper Thieves

Colorado Springs police say thieves have made off with copper worth hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past year and they’re asking for help in nabbing them.