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Judge upholds annexation agreement for Colorado Springs’ Banning Lewis Ranch

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by the owner of the Banning Lewis Ranch to get out from under an annexation agreement that governs the property’s development, handing Colorado Springs a victory in its efforts to maintain regulatory control over the sprawling ranch that makes up most of the city’s east side. Even so, some City Council members now ...

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Farmington City Council increases taxes

FARMINGTON — The City Council raised taxes for the first time in almost two decades Tuesday evening. The two tax increments will go into effect in January 2016, but that revenue won’t reach city coffers until March. No residents showed up to speak about the measure during Tuesday’s meeting, and Councilor Mary Fischer cast the only vote against it. In ...

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Colorado Springs council, mayoral candidates stress need to end strife

“Collaboration,” “cooperation” and “leadership” were the catchphrases Tuesday night as at-large Colorado Springs City Council and mayoral candidates spoke at the Organization of Westside Neighbors forum. Eleven of the 13 at-large candidates attended; Vickie Tonkins and Vanessa Bowie did not. Mayoral candidate Lawrence Martinez likewise was missing from that field of six. One of the first questions posed to five ...

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‘Don’t Frack Denver’ campaign asks city to block practice

DENVER (AP) — A coalition including conservationists and neighborhood activists is asking Denver’s mayor and City Council to block fracking in the city and the river valleys that supply its drinking water. The “Don’t Frack Denver” campaign was announced Tuesday. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, pumps high-pressure water, sand and chemicals into underground formations to release oil and gas. Opponents say ...

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City engineering department ponders pedestrian, bicycle friendly features

City of Midland’s engineering department has several road features in the works that encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic, two forms of road activity rarely seen in Midland. On Beal Parkway, a roundabout, bicycle lanes and a concrete walking trail are being proposed. And in downtown, wider sidewalks, pedestrian crossings that “bump-outs” into the road, and trees are being conceptualized. “If ...

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Consultant confident Broomfield primary will go smoothly

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Megan Quinn | The Broomfield Enterprise, Colo. An outside consultant hired to examine elections-related problems said Broomfield will carry out a smooth primary election, despite having a controversial general election in November. Broomfield hired the independent elections consultant, SLI Global Solutions, to examine past election problems. At the City Council meeting Tuesday, SLI gave an initial overview of its ideas ...

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Boulder council: Parking linked to transportation, climate goals

By Erica Meltzer | The Boulder Daily Camera, Colo. Boulder needs to find ways to enforce the alternative transportation plans adopted by businesses and reduce the demand for parking in congested areas, the City Council said Tuesday night. During a wide-ranging discussion on the city’s access management and parking strategy, City Council members said parking is intimately connected to the ...

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