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New state-of-the-art Colorado Springs welding training center in high demand

This is not your father’s vo-tech shop. Shiny new equipment occupies 15 training welding booths in one of Springs Fabrication’s metal-manufacturing buildings on Colorado Springs’ east side. Down the hall, a large classroom has just been completed. In what Pikes Peak Community College and Springs Fabrication leaders are calling “the first of its kind,” a new Welding Training Center for ...

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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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Colorado Springs Utilities rates will increase less than expected

Colorado Springs residents might see a 1 percent utilities rate increase starting Jan. 1, a tiny increment compared with price hikes in recent years. Rates for commercial and industrial customers of Colorado Springs Utilities could drop by 3.3 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. Commercial customers use more natural gas, whose prices have dropped radically, while industry depends more on electricity. ...

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Popular fishing holes near Colorado Springs given the all clear after contamination

For the first time in nearly a decade, anglers at Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain can eat what they catch without worrying about poisoned fish. At least that’s the word from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which lifted a fish consumption advisory that’s been in place at the popular fishing holes since 2007, according to an announcement ...

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Mining camp west of Colorado Springs among the state’s storied ghost towns

or a chance to strike it rich in gold and silver, Colorado’s early prospectors grew fixed on taming its wildest canyons, where they carved rail corridors into mountains and constructed stage roads that lured eager new arrivals pursuing “Pikes Peak or Bust.” But not every vein led to riches, and many new arrivals went “bust.” When claims went dry — ...

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EDITORIAL: GOP should focus on the Springs

Republican presidential candidates should make Colorado Springs a prime focus of their campaigns heading into the 2016 election. Come here, linger and campaign. The road to winning Colorado begins at the base of Pikes Peak — America’s most famous mountain. Beloved by tens of thousands of Democrats and independents who call this place home, the Springs isn’t the most conservative ...

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