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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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Colorado Springs Utilities seeks to have two of three Drake boilers running by fall

By Emily Donovan | The Colorado Springs Gazette Martin Drake Power Plant — shut down since a May 5 fire — should be mostly operational by this fall, a Colorado Springs Utilities spokesperson said during a media tour of the plant Tuesday. The fire erupted when a mechanic changed the wrong filter, spraying oil on hot steam pipes. More than ...

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Special: Weighing options for fate of Drake Power Plant

By Monica Mendoza | The Gazette, Colo. Environmental activist Leslie Weise is amazed that the Colorado Springs City Council will not consider closing Martin Drake Power Plant in the next five years. It was, after all, among 12 scenarios outlined in a half-million-dollar consultant’s report for the council to consider in its deliberations over when to decommission the downtown coal-fired ...

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Utilities chief provides Colorado Springs council with update on Drake fire

By Monica Mendoza | The Gazette, Colo. Colorado Springs firefighters and police officers made split-second decisions that got the Martin Drake Power Plant fire knocked down quickly, the CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities told the City Council on Monday. Utilities chief Jerry Forte recounted the details of the fire, including the thoughts of one firefighter who climbed to the roof ...

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