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Colorado Springs Budget

This American Life: Colo. Springs' Conservative Dream

Posted 03.13.2012 | Denver

In the months following the 'Great Recession' in 2008, Colorado Springs faced an immense budget shortage. The city cut public parks maintenance (incl...

Colo. Springs To Remove 100 Of Its Oldest Trees

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.14.2011 | Denver

Citing drought conditions and disease, Colorado Springs city officials today announced plans to remove 100 of its oldest trees from downtown medians t...

Colorado Springs Garbage-Collecting Volunteers Burning Out

Colorado Springs Gazette | BILL VOGRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Have you ever looked inside a public garbage can? Robin McPeek has, as one of the dozens who volunteered to haul the trash out of neighborhood park...

Colorado Springs Medical Marijuana Tax Revenue Helping Keep City Afloat

Colorado Springs Gazette | DANIEL CHACÓN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While El Paso County deals with a lawsuit over a ballot measure to ban medical marijuana businesses, the city of Colorado Springs is laughing all the ...

Colorado Springs Now Outsources Its Outsourcing Efforts

Colorado Springs Independent | J. Adrian Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

No matter how you describe it, Colorado Springs' attempt to "be more efficient" by looking at outsourcing many basic city services to private companie...

Cash-Strapped Colorado Springs Has $600k It Cannot Use. Thanks, TABOR

The Gazette | DANIEL CHACON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It may sound strange, given Colorado Springs' exhaustive and well-publicized budget problems, but the city has nearly $600,000 in "excess" revenue tha...

Esteban Garcia Of Colorado Springs Murdered In Parking Lot Where Streetlight Had Been Turned Off

Colorado Springs Gazette | MARIA ST.LOUIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A 62-year-old man died after being shot Sunday night in a parking lot that has been dark since the city turned off the streetlight in a controversial ...

Colorado Homeless, Kicked Out Of Camping Area By City, May Be Thrown Under Bus Again

Colorado Springs Independent | By Bryce Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Homeward Pikes Peak executive director Bob Holmes has been looking for money to continue a housing program at the Express Inn for some time now. Th...

COlorado Springs Residents Overwhelmingly Support A New Tax For Parks: Poll

Colorado Springs Gazette | ANDREW WINEKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A survey by the Trails and Open Space Coalition shows that Colorado Springs residents are concerned about the toll budget cuts are taking on the regio...

Colorado Springs Budget Woes Continue As Tourism Board

Colorado Springs Gazette | Daniel Chacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Springs - convention and visitors bureau will not be able to retain $142,494 it owes the city government under a recommendation the City Coun...

Colorado Springs Streetlight Adoption Program Seeks To Fill Budget Gaps

Colorado Springs Gazette | DANIEL J. CHACON and JOANNA BEAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

For a price, Colorado Springs residents can restore power to some of the 8,000 to 10,000 streetlights being turned off by the city to save money. T...

PETA Offers To Help Springs Out Of Budget Crunch

AP | EILEEN WELSOME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The animal rights group PETA is offering to help the cash-strapped city of Colorado Springs by paying to put trash can...

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Colorado Springs Gazette | MARIA ST.LOUIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Attrition has thinned the blue line. Police helicopters that kept watch over the city are being sold. Street lights have been turned off, leaving neig...

Colorado Springs Police Helicopter SOLD To Wyoming Man

Colorado Springs Gazette, CO | Carol McGraw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

One of two police helicopters that Colorado Springs officials placed on the auction block because of the city's economic problems, has been sold. T...

Save My Job, Save My City

Michael Shandrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Shandrick

For all the hostile local coverage there has been no discovery of malfeasance or corruption in the Colorado Springs city government.