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City of Trinidad at odds with its attorney over use of tourism taxes

At a meeting in June, City Attorney Les Downs told the board members in no uncertain terms that the 3 percent lodging tax is not being used the way voters intended. He pointed out that the ballot ordinance requires the tax money be spent advertising the City to tourists in other states.

Pueblo Commissioners to consider regulations for tiny homes

To be considered a residence, the tiny home must be set on a foundation that is professionally engineered and approved by regional building. Also, utility hook-ups are mandatory. Composting toilets and water storage tanks will not meet the standard.

Two Trustees face recall in Williamsburg

Two trustees of the Town of Williamsburg are targeted in a recall special election to be held on Election Day in November. A fellow board member is accusing them of embezzlement, a claim the trustees say is false.

Pueblo YWCA pool may not reopen

Instead of making money for the charity’s core mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, the pool has been draining funds.

Commissioners seek early renewal of 1A safety sales tax

The 0.23 percent sales tax doesn’t expire until January of 2021, but the board voted Tuesday to put the renewal question on the ballot a few years early. If passed, the tax would be extended until the year 2029.

Sky Sox era ends in Colorado Springs

The team has called Colorado Springs home since 1988 when they relocated here from Hawaii. Next season, they will be named the San Antonio Missions and the rookie Helena Brewers will replace them at Security Service Field.

Business investment soars in downtown Colorado Springs

The Atomic Cowboy is a 3-in-1 concept restaurant and bar. The Denver Biscuit Company serves hungry customers for breakfast and lunch. Fat Sully’s pizzeria fires up their ovens for afternoon and evening customers.

Elected officials break ground on I-25 gap project

The $350 million dollar road construction project will expand the Interstate by adding a third tolled lane in each direction, widening shoulders, adding wildlife crossings under the road an updating signs and lighting.

New Animal Planet Show has ties to southern Colorado

The new show Wolves and Warriors premieres on Animal Planet Saturday. It follows the adventures of combat veterans who help rescue endangered Gray Wolves including Colorado Springs veteran Jamie Havig.

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