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The Pueblo City Council voted unanimously Monday night to allow Pueblo voters to decide whether to dump Black Hills Energy and form its own electric operation. If the ballot question is approved by the voters the City Charter would be amended to authorize the Pueblo Board of Water Works to operate a community owned water and electric utility. If voters reject the motion, Black Hills will stay as the electric company for the community. The measure will be voted on in the May election.

Election ballots were sent out on Monday for the Presidential primary. According to Gilbert Ortiz, Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder said 100,000- ballots were sent out. Voters have until 7 p.m. on March 3to return their ballots.

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Center’s cardiology department on Friday from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. The celebration coincides with American Heart Month which runs the entirety of February. The special event will serve as an introduction to Dr. Rojina Pant as the clinical cardiologist. Prior to the arrival of Pant the clinic was staffed three days a week in partnership with Colorado Springs Cardiology.

Rod Slyhoff, President of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, said there is a capacity problem on state highways and interstates and suggested additional taxes for the citizens of Pueblo County that would go directly to transportation. Colorado voters have rejected different transportation proposals that the legislature has put forward three different times.

CSU-Pueblo recently signed a power purchase agreement to bring $17 million solar panel power project to the university as the main generating source for the academic campus. The agreement includes the university and Johnson Controls Inc., Capital Dynamics and Black Hills Energy. The agreement includes a long-term lease of 22.3 acres of fenced-off solar panels on the north side of the campus.

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