Office of Consumer Counsel

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    January 23, 2007

    Going Green at the PUC

    Governor Bill Ritter's just-announced choice of Ron Binz for chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities ought to generate considerable buzz in the blessedly smoke-free back rooms of power this morning. It's a modest move in a fresh direction--sort of like naming Ralph Nader to head General Motors, or ... More >>

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    October 27, 2005

    Carbon Loading

    Xcel’s solution to rising energy prices includes a lot of coal. Is that a bad thing?

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    December 25, 2003

    Year in Review: Pop Quiz

    Consider this your final exam on the past year. Cheating is encouraged, bribes will be accepted -- and grades will be posted at City Hall.

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    March 6, 2003

    Mayberry, BFD

    When pollsters start dialing the denizens of a small city, it's all Opie gone bad.

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    January 9, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    January 9, 2003

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    October 10, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 10, 2002

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    September 26, 2002

    A Hard Cell

    There are a million Qwest stories in the naked city. This is just one of them.

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    May 23, 2002

    Wring Out the Old

    Since Qwest swallowed US West, employees and stockholders have been put on hold.

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    January 24, 2002

    Out of the Blue

    Ride the light...ride the light...ride the light.

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    January 4, 2001

    Lawyers on the Line

    When Qwest took over US West, it took on a class-action lawsuit.

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    March 30, 2000

    Follow that story

    US West deregulation issues; War between union and steel mill rages on

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    March 23, 2000

    Off Limits

    The son also rises...

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    March 2, 2000

    Hold, Please

    US West plugs into the state legislature.

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    February 3, 2000

    The Empire Strikes Back

    US West is squeezing state legislators, but it's Colorado customers who may be gasping for breath.

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    December 16, 1999

    Getting the Message

    Complaints against US West continue to mount, this time from the City of Denver itself.

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    March 19, 1998

    Cowboys and Influence

    A state senator and his range-riding pal team up to hog-tie a crucial piece of telephone legislation.

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    February 5, 1998

    Blowing Smoke

    Is Public Service coming clean about its clean-air campaign?

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    February 6, 1997
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    August 15, 1996

    Power Play

    While Public Service execs enjoy a soft landing, employees face a hard future.