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Dec 26, 2011 8:23 AM by Summer Yu

Colorado Springs public swimming pools to close

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Public swimming pools in Colorado Springs will close at the end of the year after a public-private partnership to manage some of the facilities ends.

The Gazette reports that city officials are scrambling to keep the pools open. The pools are now operated by Swim Colorado Inc., but the company will cease management Dec. 30.

Swim Colorado has operated the pools for more than a year. In 2010, the city had planned to close its pools to save cash. For an up-front payment, Swim Colorado took over management.

A city spokeswoman said the agreement has ended but did not elaborate. She said the city will seek a way to reopen the swimming pools.

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