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Police choppers get grounded - Colorado Springs
Annual savings: $877,500

To cut its soaring expenses, the Colorado Springs Police Department grounded two helicopters.

Used for aerial observations and public safety missions, the choppers cost $877,500 to operate each year. That's a big hit for a city facing a $24 million deficit. So the police scrapped their aerial unit and put the helicopters on the block. One sold for $170,000, and bidders have offered $140,000 for the other. The auction is slated to end March 11.

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Last updated March 11 2010: 1:59 PM ET
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