• Ballot Countdown: Colorado Springs candidate events kick off busy March

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Round table about seniors' issues Mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace will host the third in a series of five round table discussions from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Center at Cordera, 9208 Grand Cordera Parkway. The discussion will focus on issues important to seniors including...

  • Blog: Councilwoman Collins' financial backers from a higher power

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Councilwoman Helen Collins has picked up more than $7,360 in financial contributions in her fight to keep her District 4 seat. Among the contributors is Gordon J. Klingenschmitt, Colorado Springs' state Representative, who gave $100 to the "Committee to Elect Helen...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Reader wants to know council candidates stance on Martin Drake Power Plant

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Nicole Rosa attended a recent Colorado Springs Utilities board meeting and said she almost had a heart attack when she heard the projected costs of technology to clean the pollutants coming out of the downtown coal-fired power plant. Utilities staff members reported that the price...

  • Next mayor of Colorado Springs could have higher salary

    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    The next mayor of Colorado Springs could get paid slightly more than the current mayor, depending on the results of the 2015 Consumer Price Index report which will be released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor the Statistics. The City Council will discuss a proposed ordinance...

  • Blog: No one from Suthers camp asked Lathen to drop out of mayor’s race

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    There’s no telling who slung the first mud ball into the Colorado Springs mayoral campaign, but rumors were running rampant last week that former Attorney General John Suthers asked candidate Amy Lathen to drop out of the race in exchange for an appointment in his administration,...

  • Douglas Bruce files campaign finance complaint

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Douglas Bruce filed a complaint with the City Clerk’s Office on Wednesday against Colorado Springs Government Watch. Bruce, a convicted felon and former state legislator, claims the group headed by Dede Laugesen — wife of The Gazette’s opinion page editor — did not truly disclose the...

  • Ballot Countdown: Debates, forums, endorsements and a complaint for Colorado Springs election

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Here's a roundup of news and notes heading into the Colorado Springs city election in April: Black Conservatives host mayoral forum The Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives will host a mayoral candidates forum at 6 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Christian University, 1125 Kelly Johnson...

  • Southeast resident wants City Clerk to recount the signatures in recall of Colorado Springs Councilwoman

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Southeast Colorado Springs resident Robert Blancken wants a recount of the signatures turned in for the recall against District 4 Councilwoman Helen Collins. On Tuesday he filed a 22-page protest, which includes research and legal cases related to signature collection, questioning...

  • Many see potential for new era dawning with Colorado Springs city election

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    This is the moment when Colorado Springs voters can change things. In April, they will elect a new mayor and could elect a new-majority City Council. Bankers, economists, small-business owners, community activists and neighborhood organizers say they want change - in the economy,...

  • Priority for Gazette readers: Fewer words, more action from elected Colorado Springs leaders

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Colorado Springs voters will elect a new mayor and as many as five new City Council members in April and Gazette readers, thinking about the dozen candidates who will make promises over the six weeks, say they want fewer words and more action from their future elected officials. They...