• SudSisters: Instead of going green, go real, with Irish beers

    Updated: Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    Green is not the only color for beer on St. Patrick's Day. Go real. Try any number of beers brewed in Ireland including stouts, red beers, ales and lagers. Or try a Colorado craft beer, made the Irish way. "Ireland has some great styles, old styles," said Alyssa Ross, beer...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Reader wants to know what industries will move city forward

    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    June Waller is worried about Colorado Springs' economic future. Half of the city's economy is dependent on the military, she said. And a threat of base closures and defense cuts, including a proposal to eliminate up to 16,000 of Fort Carson's 24,000 soldiers, has her nervous. The...

  • Recall against Colorado Springs councilwoman will proceed

    Updated: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    The recall election against Councilwoman Helen Collins stands. Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson, with input from Colorado Springs Municipal Court Judge HayDen Kane, ruled Thursday that recall petitions are valid and voters in District 4 will be asked on the April 7 ballot if...

  • Amy Lathen touts record as county commissioner in bid to be Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Amy Lathen came out guns blazing with ideas about how she would transform the Colorado Springs mayor's office and local government. She would work to eliminate the business personal property tax; she would move the mayor's office into City Hall for better communication with the City...

  • Ballots for Colorado Springs election will be mailed this week

    Updated: Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Deb Walker hopes that come April 7 Colorado Springs will rock its vote right from the kitchen table. "The hope is that an all-mail ballot election will improve voter turnout," said Walker, acting director of the Citizens Project - a nonprofit that focuses on diversity, equality and...

  • Condo deal creates big questions for Colorado Springs councilwoman, anti-tax activist

    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    The sale of a small residential condominium on Colorado Springs' southwest side has created big questions for City Councilwoman Helen Collins and anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce. The political allies, who once ran together as a slate for the City Council, have found themselves drawn...

  • Suthers touts collaborative style, managerial experience in bid for Colorado Springs mayor

    Published: Sat, Mar 7, 2015

    In the race for Colorado Springs mayor, it appears John Suthers is the man to beat. He's got the most money and the most endorsements, and he's ahead in formal and informal citizen surveys. He has been elected district attorney of the 4th Judicial District; he ran the Colorado...

  • Joel Miller's no-nonsense, questioning approach splits some Colorado Springs voters

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Joel Miller has been called divisive. But it's not a term he shies from. He believes there are two political camps in Colorado Springs: one that he calls "go along to get along politicians" and one willing to question special interest groups. Miller has heard on the campaign trail...

  • Complaint: Councilwoman Helen Collins 'appears' to have violated city's ethics code

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins, already the target of a recall election, is now facing an ethics complaint that alleges she participated in a real estate deal with tax-limitation author and convicted felon Douglas Bruce, which helped him avoid payment of a nearly...

  • Ballot countdown: Latino group to lunch with mayor hopefuls

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    The Latino Community Luncheon will host a mayoral candidates forum from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Candidates Mary Lou Makepeace, Amy Lathen, Lawrence Martinez and John Suthers have committed to attend. The candidates will be asked to discuss...