• Colorado Springs City Council may not push issues to ballot

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    It seems that the Colorado Springs City Council's urgency to get proposed charter changes, a downtown sports and events center question and a bond election on the April ballot has waned. Now that Mayor Steve Bach has said publicly that he will not seek re-election, some council...

  • Petition to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman returned to city clerk

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado Springs resident Deborah Hendrix turned in a petition Thursday in hopes that it contains enough signatures to ask voters to recall District 4 Councilwoman Helen Collins. Hendrix, who ran against Collins in 2013, turned in about 3,000 signatures to City Clerk Sarah Johnson...

  • Potential candidates pick up packets for Colorado Springs municipal election

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A professor, a retired Air Force officer, a young professional, a former school board member and a few long-time community volunteers are among the 2015 Colorado Springs City Council hopefuls who braved freezing rain Wednesday to pick up nominating petitions at City Hall. Vickie...

  • Colorado Springs election season officially begins Wednesday

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The 2015 Colorado Springs city election season officially begins Wednesday. Several candidates have announced their intent to run in the April 7 municipal election since Labor Day weekend. But the candidates, whether for mayor or City Council, are not official until they submit a...

  • Attempt to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman puzzles some residents

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Time is ticking for a group of citizens trying to recall Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins. Group members have braved freezing temperatures as they collect signatures aimed at placing a recall question on the April ballot. But the recall effort has some District 4...

  • City Councilman Joel Miller resigns his seat, will run for mayor in 2015

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Joel Miller dropped a double bombshell Monday with an announcement that he is resigning from City Council and will turn his attention to the 2015 mayor's race. Miller, 44, beat District 2 incumbent Angela Dougan for a council seat in April 2013. He is...

  • El Paso County commissioner launches campaign for Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Amy Lathen's first campaign speech for Colorado Springs mayor was a salvo against the style of the city's current executive leadership. "I do not believe that the strong mayor form of government ever intended for there to be a holy war between City Council and the mayor's office,"...

  • Mary Lou Makepeace officially joins race for Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Former Colorado Springs Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace stood at the podium Wednesday before a crowd of about 80 people and simply said, "I'm in." For months, people have speculated whether Makepeace, the city's first female mayor, would jump into the race for mayor in 2015. It's a new job...

  • Blog: Two more candidates for mayor, Suthers raises more than $50,000

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace and self-employed real estate broker Justine Herring are in the 2015 race for mayor, at least they are raising money for their campaigns, records show. Makepeace, who had said she was not ready to make a formal announcement about a...

  • Money, power driving the race for Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Political power and money have changed the atmosphere of the mayoral election, as candidates jumped into the 2015 race well before January. Money already is being raised. And for the first time in the Colorado Springs' history, the field includes a former mayor, a state elected...

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