• Thursday's Gazette, KKTV mayoral debate will include council candidates' forum

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The first wave of ballots for the April 7 city election have been mailed, but voters may want to tune into one last candidates' forum Thursday before casting their votes. The Gazette, KKTV and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are hosting a Thursday virtual City Council...

  • Blog: Mayor Bach publishes online book with highlights from his term

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    City staffers have published online book on the city’s website called "Building a Better Tomorrow" highlighting the city’s work and initiatives in Mayor Steve Bach’s administration. In the online book, Bach’s staff highlights the three priorities that Bach set out at the start of his...

  • Blog: City fills 5,000 potholes in one week

    Published: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

          The sun came out, the birds sang and the Colorado Springs city crews took full advantage of the warm weather and filled 5,000 potholes in one week -- from March 9 to 13.

  • Collins calls ethics complaint a 'witch hunt,' seeks more time to respond

    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins says the ethics complaint filed against her is a "witch hunt" intended to affect the outcome of an effort to get her recalled. Collins, who was elected to the District 4 seat in 2013, is facing an ethics complaint that alleges she...

  • 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...

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