• Ballot Countdown: Colorado Springs mayoral candidate to host jobs discussion, Suthers picks up CSF endorsement

    Published: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Makepeace to host discussion on jobs Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace will host the second in a series of five round table discussions from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, 142 South Raven Mine Drive. The topic is Job creation....

  • Blog: Bach names two Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Board members

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Mayor Steve Bach announced the reappointment of Valerie Hunter and appointment of Zachary McComsey to fill two positions on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board – the group that has a big say in the City for Champions project, among others. The City Council is expected...

  • First major step taken to build new summit house on Pikes Peak

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    Over the next five years, the city of Colorado Springs will transform the dilapidated Summit Visitors Center on top of Pikes Peak into a new facility with a gift shop, dining area and exhibits that take visitors on a journey through history. There might be bigger windows to enjoy the...

  • Blog: Profess your love on a city bus bench this Valentine's Day

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Forget the flowers and candy this Valentine's Day.   Colorado Springs city officials are giving folks a chance to profess their love on a city bus bench.   Mountain Metropolitan Transit is offering a chance to win a personalized message on one bus benches.

  • Blog: Colorado Springs City Council will discuss Utilities governance change

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Maybe it’s time for a Colorado Springs Utilities board of directors that can devote all of its time to Utilities instead of splitting time with City Council, a local political group says. It’s something the City Council, which doubles as the Utilities board, will investigate over the...

  • Colorado Springs council says no to ballot measure, yes to stormwater promise

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    There will be no Colorado Springs bond election in April for capital improvement projects. Instead, the City Council made a promise to residents that it will spend $19 million a year from the city's general fund and Colorado Springs Utilities on stormwater projects. It was the City...

  • Colorado Springs recall question goes to ballot despite disagreement

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to put the Helen Collins recall question on the April ballot despite concerns from District 4 citizens that the city has not allowed 
the proper protest period. Robert Blancken, who lives in District 4, said the city's charter gives...

  • Blog: Collins recall funded by secret group could be protested

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado Springs Councilwoman Helen Collins said a recall effort could happen at any time against any council member when some secret group hires people to run it. Collins, speaking at the City Council work session Monday, said she regards the recall effort a joke because it was not...

  • Councilman Snider won't seek re-election, guaranteeing three new council members in April

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Val Snider will not seek re-election, and that means at least three new faces on the council in April. Snider broke the news Friday morning on Facebook. "After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I'd like to take my life in a new...

  • Ballot Countdown: District 4 candidates can pick up packets Thursday

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    District 4 candidates 
can pick up packets Candidates interested in running for the Colorado Springs District 4 council seat against Councilwoman Helen Collins can begin circulating petitions Thursday. A group of citizens was successful in getting a Collins recall question on the...

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