• John Suthers throws hat in the ring to become Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The race for Colorado Springs mayor is on, and two well-known political figures are first out of the gate with intentions of becoming the city's next CEO. On Tuesday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said he is in the race for mayor. Suthers, 62, had been mulling the option for...

  • Blog: Govenment Watch group funding recall effort against Councilwoman Collins

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The newly formed nonprofit group Colorado Springs Government Watch has jumped into the recall effort against City Councilwoman Helen Collins by paying folks to collect signatures. The group’s executive director Dede Laugesen (the wife of The Gazette’s Editorial page editor Wayne...

  • Colorado Springs council may flush Mayor Steve Bach's stormwater plan

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    It appears that Colorado Springs City Council will let Mayor Steve Bach's capital improvement proposal for stormwater projects, roads and parks go down the drain. The council is set to vote Tuesday on whether to put a $160 million bond issue on the April 7 ballot, but it does not...

  • Mayor honors five Colorado Springs young leaders

    Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach presented five people with Mayor's Young Leader awards on Wednesday, honoring individuals for efforts in their field while making a positive impact in the community. The event raised $9,000, which will be used for projects led by young leaders....

  • Blog: Mayor Bach received $999 in gifts in 2014

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach received some lunches, tea and a poncho among other gifts in 2014, according to a report he released Friday. All told, Bach recived $999 worth of gifts, most of which were lunches and dinners. He did get a $50 jacket at the USOC Open House, a $25 set...

  • Colorado Springs improves flood insurance score

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    The city of Colorado Springs improved its score in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System, which results in a reduction in flood insurance premiums for residents by 20 percent, NFIP officials said Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recognized the...

  • Colorado Springs natural gas rates could drop

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities customers could have an extra $7 a month in their pockets starting in February. The cost of natural gas is going down and Colorado Springs City Council - which doubles as the Utilities board of directors - will consider lowering natural gas rates by 14.3...

  • Blog: CSU's Gas Rodeo team tops in nation

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The Broncos didn’t get one this year, but Colorado Springs Utilities did. A four-member team dubbed “Explosive Limits” brought home first place in the 2014 National Gas Rodeo competition and the team members each got gigantic rings that rival those given to the SuperBowl...

  • Mayor to honor Pikes Peak region young professionals

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Mayor Steve Bach will host his first Mayor's Young Leadership Awards Reception Wednesday to recognize the achievements of young professionals in the Pikes Peak region. Awards will be presented in the areas of: Future Industries, Innovation in Education, Economic Impact, Creative...

  • Citizens protest the NAACP in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    A group of Colorado Springs citizens will protest the NAACP today -- on Martin Luther King Day -- at 2 p.m. saying they believe the organization has lost its relevancy. "We are a group of concerned citizens who have been wanting to do something and decided this is the day to do it,"...

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