• Colorado Springs ballot will have more than 20 candidates

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    It was a race to the finish line for potential Colorado Springs candidates vying to get their names on the city's April ballot. With a half-hour to go before the 5 p.m. filing deadline Wednesday, Nick Lee anxiously waited in the City Clerk's Office to see if he had enough signatures...

  • Black Conservatives to host candidate forum

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    RMBC to host forum for mayor hopefuls Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives will host a Colorado Springs Mayoral Candidates Forum at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Colorado Christian University, 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Candidates Amy Lathen, Mary Lou Makepeace, Joel Miller and John Suthers will...

  • Colorado Springs councilwoman has experience with both forms of city government

    Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    It came down to police or streetlights, and Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jan Martin voted with the majority of the council to turn off the lights. No one could have predicted that Colorado Springs' budget cuts of 2010 would have made international news. But they did. The...

  • Blog: Last call for Colorado Springs candidates

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson is putting out the last call for candidates. She is reminding potential candidates for mayor or City Council that the deadline to get all the paperwork into her office is 5 p.m. Feb. 11. Voters will elect three at-large City Council members...

  • 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...