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  • Mayor Bach unveils proposed 2015 Colorado Springs budget

    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    If Mayor Steve Bach's proposed 2015 city budget is approved by the City Council, there will be 20 more police officers next year, the city's troubled Information Technology department will get a $2.8 million boost to fix its network system and residents will see $11 million spent on...

  • Blog: No money for economic development organizations?

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Earlier this year, the City Council’s committee that oversees about $4 million in Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax collections decided to part ways with the Regional Business Alliance. It wasn’t personal. But the committee said that LART funds ought to be used to support events that...

  • Blog: City hires new IT director, will oversee a network overhaul

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Carl Nehls was introduced this week as the city’s new chief information officer and takes over the troubled Information Technology department.   “We are excited to bring Carl on board -- his expertise will provide leadership and stability to the Information Technology...

  • What's next with the 2015 Colorado Springs budget

    Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach unveiled his proposed $259 million general fund budget What's next? Oct. 9-10: City Council's budget and finance committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the City Council conference room, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Oct. 20-21: City...

  • Winners and losers: Proposed 2015 Colorado Springs budget

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach unveiled his proposed $259 million general fund budget  Monday and highlighted some of the changes, including a $471,000 increase to the transit budget for expanded bus hours. Here are some of the highlights in Mayor Bach's proposed 2015 general...

  • Hot topic for voters in Colorado Springs care facilities: public transportation

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Residents from several Colorado Springs long-term care facilities faced off Friday morning with 10 political candidates. The residents, some who use wheelchairs, made clear that just because they moved into long-term care facilities did not mean they were giving up their right to...

  • Fort Carson sending combat engineers to West Africa in the fight against Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Fort Carson combat engineers will build facilities in West Africa to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus. About 160 soldiers assigned to the 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion will deploy to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, the U.S. military's...

  • Blog: Utilities manager joins Neumann Systems Group

    Published: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities energy manager George Luke has retired from the publicly-owned utility and is joining the Neumann Systems Group as vice president business operations.   Luke worked with Utilities for 28 years in various electric generation and distribution and...

  • Recent improvements have downtown Colorado Springs on upward path

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Colorado Springs' downtown may not yet be a rock star, but she's on solid footing with a career that is about to take off. She's got style with the opening of Bellissima interior store and the Beauty Bar salon. She's got musicality with the opening of New York-style night club The...

  • Macoubrie's entry gives state Rep. Joshi his first challenger

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    For the first time in his political career, Republican House Rep. Janak Joshi has a challenger. The House District 16 representative in November faces Democrat Ryan Macoubrie, who said he was in part prompted to join the race because he felt Joshi needed a challenger. At a March...

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