Complaint: Councilwoman Helen Collins 'appears' to have violated city's ethics code

By: RICH LADEN, WAYNE HEILMAN AND MONICA MENDOZA The Gazette

Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins, already the target of a recall election, is now facing an ethics complaint that alleges she participated in a real estate deal with tax-limitation author and...

Ballot countdown: Latino group to lunch with mayor hopefuls

By: MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com

The Latino Community Luncheon will host a mayoral candidates forum from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr.

Candidates Mary Lou Makepeace, Amy Lathen, Lawrence Martinez and...

Mayoral candidate Makepeace says collaboration, leadership key to improving Colorado Springs

By: Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com

Mary Lou Makepeace hosted a series of roundtable discussions to talk with people about the issues important to them in Colorado Springs.

She did that when she was mayor in 1997. And she did that in recent...

Questions about petitions to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman raised at hearing

By: monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com

Southeast Colorado Springs resident Robert Blancken raised questions Monday about the recall petition against District 4 City Councilwoman Helen Collins, including whether people who collect signatures need to be...

Hearing set for Monday to scrutinize petitions for recall Colorado Springs councilwoman

By: Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com

The recall petition against Councilwoman Helen Collins will be scrutinized in a public hearing Monday.

The city scheduled the hearing to review the petition after southeast resident Robert Blancken filed a...

Colorado Springs Election 2015: Readers wants to know stance on recreational marijuana sales

By: Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com

The way Andreas Nilsson sees it, Colorado Springs voters favored Amendment 64 and sent a message that they wanted recreational marijuana sales in the city.

He feels that the Colorado Springs City Council has...