• Southeast resident wants City Clerk to recount the signatures in recall of Colorado Springs Councilwoman

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Southeast Colorado Springs resident Robert Blancken wants a recount of the signatures turned in for the recall against District 4 Councilwoman Helen Collins. On Tuesday he filed a 22-page protest, which includes research and legal cases related to signature collection, questioning...

  • Many see potential for new era dawning with Colorado Springs city election

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    This is the moment when Colorado Springs voters can change things. In April, they will elect a new mayor and could elect a new-majority City Council. Bankers, economists, small-business owners, community activists and neighborhood organizers say they want change - in the economy,...

  • Priority for Gazette readers: Fewer words, more action from elected Colorado Springs leaders

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Colorado Springs voters will elect a new mayor and as many as five new City Council members in April and Gazette readers, thinking about the dozen candidates who will make promises over the six weeks, say they want fewer words and more action from their future elected officials. They...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Reader wants to know mayoral candidates' budget priorities

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Colorado Springs resident Neil Talbott said when he casts his vote in April he will consider the values and character of the candidates. But how would he measure that? "I'd say, show me your budget and that will show me your values," he said. Talbott was among 20 citizens who...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Reader wants to know how mayoral candidates will change city's image

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    A little over a year ago, Taylor Love told his friends in Denver he was moving to Colorado Springs. They scrunched up their noses and said, "Are you crazy?" He moved anyway and opened a small business, Roasted!, a purveyor of small batch craft coffee. Love was among 20 citizens...

  • Blog: HBA out early with mayoral and council endorsements

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Just as several at-large City Council candidates were filing the proper paperwork Wednesday for the April election, news that the Political Action Committee of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs had picked the candidates it would endorse was making the...

  • Lathen and Loma get first position on ballot in Colorado Springs elections

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Joe Woyte could probably find a study touting the benefit of being the last candidate listed on the ballot. With a last name that starts with W, he's used to being last. So, it was apropos that when Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson pulled names randomly Thursday from an...

  • 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...

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