• SudSisters: Colorado Springs-area breweries could be way to attract tourists

    Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Is beer a tourism draw? The Pikes Peak region is now home to 23 craft breweries and more are planned. Should Colorado Springs market the area as a craft beer destination the same way that Fort Collins does? Steve Stowell says yes. He's the owner of Triple S Brewing, expected to open...

  • Muddled Colorado Springs charter has precipitated conflict between mayor and Council

    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    When a new mayor and new City Council members are sworn in this year, they'll look to the Colorado Springs city charter to guide them on their roles and responsibilities. The charter, for example, says the mayor shall enforce all city laws and ordinances. The mayor shall present a...

  • Blog: Bennett quietly campaigning for council president, King could resign

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The new City Council members have not even been named but the current City Council members already are jockeying for the council’s top position – council president. Incumbent Merv Bennett has put out feelers among his fellow council members – should he be reelected -- asking for...

  • Colorado Springs organizations hit the streets to encourage voters to cast ballots

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Volunteers from two local organizations knocked on doors around Colorado Springs on Monday in an effort to get out the vote. For weeks, volunteers from the Citizens Project and Pikes Peak Equality Coalition - both nonpartisan civic organizations - have been sending post cards and...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities works to clear the air on scrubber project cost

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    When Colorado Springs Utilities inked a deal in 2011 to spend $111.8 million on a scrubber technology project to clean pollutants coming from the coal-fired Martin Drake power plant, officials budgeted $10 million for site work. But the project was delayed, material prices increased,...

  • Blog: Anti-Suthers robocalls make the rounds

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Colorado Springs residents were treated to robocall Tuesday night that at first seemed to be pro-John Suthers for mayor. But as the message played on, it became clear that it was an anti-Suthers message. The reader of the message sounds like a mattress salesman making a TV...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities customers to get slight decrease in rates

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Colorado Springs Utilities customers will see a small decrease in their electric bills - 72 cents a month for a typical residential user - effective April 1. The rate decrease was unanimously approved by the City Council on Tuesday, with Council President Keith King absent. The...

  • Colorado Springs councilwoman's news profile helps Kansas City neighbors track her down

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Residents in Kansas City, Mo., have been trying to reach Councilwoman Helen Collins about some property she owns in their neighborhood. That got a lot easier recently when her name popped up in a Google search providing news reports about a recall election and troubles with the...

  • Blog: District 2 candidate Calef is not a lobbyist, flyers make the claim

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Just before The Gazette’s City Council candidates’ virtual forum Thursday, District 2 candidate Kanda Calef received a text with photo of campaign flyer that labeled her a lobbyist. The flyer touted her opponent Larry Bagley and “a committed public servant.” Calef confronted Bagley...

  • One big difference in Colorado Springs District 2 race: The money

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Once the shock wore off after Colorado Springs Councilman Joel Miller resigned his seat in District 2, a couple of politically active residents found the news to be a certain calling. Larry Bagley and Kanda Calef launched campaigns to become the new District 2 council member. Bagley,...

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