Blog: City fills 5,000 potholes in one week

By: Monica Mendoza

The sun came out, the birds sang and the Colorado Springs city crews took full advantage of the warm weather and filled 5,000 potholes in one week -- from March 9 to 13.

“The harsh winter we’ve experienced...

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

By: Monica Mendoza

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...

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

By: The Gazette

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...

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

By: MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com

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...

Blog: Anti-Suthers robocalls make the rounds

By: Monica Mendoza

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...

Colorado Springs Utilities customers to get slight decrease in rates

By: MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com

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...

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

By: monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com

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...

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

By: Monica Mendoza

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...