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  • Blog: Makepeace will make announcement of mayoral run in November

    Updated: 49 min ago

    Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace said she is not ready to make a formal announcement about a possible run for mayor in 2015. "I won't make a formal announcement until after November," she said. Makepeace served 18 years on the City Council and six of those were as...

  • Colorado Springs group wants to change workings of Utilities board

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Two members of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group sat before the City Council on Wednesday and suggested that a different group than the council could better govern the $1 billion publicly owned utility. Motives were questioned, voices raised and some City Council...

  • 5 things going on inside Martin Drake Power Plant

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A fire erupted inside Martin Drake Power Plant May 5, shutting down all operations. Colorado Springs Utilities employees, contracted cleanup crews, and contracted engineers have worked around the clock since then to bring up two of the three boilers. The last boiler, known as Unit 5,...

  • Some Colorado Springs officials may want to keep Jones Park

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Jones Park land discussion took an unexpected turn Wednesday with some City Council members saying maybe Colorado Springs Utilities ought to keep the 1,200-acre swath of forestland. The notion was raised as the City Council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities board,...

  • Blog: Melcher was paid more than $100K after he resigned

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Maybe he’s been out of mind since January, but former City Attorney Chris Melcher was on the tax payer’s nickel until the end of August. Melcher, who resigned in October, effective Jan. 5, 2014, has been paid $91,867.88 in severance – equal to six months of his $183,736 annual salary...

  • Supporters, opponents of Colorado Springs' City for Champions project weigh in

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room....

  • Politicians on hand as United Way project gets under way

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    A group of volunteers put on their painting pants, grabbed paint brushes and went to work on the Soda Springs Park band shell in Manitou Springs early Saturday morning. It was a small painting party of about 50 volunteers to freshen up the weathered band shell but it seemed to...

  • 5 important, and fun, questions for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Q. Is it true you keep a copy of the Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado, Great Beer Map in your car? A. Someone told me we had to get to all 64 counties in reelection. We have gotten to all 64 counties. What we have to do is get to the 263 breweries. Q. You went to Manitou Brewing...

  • Blog: Monument Beer Week kicks off Saturday with Oktoberfest party

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

        Beer Week in Monument kicks off Saturday at Pikes Peak Brewing Co. with an Oktoberfest party -- and es wird fantastisch!   Owner and head brewer Chris Wright has been working on his Oktoberfest beer and he's ready to get the Beer Week party started.  ...

  • Aurora Borealis could be visible Friday night from northern Colorado

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    If you're feeling lucky and you've got a full tank of gas, you might want to head north for a chance to see the Friday night northern lights. The Aurora Borealis - that sky light show that happens when electrically charged particles move away from the sun with the solar wind and...

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