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Blog: City fills 5,000 potholes in one week
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 17 hr ago

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 --...

Plugging potholes a-plenty
By: Billie Stanton Anleu - 0 Tue, Jun 2, 2015

Don’t care for our potholes? Grab a shovel or bouquet – you decide.

First, the shovel. Mohave County in the early 1980s was poor, with few...

Blog: Anti-Suthers robocalls make the rounds
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 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...

Blog: District 2 candidate Calef is not a lobbyist, flyers make the claim
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Just before The Gazette’s City Council candidates’ virtual forum Thursday, District 2 candidate Kanda...

Blog: Mayor Bach publishes online book with highlights from his term
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Mar 18, 2015

City staffers have published online book on the city’s website called "Building a Better Tomorrow" highlighting the city’s work and initiatives in...

Blog: Councilwoman Collins' financial backers from a higher power
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Councilwoman Helen Collins has picked up more than $7,360 in financial contributions in her fight to keep her District 4 seat.

...

Blog: No one from Suthers camp asked Lathen to drop out of mayor’s race
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Feb 20, 2015

There’s no telling who slung the first mud ball into the Colorado Springs mayoral campaign, but rumors were running rampant last week that former...

Blog: HBA out early with mayoral and council endorsements
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 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...

Blog: Last call for Colorado Springs candidates
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Feb 4, 2015

Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson is putting out the last call for candidates.

She is reminding potential candidates for mayor or City...

Blog: Bach names two Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Board members
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Feb 3, 2015

Mayor Steve Bach announced the reappointment of Valerie Hunter and appointment of Zachary McComsey to fill two positions on the Colorado Springs...

Blog: Profess your love on a city bus bench this Valentine's Day
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Forget the flowers and candy this Valentine's Day.

 

Colorado Springs city officials are giving folks a chance to profess...

Blog: Colorado Springs City Council will discuss Utilities governance change
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Maybe it’s time for a Colorado Springs Utilities board of directors that can devote all of its time to Utilities instead of...

Blog: Collins recall funded by secret group could be protested
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Colorado Springs Councilwoman Helen Collins said a recall effort could happen...

Blog: Makepeace says more citizen input needed on proposed capital program
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Jan 27, 2015

In recalling how the Springs Community Improvement Program began in 1998 and 1999, former Colorado Springs mayor Mary...

Blog: Two more candidates for mayor, Suthers raises more than $50,000
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Former Colorado Springs mayor Mary Lou Makepeace and self-employed real estate broker Justine Herring are in the 2015 race for mayor, at least they...

Blog: Govenment Watch group funding recall effort against Councilwoman Collins
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The newly formed nonprofit group Colorado Springs Government Watch has jumped into the recall effort against City...

Blog: Mayor Bach received $999 in gifts in 2014
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach received some lunches, tea and a poncho among other gifts in 2014, according to a report he released Friday.

...

Blog: CSU's Gas Rodeo team tops in nation
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Jan 21, 2015

The Broncos didn’t get one this year, but Colorado Springs Utilities did.

A four-member team dubbed “Explosive Limits” brought home first...

Blog: Urban Renewal Board looking for a volunteer, group has big part in C4C
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Jan 13, 2015

The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications to fill a position on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority Board – the group that has...

Blog: Is posing in a photo with Douglas Bruce "guilt by association?"
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Colorado Springs Government Watch wants to know if the father of Colorado’s tax limitation movement Douglas Bruce is the...

Blog: Valley Hi Golf Course under new management
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Valley Hi Golf Course will be under new management in 2015.

 

Blog: No "thanks" for Mayor Bach via website
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Somone took the time to create a special website for the citizens of Colorado Springs to send a "thank you" note to...

Blog: City Attorney recognized for outstanding work
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Dec 10, 2014

Colorado Springs City Attorney Wynetta Massey has been recognized as “Outstanding City Attorney of the Year” by the...

Blog: Five -- so far-- vying for Dist. 2 council vacancy
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Mon, Dec 8, 2014

Bill Murray, who dropped his bid in 2013 for the District 2 seat to endorse Joel Miller, is back for a second chance. He...

Blog: Website thanks Bach, but who launched it?
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Thu, Dec 4, 2014

Someone wants to publicly thank Mayor Steve Bach for his time in office, but who?

An...

Blog: City Council wants views on C4C and pot for District 2 post
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Help wanted: City Council is accepting applications to fill former-councilmember Joel Miller’s seat in District 2.

But City Council isn’t just...

Blog: Teen likes at-large Council seat
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Local political campaign volunteer Dylan Sparks had his sights on one of the at-large Colorado Springs City Council seats open in 2015.

He...

Blog: Panel will evaluate, grade, mayoral candidates
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Nov 21, 2014

A Colorado Springs consulting firm is looking for volunteers to evaluate mayoral candidates.

Candidates Plus in seeking applicants for the...

Spirt of the Springs Awards hits 111th mark
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Mayor Steve Bach handed out 111th Spirit of the Springs Award this week to the Vanguard School at Cheyenne Mountain...

Blog: City hosts "Bring a Turkey to Work Day" -- goal is 500 birds
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Thu, Nov 20, 2014

For the past seven years Colorado Springs employees have hosted a turkey drive and they’ve made a little contest among...

Blog: Newly formed watchdog group targets Council member Miller
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Nov 19, 2014

 

A new Colorado Springs government watchdog group has formed and its first...

Blog: Voters could still decide C4C sports center, debate heats up
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Voters still may get a chance to decide the fate of a proposed City for Champions downtown sports and events center.

City Council postponed a...

Blog update: No skating in Acacia Park tonight
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Nov 14, 2014

The weather is chilly and the holidays are around the corner. It must mean it's time to skate.

Tonight is the grand opening of the skating...

Blog: Second compressed natural gas filling station to open in 2015
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Vehicles that run on compressed natural gas will have a second location in Colorado Springs in 2015 to fuel up.

The Colorado Energy Office...

Blog: Colorado Springs has new electronic campaign finance reporting
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Mon, Nov 3, 2014

Campaign finance reporting in Colorado Springs just went paperless.

The City Clerk’s Office launched an electronic campaign finance filing...

Blog: Binnings won't run for mayor
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Local economist Tom Binnings said he will not run for mayor in Colorado Springs.

Binnings was mulling the idea, but said this week he decided...

Blog: Will public testimony matter on electric rate increases?
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Oct 29, 2014

City Council president Keith King still wants to hear from the public on the...

Mayoral proclamation is Bach's last word on stormwater issue
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Mayor Steve Bach said what he had to say about the proposed stormwater initiative and he won't say anymore.

The El Paso County Commission on...

Blog: City Attorney time still an issue with City Council
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Oct 22, 2014

City Attorney Wynetta Massey assured City Council Tuesday that it was not going to receive less city attorney time in 2015.

Some council...

Blog: Utilities recognized for water conservation work
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Colorado Springs Utilities is the winner of the 2014 “WaterSense Partner of the Year” award. The team celebrated Wednesday at the Colorado Springs...

Blog: Council members host Saturday office hours to talk CFC
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Oct 22, 2014

 

Council members Helen Collins and Joel Miller will host office hours Saturday, Oct. 25 in City Hall specifically to talk...

Blog: Council president asks Mayor for quarterly reports on severance packages
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King wants the City Council to be informed quarterly when the mayor spends...

Blog: No money for economic development organizations?
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Earlier this year, the City Council’s committee that oversees about $4 million in Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax...

Blog: City hires new IT director, will oversee a network overhaul
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Carl Nehls was introduced this week as the city’s new chief information officer and takes over the troubled Information...

Blog: Utilities manager joins Neumann Systems Group
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Fri, Oct 3, 2014

Colorado Springs Utilities energy manager George Luke has retired from the publicly-owned utility and is joining the...

Blog: Threatened boycott of business and owner removes CFC decal
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Sep 30, 2014

One local resident sent an email Sept. 29 to Richard Skorman, owner of Poor Richards, and said he would boycott the establishment because he saw a...

Blog: Miller will ask Council to postpone vote on event center
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Council member Joel Miller will ask City Council Tuesday to postpone the vote on a proposal that would ask voters to...

Blog: Makepeace will make announcement of mayoral run in November
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Mon, Sep 22, 2014

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.

...

Blog: Melcher was paid more than $100K after he resigned
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 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...

Blog: Phone scammer trying to collect city sales taxes
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Thu, Sep 11, 2014

If you get a telephone call from someone claiming that you could be arrested for tax evasion over unpaid city sales taxes, it's a scam, city...

Decision on marijuana ballot question expected today
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Sep 9, 2014

Today could be the day.

City Council is set to consider a ballot question on recreational marijuana today at its meeting. The issue has been...

Colorado Springs Forward won't pursue Utilities charter change, for now
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Tue, Sep 9, 2014

Speculation about the agenda of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group is running high.

Some suspect the group wants to change the...

John Cassiani tapped to head up Colorado Springs Forward
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Thu, Sep 4, 2014

John Cassiani, a real estate consultant and broker, is heading up the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group.

Cassiani has been...

Colorado Springs economist mulling run for mayor
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Thu, Sep 4, 2014

The job of mayor is looking attractive to Colorado Springs economist Tom Binnings.

Utilities competes in gas rodeo
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Sep 3, 2014

How fast can a team of utilities workers set a meter, make it wrench tight, level and meet national standards?

More than 500 sign Colorado Springs Forward letter
By: Monica Mendoza - 0 Wed, Sep 3, 2014

More than 500 people have signed an open letter in support of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group, which still is a little...

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