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Blog: New format at City for Champions meeting

Aug 18, 2014

City for Champions organizers are touting their monthly information...

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No I.D., no entry

Aug 14, 2014

Message from security officials at the Colorado Springs City...

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County Commissioner Glenn rebukes Colorado Springs

Jul 30, 2014

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn publicly scolded Colorado...

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Colorado Springs City Council endorses regional stormwater plan

Jul 23, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council endorses the creation of a regional...

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Council and Mayor at odds — again — over city’s charter

Jul 22, 2014

City Councilors and Mayor Steve Bach are engaged in another power...

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The city did not violate the Open Records Act

Jul 22, 2014

The City of Colorado Springs did not violate the Colorado Open Records...

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City spending $2 million to patch up roads

Jul 15, 2014

Colorado Springs-based Trax Construction was the lone contractor to bid...

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Mayor won’t comment on Xcel’s interest in CSU’s electric division

Jul 14, 2014

Mayor Steve Bach issued a statement today saying he would not comment...

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Council president won’t consider sale of CSU electric division

Jul 11, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King opposes selling...

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Two Colorado Springs residents question state officials over CFC contract

Jul 9, 2014

This news coming from Gazette state reporter Megan Schrader.

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Proposed City Attorney ethics policy does not answer key questions, City Council says

Jul 8, 2014

Several Colorado Springs city attorneys could not answer City Council...

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Air Force Academy visitors’ center not part of state’s plan for CFC funding

Jul 8, 2014

Is the Air Force Academy visitors’ center still part of the City for...

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Mayor asking for $2 million to rebuild IT network

Jun 23, 2014

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach wants to abandon $2 million in...

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A recreational pot question on November ballot sinks

Jun 20, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King said putting a...

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Republican Suzi Bach endorses Democrat for County Commission

Jun 19, 2014

Suzi Bach, a registered Republican and wife of Republican Colorado...

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City may have violated Colorado Open Records Act

Jun 16, 2014

The City of Colorado Springs may have violated the Colorado Open Records...

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Council member Miller may be deciding vote on a November recreational marijuana ballot question

Jun 13, 2014

It appears that it will come down to council member Joel Miller whether...

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Proposed charter amendment opens wound over firing

Jun 12, 2014

When former Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera appeared this week...

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Springs Chief of Staff to make Mayor's case for Capital Improvement Program

Jun 5, 2014

Colorado Springs Chief of Staff Steve Cox will make a case to City...

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AG Suthers considering run for Colorado Springs Mayor

May 29, 2014

Colorado’s Attorney General John Suthers is considering a run for...

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Time running out for recreational marijuana on November ballot

May 28, 2014

Mark Slaugh, chairman of the nonprofit group Every Vote Counts, did not...

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Local group will rally at City Hall for recreational marijuana sales

May 22, 2014

Above, Members of Every Vote Counts and UCCS Students for Sensible Drug...

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Board that oversees City for Champions promises open meetings, open books

May 15, 2014

When the governing board that oversees the City for Champions projects...

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City has paid $40 for one pothole claim

May 13, 2014

Since January, people have filed 123 claims with the City of Colorado...

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Council President King not intimidated by 'hushmail' on eminent domain

May 12, 2014

Despite recent calls for more civility in the local political scene, the...

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Council member Martin to reflect on her last year on council on social media

Apr 22, 2014

At-large council member Jan Martin “woke up to find a note on my...

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More trouble in city's IT department, director put on paid leave

Apr 16, 2014

Colorado Springs Information Technology director Joe Palmer has been...

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Council president King defends long meetings, says name calling goes both ways

Apr 16, 2014

When it comes to public name calling among city officials, the snipes go...

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Sports and event center could take two years to plan

Apr 14, 2014

It may be two years before the finance details of the proposed downtown...

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Firefighters won't weigh in on City for Champions project

Apr 11, 2014

Colorado Springs firefighters will not weigh in on the City for...

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Olympic museum organizers expect land donation settled by July

Apr 10, 2014

Organizers of the U.S. Olympic museum – part of the Colorado Springs...

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Douglas Bruce confronts council woman with her 'jackass' comment

Apr 9, 2014

It all started with a late-night tweet. Gazette Video Editor John...

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Colorado Springs Utilities rates tops for reliable service

Apr 8, 2014

When it comes to reliable service, Colorado Springs Utilities is a gem....

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Mayor Bach will ride city bus to celebrate new route

Apr 3, 2014

Sen. John McCain rode the “Straight Talk Express” bus....

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Council member Miller will propose eminent domain restrictions

Apr 1, 2014

In questioning Mayor Steve Bach’s three nominees to the Colorado...

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Who had the best snide remark in City Hall this week? You decide

Mar 27, 2014

Just in case you missed Tuesday’s City Council meeting, here is...

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Only three qualified candidates for Council's legislative assistant; application period extended

Mar 26, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council still is accepting applications for a new...

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City Council chatty behind closed doors

Mar 25, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council sure has a lot to discuss behind closed...

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City Council delays confirmation of three Urban Renewal Authority Board members

Mar 25, 2014

City Council postponed a vote to confirm three of Mayor Steve...

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Utilities predicting no watering restrictions this summer due to lots of winter snow

Mar 21, 2014

This summer, when residents are watering their lawns on any day they...

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Mayor appoints three members to Urban Renewal Authority Board

Mar 20, 2014

Mayor Steve Bach has appointed three new members to the Colorado Springs...

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Campaign refund?

Mar 20, 2014

City Council president Keith King gave $250 in February, 2011 to Mayor...

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UCCS study says outsourcing city and state jobs is not a good move

Mar 18, 2014

Is outsourcing government jobs a good thing? The city of Colorado...

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Flash flood season is nearing, city launched awareness campaign

Mar 13, 2014

 Colorado Springs is launching an emergency preparedness campaign with a...

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Council member Jan Martin endorses Walker for County Commissioner

Mar 13, 2014

It’s election season and endorsement press releases are flying all...

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City councilor answers Drake questions, says $135 million scrubbers work

Mar 12, 2014

Following a recent article in the Gazette with an update on the...

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City Council and Business Alliance commit to strengthening relationship

Feb 27, 2014

A meeting this week between Colorado Springs City Council and the...

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Take a leap: Apply to be legislative assistant for City Council

Feb 26, 2014

The Colorado Springs City Council is looking for a new legislative...

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City internal investigation into IT department proves no breach

Feb 26, 2014

An internal investigation into the Colorado Springs Information...

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Proposed CFC event center is not a convention center, city attorney says

Feb 24, 2014

The proposed City for Champions downtown events center is not a...

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Proposed City for Champions projects takes center stage if four upcoming meetings

Feb 13, 2014

Residents will get four chances this month to speak up about the...

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Talk of City for Champions town hall shows fracture in City Council

Feb 12, 2014

A call this week for a City Council-sponsored town hall where residents...

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Council president King won't sign NDA to get CFC docs

Feb 12, 2014

 City Council president Keith King said he won’t sign a...

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Flying Horse residents appeal planned 7-Eleven store in their neighborhood

Feb 10, 2014

Flying Horse residents launched an email campaign this month to City...

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Does the proposed CFC event center look like a duck? City councilors ask for legal opinion

Feb 6, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council asked the City Attorney to research...

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Council president may sign confidentiality agreement to get City for Champions documents

Feb 4, 2014

Council president Keith King said he will consider signing a...

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Phone poll asks about a recall on Council President King

Feb 3, 2014

Colorado Springs voters in District 3 – the Broadmoor area – were asked...

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Outside counsel on the fired legislative assistant won't exceed $10K

Jan 28, 2014

Colorado Springs will not spend more than $10,000 on an outside attorney...

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City Council was asked to cover the Culpepper buyout; it refused

Jan 23, 2014

City Council was asked by Mayor Steve Bach to cover the settlement...

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City officials will not negotiate settlement with fired legislative assistant Culpepper

Jan 21, 2014

The city was in many discussions with fired City Council Legislative...

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Urban Renewal Authority Board has open seat, board will oversee funds for City for Champions

Jan 20, 2014

If you want a front-row seat and a voice in the City for Champions...

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Culpepper firing highlights power struggle between mayor and council, council president says

Jan 17, 2014

Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King said the abrupt...

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What have other cities done when the mayor ignores a city law?

Jan 16, 2014

Something George Culpepper was asked to look into before he was fired by...

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Results of Sky Sox community survey still locked away

Jan 15, 2014

Moving Sky Sox baseball stadium downtown no longer is part of the City...

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Mum's the word on Culpepper firing

Jan 14, 2014

In one minute the Colorado Springs City Council called its special...

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Fired legislative liaison expected to ask for a public meeting today

Jan 13, 2014

More details about the firing of City Council legislative liaison,...

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Fired City Council legislative analyst in talks with city, could be offered payout

Jan 13, 2014

It appears that Colorado Springs city officials may be trying to...

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City Council legislative liaison out after six days; fired by the mayor

Jan 9, 2014

It was a short lived job for George Culpepper,  legislative liaison to...

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City Hall becomes citizens' art gallery

Jan 8, 2014

City Hall will showcase local art beginning this month with work by...

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Denver attorney will win big with City for Champions

Jan 7, 2014

Colorado Springs recently was awarded an estimated $120.5 million over...

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Council president wants Bach to reconsider his decision to ignore council

Dec 20, 2013

Colorado Springs City Council President Keith King wants Mayor Steve...

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Some Council questions to staff "hot potatoes," require mayor approval to answer

Dec 19, 2013

Some City Council questions to city staffers are just to hot to answer...

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City looking for a Deputy Chief of Staff, Mayor will head economic vitality

Dec 17, 2013

It seems there is great interest in becoming the Colorado Springs Deputy...

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All-American City quilt on display at city offices

Dec 16, 2013

A quilt displayed in the Colorado Springs City Administration Building...

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Jury still out on which stormwater funding model is best

Dec 12, 2013

Colorado Springs City Council says Mayor Steve Bach may have jumped the...

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Rumor of Bach's resignation is false

Nov 23, 2013

Recent coffee shop talk ended with a question, “Is it true that...

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Colorado Springs City Council still chewing on spending public money on private groups

Nov 18, 2013

Colorado Springs resident Joe Vaccaro said if he wants to give money to...

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One marathon meeting down, another one coming for Colorado Springs City Council

Nov 13, 2013

Fourteen hours and 10 minutes. That is how long the Colorado Springs...

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Colorado Springs City Council plans marathon meeting day Nov. 12

Nov 8, 2013

Budgets, electric rates and money for the city’s economic development...

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SDS Pueblo pump station to have horsepower of four racing cars

Oct 29, 2013

When complete, the Juniper water pump station in Pueblo will have many...

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No desks, employees or coffee pot in City Council's 'virtual' stormwater department

Oct 28, 2013

In Keith King’s vision of a city stormwater department there are no...

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City puts lien on local resident's property to cover demolition costs

Oct 24, 2013

For the first time in years, the city of Colorado Springs has put a lien...

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A new city stormwater department not needed, mayor says

Oct 23, 2013

Mayor Steve Bach is not keen on the idea of creating a city Stormwater...

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Mayor wants to spend $200,000 on PR on proposed City for Champions

Oct 14, 2013

Mayor Steve Bach wants to spend $200,000 on a public relations campaign...

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Colorado Springs residents can sign up for emergency tweets

Oct 3, 2013

Finding out about a disaster in the Colorado Springs area is now a tweet...

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Less than five companies bid on Colorado Springs community solar garden project

Oct 2, 2013

 Less than five companies are vying for a chance to build additional...

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State receives nearly 100 emails on City for Champions proposal, most opposed

Sep 30, 2013

State officials have received 93 emails about the City for Champions...

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Before the rain, nearly 3,000 residents complained about watering restrictions, bills

Sep 17, 2013

The rain may have cooled down the customer complaint line at Colorado...

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Council vows to solve its city attorney dilemma

Sep 3, 2013

Will the city council change the city’s charter to ensure that it has...

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Colorado Springs tree removal program in Union Meadows will continue despite concerns

Sep 3, 2013

  There was proof that when trees fell in the city’s forested...

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City will pay Leigh's attorney fees; new councilor faces ethics commission

Aug 28, 2013

Just as one former city councilor is off the hook with the ethics...

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Councilor Martin rips into Business Alliance leader, questions city's contribution to the organization

Aug 14, 2013

Get in a room to talk about renewable energy and blood pressure will...

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City's application for four major tourism projects OKd for outside review

Aug 2, 2013

Colorado Springs has been told that its application to a state sales tax...

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City Council gets new council administrator

Aug 1, 2013

She’s the person who will be expected to know the city...

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Black Forest fire cost city of Colorado Springs nearly $650,000

Jul 19, 2013

Colorado Springs activated its Emergency Operations Center the day the...

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Is it time to ease lawn watering restrictions? One council member will ask

Jul 11, 2013

Council member Joel Miller has asked Colorado Springs Utilities water...

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Balloon Classic a go for 2013, but still up in the air for future years

Jul 10, 2013

Colorado Balloon Classic will be held in Memorial Park this Labor Day...

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New City Council steps into energy debate

May 7, 2013

For a moment it might have seemed that the sun had set on the expansion...

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