• Douglas Bruce pays fine in case linked to Colorado Springs councilwoman's ethics case

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Anti-tax activist and former state Rep. Douglas Bruce on Monday paid the Colorado Springs treasurer $7,816.28 to satisfy a judgment ordered by a district court judge. Bruce called the court costs an "unreasonable demand by the city attorney's office." He then joined two members of...

  • Colorado lawmakers OK bill making schools liable for safety

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor's signature. The state House and Senate agreed Monday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in cases of school shootings or other...

  • Mayoral candidate Makepeace taps former councilwoman to lead transition team

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    If Mary Lou Makepeace is elected mayor of Colorado Springs, she'll have former City Councilwoman Jan Martin lead her transition team, the candidate said in a news release Monday. Martin, who left the council last month after serving two four-year terms, confirmed that she will take...

  • This week: Mark your calendar for these events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Here are some of the top events happening this week in the Colorado Springs area: - All active-duty military members can ride fixed-route city buses for free throughout May in recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, Mountain Metro announced. Military members may show a...

  • Major U.S. Forest Service project in southern Colorado challenged

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    The U.S. Forest Service has been sued over a massive forest project that southern Colorado water managers had hoped would help ensure water quality for the region. The Forest Service has been developing the project since 2012 in an attempt to stymie invasive insect outbreaks and...

  • Mayoral candidates want Colorado Springs to be a 'gigabit city'

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Mayoral candidates Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers differ on some fronts, but they share great enthusiasm to make Colorado Springs a gigabit city. Asked about that prospect during a forum at Colorado College last week, both simultaneously and instantaneously gave a resounding...

  • Colorado Springs could shift where it uses HUD grants to help struggling neighborhoods

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Over a 20-year span, Colorado Springs funneled more than $8 million in federal funding into the city's west side for new sidewalks, refurbished houses and a neighborhood association. The Adams Elementary School neighborhood got about $1.1 million over 10 years. The next five years...

  • 'Facts' of flier strike a nerve with Colorado Springs mayoral candidates

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Pro-marijuana people have promulgated a factually flawed flier promoting mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace over competitor John Suthers. Makepeace has disavowed connection with the leaflet. Suthers says he's certain she knew nothing about it. "I don't think Mary Lou has any...

  • Colorado House, Senate play chicken on key bills as session nears end

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    DENVER - In the three remaining days of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers will tackle some hefty issues: reductions in standardized tests, a multibillion-dollar fix for the state's pension system and a postponement of TABOR refunds that would allow a billion dollars to be...

  • Election fact check: Are Colorado Springs mayoral candidate's debate comments true?

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The mayoral runoff debate raised questions Monday night when candidate John Suthers spoke out about crime and the conditions of those arrested in the southeast portion of Colorado Springs. "Let's be blunt about it," Suthers said during the debate. "Two-thirds of our crime problem is...

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