• Former AG formally announces run for Colorado Springs mayor

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 min ago

    John Suthers flashed a quick smile, acknowledged the applause of hundreds as he stepped to the podium and immediately launched into his campaign to be the next mayor of Colorado Springs. "I hope you came because you all agree on one thing: It's time to get Colorado Springs moving...

  • Attempt to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman puzzles some residents

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 min ago

    Time is ticking for a group of citizens trying to recall Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins. Group members have braved freezing temperatures as they collect signatures aimed at placing a recall question on the April ballot. But the recall effort has some District 4...

  • Colorado Springs election season officially begins Wednesday

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 min ago

    The 2015 Colorado Springs city election season officially begins Wednesday. Several candidates have announced their intent to run in the April 7 municipal election since Labor Day weekend. But the candidates, whether for mayor or City Council, are not official until they submit a...

  • Potential candidates pick up packets for Colorado Springs municipal election

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 min ago

    A professor, a retired Air Force officer, a young professional, a former school board member and a few long-time community volunteers are among the 2015 Colorado Springs City Council hopefuls who braved freezing rain Wednesday to pick up nominating petitions at City Hall. Vickie...

  • Petition to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman returned to city clerk

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 min ago

    Colorado Springs resident Deborah Hendrix turned in a petition Thursday in hopes that it contains enough signatures to ask voters to recall District 4 Councilwoman Helen Collins. Hendrix, who ran against Collins in 2013, turned in about 3,000 signatures to City Clerk Sarah Johnson...

  • Colorado Springs City Council may not push issues to ballot

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 min ago

    It seems that the Colorado Springs City Council's urgency to get proposed charter changes, a downtown sports and events center question and a bond election on the April ballot has waned. Now that Mayor Steve Bach has said publicly that he will not seek re-election, some council...

  • In surprise move, Colorado Springs council to put City for Champions plan to public vote

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 min ago

    Voters in Colorado Springs will not be asked to change the city's charter to require a public vote on a City for Champions sports and events center. In a surprise move this week, Councilwoman Jan Martin asked her fellow council members to instead make a public promise, by way of a...

  • Ballot Countdown: District 4 candidates can pick up packets Thursday

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 39 min ago

    District 4 candidates 
can pick up packets Candidates interested in running for the Colorado Springs District 4 council seat against Councilwoman Helen Collins can begin circulating petitions Thursday. A group of citizens was successful in getting a Collins recall question on the...

  • Councilman Snider won't seek re-election, guaranteeing three new council members in April

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 40 min ago

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Val Snider will not seek re-election, and that means at least three new faces on the council in April. Snider broke the news Friday morning on Facebook. "After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I'd like to take my life in a new...

  • Colorado lawmakers introducing right-to-die legislation

    Associated Press
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado Democrats are announcing legislation that would allow sick people to choose when they die. Three Democrats plan Tuesday to announce a bill to give dying patients the option to end their lives. The debate over whether terminally ill patients should be allowed to...