• This week: Calendar of events in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Here are some of the top events happening this week around Colorado Springs: - Colorado Springs Fresh Perspective will have a launch party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave. The group aims to identify and support young candidates for local boards,...

  • Top 5 stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Here's a look at the top five stories you may have missed from gazette.

  • Young? A minority? Just-informed Colorado Springs Fresh Perspective wants you on city boards, council

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A half-dozen politically astute young locals are launching Colorado Springs Fresh Perspective to bring diversity to city government. The mission is to get young people, minorities and women onto city boards and commissions - and to help them win election to the City Council in two...

  • Gay marriage opponents propose 2 Colorado ballot measures

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DENVER — Opponents of gay marriage have proposed two Colorado ballot measures in response to the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marry nationwide. One measure would redefine same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow...

  • Recreational marijuana advocates want Denver voters to allow use in bars, clubs

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    DENVER - Authors of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana in Colorado want to legalize public recreational pot clubs in Denver, while Colorado Springs officials work in the opposite direction. Denver, which does allow private pot clubs, forbids the consumption of...

  • Audit: Colorado Springs may owe feds millions in mismanaged housing funds

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The Colorado Springs housing division must provide documentation to show how it spent more than $9 million of federal funds or pay it back after a new audit revealed problems in how two grant programs were managed. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of...

  • List: Fourth of July closings in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Closings Banks and credit unions: Most banks and credit unions closed Saturday. Some may be closed or have shortened hours Friday. Check with individual bank or credit union for hours. Buses (Metro Transit): Buses running on Sunday schedule Saturday. Government offices: City,...

  • Mayor wants age limit, evaluations for Colorado Springs judges

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Colorado Springs will lose half of its dozen municipal judges over the next several years under a mandatory retirement age of 75 sought by Mayor John Suthers. Three of those judges are 72, the age at which state and Denver County judges must retire. Three others are 70, 68 and 63....

  • Second Calhan official resigns amid probe of possible water theft

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Calhan's mayor resigned Wednesday amid an ongoing investigation into allegations of water theft. Blair Bartling, who became mayor in 2006, submitted a letter of resignation around 8 a.m. Wednesday, town clerk Cindy Tompkins said. "Please accept this letter as notification that I am...

  • Colorado senators team up to prevent major cuts to Pikes Peak region military facilities

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado's senators crossed party lines last week and teamed up to ask the secretary of defense to look kindly on the state when making decisions about reducing forces at military installations. "As you grapple with difficult force structure decisions and the confines of the...

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