• Ballot countdown: Latino group to lunch with mayor hopefuls

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Latino Community Luncheon will host a mayoral candidates forum from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Dr. Candidates Mary Lou Makepeace, Amy Lathen, Lawrence Martinez and John Suthers have committed to attend. The candidates will be asked to discuss...

  • Amy Lathen touts record as county commissioner in bid to be Colorado Springs mayor

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Amy Lathen came out guns blazing with ideas about how she would transform the Colorado Springs mayor's office and local government. She would work to eliminate the business personal property tax; she would move the mayor's office into City Hall for better communication with the City...

  • Mayoral candidate Makepeace says collaboration, leadership key to improving Colorado Springs

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Mary Lou Makepeace hosted a series of roundtable discussions to talk with people about the issues important to them in Colorado Springs. She did that when she was mayor in 1997. And she did that in recent weeks after she announced her intention to run for mayor again. "I'm a very...

  • Questions about petitions to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman raised at hearing

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -

    Southeast Colorado Springs resident Robert Blancken raised questions Monday about the recall petition against District 4 City Councilwoman Helen Collins, including whether people who collect signatures need to be registered voters. Some of the petition pages did not have proper...

  • Hearing set for Monday to scrutinize petitions for recall Colorado Springs councilwoman

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The recall petition against Councilwoman Helen Collins will be scrutinized in a public hearing Monday. The city scheduled the hearing to review the petition after southeast resident Robert Blancken filed a protest Feb. 17 questioning the validity of the petition - specifically the...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Readers wants to know stance on recreational marijuana sales

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The way Andreas Nilsson sees it, Colorado Springs voters favored Amendment 64 and sent a message that they wanted recreational marijuana sales in the city. He feels that the Colorado Springs City Council has thumbed its nose at the voters by banning the sale of marijuana for...

  • Ballot Countdown: Colorado Springs candidate events kick off busy March

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Round table about seniors' issues Mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace will host the third in a series of five round table discussions from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Center at Cordera, 9208 Grand Cordera Parkway. The discussion will focus on issues important to seniors including...

  • Blog: Councilwoman Collins' financial backers from a higher power

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: 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. Among the contributors is Gordon J. Klingenschmitt, Colorado Springs' state Representative, who gave $100 to the "Committee to Elect Helen...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Reader wants to know council candidates stance on Martin Drake Power Plant

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Nicole Rosa attended a recent Colorado Springs Utilities board meeting and said she almost had a heart attack when she heard the projected costs of technology to clean the pollutants coming out of the downtown coal-fired power plant. Utilities staff members reported that the price...

  • Next mayor of Colorado Springs could have higher salary

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    The next mayor of Colorado Springs could get paid slightly more than the current mayor, depending on the results of the 2015 Consumer Price Index report which will be released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor the Statistics. The City Council will discuss a proposed ordinance...