• SudSisters: Colorado Springs-area breweries could be way to attract tourists

    By Monica Mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Is beer a tourism draw? The Pikes Peak region is now home to 23 craft breweries and more are planned. Should Colorado Springs market the area as a craft beer destination the same way that Fort Collins does? Steve Stowell says yes. He's the owner of Triple S Brewing, expected to open...

  • Muddled Colorado Springs charter has precipitated conflict between mayor and Council

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    When a new mayor and new City Council members are sworn in this year, they'll look to the Colorado Springs city charter to guide them on their roles and responsibilities. The charter, for example, says the mayor shall enforce all city laws and ordinances. The mayor shall present a...

  • Blog: Bennett quietly campaigning for council president, King could resign

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The new City Council members have not even been named but the current City Council members already are jockeying for the council’s top position – council president. Incumbent Merv Bennett has put out feelers among his fellow council members – should he be reelected -- asking for...

  • Colorado Springs organizations hit the streets to encourage voters to cast ballots

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Volunteers from two local organizations knocked on doors around Colorado Springs on Monday in an effort to get out the vote. For weeks, volunteers from the Citizens Project and Pikes Peak Equality Coalition - both nonpartisan civic organizations - have been sending post cards and...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities works to clear the air on scrubber project cost

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    When Colorado Springs Utilities inked a deal in 2011 to spend $111.8 million on a scrubber technology project to clean pollutants coming from the coal-fired Martin Drake power plant, officials budgeted $10 million for site work. But the project was delayed, material prices increased,...

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