Vilsack visiting Colorado to promote Pacific trade deal

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack began a national tour Friday in Colorado to promote the Pacific Rim trade deal, stressing that U.S. farm exports stand to benefit from the proposal.

Vilsack met...

Colorado Springs author of TABOR wrote more than government spending caps into law


One thing about anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is certain. The man plans ahead.

The law that governs submitting comments on ballot issues for official distribution is part of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights,...

El Paso County school board has plenty of interest for a change

By: Debbie Kelley

MONUMENT - There haven't been enough candidates to fill school board seats in Monument's Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in recent years, so the board has had to appoint members after the election.

Not this...

EPA: Sediment accidentally released in western Colorado creek

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — An Environmental Protection Agency contractor inadvertently released about 2,000 gallons of sediment-bearing water into a creek from a holding pond at a western Colorado Superfund site, officials said...

El Paso County trying online vote tracking system


Gone are the days of tossing an election ballot into the cosmic postal void, hoping the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder received and counted it.

At least, those days are gone for this election cycle,...

Controversial trail in Ute Pass clears major hurdle


Plans to close a 5-mile gap in the Ute Pass Regional Trail passed a key hurdle Wednesday, with the El Paso County Parks Advisory Board voting 5-0 to support the county's proposed trail corridor along Chipita Park...

Colorado Springs mayor 'shocked' to learn that voter information pamphlet claims don't have to be true


Most local voters have received El Paso County's informational pamphlet on the Nov. 3 election, but some are baffled by arguments against a proposed Colorado Springs sales tax increase.

Statements in the...

Kevin McCarthy unexpectedly withdraws candidacy for House Speaker

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House.

GOP lawmakers said McCarthy told colleagues at the start of a closed meeting...