• Voting information and dates for the Colorado Springs municipal election

    The Gazette
    Updated: 9 min ago

    The April 7 Colorado Springs Municipal Election is a mail-in only election with ballots being mailed as early as March 13. Ballot drop-off locations will be open to accept ballots Monday through Friday from March 13 through Election Day April 7. On Election Day, drop-off locations...

  • Lee, Merrifield bills applauded by Colorado Springs residents

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Bills to radically reduce standardized testing and increase restorative justice for juveniles got a warm reception from about 50 citizens who braved a snowy Saturday morning to hear from state Rep. Pete Lee and state Sen. Michael Merrifield. The people gathered at Penrose Library...

  • Colorado's most controversial marijuana-related bill gets test Thursday

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado's most controversial marijuana-related bill of the year is up for its first test in the Senate Thursday. A measure to crack down on medical pot users faces a hearing. The bill would increase oversight on doctors who recommend marijuana for severe pain, the most...

  • Red-light camera ban passes 1st test in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER — A ban on red-light cameras and speed-van enforcement passed its first test Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. But a long afternoon of testimony showed the topic is as divisive as ever. In Colorado, 12 cities use the traffic-enforcement cameras. State lawmakers have...

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

    BY MONICA MENDOZA MONICA.MENDOZA@GAZETTE.COM -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    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...

  • Colorado lawmakers consider stricter snow-tire requirements

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are considering requiring snow tires or chains on noncommercial vehicles at all times during winter and spring months. The bill goes to the core of what's a maddening experience for skiers and other travelers to the mountain resorts who get stuck in...

  • Colorado House rejects drill-limit penalties

    The Associated Press
    Yesterday

    DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado House have rejected a proposal to penalize communities that ban the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The vote Wednesday comes as the GOP Senate voted recently in favor of a similar proposal. The votes show that Republicans...

  • Colorado Springs council, mayoral candidates stress need to end strife

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    "Collaboration," "cooperation" and "leadership" were the catchphrases Tuesday night as at-large Colorado Springs City Council and mayoral candidates spoke at the Organization of Westside Neighbors forum. Eleven of the 13 at-large candidates attended; Vickie Tonkins and Vanessa Bowie...

  • Oil-gas panel suggests consulting role for local government

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — A state task force will recommend that local governments be given a consulting role on some decisions about the location of large oil and gas facilities. But the panel decided against recommending that cities and counties be allowed to enforce their own rules on the...

  • Colorado fracking opponents plan drive to put ban on ballot

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — Activists said Tuesday they would try to put a measure on the 2016 ballot to ban hydraulic fracturing in Colorado, just as a task force was trying to finish up recommendations that were supposed to help settle disputes over oil and gas development. The newly formed...

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