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  • Stormwater issue to go to voters

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: 28 min ago

    The El Paso County Commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval to a stormwater intergovernmental agreement and OK'd a ballot measure that will allow voters to decide on funding for the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority, which will involve five local municipalities. Amy Lathen,...

  • Cory Gardner says he's 'a new kind of Republican'

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 48 min ago

    DENVER — U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday released the second of two ads touting his support for renewable energy and over-the-counter birth control pills, calling himself "a new kind of Republican" as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a state that has become...

  • Suthers throws hat in the ring to become Colorado Springs mayor

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The race for Colorado Springs mayor is on, and two well-known political figures are first out of the gate with intentions of becoming the city's next CEO. On Tuesday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said he is in the race for mayor. Suthers, 62, had been mulling the question...

  • Colorado Springs seeks applicants to replace Balloon Classic

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Colorado Springs officially opened the application process Tuesday for an event to replace the Colorado Balloon Classic next Labor Day weekend. About 250 requests for proposals were sent out to people with whom the city had previous relationships, said Curt DeCapite, a procurement...

  • County Commissioner Amy Lathen says she'll run for Colorado Springs mayor

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen plans to run for Colorado Springs mayor in April's municipal election. Lathen, who represents District 2, said she originally was not going to run but changed her mind after receiving encouragement to do so. "It came as a result of so many...

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would...

  • Fight over City Attorney position may end with April election

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The City Council fight over the role of the City Attorney's Office continued last week and took a new turn when one resident said she will collect signatures to make the position an elected post. In one move, council President Keith King asked the council to consider a resolution...

  • Ballot Countdown: Political news and events

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Debate slate begins in Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION - After months of campaigning, several statewide candidates will meet in Grand Junction on Saturday for their first debates, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. The debate also will include...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders forming group to influence civic, political decisions

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Local business leaders are forming an organization to become involved in major civic and political decisions in Colorado Springs. Their stated beliefs include: keeping tabs on city infrastructure; electing politicians who share their vision and values; taking a stand on major issues...

  • Judge rules lawsuit challenging Aurora project can move forward

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A lawsuit challenging a portion of the multimillion-dollar incentive package offered to the developer of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center in Aurora will go forward, according to a ruling Friday by Adams County District Court Judge Ted C. Tow. Aurora residents...

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