• Average voter in April 7 Colorado Springs election: A 60-year-old Republican woman

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    To get a bigger voice in local politics, young people may need to overcome a big obstacle: They must vote. In the April 7 Colorado Springs municipal election, young voters hardly showed up, according to a Gazette analysis of voting records from the Colorado Springs city clerk and the...

  • Rancher gets $4.6 million judgment vs. Colorado Springs Utilities

    Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A Pueblo jury late Thursday awarded rancher Gary Walker a $4.6 million judgment against Colorado Springs Utilities for the Southern Delivery System pipeline crossing Walker Ranches in Northern Pueblo County. Walker contends the amount is far short of what the pipeline has cost him....

  • Gazette, KKTV mayoral runoff debate televised live on Monday

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    As ballots go out to Colorado Springs voters, the first debate for the mayoral runoff election will be televised live Monday evening. The Gazette and KKTV will host the half-hour debate between Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers. It will be televised live on KKTV beginning at 6:29...

  • As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

    NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over gun control. That argument gained intensity in the state...

  • Governor praises cooperation as he signs off on Colorado budget

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

    Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed the state's $25 billion budget that increases funding for K-12 education and higher education and invests millions for the first time in eight years in transportation needs. "In a lot of states the partisanship is so divisive, and here there...

  • Colorado House, Senate divided over ninth-grade math, reading tests

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

    DENVER - The assessment debate is likely to come down to the much-debated ninth-grade math and reading tests. The House passed its version of the state's testing reduction effort Friday on second reading with broad bipartisan support, and it included mandatory reading and math exams...

  • VA officials thrashed during Congressional committee hearing in Aurora

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    AURORA - Despite breathtaking cost overruns, Congress remains committed to building the $1.73 billion Veterans Affairs hospital here. During a rare field hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, lawmakers took over Aurora's city hall and used the chamber to lambaste senior...

  • North Dakota, Colorado allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal court has allowed North Dakota and Colorado to intervene with Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land. The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to...

  • Colorado lawmakers advance ban on red-light, speed cameras

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    DENVER — A push to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado advanced out of a key House committee but time is running out for the bill as the session nears its end. State legislators have tried for years to ban red-light and speeding cameras, which supporters say are used as...

  • Future growth of Colorado Springs addressed at infill workshop

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The city of Colorado Springs was 90 percent smaller in 1950 than it is today. How the city will continue to evolve, though, was the question for about 70 citizens who showed up Thursday for an infill and redevelopment workshop gauging public opinion. Why should we care? Because of...

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