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  • City for Champions supporters tout benefits of downtown Colorado Springs sports venue

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative, which included a new downtown civic arena,...

  • Colorado Springs looking at options to move bus station

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' downtown bus terminal may be relocated to a more eye-pleasing site amid rider safety concerns and issues with buses entering and exiting the current station, Mountain Metro Transit's director said. A $190,000 study seeking land for a new terminal is awaiting final...

  • Lamborn may cruise to reelection with 'non-campaign' strategy

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Voters in the El Paso County-centered 5th Congressional District likely won't see a slew of yard signs for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. He hasn't purchased any TV ad time leading up to election day on Nov. 4. And he's refused to debate Democratic challenger Irv Halter. In fact,...

  • Developers, construction businesses put money behind school bond measures

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's office show that developers and others involved with the real estate industry have a heavy hand in backing local school property tax proposals. Of the six local school districts asking voters to...

  • Order to remove Colorado newspaper copies reversed

    Associated Press
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FORT COLLINS — A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of its student newspaper from boxes outside its student union Tuesday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's visit to campus. Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers,...

  • Cost of funding city election a sticking point

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Next April's Colorado Springs municipal election is expected to cost $600,000. That's what City Clerk Sarah Johnson asked for in the 2015 budget. But what if there is a mayoral runoff, as there was in 2011, some council members asked. There is no money in the budget for a runoff...

  • Wet summer may help city IT budget

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A rainy summer helped the parks department with its 2014 budget, and it just might help the Information Technology department in 2015. The city budgeted $3.7 million to water the city's parks in 2014, park officials said Tuesday during the second day of City Council budget meetings....

  • Both sides of racetrack gambling amendment are paying prominent Colorado Springs men for their support

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The casino-funded groups on opposing sides of a proposed racetrack gambling amendment to Colorado's constitution are paying prominent Colorado Springs men who publicly back the respective campaigns. Patrick Davis, a Colorado Springs-based political consultant who owns a consulting...

  • Colorado Springs rally focuses on increased transit funding

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Dozens of people marched through downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, holding banners reading "Transit Matters!" and urging the City Council to approve increased funding for bus service. "With a good transit system, quality of life in a city really develops," said Katherine Fatica,...

  • Hillary Clinton in Colorado to help Udall again

    Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    AURORA — Hillary Clinton is coming back to Colorado. The former Secretary of State was in town last week for a fundraiser for embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. On Tuesday she will headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Udall, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Democratic congressional...

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