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  • Colorado Springs City Council lauds mayor's budget but wants change to process

    By monica mendoza -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Mayor Steve Bach's proposed 2015 budget sailed through a City Council markup session Thursday with hardly a change to spending. However, the council is expected to propose a series of changes to the budget process that would increase the number of budgeted departments, require...

  • Senate candidate has a plan, but 2-party system makes him largely unknown

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Steve Shogan and his campaign team hit Colorado Springs and Pueblo this week trying to let voters know there is a third option in the ugly battle between U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican Rep. Cory Gardner. There are actually fourth, fifth and sixth...

  • Colorado House candidates debate in Spanish

    By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER — Candidates for one of the top congressional races in the country debated in Spanish on Thursday as they compete for a district with a growing Hispanic population. U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has been furiously studying Spanish for the past year; his Democrat challenger, former...

  • Third-party candidates likely won't win, but they can make difference in gubernatorial election

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    His campaign slogan - The Most Interesting Politician in the World - explains it all. Mike Dunafon, the mayor of Glendale who is running as an independent candidate in the heated two-way governor's race between Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez, is backed by rappers Wyclef Jean...

  • Dems, Republicans urge Colorado Springs voters to cast their ballots

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    As Republicans celebrate a significant lead in the number of party members who have returned ballots, both parties brought their ground game to Colorado Springs, leaving nothing to chance in the final days before election day. "Republicans vote in greater numbers early. If you look...

  • County clerk: Ballots should be mailed by Thursday

    The Gazette
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    If you still haven't voted, time is running out. Election Day is Tuesday, but the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office said voters should mail their ballots - with a recommended 70 cents postage - by Thursday to ensure that they will be received by 7 p.m. Voters also can drop...

  • Side Streets: Hello, is this Colorado Springs City Hall? Is anybody there? Hello?

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Mitch Logue wants to get his fence fixed. Problem is he can't get his neighbor to cooperate. If a homeowners association were involved, there would be threatening letters, liens and all sorts of activity. But that's not the case with Mitch. He's not dealing with an HOA. The...

  • Ballot Countdown: Chris Christie looks to lift GOP candidates with Colorado Springs stop


    Christie to rally for state candidates The New Jersey governor with GOP presidential aspirations will be in Colorado Springs on Thursday to help rally voters around Republican candidates up and down the Colorado ticket. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors...

  • Who will design and build Colorado Springs' Olympic Museum?

    By rich laden -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Olympic Museum organizers announced Monday that five firms with local, national and international experience will design and build the $60 million project in downtown Colorado Springs. The team's creativity, ability to work together and to stay within budget will be crucial to...

  • Hickenlooper campaign hauls in nearly $4 million in two weeks

    By jakob rodgers -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Two fundraising committees lobbying to keep Gov. John Hickenlooper in office recently dumped nearly $4 million into the race. The committees, each called Making Colorado Great, far outpaced spending by Hickenlooper, a Democrat, or Republican challenger Bob Beauprez in a race marked...