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  • County commissioners to learn findings of Sheriffa Maketa investigation

    by stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    County officials expect findings from an investigation into employee-related complaints against El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa to be presented in an executive session for the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, but there is uncertainty as to what results, if any, will be...

  • Council approves a $1 billion Utilities budget with electric rate hike

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Maybe it's time to buy some heavy-duty blankets. The Colorado Springs City Council on Tuesday approved a $1 billion Colorado Springs Utilities budget for 2015 that calls for a 5.5 percent electric rate increase just in time for the new year. It adds up to about a $48 increase a...

  • Woman dies in El Paso County Courthouse

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A 63-year-old woman died in the El Paso County Courthouse Monday afternoon due to an unknown medical problem. Elizabeth Thomas sat down on a bench and slumped over, according to Danny Davis, district administrator. People noticed and called for medical help, but Thomas was pronounced...

  • Bill Clinton holds 2nd rally in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    LAKEWOOD — Former President Bill Clinton is holding a second get-out-the-vote rally for embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, this time in Jefferson County, a key swing area. Also attending Tuesday's rally in Lakewood will be Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is also in a tough re-election...

  • Merrifield has 'misleading' edge in fundraising for Senate seat

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    The fundraising battle over one of Colorado's most contentious state Senate seats favors the race's Democratic challenger. Heading into the election's home stretch, Michael Merrifield has outgained and outspent Republican incumbent Bernie Herpin by about $48,000 in the race for Senate...

  • Most fears of voter fraud are unfounded, but a window exists

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Not since well-known Republican pundit Jon Caldara - a Boulder resident - cast a ballot in the Colorado Springs recall election last year, has there been such a kerfuffle about voter fraud in Colorado. An "undercover" political activist released video this month of young campaign...

  • Grant money helps keep Colorado Springs beautiful

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Grant money from Keep America Beautiful and its corporate sponsors is now helping Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful, too. The local nonprofit received four grants worth $26,800 for county beautification projects, according to a press release from El Paso County. The biggest project...

  • Underdog Halter has big third quarter

    Megan Schrader
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Irv Halter, the Democratic underdog in the 5th Congressional District Race, again outraised four-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs. Lamborn's third quarter report on the Federal Election Commission's website shows he raised $91,806 in July, August and...

  • Bill Clinton stumping for Colorado Democrats

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    AURORA — The other Clinton — Bill — is following his wife to Colorado to stump for Sen. Mark Udall and other Democrats. Former President Bill Clinton is headlining an evening rally in Aurora. He'll be promoting Udall, along with Gov. John Hickenlooper and congressional hopeful Andrew...

  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    DENVER — Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are just bit players in the $11...

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