• On 25th anniversary of the ADA, Colorado Springs to begin looking at ways to improve accessibility

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Colorado Springs officials hope the creation of a working group to review the regional building code will help overcome an unquantified number of local accessibility issues 25 years after the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jeff Greene, chief of staff for Mayor John...

  • Waller among three candidates for El Paso County commission seats

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Mark Waller, the former Republican leader of the state House of Representatives, is officially running for County Commissioner. Waller, 46, was preparing to file his paperwork on Friday to run for District 2 which encompasses eastern Colorado Springs and runs to the edge of...

  • El Paso, Teller counties fill November ballot

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Twenty-two governmental jurisdictions in El Paso County plan to present candidates and/or issues to voters on the Nov. 3 ballot, according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. In Teller County, five entities have submitted letters of intent to participate in the...

  • Colorado falls short of welfare target, faces $4.8 million sanction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    DENVER — The state's human services agency has failed to meet a federal requirement regarding the state's cash assistance program for the poor, which could cost the state nearly $5 million. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1HXty4M ) that the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

  • Opposition to Monument methadone clinic swells; meeting on appeal rescheduled

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Needing space for a bigger crowd, Monument officials rescheduled a hearing about a contentious methadone clinic that remains under construction despite a groundswell of opposition. The town's Board of Adjustment will hear an appeal on Aug. 10 over whether the clinic can be...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities could lose 50 jobs

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

    A $1.6 million solar energy project trumped jobs Wednesday in a 5-3 vote by the Colorado Springs Utilities board that could result in lost jobs. The Clear Spring Ranch solar array, which is to produce 10 megawatts of energy, will get triple renewable energy credits (RECs), but it...

  • New bike lane in Colorado Springs labeled a 'death trap'

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs cyclists are sounding alarms over new bikes lanes at the Union Boulevard/Austin Bluffs Parkway interchange, calling them a dangerous, confusing addition at a time when the city is trying to become friendlier for bicycle commuters. One of the offending lanes is shaped...

  • Colorado Springs Urban Renewal website up and running

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The website for the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority is back up and running, URA Executive Director Jim Rees said Thursday. The site - csurbanrenewal.org - had been offline earlier this week. Rees said the URA will post documents from its Wednesday meeting, including amended...

  • Colorado Springs artist wants to turn power plant into well-lighted cultural icon

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Go big, go bold and "Light the Drake." That's the idea of one arts enthusiast who wants to drape the Martin Drake Power Plant stacks and steam plume in colored LED lights, creating a cultural icon for Colorado Springs. But Andy Vick isn't alone. When he made his pitch Wednesday,...

  • Colorado Springs City Council wants more information on Comcast contract

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The 68-page pact that lets Comcast provide cable television to Colorado Springs, signed in 2000 by then-Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace, is up for renewal, and some City Council members are giving it serious scrutiny. Councilmen Keith King and Bill Murray are dismayed that many of their...

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