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  • City for Champions project update: Air Force Gateway Visitor Center

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Air Force Academy Gateway Visitor Center Projected cost: $20.5 million. Percent covered by state sales tax, under Regional Tourism Act: 5 percent Amount of private money raised: $0 On the money: The Air Force is using land near Interstate 25 and North Gate Boulevard and expects...

  • City for Champions project update: U.S. Olympic Museum

    By rich laden The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    U.S. Olympic Museum Projected cost: $59.4 million. Percent covered by state sales tax, under Regional Tourism Act: 42 percent Amount of private money raised: $11 million announced, with another $15 million committed, although not yet publicly announced. On the money: Museum...

  • City for Champions project update: UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center

    By monica mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Uccs sports medicine and performance center Projected cost: $27 million. Percent covered by state sales tax, under Regional Tourism Act: 14 percent Amount of private money raised: Not disclosed. On the money: Organizers have said that the remainder of the cost of the project not...

  • Downtown Colorado Springs sports and event center far from a done deal

    By Rch Laden 
and Monica Mendoza The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    This week is an anniversary of sorts for City for Champions, four ambitious projects designed to fuel the tourism industry in Colorado Springs. Tuesday marks one year since the Colorado Economic Development Commission earmarked $120.5 million in state sales tax rebates to help...

  • Group drops effort to get sports and events center issue on April ballot

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    A group of citizens is dropping its petition drive to get a question on the April ballot asking voters to decide the fate of all future taxpayer-funded sports and event centers or stadiums. Anita Miller, the wife of former District 2 City Council member Joel Miller, said Saturday that...

  • El Paso County seeks input on updated disaster mitigation plan

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan for El Paso County was last updated in 2008. Since then, two major wildfires and severe flooding have ripped through the county in quick succession, changing lives and landscape. It's time to update the plan - it generally gets a serious review...

  • Hisey: El Paso County is doing well, but improvement is needed

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Dennis Hisey, chair of the El Paso County Commission, took a cautiously optimistic tone Thursday as he highlighted bright spots for the area, saying the regional "glass is more than half full." Hisey, who spoke in front of business leaders, elected officials and representatives from...

  • Blog: No "thanks" for Mayor Bach via website

    Monica Mendoza
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Somone took the time to create a special website for the citizens of Colorado Springs to send a "thank you" note to Mayor Steve Bach. But, so far no one has sent him an email via the site www.ThankyouMayorBach.com, according the results of a public records request. "A...

  • Colorado Springs working on plans for water shortage

    By ryan maye handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    The fate of water in Colorado Springs is tied to that of the Colorado River, a Western Slope river facing the worst drought in its history and jeopardizing water use from California to Kansas. Colorado Springs Utilities, the state's second-largest municipal water provider, closely...

  • Colorado's high court hears school voucher case

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    DENVER — The question of the separation of church and state came before Colorado's Supreme Court Wednesday with arguments about a school voucher program that provides money for students to attend private schools, including religious ones. Opponents of the program in Douglas County...

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