• Questions about petitions to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman raised at hearing

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Southeast Colorado Springs resident Robert Blancken raised questions Monday about the recall petition against District 4 City Councilwoman Helen Collins, including whether people who collect signatures need to be registered voters. Some of the petition pages did not have proper...

  • Klingenschmitt's 'dead bureaucrats' bill goes to graveyard

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DENVER - Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt unveiled "Mr. Bones" in a House committee Monday, a miniature fake skeleton he said represents all of the dead bureaucrats responsible for some of the 40 bound volumes of administrative rules he would like to see reviewed. But after a few skeletal...

  • Colorado revenue department sees increase in fraud

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    DENVER — Concerns about increasing fraud by thieves using filing software and stolen identification information here and in at least one other state mean the Colorado Department of Revenue will this year issue some refunds by slower-but-surer check to taxpayers who had wanted...

  • Hearing set for Monday to scrutinize petitions for recall Colorado Springs councilwoman

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The recall petition against Councilwoman Helen Collins will be scrutinized in a public hearing Monday. The city scheduled the hearing to review the petition after southeast resident Robert Blancken filed a protest Feb. 17 questioning the validity of the petition - specifically the...

  • 5 things to know at the Colorado statehouse this week

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    DENVER — Here's what will be keeping Colorado lawmakers busy this week: ___ FAMILY LEAVE FOR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES Democrats want to expand the types of school activities for which parents are able to leave work. Currently, employers with more than 50 workers have to allow up to 18...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilman Don Knight will host a community meeting, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fire Station 14, 1875 Dublin Blvd. Knight will be joined by Travis Easton, the city's public works director, who will give updates on the city's streets division. Other topics include...

  • 3rd mayoral bid for Tony 'The Truth' Carpenter

    By BILLIE stanton anleu billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Tony Carpenter is an unlikely mayoral candidate in many respects. In others, he's the likeliest guy in town to seek the mayor's seat. Carpenter has run for Colorado Springs offices five times - for mayor in 2003 and 2007 and for the City Council in 2005, 2009 and 2011. Now the...

  • At-large Colorado Springs council campaigns ramping up

    by BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A visual cacophony of candidate signs crowd most urban landscapes during election season. In Colorado Springs? Not so much. Not yet anyway. Cruising Platte Avenue from Tejon Street to Academy Boulevard last week, nary a campaign sign could be seen. Heading north on busy Academy to...

  • Boulder waives snow removal fines

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Boulder authorities are temporarily waiving fines and fees for residents who do not clear their public sidewalks because of what they are calling extreme weather conditions. Code enforcement supervisor Jennifer Riley says the city doesn't want people getting...

  • Homeland Security budget issues could impact Colorado Springs command

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The Homeland Security budget showdown will be felt at U.S. Northern Command in Colorado Springs, but won't impact the command's ability to protect America from threats, including terrorism, a spokesman said Friday. Northern Command, formed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to protect...

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