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  • Martindale sheds 'interim' director tag for El Paso County Public Health

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A longtime El Paso County Public Health employee was named its director, shedding the "interim" title he had held since early July as head of the agency. Dan Martindale, who has spent about 20 years with the agency, was approved by the El Paso County Board of Health after a search...

  • Residents invited to voice their concerns regarding Colorado Springs public transit

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A meeting will be held Thursday allowing residents to voice their opinions on the future of public transit in Colorado Springs. Mountain Metro Transit and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host the meeting, which will be used to help transportation officials draft...

  • Colorado Springs councilman: Voters should decide on stadium portion of City for Champions

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council member Joel Miller says voters should decide if local tax money is spent on a sports and event center. He will ask his colleagues to put a question on the April 2015 ballot asking voters if they will amend the city's charter to require voter approval for...

  • Colorado Springs electric rates could soon be less than before Drake fire

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    A second turbine at Martin Drake Power Plant has powered up and that coupled with lower natural gas prices means residential Utilities customers might soon pay 36 cents less a month for electricity than before the fire at the plant. Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte said a...

  • Colorado Springs Council OKs new Public Works director

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Mayor Steve Bach's appointment of Travis Easton as the city's new Public Works director. Easton, an engineer and former mayor of Monument, will be paid an annual salary of $150,000 and is expected to begin Oct. 1,...

  • Democratic opponent wants Klingenschmitt to withdraw from Colorado State Senate race

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Democratic state House candidate Lois Fornander called on her opponent to withdraw a day after Gordon Klingenschmitt made news for comparing Congressman Jared Polis, D-Boulder, to rebel armies in Iraq and Syria that are beheading Christians. The comment - included in a newsletter...

  • El Paso County commissioners push deadline for approving ballot measures

    By matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Board of County Commissioners will be up against a Sept. 5 deadline to potentially pass a pair of ballot questions in time for the November election. One of the measures, approved on first reading Tuesday, would allow El Paso County to use more than $2 million in excess revenue...

  • Law puts increased attention on elder abuse

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Elders who may be the victims of neglect or abuse appear to be getting more help in the wake of a new law mandating that professionals speak up, officials with several agencies said Tuesday. A wide-ranging education campaign and increased awareness about the law appears to have led...

  • El Paso County candidate for state House issues apology video after Dems, GOP criticize comments

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    After both Democratic and Republican leaders cried foul Monday, an El Paso County candidate for the state House of Representatives issued a video apology for his comments in a newsletter email comparing a Colorado congressman's bill to beheadings of Christians in Iraq. "Apparently...

  • Aurora, taxpayers face off in district court over taxing district for hotel project

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BRIGHTON - The city of Aurora asked an Adams County District Court judge on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the city violated TABOR with parts of a multimillion-dollar incentive package for a hotel developer. "The project has been held up pending the litigation and we are...

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