Senate approves temporary spending bill; House to follow

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A temporary funding measure that would keep the government open past a midnight deadline easily sailed through the Senate on Wednesday and was expected to make its way shortly through a divided House...

Pikes Peak government group gets $800,000 grant from Defense


A federal grant of $800,000 will help the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments conduct a land-use study with three military installations and local and state governments.

The Department of Defense's Office...

Congress balks at deal to fund VA hospital in Aurora

By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — With only days left to act, federal lawmakers failed Tuesday to reach a deal on how to finish construction of a VA hospital in Aurora that has made national headlines by busting its budget by more than...

Colorado Springs congressman: Government shutdown will be averted, at least temporarily


A government shutdown could furlough thousands of Pikes Peak region defense workers for the second time in three years unless Congress signs off on a temporary budget pact before Thursday.

The federal fiscal...

Colorado Springs Councilwoman posts ethics complaints against 'the Gang of 8'


Colorado Springs Councilwoman Helen Collins, who faces an ethics hearing before the City Council, has responded with a host of ethics complaints against her colleagues.

Referring to them as "the Gang of 8,"...

Downtown stakeholders unhappy with expected power plan recommendation for Colorado Springs Utilities


The Colorado Springs Utilities staff and customer advisory group have chosen a new energy plan, Portfolio D, that won't close any coal-burning unit at the Martin Drake Power Plant until 2023.

They'll inform...

Colorado Supreme Court will not hear Bruce appeal on ballot language

By: ryan maye handy

The Colorado Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Douglas Bruce regarding a lawsuit against the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder in mid-September alleging that language on the November ballot was...

This week: Events in and around Colorado Springs

By: The Gazette

The September meeting of the Cheyenne Mountain Republican Forum will be held on Monday at the home of Anne and Whitney Galbraith, 25 Marland Road, Colorado Springs (phone: 719-633-2740). In case of rain or...