• 7 things you might not know about Makepeace and Suthers

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    With the Colorado Springs mayoral election all but decided, here are seven things you might not know about candidates John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace: - Mayor-elect Suthers wears Wranglers to casual events. - Makepeace is a "soccer grandma" who raises her 10-year-old grandson....

  • John Suthers to be next Colorado Springs mayor

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    ELECTION DAY Non-registered voters who want to participate in the Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election can register and obtain a ballot on election day at the City Clerk's office, 30 S. Nevada Ave. The clerk's office also has replacement ballots. For a complete list of ballot...

  • Colorado governor signs education bills to boost workforce development

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado students could soon be able to graduate in six years with a high school diploma and an associate's degree - all on the state's dime. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday that allows a workforce development program to come to Colorado known as P-TECH, for...

  • 9 oil well deaths, 3 in Colorado, lead to warning about inhaling chemicals

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    DENVER — Federal officials have issued a warning about the danger of inhaling chemicals at oil wells following the deaths of nine workers in the past five years. All the deaths involved people at crude production tanks. Colorado and North Dakota each had three deaths, and Texas,...

  • Colorado governor signs rules that limit medical pot growers

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's governor signed into law a crackdown on medical marijuana Monday, one of two measures designed to ferret out people improperly using and selling untaxed marijuana. The law limits caregivers, those who grow pot on behalf of patients, to 99 plants. The change means...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    The long-range strategic enterprise planning meeting of Colorado Springs Utilities will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave. The Colorado Springs Infill Steering Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Pikes Peak Conference Room on the second...

  • Colorado Springs mayoral candidates have different approaches as Election Day nears

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers want many of the same things - primarily to be mayor of Colorado Springs - but their campaign styles have been markedly different. Suthers' opening statement, reiterated at 10 candidate forums and on his fliers, begins: "I love Colorado Springs....

  • Colorado Springs mayor among those who want veto of urban renewal bill

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Mayor Steve Bach wants Gov. John Hickenlooper to veto a bill that he said could hinder future economic development projects in Colorado Springs by requiring negotiations with counties before cities can use tax increment financing as an incentive for urban renewal projects. "The bill...

  • GOP presidential candidate gets warm welcome at Colorado Springs conservative event

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina made a stop in Colorado Springs on Saturday morning as part of her nascent candidacy to become the next president of the United States. But first, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and U.S. Senate candidate said she has to focus on...

  • Remembering fallen peace officers in the Pikes Peak Region

    BY ERIC SINGER eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Friday morning featured a somber event to honor and remember the 30 Pikes Peak area peace officers who gave their lives in the line of duty since 1895. Memorial Park in Colorado Springs was host for the 22nd Annual Pikes Peak Region Peace Officer's Memorial Day Service, a sad reminder...

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