• Colorado Springs launches study of languishing downtown asset

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    An historic Colorado Springs drainage area with flooding problems and major infrastructure problems has the potential to become an asset to the community, connecting trails and providing better access to the city's downtown. But that outcome is years away, as the study process for...

  • Colorado Springs pools thriving under YMCA management

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Attendance has been so high at the city-owned, YMCA-managed pools this year that the YMCA developed a waiting list program similar to those at restaurants. When a Colorado Springs pool is at capacity, poolgoers place their names on a list and wait until they are called. Once called,...

  • New Colorado law targets frivolous patent lawsuits

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado will start prosecuting so-called patent trolls, businesses and individuals who falsely claim to have the rights to an idea or product so they can intimidate inventors and companies into doling out money to settle or avoid lawsuits. A bill signed into law this month...

  • Potential El Paso County commissioner candidates eye district boundary changes

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    El Paso County commissioners will vote Thursday on new boundaries for their districts ahead of the 2016 election, and for potential candidates, a new map could mean a change in political aspirations. Three seats on the County Commission will be open in 2016, with no incumbent seeking...

  • Colorado GOP chair: State attorney general wants him gone

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado Republican Party chairman on Tuesday accused state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo of trying to force him from his position and warning he may face a lawsuit and false allegations of infidelity if he refused to leave. "No one...

  • Citizens press Colorado Springs Utilities board to reduce Drake pollutants

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Citizens' repeated pleas to reduce pollutants emitted by the Martin Drake Power Plant fell on mostly deaf ears at the Monday meeting of the Colorado Springs Utilities board. The board couldn't vote officially, as legal notice of a vote hadn't been given, but members took an informal...

  • Reports provide differing outlooks on Colorado retirement program

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    DENVER - Dueling reports on Colorado's Public Employees' Retirement Association were released Monday. One showed the huge economic impact PERA has across the state pumping billions into the economy via thousands of retirees. The other highlights a $25 billion unfunded liability that...

  • El Paso County adds four Cascade homes to buyout plan

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    El Paso County has added four homes to a list of Ute Pass properties it hopes to buy, just weeks before it plans to finalize the buyouts of another four flood-endangered homes near Cascade. For nearly two years, the county has tried to secure federal and state funding to finance the...

  • Colorado Springs councilwoman requests full hearing before council

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins has requested a "full trial" before the council on three ethics accusations made by her fellow council members. Collins' response was swift after the council officially notified her last week of the action against her, taken during a...

  • Slight increase in number of under-40 voters for Colorado Springs runoff election

    BY MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    A concerted effort to get more young voter participation in the Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election was successful but didn't attract as many voters as some organizers had hoped. A Gazette analysis of Colorado Springs voting data shows that about 2,600 more people under age 40...

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