• Colorado rejects limit on open-space land seizures

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    DENVER — A bipartisan group of Colorado senators rejected a proposal Tuesday to limit government seizures of private land for open space. The bill would have prevented counties from using eminent-domain laws to seize private land for open space, parks, conservation or preservation of...

  • Small Business Development Center lauds city of Colorado Springs, Robin Roberts

    The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    The Colorado Small Business Development Center has named the city of Colorado Springs as 2014 Sponsor of the Year for the Colorado SBDC Network and Pikes Peak National Bank President Robin Roberts as 2014 Volunteer of the Year, El Paso County officials announced Tuesday. The city of...

  • Early campaign finance reports show Suthers with fundraising lead in Colorado Springs mayoral election

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Mayoral candidate and former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers widened his fundraising lead in the latest campaign finance reports filed Monday with the Colorado Springs City Clerk's Office. Suthers raised $51,047 between Jan. 28 and Feb. 10. That's more than four times as much...

  • Legislative roundup: Handful of bills could head to Colorado governor's desk

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    A handful of bills could be destined to hit Gov. John Hickenlooper's desk after this week in the Legislature. Tuesday House Bill 1144 has made it through the House and two votes in the Senate - a final vote in the Senate would send it to the governor's desk. The bill, sponsored by...

  • List: Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    Monday, February 16, 2015 Anne Wilson will lecture aboout "Objects, Fields, and Performances" at 4 p.m. Monday in the Colorado College Screening Room of Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave. The free lecture uses creates sculpture, drawings, performances...

  • Colorado congressman concerned with Air Force Academy sex assault figures

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    The Air Force Academy and its ongoing issues with sexual assault have gained a new watchdog in Congress. Greeley Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, who took office last month after cruising to victory in November's election, says issues of sexual assault at the school have earned his...

  • Things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    DENVER - Here's what will keep Colorado lawmakers busy this week: Budget wrangling continues The return of divided control means a return of budget tussles. The Democratic House and Republican Senate will continue a back-and-forth over small items in supplemental budget bills -...

  • Many see potential for new era dawning with Colorado Springs city election

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    This is the moment when Colorado Springs voters can change things. In April, they will elect a new mayor and could elect a new-majority City Council. Bankers, economists, small-business owners, community activists and neighborhood organizers say they want change - in the economy,...

  • Priority for Gazette readers: Fewer words, more action from elected Colorado Springs leaders

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Colorado Springs voters will elect a new mayor and as many as five new City Council members in April and Gazette readers, thinking about the dozen candidates who will make promises over the six weeks, say they want fewer words and more action from their future elected officials. They...

  • King faces state ethics complaint

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    GRAND JUNCTION - Former state Sen. Steve King is facing another investigation after the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission on Friday voted to try to determine how the Grand Junction Republican handled his reporting requirements to the state on conflict-of-interest issues. The...

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