Colorado Springs gets reprieve on challenge to Southern Delivery System water project

By: BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com

PUEBLO - Colorado Springs city and Utilities officials on Tuesday fended off another in a rash of recent challenges to the massive Southern Delivery System water project, scheduled to start operating April 27.

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El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton announces US Senate bid

By: megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com

The first woman to enter the crowded race for U.S. senator, also hopes to be Colorado's first female to fill the post.

Peggy Littleton, an El Paso County Commissioner, announced Tuesday she will join the...

Bipartisan sentiment quickly forgotten as dozens of bills headed to kill committees in Colorado Legislature

By: MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com

DENVER - Only a few days after lawmakers optimistically basked in the glow of pre-session bipartisan hopefulness, the reality of politics came crashing down.

Twenty-seven bills have been assigned to "kill...

El Paso County may begin levying fines to owners of unleashed dogs

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Park users who don't keep their dogs leashed could soon be subject to $50 fines.

The El Paso County Parks Advisory Board unanimously voted last week to recommend that the Board of County Commissioners...

Colorado Springs seeks public input on proposed bus changes

By: MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com

Bus riders in the Colorado Springs area will have a chance to let Mountain Metropolitan Transit know what they think of proposed service changes for the city bus system through a series of public meetings that...

Oops: Downtown Colorado Springs parking meters accidentally turned on for MLK holiday

By: MARIA ST. LOUIS-SANCHEZ maria.sanchez@gazette.com

A free parking holiday on Monday wasn't free for all.

Some downtown Colorado Springs parking meters - supposed to be turned off for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday - were inadvertently left on, and...

Hickenlooper administration backs North Fork coal mining

By: The Associated Press

GRAND JUNCTION — Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration is urging the U.S. Forest Service to reinstate an exemption that would allow underground coal mining in Gunnison County.

The Forest Service previously...

Colorado Springs group trying to get ahead of looming military base closures

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

The next round of base closures is at least two years away, but local military boosters are ramping up efforts to protect local installations and move more troops to town.

The push has its origins in the...