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  • What's next with the 2015 Colorado Springs budget

    Monica Mendoza
    Published: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach unveiled his proposed $259 million general fund budget What's next? Oct. 9-10: City Council's budget and finance committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the City Council conference room, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Oct. 20-21: City...

  • Douglas County begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Douglas County started issuing same-sex marriage licenses at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. The licenses are being issued at the recording office first and then starting at 9 a.m. at the motor vehicles office, the county said in a news release. "The most effective means for obtaining a license...

  • Winners and losers: Proposed 2015 Colorado Springs budget

    By MONICA MENDOZA The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach unveiled his proposed $259 million general fund budget  Monday and highlighted some of the changes, including a $471,000 increase to the transit budget for expanded bus hours. Here are some of the highlights in Mayor Bach's proposed 2015 general...

  • Pueblo, Larimer counties issue gay marriage licenses; El Paso, Teller not ready to follow suit

    By DEBBIE KELLEY
AND MEGAN SCHRADER The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    Caught by surprise, clerk and recorders' offices around Colorado scrambled Monday to prepare to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, following an unexpected move by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Certainly, we didn't know there was going to be a decision issued today. We've been...

  • Hickenlooper says voters 'reckless' in marijuana vote

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says state voters were "reckless" when they legalized recreational marijuana two years ago. The governor was asked about legalization during a debate Monday against his Republican challenger, Bob Beauprez. Hickenlooper was asked to share his...

  • Ballot countdown: Election news and notes

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    Ad: It's time to try on candidates, check fit Tired of seeing campaign ads? Well at least there's some variety being offered. Here are some recent highlights. Yes to the dress: The Colorado Republican National Committee released an unusual video online that compares candidates to...

  • App aims to ease paying for parking in Manitou Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Oct 4, 2014

    Manitou Springs is encouraging drivers to use a mobile application to pay for parking in the city's downtown area. The payment application, called Parkmobile, allows drivers to pay for parking without going to a meter kiosk, a release from the city said. The new feature is an...

  • Maketa, commissioners spar over legality of moving emergency agency out of Sheriff's Office

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    An attempt to move oversight of the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management from the Sheriff's Office to the county commissioners is "unethical and misleading to voters," Sheriff Terry Maketa said Friday in meetings with reporters. He said the so-called 1A funds approved by...

  • Hot topic for voters in Colorado Springs care facilities: public transportation

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Residents from several Colorado Springs long-term care facilities faced off Friday morning with 10 political candidates. The residents, some who use wheelchairs, made clear that just because they moved into long-term care facilities did not mean they were giving up their right to...

  • Planned U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets $10 million donation from El Pomar Foundation

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Plans for a new U.S. Olympic Museum got a huge boost Friday as the El Pomar Foundation announced it will donate $10 million to the 
project. The grant, which will be paid over three to five years, comes less than a month after Colorado Springs-based Nor'wood Development Group agreed...

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