• Colorado Springs D-4 City Council candidate ineligible, drops out of race

    By maria st. louis-sanchez maria.sanchez@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    The sole candidate in the race to replace Colorado Springs District 4 City Councilwoman Helen Collins - should she be recalled in April - is not eligible to run because of his parole status, and on Friday he withdrew from the race. Myron Pierce, a felon turned pastor, remains on...

  • State to tighten oil, gas rules after spills in 2013 flood

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    DENVER — State regulators are preparing to impose new rules to keep oil and gas wells more secure after spills blamed on the catastrophic Colorado flood of 2013. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released proposed rules Thursday, including a requirement that all new...

  • Lawmakers seek punishments for cyberbullying, including jail

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    DENVER — A high school student who was the victim of repeated bullying on social media looked on from her wheelchair Friday as the Colorado House advanced legislation that would create new criminal penalties for online harassment. The sponsor of the bill, Aurora Democratic Rep....

  • Veteran: VA doctor asked him not to talk to Congress, media

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    DENVER — A new dispute surfaced at the embattled Denver VA Medical Center Thursday when a veteran who has been charged with disorderly conduct said a doctor asked him to sign a document promising he wouldn't contact members of Congress or news organizations. Daniel King of Denver,...

  • Lathen and Loma get first position on ballot in Colorado Springs elections

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Joe Woyte could probably find a study touting the benefit of being the last candidate listed on the ballot. With a last name that starts with W, he's used to being last. So, it was apropos that when Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Johnson pulled names randomly Thursday from an...

  • Colorado moves closer to immigrant license showdown

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    DENVER — The Colorado Legislature moved closer Thursday to a partisan showdown over granting driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally. The GOP Senate gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill blocking funds for the state agency that oversees driver's licenses....

  • Senate weighs payments to mineral owners over fracking rules

    The Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    DENVER — Mineral owners would get compensation from local governments that restrict fracking under a Republican bill advanced by the Colorado Senate Thursday. The question pits homeowners concerned over industrial activity in residential areas and mineral owners who want to develop...

  • List and order of Colorado Springs General Election candidates

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    The order of Colorado Springs mayoral candidates for the April 2015 General Election were announced Thursday afternoon. The order is Amy Lathen, Joel Miller, Tony Carpenter, John Suthers, Mary Lou Makepeace and Lawrence Martinez. The order was selected through a drawing by city clerk...

  • Colorado Springs ballot will have more than 20 candidates

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS AND MONICA MENDOZA The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    It was a race to the finish line for potential Colorado Springs candidates vying to get their names on the city's April ballot. With a half-hour to go before the 5 p.m. filing deadline Wednesday, Nick Lee anxiously waited in the City Clerk's Office to see if he had enough signatures...

  • Black Conservatives to host candidate forum

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    RMBC to host forum for mayor hopefuls Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives will host a Colorado Springs Mayoral Candidates Forum at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Colorado Christian University, 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Candidates Amy Lathen, Mary Lou Makepeace, Joel Miller and John Suthers will...

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