• Glenn: Early announcement for U.S. Senate run shows he is 'very serious'

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Just days after he was officially sworn in for his second term as an El Paso County Commissioner, Darryl Glenn announced Thursday that he will run for U.S. Senate in 2016. Glenn, who represents District 1 on the board of county commissioners, said he believes his experience in local...

  • Cadman applauds Hickenlooper's conciliatory tone in state address

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    DENVER - Republican state lawmakers praised Gov. John Hickenlooper for striking an affable, cooperative tone Thursday in his wide-ranging State of the State address, which invoked the consistent theme of bipartisanship among the still-young 2015 Legislature. But while Democratic...

  • Colorado health insurance exchange needs fee increase to remain sustainable

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    DENVER - Colorado's health insurance exchange needs a fee increase to remain financially sustainable, an outlook adding to lawmakers' concerns about the embattled exchange's future. The assessment by Gary Drews, Connect For Health Colorado's interim chief executive, comes as the...

  • County website will post addresses of residents with burn permits

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The Board of El Paso County Commissioners voted unanimously on Thursday to pass a burn ordinance that will add a layer of approval for county residents looking to burn slash piles. All five of the six commissioners present voted in favor of passing the ordinance on its second reading....

  • Hickenlooper talks fiscal challenges in State of the State

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    DENVER — Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told lawmakers Thursday that Colorado faces fiscal challenges in the coming years, but he stopped short of directing them to go to voters to allow the state to keep budget surpluses that must be refunded. Hickenlooper celebrated Colorado's...

  • Hickenlooper calls for statewide bike trails in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's governor is calling for a statewide recreational bike trail system. Gov. John Hickenlooper says the trail system would make Colorado healthier by encouraging more people to cycle. The Democrat says Colorado already has a "world-class trail system" from Rocky...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper to deliver State of the State address

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper's annual State of the State address Thursday is likely to highlight Colorado's economic prosperity during the past four years, and focus on looming budgetary challenges because of constitutional spending limits. The Democrat's annual addresses to...

  • Group collects enough signatures in push to recall Colorado Springs councilwoman

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Colorado Springs voters in District 4 will be asked in April if they want to recall their city councilwoman, Helen Collins. A group that collected signatures in a recall effort turned in enough to get the question on the April 7 ballot, City Clerk Sarah Johnson said Wednesday....

  • Pension lawsuit could cost Colorado Springs $100 million

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Yet another high-stakes lawsuit stemming from Colorado Springs' lease of Memorial Hospital has targeted millions of dollars in retirement benefits possibly lost in the deal. Two former hospital employees claim they lost out on tens - if not hundreds - of thousands of dollars in...

  • Colorado Springs transit service proposes changes, additions to bus routes

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 15, 2015

    Mountain Metropolitan Transit is proposing service increases and changes to several bus routes and will hold five public meetings this month to discuss the plans. In one example, the agency proposes to increase the frequency of service on Route 5 from 30 minutes to 15 minutes because...

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