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  • Poll indicates more trouble for Colorado Democrats; Gardner with big edge on Udall

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Another poll released by Quinnipiac University on Thursday spells trouble for Colorado's Democratic incumbents. The poll puts U.S. Sen. Mark Udall 8 percentage points behind U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, the Republican from Yuma who is trying to change congressional chambers in the Nov. 4...

  • Calhan ending handshake agreement for water usage

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    After years of relying on a handshake agreement to govern bulk water usage from ranchers and farmers, the town of Calhan is enacting stricter policies to keep better tabs on water use. In the past, neighboring farmers and ranchers could take water from the town's fire hydrants and pay...

  • Colorado Springs group wants to change workings of Utilities board

    By Monica Mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Two members of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group sat before the City Council on Wednesday and suggested that a different group than the council could better govern the $1 billion publicly owned utility. Motives were questioned, voices raised and some City Council...

  • 5 things going on inside Martin Drake Power Plant

    By MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoz@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    A fire erupted inside Martin Drake Power Plant May 5, shutting down all operations. Colorado Springs Utilities employees, contracted cleanup crews, and contracted engineers have worked around the clock since then to bring up two of the three boilers. The last boiler, known as Unit 5,...

  • New poll shows Gov. Hickenlooper with 10-point deficit

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    By all accounts, the race for Colorado governor will be close this November. A poll released Wednesday found Gov. John Hickenlooper and GOP candidate Bob Beauprez were still tied, but a second poll showed Hickenlooper had dropped 10 points back among likely Colorado voters. "Pundits...

  • Southern Colorado residents speak up about issues important to them

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Transportation, broadband and cellphone access and water were some of the topics discussed Wednesday morning at a meeting about important issues for residents of southern Colorado. The group Action 22 held the meeting to give citizens, business leaders and local government officials...

  • Some Colorado Springs officials may want to keep Jones Park

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Jones Park land discussion took an unexpected turn Wednesday with some City Council members saying maybe Colorado Springs Utilities ought to keep the 1,200-acre swath of forestland. The notion was raised as the City Council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities board,...

  • Colorado senate candidates back Syria provision

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    DENVER — Both of the candidates in Colorado's Senate race support legislation that would allow the Obama administration to train and arm Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State. Democratic Senator Mark Udall said Wednesday that he backs the provision in a broader budget package. And...

  • Five Constitution Day questions for gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez

    By MeGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Wednesday marks the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and as we celebrate that historic day of Sept. 17, 1787, we bring you five Constitution Day questions with Bob Beauprez, former congressman and current candidate for governor of Colorado. Q. What is one...

  • Test group: Some Colorado Springs-area student data released in error

    BY DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelly@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The ACT national college entrance exam testing company is working to resolve a breach of personal information that happened last weekend involving Colorado Springs-area students. While attempting to change the test date for a Colorado Springs site on Sept. 13, the company said it...

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