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  • County Commissioner Amy Lathen says she'll run for Colorado Springs mayor

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    On Monday, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen announced her intent to run for Colorado Springs mayor in April's municipal election. Lathen, who represents District 2 as a county commissioner, said in a statement that she changed her mind from an earlier decision not to run....

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

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

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would...

  • Fight over City Attorney position may end with April election

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The City Council fight over the role of the City Attorney's Office continued last week and took a new turn when one resident said she will collect signatures to make the position an elected post. In one move, council President Keith King asked the council to consider a resolution...

  • Ballot Countdown: Political news and events

    By Megan schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Debate slate begins in Grand Junction GRAND JUNCTION - After months of campaigning, several statewide candidates will meet in Grand Junction on Saturday for their first debates, including Gov. John Hickenlooper and his Republican challenger Bob Beauprez. The debate also will include...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders forming group to influence civic, political decisions

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Local business leaders are forming an organization to become involved in major civic and political decisions in Colorado Springs. Their stated beliefs include: keeping tabs on city infrastructure; electing politicians who share their vision and values; taking a stand on major issues...

  • Judge rules lawsuit challenging Aurora project can move forward

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A lawsuit challenging a portion of the multimillion-dollar incentive package offered to the developer of the proposed Gaylord Rockies hotel and conference center in Aurora will go forward, according to a ruling Friday by Adams County District Court Judge Ted C. Tow. Aurora residents...

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    LAS VEGAS — A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the...

  • GOP campaign arm seeks candidates with staying power in Colorado

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A new campaign arm of the Republican Party started targeting close state legislative races Thursday, including the central Colorado Springs Senate District 11 race, with a controversial campaign finance group expected to spend millions in an attempt to get Republicans elected. "This...

  • LART committee wants to alter application process to for organizations seeking money

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Colorado Springs-sponsored events may have to do more to get funding next year, the chairman of the Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax committee told the City Council at a work session this week. Popular events such as the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Rocky Mountain State Games and the...

  • Metro Transit wants to make improvements, but funding is an issue

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Mountain Metro Transit bus that Rick Orthwein tried to board last week had a lift for his wheelchair, but no place for him to put it. The problem: The bus' handicap-accessible spaces were already full. "People who are in wheelchairs, they are hesitant to even use the system,"...

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