• Colorado Springs looking for planning commission volunteers

    The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Colorado Springs needs volunteers to join its nine-member city Planning Commission, which makes recommendations on land-use proposals. The panel meets at 8:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers. Send applications and resumes by May 11 to Samantha...

  • Bill to open DYC records to public scrutiny likely to clear Colorado Senate

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    DENVER - A bill that would open up Division of Youth Corrections' records for public scrutiny passed the Senate preliminarily Monday on the consent calendar with no discussion and no opposition. Two Colorado Springs lawmakers - Sen. Kent Lambert, a Republican, and Rep. Pete Lee, a...

  • Colorado lawmakers consider changes to ballot initiative process

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DENVER — Colorado citizens would have a harder time adding laws to the state constitution with a pair of proposals legislators are considering this week. Lawmakers from both parties have long said it's too easy to amend the constitution and that voters aren't always properly informed...

  • Events in and around Colorado Springs this week

    The Gazette
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    A look at some of the top events and happenings this week in the Colorado Springs area: - Crews will start soil testing along the shoulders of the Interstate 25 offramp to Cimarron Street on Monday as part of preconstruction before an interchange project there. Crews will remove...

  • Hickenlooper has plan to cut down on Colorado's pending TABOR refund

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Gov. John Hickenlooper pitched a fix Thursday to what some call Colorado's "fiscal thicket," a complex network of constitutional amendments - most notably the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights - and state laws that dictate how state government spends taxpayer dollars. The plan - spelled out...

  • 5 things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    DENVER — The end is in sight for the 2015 state Legislature. That means the days are growing longer as lawmakers scramble to finish their work by May 6. Some of the highlights from the coming week: ___ BUDGET FINALLY SET Both chambers have finished work on the 2015-16 state...

  • Tons of hazardous materials move through Colorado - mostly unnoticed

    By Maria St. Louis-Sanchez AND STEPHEN HOBBS The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    Firefighters were cautious on the night of April 12 when a train derailed and spilled piles of a white chemical within hundreds of yards of homes and the Martin Drake Power Plant in downtown Colorado Springs. Residents of about 70 houses were asked to stay inside, and 38 firefighters...

  • Second debate for mayoral runoff candidates in Colorado Springs announced

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    A mayoral runoff debate between Mary Lou Makepeace and John Suthers will be conducted by El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement and KOAA TV-5. The event, moderated by KOAA anchor Rob Quirk, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 5 at Penrose House Garden Pavilion, 1661 Mesa Ave.,...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collections jump in March

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    City sales tax collections rebounded in March after declining in February, according to a report released this week by the Sales Tax Division of the Colorado Springs Finance Department. Sales tax revenues totaled $9.9 million in March, an 8.9 percent jump when compared with the same...

  • Vote on stormwater bill delayed for discussion with southern Colorado farmers, ranchers

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    DENVER - Farmers and ranchers from along the Lower Arkansas River were riled about a bill that would protect governments from being sued over stormwater detention and mitigation systems that impact water flows. Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, said it was a communication issue...

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