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On June 2, Mayor Steve Bach will perform his last official function, introducing John Suthers to be sworn in as Colorado Springs’ next mayor. For Bach, and the city, it has been a long, strange trip. Elected in 2011 by a 57-43 margin over Richard Skorman, Bach led the city through four singularly tumultuous years. […]
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The Colorado Springs City Council found that Councilman Andy Pico did not violate the city’s code of ethics by working for a firm the city has a contract with. The finding came after a closed executive session on Monday at which time the council reviewed a report written by the city’s three-person Independent Ethics Commission. […]
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After nearly four hours of meandering debate, City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to approve the intergovernmental agreement creating the Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority. Their action appears to make it certain county commissioners will refer the measure to the November ballot.  It’s not often Joel Miller, Andy Pico, Jan Martin, Val Snider, Keith King, Merv […]
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John Suthers might not have needed it in the race to determine Colorado Springs’ next mayor, but he definitely found himself riding a new wave in local politics. Thanks to a surprising late surge, 88,966 voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election, 1,592 fewer than those who voted four years earlier. But voter turnout, as […]
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City Councilor Joel Miller announced his resignation from City Council Monday morning, effective at the end of the afternoon Council work session. Concurrently, he announced that he’ll run for mayor in next April’s city election. Miller, who took office 19 months ago, said that multiple frustrations in office contributed to his decision. “The same old […]
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Fixing the city’s aging infrastructure is on the top of Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers’ to-do list, while dealing with potential military personnel cuts is the main priority in Fountain. Monument’s mayor is worried about a new methadone clinic downtown, while Woodland Park’s mayor is concerned about affordable housing. And in Manitou Springs, the city […]
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Colorado Springs manufacturer and businessman Dave Anderson had a theory that he could coalesce voters around an idea of improving the nation’s finances and job market. He also believed he could rally voters around an independent candidate in U.S. House District 5, facing three-term Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn in the district that includes El Paso, […]
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The Organization of Westside Neighbors has scheduled an event Tuesday, Feb, 24, aimed at allowing the community to get to know the city’s mayoral and City Council candidates. The event, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westside Community Center (17th and Bijou streets), will include a two-hour forum as well as meet-and-greet time before and after, according […]
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Now that the dust has settled on the Colorado Legislature’s 2014 session, it’s time for a quick evaluation of how well the state lawmakers treated business this year. We won’t get into politics except to note that Republicans and Democrats seemed to come away satisfied. And the two parties also felt like the opposite side […]
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Voters in the Pikes Peak region opened their wallets in 2017 by virtue of approving ballot measures to fund a stormwater fee and spiraling needs in Colorado Springs School District 11. Those Election Day decisions were out of the norm for a traditionally conservative electorate, but followed a 2015 tax approved to fix area roads. […]
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Most registered voters in Colorado Springs should have received their ballots for the 2015 municipal election, giving you ample time — until Tuesday, April 7 — to make the choices and mail or submit completed ballots. As in the past, the Business Journal isn’t endorsing candidates in contested races, which for this election include the […]
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Sen. Mark Udall will head up a committee that oversees issues critical to Colorado’s military and aerospace communities. Udall, who is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees such issues as cyberdefense, military space programs, nuclear weapons and intelligence programs. […]
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