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The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office opened 11 additional voter service and polling centers throughout the county to help voters with the Nov. 4 General Election. The centers are in addition to the Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Voters may use any of the centers to obtain a […]
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Academy Bank and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance are hosting an opportunity to meet U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R, Cortez, congressman for the Third Congressional District of Colorado. The district includes Pueblo County, the San Luis Valley and western Colorado, but does not include El Paso and Teller counties. The event will take place […]
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The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will mail approximately 333,866 ballots today, Oct. 13, to voters for the 2014 General Election, according to a news release. The ballot includes races for federal, state and county offices along with various state and local questions and issues. A copy of a sample ballot, ballot issue […]
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Why do individuals and businesses donate to political campaigns? More specifically, what motivates local residents and businesses to donate to candidates in non-partisan city elections? In this bitterly partisan era, you know (or think you know) what you’re going to get in a partisan election. Staunch Republicans may have contributed to Mitt Romney’s campaign in […]
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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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Just when you think Colorado Springs might be improving its image as seen by the outside world, we stumble again and expose our unsightly political underbelly for all to see. City Council and mayoral candidates deny climate change. State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt embarrasses himself, the Colorado Republican party and this city with outrageous comments that […]
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It looks as if residents of El Paso County, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fountain and Green Mountain Falls will have the opportunity of voting to tax themselves (I mean, “fee” themselves) to fund regional stormwater needs. Colorado Springs City Council obligingly approved the proposed intergovernmental agreement earlier this week, and other jurisdictions are expected to […]
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As the local election results poured in Tuesday night, voters across El Paso County sent some surprising messages. Nothing caused more shock than the convincing passage of two — yes, two — tax increases, one renewing the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority’s capital improvement projects for another decade (through 2024), the other giving Sheriff Terry […]
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As odd-year elections go, the 2013 vote in El Paso County certainly won’t stand out as earthshaking. Or, for that matter, even mildly surprising. Everybody who has been paying the slightest attention had to know the only issue of real interest to the Colorado Springs business community. That was Amendment 66, a sweeping measure that […]
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Council President Keith King is at it again. At a specially called Council meeting Monday afternoon, King came prepared to present Council with a proposed resolution “concerning the proposed City for Champions.” He also plans to name a “code review committee.” The proposed resolution seems to be an attempt by King to wrest control of […]
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Mayor Steve Bach’s brief Monday announcement that he won’t seek re-election came as no surprise. Nearly a year ago, Bach met with John Suthers at the latter’s request. Suthers, who would be term-limited as Colorado’s attorney general at the end of 2014, told Bach that he intended to run for mayor, citing an oddly disingenuous […]
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