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Time is running out to submit written comments on three commissioner redistricting proposals, according to a news release issued by the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Written comments should be sent to Ryan Parsell at the Clerk and Recorder’s Office by 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, June 11. Comments submitted to the clerk and recorder’s office […]
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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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State Rep. Terri Carver (HD-20) will hold a town hall  Monday, June 8 from 7 – to 8 p.m. at the Cheyenne Mountain Library at 1785 Eighth Street. Carver will discuss with citizens the current legislative session, listen to comments and answer questions. The Town Hall is open to the public and all residents are encouraged to […]
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It was fun to pretend that we had a real horse race on our hands, wasn’t it? Even though Mary Lou Makepeace had been outpolled 2-to-1 by John Suthers on April 7, she contested the runoff bravely and tenaciously. Pot for potholes? A peacemaker, not a prosecutor? Rock the Vote? Catchy slogans designed to capture […]
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  It was a cheerful and festive crowd that gathered in the downtown Gold Room on Tuesday night, even before the first results came out in the Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election. At 7:20 p.m., Secretary of State Wayne Williams made the announcement that everyone expected. “John Suthers leads with 67.88 percent of the vote,” […]
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John Suthers stepped onto the Gold Room stage Tuesday night, waiting for a two-man band to wrap up its version of the classic song “Johnny B. Goode,” knowing that he’d never have another chance so perfectly gift-wrapped to begin walking the talk as Colorado Springs’ officially anointed mayor-to-be. The crowd of about 300 supporters already […]
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We won’t swear in a new mayor for another couple of weeks, but the Mayor/Council wars have already resumed. Newly elected at-large Councilor Bill Murray wanted to have a planned constituent meeting televised on the city channel, and was turned down by Public Communications official Kim Melchor. Here’s the email thread, ending with a sulfurous […]
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By John Hazlehurst   On May 19, Colorado Springs finally will elect a new mayor. It’s been a drawn-out process, featuring too many debates, too many mailers, too many TV ads and too much money. But why complain? That’s politics in the first quarter of the 21st century. Whether Mary Lou Makepeace pulls the upset […]
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Recent reports have indicated that fewer than 10 percent of eligible voters under 40 voted in the April 7 Colorado Springs election — a troubling turnout for someone as young and politically conscious as myself. It’s not troubling due to any specific political leaning. My concern comes from the undeniable lack of representation my generation […]
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By Jenifer Furda and Carrie Simison After the April 7 election, there was a lot of disappointment, anger and impassioned talk in the young professional community, mostly about the candidates we failed to elect because the global “we” failed to get out and vote. In analyzing city numbers, Luce Research of Colorado Springs found that […]
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Ballots will be mailed starting today for the Colorado Springs mayoral runoff election. The candidates are John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace. The ballots are due by 7 p.m. on May 19. This runoff election is by mail ballot only. People who do not receive a ballot by Monday, May 4 should call the city […]
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Keith King knew his time as president of the Colorado Springs City Council was about to end, so he chose diplomacy over a battle Tuesday afternoon. King nominated at-large Councilor Merv Bennett to become the new president, Bennett quickly was approved in a 9-0 vote, and just like that, the Council’s leadership changed hands in […]
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