So the Colorado party caucuses are over – and what have we learned/accomplished/settled/decided? Not much. The plodding, arcane party processes continue. On the Republican side, caucus attendees selected delegates and alternates to the county assembly, the congressional district assembly and the state assembly. Those so chosen will then vote for which candidates for office they […]
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The next president of the United States should submit the nomination for the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, the Republican from Colorado Springs. Last week’s death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has led to speculation over the future of the Clean Power Act. The act seeks […]
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On Sept. 4, 2014, Kathy Loo and Darsey Nicklasson hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Blue Dot Place, a planned 33-unit apartment building at 418 S. Nevada. Friday afternoon at 3:30 they hosted another party — an open house for the newly completed building. Getting there hasn’t been easy. While scores, even hundreds, of apartment complexes have been […]
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A representative from the state’s tourism office was the in the Springs this week, pitching the return-on-investment for tourism promotion money as the state’s General Assembly begins the grim business of deciding where to cut the budget in order to meet an expected multi-million dollar shortfall. Kathy Ritter, director of the Colorado Tourism Office, told […]
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Back in 1988, the city negotiated a special deal with the people who then owned Banning Lewis Ranch. Ever since then, new owners have tried to undo the agreement — which requires developers to pay for all infrastructure costs associated with the 17,760-acre property. The cost: $12,000 an acre. Secret negotiations to undo the agreement […]
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Did City Council actually decide to close the downtown Drake Power Plant, as the Gazette reported Thursday morning? Or did Council, acting as the Utility Board, simply adopt a feel-good statement of intent? City Councilor Tom Strand gave an impassioned speech from the dais (or, more accurately, from his seat at the semicircular table set […]
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According to the El Paso County Assessor’s website, JP Antlers LLC, a limited liability company formed by Perry Sanders and John Goede, paid $23.3 million for the downtown Antlers Hotel. The transaction, first reported by the Business Journal on October 27, was apparently financed by a $17,258,698 first mortgage, a seller’s note for $2.1 million […]
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While summer is the busiest tourism season in Colorado Springs, winter doesn’t equal hibernation. Marketing moves toward group visits and away from leisure travel, and some professionals think that Colorado Springs is fortunate to be away from the busy ski slopes. Winter season in lodging relies on local and regional leisure travelers and the conference business, […]
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According to one expert in identity theft, it’s only a matter of time before my identity is stolen. It happens for many reasons — medical, educational, professional and ultimately for financial reasons. Not that I have a mountain of money to steal … It’s easy during this wireless Internet age, to gather information about people. […]
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It may be Election Day, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. As Angela Joslyn posted this morning on Facebook: “Sent in my ballot a while back when I got it and understand the ‘voter participation’ reasons for mail in ballots and send mine in early to give my side their count numbers. But I […]
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This little ad in the classified section of Wednesday’s Independent caught my eye. Investment Properties 7 Income Properties. Good condition. East. West. Central. Owner carry. 20 percent down. The phone number listed was a familiar one. It belongs to Douglas Bruce. Is the Dougster finally pulling up stakes and taking his act on the road? […]
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After undergoing what essentially has been three first readings, Colorado Springs City Council has yet to clear the haze (is that copyrighted?), it seems, when it comes to further regulating medicinal marijuana operations in Colorado Springs. A six-month moratorium on new MMJ businesses with an under-the-wire amendment passed 6-2 Oct. 27 (Councilor Bill Murray was […]
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