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Campaign finance reports are due every 15 days during the current city council election cycle. Most campaigns filed March 15 reports late Wednesday afternoon. Of the races, the District 3 (Richard Skorman v. Chuck Fowler) and the District 5 (Lynette Crow-Iverson v. Jill Gaebler) contests appear to be both the most interesting and the most […]

Judging by campaign contributions, the business community is highly interested in the April 4 city election. Led by Colorado Springs Forward and the Housing and Building Association, business interests have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to five city council candidates. There might have been six recipients, but one contest drew a single candidate. Five […]

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Judging from the number of people who attended Tuesday’s city council candidate information session at the City Administration Building, all six district council seats will be strongly contested. Not counting city employees and members of the media, there were about 50 attendees, none of whom left during the two- hour presentation. Information-dense candidate packets specifically […]

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Growing up on a farm, Lynette Crow-Iverson went from milking cows in the small town of Eads to moving to Colorado Springs in 1990, where she developed a passion for business and civic engagement, acting on one opportunity after another. After working as a nurse for about six years, Crow-Iverson realized she enjoyed administrative work […]

This summer the Department of Defense ruled on the newest contracts for its TriCare health insurance system, but not everyone is happy with the $18 billion agreement, which is expected to go into effect next April. The DoD selected Health Net Federal Services to administer the Western region’s TriCare insurance, which includes Colorado. TriCare provides […]

Colorado Springs Forward encourages the Colorado Springs City Council to support the proposed land swap between the city of Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor hotel. There has been a significant amount of dialogue in our community concerning this proposed transaction. As often is the case, the discourse can be hijacked by a vocal and spirited […]

  The Colorado Springs medical marijuana task force will present its recommended restrictions for zoning and home grows to City Council on March 21 — and the task force plans one more meeting March 14 to discuss further changes to the city’s medical marijuana regulations. After the initial presentation, City Council will conduct first and […]

Colorado Springs Forward announced via a news release that it will delay the search for a new CEO until later this year. “The organization is in the process of convening community dialogue among various organizations to determine the areas of greatest need related to its six priority pillars,” the release stated. “[Colorado Springs Forward] remains committed […]