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The contentious campaign for Council District 1 took a nasty turn this week, as flyers attacking incumbent Tim Leigh were circulated throughout the district. The flyers, created by a group that calls itself “Citizens for Free and Fair Elections,” claimed that “Tim Leigh has made a mockery of service on Colorado Springs City Council –… Continue Reading Anonymously funded ’527′ hits Leigh hard in District 1 race

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Our poor city — kicked in the teeth once again! When Ultra Petroleum stepped up in 2011 and bought the Banning Lewis Ranch at a bankruptcy auction, visions of sugarplums danced in many an establishment head. Our problems were solved! Oil and gas boom, here we come! No more pinched city budgets, no more 10… Continue Reading Tough times — no oil, not enough at-large councilors

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How do you describe campaign finance reports?  They’re boring but revelatory, dreary but interesting. They’re headed for the dustbin of history, but they’re a fascinating snapshot of the candidates that have chosen to run, and of the people and organizations that  make campaign contributions. District 1 Incumbent Tim Leigh raised $6,875, including $3,000 from the… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: King, Williams lead fundraising parade

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If you haven’t been keeping up with our quarrelsome elected officials, you may have missed the bitter little dustup between El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and Senate Majority Leader John Morse. Appearing on the Jeff Crank show the other day, Maketa opined that Morse was holding up a bill to raise the salaries of… Continue Reading Maketa vs Morse – paintball guns at high noon!

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The first crop of candidate endorsements are in, and they make interesting reading. The Business Journal doesn’t endorse candidates, but both the Independent and the Gazette have weighed in. You wouldn’t think that the two lineups would have much in common, but there’s a certain curious symmetry.                          Gazette                                                           Independent District 1        Don Knight                                                    Don… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Who’s ahead? Council candidate odds updated

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To those of us covering it, the 24-candidate City Council race may seem like the biggest show on earth, but it may scarcely register on the radar screens of most Colorado Springs residents. Our neighbor Susan was surprised to note that Jim Bensberg was running for office. “I didn’t even know there was an election,”… Continue Reading Election? What election?

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At a recent City Committee presentation to City Council candidates, one of the presenters stressed the importance of being a lightly regulated, aggressively business-friendly city. Candidates were reminded that we compete with scores of cities better able to offer generous incentives to relocating companies, so we’d better make sure that city policies (including low electric… Continue Reading Broken record for business – when will we ever learn?

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Hazlehurst: King raises $26,000 in two weeks – rivals lag

Another two weeks, another batch of fundraising reports from city council candidates. There’s something cruel and remorseless about these coldly competitive filings. If you can’t raise enough money to run an adequate campaign, it means you most likely have no chance. And if people aren’t willing to dip in their pockets and help fund your… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: King raises $26,000 in two weeks – rivals lag

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The endorsement wars are heating up, as City Council candidates vie for money, legitimacy, and support. In something of a surprise, the Regional Business Alliance declined to endorse any of the five candidates in District 1, including highly visible council incumbent (and Bach ally) Tim Leigh. That may have been because of Leigh’s ongoing battle… Continue Reading Council endorsement wars heat up

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On Valentine’s Day, newly seated Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace wrote a letter to Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, expressing concerns over the increased danger of catastrophic flooding along Fountain Creek. That danger, Pace pointed out, is a direct consequence of Colorado Springs’ inability and/or unwillingness to fund its backlog of stormwater infrastructure maintenance and… Continue Reading Pace picks up on Pueblo’s stormwater, SDS concerns

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