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News flash: today’s Election Day! And if you either didn’t know or don’t care, you’re not alone. The City Clerk mailed ballots to 207,155 registered voters. As of yesterday evening, more than 10,000 had been returned as undeliverable, while another 1,601had been issued by the Clerk’s office, leaving a total of 198,142 ballots to be… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Election money and my own pick-six election prediction.

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Go to the Humane Society and adopt six dogs. Don’t pay any attention to the Golden Retrievers and Labradors — we want tough, assertive, dominant dogs. How about two Pit Bulls, a Doberman, a Rottweiler and a pair of German Shepherds? Now load ’em in the back of your pickup, drive down to their new… Continue Reading Bracing for dogfights during transition to new Council

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach announced yet another economic development program on Friday afternoon after most city employees had gone home. The “Spirits in the Springs” initiative is designed to encourage private and public sector employees alike to linger after work and enjoy life at any of the dozens of downtown and Westside bars and… Continue Reading Bach hosts inaugural “Spirits in the Springs” event

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“When you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”-Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet.” Why would a shadowy 527 committee, “Citizens for a Sound Government” spend thousands of dollars attacking an apparently random group of Colorado Springs City Council candidates, including Joe Barrera and Don Knight in District… Continue Reading Negative campaigning goes nuclear – and it wasn’t Kim Jong-Un

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The penultimate campaign finance reports are trickling in – and, as always, they make interesting reading. There are some new players in the game, and some older ones that have had to switch horses in midstream. The stalwarts of the medical marijuana industry had put their money into “Smokin’ Tom” Gallagher’s campaign, but he abruptly… Continue Reading Coal and marijuana make curious political bedfellows – or do they?

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“You can observe a lot just by watching.” — Yogi Berra Cognitive dissonance is, like “cellar door,” a lovely linguistic dyad. The words trip sweetly off the tongue, yet lose a lot in translation. To open the cellar door (particularly if you live in a dilapidated Westside Victorian) is to descend into a dark and… Continue Reading What cognitive dissonance means in Colorado Springs

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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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