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City infrastructure tops agenda at forum

Mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace launched the first in a series of “round table” discussions Tuesday morning at the Loft at Sonterra Grill, a downtown meeting venue on Tejon Street, with an hour-long event focused exclusively on city infrastructure. Several dozen Colorado Springs residents were in attendance, while others followed the event on Twitter or… Continue Reading City infrastructure tops agenda at forum

Glenn candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016

El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 2016. “Colorado needs representation from a conservative who has worked his way through the types of obstacles with which nearly all middle-class and lower-income people struggle,” said Glenn, a Republican. “If my entry into this race seems early, it’s because I’m… Continue Reading Glenn candidate for U.S. Senate in 2016

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Collins may face recall election

If she doesn’t resign from the Colorado Springs City Council by Jan. 21, Councilor Helen Collins will face a recall election April 7. Enough valid signatures were submitted to put the recall question on the April 7 municipal election, it was announced Wednesday. The City Clerk’s office determined the committee that initiated the recall effort… Continue Reading Collins may face recall election

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Mayor Steve Bach’s brief Monday announcement that he won’t seek re-election came as no surprise. Nearly a year ago, Bach met with John Suthers at the latter’s request. Suthers, who would be term-limited as Colorado’s attorney general at the end of 2014, told Bach that he intended to run for mayor, citing an oddly disingenuous… Continue Reading Mayor’s exit sets up intriguing race in April

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Miller’s entry changes mayoral battlefield

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Miller’s entry changes mayoral battlefield

Makepeace, Miller, Suthers & Lathen — it has a certain mellifluous ring, don’t you think? It could be a long-vanished New York law firm, sharing an office building with Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Mitchell. But as the April 2015 municipal election approaches in Colorado Springs, it’ll be clear that MMS&L aren’t amiable partners… Continue Reading Miller’s entry changes mayoral battlefield

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City seeks applicants for Council seat

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City seeks applicants for Council seat

Colorado Springs City Council is now accepting applications to fill former Councilmember Joel Miller’s position representing District 2, which generally includes the City’s north-central neighborhoods. According to the City Charter, City Council must appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy within 30 days. To be eligible, a person must be at least 25 years of… Continue Reading City seeks applicants for Council seat

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City Councilor Joel Miller announced his resignation from City Council Monday morning, effective at the end of the afternoon Council work session. Concurrently, he announced that he’ll run for mayor in next April’s city election. Miller, who took office 19 months ago, said that multiple frustrations in office contributed to his decision. “The same old… Continue Reading Joel Miller joins mayoral race, resigns Council position

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Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

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Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen formally launched her mayoral campaign Monday evening at Qualtek Manufacturing on North Nevada. A crowd of about 150 supporters listened appreciatively as Lathen spoke, frequently interrupting her with applause. She was introduced by Qualtek owners Tom and Mary Fagnant, followed by Rep. Bob Gardner and former Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Lathen announces candidacy for mayor

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Makepeace makes strong points in campaign kickoff

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Mary Lou Makepeace knows how to fill a room and give a speech. Those talents were on abundant display Wednesday morning at the packed downtown Gold Room (a Mining Exchange event venue) as Makepeace formally kicked off her mayoral campaign for the April 2015 city election. Makepeace called for “collaboration and unity among our civic… Continue Reading Makepeace makes strong points in campaign kickoff

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Makepeace joins race to become mayor

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Makepeace joins race to become mayor

Mary Lou Makepeace announced that she will be running for the next mayor of Colorado Springs. Makepeace, who previously served six years as the city’s mayor, declared her candidacy to a crowd of more than 100 at the Gold Room Wednesday morning. “I’m in! … I have decided that I am somebody, and that I can… Continue Reading Makepeace joins race to become mayor

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