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The mayoral candidates and their homes

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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How much is your house worth? According to the County Assessor, my rickety 1898 Westside Victorian is worth $341,000 which, given its many problems, may be wildly optimistic. Most of us have skin in the local real estate game – so how about our leading mayoral candidates? Where do they live? And how much are […]

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Can Skorman win?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Richard Skorman’s formal entry into the mayoral race makes an already interesting contest absolutely fascinating. Like Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper, Skorman is a doer, not a fighter. He started his first business, Poor Richard’s Feed & Read, immediately after graduating from Colorado College more than thirty years ago. A third of a century later, it’s still […]

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Some good advice for Sean Paige

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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We’ve all gotten good advice in our lives, whether from parents, peers, or wise elders. Twenty years ago, as a rookie city council member, I got some from an experienced peer, Mary Lou Makepeace. After some hesitation, I took it – and it helped me make the slow transition from being noisy and ineffective to […]

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Geezers stump for strong mayor

Friday, March 26, 2010

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The campaign to change the form of government in Colorado Springs has begun in earnest. “Citizens for Accountable Leadership”, the brainchild of Colorado Springs developer David Jenkins, sent out a press release yesterday announcing that Chuck Murphy, Andy McElhany, and Mary Ellen McNally would chair the group, which so far has seven announced supporters. Norwood […]

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An alpha dog for the city?

Friday, March 19, 2010

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On February 10, our 15 year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, Bucky, left this mortal plane. I was heartbroken. Bucky had been with me since he was a puppy. He was constant, loving, irascible and untrainable. Our friends learned to put up with Bucky, the quintessential Alpha dog. Somehow, he never quite understood that I was the […]

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Meet our city’s new mayor

Monday, March 8, 2010

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Judging from recent election results, a majority of Colorado Springs voters will support any reasonable measure to cure the city’s ills, as long as the measure doesn’t involve the dreaded “T” word. That may be why a proposal to change the city’s form of government to the so-called “strong mayor” system has gotten so much […]

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City Council, Fellini, and Spinal Tap

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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“It’s like a Fellini movie!” said a delighted caller yesterday evening. I knew what he was talking about  – like me, he was taking a break from the Olympics to watch our intrepid city council members, as they wrestled feebly with issues so bizarre, so unseemly and so surreal that they seemed not just Fellini-esque, […]

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