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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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High-profile job openings but few applicants

Monday, January 3, 2011

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There are a few job openings in town. We’re talking about positions that include your very own private office with an actual window and the opportunity to sit in meetings and make decisions that effect every one of your fellow residents – or at least those with minor land-use issues. C’mon, step right up, don’t […]

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Tim Leigh quits race – who’s next?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Tim Leigh’s six – month candidacy for mayor seemed to reaffirm much of what is best about Colorado Springs. Here was a guy who came to the Springs from Grand Forks a quarter of a century ago. He fell in love with the city, raised a family, built a successful business, made many friends and […]

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Munger to run for mayor

Monday, June 14, 2010

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So now there are three. Come Wednesday, according to the usual unreliable sources, Council of Neighborhood Organizations President Dave Munger will join Buddy Gilmore and Tim Leigh in the quest for the mayor’s gavel. Here’s his bio, taken from CONO’s web page. “Dave Munger is president of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations, having been […]

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Tim Leigh: vision trumps experience

Monday, May 24, 2010

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Tim Leigh is mad, mad, mad at me!! Why? Because I suggested that Sallie Clark would be a better fit as a “strong mayor” come 2011. Here’s what Tim wrote in his defense. “I have been asked about my vision for Colorado Springs. It’s simple. My vision includes resetting Colorado Springs as “a world class […]

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