Tag Archive | "Mayor Rivera"

At last, a new downtown hotel!

Friday, October 29, 2010

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One swallow may not make a Spring, but a new downtown hotel is reason for celebration. Perry Sanders and Rafi Sassower accomplished the seemingly impossible, by securing $11 million in permanent financing for their Mining Exchange Hotel project. That pretty much guantees that the hotel will be open for business by mid-2011. Given the unrelenting […]

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Hizzoner states the state of the city

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Events such as the mayor’s state of the city speech are, to a veteran event – attendee, comforting and familiar. Drive to the venue. Park. Make your way to the event room. Make sure you’re on the list. Get your table number. It’s 11:40 – so you have 20 minutes to schmooze. That’s the fun […]

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Leigh gets rolled

Monday, February 15, 2010


In response to pressure from Mayor Lionel Rivera and councilmember Darryl Glenn, real estate broker/announced mayoral candidate Tim Leigh resigned from the Memorial Hospital Commission last Friday. Here’s the text of Leigh’s resignation letter to Council. “Dear Mr. Mayor and council members, I took 2 phone calls on Friday; one from Mayor Rivera and one […]

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My thoughts on the mayor’s speech

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


One of the few perks available to the Mayor of Colorado Springs is, one hopes, a speechwriter.  If not, Mayor Lionel Rivera would have been obliged to labor late into the night to produce many thousands of words of flat, turgid prose. If he did, my sympathies!  And if he didn’t, speaking as one with a demonstrated ability to […]

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