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Suthers leads right swing in municipal election

John Suthers might not have needed it in the race to determine Colorado Springs’ next mayor, but he definitely found himself riding a new wave in local politics. Thanks to a surprising late surge, 88,966 voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s municipal election, 1,592 fewer than those who voted four years earlier. But voter turnout, as… Continue Reading Suthers leads right swing in municipal election

You can always count upon Colorado Springs voters to be thoughtful yet unpredictable, eccentric but somehow centered, antic yet logical. What did we find out when City Clerk Sarah Johnson delivered preliminary city election results Tuesday evening? Quite a lot, actually — so here are the answers to a few questions. • Can a united… Continue Reading Springs voters follow usual pattern

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Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

The feeling a shopper or diner has when entering Richard Skorman’s businesses depends on which business she enters. There’s Little Richard’s Toy Store, blasted by the bright colors of toys begging to be played with. There’s Poor Richard’s Books and Gifts, permeated with the sublime smell of books, new and used stories, lessons and tomes… Continue Reading Skorman’s trend-setting businesses live on

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Mayor Steve Bach today unveiled new initiatives and announced the creation of several new positions, including a new chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, fire chief, parks director and chief of economic vitality and innovation. Former Cheyenne Mountain Resort General Manager Laura Neumann will be Bach’s new chief of staff, and former chief of… Continue Reading Mayor shakes up city staff, adds positions, creates initiatives

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Final mayoral debate tonight

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There are still tickets available for tonight’s mayoral debate between Richard Skorman and Steve Bach. The two men face off at 5 p.m. tonight at the Pikes Peak Center. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at www.mayordebate.mmecos.org. With days remaining until the election May 17, this is one of the final appearances for the two men.… Continue Reading Final mayoral debate tonight

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Richard Skorman officially launched his bid for Colorado Springs mayor Tuesday, citing his experience as a businessman, nonprofit leader and elected official and pledging to “stabilize and then strengthen city services” and to be “the jobs mayor.” “We need a solid strategic plan to bring in new, high-paying, environmentally-sound 21st century jobs,” Skorman said, “and a… Continue Reading Skorman launches mayoral bid

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Skorman to enter mayor’s race

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Richard Skorman said today he will formally announce his candidacy for  Colorado Springs mayor at 5 p.m. Jan. 4 at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave.

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