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Answers are long overdue

It’s about time. It’s about time for Mayor Lionel Rivera, the City Council and the city administration to come clean and tell us the facts. Nearly a year and a half ago, this newspaper reported that the U.S. Olympic Committee was actively considering moving its headquarters from Colorado Springs. The organization had asked the city… Continue Reading Answers are long overdue

Commission tables ethics complaint

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 It took the city’s Independent Ethics Commission less than 10 minutes this morning to decide they need more specific information before they can decide whether Mayor Lionel Rivera violated ethics policy. Ron Johnson, president and CEO of Central Bancorp, filed a complaint saying that Rivera handles financial accounts for the developer chosen by the city to build… Continue Reading Commission tables ethics complaint

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The El Paso County District Attorney’s office is investigating certain transactions allegedly made by Ray Marshall and/or entities under his control. Marshall and his company LandCo are the primary developers of the three-way project involving the city and the U.S. Olympic Committee to build a downtown headquarters for the USOC, among other things. The investigation… Continue Reading DA investigating Marshall

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CH2M Hill, CSU share national award

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CH2M Hill and the City of Colorado Springs were awarded an Outstanding Achievement in Public/Private Partnerships Award for their work with Mayor Lionel Rivera and Colorado Springs Utilities. The award was given during yesterday’s meeting of the National Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas. The entities worked together on the Fountain Creek Recovery Project, an… Continue Reading CH2M Hill, CSU share national award

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The 17-acre Colorado Springs Post Time Greyhound Park is one of the state’s four racetracks that wants to add video-gambling machines to its operation. The state’s voters would be asked to approve a ballot issue if BLB Investors, the local track’s owners, move ahead on plans to promote redevelopment of the four facilities to a… Continue Reading Racetrack owners making another run at video gambling

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The only location options that the city is considering to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs are downtown, and proposals from developers not included in the city’s confidential request for information aren’t being considered. Colorado Springs developer Jannie Richardson said that she would have submitted a proposal, but was told by the city… Continue Reading City, mayor still unwilling to discuss USOC proposal details

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