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Amid fire evacuations, Council passes Memorial resolutions

The proposed lease of Memorial Health System got one step closer to reality with the approval of five resolutions at a special meeting of the Colorado Springs City Council.   While several city council members were evacuated due to the Waldo Canyon fire, the Council had to pass the ballot language no later than today… Continue Reading Amid fire evacuations, Council passes Memorial resolutions

More Colorado voters are choosing a party, putting a stop to the state’s steady rise in unaffiliated voters. The Denver Post reports that the Republican Party appears to be the beneficiary this summer of the slight uptick in party affiliation. According to state reports, Republicans in August made up 37 percent of the state voters, while… Continue Reading Colorado sees drop in unaffiliated votes

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The ballots for the November election have been mailed. During the next few weeks, city residents will decide the fate of two ballot issues which are the subject of much controversy. Issue 200, an initiated ordinance written, circulated and supported by Douglas Bruce, calls for Colorado Springs Utilities to phase out the “payments in lieu… Continue Reading 2 issues: 1 easy, 1 not so much

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2C: an issue of trust

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It is a critical time for Colorado Springs. Voters need to vote for 2C, but with the recent $43 million-plus U.S. Olympic Committee debacle, they have a legitimate right to say they cannot trust city officials. Life’s about timing, I always say, and unfortunately this may be an instance of disastrously bad timing. Elected officials… Continue Reading 2C: an issue of trust

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By Sean Paige Executive director of Local Liberty Action and the editor of Local Liberty Online.org. Excellent recent reporting by the Business Journal indicates that the city’s $53 million “private-public partnership” to provide the U.S. Olympic Committee with a new downtown headquarters might be in significant trouble. This seems especially bad news for folks backing… Continue Reading Colorado Springs’ track record on ‘investments’ raises red flags

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By Douglas Stimple CEO of Classic Cos. Do you believe our community needs to take more decisive steps to create, attract and retain jobs for our residents and families? If you are one of the 79 percent of our residents who indicated such a belief in a recent community poll, an opportunity exists to make… Continue Reading Passage of 1A will ensure city’s long-term economic vitality

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