In The News

2/18/18 – Scandal erupts at Monument town hall

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2018/02/17/scandal-erupts-at-monument-town-hall/

2/16/18 – Here is another letter to the editor about the Old North End streets being road-dieted. This one is from the Independent.

https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/letters/Content…

2/16/18 – A couple of Letters to the Editor in today’s Gazette about the narrowing of roads in the Old North End and the Downtown Stadium.
The ‘other’ Colorado Springs

http://gazette.com/letters-the-other-colorado-spr…/…/1621126

2/15/18 – Independence Institute is holding a free class for those getting involved in their local government. Check it out!

https://i2i.org/local-gov/

2/15/18 – North Nevada revitalization plan approved
Not everyone is thrilled…

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2018/02/14/north-nevada-revitalization-plan-approved/

2/14/18 – Sign the Springs Taxpayers petition to oppose toll lanes and support widening I-25 to 4 lanes without raising taxes. Also, please, share this petition on social media.

https://www.change.org/p/colorado-leadership-widen-the-i-25…

2/13/18 – “The superiority of automobiles doesn’t stop at the obvious, either. They expand workers’ access to jobs and educational opportunities, increase productivity and incomes, improve purchasing choices, lower consumer prices and widen social options.”

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/02/08/cars-remain-popular-because-they-are-vastly-superior-to-transit-alternatives/

2/11/18 – Time is running out for the proposed sports and event center in downtown Colorado Springs
http://gazette.com/time-is-running-out-for-the-pr…/…/1620752

2/10/18 – State oil and gas conservation commission dealing with a $5.6 million budget shortfall

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/denver/state-oil-and-gas-conservation-commission-dealing-with-a-56-million-budget-shortfall

2/10/18 – Time is running out for the proposed sports and event center in downtown Colorado Springs

http://gazette.com/time-is-running-out-for-the-proposed-sports-and-event-center-in-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1620752

2/8/18 – Town manager and police chief of Monument on Paid leave

http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Town-manager-and-police-chief-of-Monument-on-Paid-Leave-473261583.html

2/8/18 – Colorado Springs officials outline priorities, expected stormwater billing

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-officials-outline-priorities-expected-stormwater-billing/article/1620576t

2/7/18 – Tri-Lakes deals with fastest growth rate in Southern Colorado

http://www.koaa.com/story/37443764/tri-lakes-deals-with-fastest-growth-rate-in-southern-colorado

2/5/18 – Manitou Springs bridge project hits a bump in the road

http://gazette.com/manitou-springs-bridge-project-hits-a-bump-in-the-road/article/1620346

2/3/18 – Colorado Springs Sky Sox coming to downtown after all?

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-sky-sox-coming-to-downtown-after-all/article/1620258

2/3/18 – Colorado Springs wrestles with Banning Lewis Ranch development rules

https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/2018/01/31/colorado-springs-wrestles-with-banning-lewis-ranch-development-rules

2/3/18 – U.S. Department of Transportation: No toll lanes on I-25 Gap means no federal grant money

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2018/02/02/u-s-department-of-transportation-no-toll-lanes-on-i-25-gap-means-no-federal-grant-money/

2/1/18 – City faced with changing the rules on Banning Lewis Ranch to spur development

https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/city-faced-with-changing-the-rules-on-banning-lewis-ranch-to-spur-development/Content?oid=10118701

2/1/18 – Colorado Springs wrestles with Banning Lewis Ranch development rules

https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/2018/01/31/colorado-springs-wrestles-with-banning-lewis-ranch-development-rules

2/1/18 – Big changes along Cascade Ave in old North End neighborhood

http://www.koaa.com/clip/14092108/big-changes-along-cascade-ave-in-old-north-end-neighborhood

1/27/18 – North Cheyenne Cañon: No vehicles allowed?

https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/2018/01/26/north-cheyenne-canon-no-vehicles-allowed

1/26/18 – Cash-strapped Colorado Springs parks department could face more trouble due to Banning Lewis Ranch

http://gazette.com/cash-strapped-colorado-springs-parks-department-could-face-more-trouble-due-to-banning-lewis-ranch/article/1619796

1/26/18 – Manitou Springs, town administrator agree to part ways

http://gazette.com/manitou-springs-town-administrator-agree-to-part-ways/article/1619827

1/24/18 – Two sites now eyed for downtown Colorado Springs sports and event center

http://gazette.com/article/1619609?TC_SC_REF

1/24/18 – Colorado Springs airline fares plunge to nearly 20-year low

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-airline-fares-plunge-to-nearly-20-year-low/article/1619533

1/24/18 – Plans for sports stadium scrapped at Antlers Park

http://www.koaa.com/story/37325180/plans-for-sports-stadium-scrapped-at-antlers-park

1/22/18 – Tolls on Colorado interstate expansions likely, popular or not

http://gazette.com/tolls-on-colorado-interstate-expansions-likely-popular-or-not/article/1619454

1/19/18 – Developer built homes in danger of flooding; Town leaders “unsure” what happened

http://www.koaa.com/story/37299603/developer-built-homes-in-danger-of-flooding-town-leaders-unsure-what-happened

1/19/18 – Affordable housing project survives another round against Broadmoor Bluffs association

http://gazette.com/affordable-housing-project-survives-another-round-against-broadmoor-bluffs-association/article/1619292

1/19/18 – Colorado Springs mayor raises red flags over sports and event center plan for Antler’s Park

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-mayor-raises-red-flags-over-sports-and-event-center-plan-for-antlers-park/article/1619293

1/19/18 – Banning Lewis annexation agreement under scrutiny

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2018/01/18/banning-lewis-annexation-agreement-under-scrutiny/

1/15/18 – Opponents of affordable housing project trying to overturn Colorado Springs planners’ OK

http://gazette.com/opponents-of-affordable-housing-project-trying-to-overturn-colorado-springs-planners-ok/article/1619029

1/13/18 – Reader comments on the possible construction of sports and event center in Antler’s Park

http://gazette.com/reader-comments-on-the-possible-construction-of-sports-and-event-center-in-antlers-park/article/1618749

1/13/18 – Banning Lewis Ranch annexation agreement raises concern about parks, open space

http://gazette.com/banning-lewis-ranch-annexation-agreement-raises-concern-about-parks-open-space/article/1618919

1/12/18 – City Council begins zoning process for Banning-Lewis Ranch

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2018/01/11/city-council-begins-zoning-review-process-for-banning-lewis-ranch/

1/10/18 – Colorado Springs no longer publishing annual transparency reports

http://www.koaa.com/story/37231093/colorado-springs-police-no-longer-publishing-annual-transparency-reports

1/9/18 – Letter to the Editor from Mayor John Suthers – Mayor: ‘We can’t handle the truth’

http://gazette.com/letters-mayor-john-suthers-says-we-cant-handle-the-truth/article/1618557?_ga=2.85731673.1703514514.1515781782-1249640680.1504637372

1/5/18 – Banning-Lewis Ranch amended annexation agreement released

https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/2018/01/05/banning-lewis-ranch-amended-annexation-agreement-released?platform=hootsuite

12/26/17 – Colorado Springs chosen for pilot recycling program – will this be voluntary, or eventually mandatory?

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chosen-for-pilot-recycling-program/article/1616938

https://www.wastedive.com/news/colorado-springs-co-prioritized-as-pilot-city-for-statewide-recycling-reva/512725/

12/20/17 – El Paso County Commissioners say no to tolls on I25 expansion

http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-leaders-vote-unanimously-to-oppose-toll-lanes-on-interstate-25/article/1617562

12/19/17 – Colorado Springs will draw power from outside city, but leaders want flexibility in shutting coal plant

https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/18/colorado-springs-drake-coal-plant/

12/18/17 – Great overview of the discussion about closing Martin Drake Power Plant

https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2017/12/16/martin-drake-power-plant-on-the-chopping-block-monday/ – .WjXf8mEqUU8.facebook

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-utilities-board-again-delays-drake-decision/article/1617474

12/18/17 – State Representative Paul Lundeen says 3rd lane should NOT be a toll lane.

https://www.facebook.com/LundeenPaul/videos/10155816132421221/

12/12/17 – The El Paso County Strategy document says that County dollars should go to County roads. What do you think?

http://gazette.com/el-paso-county-oks-millions-for-widening-of-i-25-from-monument-to-castle-rock/article/1617062

12/12/17 – Lots of folks here at the pre-City Council rally concerned about the valuation of Strawberry Fields. Pretty interesting.

http://gazette.com/strawberry-hill-appraisal-questioned-but-land-swap-deal-is-unlikely-to-change/article/1617172

https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/2017/12/12/strawberry-fields-appraisal-needs-fresh-look-citizens-say

https://m.csindy.com/coloradosprings/strawberry-fields-appraiser-faces-penalties-for-his-work-on-the-citys-land-exchange/Content?oid=8972835

12/11/17 – Details for proposed Pikes Peak Observatory

Opportunity for private sponsorship??

http://gazette.com/details-for-proposed-pikes-peak-observatory-come-into-focus/article/1617023

12/10/17 – Gazette Letters – Drivers wont us Toll road on I-25

http://gazette.com/letters-toll-road-on-i-25-preserve-net-neutrality/article/1616929

12/9/17 – Video of the CDOT meeting this week about widening I25 from Monument to Castle Rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfokbPU_Ca8&feature=youtu.be

12/8/17 – Proposed Toll Lanes for I-25

http://gazette.com/proposed-toll-lanes-turn-some-in-el-paso-county-against-i-25-widening/article/1616786

http://www.koaa.com/story/37021030/cdot-reveals-plan-to-use-express-lanes-on-i-25

http://www.fox21news.com/news/local/public-gives-feedback-on-i-25-express-toll-lanes/877351110

12/7/17 – Capitulation or deliberation? CSU shouldn’t rush into early closure of Martin Drake Power Plant

Capitulation or deliberation? CSU shouldn’t rush into early closure of Martin Drake Power Plant

11/16/17 – Colorado Springs crowd skeptical of purpose, effectiveness of red light cameras

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-crowd-skeptical-of-purpose-effectiveness-of-red-light-cameras/article/1615366

11/16/17 – CSPD unveils red-light camera proposal to crowd of skeptics

http://www.koaa.com/story/36857122/cspd-unveils-red-light-camera-proposal-to-crowd-of-skeptics

11/15/17 – Public asks Colorado Springs City Council to boost funds for parks and transportation

http://gazette.com/public-asks-colorado-springs-city-council-to-boost-funds-for-parks-and-transportation/article/1615243

11/10/17 – Colorado Springs begins divvying up money freed by passage of stormwater fee

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-begins-divvying-up-money-freed-by-passage-of-stormwater-fee/article/1614963

11/10/17 – Bike Master Plan

https://coloradosprings.gov/bikeplan

11/8/17 – Stormwater fee approved by Colorado Springs voters

http://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories/stormwater-fee-approved-by-colorado-springs-voters/653238194

11/7/17 – Stormwater vote will free up money for more police and firefighters

http://gazette.com/stormwater-vote-will-free-up-money-for-more-police-and-firefighters/article/1614815+

11/3/17 – Returned ballots surpass 41,000; close vote expected on Colorado Springs stormwater fee

http://gazette.com/returned-ballots-surpass-41000-close-vote-expected-on-colorado-springs-stormwater-fee/article/1614497

11/2/17 – Colorado Springs stormwater fee opponents fear increases if voters approve the issue

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-stormwater-fee-opponents-fear-increases-if-voters-approve-the-issue/article/1614416

10/31/17 – Opponents of Colorado Springs Stormwater Fees Financially Outmatched but Still making an Argument

http://gazette.com/opponents-of-stormwater-fees-financially-outmatched-but-still-making-an-argument/article/1614276

10/12/17 -New ad campaign contends Colorado Springs is driven by tax-a-holics

New ad campaign contends Colorado Springs is driven by tax-a-holics

10/11/17 -Election Watch: Colorado Springs Question 2A (Stormwater Fee)

http://www.koaa.com/story/36567590/election-watch-co-springs-question-2a-stormwater-fee

10/9/17 – Stormwater fee’s “vote no” committee politician operative doesn’t live in the city

https://www.csindy.com/TheWire/archives/2017/10/09/stormwater-fees-vote-no-committee-political-operative-doesnt-live-in-the-city

10/4/17 – Suthers proposes increased spending due to higher revenues from sales tax

https://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/suthers-proposes-increased-spending-due-to-higher-revenues-from-sales-tax/Content?oid=7605098

9/15/17 – Opponents cry foul as City excludes arguments from blue book

http://www.koaa.com/story/36371540/opponents-cry-foul-as-city-excludes-arguments-from-blue-book

8/12/17 – Does Colorado Springs need a dedicated stormwater fee?

http://gazette.com/pointcounterpoint-does-colorado-springs-need-a-dedicated-stormwater-fee/article/1609016