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1 month 1 day ago

Pueblo seeks applicants for vacant council seat

PUEBLO - Applications are being accepted for the open city council seat in Pueblo. Councilman at Large Chris Kaufman resigned last week amid criticism that he and two other council members broke state sunshine laws during an email conversation with the county transportation director. Pueblo residents interested in filling the...

1 year 3 months ago

Special prosecutor sought for councilman

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - District Attorney Thom LeDoux is requesting a special prosecutor to handle the assault case involving Canon City councilman Colby Katchmar. According to the Canon City Daily Record, LeDoux said he filed the motion because he knows Katchmar well and Katchmar was a contributor to his...

1 year 5 months ago

New Colorado Springs Council sworn in

Six out of nine strangers were sworn in to replace Colorado Springs City Council members. On Tuesday a ceremony was held at Colorado Springs City Hall to formally induct the six new council members. In April's election, all of the incumbents running for re-election were voted out of office,...

1 year 6 months ago

Council Set to Vote on Fracking in City Limits

To drill or not to drill, that is the question facing Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Council members are voting on new regulations that would allow oil and gas drilling within city limits. In particular, the concern is over hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. The process is already permitted...

1 year 6 months ago

Split over ambulance service could cost patients

COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County have split over ambulance service breaking off a 17-year relationship. In a prepared statement to the Emergency Services Agency board Wednesday, Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown said the department intends to recommend to City Council that they...

1 year 7 months ago

Your vote could change utilities future

COLORADO SPRINGS - Big changes could be store for Colorado Springs Utilities. City Council is expected to vote on a ballot measure Tuesday that would turnover control of the public utility to a independently elected board of directors. The ballot proposal calls for a 7 member board to be...

1 year 8 months ago

City fracking ban unlikely

COLORADO SPRINGS - Energy companies may soon be drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods. City Council held a work session Tuesday hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling. Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells...

1 year 8 months ago

Council tightens fire code; tables TOPS

COLORADO SPRINGS - On a 6-2 vote Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council passed stricter fire codes for any new homes built in the foothills of Colorado Springs. Smoke alarms, sprinkler systems and fire resistant Class A roofing materials are now required. Wooded siding and shake shingles are prohibited...

1 year 8 months ago

City council wants a raise

COLORADO SPRINGS - Members of the Colorado City Council may ask voters next April for a substantial raise. News 5 obtained a copy of a draft ballot issued that would amend the City Charter to increase the pay of council members by the equivalent of 44 percent of the mayor's...

2 years 4 months ago

Mayor Bach hires new City Clerk

Mayor Steve Bach has hired a new City Clerk for Colorado Springs; Sarah Johnson should join city staff Monday June 4th, following City Council approval May 22nd. According to a release from the Mayor's communications office, Johnson has 18 years of elections experience. Most recently Johnson worked for seven...

2 years 5 months ago

Pueblo Council member resigns

Pueblo City Council Member Judy Weaver has submitted her resignation, effective immediately. Weaver has been on the Council since 2006. She represents District 1. City Manager Jerry Pacheco states, "Judy is a very intelligent, hard working individual who has given selflessly of herself while serving on the Council....

2 years 7 months ago

New bike race proposed to City council

A new 105-mile bike tour around Colorado Springs and surrounding areas has been proposed to Colorado Springs City Council. The organizers of the first ever Tour of Colorado Springs want support for public safety and barricading from the city. The major debate among council members is the cost estimated...

2 years 8 months ago

Update: Mayor's office releases statement

Since our earlier attempt to speak to Mayor Steve Bach about Councilwoman Czelatdko's comments about communication problems, his office has released the following statement to us. "At no time were any council members removed from any information distribution lists in any of the departments - nor did we receive...

2 years 9 months ago

Mayor Bach makes budget vetoes

After another round of budget approvals by City Council, Mayor Steve Bach is vetoing some programs. His cuts total over $312,000. The biggest item on the veto line is a proposal to add $175,000 to the budget for maintenance and repairs to the city's tennis courts. The Mayor said...

2 years 9 months ago

Memorial Health System e-Town Hall set for today

The public is invited to participate in an e-Town Hall meeting about the future of Memorial Health System as city leaders weigh proposals for potential ownership. Four prospective buyers have already stepped forward to purchase city-owned hospital including Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health System, HCA - Health ONE...

2 years 11 months ago

Boulder council limits marijuana advertising

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The Boulder City Council wants to limit advertising for medical marijuana dispensaries to people who have a medical need. The ordinance passed Tuesday is designed to bar advertising to youths or recreational users. The Boulder Daily Camera says council members are concerned about the tone of...

3 years 1 month ago

Deadline for hospital vote approaching

Few hospitals run like Memorial Health System anymore. Three decades ago as many as half of the nation's hospitals were government owned, but today less than 10 percent share that model. A change in ownership requires voter approval and Colorado Springs City Council will need to move quickly if...

3 years 2 months ago

Council approves $2,200 mmj application fee

The Colorado Springs City Council has approved a motion to charge applicants $2,200 for a medical marijuana business application. The fee will include a city background check in addition to the background check already done by the stare. Originally council was expected to vote on a large fee structure...

3 years 2 months ago

City Council mulling medical marijuana fees

The Colorado Springs City Council is currently hearing public comment on proposed fees for medical marijuana shops and their owners. Councilman Tim Leigh has proposed that council only vote to approve an application fee and then sort out the rest on a later date. We'll have a live update tonight...

3 years 3 months ago

Pueblo city council passes property ordinance

Pueblo city councilmembers voted 4-3 to pass an ordinance aimed at vacant and rental properties. The ordinance does not include owner-occupied properties. After two hours of public comment Monday night, the council voted to pass an adaptation of the international property maintenance code. People against the ordinance say the...

3 years 5 months ago

Incline taking final steps to legitimacy

After several months of meetings and planning sessions the Manitou Springs Incline could be one step closer to becoming a legitimate trail tonight. The Manitou Springs City Council is holding a special session to discuss and possibly vote on a plan to make the trail legal. The city is...

3 years 6 months ago

Ballot Issue 1A confusing to some

You may have already received your mail-in ballot. Along with choosing a Mayor and City Council, Colorado Springs ballots have two questions. One of them caught a local woman off-guard. "I opened it up and read it," says Mary Taggart, a concerned voter; but she had to read Issue...

3 years 6 months ago

City council candidates participate in debate

Fourteen people vying for Colorado Springs city council seats take part in a forum, organized by Trails and Open Space Coalition. The council candidates got together with citizens at the Penrose Library Tuesday evening to take questions from the audience. Four people are running for council district 2....

3 years 7 months ago

Memorial Hospital's future is on hold

The future of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs is on hold after a Mayoral Task Force recommended the delay to city councilmembers Monday afternoon. Memorial Health System Board of Trustees Vice-President John Moore says two reasons go into asking for the delay. 1. Moore says recent survey...

3 years 7 months ago

Private meeting raises questions

A private meeting over the weekend is raising some concern in Colorado Springs. A group of business leaders called The City Committee met with candidates for Colorado Springs' mayoral and city council positions. While some community leaders were invited to the Penrose House and Broadmoor, the general public and...

3 years 9 months ago

Springs council approves MMJ regulations

A marathon session for Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday night resulted in a win of sorts for those in the medical marijuana industry. Council voted unanimously to approve zoning requirements surrounding medical marijuana centers. Notably, the new requirements did not include some stricter measures that opponents said would put...

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