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6 months 6 days ago

Marijuana business fights zoning violation

COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs recently ordered a local marijuana club owner to stop operating because they believe he violated zoning ordinances. However, the business owner says marijuana is legal in the State of Colorado and that the city is infringing on his property rights. Studio...

7 months 1 week ago

Champions plan wins $120 million from state

DENVER - There were handshakes and hugs following the announcement of state support for the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved the full $120 million in tax incentives requested by the bidders. "I think that this is an investment in our future," said...

1 year 1 month ago

City Council weighs recreational pot vote

COLORADO SPRINGS - Medical marijuana stores have been selling cannabis in Colorado Springs for about four years. Like other businesses in town, they pay taxes and licensing fees. This summer, City Council will decide whether to expand the local industry to include recreational marijuana businesses. Advocates like Bob Wiley...

1 year 3 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 4 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...

2 years 5 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 6 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...

3 years 4 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 5 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

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...

3 years 8 months ago

2011 city budget looking brighter

In December, Colorado Springs city councilmembers have a chance to put some happiness back into the Christmas stockings of city residents. Last Christmas, their job was to take stuff out of the stockings. The 2011 city budget has an unexpected increase of $10.3 million (mostly from increased sales tax...

3 years 11 months ago

Funeral held for former Councilman Dr. Ted Eastburn

Approximately 800 people attended a memorial service Friday for Ted Eastburn, a renowned cardiologist, former Colorado Springs City Councilman, and one-time mayoral candidate. Eastburn committed suicide early Tuesday morning in the offices of Pikes Peak Cardiology at Memorial Hospital, where he worked. Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus...

4 years 4 months ago

Issue 300 adopted

Colorado Springs City Council has adopted Ballot Issue 300 into the city code. A resolution containing an interpreted version of the issue passed on Tuesday by a 6-3 vote with councilmen Sean Paige, Tom Gallagher and Darryl Glenn all cast votes against the measure. Voters passed 300 in November...

4 years 4 months ago

FREX saved, at least for now

The Front Range Express commuter bus service will continue to take riders from Colorado Springs to Denver, at least for the next year. Colorado Springs City Council members voted Tuesday to use the $1.44 million it received from the sale of nine of the buses to fund its share of...

4 years 5 months ago

Homeless issue faces many hurdles

Colorado Springs city councilmembers are looking into adopting a "no camping" ordinance in response to the increased number of homeless people camping along the rivers and creek beds around the city. Council members say they're worried about public health and public safety. They also want to make sure, if...

4 years 6 months ago

Issue 300 goes back to discussion table

Issue 300 author Douglas Bruce will meet with Colorado Springs city staffers to try to clarify the purpose of Issue 300. Voters passed Issue 300 in November 2009. It eliminates enterprise fees and phases out enterprise payments to the city in eight year's time. Several money issues have come...

4 years 6 months ago

Council discusses 300

If you voted for Ballot Measure 300, Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce wants you to attend a city council meeting on Tuesday. The city will be talking about how to resolve the conflicts between the ballot measure and the city charter. Voters passed issue 300, which ends city enterprise payments,...

4 years 7 months ago

Vice Mayor was once homeless

Many know Larry Small as the city's vice mayor -- a strong conservative, but one with compassion for the city's gay community and its homeless. "People need to be treated and respected no matter what circumstances they're in," he said. "They all deserve that." He retired from a career as...

4 years 10 months ago

14 apply for council seat

14 people have already thrown their hat in the ring for a seat on the Colorado Springs City Council. They include business leaders, professors and a former schoolboard president. Heimlicher, who represents District 3, is resigning at the end of Sept. People have until Monday to apply for the...

4 years 10 months ago

Apply for city council seat

You can now apply for the soon-to-be-vacant Colorado Springs city council seat. District 3, currently served by Jerry Heimlicher who is leaving for personal reasons, includes much of the downtown area, the westside and points south. To apply send a cover letter and resume to council by Sept. 28....

4 years 10 months ago

City councilman resigns seat in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs city councilman Jerry Heimlicher is resigning his seat, citing personal reasons. The announcement was made at a meeting Tuesday afternoon. Heimlicher is expected to move out-of-state. First elected to city council in 2005 and re-elected earlier this year, Heimlicher has a long history of community service on...

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