COLORADO SPRINGS - The issue of panhandling in downtown Colorado Springs is back in the news because the panhandlers themselves are back. Following a failed attempt to completely ban soliciting downtown, Colorado College will host a series of Community Conversations to find better solutions to help the chronically homeless and... more »
Colorado Springs Mayor Elect Steve Bach says that he will be spending the next few weeks choosing his chief of staff and preparing to take office. In an interview with News First 5, Bach said he has a list of about five candidates in mind for the chief of staff... more »
Colorado Springs city ballots are due at the city clerk's office by 7 p.m. Tuesday night. It is too late to mail in the ballot. You must drop off your ballot in person.
Ballot drop off locations: City Clerk's Office - 30 S. Nevada Ave., Suite 101 Colorado Springs... more »
Monday night, from 6:30 to 7:30, people can ask the two men running for Colorado Springs' next mayor questions via Facebook, Twitter, or online submissions through the Springs Vision Forum website.
Young professionals are organizing the online forum, hoping to get young voters interested in the election.
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Two competing politicians were on the same side today, promoting small business.
Steve Bach and Richard Skorman, the two Colorado Springs mayoral candidates were at the grand opening for a new small business. Roosters Men's Grooming Center is a throwback barbershop; it's even got the traditional barber chair.
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Richard Skorman and Steve Bach are fighting it out to be Colorado Springs' first strong mayor; and a tough job awaits the winner. A big part of their job will be improving the city's image following what some call negative press over the years.
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Voters are about one month away from the runoff election to see who will be Colorado Springs' first strong mayor; and with the field narrowed down to two, we're hearing more from the two remaining candidates. They faced off for the first debate of the runoff election on Friday at... more »
An already-crowded field of candidates hoping to become Colorado Springs' first "strong mayor" continues to get bigger. Business-owner and former vice-mayor Richard Skorman formally announced his candidacy Tuesday evening, bringing the number of candidates to 8. A 9th candidate will enter the race on Wednesday.
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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... more »