El Paso County Colorado Progressive Veterans have been excluded from the Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade slated for Nov. 6. The parade will span Tejon Street from Boulder to Vermijo streets.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers highlighted the city’s infrastructure improvements, economic success and recovery from COVID-19 during his seventh State of the City Address at The Broadmoor hotel on Oct. 15. The event was hosted by the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC.
A group tagged Cheyenne Central is soliciting funds for a "vote no" campaign against the Trails, Open Space and Parks measure on the Nov. 2 ballot. The measure, 2C, would double the TOPS tax from .01 of a percent to .02 of a percent — increasing it from 1 cent on a $10 purchase to 2 cents.
On Nov. 2, El Paso County will conduct the coordinated election at which voters will decide state measures, local Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) questions, debt measures and school board candidates.
Colorado Springs City Councilor and former Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has been appointed by a judge to run the Nov. 2 election in Mesa County after that county's clerk and recorder, Tina Peters, was removed as the designated election official by a judge on Oct. 13.
The latest numbers locally for COVID-19 infections are rising so dramatically that Harvard-educated microbiologist Phoebe Lostroh advises in her latest report, "Everyone in Colorado Springs should be wearing masks when we are indoors with people who are not in our immediate household."Relyin…
The city of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services (PRCS) department is seeking responses from qualified entities for the use and operation of the Westside Community Center, according to a news release. The city will be holding a public information session at 5:30 p.m. a…
The city wants to use $4.2 million in TOPS money to buy 343 acres west of Broadmoor Bluffs known as Fisher Canyon, City Council will be told during its Oct. 11 work session.
"Vote yes" committees for the city of Colorado Springs' two ballot issues on the Nov. 2 ballot are drawing big money, with most coming from the usual suspects — construction companies, police and fire organizations, philanthropists, and developers.
As the Indy and the daily newspaper previously reported, GE Johnson Construction Company, has "joined" a large company based in California, GE Johnson announced in a release on Oct. 1.
Years ago, a bright Colorado College grad took the daring step of starting his own company consigning and building solar gardens. The idea was to allow people to invest in solar without having the solar cells installed on their homes.
Health care workers in Colorado have until Friday to get their first COVID-19 vaccine under a Colorado Board of Health rule, after which they could face termination.
Approximately 200 parents, students and community members protested in front of the Academy School District 20 Education and Administration Center Sept. 27 regarding the district's recently announced mask requirement for all students. D-20 joins Harrison School District 2, Colorado Springs S…
Colorado Springs Police Department will partner with Pikes Peak Community College to overhaul the college's shooting range and soon will ink a 30-year agreement with two 20-year options to extend the deal.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially recommended Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for people at higher risk for COVID-19. Booster doses should be given at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, according to a news release.
The developer of a tract of land at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road has asked a District Court judge to overturn the City Council's Aug. 24 decision to deny a rezoning request, concept plan and master plan amendment to allow for a residential/commercial development at the foot of the Mountain S…
As the number of El Paso County residents testing positive rises, hospitals in the region will change from orange to orange-red on the COVID-19 data dashboard, El Paso County Public Health announced Sept. 16.The positivity rate is 9.52 percent, an 18-percent rise in the last week. The goal w…
The city announced in a news release on Sept. 15 it's reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Colorado Springs Community Cultural Collective regarding City Auditorium, built in 1923.
Consideration is being given to what additional measures might be imposed on the Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD), or city workers in general, in response to the spread of COVID-19.
A $465,000 overhaul of City Council chambers at City Hall is nearly complete, and the new configuration provides more space for the public to attend meetings, officials say.
Ithaka Land, under fire for selling its properties that served the poor to an exclusive buyer at below market values, has hired a management consultant in the wake of its CEO's resignation.
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) has reported unofficial door-to-door canvassing of Colorado voters, according to a Sept. 9 news release. The Colorado Times Recorder reported last month that volunteers from the U.S. Election Integrity Plan (USEIP), an election fraud conspiracy …
Local organizations and nonprofits are joining forces and launching the 5th annual AskCOS community survey, fielded by Elevated Insights.AskCOS provides El Paso County residents an opportunity to have their voices heard regarding current issues and helps local organizations better understand…
The skies above Colorado Springs will be flecked with bits of color this weekend as the 45th Labor Day Lift Off takes flight Sept. 4-6 at Memorial Park. The annual event, which features hot air balloons, food trucks and vendors, live music, and festivities will return to the Springs after CO…
Westside Watch, a coalition of homeowner associations and Westside neighborhoods, has launched a campaign to keep evacuation planning at the forefront of the City Council agenda.
UCHealth has issued a report showing the number of patients hospitalized due to COVID in its facilities, as well as the number of COVID patients admitted to its ICUs and the number on UCHealth ventilators.
This blog has been updated to include comments from El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker regarding the contention the assessor's records are inaccurate.
A drug deal involving a Sierra High School student led to a shooting in the Deerfield Hills neighborhood on Aug. 24. The Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Monica Drive West at approximately 1:19 p.m Tuesday afternoon.
Colorado Springs voters will be asked at the Nov. 2 election to forfeit $20 million in tax revenue collected in 2021 above limits imposed by the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) to create a fund for wildland fire mitigation.
As the pandemic of the unvaccinated rages, hospitals have filled to the brim in some low-vaccination locales, prompting an exodus of patients to other hospitals — some in other states.
Several departments in state government are requiring staffers who interact with vulnerable populations and those living in congregate living settings be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October and have the first shot by Sept. 30, the state said in an Aug. 17 news release.
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder has promoted Bureau Chief Joe Roybal to undersheriff after the departure of former Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, who took another position with the county.
In our March, 2, 2021 cover story, “Look what the cat dragged out,” we examined the story of Christian Breuer, a young man on the autism spectrum accused of animal cruelty.
Tina Peters, the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder currently under investigation by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office for a breach of election security protocol, and Colorado Rep. Ron Hanks (R-HD60) made an appearance at MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s Cyber Symposium in Sioux Falls, South D…