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Griswold promises counties to help pay for new election laws

House Bill 1278 places new requirements on Colorado counties for how many ballot dropoff boxes and Voter Service and Polling Centers they must have available during an election. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said the law will add $700,000 to $1.5 million to his cost of running an election. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold plans to buy the ballot boxes for the counties and hopes lawmakers can find additional funds to help with the polling places.

County clerk sees election bill as unfunded mandate

El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said about 95 percent fill out and return the ballots that are mailed to them. He believes the best way to reduce the wait times at Voter Service and Polling Centers on election day is for the Secretary of State’s Office to upgrade the computer system used to register voters. 

Enforcement hurdles await for red light cameras now active in Colorado Springs

City code requires registered vehicle owners ticketed by a red light camera to be personally served with a summons and complaint within 90 days of the violation in order for the case to go to court. Other Colorado cities have seen a large number of tickets dismissed for failure to provide proper service.

Fire mitigation season is here

COLORADO SPRINGS – It’s not even Easter yet and we’re already seeing large wind-driven grassfires in and around Southern Colorado. So, what gives? The reality

Bed bug discovery cancels classes in La Junta

The building was searched Tuesday and the location of the bugs was narrowed to three specific rooms. Lovato is confident the school will be clean and safe by Monday so that the kids can take their annual state assessments. 

Forums give glimpse at possible futures for Pueblo high schools

Depending upon the plan, D60 could end up asking voters this November to borrow between $254 and $315 million to build two new high schools and make additional repairs at buildings district-wide. The district is gathering public input on the proposals during a series of community forums this week.

Springs lawmakers to introduce bipartisan mental health bills

Two lawmakers from Colorado Springs are putting aside their party differences to work together one of the big issues to come out of red flag bill debate: the need for better access to mental healthcare. Sen. Pete Lee, a Democrat, and Rep. Lois Langraf, a Republican, are co-sponsors on a pair of bills that seek to expand the availability of in-patient psychiatric care.

Jesse Hogue

Records show cold case suspect lived in Colorado for years

Jesse Hogue, 73, was indicted for murder by a grand jury in Texas in the 1994 killing of his ex-wife Jackie. He was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop in Pueblo West. News 5 searched court records and found Hogue had lived in Colorado for several years. He was given a traffic ticket by state troopers in 2003 and had DUI arrests in 2005 and 2014.

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