Meanwhile, the Independent is gearing up for something that, so far, is much more civil: the Colorado Springs city election.
We've just completed interviews with all nine at-large City Council candidates, and we've noticed many areas of agreement. All sincerely want to serve; all want our city-owned Colorado Springs Utilities to pursue more renewable energy; almost all stress the need for a thriving downtown; most support the city health benefits "plus-1 plan" and, finally, most want to tweak Bruce's beloved TABOR.
We'll have endorsements next week, but you can check out the candidates at the Independent-KKTV-KRCC-Citizens Project-Comcast forum Tuesday night, March 13, at Penrose Library.
Ballots will be mailed Wednesday, March 14, to registered voters. Inside this issue, you'll find a candidate survey produced and paid for by Citizens Project.
Though this is a largely uncontentious election, our city will be shaped by the results. So get informed and get involved.
John Weiss, publisher