2 candidate forums upcoming on Westside

       Westsiders will have two local opportunities to listen and talk to Colorado Springs mayor and City Council candidates.
       The first of these will be Monday, Feb. 26, at 11:30 a.m. at the Village at Skyline's Community Room, 2365 Patriot Hts., sponsored by the Cheyenne Mountain Republicans.
       The next will be Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the West Intergenerational Center, 25 N. 20th St., sponsored by the Organization of Westside Neighbors.
       The April 3 election is for Colorado Springs mayor and four at-large council seats. All the incumbents are running for re-election, including Westside residents Randy Purvis and Tom Gallagher (both at-large council members). Another Westsider, Jan Martin, is an at-large candidate.
       Also coming up will be a forum by the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., moderated by Planning Commissioner Bob Wignall; and a forum on growth issues, March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Dr., sponsored by SaveTheSprings, Sierra Club and Citizen-Powered Media.

From a press release