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Jobs and infrastructure: Top priorities for Colorado Springs mayor

John Suthers moves from attorney general to Colorado Springs mayor


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COLORADO SPRINGS MAYOR JOHN SUTHERS, 65

Suthers served as the Attorney General of Colorado for a decade before returning to his hometown as mayor in 2015. He campaigned on job creation and infrastructure improvements and made some serious inroads in his first year on the job to fulfill both promises.

Case in point: Suthers has collaborated with Pueblo on stormwater infrastructure and pushed for the widening of I-25 north of Colorado Springs, and the city's unemployment dropped below 4 percent in 2016 as 7,700 new jobs were created.

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Eric Peterson

Denver-based writer Eric Peterson is the author of Frommer's Colorado, Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, Frommer's Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and the Ramble series of guidebooks, featuring first-person travelogues covering everything from atomic landmarks in New Mexico to celebrity gone wrong in Hollywood. Peterson has also recently written about backpacking in Yosemite, cross-country skiing in Yellowstone and downhill skiing in Colorado for such publications as Denver's Westword and The New York Daily News. He can be reached at Eptcb126@msn.com

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