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“When you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”-Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet.” Why would a shadowy 527 committee, “Citizens for a Sound Government” spend thousands of dollars attacking an apparently random group of Colorado Springs City Council candidates, including Joe Barrera and Don Knight in District… Continue Reading Negative campaigning goes nuclear – and it wasn’t Kim Jong-Un

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DoD cuts furloughs to 14 days

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DoD cuts furloughs to 14 days

The good news: Department of Defense civilian employees will have fewer days off than first thought under sequestration. More good news: Those furloughs will be delayed until mid-to-late June, instead of early in May The bad news: They’ll still face 14 unpaid days of leave during the rest of the budget year, which ends Sept.… Continue Reading DoD cuts furloughs to 14 days

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Woodland Park getting a third brewery

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Woodland Park getting a third brewery

Ute Pass Brewing Co. in Woodland Park expects to be pouring the suds by next month. Owners Todd DeRemus and Scott Jones are putting the final touches on their 3,180-square-foot brewery in downtown Woodland Park. The brewery is located in the space that used to be Maximillian’s Cafe. The business partners had been working on… Continue Reading Woodland Park getting a third brewery

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Health care reform leads to telephone scam

As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act nears, Colorado’s elderly are the target of a scam to obtain their personal information and bank accounts, according to the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The scammers call from a Texas area code, and claim the person is being issued a new national medical card or a new… Continue Reading Health care reform leads to telephone scam

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Digital Edition – March 22, 2013

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The penultimate campaign finance reports are trickling in – and, as always, they make interesting reading. There are some new players in the game, and some older ones that have had to switch horses in midstream. The stalwarts of the medical marijuana industry had put their money into “Smokin’ Tom” Gallagher’s campaign, but he abruptly… Continue Reading Coal and marijuana make curious political bedfellows – or do they?

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The Downtown Partnership and Colorado Springs Urban Intervention will host two webinars on walkable neighborhoods and public food markets at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media Thursday. The first webinar explores how Buena Vista intentionally built a walkable community, connecting residential development with workplaces and schools, as well as the arts and outdoor recreation.… Continue Reading Webinars aim to spark downtown walkability and food market discussions

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Shadow inventory falling

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The amount of shadow inventory in Colorado dropped 26 percent in the 12 months that ended in January, according to a CoreLogic report released today. The drop was one of the largest declines in shadow inventory in the country and represents a national trend. Shadow inventory includes all delinquent mortgages, those in foreclosure and those… Continue Reading Shadow inventory falling

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Male lion makes debut at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

His name is Abuto, hear him roar. He is a 1-and half-year-old African lion and the newest member of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo big cat family. He joins four other lions at the zoo and can be found in the new Encounter Africa lion building, located around the corner from the giraffe building. “We are… Continue Reading Male lion makes debut at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

Colorado’s medical marijuana industry isn’t regulated closely enough – and the medical marijuana enforcement division is in need of serious overhaul. A highly critical audit from the state auditor  found a lack of funding and planning contributed to problems at the Colorado Department of Revenue that led to lack of consistent enforcement, discipline and a… Continue Reading Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

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