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Peterson Air Force Base has lost its bid to house the 24th Air Force cyber mission, a 400-airman Internet warfare unit. Air Force officials announced this morning that Lackland AFB, Texas, is the preferred location for the unit. A final decision cannot be made until an environmental impact study is complete. Peterson officials learned in… Continue Reading Peterson AFB passed up for planned cyber unit

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Colorado ranked 9th for foreclosures

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Colorado had the ninth-highest foreclosure rate in the nation during April, according to RealtyTrac Inc. A total of 5,495 Colorado properties were in foreclosure , or one per every 387 households. That was down 1.5 percent from March and down 9 percent from April 2008. Nevada had the nation’s highest rate, with one in every 68 households… Continue Reading Colorado ranked 9th for foreclosures

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The Statewide Grand Jury has indicted Derek Roy Kent and Adam Kelepolo on suspicion of committing 11 counts of securities fraud and theft against Colorado investors between September 2002 and March 2007. “Securities fraud is a serious breach of the public trust,” Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said. “This case underlines that perpetrators of securities… Continue Reading Two suspected of taking Broadmoor Bluffs housing money

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AAA predicts that drivers will hit the highways in droves this Memorial Day weekend, lured by low gas prices. The national average of U.S. retail gasoline prices dropped to $2.24 per gallon today, down nearly 40 percent from $3.71 per gallon a year ago, AAA said. Trips by automobile will increase 2.7 percent, from 26.3 million… Continue Reading Low gas prices to prompt Memorial Day travel

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Commissioners ask Gov. Ritter for veto

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is asking Gov. Bill Ritter to veto legislation that would prohibit leasing or selling any state-owned land to expand Fort Carson’s Pinon Canyon maneuver site. “This bill sends a bad message to the Department of Defense and to the brave military personnel serving here around the world,” a letter… Continue Reading Commissioners ask Gov. Ritter for veto

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The Colorado Department of Transportation will close the two Larkspur rest areas along northbound and southbound Interstate 25 on May 11 because they are too expensive and too time consuming to maintain. The southbound area has been closed since November 2008 and requires $300,000 in repairs to meet health department standards, and officials said maintenance of… Continue Reading CDOT closing I-25 rest areas at Larkspur

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Prostitution, cocaine ring busted

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The Statewide Grand Jury has indicted 15 illegal immigrants on suspicion of operating a prostitution and cocaine distribution ring. The illegal enterprise, known as Mi Casa Su Casa, included 11 brothels in Denver, Longmont and Glenwood Springs. The Denver brothels were located at 1521 N. Yosemite St., 1552 W. Alameda Ave., 540 Perry St., 4169… Continue Reading Prostitution, cocaine ring busted

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The city has chosen the URS Corp. to conduct a feasibility study for adding a rail track that would run streetcars along Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. City Transit Division Manager Sherri Ritenour said the downtown construction would hopefully be the first phase of construction on a rail line that would eventually run between… Continue Reading City starting study for downtown streetcar

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Want to know what the plans are for this year’s Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade, Fan Fest and Pride Fest in downtown Colorado Springs? The City of Colorado Springs’ Special Events Committee will host a meeting to discuss the events at 1:30 p.m. May 12 in the Regional Building Department, 2880 International Circle. The… Continue Reading Meeting scheduled to discuss rodeo parade, Fan Fest and Pride Fest

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Today is the last day that the DASH, the free downtown shuttle, will be running, and it doesn’t look like it will come back any time soon. City Council decided Monday that city coffers could offer no assistance to save shuttle. Funding for DASH, the downtown area shuttle which runs regular routes on Tejon Street between… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle ends today

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