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Crowds gather to support Carson

Crowds gather to support Carson

Hundreds of people from across Colorado gathered Tuesday afternoon at Centennial Hall in Colorado Springs to show support for the Fort Carson Army post, which faces a potential cut of up to 16,000 soldiers — two-thirds of the Mountain Post’s personnel — by 2020. The Keep Carson Strong event was hosted by a partnership between… Continue Reading Crowds gather to support Carson

Ford leads local sales, enhanced by military

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Ford leads local sales, enhanced by military

New vehicle registrations continue to grow each year in El Paso County, swelling to 27,161 last year with Ford as the leading brand in the region. There were 529,595 total registered vehicles in the county last year — 343,669 of which were in Colorado Springs — according to data published earlier this month by the… Continue Reading Ford leads local sales, enhanced by military

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TechWise wins Fort Carson support contract

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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor TechWise was awarded a contract to provide support base services at Fort Carson beginning next year. TechWise will begin as the prime contractor in the deal Jan. 1 and will “augment Garrison personnel over a three-year effort to support the mobilization, deployment, redeployment, and demobilization mission at Fort Carson,” said a news… Continue Reading TechWise wins Fort Carson support contract

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Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

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Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services and Directorate of Public Works environmental staff is planning to commence prescribed burns this fall. Depending on the weather conditions, burning could start as soon as Saturday and continue through December. There are 21 areas planned for prescribed burning. These areas total approximately 7,000 acres and are comprised of… Continue Reading Fort Carson to begin prescribed burns 

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Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

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Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

Carole Jackson of Security Florist used to bring her older flowers to the adjacent Dad’s Kwik Inn Diner at the end of each week. There her colorful contributions would adorn the tables. “We used to get customers often because of them,” she said of the now-vacant building at 385 Main Street in Security. According to… Continue Reading Security-Widefield tries to fill vacancies

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New garrison boss keeps Carson on track

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Col. Joel Hamilton looked forward to starting his assignment in May as Fort Carson’s garrison commander with a few calm months of learning his new post and meeting people. Little did Hamilton realize, until just before arriving, that he’d be stepping into a tough situation from his first day on the job, May 21. When… Continue Reading New garrison boss keeps Carson on track

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As the U.S. Army assesses how to make inevitable post-war cuts in its budget and numbers, Colorado Springs leaders have decided not to take anything for granted about Fort Carson’s future. With less than a week remaining in a public comment period that’s part of the Army analyzing all of its installations prior to recommending… Continue Reading Business Alliance asks for local show of Fort Carson support

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Military presence strong; future unclear

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Military presence strong; future unclear

As part of last year’s Budget Control Act, Congress mandated $1.2 trillion in cuts across federal agencies, including $50 billion in Pentagon cuts over the next decade. Despite recent congressional austerity measures and the looming threat and uncertainty surrounding base realignments and closures, or BRAC, the Pikes Peak region’s military sector remains strong, according to… Continue Reading Military presence strong; future unclear

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At first glance, the banner headline atop The Gazette’s front page on June 27 probably made many readers choke on their coffee. “Carson could lose 16,000 troops,” that headline screamed. Underneath, another line (we call them teasers) lured readers to a story in the Business section with this dire message: “Ripple effect — Maximum cuts… Continue Reading Let’s not overreact to potential Army cuts

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4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

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4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division, Combined Joint Task Force 4 relinquished command authority of Regional Command-South (RC-South) Monday in Afghanistan, according to a story on the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System website. America’s First Team took charge of RC-South from the “Steadfast and Loyal” Ivy Division in a transfer of authority ceremony on Kandahar… Continue Reading 4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

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