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The Navy Federal Credit Union will open its newest branch at 6916 Mesa Ridge Parkway, close to Fort Carson. The credit union is set to open Monday, and will serve the 66,500 Department of Defense personnel and their families, according to a press release about the opening. Navy Federal will be housed in a 2,450-square-foot… Continue Reading Navy Federal opens second Springs branch near Fort Carson

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Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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Fort Carson officials say they are considering changing the name of the PinonCanyon Maneuver Site to Fort Carson South. Fort Carson spokeswoman Dee McNutt says the name change would make it clear that Pinon Canyon is closely linked to Fort Carson and its role in training soldiers. But opponents believe it’s another attempt to expand… Continue Reading Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

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Fort Carson officials finalized plans for conservation easements on more than 7,000 acres of land bordering the Army post’s southern and southeastern boundaries. The final easement completes a nine-year process to development conservation easements on the 22,292 acres of land through the Army’s compatible use buffer program. The acquisition process was accomplished by The Nature… Continue Reading Fort Carson finishes buffer zone purchase

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Fountain demand for business going unmet

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The City of Fountain, roughly 13 miles south of Colorado Springs, is on the precipice of a population boom, and it wants more businesses — now. Fountain Valley’s population, which includes Security and Widefield, is around 88,000, and city officials expect that number grow 14 percent by 2014, when troops return to neighboring Fort Carson… Continue Reading Fountain demand for business going unmet

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Rumsfeld, “The Sarge” visit Fort Carson

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Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and drag racer Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher are both visiting Fort Carson. Schumacher is a seven-time National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel champion whose dragster is sponsored by the Army. He’ll sign autographs and pose for photographs with his show car at the post exchange on Thursday morning. Rumsfeld is… Continue Reading Rumsfeld, “The Sarge” visit Fort Carson

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The Bureau of Land Management is holding a hearing next month on allowing the Army to continue using the Pinon Canyon training site. The Aug. 2 hearing is part of periodic review. The hearing does not include any consideration of whether Pinon Canyon will be increased at some future time. The Army’s efforts to expand… Continue Reading BLM schedules hearing next month on Pinon Canyon

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Event held to build Fort Carson gazebo

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Three trade organizations are building the largest gazebo on any U.S. military base at Iron Horse Park at Fort Carson, to illustrate their support of soldiers and their families. The Colorado Association of Medical and Plumbing Contractors, Rocky Mountain Pipe Trade District Council 5, the Associated General Contractors of Colorado teamed together to build what… Continue Reading Event held to build Fort Carson gazebo

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Fort Carson officials say volunteers saved the post about $2.5 million and provided about 150,000 hours of service last year. Post commanders are holding an awards ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday to thank the volunteers. Army officials say it’s impossible to accurately measure the benefits volunteers provide. Volunteers help out through the Red Cross, child… Continue Reading Fort Carson says volunteers save the post millions

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The Army is formally opening a new residential area for soldiers at Fort Carson with 180 four-bedroom houses. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Thursday at Chippewa Village at the post outside Colorado Springs. Work on the houses began about a year ago. They were built in partnership with Balfour Beatty Communities. Soldiers will be… Continue Reading Fort Carson formally opens new housing area

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The first winners from Fort Carson’s new aviation brigade will be construction companies: The Army plans to spend $224 million on buildings and hangars alone. But for local business, the economic impact will be muted, at least at first. That’s because local companies have a chance to be subcontractors but probably won’t be in the… Continue Reading Brigade’s impact will take time to develop

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