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Fort Carson townhall today

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is hosting the Fort Carson Community Partnership Town Hall from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. today, April 16, at the Doubletree Hotel, World Arena , 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. This event is free and open to the public. The Fort Carson Community Partnership Town Hall meeting will address: Fort Carson’s… Continue Reading Fort Carson townhall today

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A ranch near Fountain is the leading candidate for a new veterans cemetery in southern Colorado. In a statement today, Rep. Doug Lamborn says the Department of Veterans’ Affairs considers Kane Ranch the “leading potential site” out of several southern Colorado sites considered. The VA has initiated an environmental assessment and construction could begin in… Continue Reading El Paso site tops list for new veterans’ cemetery

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FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Soldiers at Fort Carson may have to start cutting the grass, hauling trash and taking on other chores because of a proposed 20 percent cut in the post’s operating budget. Army posts nationwide may see their budgets cut as the military tries to hold down non-war spending while escalating the… Continue Reading Carson braces for spending cuts

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About 4,500 troops from Fort Carson will be part of the 30,000 troops President Barack Obama plans to send to Afghanistan next year. That’s not very good news for the Colorado Springs economy that’s already hurting for sales tax revenue. “It’s certainly going to have an economic impact,” said UCCS finance professor Tom Zwirlein. “It’s just taking away… Continue Reading Added troops to Afghanistan means deployment of tax dollars

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Rolling Stone looks into Fort Carson homicides

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A Rolling Stone magazine story chronicles a number of Fort Carson soldiers who have been charged with murder. Click here to read more.

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Mortenson Construction has been selected as the design-builder for the $27.3 million Wilderness Road Brigade Battalion Headquarters at Fort Carson. The project will house one large brigade, one medium battalion and five large battalions providing space for administrative and command operations. Construction of the 138,000-square-foot facility will begin during February 2010 with completion planned for… Continue Reading Army taps Mortenson to build Wilderness Road headquarters

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El Pomar Foundation will host the signing of a second Army Community Covenant of Fort Carson today at 3 p.m. at the Garden Pavilion at Penrose House.

The program is designed to foster and sustain effective state and local community partnerships with the Army to improve the quality of life for soldiers and their families, both at their current duty stations and as they transfer to other states.

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Military installations in the Pikes Peak region continue to generate projects and jobs for the local economy. Last week, Tepa EC of Colorado Springs was awarded an $8.6 million federal contract and American West Construction of Denver received a $5.89 million military contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Neb. Tepa will supply power… Continue Reading Contract awards benefit local cos., Mountain Post

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Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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The Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference has a new home – and a new reach. Once directed by Fort Carson, the conference is now part of the Catamount Institute’s Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network. The event is scheduled Nov. 3-4 at the Doubletree Hotel. More than 800 business leaders, owners, community leaders, vendors and military personnel… Continue Reading Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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Military spending vital to Springs economy

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Despite continued worries about the economy, one thing is certain — the economic impact of the military is vital to the well-being of the Pikes Peak region.

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