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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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The Associated Press and Army Times report that Fort Carson might get to keep more than $500 million to improve its facilities even though it’s no longer receiving a new brigade combat team. A Defense Department budget bill for the year ending Sept. 30, 2010, that was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee this… Continue Reading Fort Carson funding could stay though troops not coming

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It doesn’t take a fortune teller to predict that soldiers will come, and they will go – especially during war time. About 3,000 members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team moving to the Pikes Peak region from Fort Hood and returning from Iraq have begun to arrive. Many have visited their newly assigned post and… Continue Reading Prediction: busy season ahead for multifamily landlords

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The first shot in the battle to keep Army troops at Fort Carson has been fired by a top Senate leader from Texas. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) said she is trying to convince the Pentagon to consider Fort Bliss, Tex. over smaller posts like Fort Carson in Colorado when assigning large-scale training operations in… Continue Reading Texas Senator lobbies to move Carson troops to Fort Bliss

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A luncheon panel discussion scheduled for tomorrow will address how added military troops coming to Colorado Springs will affect the local economy. The meeting is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St. Panelists include City of Fountain Planning Director David Smedsrud and Army Lt. Col. Ron Bolton.… Continue Reading Panel to consider economics of region’s military troop influx

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