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Steven Reycraft lost his driver’s license, but still needed to get around. Bus? Too slow. Hitchhiking? Not dependable and potentially dangerous. Bicycles? Requires a level of physical fitness most people lack. What to do, what to do? Reycraft found a solution – not without some drawbacks – but it beats most of the alternatives, and… Continue Reading Colorado man touts advantages of kinetic bicycle

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Perhaps it was planned that way. As the 18th annual Space Symposium was coming to an end last week, the last of the Titan rockets rolled out at Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Canyon facility. Titans have launched satellites and spacecraft into orbit for over 40 years. They launched several two-man Gemini missions in the 1960s, launched… Continue Reading NASA retires the Titan rocket after 40 plus years

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The city is struggling with how to solve financing and building new roads and facilities and funding public services when it’s squeezed between taxation limitations, population growth and maintaining existing facilities built decades ago. New impact fees and possible excise taxes are on the table, mostly directed to new development. But recent research confirms that… Continue Reading City eyes revenue increases via excise taxes, impact fee hikes

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After years of in-fighting, more than $500,000 in taxpayer money, and thousands of hours in meetings, preparing studies and taking photographs, the Colorado Springs City Council has shelved the proposal to connect Constitution Avenue to I-25. The council Monday ignored its staff’s recommendation to extend Constitution Avenue to I-25 to create improved traffic flows along… Continue Reading East West Mobility Study is still a work in progress

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Gov. discusses transportation with rotary groups

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Cone zones and barricades are going to be part of Colorado’s freeway landscape for a long time if Gov. Bill Owens gets his $11.1 billion highway budget through the state legislature. Owens told members of local Rotary groups meeting in Colorado Springs last week that Colorado will need that much money if it’s not going… Continue Reading Gov. discusses transportation with rotary groups

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Allegiant Air adds service to Colorado Springs

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A small California-based airline that has had as many downs as ups hopes for smoother air when it starts daily non-stop flights from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas, beginning Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Allegiant Air, based in Fresno, California, will offer the round trip every day except Saturday, said company spokesman Mark Peterson. “Our most… Continue Reading Allegiant Air adds service to Colorado Springs

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Old I-25 bridge removed

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Woodmen Road under Interstate 25 was closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic from Saturday, Jan. 12 to Sunday, Jan. 13 to remove the old southbound I-25 bridge. Detour signs and state troopers were present while the demolition was in progress.The old southbound bridge was dismantled in phases, beginning with removing beams and guardrails, and… Continue Reading Old I-25 bridge removed

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From the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new location at 515 S. Cascade Avenue, Terry Sullivan met with local media earlier this week. He addressed the summer’s tourism statistics for the Pikes Peak region and distributed the results of the organization’s 2000 Conversion Study, conducted by area attractions and accommodations. According to Sullivan, of… Continue Reading Colorado Springs tourism for 2001 experiences mild downturn

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With months of public hearings and preliminary planning behind them, organizers of a 6-mile extension of Woodmen Road to Highway 24 in Falcon are moving ahead on plans to improve and extend the busy arterial. Woodmen Road currently carries heavy daily commuter traffic on a two-lane stretch between Powers Boulevard east to Highway 24. “We… Continue Reading Colorado Springs moves ahead with improvement to Woodmen Road

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Local officials are joining forces in an effort to present a cohesive redistricting plan to the state’s redistricting commission later this month. Last week, the El Paso County Commissioners were the latest group to unanimously endorse a resolution that would keep El Paso County as one voting district. As regulated by law, the U.S. Census… Continue Reading Colorado Springs officials work to protect city in state’s redistricting plan

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