…or even if you didn’t, you can listen to the whole performance again HERE at Colorado College’s website.

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The Colorado Department of Revenue mistakenly sends back-tax notices to residents with contested conservation easements…the Air Force Academy says religious tolerance at the school has improved…and, AAA predicts about one-third of the population in the mountain west will travel more than 50 miles for the holidays.

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On the surface, Colorado Springs Artist and Orthodox monk Luke Shaffer would seem to be the embodiment of spiritual contradiction. On the one hand, he’s a bona fide tonsured monk in the Orthodox tradition. On the other hand, he’s a child of American pop culture who continues […]

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United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 vote on contracts from Safeway and King Soopers…The Colorado Supreme Court upholds a smoking ban, barring actors on stage from lighting up…and, the voluntary recall of the H1N1 vaccine affects El Paso County, but not Pueblo County. Health workers stress the recall is not a safety issue.

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The state’s budget woes dominated a look ahead to the legislative session on Monday. Lawmakers are expected to cut 1 billion dollars from next year’s budget in order to balance it. Leaders from both parties and the Governor discussed their plans for the months ahead at the Colorado Press Association. Bente Birkeland reports from the […]

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(All photographs by Michael Myers)

On the surface, Colorado Springs Artist and Orthodox monk Luke Shaffer would seem to be the embodiment of spiritual contradiction. On the one hand, he’s a bona fide tonsured monk in the Orthodox tradition. On the other hand, he’s a child of American pop culture who continues to […]

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The Colorado Department of Revenue says sales tax collections for November were down compared to the same month last year…lawmakers discuss the state budget…and, Pueblo city council to consider extending a medical marijuana dispensary moratorium, according to the Pueblo Chieftain.

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Roadside Folk Art

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A propane-tank totem pole, a hand-built soda-can-sided temple to Jesus, two New-Mexican graveyards and one of the most amazing rest stops you’ll ever see. These are a few of the amazing things we saw on a couple of recent road trips to Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Enjoy!

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An internal investigation reveals faulty blood-alcohol tests in Colorado Springs DUI cases…Most Coloradans have access to broadband internet, with large gaps in rural areas…and, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo gets a new bishop.

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As you may have heard, The Pioneers Museum will remain open to the public for at least another year. Since we work closely with the Pioneers Museum to bring you features on local history and art, we’re thrilled for us and for the entire community.

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The economic downturn means Colorado’s government continues to cut the budgets of nearly every state agency. But one has grown substantially – health programs for the poor. That’s thanks in large part to 900-million dollars in assistance from the federal stimulus package. But health care providers say serving the growing number of poor remains a […]

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Senator Michael Bennet is co-sponsoring a bill intended up todate an 1872 hard-rock mining law…A train derails west of Denver…and Saguache residents hold a meeting to discuss a proposal from Tessera Solar seeking to build a solar power plant.

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For resident Duane Slocum and his wife, service is simply a part of their lives, and of their faith. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Slocum describes where their calling has taken them. (Encore presentation.)

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Democratic U.S. senate candidate Andrew Romanoff met with medical school students and faculty at the Anschutz Medical Campus to talk healthcare reform Wednesday. The former speaker of the state house is challenging U.S. senator Michael Bennet in the Democratic primary race. This was his first campaign event announced to the media. Bente Birkeland reports from […]

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For Conrad and Jane Hilberry, poetry is all in the family. Both English teachers and writers (Jane teaches at Colorado College), the two have shared a lifelong love of the craft that Conrad passed on to Jane when she was still a teenager. The two have just released a collection of poems that […]

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Colorado lawmakers seek to extend a federal funding ban concerning expansion of the Army’s Pinon Canon training site…Colorado tops the list on the federal “Do Not Call” registry…and, the Pueblo City-County Health Department plans to reopen tomorrow.

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service announced 40 million dollars to help fight the bark beetle epidemic in rocky mountain states. It’s not clear how much money Colorado will receive, but Governor Bill Ritter says it will help the state clear trees and prevent wildfires. Bente Birkeland reports from the state capitol.

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Tom Taylor Take Two

On December 9, 2009 By

One of the posts that you may have missed during the recent email outage was this excellent interview (with music) that Jeanette Hohman did with local composer and musician Tom Taylor. The interview was done in advance of his recent performance at Studio Bee, so if you missed the show or aren’t familiar […]

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Lawmakers are gearing up for the state’s annual legislative session which begins the second week of January. State capitol correspondent Bente Birkeland is sitting down with legislative leaders to discuss the session and what lawmakers are likely to debate. Today, she talks with a top Republican.

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The National Weather Service says it will be bitterly cold tonight…Democratic State Senator Chris Romer seeks stricter regulations on medical marijuana providers and patients…and, Colorado’s rate of fatalities due to drunken driving accidents is up, but still around the national average.

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X-City Skiing

On December 8, 2009 By

There are few things more magical than cross-country skiing through city streets on a snowy day. But snow, sustained cold temperatures and lack of sand/salt must all conspire to make this possible. Thanks to the city budget cuts, we may be seeing ever more of these days (and it may be one of the […]

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Lawmakers are gearing up for the state’s annual legislative session which begins the second week of January. State capitol correspondent Bente Birkeland is sitting down with legislative leaders to discuss the session and what lawmakers are likely to debate. In this first piece, she talks with one of the capitol’s most powerful Democrats.

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A winter weather advisory covers much of eastern Colorado…a new report shows says existing state policies will get Colorado to about only 40 percent of the way to its carbon-reduction goals…and, an audit shows students at a charter school got more time on state standardized tests.

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