(Yes, that’s comedian Ben Stein swaying back and forth with a group of soldiers outside the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, commonly mistaken for NORAD. Photo courtesy of the United States Air Force.)

Welcome to the March 26, 2010 episode of Lost & Found Radio where every week we scour [...]

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(“Wrestling Match,” photographer unknown, ca. 1903. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. All rights reserved.)

“Two men, identified on back as B.B. McReynolds and C.C. McReynolds, wrestling in office and watched by young man in police uniform. Rolltop desk and two wooden chairs are in background. Spittoon sits on floor by desk.”

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Tired of “politics” and “issues”? At 34 seconds, this song is the perfect antidote to everything.

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Precis

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Readers of the Colorado Springs Independent will find in its pages this week the second edition of Precis, a new African American publication. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer spoke with the publication’s editor and publisher about the new paper, and gathered some reactions to Precis from the local African-American community.

The other publication [...]

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In Colorado Springs, the Gazette reports little issues with the city’s recent camping ban (also, KOAA). The paper also reports the county’s return rate for census forms is higher than the national average. A campaign for a strong mayor in city government names leaders (Gazette, Continue Reading

Sometimes it’s easy to take some of the more incredible aspects of our local culture for granted: The Garden of the Gods, the chapel at the Air Force Academy and The Fine Arts Center come to mind. Composer and Colorado College Professor Stephen Scott would fall into that category for us: his Bowed [...]

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(Max Morath (at the piano) and Don Dorrell at the Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek, 1950. Image 047-6158. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. All rights reserved.)

Max Morath sits at the piano wearing a hat and suit. Don Dorrell stands to his right. Signs on the wall read: “Fine Foods & [...]

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I thought Nelly McKaye would be our Peggy Lee, but … maybe this whole avant-weird piano-bar revival will catch on after all:

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Senator Mark Udall (D) says Republican senators have been using “arcane rules” to block committee hearings in Congress….and, an education advocacy coalition wants lawmakers to take the issue of proposed school budget cuts to Colorado voters.

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The snow storm that hit the Front Range last night is expected to drop more snow through today (KOAA, KRDO).

In Colorado Springs, the first of several public meetings occurred last night to talk about public safety and the city’s budget (KRDO, Gazette). The city sells its [...]

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We ran both of these slide shows last November, but thought you might like to see them again as Mr. O’Meallie has a new show opening this Friday, March 26 at the Fine Arts Center as part of the Conflict/Resolution exhibition.

The first slide show is about the toys and toy concepts O’Meallie [...]

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Why that was a LOVELY use of the ol’… er, son?

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(“[Boy at Fine Arts Center]” by Myron Wood, 1960. Image Number: 002-5808. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. All right reserved.)

Can’t imagine the guards were too happy about this, but…

“Small boy wearing only shorts stands on couch trying to grab bowl of fruit in framed still life painting at the [...]

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The need for drugs and alcohol–or for money to buy them–can drive addicts to robbery, domestic violence, and other crimes. Many people consider jail time the best way to keep them from committing more crimes. But a court program that’s used throughout Colorado, including Front Range cities such as Colorado Springs and Boulder, is proving [...]

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Colorado’s Republican Attorney General says the state will join at least eleven others in a lawsuit challenging the so-called individual mandate in the recently passed health care overhaul bill…and, Governor Bill Ritter is offering to sell state buildings if the state ever needs money to cover major emergencies.

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In Colorado Springs, city council is beginning to look at the process to replace departing city manager Penelope Culbreth-Grath (KKTV). The city is also holding public meetings regarding the possibility of more budget cuts to public safety services (KRDO). The council has decided some community centers facing closure will [...]

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A bill to regulate the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries cleared a house judiciary committee yesterday more than two weeks after it was originally heard. Lawmakers say they needed the extra time to make significant changes to the bill, but not everyone is on board with what’s happened. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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The house has cleared a bill to retire and retrofit aging coal fired power plants along the Front Range, and replace them with cleaner burning natural gas facilities. The bill has wide spread support from party leaders, and now it’s the senate’s turn to take it up. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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(Pikes Peak at night. Copyright Dr. Travis Rector)

Surprise. Colorado Springs has once again become the focus of a largely negative national media maelstrom surrounding this article by Michael Booth in the Denver Post, which has made a number of rounds on the internet now. Of course, not all of [...]

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(“Saturday Night Drag on Nevada Avenue” by Myron Wood, 1973. Image 002-1715. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. All rights reserved.)

“Cars driving up Nevada Avenue on a wet night, passing Cooper Theatres.”

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A little bit o’ Isobel Campbell, a little bit o’ Cat Power, a wee smidge o’ the old Pentagram and …

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The state senate watered down a bill that seeks to clarify whether rafters have the right to float through private property. Lawmakers have turned it into a study, but the bill still needs a final vote in the senate before it can move forward. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Republican state lawmakers opposed to new federal health care legislation are trying to block the bill at the polls and in the courts…Lawyers for the Army and the Colorado health department will return to court next month to talk about monitoring chemical weapons after bad weather forced a postponement in a conference scheduled last week…and, [...]

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