This is not the banjo music you’re looking for.

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(“Ronald Reagan” by Boy McIntyre, 1961. Courtesy Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 045-7683.)

Ronald Reagan at the Broadmoor Hotel.

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Downed power lines are being blamed for a rash of brush fires in Manitou Springs…A retired UCCS dean of students has died after a biking accident…Attorney General John Suthers will temporarily take on prosecutorial duties in the state’s 22nd Judicial District…and, Republican Tom Wiens drops out of the race for Senate.

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The rising national anger toward Washington bubbled to the surface in Colorado over the weekend, at both the Republican and Democratic state assemblies. Presumed Republican Gubernatorial frontrunner Scott McInnis made the ballot, but lost top billing to tea party candidate and businessman Dan Maes. Bente Birkeland attended the Democratic state assembly in Broomfield, where U.S. [...]

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In Colorado Springs, firefighters take on the annual wildfire drill (Gazette). The Business Journal takes a look at the Copper Ridge development.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports SDS pipeline negotiations with the Bureau of Reclamation will take place tomorrow. Pueblo City Council is poised to begin officially considering an agreement [...]

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After falling short of the finish line in March, Colorado is once again vying for a federal Race to the Top grant to help improve the state’s schools and teacher performance. Delaware and Tennessee were the two winners in the first round, and up to fifteen winners are expected in this final round. Bente Birkeland [...]

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Summer has finally landed, and summer means bikes.

Last Summer, six local gentlemen set off on mountain bikes to do what only a handful have done before: ride the entire “Ring the Peak Trail” around Pikes Peak in one day. Three of the riders—Doug Johnson, Scott Boyer and Jon Csakany—spoke with us and [...]

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(“Glen Eyrie – Eagles Nest”, photographer and date unknown. Courtesy of Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Image Number: 001-2146.)

Two men with bicycles alongside sit in front of neat log building, identified on back as “Eagle’s Nest”, at Glen Eyrie.

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Governor Bill Ritter signed a controversial measure into law yesterday that ties half of a teacher and principal’s evaluation to growth in student achievement, and changes how teachers get and keep tenure. The bill deeply divided Democrats. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Welcome to the May 14, 2010 episode of Lost & Found Radio where every week we search everywhere on the web for 1/2 an hour of brand new music. To listen, you can right click on the link above to download or just click the green play button on the streaming player. Let us know [...]

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This brand of lo-fi good-times nonsense was all the rage in San Francisco in the 90s. Viva la lo-fi good-times nonsense!

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(“Shanna Henderson 06 14 2007 iii” by Ct. Uphoff. All rights reserved.)

Shanna Henderson was performing the Tarantella as a Student Director for the year.

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Good old-fashioned rock-’n’-roll plus a voice from the Goddesses equals Cincinatti-based rock outfit Heartless Bastards. If you missed them at the Triple Nickel Tavern last Thursday, you missed a fantastic show. Just to rub it in, here’s an interview we did at KRCC and wee bit of concert footage too. Enjoy!

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A perfect song about songs, we think.

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(“House of Oldies” by Myron Wood, New York, October 1965. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. Courtesy of Special Collections. Image Number: 002-5752.)

Woman sits in doorway at night next to lighted store windows with records and albums on display and “House of Oldies 267″ painted on window. Clock in window reads 8:35. [...]

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In Colorado Springs, the Business Journal reports the former CEO of the USOC made $1 million in 2009.

In Pueblo, the city’s school system declined to renew contracts of 78 teachers (Chieftain). A late snow runoff will help the city’s water supply (Chieftain). City Council continues the debate over [...]

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If you’re like us and believe that the Pikes Peak Region has an amazing past ahead of us, then you’ll be interested in attending some or all of the one-day Regional History Symposium. Sponsored by Special Collections at the Pikes Peak Library District, the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, and The Colorado Springs [...]

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Is bonfire drone a genre yet?

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(“I-25 and South Nevada” by Myron Wood, 1976. Copyright Pikes Peak Library District. Courtesy of Special Collections. All rights reserved. Image Number: 002-810.)

Two men with ladder stand atop large sign in shape of totem pole reading “Johnson Pontiac”

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Several environmental groups in Colorado and Wyoming are praising the Interior Department’s onshore oil and gas leasing reforms as long overdue…GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes says he made a mistake when he asked his campaign manager to give him $5,000 a month in cash from January through April to cover travel expenses…A Fort Carson soldier [...]

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In Colorado Springs, this city’s sales tax collections rose for a 6th straight month (Gazette). The Penrose Fountain will begin flowing this weekend (Gazette). Hanover School District 28 names a new superintendent (Gazette).

In Pueblo, city council debates medical marijuana dispensaries (Chieftain), and city officials have reached [...]

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Following last week’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! segment on The Big Something, we received a staggering amount of requests for more Carl Kasell. Well, your wish is our command: we have included every bit of our interview with Kasell, including some never-before-aired snippets of Kasell making laser sounds during the Wait Wait… Don’t [...]

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