If you missed Western Skies on the topic of the Colorado Springs city budget this past Sunday, have no fear: you can listen to the entire show or browse through the segments on the Western Skies page of KRCC.org. We will also rebroadcast the show in its entirety at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 18.

-Click HERE to listen to the entire show.

-Click HERE to listen to Andrea Chalfin’s roundtable discussion with Sean Paige, Jan Martin and Barry Noreen at the Pioneers Museum.

-Click HERE to listen to Craig Richardson’s conversation with the mayor and city manager of Wichita, KS to see how another mid-size city is handling their budget in these lean times.

-Click HERE for a story about the “Adopt-a” Phenomenon in Colorado Springs.

-Click HERE to listen to a story about “Dark Skies” and why the city turning off one-third of our streetlights may not necessarily be a bad thing.

-Click HERE to listen to an interview with El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark and Colorado Springs Business Journal Columnist John Hazlehurst about the possibility of some part of Colorado Springs seceding from the city, the county or both.

-Click HERE to experience “A Day in the Life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site,” a Parks Department living history site that faces possible closure under the current budget crisis.

 

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