Like the rest of the nation, Colorado and its cities are facing tough decisions in this economic recession, but Colorado Springs has faced national attention over its budget issues. Among the pieces included in this month’s Western Skies, we’ll have a conversation about the complexities of the city budget, an upside to what some may see as a downside, and, we’ll talk about how some residents are taking matters into their own hands.

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Roundtable discussion featuring Councilors Jan Martin and Sean Paige, and Gazette columnist Barry Noreen
Does misery love company? How Wichita, KS approaches their budget
The “adopt-a” phenomenon in Colorado Springs
Dark skies over Colorado Springs
Secession, you say?
A day in the life at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

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