Safety concerns reach 15 schools, including Miami-Yoder, all built by the same company…Representatives with Colorado’s Office of Film, Television & Media visit with commissioners of six SE CO counties…Pueblo D60 decides elementary school boundaries, and more. Click for the full Index.

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As promised, here is the slide show that reveals the buildings to which the historical architectural embellishments we featured in Monday’s post belong. The images of the embellishments from Monday’s slide show are followed by historic and/or contemporary images of the whole buildings with fascinating little tidbits of information from the Historic Preservation [...]

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Close view of detail of stone sculpture on friezes above stage in Burns Building (Chief Theatre) during its demolition.

Click HERE to browse more images at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Digital Photo Archive.

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President Obama’s State of the Union address covered a broad swath of ideas, proposals and directives. KRCC correspondent Elizabeth Wynne Johnson was in the Capitol for the speech, and afterwards canvassed Colorado lawmakers on what they’ll be taking from it. She has this report.

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Colorado’s colleges would have to work with labor experts to find out where jobs are under a bill that received unanimous bipartisan backing in a state House committee today…The next stage of renovations on Colorado’s capitol dome is right around the corner, and contractors are getting ready to place a protective, weatherproof wrap around [...]

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Tune in to Comedy Central tonight (Wed., Jan. 25) when NPR’s Terry Gross goes toe-to-toe with recent candidate for President of South Carolina, Stephen Colbert. Terry will be the featured guest on The Colbert Report, appearing in the second half of the show.

 Stephen most recently sang Sondheim on Fresh Air; now, the tables will be turned, with [...]

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“They’re With the Band,” from Popeye.com.

King Features and dBpm Records are combining creative forces with the release of a new cartoon and animated music video for Wilco’s latest single, “Dawned On Me,” featuring Popeye the Sailor Man and the Chicago band.

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Education panel seeks more early programs…Businesses seek contracts for Pinon Canyon…Wolves are considered for culling elk…Colorado Springs City Council votes to support Calhan’s interest in joining a regional transportation group…Pueblo’s D60 to dip into reserves…Huerfano County Sheriffs seek suspects in horse killing. And more. Click for full Index.

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A new report says Colorado hospitals are getting a lot better at preventing one form of serious infections. But KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has taken a closer look, and finds that the numbers are fuzzy.

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A Tale of Two Dog Parks

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We weren’t quite sure whether “The Terminator Theme” or “Yakety Sax” would best accompany this slide show of images from the Bear Creek Dog Park, so we went with both.

Public menace, or….

Clown College?

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A dog walks across wooden platform next to railroad tracks with man behind. Storefronts are visible in background.

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Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs plans to participate in an online chat this evening during the State of the Union Address. The Republican representative announced yesterday that he would not attend the president’s speech, saying he does not support the policies of President Obama. The online chat is hosted by [...]

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Colorado’s unemployment rate falls…AG files formal notice of appeal in school funding case…Colorado Springs fights Calhan on joining transportation authority…An arrest is made in CSU-Pueblo book thefts…And more. Click for full Index.

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Consumer advocate and political activist Ralph Nader presented a lecture at Colorado College yesterday urging those in attendance to be civic citizens rather than corporate citizens in his lecture titled, “The Corporatization of America: What it Means for Your Dreams.”

This is the first lecture in the “First Mondays” lecture series at Colorado [...]

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Twenty-seven men and one woman stand around an automobile. The photograph is taken from above the group. Identified on the back of the photograph: “Personnel involved in making CORVAIR commercial”.

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Colorado’s oil and gas boom combined with a cash-strapped state government has caused a backlog of 1,800 pending air pollution control permits for oil and gas equipment.

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State lawmakers are planning to debate the controversial topic of illegal immigration and education this week. On the table is a bill that would give undocumented students who graduate from Colorado high schools in-state tuition. While two previous attempts have failed, each time the measure gets one step closer to passing the legislature. Bente [...]

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Republican Representative Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs plans to skip the President’s State of the Union Address tomorrow. Lamborn issued a statement this morning saying he doesn’t agree with the policies of the president and that he will not attend the speech…and, Colorado’s tourism figures are up despite the still struggling economy.

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It’s possible that you’ve lived in Colorado Springs your entire life, spent many days and evenings walking around downtown and never really noticed—really noticed—much, if any, of the amazing architectural embellishments in this slide show. Click through the images and see if you recognize any of the features on these treasured historic buildings in [...]

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