The Haunted Windchimes stopped by KRCC today promoting their newest release Out with the Crow. The played a few songs and chatted with Jeanette. Click the play button to listen!

Don’t forget: KRCC Concerts presents The Haunted Windchimes at the Fine Arts Center, Friday April 6th, 7:30pm. KRCC is SOLD OUT of member discount tickets, [...]

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After a heated debate over proposed cuts to state agencies, lawmakers on the joint budget reached a compromise yesterday. The committee is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, and is pushing up against a deadline to introduce the budget next week. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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In this episode of The Middle Distance, Kathryn Eastburn looks at the “mental health madness” facing young adults in America.

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A handful of Republicans joined Democrats at the statehouse to defeat a bill that would’ve required people applying for public welfare to take a drug test in order to receive their monthly benefits…Governor John Hickenlooper took a helicopter tour of the Lower North Fork Fire that continues to burn southwest of Denver…and, warm temperatures [...]

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Colorado lawmakers reached a breakthrough in the state budgeting process today. Budget writers stuck on whether to cut state agencies’ payrolls by 2 percent agreed to reduce the amount to 1 percent, with exemptions for specific departments…and, Falcon School District 49 is considering adding three new administrative positions.

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A Republican state lawmaker who threatened to leave the party after being pulled over for drunk driving earlier this year says she’s not seeking re-election. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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A bill to reorganize the Governor’s Energy Office and expand its mission to include the promotion of oil and gas development alongside clean energy cleared its first hurdle at the capitol yesterday. Governor John Hickenlooper supports the change, but other Democrats are wary. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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The state budget committee reached an impasse yesterday and tempers flared when Democrats and Republicans couldn’t agree on a proposed across the board cut to state agencies. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Almost every year we’re blown away by some of the work by senior art majors at Colorado College and this year is no exception. Eleanor Anderson’s self-described 2.5-dimensional embroidered fabric prints combine a Bauhaus aesthetic with inflences ranging from Jean Gumpper and Mary Chenoweth to Anni Albers. Not surprisingly, the images in the slide [...]

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View of hotel with street car tracks visible in foreground. Signs in photo: “The Murray Drug Co. North store Drugs Kodaks”; “Venida The Guaranteed Hair Net Rules the Waves”; “Soda – Candy – Cigars – Tobacco”; “Whitmans Chocolates and Confections .. Since 1842.” Printed on awnings: “Murray Drug Co.”; Kodaks Soda.”

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Governor John Hickenlooper has decided to suspend any prescribed burns by state agencies on state lands…The nonprofit organization Colorado Children’s Campaign released its annual Kids Count Survey…and, Colorado Springs City Council gave initial approval 6-2 (Gazette) yesterday to install ten video surveillance cameras downtown.

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Wednesday News Index

On March 28, 2012 By

Lower North Fork Fire continues… State budget nears completion… Colorado Springs approves downtown cameras… And more. Click for the full Index.

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A major exhibition of Colorado artist Terry Maker’s work is currently on display at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center through June 3rd, 2012. Reckoning combines a staggering representation of varied process and scale – from a giant snake made of shredded money to the delicately precise candied cross sections – Maker displays her [...]

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Coyote in grass standing over prey.

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All works in this slide show are from the Collection of Millie Yawn unless otherwise noted.

If you haven’t yet seen it, don’t miss this last chance to catch the retrospective of artwork by the late Louis Cicotello at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS (complete details HERE), a local artist and teacher [...]

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Long view of cave in rocky cliff. Original image is damaged. “Painted Cave from Bottom of Canon” printed at bottom of image.

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(All photographs by Michael Myers except where indicated in the captions)

We in El Paso County have lots of incredible open space and, thanks to TOPS and the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC), it may be our greatest treasure and our most enduring legacy. Red Rock Canyon and [...]

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Small earth dam and reservoir in pastureland on Banning-Lewis Ranch, with mountains in distance. Photo identified on back as “Pasture terraces and dam taken from Jimmy’s Camp Bluff.”

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