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On January 16, 2013 By Noel Black
Colorado Democrats are once again trying to pass a bill to give illegal immigrants who graduate from Colorado high schools in-state college tuition. Students currently pay out of state rates. Similar measures have failed in the past, but supporters expect the bill to easily clear the legislature now that Democrats control both chambers. Bente […]Continue Reading →
Hallo there. I’m Fergus, a 2-year-old neutered black short-hair. I’m a stunning sort o’ fellow, with me shiny black coat and gorgeous eyes, don’t cha know. I’m very comfortable in me surroundings once I get used to ‘em, but I can be a wee bit shy at first. In fact, I’m […]Continue Reading →
Colorado Springs officials held a neighborhood meeting Tuesday night, highlighting wildfire awareness, mitigation, and emergency preparedness. Speakers included Bret Waters, head of the city’s Office of Emergency Management, Christina Randall and Fire Marshall Bret Lacey with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and Bob Cutter of Colorado Springs Together. This is the audio of the […]Continue Reading →
Two children have died from flu in Colorado, one in El Paso County…El Paso County Commissioners gave final approval to an ordinance that bans recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county…Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing is now completely employee owned.Continue Reading →
On January 15, 2013 By Noel Black
Tony Tirado, one of my favorite (and least self-promoting) local painters, recently poked his head up on Facebook and posted this amazing homage to Josef Albers.
It just as quickly disappeared. Someone please help him have a massive show. Thanks, Noel BlackContinue Reading →
A proposal to expand Medicaid to cover 160,000 more Coloradans will add roughly 12,000 jobs statewide, according to a rough estimate.Continue Reading →
State lawmakers have already introduced more than 100 bills on a wide variety of topics since the legislative session began last Wednesday. From the state capitol, Bente Birkeland has more on the first of many gun measures.
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Shortly after Colorado Springs City Council passed the downtown no-solicitation ordinance, we began a Big Something series exploring the ways in which this ban is perceived by the people it affects. Our first piece featured interviews with a local street musician and a self-described “houseless” man, both of whom expressed frustration with the ordinance […]Continue Reading →
Come one, come all, to see the amazing Jax! I’m a 9-year-old neutered black miniature poodle. I might be a little older, but don’t be fooled! I still have plenty of energy and love to give. I’m a very sweet, good-looking little guy who would love to light up your life. […]Continue Reading →
Salida residents are taking part in a special election tomorrow. The town is considering whether or not to become a home-rule city. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, the question has stirred some controversy in this community of 5,300.Continue Reading →
Historian Richard Marold explores the heyday of the Broadmoor International Center and the woman who brought a galaxy of stars to Colorado Springs.
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The Heyday of The Broadmoor International Center
The number of tech companies in Colorado Springs has grown by one. As KRCC’s Liz Ruskin reports, software maker Xledger announced this week that it has moved its North American headquarters here from Silicon Valley.Continue Reading →
On January 11, 2013 By Jake Brownell
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Advocate, a national LGBTQ politics and culture magazine, released it’s annual “Gayest Cities in America” list this week, and you’ll be surprised to know that Colorado Springs clocked in at #13 (besting Denver by nearly 10 spots, and only barely trailing Oakland and Minneapolis). The rankings are supposedly based on criteria […]
Nearly a third of this year’s state lawmakers are newly elected, and they’ll be expected to debate a host of complex issues from Medicaid to marijuana, gun laws to the death penalty. As part of our capitol conversation series statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland takes a look at the first week of the session, and […]Continue Reading →
January is national Cervical Health Awareness Month. Joining KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin for this month’s Healthy Conversation is Lt. Col. Anthony Sullivan, chief of OB/GYN at Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson. Sullivan says primarily, the most common issue when it comes to the cervix is abnormal pap smears. We begin by talking about […]Continue Reading →
Hi! I’m Hanzel. I’m a small brown neutered satin bunny. I’ve been at HSPPR for a month now, watching all my bunny friends get adopted, and now I’m ready to follow the breadcrumbs all the way to your house! I think people have trouble getting to know me because I’m a […]Continue Reading →
On January 11, 2013 By Noel Black
The Middle Distance 1.11.13: All The Light We Used to Have
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Nearly every wall of my mother’s house is lined with tables, bookcases, or a chest with drawers. And every time I come for a stay, I go through all of those drawers, one at a […]Continue Reading →
On January 10, 2013 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
Governor John Hickenlooper called for universal background checks for all gun sales during his third state of the state address today. He also touched on several other issues, including regulating marijuana, hydraulic fracturing, and reforming the state’s mental health system. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
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Howdy, howdy! I’m Honey, an 8-year-old spayed red Australian kelpie. My absolute favorite thing in the whole wide world is playing fetch and chasing balls! If you have time after the game, I might let you brush my beautiful coat, too. As sweet as my name implies, I’m great with other […]Continue Reading →