View of a drained inground swimming pool. This site later became the Olympic Training Center.

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Marion Hourdequin, associate professor of Philosophy at Colorado College discusses the ethical problems inherent in developing a scheme of geoengineering to ameliorate the effects of climate change.

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Old dirty toilet and sink in small room with filthy linoleum floor, beaded wood paneling and pipes along walls. Dirty towel hangs on towelrack alongside sink. Small four-legged stool is in front of sink.

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THEATREWORKS returns to the bucolic and enchanted Rock Ledge Ranch for its annual Shakespeare offering. This year, it’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, which director Murray Ross describes as a comedy with a really sad ending. We spoke with Ross and actors Kevin Landis and Amy Brooks about the play.

Love’s Labor’s Lost runs through August [...]

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A five-piece jangle pop band from the southern river-port of Russia. They make guitar music, inspired by 80’s new wave and independent dance scene with thick bass-lines and military drums. They have released their debut album in May 2010 via web. The disc is entitled “Alps” and consists of nine tracks.

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View down one of the main streets of Manitou Springs, showing stores and houses built into the mountainside and mountains behind. Cars are parked in front of the Dutch Kitchen in the center of the picture.

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Citizens Project was created 20 years ago in response to Colorado’s Amendment 2 and the climate that made its passage possible. Executive Director Kristy Milligan came by to talk about the mission of the organization and a few of the many ways that Citizens Project has contributed to civilizing Colorado Springs.

The 20th Anniversary [...]

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Small gathering of young men and women in the park in downtown Denver. Many are raising hands in “V” signs.

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In 1894, upon the site of the present-day intersection of Austin Bluffs and Academy, Colorado’s Adjutant General, Thomas J. Tarsney was perhaps the last man to be tarred and feathered in the state of Colorado. Local historian Richard Marold tells the tale:

Tarsney Tarred and Feathered in Colorado Springs

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Johnathon Gallagher appears on the list of striking Western Federation of Miners who were deported from the Cripple Creek Mining district in 1904.

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So, Tenacious D will be performing this evening at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Yes, Jack Black and Kyle Gass will rock the red off the rocks this night. If you’d like to go, for free, be the first person to correctly post the answer to one of the following two questions [...]

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The list of famous movie stars born in Colorado Springs is a fairly short one. However short the list is, it is a rather impressive one if for no other reason than it contains the name of one of the first major stars of the silver screen: Mr. Lon Chaney. From playing [...]

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Small girl holds hand on sculptured panel on wall at the Deaf and Blind School. Note on back reads “Edgar Britton Sculpture”. Photo identified on back.

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Sally Ride, the astronaut and physicist who sparked the spirit of inspiration in the nation when she became the first American woman to travel to space in 1983, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer, she was 61. Ride spent the last several years of her life dedicated to the pursuit of increasing the profile of math [...]

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Studio portrait of unidentified woman in fringed short skirt, wearing cowboy hat, bandanna, fringed gloves and pistol in holster and holding lariat.

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The initiative led by Rocky Mountain PBS will bring together 21 organizations throughout Colorado, including the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado College’s KRCC 91.5 FM, Pikes Peak Community College, Pikes Peak Library District, and the Rocky Mountain Community Radio group’s 16 public radio partners around the state. This new partnership will create cross-platform content [...]

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Spencer and Boies Penrose next to pile or rocks at Fraser River. Print mounted on board with caption “Spencer Penrose Senator Boies Penrose On top of Penrose Mountain located Aug 17-1903 – Altitude 9000 ft. Fraser River, British Columbia.”

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