The origins of the “Soap Box Derby” date back to 1933 in Dayton, Ohio. Homemade, engineless cars chase down a hill, pulled only by the force of gravity. In this week’s “Citizen Report,” Ted Ebbink talks about his experiences with the Pike’s Peak Soap Box Derby, and how for his family, it’s about [...]

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After a difficult 2008, the city and casinos of Cripple Creek are gearing up for a much-needed shot in the arm on July 2nd. That’s the day a new law takes effect that allows casinos to add craps and roulette to their lineup of games, and raises the stakes to one hundred dollars [...]

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Remembering Columbine, Fort Carson’s leader prepares to move on, and the Four Corners….that weren’t.

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A measure that aims to make it safer for bicyclists to travel on Colorado highways has now cleared both legislative chambers. It passed the house on Monday with bi-partisan support, but not without some controversy. It next heads to the Governor’s desk. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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New Colorado residences are now required to have carbon monoxide detectors…the state legislature approves new oil and gas regulations…and, a portion of the Comanche National Grassland closes.

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On March 10, 2009 By

The battle on embryonic stem cell research continues…Groups object to Shell Oil’s request for water rights…The Division of Wildlife hosts “Angler Roundtables,”…and the Supreme Court says Colorado does not owe Kansas $9 million.

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In today’s “Citizen Report,” Larry Stebbins of Pike’s Peak Urban Gardens suggests it’s never to early…or late…to start thinking about vegetables.

(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More information is available at the YourHub link at ColoradoSprings.com.)

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[slideshow=12]The Pikes Peak Derby Dames, Colorado Springs’ flat-track roller derby league, is hosting its first tournament this weekend. The tournament comes at a time when the famously campy sport is trying to gain new legitimacy. As KRCC’s Michelle Mercer found out, even practices are rough and tumble affairs.

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Spending a week skiing might sound like recreation to some, but for the Army’s 10th Special Forces Group, it’s a critical part of their work. Based out of Fort Carson, they’re high altitude-cold weather specialists. Like the legendary 10th Mountain Division troops who pioneered winter warfare during World War II, the 10th [...]

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