Like the rest of the nation, Colorado and its cities are facing tough decisions in this economic recession, but Colorado Springs has faced national attention over its budget issues. Among the pieces included in this month’s Western Skies, we’ll have a conversation about the complexities of the city budget, an upside to what some […]

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The budget is a complicated issue in city hall, and our roundtable this month features a discussion with Colorado Springs Councilors Jan Martin and Sean Paige, and Gazette columnist Barry Noreen. We held the roundtable discussion in the courtroom at the Pioneer Museum, because in many ways, it’s one of the […]

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There’s the old adage that misery loves company…and Craig Richardson stepped out to see how or if it might hold true.

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With budget cuts across the board, city officials have taken an adoption approach in order to help fill some of the gaps. KRCC’s Kate Jonuska caught up with two residents on garbage patrol, and takes a closer look at the city’s adopt-a phenomenon.

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Secession you say!?

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Is the idea of some part of Colorado Springs seceding from the greater metropolitan area (or from El Paso County) entirely preposterous? Find out in Noel Black’s extended conversation with Colorado Springs Business Journal Columnist John Hazlehurst and El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark.

Secession – Extended Conversation
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Another public face of the difficult budget crunch in the city is that of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site in Garden of the Gods. Site manager Andy Morris lives at the ranch, so KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin asked him to take us through a typical summer day.

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