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February 15, 2011

Round-Up: Hickenlooper releases state budget; US 50 still closed, and more

Governor John Hickenlooper released his budget today and is proposing the highest cuts to K-12 schools the state has ever seen…Crews are working on cleaning up a rockslide on U.S. 50 that occurred yesterday (see photo above)…and, Army leaders will gather at Fort Carson tomorrow for a symposium on rear detachments.

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February 4, 2011

Round-Up: Study says Ft. Carson is best for new brigade; the I-25 Trinidad Project opens up, and more

An Army environmental study says Fort Carson is the best location for a new combat aviation brigade…The Colorado Department of Transportation and Trinidad city officials marked the opening of southbound Interstate 25 through the city today…and, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association has dropped its lawsuit challenging new rules to regulate the state’s energy industry.

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January 27, 2011

Round-Up: Army steps back from PCMS expansion, and more

The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado…Republican state lawmakers say a federal judge’s decision to block a Colorado law affecting larger out-of-state, online retailers shows it’s unconstitutional and should be repealed…and, Senator Mark Udall has been appointed to the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence, which is responsible for overseeing federal intelligence activities.

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January 19, 2011

Round-Up: Ft. Carson suicides down; Restoring the capitol dome

Army officials report suicide rates at Fort Carson continue to drop…and, the campaign to raise money to help repair Colorado’s capitol dome officially kicked off today.

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January 17, 2011

Round-Up: Coloradans remember MLK, Jr., Gov. Hickenlooper wraps up state tour, and more

Coloradans are marking Martin Luther King, Jr. day with marches and parades as well as a rodeo…Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is wrapping up his tour of the state in Limon and Loveland today as he talks to local officials, business leaders and residents about his economic plan…Electrical power to Fort Carson has been restored after being cut off this morning when high winds knocked over a utility pole…and, the Air Force Academy says more than $143 million in construction projects are under way at the school despite a 12 percent budget cut expected in the current fiscal year.

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January 12, 2011

Round-Up: Legislative session convenes, and more

The state’s 68th general assembly kicked into gear today with lawmakers filling both legislative chambers…and, Fort Carson has broken ground on a new outpatient behavioral health clinic.

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May 3, 2010

Round-Up: Congressional Briefing at Ft. Carson, Immigrant Sheepherders, and more

Colorado Springs Congressman Doug Lamborn and Colorado Senator Mark Udall took part in a congressional briefing on the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson…The Colorado House approved a bill to create a committee this summer that could work with the federal government to resolve complaints between immigrant sheepherders and their employers…and, Aspen home prices also feel feeling the pinch of this recession.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Business/Labor,Economy,Ft. Carson,KRCC News,Round-Up — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 7:41 pm

March 8, 2010

Round-Up: Amazon cuts CO affiliates, I-70 rockslide, and more


The online retailer Amazon is cutting off affiliates that help it sell products in Colorado because of a new tax on online sales…Colorado Department of Transportation officials are on the scene of a rockslide along I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero…and, crews from Ft. Carson and El Paso County fire departments are fighting a wind-driven fire on the base. The Gazette reports that as of this afternoon, the 700-acre fire was 80% contained.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Business,Fire,Ft. Carson,KRCC News,Round-Up,Slideshow,Taxes,Transportation — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:35 pm

February 17, 2010

Round-Up: Fake Artillery Shell Outside Ft. Carson, Flu Season, and more

Authorities say a dummy artillery shell was found outside one of the gates at Fort Carson…State health officials say Colorado may have bypassed the annual seasonal flu period due to the H1N1, or swine flu, outbreak last fall…And, Xcel Energy announces a scheduled opening for their new power plant in Pueblo.

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Filed under: Andrea Chalfin,AP,Energy,Ft. Carson,Health,KRCC News,Student Reporter,Virginia Leise — Andrea Chalfin News Dir. @ 5:32 pm

January 19, 2010

Round-Up: Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site Won't Expand, and Romanoff stays senate candidate

The Army decides to stop pursuing an expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, for now…and, Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff says he’s still running for the US Senate race, and has no plans to drop out or run for governor.

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