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Mountain Metro Transit recognized with Colorado Clean Cities award Mountain Metropolitan Transit was honored with the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Award, MMT announced on April 19. In 2016, the transit service reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 49,430 tons through its idle-reduction
Colorado Springs Independent | 7 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Phantom Canyon unveils new banquet hall Side Dish The Springs' oldest brewery still in operation, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company (2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., phantomcanyon.com), has unveiled its renovated third floor banquet hall and event space.¦
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Gazette reportedly lays off newsroom employees Here's a sobering statistic: Between 2005 and 2015, the number of newspaper reporters and editors declined by 25,000, according to the U.S. Labor Department. It's no secret that the local daily newspaper, the Gazette, has seen its share of layoffs, starti
Colorado Springs Independent | 20 hours, 35 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Colorado Springs, Colorado
More on fatal crash involving El Paso County GOP chairman The dismissal of charges against El Paso County GOP Chair Trevor Dierdorff has been a big story for local media. We report on the issue in Wednesday's Independent. As the story notes, Dierdorff backed up his vehicle with such speed on March 28 that the co
Colorado Springs Independent | 22 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Norris-Penrose Events Center's history includes environmental problems Laying waste Beneath the rodeo arena, horse stalls and parking lots at the Norris-Penrose Event Center lies evidence of the region's industrial legacy dating back more than 100 years. According to historical accounts contained in public records and enviro
Colorado Springs Independent | Apr 26, 2017 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Pikes Peak of Bust Rodeo Foundation plans overhaul of Norris-Penrose Event Center Western expansion Wearing a dark business suit, white shirt and tie, Gary Markle looks out of place wiping grime from a plastic chair with a paper towel as gusty winds blow open a metal door and kick up dust from the dirt floor. It's not the most likely p
Colorado Springs Independent | Apr 26, 2017 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Colorado Springs, Colorado
CSPD pays $212,000 to settle excessive force case, stills denies wrongdoing (Up)settled The City of Colorado Springs has settled in court and agreed to change police procedures, but still denies any wrongdoing in the case of Ryan Brown. The case stems from a March 2015 incident in which Officer David Nelson pulled over two brothe
Colorado Springs Independent | Apr 26, 2017 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Colorado Springs, Colorado
City for Champions hits snags, generates controversy City for challenges As the U.S. Olympic Museum prepares to break ground in coming months, another of the four City for Champions projects remains something of a mystery, and a pedestrian bridge linking the museum to America the Beautiful Park continues to
Colorado Springs Independent | Apr 26, 2017 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Colorado Springs, Colorado
4/20 in the Springs was chill, same can't be said of Denver Cannabiz Marijuana-related DUIs are down 33 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same stretch of 2016, according to data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). From January through March 2016, 232 people were cited for driv
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Science march draws nearly 1,000 in public display of nerd-ity Nationwide, scientists and their supporters took to the streets April 22 to demand fact-based policy-making in an era when the head of the Environmental Protection Agency denies that burning fossil fuels causes climate change. In Colorado Springs, the ori
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