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  • 5 important, and fun, questions for Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Q. Is it true you keep a copy of the Beer Drinker's Guide to Colorado, Great Beer Map in your car? A. Someone told me we had to get to all 64 counties in reelection. We have gotten to all 64 counties. What we have to do is get to the 263 breweries. Q. You went to Manitou Brewing...

  • Blog: Monument Beer Week kicks off Saturday with Oktoberfest party

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

        Beer Week in Monument kicks off Saturday at Pikes Peak Brewing Co. with an Oktoberfest party -- and es wird fantastisch!   Owner and head brewer Chris Wright has been working on his Oktoberfest beer and he's ready to get the Beer Week party started.  ...

  • Aurora Borealis could be visible Friday night from northern Colorado

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    If you're feeling lucky and you've got a full tank of gas, you might want to head north for a chance to see the Friday night northern lights. The Aurora Borealis - that sky light show that happens when electrically charged particles move away from the sun with the solar wind and...

  • 5 must-have items for the car this winter

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Winter is coming. Here are five items that should be in your automobile: 1. A soft-bristled snow brush, plastic ice scraper and small shovel 2. A well-stocked first-aid kit 3. Jumper cables 4. A bottle of windshield washer fluid 5. A bag with a blanket, flashlight, candles and a...

  • Blog: Phone scammer trying to collect city sales taxes

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    If you get a telephone call from someone claiming that you could be arrested for tax evasion over unpaid city sales taxes, it's a scam, city officials say. The city's public information office released a statement Thursday morning saying the city has been made aware of scam...

  • Colorado Springs City Council nixes recreational marijuana ballot question

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will not ask voters if they want the city to allow recreational marijuana sales, leaving the issue in the hands of citizens who could collect signatures to get the question on the 
ballot. The council voted 6-3 on Tuesday against an April ballot...

  • Five things said Tuesday at Colorado Springs City Hall

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Five things said Tuesday during the Colorado Springs City Council meeting: - "We all know that Pickleball is becoming the new hot thing." - Council member Jan Martin, on the proposed 2015 Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax budget. Friends of Pikes Peak Pickleball - a racquet sport -...

  • Colorado Springs council sets electric rates below what they were before Drake fire

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Come next month, Colorado Springs Utilities customers will see lower rates in their electric bills. - The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to lower electric rates by 5.3 percent, which for a typical residential customer is $4.02 a month. The rate decrease comes...

  • Council cuts Regional Business Alliance from list of proposed recipients for Colorado Springs LART funds

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will send its recommendations for the city's $4.1 million Lodgers, Automobile and Rental Tax fund to the mayor for inclusion in the 2015 city budget. - Pickleball is in. The Regional Business Alliance is out. - The council approved a list of 35 events...

  • Decision on marijuana ballot question expected today

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Today could be the day. City Council is set to consider a ballot question on recreational marijuana today at its meeting. The issue has been discussed at recent meetings and a decision was twice delayed. Council member Jill Gaebler advanced the proposal, wanting to ask voters in...

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