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Crews broke ground last June on the $60 million Pikes Peak Summit House and they’ve worked since then to replace the original structure, built in 1963. The new, 38,000-square foot structure is expected to be open next fall.

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With all five seats up for grabs on the Nov. 5 ballot, 54% of 1,502 voters agreed that school board President Tim Braun should be recalled from office. Mary Bielz was the only candidate listed on the ballot to replace him.

Tana Rice, who was appointed to the board in July to replace another member who quit after also being targeted for recall, and Gari Lu Schwab, who was appointed to the board in May, will retain their seats.

The other two seats went to Bill Arrick, a recall proponent who served on the RE-1 board 2006-2010, and Connie Dodrill, director of Cripple Creek’s park and rec department. Arrick won by 25 votes.

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Colorado River Water Conservation District nearly $316,000 to develop a Western Slope water marketing strategy tied to a potential demand management plan, the agency announced Monday.

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CRIPPLE CREEK — A grand jury has rejected filing charges against two Colorado Springs police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an armed black man in August, 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May said Wednesday. De'Von Bailey and his cousin, Lawrence Stoker, were stopped by police investigating a report of an armed robbery on Aug. 3 in a neighborhood southeast of Memorial Park.