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Fort Carson announces Stryker force, addition of 200 soldiers
Fort Carson will gain 200 soldiers with the conversion of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to a Stryker Brigade Combat Team starting in spring 2020. The new brigade will be organized the same as the 1st SBCT, 4th ID, which is already stationed there, Carson said in a news release. "Today the Department of the Army announced that the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division will convert to a Stryker Brigade and will remain at Fort Carson. We are very pleased with this decision.…

Fine Arts Center town hall will address historic (and problematic) murals
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College contains a great deal of history — not just the items in its museum or the historical art pieces in its permanent collection, but also its own history as an institution.…

Monument rehab project stirs debate
Residents in the Town of Monument area are revving their engines to oppose a plan to convert the Ramada Inn, 1865 Woodmoor Drive just east of Interstate 25, into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. But the land is already zoned to accommodate such a facility, county spokesman Dave Rose says. "A residential rehab facility would be an allowed use in that existing zone," he says.…

Transgender military ban eloquently dragged by U.S. District Court judge, and other notable LGBTQ legal news
The last week or so has seen the resolution of a few court cases at various levels that could have major effects on future legal battles.…

Reader: Don't feel bad for being duped
Letters Regarding George Cook's letter ("MAGA!" Sept. 5):…

New Belgium veteran brings his talents to Goat Patch Brewing Company
Business has been good for team Goat Patch Brewing Co., so much so they’ve added a seasoned new player to the team.…

Low, DeVotchKa, and Interpol with the new and noteworthy
Low, Double Negative (Sub Pop) – Low’s Alan Sparhawk often experiments with noise, though usually in the hard-rock sense of 2007’s Drums and Guns. This time around, producer B.J. Burton has given the Duluth trio a throbbing drone that may initially unnerve some listeners, but ultimately demands attention for its harsh beauty, resulting in one of Low’s finest efforts.…

Poe Pies' fillings shine, but a little rough around the edges
It’s a rough day for Ross Bunting.…

Hot Rod Rock and Rumble brings an abundance of fast cars and rock 'n' roll
Fast cars and rock ‘n’ roll make a rad combination, and Hot Rod Rock and Rumble will, as it does every year, offer an abundance of both.…

Colorado Republicans mock sexual assault charges against Kavanaugh
Three state House Republicans took to Facebook to joke about recent sexual assault charges brought against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee. On Sept. 15,Rep. Patrick Neville, the House minority leader from Castle Rock, shared a satirical article from Christian satirical news site, The Babylon Bee, that mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh. Ford has accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed, groping her and trying to remove her clothing at a party in the 1980s when the two were teenagers.…

Happy Hour: It doesn't get much better than Bar-K's blood orange martini
After a long day there's nothing better than finding a comfortable spot in one of the best neighborhood bars and relaxing with familiar flavors. That' exactly what you get with Bark-K and its Blood Orange Martini.…

5 Questions for Ron Stallworth, the BlacKkKlansman
Indy: What was it like joining the CSPD when you were still a teenager? Ron Stallworth: It wasn’t easy.…

Bob Seger farewell tour, Iggy Azalea, and STS9 top new show announcements
Unless Bob Seger is pulling one of those Ozzy Osbourne fake farewell stunts — which seems highly unlikely — this winter will be last call for fans to get their final fix of melancholy curtain closers like “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” and “We’ve Got Tonight.” Small wonder, since the Detroit native and various permutations of his Silver Bullet Band have been out on the road for more than half a century now.…

Ops plan directed officers in Flick shooting to identify themselves
The Colorado State Patrol's ops plans for the BATTLE (Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement) task force calls for members to "be prepared to positively identify themselves as a law enforcement officers at all times in the event the need arises." The advisory, in boldface, underscores what experts have said is standard procedure when approaching a suspected felon, including having guns drawn and being marked as officers.…

The real BlacKkKlansman brings the true story back to the Springs
Set in Colorado Springs in 1978, Academy Award winners Spike Lee and Jordan Peele’s rece ntly released film BlacKkKlansman tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. The truth-is-crazier-than-fiction biopic details how Stallworth and his white doppelganger infiltrated the Pikes Peak branch of the Ku Klux Klan.…


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