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Rural Land Preservation Group Meeting, a non-profit association of ranchers and concerned citizens dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of Teller County and surrounding areas. Fri., Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 633-3334 to reserve a space.

Candidate Forums, sponsored by the Citizens Project: El Paso County Commissioner Dist. 2, House Dist. 15 and state Board of Education candidate forum, Mon., Oct. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at Irving Middle School, 1702 N. Murray. House Districts 16 and 18 and State Board of Education candidate forum, Tues., Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. at Tesla Education Opportunities Center, 2560 International Cir. Candidate and Issues forum, Thurs., Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. at the Le Baron Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Call 520-9899 for more.

School District 11 Capital Plan, Jenkins Middle School, 6410 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Deputy Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer Glenn Gustafson presents facts, figures and answers questions about the capital plan and the election. Tues., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Call 520-2010 for more.

Southern Colorado Economic Forum, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$50. Learn about employment trends, factors influencing business operations, quality of life, average wages in business sectors, retail and wholesale trends, construction trends and more. Wed., Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit http://web.uccs.edu/scef/2004forumfor more.

The Challenge of Security in Asia, sponsored by the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. $10-$25. Jack Pritchard of the Brookings Institution discusses this topic. Thurs., Oct. 21, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 579-8443 to RSVP before Oct. 18.

Brothers in Arms documentary film screening, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. A film about John Kerry and his crewmates' experience in Vietnam and their enduring friendship. Sat., Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 572-5723 for more.

1A RTA Ballot Discussion, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Blvd., University Center room 116. Outlines how the 1A proposal would create a Rural Transit Authority, funding for mass transit improvements. Thurs., Oct. 21, 5-6:30 p.m. and Mon., Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call N. Olson at 597-1479 for more.

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