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Featured Letter

Hang 'em high

We should still hang bike thieves. In the Old West, the harshest penalties were reserved for crimes which could simply not be tolerated.

Modern bike thieves should receive the same penalties, in the public square after handbills are distributed to publicize the event.

Some of us rely on bikes because we cannot or will not drive. They remain easy to steal, and the parts are easy to sell online. Identification numbers are more difficult to see than an old-fashioned livestock brand, so thieves know they can display and peddle a stolen bike and stolen components without much fear of getting caught.

The need for expensive and inconvenient vigilance against thievery could be reduced if we heightened the level of social scorn for bicycle theft and activities which promote it.

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A century ago this week, Southern Colorado was at war

Blood for coal

The Ludlow Massacre is an event sacred in labor history... and our own.

Lindsay Hand reinterprets Ludlow

Love's labors

Eleven colossal paintings are part of the Pioneers Museum's "Memories of a Massacre"

ReLeaf: Spring/Summer 2014

Welcome to this season's guide to cannabis, medicinal and recreational, in the Pikes Peak Region.

 Film

Nicholas Cage moves toward a McConaughey-like rebirth with Joe

That we care at all is a credit to Cage, seemingly liberated by the lack of green screen or exploding helicopters.

Fourth Annual Colorado Springs Recycles Community Recycling Event

A chance to safely and responsibly recycle old electronics, fluorescent bulbs, batteries and scrap metal (residential only). Fees vary, and are priced by passenger vehicle: $20 for vehicles with TVs or monitors, and $20 for those without.
Sat., April 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Blue Star Recyclers, 100 Talamine Court

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  • <i>Son of Pop</i> to travel the west Son of Pop to travel the west
    In speaking with Floyd Tunson in advance of his 2012 Son of Pop retrospective at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the artist said he…
  • Arts news from up the pass Arts news from up the pass
    Continuing with Woodland Park's push to apply to be a creative district through the State of Colorado, a meeting with the Woodland Park Arts Alliance will be held Tues.,…
  • "Commute Week" encourages green transportation "Commute Week" encourages green transportation
    Have you ever wondered if you might be able to get back and forth to work via bus, bike, or your own two feet?…
  • Vinyl solution Vinyl solution
    While this coming Sunday is a high holy day for devout Christians, Saturday will find hardcore vinyl devotees bowing to the bins. There'll be…
  • Review: Six Women New Play Festival at the MAT Review: Six Women New Play Festival at the MAT
    “Up, Down, and Sideways” is the thematic banner and basis of selection for the Eighth Annual Six Women Playwriting Festival now onstage at the Millibo Art Theatre. Sounds…
  • Anschutz spends more money, buys more things Anschutz spends more money, buys more things
    Philip Anschutz continues to impact Colorado Springs. His Anschutz Foundation is helping power the City for Champions proposal; his Anschutz Entertainment Group, better known as AEG, just signed a…
  • New review ordered for AF instruction on religion New review ordered for AF instruction on religion
    Such a brouhaha erupted over a cadet writing a Bible verse on his dorm whiteboard that Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has…
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Re: Bach names C4C Advisory Board (Special Section- 04/11/2014)

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Reader Reviews

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    • Cool, hip coffee shop that's a wonderful alternative to you know who. Coffee is great…

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    • I just moved here from the Midwest and I have to say maybe it does…

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    • Working class and military trash? Well that covers about everyone. That customer must be independently…

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