Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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click to enlarge ELLY STEWART
  • Elly Stewart

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is hosting a Catoberfest cat sale. From Sept. 3-13, adult cats 6 months and older are free, and all kittens 5 months and younger are $75. Go to to check out the available feline furballs.

Former state senator Mike Johnston ended his Democratic primary campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020.

On Oct. 6, from 6 a.m. to noon, Garden of the Gods will host a “Motorless Morning.” The public, minus their motorized vehicles, are welcome in the park.

click to enlarge Kyle Cunningham - COURTESY KRCC
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  • Kyle Cunningham

Kyle Cunningham has been named KRCC’s general manager. He joined Colorado College’s NPR-member station in 2016 as membership manager.

Former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado has endorsed Sen. Michael Bennet for president.

The Broncos’ stadium has a new name — Empower Field at Mile High, tagged after a Greenwood Village financial services company, Empower Retirement.

A greater share of Colorado licensed drivers and ID card holders opted to be organ donors than any other state in 2018.

Colorado Springs City Council changed its meeting times from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m., effective Sept. 10. Council meets on Mondays and Tuesdays the second and fourth weeks of the month.

Gordon Klingenschmitt, former state representative and failed Springs City Council candidate, announced in a fundraising plea that he’ll run in the 2020 contest to succeed El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller in the eastern District 2. He filed for office on Sept. 9. Waller is running for district attorney.

UCHealth will dedicate at least $100 million over the next five years to mental health care and substance use treatment.

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference was named official host site on Sept. 4 for the 2021 men’s and women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association soccer national championships.

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Cripple Creek city officials cut off funding for the Butte Theater Foundation in 2020, including the lease on the theater. Hence, the foundation said in a release, all programming for next year has been canceled. Mountain Rep Theater and other companies had played the Butte for nearly 20 years. No reason was given for the cut, the foundation’s Emily Andrews said in a release.

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