Wednesday, October 2, 2019

10 stories making headlines this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 1:00 AM

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The Westboro Baptist Church, a notorious anti-LGBTQ religious group, will be coming to Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs Oct. 13-14. According to their website, the group plans to hold protests at Sacred Heart Church, The Sanctuary Church and Manitou Springs High School. A peaceful counterprotest is planned at West Side Tattoo on Oct. 13.

Gov. Jared Polis announced that all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado will waive application fees on Oct. 15 for Colorado Free Application Day. Details at: highered.colorado.gov/FreeAppDayCO.html

The U.S. House voted to approve the SAFE Banking Act. If passed by the Senate, the bill would protect financial institutions that work with cannabis-related businesses from federal enforcement action.

Fort Carson Staff Sgt. Kelly L. Richards, a health care specialist, died during a training-related incident at Camp Casey in South Korea.

El Paso County Nature Centers are moving forward with their plans to establish a new nature center on the Northside. A public meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at Black Forest Fire and Rescue Station 1, 11445 Teachout Road.

Scam alert: Customers of Colorado Springs Utilities are reporting bogus phone calls soliciting payment. Utilities, which does not request payment over the phone, is telling customers not to provide personal information to these callers.

Mountain Metro Transit has announced added Saturday evening service on 13 routes and increased Sunday service. For details: mmtransit.com

The Small Business Administration awarded the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade a $480,000 State Trade and Expansion Program grant to promote exports.

Thanks to a state grant, Colorado Springs Utilities has installed four Level II electric vehicle chargers at its facilities: csu.org/Pages/evcharging.aspx 

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The Colorado Springs Police Department welcomed Sammy and Nero as new K9 Unit recruits. They’re learning to detect drugs and apprehend suspects.

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