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8 local stories making headlines this week 

click to enlarge Local violinist Jory Lane has been chosen for National Youth Orchestra. - COURTESY OF THE LANE FAMILY
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  • Local violinist Jory Lane has been chosen for National Youth Orchestra.

  1. Colorado ranks No. 3 in the nation for the prevalence of white supremacist propaganda, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League.
  2. TESSA of Colorado Springs, a nonprofit serving domestic violence victims and their children, has hired former El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn as its chief development officer.
  3. Professor of English Claire Garcia has been named Colorado College's dean of faculty. Her five-year term begins July 1. She's married to former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, now president of the Colorado Community College System.
  4. State Democrats re-elected former Colorado Representative and Senator Morgan Carroll as chair on March 9. Howard Chou was elected first vice chair, and Sandy Baca-Sandoval, second vice chair.
  5. The city released an initial draft of Phase 1 of its Title II Transition Plan, which will help the city comply with accessibility requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act. View the plan and submit comments through April 6 at coloradosprings.gov/adatransitionplan.
  6. Violinist Jory Lane of Colorado Springs is one of two Colorado students chosen for the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. The other is Elissa Volling of Denver. The orchestra performs in August at Carnegie Hall and then tours Europe.
  7. Colorado College announced March 11 that it will build a 300- to 350-space parking garage and a 100-space parking lot to supplement parking for visitors attending events at the proposed 3,000-seat Robson Arena on campus.
  8. Petitions have been turned in to recall Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 Board President Tim Braun, Treasurer Dennis Jones and Secretary Tonya Martin ("Battle Cry," Feb. 27). The Teller County Clerk and Recorder will decide whether they contain enough valid signatures to force a special election by April 1.

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