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Residents of Manitou Springs rejected an ordinance that would have allowed a third license to be issued to a marijuana retailer to sell cannabis in the city, which was up for vote during a special election on Tuesday.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially recommended Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for people at higher risk for COVID-19. Booster doses should be given at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, according to a news release.

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Local organizations and nonprofits are joining forces and launching the 5th annual AskCOS community survey, fielded by Elevated Insights.AskCOS provides El Paso County residents an opportunity to have their voices heard regarding current issues and helps local organizations better understand…

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A drug deal involving a Sierra High School student led to a shooting in the Deerfield Hills neighborhood on Aug. 24. The Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 3300 block of Monica Drive West at approximately 1:19 p.m Tuesday afternoon.

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As El Paso County's COVID-19 infections rise and the dangerous Delta variant has become the dominant strain here, county commissioners told citizens on Aug. 3 that they would oppose any statewide mask mandate and never impose one of their own.

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A fraudulent letter, purporting to be signed by local Republican legislators and news outlets, was sent to superintendents in school districts throughout Colorado Springs demanding they prove they are not teaching critical race theory. The letter, obtained by Indy, “petitions that you prove …

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Pikes Peak Community College’s Department of Military & Veterans Programs  announced a new scholarship that ensures active duty military students who use Tuition Assistance funding and enroll in traditional online classes will not have an out-of-pocket tuition expense. 

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KRCC, southern Colorado’s NPR station (and part of the Colorado Public Radio network), is celebrating 70 years on the air in 2021. The celebration is coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Colorado Springs' founding. 

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Sen. John Hickenlooper helped celebrate National Beer Day on Wednesday, April 7, by visiting Colorado Springs brewery Atrevida Beer Co., where he described how $28.6 billion in relief funds approved by Congress will help local bars, breweries and restaurants rebound from the pandemic.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released updates to the COVID-19 dial framework April 5 that, among other things, allows nonhousehold members to sit together in seated indoor events in Levels Green and Blue.

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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will bring theater, dance, music and art classes to outdoor locations across Colorado Springs this summer through a new program called City as a Venue.

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In February, the Colorado Springs Airport enplaned 28,118 passengers and a total of 55,914 passengers traveled through the terminal, however COS is down year-over-year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The average load factor in February was 57 percent, down 22.4 percent year-over-year, accordin…

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The city’s Planning and Development department will present a digital open house from 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 24 to discuss a draft of portions of RetoolCOS, an update of the zoning and subdivision ordinance.

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The 2021 city election ballots are to be mailed today, March 12. Voters will decide six of nine seats on City Council and vote on a charter amendment that would allow ballot measures to exceed 30 words.

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El Paso County’s COVID-19 incidence rate isn’t dropping as quickly as it was, public health officials say, warning that this could slow the move toward looser restrictions.

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Pikes Peak Library District will reopen its makerspaces and video/audio recording studios on Tuesday, Feb. 9, along with a limited number of meeting spaces at five locations. 

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Colorado is moving to a new “COVID-19 Dial 2.0,” which goes into effect Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9 a.m., Gov. Jared Polis announced, adding “we can’t let our guard down now.”  

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As President Joe Biden was sworn into office, Gov. Jared Polis and Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera expressed optimism about the new administration’s approach to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges.

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Andrew Wommack Ministries announced Dec. 18 that the state and Teller County Public Health abandoned their lawsuit alleging the nonprofit failed to follow guidelines meant to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed more than 4,200 people in Colorado.

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As the Indy reported in August, the federal government has done little to support artists and art organizations in the face of challenges posed by COVID-19, which include widespread venue shutdowns that have forced the cancelation of live performances, art openings and more. And though Congr…