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Joey BunchJoey BunchSeptember 5, 20179min79
It takes trust to let someone carry a beer from one business to another, to drink on the sidewalks or on a closed street. Trust and an entertainment district. The Colorado Springs City Council is considering laws that would let businesses apply to create entertainment districts in which customers could wander, drink in hand, beyond […]

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John TomasicJohn TomasicApril 19, 201715min80

In Colorado, the rule is that oil and gas wells can be sited 1,000 feet from a school building. A bill that aimed to update that rule to measure the setback instead from the school property line drew crowds to the Capitol this month to testify in support of it and major drilling industry figures to argue against it. In the end, there were no surprises concerning its fate. Oil and gas drilling has long been a top partisan issue at the Legislature.



Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 6, 20174min174
Thanks, Obama. Wait, are we still saying that? You could be in Greeley if you noticed the town’s famous stink hasn’t living up to its reputation. You could thank Trump, or you could just thank your lucky stars. Tyler Silvy of the Greeley Tribune reported over the weekend that the bad smell the cow town […]

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Joey BunchJoey BunchJanuary 11, 20176min76
Colorado Springs earns its fiscally conservative reputation, with the 15th lowest taxpayer burden among the country’s 50 most populous cities, according to a new report by the nonprofit Truth in Accounting (TIA). If every taxpayer had to pony up a share to cover the city’s debt, each tab would be $2,800, according to the report […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinOctober 5, 20169min69

Many of Denver's community workers — teachers, patrol officers, janitors, licensed nurses and full-time retail associates — cannot afford to either rent or buy a home, according to a study released last week by the National Housing Conference. Commissioned by Housing Colorado, and a supplement to the NHC’s Paycheck to Paycheck Report, the study profiled the five professions in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley and Pueblo. It was designed to showcase how Colorado compared to other housing markets analyzed in the Paycheck to Paycheck Report.