Trump Asks 'Why No Action?' Amid Questions About Obama's Response To Russian Meddling

President Trump took to Twitter to question his predecessor's judgment and actions — at the end of a week characterized by a steady drumbeat of questions about how and when the Obama administration chose to respond to Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Why no action?," the president asked in the first of two tweets Saturday evening that suggested the Obama administration didn't do enough — and soon enough — to stop Russia last year. Since Wednesday the Obama administration's response...

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Vice President Mike Pence spoke Friday to a crowd of roughly 1,650 people at the headquarters of Focus on the Family, an influential evangelical Christian ministry based in Colorado Springs. 

The Blue Star has consistently been hosting pairing dinners and with their intimate private dining space it proves to be an ideal venue for these exclusive events. As of November 2016, Brian Blasnek has taken on the role of executive chef and is offering a satisfying ping pong effect varying Blue Star’s focus between beer and wine.

Fan Fest, an outdoor public event spanning 7 blocks in Downtown Colorado Springs, and featuring an estimated attendance of 35,000 annually, will take place tomorrow evening from 5-10PM. Event highlights include motorcycle exhibitions, vendor booths, Beer Garden, and Fire Fighter Chili Cook-off.

 

GOCA’s annual Brilliant, a visually stunning, high energy, awe-inspiring, and delicious event, takes place this Saturday at the Plaza of the Rockies building. Dinner starts at 6PM, and the Art Party starts at 8PM.

 

Also this Saturday, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC continue their 2017 campaign with a matchup against Western conference opponent San Antonio FC at 7PM at Weidner Field. There will also be a post-match fireworks show! 

 

Go to peakradar.com for event details, tickets and more upcoming events.

 

Courtesy of Senga Nengudi

Colorado Springs-based artist Senga Nengudi is currently showing her work at one of the art world’s most influential international exhibitions, the Venice Biennale. It’s the latest in a recent string of high-profile showings for Nengudi, who’s been living and working in Colorado Springs for nearly 30 years. As curators will tell you, the recognition has been a long time in the making.

How Did Mt. Esther Get Its Name?

Jun 20, 2017
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Peak Curiosity is a community-driven reporting series from 91.5 KRCC. We ask listeners to submit their questions about the Pikes Peak region and Southern Colorado, and then we answer them. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to submit your question!

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If you’ve spent any time in the Broadmoor neighborhood of Colorado Springs, you’ve probably heard a chorus of musical chimes float down Cheyenne Mountain to the valley below.

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During the legislative session, state lawmakers cut funding for the office that oversees weatherization and other energy saving programs for residents. Now, Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking the Joint Budget Committee to intervene to save the Colorado Energy Office, avoiding possible layoffs and program closures and delays.

Looking Up: M98... Coming Soon To A Galaxy Near you

Jun 19, 2017
R. Brent Tully (U. Hawaii) et al., SDvision, DP, CEA/Saclay / nasa.gov

This week on Looking Up we continue our trek through the Virgo Super Cluster of Galaxies. 

So far in June we’ve talked about a couple of very interesting galaxies visible in the southern Colorado skies. Let’s keep up the trend this week and explore the very pretty, very faint, and very strange galaxy known as Messier object number 98.   

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It's been slightly more than a month since Dr. Venkat Reddy officially took over the top spot at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, but he's no stranger to the school.  He's spent 25 years there, starting as a finance faculty member, serving as Dean of the Business School, and shepherding online education for the University.  

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Park, the Pikes Peak Celtic Festival returns with international bands and performance groups, combined with great food, music, and dancing for a weekend filled with authentic Celtic culture & entertainment.

 

On Saturday from 1-7PM, the Western Museum of Mining & Industry will host the 1st Annual All Colorado Festival, where attendees will have the opportunity to sample the finest of Colorado spirits, beer, and wine. The event will also include food vendors and live local country music.

 

The Trails and Open Space Coalition will host the 23rd annual Starlight Spectacular--Colorado Springs’ largest and oldest community bicycle ride—this Saturday starting at 9PM at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center. This year’s theme is superheroes. 

Go to peakradar.com for event details, tickets and more upcoming events.

 

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