Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

Updated 3:30 p.m. ET With their health care bill facing a perilous path, Senate Republican leaders have decided to push off a vote until after Congress returns from next week's July Fourth recess, GOP aides confirm to NPR's Susan Davis. "We're still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Despite the delay, McConnell confirmed that Republican senators were heading to the White...

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The Passport Program, founded in Denver, Colorado in 2013, is a little black book full of 2-for-1 drink deals.  Now the promotional push includes seven additional foodie cities: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Kansas City, Nashville, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

GOCA 121 will host another ChitChat session tonight at 6:30PM at their Downtown gallery. Tonight’s topics are Absinthe & Transhumanism.

On Saturday at 6:30PM, Broadway Actor and Mime, Bill Bowers, returns to the Millibo Theatre stage for a one-night-only performance to share a story so unbelievable it has to be true.

Also on Saturday night, at 7:30PM, celebrated magician David Blaine will make a special appearance at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts.

This Sunday from at 10AM-7PM, the annual Springs Spree event will celebrate the active lifestyle of the Pikes Peak Region with sporting events, outdoor activities, food, music, entertainment, and free fun for the whole family at American the Beautiful Park.

 

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

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Emergency officials in Colorado Springs are calling on folks living in the city’s wildland urban interface to be prepared for wildfire. 

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One of the biggest trade shows in the outdoor industry is still looking for a new home after the Outdoor Industry Association decided to leave Utah after two decades. Colorado has thrown its hat in the ring as a new potential site for the event, which brings together many of the world's largest outdoor companies.

Looking Up: Chain Gang

Jun 5, 2017
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This week on Looking Up we link up with Hal to learn about the Markarian Chain of Galaxies.  

Some people like to wear chains. Some people like to wear really big chains. But in the Southern Colorado skies right now, you can see the biggest chain out there – Markarian’s Chain.

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On this episode of Air Check, three more favorite songs from Jeff, Jake and Vicky, a talk with the Denver-based band the Flobots about their musical mission, we have a listen to the swan songs of I Sank Molly Brown during their last live performance as a band at Right Heel Studios, Jake and Jeff investigate the musical history of the Will Rogers Shrine on the side of Cheyenne Mountain, and three must-see concert events of the summer/fall music season. 

A new website and program from the state is geared toward streamlining the process of professional credentialing for active-duty military personnel and veterans looking to start licensed careers in Colorado.  It's called "Veterans Occupational Credentialing and Licensing," or VOCAL, and it's run by the state Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), which oversees more than 50 professions.

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It’s no secret that Colorado Springs and TRiNiTY Brewing Company have danced in the past. But old news aside, whether you love ’em, hate ’em or feel indifferent, TRiNiTY brews some outstanding beer. And if you haven’t had the experience of their buttermilk fried bacon with blueberry maple dipping sauce…well you need it in your life.

Over the past month, TRiNiTY has had some of their most exclusive releases that owner and head brewer, Jason Yester calls, “some of the most interesting beers in the world.”

We sat down with Yester to do a tasting of the special tappings during which he breaks down the hoopla swirling around East coast IPA’s, explains some fancy beer language and talks about why we should get past the aesthetics of beer and embrace the haze.

Tonight, May 31st, the Independent Film Society of Colorado will present a free screening of “Real Boy,” an upcoming PBS Independent Lens documentary, at 7PM at the Tim Gill Center.

Friday, June 2nd from 5-8PM, celebrate the start of Summer with gallery openings, artist demonstrations, live performances, and great dining experiences during the First Friday Art Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City.

This Saturday, June 3rd from 11AM-5PM, the 2017 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival will take place in Manitou Spring’s Memorial Park, featuring live music, food & gift vendors, and tastings from 30 Colorado wineries!

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale will present '40 Years on Broadway' at the Pikes Peak Center this Sunday, June 4th at 3PM.

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

Looking Up: Not So Wile E. While He...

May 29, 2017
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This week on Looking Up guest host Bruce Bookout is back to finish the 2nd part of the Gemini Twins saga.

Rising high in the spring skies of southern Colorado is the constellation of the twins - Gemini.  Look after sunset high in the west for the two bright stars above Orion – Castor and Pollux.  Let’s pair up on last month’s discussion.

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