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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Colorado Springs, Colorado Local a by Bike fun the pop Cycle Bridge opened with a carnival on sunday. Ski Sov. V to a a a a i i / in 7< \ i a it a a f a a i \ 6 35 pm 7i9.59i.s0xx sum in. Colon Nim x i Iii his is he a a scion Sinck ih72 tax proceeds starting to flow some area school districts get Small drop from bucket by Mumm Kelley Debbie Motev the first Cut of Colorado a excise tax tin wholesale recreational marijuana has been thrown into this fiscal years Pool of Cash Grants for capital improvements at Public schools. Three local projects Are among the 26 statewide that Are receiving funding. Another three area school districts and a charter school will get a Check in the mail next week from a $2.28 Mil lion appropriation from state marijuana sales taxes to pay for behavioural health counselling and drug prevention education. Hut Many districts say they have Little Hope of seeing any of the collections. A wherever i go its the no. I comment i hear a when i voted for pot i thought i was helping schools they done to realize How Small a drop in the bucket it is and How hard we have to compete for it a said Glenn Gustafson Deputy superintendent and chief financial officer for Colorado Springs school District la. Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana production and sales in 2012 and its tax system in 2013. Wholesale marijuana growers pay a 15 percent excise tax on sales to retailers. Recreational cannabis buyers Are charged a to percent state marijuana tax. A 2.9 percent state sales tax. Obis local sales and use taxes. In lie two shops in Manitou Springs the Only recreational retail stores in Al paso county charge 24.3 percent in taxes on purchases. Some people mistakenly think that Manitou Springs school District 14 is receiving aaa pot tax a Parb 4straddling the Sand dunes Christian Murdock the Gazette visitors hike along the Ridge of a Sand Dune As the Sun begins to set saturday evening at the great Sand dunes National Park near Alamosa. The Sand dunes Are North americans tallest. See for a photo gallery. Politicians plan to go Mobile for your vote report digital Media ads expected to top $1b Tribune news service Washington a if you thought you escape the onslaught of political ads in 2012, just wait until 2016. This election Cycle campaigns Are expected to fully embrace Mobile advertising As a Way to target voters anytime anywhere. For the first time spending on political ads for digital Media is expected to top $1 billion rivalling the estimated amounts campaigns spend on telemarketing and radio according to a report released this month by the research firm Horrell associates. That a still just a fraction of the $11.4 billion Borrel estimates will be poured into political advertising in 2016. But its a big increase since 2012, when spending on digital political ads was just $159 million. Compared to the Cost of airing a traditional television commercial digital ads Are a relatively inexpensive Way for campaigns to get attention said Steven Smith director in Side spouts hanging up Lakatas cd senior Jared Hanson is pursuing other dreams after concussions derailed his competitive career. Cd country la everything bikes . Burgtorf a place is one of a kind. He builds bikes repairs bikes and has the Fence to prove it. Of Deal of Mumm in my born %. In weather m the Day Cheyenne Mountain shooting Complex $10 for two single Day Range passes with a free single leg target stand. A $20 vim at zts�3m3im limn e �,�44e021,00001m. 3 vol us a no. 161 a copyright a 2015 8&jn. 68 4 pin. 75 iwo 81 8 Pun. It Quot to Mtima famous renewed Calls for fire budget overhaul Western lawmakers concerned after deaths by William Yardley urn Angeles times Seattle a the record wildfire season scorching the West is prompting renewed Calls for Congress to change How it funds firefighting a push that comes As the head of the Forest service said the Agency would soon exceed its firefighting budget for the year a again. The Agency has Only $174 million left of the $1.01 billion it had set aside for fighting fires the Gazette reported on aug. 29. The budget shortfall has prompted the Forest previous Story Check out the gazettes Story about the Forest service s diminishing budget Kiyu room service to begin transferring funds from non firefighting programs to the dwindling fire suppression budget. In an internal memo obtained by the Gazette chief Tom Tidwell outlined for regional foresters a two step process that will Transfer mrs so Mthm a bv�0cau amp state 1 b2crime Stoppa i by obituaries i til sports i i Fame i 04

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