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Proposed Initiative #306 (“State Income Tax Rate Reduction”) Qualifies For 2020 General Election Ballot

Press Release (Colorado Secretary of State)

The Elections Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that Proposed Initiative 306 (“State Income Tax Rate Reduction”) obtained the sufficient number of signatures and has qualified for the 2020 General Election ballot.  

The “State Income Tax Rate Reduction” Initiative submitted 198,538 petition signatures, needing 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for inclusion on the 2020 ballot.  After reviewing a five-percent random sample of the submitted signatures, the Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s office projected the number of valid signatures to be 140,058, greater than 110 percent of the total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot.   These requirements are outlined by Article V, Section 1 (3) of the Colorado constitution and 1-40-116 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.  .

Random Sample Verification Summary:
Total number of signatures submitted     198,538
5% of qualified signatures submitted (random sample)     9,927
Total number of entries accepted (valid) from the random sample     7,003
Total number of entries rejected (invalid) from the random sample     2,924
Number of projected valid signatures from the random sample     140,058
Total number of signatures required for placement on the ballot     124,632
Projected percentage of required valid signatures     112.38%

The full Statement of Sufficiency is available here.  A calculation of sufficiency signatures from the random sample is available here. The text of the “State Income Tax Rate Reduction” Initiative is available here.             

A copy of the petition is on file with the Secretary of State’s office.

The initiatives approved for the 2020 ballot at this time are Senate Bill 19-042 National Popular Vote Referendum, Proposed Initiative 76 (“Citizen Qualification of Electors”), Proposed Initiative 107 (“Restoration of Gray Wolves”), and Proposed Initiative 120 (“Prohibition on Late-Term Abortion”).

You can see the full text of initiative #306 here:

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A new Microtel Inn and Suites opened recently on Bandly Rd in Fountain, Colorado. You'll find it just south of the Love's convenience store off Hwy 16, right outside Fort Carson.

You can reach them at 719-390-9005, visit them at 7710 Office Circle, Fountain, CO 80817 or get more information on the web at

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It's been a whole year since Peaks N Pines opened their second location in Fountain, Colorado and made it their main brewery.

They're celebrating with comedy, music, games and prizes (and great beer of course) on August 21, 22 and 23.

For details and more information check them out on Facebook.

Peaks N Pines is located at 212 W. Illinois Ave in Fountain. They also have a location at 4005 Tutt Blvd in Colorado Springs. You can reach the Fountain Brewery at 719-434-7945.

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Family Cornhole Tournament
Saturday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. start time
At Fountain Creek Regional Park
Come to Fountain Creek Regional Park to try your hand at Cornhole! This tournament is a family focused event and is good for all ages. Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy the day at the park. This event is sponsored by Chick-fil-A in Fountain, and all proceeds go to Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, a 501c3 that supports environmental education programs in El Paso County. Masks are required and social distancing tournament rules will be provided via email to all registered participants. Pre-registration required for this tournament.
Youth Division: 12 years old and under: $10 per team
Teen Division: age 13 to 16 years old: $15 per team
Adult Division: age 17 to 117 years old: $20 per team
$5 discount for Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, and Military Families and Veterans with ID
For more information call 719-520-6977 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Register here:
Location: 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain, CO 80817

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Participating stores include Pueblo and Pueblo West

Press Release (BUSINESS WIRE)

Grab your popcorn! Walmart is lifting the curtain on plans for the Walmart Drive-in, a drive-in movie theater experience, which is rolling into 160 Walmart stores across the country beginning this month, created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival.

Available for free to Walmart customers, the Walmart Drive-in will transform Walmart parking lots into outdoor cinemas from August 14 through October 21 with 320 showings of hit movies. Starting today at 5:00 p.m. ET, families can visit to discover dates, store locations and the movies for each stop of the movie tour.

“We recognize the challenges our customers and their families have faced over the last few months and we wanted to create an experience where they could come together safely to create new memories,” said Janey Whiteside, Walmart’s Chief Customer Officer. “The Walmart Drive-in is one small way we’re supporting the communities we serve.”

The Walmart Drive-in promises families a fun, contact-free experience where they can watch popular films thoughtfully curated by the Tribeca Film Festival. Audiences will be welcomed back to the big screen to enjoy a wide range of films safely from their own vehicle, including:

    Inspiring sports stories like Friday Night Lights, The Karate Kid and Space Jam
    Blockbuster franchises including Black Panther, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Lego Batman Movie, Spider-ManTM: Into The Spider-Verse, Spy Kids, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies and Wonder Woman
    Out-of-this-world stories like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ghostbusters and Men in BlackTM: International
    Nostalgic favorites including Back to The Future, Beetlejuice, The Goonies and The Wizard of Oz
    Inspiring true stories from Dolphin Tale to Selena
    Animated features every member of the family can enjoy like Cars, The Iron Giant, The Lego Movie and Madagascar

Ahead of each feature presentation, audiences will screen one of a number of short films, including Bilby, Bird Karma, Brooklyn Breeze, CROW: The Legend, Fire In Cardboard City, INVASION!, Looney Tunes’ Boo! Appetweet and Marooned.
During the tour, filmmakers and special guests will help Walmart celebrate bringing back the big screen to communities across the country.

Drew Barrymore will serve as virtual host for all events, welcoming guests to a fun family night experience. She will also make a surprise in-person appearance at one location. Families will be also be treated to surprise virtual or in-person appearances from Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz at select showings.

For the complete movie-going experience, families can stock up on their favorite theater concessions to bring along with them through Walmart’s convenient pickup or delivery services.

To reserve a space for the Walmart Drive-in, customers can visit starting today at 5:00 p.m. ET to pick their desired date and location. Once confirmed, customers will receive an email with a QR code, which will grant their vehicle entry on the day of the event.