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Colorado Voters Pass Proposition DD Allowing for Legalized Sports Betting in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Gaming will now serve as the regulatory body overseeing sports betting

Press Release (CO Dept pf Revenue)

Proposition DD passes allowing for legalizing sports betting in Colorado, making Colorado one of many states now letting people place bets on sporting events since the Supreme Court ruling struck down a law that banned sports betting in most U.S. states. With the passage of Proposition DD, and the legislative bill passed by the Colorado General Assembly in May 2019, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission and the Colorado Division of Gaming become the statutory authority over the regulation of the legalized sports betting in Colorado.

In anticipation of the passage of the proposition, the Division of Gaming has been reviewing best practices and regulations from other states already allowing legalized sports betting and will be using this knowledge, along with engaging industry stakeholders, to establish rules and licensing standards for sports betting in Colorado. Since 1991, the Division of Gaming and the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission have overseen a strong and robust industry of limited stakes gaming in Colorado, and the Division will apply the same successful regulation model to ensure the integrity of the sports betting industry.

Starting on May 1, 2020, Coloradans who want to place wagers on sporting events may make those bets at a licensed sportsbook facility within the three gaming mountain towns of Blackhawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek, or by placing bets using their mobile phones or computers through an authorized, in-state internet operator.

“Voters have made the decision to allow legal sports wagering in Colorado,” said Lu Cordova, executive director of the Colorado Department of Revenue. “CDOR will be collaborating with stakeholders to help this industry grow responsibly.”

“The Division of Gaming has been ramping up for the possible passage of Proposition DD by setting the groundwork for implementing best practices learned from other states that already conduct sports betting, while keeping in mind the unique needs and wants of the Colorado gaming landscape and industry,” said Dan Hartman, director for the Division of Gaming. “We look forward to continuing to work with our gaming industry partners to establish responsible standards for sports betting, as they endeavor to bring the highest-quality content to the sports bettor.”

The sports betting regulatory framework being established by the Division of Gaming will provide the landscape for maximum revenues to benefit the people of Colorado with percentages designated to Colorado beneficiaries, including funding for the implementation of the state water plan and other public purposes.

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Enforcement Division is committed to helping industries thrive responsibly, overseeing the fulfillment of Colorado laws uniformly in a fair, consistent, and equitable manner through education, compliance, administration, and criminal enforcement.

The Colorado Department of Revenue works to be trusted partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive.

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Griffis/Blessing, Inc. has been appointed property manager of the retail center at 162 Tracker Drive in Colorado Springs, across from the Magnum Shooting Center off North Gate Blvd. The property is 8,878 square feet and is 100 percent occupied by Dog Haus, 719 Gastropub, Rush Cycling and C&C Coffee and Kitchen.

The commercial management team, led by Elizabeth Miller, CPM®, Assistant Portfolio Manager and Director of Training, with the assistance of Josie Major, Management Assistant, and Tiffany Koschwitz, Property Accountant, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the property.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to manage for a new owner both here in Colorado Springs and in the Denver market. This is the first of three properties that we have been assigned management for and we look forward to providing our high quality of service to both the tenants and owner,”says Commercial Department Vice President, Doris Wall.

The only Accredited Management Organization, AMO, headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with additional offices in Denver. The organization currently manages over 5.8 million square feet of commercial space, and more than 7,000 apartment units located along Colorado’s Front Range. The company has provided award-winning property management and real estate investment services since 1985. For more information, visit

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Holly Port of Lotion Bar Cafe in Security-Widefield is hosting Handmade Hollyday Today.

Come by and check out great gift ideas from local producers of cookies, jams, candies, crafts, clothes and even fitness. And of course Lotion Bar Cafe has their full assortment of every type, shape, aroma, texture soap you can imagine.

They are also doing a food drive again and collecting pet supplies, blankets, treats ect for an animal rescue center.

They’ll be out until 5pm today at 56 Widefield Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80911. For more information on Lotion Bar Cafe, you can reach them at (719) 321-9438 and visit them on Facebook at

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Above: visitors to the Fountain Valley Shoppette on Widefield Blvd were treated to a movie, treats and haunted house this past weekend.

We've got a break from the deep freeze today so....

Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!

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Hell's Kitchen opens for business in Security-Widefield

by Ed Duffy

Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen Pizza had their soft opening today at their new location at 385 Main Street, across from the Security Shopping Center. Ruffrano's Hell's Kitchen features authentic NY style pizza and is a local favorite, with locations in Manitou Springs and at 1670 E. Cheyenne Blvd in Colorado Springs.

Area residents have been looking forward to the opening since the coming soon signs went up months ago. They're open 7 days a week from 11am to 11pm and offer free delivery within a 3 mile radius of the restaurant.

The Grand Opening will take place on Halloween, October 31st. In the meantime, you can follow them on Facebook and visit their website at

You can reach the new location at 719-390-4355.