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Colorado Springs is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Colorado Springs is located in the center portion of the state. It is situated on Fountain Creek and is located 65 miles (105 km) south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. At 6,035 feet (1,839 m) the city stands over one mile (1.6 km) above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher and lower. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, rising over 8,000 feet above the city on the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The city is often referred to as "The Springs."

With a population of 416,427 as of the 2010 Census, it is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 41st most populous city in the United States, while the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 645,613 in 2010. The city covers 194.7 square miles (504 km2), making it Colorado's largest city in area. Colorado Springs was selected as the No. 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine in 2006, and placed number one in Outside's 2009 list of America's Best Cities.

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Poor starts making quick work of CU basketball's thin margin for error

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:42:32 MST

Due to factors such as inexperience and, lately, manpower issues, the Colorado men's basketball team is a squad that hits the floor with little margin for error.

Foul trouble turning into big headache for shorthanded CU basketball

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:58:22 MST

Tad Boyle believes the problem is correctable. But at the very least, it will require far more discipline out of his Colorado men's basketball team.

Sagging basketball attendance at CU Events Center reaching new lows

Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:17:33 MST

Colorado had just taken care of business against their heated in-state rival from Colorado State, and CU men's basketball coach Tad Boyle was eager to give credit where credit was due.

Boulder celebrates MLK Jr. Day with rally, march through downtown

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:24:16 MST

Boulder High junior Metkel Tewelde marched through downtown Boulder on Monday with a group of classmates and a couple hundred others in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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