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Aug 15, 2014 1:24 PM

Citing political problems, Balloon Classic leaving Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS - A popular Colorado Springs event may be moving out of the city.  Colorado Balloon Classic announced Friday that the 2014 airshow in Colorado Springs will be the last one held in the city.  In a news release, the organization cited "politics within the city, increasingly rigid special event procedures and an onerous 2015 LART (city sponsorship) application," as the reason they're not submitting an application to the city to hold an event in 2015.  The group says they plan to continue to organize events for other cities.

This isn't the first time Balloon Classic has threatened to leave Colorado Springs.  In 2013, Balloon Classic also said they were leaving the city over additional security requirements.  After a compromise was reached with the city, the organization agreed to stay.

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