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Employers needed for career fair

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is seeking employers who have open positions or plan to hire during the next month or two to participate in its annual Spring Career Fair which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 at Mr. Biggs Entertainment Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd.

There is no charge for booth space, however, a $50 donation to the Care and Share Food Bank or $50 worth of non-perishable food items for Care and Share is encouraged.

To reserve a booth, call Duke at 667-3839.

Powers/Woodmen project wins award

A Colorado Department of Transportation project that constructed a grade separated intersection at Powers Boulevard and Woodmen Road has received a 2009 Colorado Contractors Association and CDOT Project Management Award.

Ray Childs of R.E. Monks Construction Co. was the project superintendent. The project engineer was Yun Han and the resident engineer was Mark Andrew. Other CDOT employees who worked on the $26 million project included assistant project engineer Ricky Shumpert, tester/inspector Davis Smith and tester/inspector Christine Genger.

Local chefs receive nods from ACF

Bruce Riddle and a five-student team from The Broadmoor Hotel have been recognized by the American Culinary Federation.

Riddle, certified executive chef, American Academy of Chefs, received special recognition for his many years of service to ACF and as the Western Region sergeant-at-arms.

The Broadmoor team, comprised of Katharine Allen, Mikki Butler, Lucas Glau, Jacquelyn Gundelfinger and Kendra Peregrin, won the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl during the regional conference.

Historic Preservation Board needs volunteers

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to fill two vacancies on the Historic Preservation Board.

The board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in implementing the Historic Preservation program for the city and initiates the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, as well as administering the review of building or demolition permits for properties that are zoned Historic Preservation.

Meetings are held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on the first Monday of even numbered months.

The deadline to apply is April 10.

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Centennial farm nominees sought

The Colorado Centennial Farm Program is seeking applications from families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more.

Farmers and ranchers nominating their property for this award must submit an application providing information about the history of their farm and its buildings by April 30. Qualified applicants will be honored during the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.

Nominees must meet the following requirements to become designated as a Colorado Centennial Farm:

  • Farming or ranching properties must have remained in the same family continuously for at least 100 years.
  • Each property must still be a working farm or ranch.
  • Farms or ranches must have a minimum of 160 acres.
  • However, properties with fewer than 160 acres can qualify if they gross at least $1,000 in annual sales.

For more information, call Lyle Miller at (303) 866-2779.

Fountain utilities receives QBS award

The City of Fountain Utilities Department has received a 2009 Qualifications Based Selection award for Professional Procurement Services.

The program recognizes public and private entities that make exemplary use of the QBS selection process at the state and local levels.