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A little more than 100 years ago, a bison named Black Diamond served as a model for the Buffalo nickel. Now the American Numismatic Association Money Museum will celebrate 100 years of the Buffalo nickel with a free open house from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  April 27. Black Diamond was a model for sculptor… Continue Reading Buffalo nickel turns 100 years old; celebrations at Money Museum

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“What do you think?” Mayor Steve Bach asked a reporter after preliminary election results were released on Tuesday evening. “Was this an anti-incumbent statement?” It was all of that and more. Voters rejected every incumbent on the ballot, ending the Council careers of Tim Leigh in District 1, Angela Dougan in D-2, Brandy Williams in… Continue Reading Voters say no to incumbents, yes to ex-military for new Council

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Waldo fire report: City must improve communication, documentation

Better communication, documentation,  logistics support and training on incident management are four areas in which the city needs to make improvements, as detailed in the After Action Report on Waldo Canyon Fire. The report, released Wednesday, details the city’s strengths in working the Waldo Canyon fire and outlined areas for improvement. The Waldo Canyon fire… Continue Reading Waldo fire report: City must improve communication, documentation

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Colorado Springs home prices increased 6.8 percent year-over-year in February, including distressed sales. CoreLogic, a real estate analyses firm released its price index for Colorado Springs and the country today. While a 6.8 percent increase in the Colorado Springs home price index is significant, prices aren’t rising as dramatically in Colorado Springs as they are… Continue Reading Springs home prices climbing slower than national average

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The Colorado Springs City Clerk has released preliminary election results. The following totals are preliminary, and leading candidates are listed in bold:   Council District 1 Don Knight: Votes: 8,481; Percent:  55.95 Tim Leigh: Votes: 3,015; Percent:  19.89 Joe Barrera: Votes: 1,822; Percent:  12.02 Julie Naye: Votes: 960; Percent: 6.33 Linda Mojer: Votes: 880; Percent:… Continue Reading City Clerk releases early election results

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News flash: today’s Election Day! And if you either didn’t know or don’t care, you’re not alone. The City Clerk mailed ballots to 207,155 registered voters. As of yesterday evening, more than 10,000 had been returned as undeliverable, while another 1,601had been issued by the Clerk’s office, leaving a total of 198,142 ballots to be… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Election money and my own pick-six election prediction.

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A perfect elevator speech should compel the receiver to ask a meaningful question back. It should be interesting, and it should state what the person does and give enough information to weed out people who have no interest in what you do. The goal of an effective elevator speech is to convince people who may… Continue Reading Does your elevator speech go to the top? Think about it

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New Council’s first priority

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As the city sharpens its focus now on the final few days of this municipal election, which wraps up on Tuesday, the suspense begins to grow. How will the six district races reshape the structure and personality of City Council? Will incumbents continue to have control, or will newcomers change the chemistry enough to create… Continue Reading New Council’s first priority

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Hospitals brace for sequestration-related cuts

Hospitals across the state are bracing for billions in financial losses, thanks to sequestration and a series of other federal budget cuts. While some cuts were expected and planned for, sequestration was not – and hospitals are struggling to figure out how to deal with the loss of revenue. For example, sequestration cuts Medicare provider… Continue Reading Hospitals brace for sequestration-related cuts

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DOI issues new rule banning discrimination

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Leo Kattari has to go to the doctor every three months for blood tests, and he takes biweekly testosterone shots. Although he has health insurance through his job, the policy covered none of the checkups, lab tests or medicines. “I spend about $200, $300 every time I go to the doctor,” he said. “My doctor… Continue Reading DOI issues new rule banning discrimination

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