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Greenland oasis could benefit counties

Growth in northern El Paso and southern Douglas County has long depended on a single factor — and it’s not roads, drainage infrastructure, government regulation or land costs. It’s water. Without reliable and predictable sources of water to sustain development for the long future, communities can neither grow nor thrive. A variety of small providers… Continue Reading Greenland oasis could benefit counties

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Digital Edition – March 29, 2013

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Inside Out searches for new executive director

Executive Director Shawna Kemppainen will be leaving Inside Out Youth Services, a nonprofit focused on advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teenagers in the Springs. Kemppainen will be taking another role for at-risk youth, but no announcement has been made about her new position. She worked at Inside Out for three years. The board… Continue Reading Inside Out searches for new executive director

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach announced yet another economic development program on Friday afternoon after most city employees had gone home. The “Spirits in the Springs” initiative is designed to encourage private and public sector employees alike to linger after work and enjoy life at any of the dozens of downtown and Westside bars and… Continue Reading Bach hosts inaugural “Spirits in the Springs” event

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It’s a job that sounds fun — be a mystery shopper. But the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is warning some of the mystery shopper jobs may sound too good to be true. The BBB has been alerted to a round of mailings in Colorado Springs from LS Management, a company based in LaVergne,… Continue Reading BBB warns of jobs scam

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National construction spending rises

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National construction spending rises

New construction totaled $885 billion nationally in February, up 1.2 percent from the  revised January level and 7.9 percent higher than a year ago, according to a recent report from the Associated General Contractors of America. “It is encouraging to see growth in both monthly and year-over-year totals in private residential and nonresidential construction spending,”… Continue Reading National construction spending rises

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Liquor stores: small-retail model

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Liquor stores: small-retail model

Seventy years ago, small retailers dominated most markets in Colorado Springs. Food was distributed through scores of small independent grocery stores, each serving its immediate neighborhood. Small hardware stores sold everything from sledgehammers to staples from storefronts in downtown Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Wholesalers supplied shoes, men’s clothing, sporting goods, books,… Continue Reading Liquor stores: small-retail model

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Care collaborative reduces Medicaid costs

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Care collaborative reduces Medicaid costs

A newly created Accountable Care Collaborative for Medicaid patients has reduced costs and hospital re-admissions significantly, says the organization that created it, the Community Health Partnership. The partnership creates a client-centered approach to health care that is focused on delivering efficient, coordinated care to improve the overall health of clients. So far, 47,000 people have… Continue Reading Care collaborative reduces Medicaid costs

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State economy shows signs of improvement

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Colorado’s economy continued to grow in March for the 41st straight month, according to the business conditions index from the Goss Institute for Economic Research. “Growth among manufacturing firms in the region more than offset slowing economic conditions among energy firms, said Dr. Ernie Goss, director of the institute. “ Durable goods manufacturers experienced healthy… Continue Reading State economy shows signs of improvement

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Colorado bill ensures full access to meds

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Patients with severe chronic disease are eager to gain access to a new class of medications known as “biosimilars,” which are less expensive imitations of “biologic” medications, yet have proven highly effective at treating a wide range of debilitating diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, many types of cancer, psoriasis and lupus, among others. Right… Continue Reading Colorado bill ensures full access to meds

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