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Michele Starling, who led Pikes Peak Country Attractions  Association for 13 years, has resigned. Her husband has taken a job in Florida. The organization, which promotes attractions such as Garden of the Gods Park and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is searching for a new director. “I have a great deal of admiration for the members of… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Country Attractions searching for new director

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Bill Murray to run for District 2 council seat

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Incumbent Colorado Springs Councilwoman Angela Dougan has an opponent in the District 2 council race. Army veteran and former firefighter Bill Murray announced his candidacy this morning, stressing his military experience, community involvement and familiarity with city issues. The perhaps overconfident Dougan, who has already raised more than $10,000 for her campaign, told Murray not… Continue Reading Bill Murray to run for District 2 council seat

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Lockheed wins $100 million GPS contract

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Lockheed Martin has won a $100 million contract to support the global positioning system at the Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Center at Schriever Air Force Base. Lockheed Martin has been supporting the GPS for more than 30 years, and its latest contract runs through 2019. The GPS mission ensures precise position, navigation… Continue Reading Lockheed wins $100 million GPS contract

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Despite a full-court press by Colorado Springs’ business and community leaders, its federal lobbyist and the state’s congressional delegation, no money was approved for watershed management or protection after the Waldo Canyon fire and the High Park fire. The House of Representatives failed to pass an amendment to an appropriations bill that delegated funds to… Continue Reading House fails to approve Colo. money for watershed protection

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Unincorporated areas of El Paso County are off-limits to recreational marijuana businesses, infused-product manufacturing and commercial grow facilities after the board of commissioners approved a ban earlier yesterday. Although the November passage of Amendment 64 allowed such businesses to exist, the amendment gives local governments the authority to regulate commercial activities related to the recreational… Continue Reading County bans retail recreational marijuana facilities

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PERA, city pension trial set for October

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A five-day trial pitting Colorado Springs against the Public Employees Retirement Association will start Oct. 28. At risk is $185 million from the lease proceeds of Memorial Hospital to University of Colorado Health. The money could be used to jump start a new foundation that will distribute grant money once it is up and running… Continue Reading PERA, city pension trial set for October

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Tax refunds could be a month’s salary for some

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Some Americans could see equivalent to a month’s salary in federal tax refunds this year. The nation’s taxpayers will receive an estimated $230 billion in federal tax refunds this year, according to the American Tax & Financial Center at TurboTax. The refunds will be welcome, especially for the estimated 40 percent of U.S. households living… Continue Reading Tax refunds could be a month’s salary for some

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Denver-based Farnsworth Group Inc. has bought a local engineering firm, Systems Engineering, but plans to keep its Springs offices open. Systems Engineering provides mechanical, plumbing and process piping engineering services to clients nationwide, and was started in 1979 as Sol Chavez and Associates. It became Systems Engineering in 1986. “Farnsworth Group and System’s Engineering were… Continue Reading Denver firm acquires Systems Engineering

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Small businesses eligible for SBA drought loans

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Small, nonfarm businesses in 43 Colorado counties, including El Paso and Teller counties, are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration. “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began on Nov. 1, 2012, in the following primary counties,” said Alfred E. Judd, director… Continue Reading Small businesses eligible for SBA drought loans

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Construction materials costs likely to rise

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The cost of construction materials climbed much less in 2012 than in the two previous years and mostly stayed in line with bid increases. Materials costs were up an average of 1.3 percent year-over-year in December. That subdued change came as a relief to the construction industry after increases of more than 5 percent in… Continue Reading Construction materials costs likely to rise

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