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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

One year away from a historic anniversary, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo parted ways with the Springs-based Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association late last month, leading to each organization providing separate explanations for the fracture. As a result, the 2014 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will be the first in its 74-year history not to… Continue Reading Local rodeo moves on after split with PRCA

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Rural Health Center receives $416,000 grant from Kaiser

In an era of tumultuous moments in health care, one entity in the state has cause to rejoice. The Colorado Rural Health Center received a three-year, $416,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, which will help many rural health clinics improve overall quality and consistency of care provided. The grant will provide assistance to 19 rural… Continue Reading Rural Health Center receives $416,000 grant from Kaiser

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Data released Thursday by a national housing-trend tracker show that overall foreclosures across the U.S. were up 2 percent in October, while the number of active foreclosure homes at auction in Colorado was up a whopping 124 percent. U.S. foreclosure filings did, however, did see a decrease of 28 percent compared to the same time… Continue Reading RealtyTrac claims state foreclosure rates up in October, down for year

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BP donates $1 million to Olympic Training Center

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BP will contribute $1 million to the new Ted Stevens Sports Services Center at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and to existing U.S. Paralympic programs, the USOC announced Wednesday. Named in honor of the late Alaska senator, the Ted Stevens Sports Services Center will be at the 35-acre Colorado Springs campus, providing… Continue Reading BP donates $1 million to Olympic Training Center

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance honored Tony Fagnant, CEO of Qualtek Manufacturing, as 2013 Business Citizen of the Year at the Business Alliance annual gala Saturday at The Broadmoor’s International Center. Fagnant and his wife Mary helped launch Blue Star Recyclers, a local nonprofit that provides jobs for disabled adults, while recycling electronics ethically.… Continue Reading Alliance names Fagnant ‘Business Citizen of the Year’

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Women of Influence: Judy Noyes

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Every year, the Colorado Springs Business Journal honors 12 exceptional women as “Women of Influence.” This year, the newspaper honors 13. Judy Noyes is no longer with us, but we can all learn from her exemplary life as a businesswoman, a mother, a civic leader and a fierce advocate for positive change. In 1959, Judy… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Judy Noyes

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Women of Influence: Leah Ash

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As general manager of distribution, collection and treatment of both water and wastewater at Colorado Springs Utilities, Leah Ash is one of only three women in the entire department. But that doesn’t bother her. “It’s actually pretty great,” she said. “I’ve worked in a number of different areas at Utilities. I enjoy this group. What… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Leah Ash

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Women of Influence: Karole Campbell

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Walk into a room with Karole Campbell, and you’ll immediately be surrounded by people who want to chat — but not with you. They absolutely have to talk to Campbell. That’s because she has a well-deserved reputation as someone who gets things done, as a tireless advocate for causes she care about and as a… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Karole Campbell

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Women of Influence: Linda Broker

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Linda Broker has been previewing films for the Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival more than 20 years. In that time, she recalled a few films that changed her way of doing things. “A film called ‘Bag It’ stands out,” she said. “It was about the single-use plastic bags at the grocery store. It was dismaying;… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Linda Broker

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Women of Influence: Sandi Briggs

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Friends and associates of Sandi Briggs describe her as a humble woman who swoops in to take care of business. “Those who know Sandi say she is quick to get involved in any effort needing attention, happy to lead the charge on tackling initiatives that improve people’s lives or create opportunity, and always has a… Continue Reading Women of Influence: Sandi Briggs

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