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Three key Colorado Springs-area organizations have announced they will collaborate to promote and host a series of community programs and events beginning next year. The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center and the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado announced in a news release Thursday their plans to begin… Continue Reading Regional groups to join forces, strengthen programs

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QLI report: Construction continues to climb

Construction and land-use rates in the Pikes Peak region continued to climb gradually in 2012, illuminating signs of slow but increased growth and economic vitality in post-recession years. The 2013 Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region show that, among other things, the health of the built environment in Colorado Springs is steady… Continue Reading QLI report: Construction continues to climb

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CDOT helps state businesses in rebuilding roads

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a website and a division that will help small businesses connect with contractors who are rebuilding state roads and bridges after this year’s flooding. Statewide, road and bridge damage totaled an estimated $450 million, said Amy Ford, CDOT spokeswoman. Because of the catastrophic nature of the incidents,… Continue Reading CDOT helps state businesses in rebuilding roads

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Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

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Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

Lana Currance started in the health care field as a nurse — working in critical care, emergency rooms and flight nursing. But six years ago, she discovered a new passion that changed her career completely: behavioral health. The new CEO at Peak View Behavioral Health, a mental health facility that includes both inpatient and outpatient… Continue Reading Currance challenges mental-health stereotypes

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Serious talk on sequestration

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Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, knew his mission on a recent night at The Broadmoor. He was the guest speaker for The Home Front Cares’ annual fundraising dinner, helping the 10-year-old nonprofit in support of local military members, particularly those families affected by deployment. Shelton… Continue Reading Serious talk on sequestration

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Kudos! – Oct. 24, 2013

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UCCS scholarship announced in Nathan’s honor ANB Bank will honor its former president Dennis Nathan with a new scholarship for students in the College of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The $2,500 annual scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate business student who displays strong academic achievement and financial need. The scholarship… Continue Reading Kudos! – Oct. 24, 2013

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Local economy gears up to climb

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Once wrecked, then patched up for several years, the economy locally continues to improve, rolling along at a modest pace. Not that the region — or the nation, for that matter — ought to expect robust growth any time soon, if ever. “The new normal” of economic growth, as Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at… Continue Reading Local economy gears up to climb

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QLI report gives diverse views

Every two years, Pikes Peak United Way releases an extensive report: Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region. Area business owners, C-suite officers and nonprofit directors depend on this data for decision-making. With good reason — the report is comprehensive, covering 11 focus areas, using key markers to keep a finger on the… Continue Reading QLI report gives diverse views

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The 16-day federal government closure has caused a one- to two-week delay to start reviewing 2013 taxes, the Internal Revenue Service announced. Set by federal statute, the April 15 tax deadline remains in place. The original start date of the 2014 filing season was Jan. 21, and with a one- to two-week delay, the IRS… Continue Reading Shutdown delays tax filing dates

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Sky Sox overhauls home field

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The Colorado Springs Sky Sox has begun renovating the field drainage system and playing surface of its Security Service Field. After ten seasons of use and more than 700 baseball games since the last overhaul in 2004, renovation is necessary to ensure safe and professional playing conditions on the field and efficient drainage during inclement… Continue Reading Sky Sox overhauls home field

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