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UCCS scores top 50 ranking for women in STEM

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The College Database recently ranked UCCS one of the top 50 colleges in the nation for advancing women in science, technology, engineering and math. Among public and private universities, UCCS ranked 50th for the number of women enrolled in STEM programs by the San Francisco-based College Database. UCCS and CU Denver were the only Colorado universities… Continue Reading UCCS scores top 50 ranking for women in STEM

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Utilities: Despite hike, bills to level off

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Utilities: Despite hike, bills to level off

Colorado Springs Utilities customers might see their monthly bills jump nearly 5 percent in January, but local experts and officials say that residents should soon see rates start to level off. “Utility budgets are always a balance between expenditures to ensure safe, reliable utility services and keeping rates as low as possible,” Utilities CEO Jerry… Continue Reading Utilities: Despite hike, bills to level off

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Study: Peak Vista has hefty local impact

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers contributed $75.3 million to the local economy in 2011, according to a state study released recently. Statewide, community health care centers produced $735 million in activity, including $396 million in operating expenses, the study showed. Statewide, 18 centers operate much like Peak Vista. The state study looked at operating activity… Continue Reading Study: Peak Vista has hefty local impact

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My Handle Bar: cyclical option rolls in

The business of biking is picking up in Colorado Springs. That is, now that Colorado Springs has a My Handle Bar bike. My Handle Bar is a different type of bike. It’s a party bicycle operated by 16 people at one time. Its purpose is to give the riders a unique experience – riding en… Continue Reading My Handle Bar: cyclical option rolls in

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Colorado Emergency Training Services will offer a Disaster Preparedness Basics training from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3041 Jet Wing Dr.  This free event will focus on how to pack mobile disaster kits, how to plan prior to an occurrence, and understanding disasters and their effects on the community. Attendees can expect an afternoon… Continue Reading Emergency training company offers disaster preparedness course

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Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

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Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

Gary Henry first came to Colorado Springs as a member of the Air Force. After he retired from military service, he joined the board of directors of the newly created Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Recently, he was named the PTAC’s third director, after Ken Knapp moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. In… Continue Reading Henry takes leadership role at PTAC

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Memorial joins study of new heart ‘game-changer’

A new medical device, under testing now in Colorado Springs, stands to radically improve heart medicine. The medical trial involves a device called a bioresorbable vascular scaffold, or Absorb, placed in the arteries leading to the heart. The Absorb is a small mesh tube designed to open a blocked heart vessel, restore blood flow to… Continue Reading Memorial joins study of new heart ‘game-changer’

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Kaiser launches weekly podcast

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado launched a new weekly podcast called Total Health Radio on Wednesday. Total Health Radio is Kaiser Permanente’s first national venture into the world of podcasting. 

The podcast series, recorded and produced in Colorado, will cover a wide range of topics — especially women’s and family health — with the help of local… Continue Reading Kaiser launches weekly podcast

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Locals buy Garden of the Gods Club

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The Garden of the Gods Club announced Tuesday that an investment group operated by two local women has purchased the historic facility, which had been on the market since June. Colorado Springs residents Brenda Smith and Judy Mackey are the new owners of the club, making this the first time it has been locally owned… Continue Reading Locals buy Garden of the Gods Club

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The Oct. 14 letter from City Council President Keith King to Mayor Steve Bach, distributed Tuesday to media at the end of Council’s regular meeting, began innocuously enough. “The members of the Colorado Springs City Council,” King wrote, “wish to communicate our thoughts concerning the budget process and how we see our responsibilities under the… Continue Reading Council fights Bach for powers in charter

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