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Colorado has $1.6 billion extra to spend this year, said House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, and the state needs to devote dollars to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by this year’s flooding and wildfires. At a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, DelGrosso appeared as a panelist, along with Colorado Springs representatives Bob… Continue Reading Congeniality, not sparks, sets the mood at political breakfast

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The Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) will host a Future of Old Colorado City Focus Group from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. This focus group effort intends to address all potential developments in and around the OCC area. “This type of endeavor has not been attempted before,… Continue Reading OWN to host Future of Old Colorado City focus group

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CH2M’s stormwater assessment ready

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Earlier this year, the Regional Storm Water Task Force presented details of the area’s stormwater mitigation needs. On Oct. 9, engineering firm CH2M Hill released its comprehensive City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Needs Assessment to Mayor Steve Bach and City Council. CH2M Hill was contracted by the city to give a third-party overview on the… Continue Reading CH2M’s stormwater assessment ready

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Retired Maj. Gen. Irv Halter, the presumptive Democratic nominee for Doug Lamborn’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives has got so many things going for him that it’s possible to imagine that (gasp! choke!) he might actually win. In the past, Democrats have tried to appeal to El Paso County voters by nominating retired… Continue Reading Can Democrat Irv Halter beat Lamborn in 2014? He may have a fighter’s chance.

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Lt. Gov. Garcia to speak at UCCS

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Colorado Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia will address the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics technical symposium, which UCCS plans to host on campus Oct. 25. During the event focused on the future of the aerospace industry, Garcia will deliver brief remarks and participate in a panel discussion on the trajectory of Colorado’s aerospace industry, according… Continue Reading Lt. Gov. Garcia to speak at UCCS

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At Aspen Pointe’s sixth annual Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon on Tuesday, wounded warrior Justin Widhalm will give the keynote address at The Broadmoor’s International Center. Medically retired from the Army, Widhalm has been able to participate in programs such as the USOC Paralympic Military & Veteran Programs, the United Service Organizations’ Ride2Recovery and the Warrior Games.… Continue Reading Wounded warrior keynotes Heroes of Mental Health luncheon

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Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado has moved up to gold status with GuideStar, a national nonprofit reporting agency. This status places the organization in the top 3 percent of all reported nonprofits, totaling over 43,000. Goodwill’s gold status reflects the organization’s commitment to transparency demonstrated through solid financial management and mission focus, according to… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Repairs from floods begin taking shape

Nearly a month after Colorado’s last flood pushed the state’s damage estimate to nearly a half-billion dollars, city, county and state agencies have initiated efforts to repair roughly $30 million in infrastructural damage across the Pikes Peak region, according to officials. While the north-central section of the state received the brunt of damage caused by… Continue Reading Repairs from floods begin taking shape

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

When Dan Dummermuth started at the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region a decade ago, he brought a wealth of experience with him. Dummermuth has worked at YMCAs for 27 years, starting at the Valley of the Sun YMCA in Phoenix, then moving to the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. When he found the position as… Continue Reading Dummermuth keeps YMCA on track

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City budgets are interesting snapshots of a particular time — of the beliefs, assumptions and priorities of those who write and approve the documents. What’s emphasized, and what’s minimized? What inconvenient truths are ignored, and what accomplishments aren’t accomplishments at all? And why are city budgets so complex, so difficult to dissect and so infuriatingly… Continue Reading City budget brings new meaning to … light bulbs?

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