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On the Horizon – August 23

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August 24 Home Front Cares Race The Titan Trail 5K will start at 9 a.m. at Classical Academy, 975 Stout Road, to benefit The Home Front Cares for military families and personnel. August 26 Business Alliance Golf The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is hosting its annual Golf Classic at the Country Club of Colorado,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 23

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Housing starts locally will come close to meeting the demand this year, according to a leading area economist. New building permits are running ahead of last year; permits totaled 1,217 through July 2012, increasing to 1,757 for the first seven months this year, a jump of 44 percent. Fred Crowley, economist with UCCS, tracks supply… Continue Reading Local housing starts should meet demand as permits skyrocket

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Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

In government-speak, the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires were “unplanned biomass burning events.” As such, they fall into a statistical and scientific abyss. Scientists and regulators know that wildfires release enormous quantities of pollutants, but they have yet to develop tools enabling them to accurately measure the quantity or nature of pollutants from individual… Continue Reading Emissions take fires’ impact to a higher level

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Penrose builds reputation for high-tech surgery

The operating room at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is filled with doctors and nurses who surround the patient, checking vital signs, prepping instruments and getting ready for the main event. When Dr. John Mehall enters, everything is in place. Nothing is rushed; no one hurries. There’s no wasted motion; this isn’t an emergency. Mehall performs… Continue Reading Penrose builds reputation for high-tech surgery

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Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting,… Continue Reading Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

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Frontier may be airline solution

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Weeks and months are slipping by, and we’re not hearing any further news regarding the Colorado Springs Airport — in particular, the quest for more air service to and from this market. Back in June, we were told positive news was imminent. Alaska Airlines did announce plans for a daily nonstop to Seattle starting in… Continue Reading Frontier may be airline solution

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Fire mitigation: ways to protect your home

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Our community has faced a lot of destruction over the past 14 months as a result of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires. While these have been challenging times, the community response — especially from our firefighters, law enforcement personnel and the military — was commendable and makes me proud to be a Colorado… Continue Reading Fire mitigation: ways to protect your home

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Coloradans are leaders in new energy production, using techniques like improved hydraulic fracturing to tap previously inaccessible reserves of oil and natural gas. There’s also promising research into renewable fuels as well. With our unprecedented production, accelerated production in other states, and increased imports from Canada, we could make help the United States energy secure… Continue Reading Energy security by 2015 – is that an attainable goal?

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

Dream Chaser Nevada-headquartered Sierra Nevada Corp. is developing the Dream Chaser Space System, a vehicle designed for commercial and cargo transportation to and from low-Earth orbit. The company, which has a location in Louisville (near Boulder), has won bids totaling more than $330 million as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew project to transport astronauts to… Continue Reading NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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New tool available to navigate ACA changes

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With just over a month to go before the Connect for Health Colorado health insurance exchange gets underway, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative launched a new guide with new mobile apps to connect consumers to the new health care coverages and services. The tools, located at http://cohealth.co/blue-guide, are designed to help the uninsured and underinsured navigate… Continue Reading New tool available to navigate ACA changes

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