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Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

The unemployment rate in Colorado Springs remains higher than the state average, and has risen during the past month. Unemployment in Colorado Springs is 8.4 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, above the state’s average of 7.1 percent. The latest numbers from the Department of Labor show that the area lost… Continue Reading Springs unemployment rate remains higher than state

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DOI approves 541 new insurance plans under ACA

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The Colorado Division of Insurance approved 541 new health insurance plans from 18 carriers that will offer insurance to consumers and businesses starting Jan. 1, 2014. The new health plans must offer, under federal law, a set of essential benefits and a variety of choices. The division started reviewing the plans in May to make… Continue Reading DOI approves 541 new insurance plans under ACA

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Manitou digs out from flood, mud

Tuesday should have been the pinnacle of 12 years of hard work for Manitou Springs artist Charles Rockey. It was to have been his last day preparing a book including more than 300 pieces of his artwork — with stories to accompany them. For more than a decade he’s been working on the book, titled… Continue Reading Manitou digs out from flood, mud

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Digital Edition – August 9, 2013

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Even my neighbor understands that organized crime and nation-states attacking economies through cyber theft, cyber war and cyber espionage is a giant leap from “script kiddies” defacing websites. My neighbor also understands that organizations will need to respond with significantly different methods to defend our organizations and infrastructure against these attacks. So, while even my… Continue Reading Turning the cyber stalemate into action

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Aerospace companies in Colorado Springs are taking different approaches to the uncertain future of federal budgets: Some are looking overseas and others are seeking to build through acquisitions. Both approaches — along with the status of aerospace in Colorado and news from the Air Force Space Command — will be the topics at the Colorado… Continue Reading Next CSBJ power lunch: Space, the final frontier

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On The Horizon – August 16th, 2013

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Aug. 16 Immigration Forum The Colorado Springs Diversity Forum is hosting a discussion about immigration reform from 1 to 4 p.m. at Colorado Springs Utilities’ Leon Young Service Center. Choose from two of four topics: immigration and the promise of America; this land is my land; the economic impact of immigration on small businesses; and… Continue Reading On The Horizon – August 16th, 2013

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Kudos! – August 16, 2013

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Ent provides help for fire relief Ent Federal Credit Union employees raised $5,855 to assist Tri-Lakes Cares, a local organization working to support recovery efforts for community members impacted by the Black Forest fire. Ent also supported the American Red Cross – Pikes Peak Chapter and Pikes Peak Community Foundation’s Black Forest Fire Emergency Relief… Continue Reading Kudos! – August 16, 2013

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People on the Move – August 16, 2013

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Brian Carroll has been named vice president, trust administrator in the investment management and trust division and the Cascade Banking Center of ANB Bank in Colorado Springs. Carroll has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management, research, administration, financial consulting and estate planning. Prior to joining ANB, he was director of client services and… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 16, 2013

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