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On the Horizon – June 28, 2013

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June 30 Pikes Peak Hill Climb The second oldest race in the world runs Sunday up Pikes Peak. Tickets are $40 online and $50 at the tollgate. Go to www.ppihc.com. July 1 Networking Group The Pikes Peak Workforce Center will host a job seeker networking group from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading On the Horizon – June 28, 2013

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Budget cuts hit children hardest in city

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We all can agree that we want a ready, capable workforce in Colorado Springs. We want access to a continuous supply of skilled and knowledgeable workers. A skilled workforce creates a strong and expanding business climate, and drives economic growth and fiscal sustainability. But how do we go about achieving such a workforce? As CEO… Continue Reading Budget cuts hit children hardest in city

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Since its humble beginnings in 1965, the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado has grown to become southern Colorado’s only research university and one of the state’s fastest growing universities. UCCS is becoming a bigger economic engine for our region each year, largely due to continued and sustained enrollment growth. The campus is… Continue Reading UCCS poised to provide more for region’s economy

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In southeast Colorado Springs, the use of many buildings has changed in recent years. “Repurposing” is the descriptive term identified by Carl Schueler, senior planner for the city. What used to be a big-box store on the corner of Hancock Expressway and South Academy Boulevard is now the home of Victory World Outreach chapel. A… Continue Reading Academy experiences ‘repurposing’ of buildings

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Tourism officials race against summer clock to entice more visitors

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey’s state tourism office set aside $25 million to advertise that the famed Jersey Shore was open for business. City groups pitched in another $20 million for the biggest tourism war chest in that state’s history. Down South, BP has pumped more than $150 million into advertising and… Continue Reading Tourism officials race against summer clock to entice more visitors

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Discover Goodwill needs help from local residents to assist families recovering from devastating losses in the Black Forest fire. The nonprofit expanded its emergency voucher services to include furniture and other household items, and is facing high demand for couches, chairs, tables, kitchenware and other common household items lost as a result of the fire.… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill seeks donations for fire victims

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Fitch gives CS airport a stable outlook

Just after the Colorado Springs Airport announced new service to Seattle beginning late this year, the municipally owned regional airport got even more good news. Despite lower passenger rates, Fitch Ratings affirmed the airport’s $39.8 million in revenue bonds at BBB+ and a stable rating. Fitch noted that the airport had an enplanement base of… Continue Reading Fitch gives CS airport a stable outlook

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The Army will approach restructuring its combat brigades carefully, in order to maintain readiness and flexibility, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during his visit Friday to Fort Carson. “We had to restructure, by law,” he said. “The Army decided to deactivate 12 brigrades. That decision affects this base. But in the long run, this base’s… Continue Reading Hagel: Carson will see ‘manpower increase’

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In the aftermath of the Black Forest Fire, the Long-Term Recovery Group, which was formed as a result of last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire, has transitioned to a Permanent Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster. Persons and organizations wanting to become part of the permanent disaster relief effort are invited to a planning meeting July 16… Continue Reading Region creates permanent group to cope with disasters

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Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

The Army’s restructuring plan has been kind to Fort Carson. While other military posts around the world will see losses of thousands of soldiers as the Army moves to a smaller fighting force, the Mountain Post now is scheduled to grow by 1,800 during the next six years. “Including other restructuring changes, the Army anticipates… Continue Reading Fort Carson stands to gain 1,800 after Army restructuring

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