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Judy Noyes – Woman of Influence

Amid the discussions this week on how to pay proper tribute to longtime businesswoman and civic leader Judy Noyes, who passed away on June 21 at the age of 81, we discovered an egregious error that nobody recognized — or rectified — for nearly a decade. Noyes, who co-owned the iconic Chinook Bookshop downtown with… Continue Reading Judy Noyes – Woman of Influence

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For the past few weeks, speculation has been rampant about new flights from the Colorado Springs Airport. Would they renew flights to Orlando? To Phoenix? Would existing carriers expand their flights? The answer came Thursday morning – Alaska Airlines will fly from Colorado Springs to Seattle starting in November. At the announcement, Mayor Steve Bach… Continue Reading Alaska Airlines to fly to Seattle from Springs

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El Pomar expands Carriage Museum

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The El Pomar Foundation unveiled an expansion of the El Pomar Carriage Museum to include the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The announcement happens in conjunction with preparations for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb which is this weekend. Free and open to the public, the museum currently features three Pikes Peak Hill Climb cars… Continue Reading El Pomar expands Carriage Museum

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The awards keep rolling in for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. In addition to winning Healthgrades’ top 50 hospitals nationwide, the hospital’s St. Francis Medical Center, located at the corner of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard, was named a “100 Great Community Hospital” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Recipients of the award have fewer than 550 beds… Continue Reading St. Francis wins Becker “top 100″ award

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CSU earns highest DoD employer award

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Colorado Springs Utilities was one of 15 employers nationwide to receive the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of National Guard and military Reserve employees. More than 2,899 companies were nominated by the National Guard members and Reservists they employ. “I… Continue Reading CSU earns highest DoD employer award

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Fort Carson will lose a total of 750 soldiers under an Army restructuring process that was announced today. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team will be deactivated under the plan, which includes 3,750 soldiers. But 3,000 of those soldiers will be absorbed into the remaining brigades, says Andy Merritt, chief defense industry officer at the Colorado… Continue Reading Fort Carson to lose total of 750 soldiers under restructuring plan

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Blue Star Recycling receives pay-it-forward loan to expand

Blue Star Recyclers  received a social enterprise loan from the Beanstalk Foundation to expand its electronics recycling capabilities, just as a new law makes it illegal to dispose of electronic waste in Colorado landfills. The $53,000 loan will fund a new program director position that will allow Blue Star Recyclers to extend its reach beyond… Continue Reading Blue Star Recycling receives pay-it-forward loan to expand

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Colorado Springs: No fireworks in city limits

Justweeks after the Black Forest fire destroyed 509 homes and killed two people, the city of Colorado Springs banned all fireworks within the city limits. Blaming the continuing hot, dry conditions – and continuing fires burning in different parts of the state – the Colorado Springs Fire Department has halted all public fireworks displays in… Continue Reading Colorado Springs: No fireworks in city limits

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Space Foundation combines green energy, Hill Climb this weekend

This weekend, visitors to the Space Foundation can do their own version of the famed Pikes Peak Hill Climb – and they can learn more about environmentally friendly automobiles at the same time. Visitors to the Discovery Center, located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, can drive a Chevy Volt or Nissan Leaf electric car up a… Continue Reading Space Foundation combines green energy, Hill Climb this weekend

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Businesses provide help for fire effort

Dozens of Colorado Springs-area businesses stepped up to help the efforts to extinguish the Black Forest fire — not by fighting the fire, but by feeding, clothing and sheltering the victims and the firefighters. “Somebody has to do it,” said Sally Layton, whose husband, Bill, has teamed with Greg Howard and Jason Hann, along with… Continue Reading Businesses provide help for fire effort

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