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Colorado insurance commissioner resigns

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Jim Riesberg, insurance commissioner and director for the Division of Insurance, is resigning effective July 8. Reisberg has served as insurance commissioner since July, 2011, replacing Manitou Springs resident Marcy Morrison in the position. “Jim brought rich experience and a passion for public service to the Division of Insurance,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “We are… Continue Reading Colorado insurance commissioner resigns

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Gazette likely to move downtown

It appears that The Gazette, the Colorado Springs area’s only daily newspaper, plans to move its operation downtown, into the first floor of the former Chase Bank building at 6 S. Tejon St., later this year. Continue Reading Gazette likely to move downtown

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Philanthropist Lyda Hill has given a $2 million grant to UCCS to help the university study and treat mental health issues in returning war veterans. Hill’s grant will be used to create a Veteran Health and Trauma Clinic inside the university’s Trauma, Health and Hazards Center. “The remarkable vision of Lyda Hill gives us new… Continue Reading Hill grant will create UCCS mental health services for soldiers

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Wildfire Tees got its start last summer, in response to the Waldo Canyon fire. This year, the company is back – selling limited-edition t-shirts with profits going to assist victims of the Colorado wildfires. On June 20, the organization will contribute its first donation for the Black Forest fire when it presents a check of… Continue Reading Wild Fire Tees to make first Black Forest fire donation

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Memorial Hospital and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox want to say thank you to  first responders in the Black Forest fire. The groups are providing 450 softball-game tickets to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department and the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Memorial invites first responders to attend the “Hero’s Classic’… Continue Reading Memorial, Sky Sox provide tickets to Springs’ first responders

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Even as Republicans gear up for a recall election against State Sen. John Morse, a Democrat from Colorado Springs, there’s still some argument out there about the validity of the more than 10,000 signatures approved by the Secretary of State to proceed with the recall election. Catherine Kleinsmith of Colorado Springs, and a member of… Continue Reading Springs resident files challenge to recall petition

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Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn sent an appeal to the Department of Defense today: exempt any civilian worker affected by the Black Forest fire from the federal furloughs. Lamborn sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, noting that the Air Force granted exemptions to workers who lost homes in the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.… Continue Reading Lamborn asks for furlough expemptions

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During its last session, the Colorado General Assembly passed a law that makes it illegal to dispose of electronic devices in landfills. And before that bill takes effect July 1, The Citadel mall and Blue Star Recyclers are making it easy for people to get rid of unwanted electronics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.… Continue Reading Blue Star holds recycling event before new law hits

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Downtown’s Bruegger’s Bagels closes

Brueggers Bagels, which had been operating at 132 N. Tejon St., has closed its doors. A sign posted on the door announced the store closing, effective June 15. The bagel bakery had been open since the spring of 2006. The franchise owner, Phil Batchelor, is the one who decided to close the bakery, said Brueggar’s… Continue Reading Downtown’s Bruegger’s Bagels closes

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In baseball, three strikes and you’re out. In football, four downs and you give up the ball. As an elected official, you never know how many chances you’ll have to make a difference during your term in office. The remaining undeveloped 18,000 acres of Banning Lewis Ranch once again are officially on the market, presenting… Continue Reading Some tough options remain for Banning Lewis Ranch

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