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Consumers should ignore a cancellation letter from Humana, sent in error the last week in August. According to Commissioner of Insurance Marguerite Salazar, the company sent the letter to 3,400 Colorado policy holders. The letter incorrectly states that customers must choose to renew their health insurance with Humana by September 28, 2013, or their insurance… Continue Reading Humana sends incorrect cancellation letter to policy holders

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UCCS receives military friendly college award

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UCCS has been named one of the top military friendly schools for the fifth year, an honor bestowed by GI Jobs magazine and its publisher, Victory Media. “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the UCCS commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president, Victory Media… Continue Reading UCCS receives military friendly college award

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Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

Both the El Paso County Commissioners and the Colorado Springs City Council have agreed to work together to solve the region’s stormwater issues. At its meeting yesterday, the commissioners approved a resolution about stormwater, just a week after the City Council approved an identical resolution. “City Council is pleased to be working in partnership with… Continue Reading Council, commission to work together to solve stormwater issues

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More than 79,000 people visited the Connect for Health Colorado website in the first day of the health care exchange offering insurance plans, and more than 3,700 people called into the customer service lines. The new exchanges, created in Colorado by Senate Bill 200, expected a busy day. The group created 5,500 new accounts, said… Continue Reading Thousands of Coloradans go to exchange website during opening day

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

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McGrath to exit COPPeR

Christina McGrath, executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, will be leaving the organization by the end of the year. McGrath is engaged to an Air Force officer, and plans to move with him on his next assignment after they marry in December, she said in an email announcement about the… Continue Reading McGrath to exit COPPeR

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Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

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Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

New guidelines from the federal government haven’t moved Colorado Springs City Council from its original stance to ban retail sales of marijuana inside the city limits. At least, not yet. “Nothing’s ever totally dead,” said Councilor Val Snider, who ended up being the swing vote in a 5-4 decision for banning marijuana earlier this year.… Continue Reading Fed action doesn’t change Council on pot

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Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

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Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

If there’s one area of Colorado Springs that has potential for growth, it’s the sports businesses that have sprung up here because of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the natural environment and a concentrated effort to grow the sector. Everyone knows Colorado Springs is home to the USOC headquarters, the Olympic Training Center and 57 different… Continue Reading Sports a robust part of Springs’ economy

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Salzman receives award from Realtors’ association

Harry Salzman, broker and owner of Salzman Real Estate Service, received Realtor Emeritus status from the National Association of Realtors. The honor was awarded in “recognition of 40 cumulative years of membership in the NAR and in recognition of his valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate profession,” said a press release announcing the… Continue Reading Salzman receives award from Realtors’ association

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Colorado Springs Utilities received the 2013 Employer Support Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense. CSU was one of 14 firms to receive the award, which recognizes employers who provide outstanding support to members of the National Guard and Reserve. Of CSU’s 1,800 employees, 360 are veterans and 80 are members of the National… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Utilities wins DoD award

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Think positively. That’s the main message from Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management during the 17th annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum. Consumer confidence in the markets and the economy is growing – and continued growth means that the economy will continue it’s upward swing, he said. “For a long time, the world… Continue Reading Confidence key to continued economic recovery, Paulsen says

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