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Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

Following a firestorm of criticism and a grassroots effort to stop the sale, the Kum & Go convenience store chain has canceled its plans to purchase the Discover Goodwill property in Old Colorado City between 23rd Street and 24th Street. The company originally agreed to purchase the property to build one of its large gas… Continue Reading Kum & Go abandons plans for Old Colorado City

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Colorado’s economy continues to add jobs at a higher rate than the rest of the Rocky Mountain states and the nation. Colorado’s economy grew nearly 2 percentage points in August, from 54.8 to 56.5, according to the Goss Institute for Economic Research. The overall business conditions index, a mathematical average of new orders, production, employment,… Continue Reading Colorado’s job growth above regional, national averages

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Nonprofits build local influence

Compassion International helps feed kids around the globe; the U.S. Olympic Committee oversees the nation’s Olympic and Paralympic movement; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services provides health care and hospitalization to people around the state. And all three are part of something bigger — a group of about 2,000 local nonprofits (including about 800 churches) that… Continue Reading Nonprofits build local influence

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El Paso Public Health earns sought-after accreditation

El Paso County Public Health has become the first public health agency in Colorado to earn national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. The agency is one of only five health departments to receive accreditation this year, and one of only 19 accredited health departments in the United States. “Achieving and maintaining accreditation provides… Continue Reading El Paso Public Health earns sought-after accreditation

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Delta receives prime contract status for FAA

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Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions and Strategies was awarded a prime contract on the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks Master Ordering Agreement, also known as eFAST. The contract is for the Federal Aviation Administration and means that Delta is part of a pool of 484 contract holders that are able to compete for $7.4 billion… Continue Reading Delta receives prime contract status for FAA

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Study: Millennials spend more in stores, not online

While Internet stores seem to be getting all the attention, shoppers spend their money in brick-and-mortar stores – and that includes the Internet generation, according to a survey from the NPD Group. The new report, “Winning the Fight for Millennial Shoppers,” 81 percent of Millennials’ retail spending is in stores, and only 19 percent shop… Continue Reading Study: Millennials spend more in stores, not online

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Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

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Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

Back in the 1980s, wine wasn’t for everyone, beer was made by large corporations and there were only a few kinds of whiskey that people routinely requested. Changing that perspective was the reason that Jim Little and Peggy McKinlay opened Coaltrain Wine & Spirits back in 1981, wanting to be the first “serious wine store”… Continue Reading Market evolution pushes Coaltrain’s growth

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Penrose builds reputation for high-tech surgery

The operating room at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is filled with doctors and nurses who surround the patient, checking vital signs, prepping instruments and getting ready for the main event. When Dr. John Mehall enters, everything is in place. Nothing is rushed; no one hurries. There’s no wasted motion; this isn’t an emergency. Mehall performs… Continue Reading Penrose builds reputation for high-tech surgery

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New tool available to navigate ACA changes

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With just over a month to go before the Connect for Health Colorado health insurance exchange gets underway, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative launched a new guide with new mobile apps to connect consumers to the new health care coverages and services. The tools, located at http://cohealth.co/blue-guide, are designed to help the uninsured and underinsured navigate… Continue Reading New tool available to navigate ACA changes

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CC finishes $14 million residence hall renovation

Colorado College has completed a $14 million renovation of Slocum Hall, one of its largest residence halls. Built in the 1950s, the makeover was designed to create new study spaces in the building, enhancing the sense of community and collaboration. The residence hall now has an open lounge on the first floor, as well as… Continue Reading CC finishes $14 million residence hall renovation

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