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Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, released its July 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report Aug. 28. The report shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of just over 4.6 million in July, down 3 percent from the previous month… Continue Reading Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

For the third time, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems awarded the Memorial Hospital transport system, Memorial Star Transport, a full three-year accreditation. The accreditation recognizes that Memorial Star Transport, a rotorwing and ground transport service, provides highly skilled flight nurse/paramedic and nurse/respiratory therapist teams to care for adult, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric… Continue Reading Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park opens Saturday

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Cañon City will re-open to the public for Labor Day Weekend. After a 14-month closure to rebuild the 360-acre park due to a wildfire, a “soft opening” is targeted for Saturday. Mike Bandera, vice-president and general manager, said the key word is “targeted” as the park will be… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Bridge and Park opens Saturday

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Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

Michael Hannigan, CEO of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, will retire in December after 16 years as head of the organization. The fourth-generation Coloradan, former Colorado College administrator and educator spoke about turning an idea into a foundation with a cumulative community impact of $150 million. How did you end up CEO of the Pikes… Continue Reading Community Foundation CEO reflects on 16 years

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New organization to help small farms take root

Corner Post Meats is a 40-acre farm located just west of the Highway 105-Highway 83 junction in the northern portion of the county. The business is comprised of Adrienne Larrew, whose family owns the farm, and Dan Lorenz. The two manage the land, the livestock and all marketing, sales and distribution of grass-fed beef as… Continue Reading New organization to help small farms take root

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Urban gardening: Concept creates useful oases in underserved neighborhoods

Pikes Peak Urban Gardens founder Larry Stebbins’ duties are too numerous to fit on a business card. Botanist, community advocate, unifier and oasis-maker are just the tip of the radish. On one summer day or another, through an undistinctive parking lot lined with barbed-wire-topped fences, Stebbins will trek across a pitted driveway to the north… Continue Reading Urban gardening: Concept creates useful oases in underserved neighborhoods

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Community invited to provide input on regional transit

Mountain Metropolitan Transit and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments are conducting a community meeting Aug. 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the City Administration Building, Room 102. The general public is invited to help shape the future of regional transportation in the Pikes Peak area. Input is needed to guide future planning for the… Continue Reading Community invited to provide input on regional transit

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CDOT adding new communications tools for U.S. 24

The Colorado Department of Transportation has developed new methods to help ensure the public is informed about road conditions and protocols for U.S. 24 on Ute Pass — primarily when flooding is possible but also when there are other impacts to travel. In addition to notifications via electronic sign boards, CDOT is implementing the following:  An… Continue Reading CDOT adding new communications tools for U.S. 24

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Foreclosure rates in Colorado Springs decrease

Foreclosure rates in Colorado Springs decreased for the month of June over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Colorado Springs foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.82 percent for June 2014, a decrease of 0.04 percent compared to June 2013 when… Continue Reading Foreclosure rates in Colorado Springs decrease

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Annual event to raise funds for mental health training

AspenPointe announced the fundraising initiative for this year’s Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon will support its Mental Health First Aid training program, a need highlighted during this spring’s Mental Health Begins With Me community forums. Mental Health First Aid is a groundbreaking public education program that helps the public identify, understand and respond to signs… Continue Reading Annual event to raise funds for mental health training

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