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New vehicle registrations increase 6 percent

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New vehicle registrations increase 6 percent

New car and truck registrations in Colorado continued in positive territory for the first 11 months of 2014  at 169,640 — a growth of 6.2 percent — versus 159,755 registrations in the same period in 2013 according to the Colorado Auto Outlook Report releases this week by the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. However, year-to-date registrations dipped… Continue Reading New vehicle registrations increase 6 percent

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Private sector jobs fall in October

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Private sector jobs fall in October

Nonfarm payroll jobs decreased 2,500 over the month from October to November to just over 2.4 million jobs, according to a Colorado Department of Labor and Employment survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government increased 1,200 over the month. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two… Continue Reading Private sector jobs fall in October

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

Colorado will receive up to $65 million to implement and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced. Colorado’s State Health Care Innovation Plan, entitled The Colorado Framework, creates a system of clinic-based and public health… Continue Reading HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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GDP grows by 5 percent in third quarter

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GDP grows by 5 percent in third quarter

Real gross domestic product — the value of the production of goods and services in the United States, adjusted for price changes — increased at an annual rate of 5 percent in the third quarter of 2014, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the second quarter, real GDP… Continue Reading GDP grows by 5 percent in third quarter

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Agencies team for safer holidays

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Agencies team for safer holidays

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires each year due to Christmas tree fires. In order to keep Coloradans safe, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s READYColorado will share holiday lighting and decoration safety tips at READYColorado.com and through social media sites… Continue Reading Agencies team for safer holidays

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

With a network of approximately 40,000 members in Colorado Springs and more than 61,000 throughout Southern Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado’s largest nonprofit health plan, is weeks away from opening its second ambulatory care building in the city, and its third medical facility in Southern Colorado. Scheduled to begin operations Jan. 2 at 215 Parkside Drive,… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente expands local presence

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Well3 Pikes Peak about education, health of region

Well3 Pikes Peak, a partnership between local health care and wellness professionals, launched in 2013 to provide comprehensive information on — and consumer connections to — community resources for general wellness and health care, and to explain insurance changes created by the Affordable Care Act. The consortium, which includes Colorado Springs Health Partners, Penrose, Humana,… Continue Reading Well3 Pikes Peak about education, health of region

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Success story: Colorado Springs Cardiology keeps pace in local market

Patients today might not believe that Colorado Springs Cardiology began with three doctors in 1974. Over the ensuing four decades, it has morphed into a practice of 90 employees, including 18 physicians who deliver care via a central office at Penrose Hospital and an eastern office at the Sisters Grove Pavilion adjacent to St. Francis… Continue Reading Success story: Colorado Springs Cardiology keeps pace in local market

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Local Knights pair with Springs Bingo

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Local Knights pair with Springs Bingo

The Fountain Valley Columbus Club, home to Knights of Columbus Council 4636 announced plans to lease their building at 567 Marquette Drive to Springs Bingo, LP. The partnership will enable Springs Bingo to launch a new seven-days-a-week bingo fundraising operation for the Knights and up to nine other nonprofit organizations. The grand opening of the facility… Continue Reading Local Knights pair with Springs Bingo

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Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

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Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

Colorado’s Transportation Commission approved $19.55 million in supplemental funds Dec. 18 to bridge a budget shortfall for reconstruction of the I-25/Cimarron Interchange, allowing the project to start in 2015. Additional funding sources include: $5 million Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships contingency funds; $12.5 million Regional Priority Projects funds; and $2.05 million City of Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Cimarron/I-25 project boosted with extra funds

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