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Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit reports ridership is up, according to a news release distributed by the city, which stated the local fixed-route bus service provided nearly 3 million one-way trips during 2014. That puts ridership up 10 percent over 2013, which came in at just over 2.6 million one-way trips. MMT attributed the increase… Continue Reading Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

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VA: New clinic handles current load

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VA: New clinic handles current load

Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of… Continue Reading VA: New clinic handles current load

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

“Global domination.” Or at least close, said hot sauce and marinade entrepreneur Patrick Tolbert of his fledgling company’s mission statement. “We want to be the No. 2 hot sauce in the world,” he explained, conceding to Tabasco’s monster market share. “Everybody says they want to be the best. We’ll take No. 2.” Tolbert, with his… Continue Reading Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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Covey’s theme: Trust

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Stephen M.R. Covey has a specific message for Colorado Springs, and he’s coming here to deliver it. Covey, CEO of the Covey Leadership Center and son of renowned writer Stephen R. Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” will present “Leading at the Speed of Trust” on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the… Continue Reading Covey’s theme: Trust

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Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

The City of Colorado Springs is in final negotiations with Hot Apple Productions for a Labor Day Weekend balloon festival in Memorial Park Sept. 5-7. “We are very happy to continue this long-standing tradition in our community and look forward to the new additions to the Labor Day event,” said Mayor Steve Bach. Through a competitive request… Continue Reading Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

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Registration open for State Games

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Registration open for State Games

Registration is now open for Colorado amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels to compete in the 2015 Rocky Mountain State Games, Colorado’s largest sport festival. The State Games will primarily take place over two weekends this summer — July 17-19 and July 24-26 — with more than 10,000 athletes from across the state expected to compete in more… Continue Reading Registration open for State Games

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Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced Jan. 20 that it received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Penrose-St. Francis in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. “Today, consumers are… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

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Sports management all business at UCCS

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Sports management all business at UCCS

Taryn Duncan credits her love of sports to a childhood filled with opening days at Coors Field with her dad. She would go on to play prep softball and, while it was the team at UCCS that caught the Littleton native’s attention, it was the school’s sports management program that earned her devotion. Duncan, 24,… Continue Reading Sports management all business at UCCS

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SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New Mexico was his motivation to escape his condition, and education would be his means.  … Continue Reading SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

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FHA borrowers to save under Obama proposal

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FHA borrowers to save under Obama proposal

President Obama last week proposed lowering insurance premiums on FHA-insured loans by 50 basis points, claiming this would save 250,000 borrowers an average of $900 annually in house payments. “The annual premiums on FHA loans, an especially popular source of financing for first-time home buyers, have increased five times since 2010,” according to an article in… Continue Reading FHA borrowers to save under Obama proposal

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