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State foreclosure activity spikes in August

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RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for real estate data, on Thursday released an August Foreclosure Market Report which shows 1,478 Colorado properties with a foreclosure filing, up 23 percent from July and up 57 percent from a year ago — the biggest annual increase in Colorado foreclosure activity since April 2007. Colorado Springs’ foreclosure rate jumped… Continue Reading State foreclosure activity spikes in August

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Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

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Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

Local breweries. Local hops. What more could beer aficionados ask for? The Town of Monument and the Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce will co-host the first annual Bines & Brews Hopfest, from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Limbach Park (corner of Second and Front streets), in downtown Monument. Funds from Bines & Brews will… Continue Reading Hopfest contest offers beer brewed with local hops

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Space Foundation costume ball to benefit STEM education

If space fantasy and science fiction is your thing, the Space Foundation’s costume ball will make your Halloween complete. The Third Annual Space and Science Fiction Costume Ball will take place from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Proceeds will benefit space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM… Continue Reading Space Foundation costume ball to benefit STEM education

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Report: ER visits spike due to Affordable Care Act

Hospitals in states choosing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, including Colorado, reported sustained growth in Medicaid patient volumes during second-quarter 2014 — and three times the increase of emergency department visits than hospitals in non-expansion states in second-quarter 2014 compared to the same time last year, according to a new study from… Continue Reading Report: ER visits spike due to Affordable Care Act

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

Is it because of the holiday spirit and not procrastination that your Christmas lights are still up? Did you serve eggnog at your Labor Day barbecue? Does it feel like Dec. 25 will never get here? Don’t fret. Christmas-cianados can whet their appetites anytime at the Christmas in Manitou store. The year-round Christmas-themed shop at… Continue Reading It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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Start planning holiday parties now

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Start planning holiday parties now

Labor Day, along with its associated warm temperatures and backyard cookouts, has passed. And summer, like the long weekend, soon will be a speck in the rearview mirror. That means there’s no time like the present, according to local event planners and venue managers, to plan the perfect holiday affair. “If you are planning on… Continue Reading Start planning holiday parties now

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The Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosted the inaugural State of the Workforce event Friday, Sept. 5, at the Pikes Peak Library District’s Library 21c. Dana Barton, director of business relations and employment development for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, shared the center’s accomplishments for its recently-ended program year 2013. “The mission of the PPWFC… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board hosts inaugural State of the Workforce event

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New works director preps for fresh beginning

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New works director preps for fresh beginning

Travis Easton, the city’s new public works director, brings with him some uncommon public service experience. Easton served as the mayor of Monument from 2009 until earlier this year. In addition, he has been a senior vice president of civil engineering with Nolte Vertical Five in the Pikes Peak region. He’ll transition at the end… Continue Reading New works director preps for fresh beginning

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TSA now uses imaging technology at Springs airport

The Transportation Security Administration Friday announced the deployment of a millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology unit at the Colorado Springs Airport. The machine is equipped with automated target recognition software designed to enhance privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images while improving throughput capabilities and streamlining the checkpoint screening process, according to a news release issued by the… Continue Reading TSA now uses imaging technology at Springs airport

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Quantum Financial releases July property transactions

Documents released Wednesday by Quantum Commercial Group Inc. disclosed July transaction information regarding three properties. The 104,439 square feet of office space at 5575 Tech Center Drive in Colorado Springs sold for $5.9 million. The listing Firm was NAI Highland & CIII and the cooperating firm was Quantum Financial Group. It was a foreclosure purchase.… Continue Reading Quantum Financial releases July property transactions

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