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Study: Colorado 10th state least dependent on federal government

A recent study by personal finance social network WalletHub found Colorado the 10th state least dependent on the federal government. The report ranked the state eighth in lowest return of federal income tax ($0.84), 15th in highest independent state revenue and 35th in lowest number of federal employees per capita (10.67). WalletHub compared 50 states… Continue Reading Study: Colorado 10th state least dependent on federal government

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Springs resident named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

Jan Erickson, President of Janska LLC in Colorado Springs has been named Colorado’s Small Business Person of the Year, The U.S. Small Business Association announced Tuesday. Erickson, will be recognized by the Administration during an event in Washington, D.C., May 15-16, according to a news release. “We are honored to be able to recognize Jan Erickson… Continue Reading Springs resident named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

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Health Dept. to host tobacco focus group

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The El Paso County Public Health Department announced earlier this week that it will host next week a focus group on tobacco use and prevention among the region’s youth. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the El Paso County Citizen Service Center to “discuss attitudes and perceptions around… Continue Reading Health Dept. to host tobacco focus group

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The Space Foundation announced Monday that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. will be the featured speaker at the organization’s Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner in May. The ceremony will take place at the Broadmoor Hotel May 22, wrapping up the Foundation’s 30th annual Space Symposium, according to a news release. The release said that… Continue Reading NASA head to keynote Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner

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From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

Looking for a way out of the news business — and a way to stay in Colorado Springs — Stephanie Wurtz left TV reporting behind and transitioned to education communications. The 31-year-old, Kansas City-area native started her new job last month as internal communications director (a new position) at Colorado College after spending more than… Continue Reading From TV to education, Wurtz finds a way to stay here

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USAF Commander to head 30th Space Symposium

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Tuesday that Gen. William Shelton, commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Space Symposium. Shelton will speak during the opening of the 30th annual event on May 19 at the the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, according… Continue Reading USAF Commander to head 30th Space Symposium

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Spice Island Grill, an authentic Jamaican eatery in downtown Colorado Springs, had raised $190 of its $5,000 goal Monday with one day remaining of its online campaign to reopen the restaurant. Spice Island owners Glenroy and Claudette Hutchinson set up the “Save the Spice” page on the crowd-funding site Plumfund.com last week aimed at raising… Continue Reading Spice Island closes, citing taxes, during crowd-funding campaign

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Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” and many Colorado Springs young professionals seem to be localizing the credo. A group of socially minded residents united in the summer of 2012, choosing to be the change they wished to see in the Pikes Peak region — and Colorado… Continue Reading Common ground: Young professionals collaborate for the city’s future

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After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia as a college student, Jacquie Mosher found herself focusing more on what she puts in her body. The New Hampshire native gained critical acclaim among friends and family for her healthy chocolate-making — organic, raw and additive-free — and decided to try her hand at doing something she holds dear.… Continue Reading By taking care of herself, Mosher develops her business

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Trader Joe’s to open Springs location in 2015

California-based specialty grocery chain Trader Joe’s struck a deal Tuesday to open another Colorado location at University Village Colorado shopping center in Colorado Springs. Trader Joe’s plans to open a 12,400-square-foot stand-alone store at 5342 N. Nevada Ave. — near the intersection of Nevada Avenue and Garden of the Gods Road — sometime in 2015,… Continue Reading Trader Joe’s to open Springs location in 2015

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