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New defense funding sets Piñon Canyon limits

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The National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law in late December by President Barack Obama, includes language that would ensure the protection of land surrounding Fort Carson’s primary remote test site. An amendment to the act that was introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, now requires… Continue Reading New defense funding sets Piñon Canyon limits

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Walmart charity awards $321K to Springs nonprofits

The Walmart Foundation’s Colorado State Giving Program has awarded $321,000 to eight nonprofits across the state, including three in Colorado Springs. Grant recipients include Colorado nonprofits that help fund and provide education, economic empowerment, nutrition and relief to residents in need, according to the Jan. 22 news release. “When businesses take their responsibility to the… Continue Reading Walmart charity awards $321K to Springs nonprofits

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Forecast predicts growth for foodservice industry

Total restaurant sales in Colorado are expected to rise in 2014, exceeding $9.8 billion by year’s end, according to a recent forecast by the National Restaurant Association. The Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast found that total restaurant sales in the state are expected to increase from $9.4 billion in 2013, a 4-percent rise, and will… Continue Reading Forecast predicts growth for foodservice industry

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

More than a year after Colorado Springs businessman Perry Sanders announced plans to spread his New Orleans-themed brand throughout local, regional and national markets, he says it’s all coming together. Sanders, owner of The Mining Exchange – A Wyndham Grand Hotel and adjacent Springs Orleans restaurant, said that he is working on two downtown renovation… Continue Reading Sanders has ambitious plans for 2014

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Replenished funding for higher ed could help recovery

Higher education in Colorado felt the pain as much as any state-supported function during the budget cuts of recession years. But now the Legislature is working to restore much of that funding. In the 2014 General Assembly that convened last week in Denver, bills and budget increases that some legislators call historic have potential to… Continue Reading Replenished funding for higher ed could help recovery

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AT&T to hire more than 50 across state

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AT&T to hire more than 50 across state

Communications giant AT&T Inc. announced Thursday that it will create more than 50 jobs in Colorado, around 25 of which will be customer-care positions based in Pueblo. “Colorado has a rich talent for high-tech jobs at all levels,” Jenifer Robertson, vice president and general manager for AT&T-Rocky Mountain Region, said in news release. “AT&T continues… Continue Reading AT&T to hire more than 50 across state

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State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

Colorado’s Legislature is not only filled with measures aimed at increasing the flow of funding to all of the state’s higher education institutions, but also to those that prepare to expand the offerings of a select few. Introduced by Colorado Sen. Nancy Todd, D-Aurora, Senate Bill 14-004 concerns “the role and mission of community colleges”… Continue Reading State legislation could expand community college degree offerings

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Griffis/Blessing lands Academy Gateway deal

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Griffis/Blessing lands Academy Gateway deal

A Colorado Springs-based property management group will manage the Academy Gateway Retail Center near the intersection of North Academy Boulevard and Woodmen Road. Griffis/Blessing Inc. announced in a news release Thursday that the company will now manage the 28,285-square-foot shopping center at 7140-7190 North Academy Blvd. The leasing broker marketing the vacancy at Gateway center… Continue Reading Griffis/Blessing lands Academy Gateway deal

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Health systems plan Memorial expansion

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Health systems plan Memorial expansion

The University of Colorado Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado have announced plans to expand their services throughout the Colorado Springs area, which may include construction of new facilities. In a news release Friday, the partners said that they are “exploring building a new free-standing children’s hospital adjacent to Memorial Hospital North” in addition to expansion… Continue Reading Health systems plan Memorial expansion

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USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

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USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

The U.S. Olympic Committee’s Paralympic division named its national swimming team for 2014. Among the dozen Paralympic swimmers assigned to the A team are six reigning world champions, the division announced Thursday in a news release. Also named were nine athletes to the national B team and 15 named to “emerging and military teams.” “As… Continue Reading USOC names 2014 Paralympic swimming team

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