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Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference this week

Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference this week

The Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference is an opportunity to connect with movers and shakers in Colorado’s tourism industry and report on the challenges and opportunities that impact one of Colorado’s top industries. The conference, hosted by the Colorado Tourism Office, draws representatives from the state’s travel and tourism industry and a line-up of speakers… Continue Reading Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference this week

Foreclosure starts spike in October

El Paso County is having the busiest month for foreclosure starts since April, according to Public Trustee Tom Mowle. “Going up one month is not really a trend,” Mowle said. Many files that were rejected in August and September are being filed again this month and have been corrected, he said. Currently, there have been 137… Continue Reading Foreclosure starts spike in October

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Vagrancy targeted by a collaborative effort

A multi-agency approach will target vagrancy in downtown Colorado Springs as winter nears. The Colorado Springs Police Department, the Springs Rescue Mission, the city, El Paso County human service agencies and the Downtown Partnership are working together to provide vagrants the services they need. “You can’t just pounce and then stop,” said Downtown Partnership Executive… Continue Reading Vagrancy targeted by a collaborative effort

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Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

Known as “Raf” to his friends, Monument Mayor Rafael Dominguez, 49, believes it’s “easy to govern when you’re not a politician.” He moved to Monument eight years ago after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps. Shortly after, he joined the town’s planning commission. He’s been serving on the town board more than five years, and… Continue Reading Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

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Job-seekers find help in personality test

Paula Walker looks forward to switching careers. After a career in property management, sales and customer service, she’s ready for a change. “It’s so stressful,” Walker said of property management. “My doctor said I needed to do something different.” After being away from work to care for her health, she said, “it’s time to get… Continue Reading Job-seekers find help in personality test

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Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

Health care and health insurance will take center stage at the Latino Community Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 12. The event will take place at the Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Panel speakers include Meredith Jones of Kaiser Permanente, Kathleen Jackson of Colorado Choice, Lynne Jones of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Rosy… Continue Reading Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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Fire department given $30,000 grant

The Allstate Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant to the Colorado Springs Fire Department for wildfire mitigation. For more than 60 years, The Allstate Foundation has used the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. The Colorado Springs Fire Department has been included as a… Continue Reading Fire department given $30,000 grant

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National first responders conference to be held in April

The National Homeland Defense Foundation is hosting its inaugural National First Responders Conference at The Broadmoor Hotel April 6-8, 2015 in Colorado Springs. Building on the success achieved through years of conducting the National Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense, NHDF seeks to apply that experience to provide a forum for sharing lessons learned to… Continue Reading National first responders conference to be held in April

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DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., one of the leading providers of dialysis services in the United States, has agreed to pay $350 million to resolve claims that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks to induce the referral of patients to its dialysis clinics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday. DaVita is headquartered in Denver… Continue Reading DaVita Healthcare ordered to pay $350 million

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Vote stations open throughout El Paso County

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s office opened 11 additional voter service and polling centers throughout the county to help voters with the Nov. 4 General Election. The centers are in addition to the Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Voters may use any of the centers to obtain a… Continue Reading Vote stations open throughout El Paso County

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