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Health insurance deadline March 31

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Health insurance deadline March 31

The deadline for uninsured Coloradans to enroll in commercial health insurance for 2014 is March 31. After that, uninsured Coloradans cannot get commercial coverage until 2015 unless they have a special circumstance, such as losing a job that provided coverage or moving to the state. The next open enrollment period will be Nov. 15 to… Continue Reading Health insurance deadline March 31

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How to increase interest in elections?

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The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region is exploring the question of how to increase citizen engagement and representation. They will discuss this issue from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Some of the questions involve holding city elections in November of… Continue Reading How to increase interest in elections?

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Condo, commercial property sold

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Condo, commercial property sold

The Quantum Commercial Group Inc. announced two sales in El Paso County recently. In one, the former SCI Sanmina at 701 and 702 Brandley Drive in Fountain, a 360,000-square-foot property, sold for $4.3 million. Listing agents were Randy Dowis and Paul Engle and the listing firm was NAI Highland and Cassidy Turley. The cooperating broker… Continue Reading Condo, commercial property sold

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Daymond John to attend event in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs business owners are invited to attend an event featuring Daymond John, millionaire investor featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. John will help entrepreneurs help their existing businesses. “You didn’t start a business to create a job for yourself,” said a news release sent for the event. “You started it to create weatlh and we… Continue Reading Daymond John to attend event in Colorado Springs

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Zuckerberg sister to speak at UCCS

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Former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer Randi Zuckerberg will speak at 7 p.m. April 15 in the Gallogly Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company’s former director of market development, will deliver a discussion of social media,… Continue Reading Zuckerberg sister to speak at UCCS

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Manitou administrator Benson to retire

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Manitou administrator Benson to retire

Manitou City Administrator Jack Benson will retire this year, but not as soon as he originally anticipated. “Jack decided … he’s going to stay another two months,” said Manitou Mayor Marc Snyder. In February, Benson submitted a letter of resignation, effective March 31. “I had been on him for weeks, to see if he could… Continue Reading Manitou administrator Benson to retire

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Springs lags in Recession recovery

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Springs lags in Recession recovery

Colorado has more jobs than ever, but recovery from the Great Recession continues to elude some areas of the state, including Colorado Springs. Those are some of the findings included in a report from Colorado State University’s Regional Economics Institute (REI). The report said the economy in the northern Front Range has seen the most… Continue Reading Springs lags in Recession recovery

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City to host flood preparedness meeting

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City to host flood preparedness meeting

The city of Colorado Springs will host a resident preparedness meeting on the post-Waldo Canyon Fire flash flood risk Wednesday for residents along north and south Douglas creeks and the general public. The meeting will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Front Range Alliance Church sanctuary, 5210 Centennial Blvd. The meeting will provide education and… Continue Reading City to host flood preparedness meeting

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What dictates where you shop for groceries?

Everyone in Colorado Springs has two things in common. The weather and food. We have no control over the weather, but we can choose where to shop for our groceries. If low prices were the only criteria that dictated where to go, Colorado Springs residents would shop at Safeway. A recent Colorado Springs Business Journal… Continue Reading What dictates where you shop for groceries?

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Kaiser grants $400,000 to Colorado Springs schools

Kaiser Permanante granted $400,000 to four Colorado Springs school districts as part of the health care provider’s Thriving Schools Initiative. The grants were awarded to Academy School District 20, Colorado Springs School District 11, Falcon School District 49 and Harrison School District 2. Launched nationally by Kaiser Permanente in February 2013, Thriving Schools engages schools… Continue Reading Kaiser grants $400,000 to Colorado Springs schools

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