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NerdWallet.com listed Colorado Springs’ Memorial Hospital as the fourth most affordable hospital in Colorado, and Penrose-St. Francis as the eighth most affordable in the state. Memorial, affiliated with the University of Colorado Health, was designated a top 100 cardiovascular hospital by Thomson Reuters in 2007 and was one of 225 hospitals in the country that received… Continue Reading Springs hospitals among the least expensive in the state

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Amnet helps businesses, homeless, kids

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Amnet helps businesses, homeless, kids

Sit down and talk with Trevor Dierdorff about his business, and he’s likely to bend your ear about his passion — helping kids. As the owner/operator of Amnet, he has the time to help children and nonprofit organizations. But first, business. Amnet wants to be the information technology department for each business it helps. As… Continue Reading Amnet helps businesses, homeless, kids

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The Colorado Springs City Council does not favor creating a physical stormwater department, “nor do we have plans to expand city government,” said Council President Keith King on Monday. King’s statements reiterated statements made to Mayor Steve Bach in an Oct. 14 letter. Council proposes a stormwater appropriation department dedicated to stormwater operations and maintenance.… Continue Reading Council: Stormwater issue need not expand city government

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The 50 people who attended a public stormwater meeting Thursday unequivocally endorsed a regional–not city-wide–approach to the stormwater problem in El Paso County. The Pikes Peak Regional Stormwater Task Force, the Colorado Springs City Council and the El Paso County Board of Commissioners hosted the meeting to gather citizen feedback on stormwater solutions. Mayor Steve… Continue Reading Public wants regional stormwater solution

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CC receives $800,000 grant

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave Colorado College an $800,000 grant to support its strategic plan. The grant–to be used during the next four years– is the largest the college has received from the foundation. The award will allow the college to strengthen its signature Block Plan, launched in 1970, in which students study one… Continue Reading CC receives $800,000 grant

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CDOT helps state businesses in rebuilding roads

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a website and a division that will help small businesses connect with contractors who are rebuilding state roads and bridges after this year’s flooding. Statewide, road and bridge damage totaled an estimated $450 million, said Amy Ford, CDOT spokeswoman. Because of the catastrophic nature of the incidents,… Continue Reading CDOT helps state businesses in rebuilding roads

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The 16-day federal government closure has caused a one- to two-week delay to start reviewing 2013 taxes, the Internal Revenue Service announced. Set by federal statute, the April 15 tax deadline remains in place. The original start date of the 2014 filing season was Jan. 21, and with a one- to two-week delay, the IRS… Continue Reading Shutdown delays tax filing dates

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Workers comp rate increase en route

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Colorado employers will see a small increase in workers’ compensation insurance premiums next year. The increase–within the loss-cost component of the insurance–will be half of what it was last year. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that the “loss costs” component of workers’ compensation premiums will go up 2.6 percent next year. The increase this… Continue Reading Workers comp rate increase en route

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New car registrations continue to climb

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Colorado new car and truck sales are up 12.5 percent for the first nine months of 2013 over 2012, and up 4.5 percent for September compared to a year earlier. New vehicle registrations for Dodge, Ram, BMW and Porsche each increased more than 30 percent during the first nine months of this year, according to… Continue Reading New car registrations continue to climb

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Farmers and ranchers in El Paso County who lost livestock due to drought have an additional year to replace their stock, according to the Internal Revenue Service, which released the news Monday. Farmers and ranchers who were required to replace their animals by Dec. 31 now have one more year to do so. The additional… Continue Reading Drought-stricken ranchers given extension to replace animals

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