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Vaping offers alternative to smoking

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Vaping offers alternative to smoking

Andrea Bednar started smoking because her husband smoked. Now pregnant and tired of the cigarette stench, Bednar and her husband Luke sought an alternative — vaping. “The biggest turnoff about cigarettes for me was the smell,” Bednar said. “My husband smoked, and I couldn’t quit if he didn’t quit. I can’t be around it. “I… Continue Reading Vaping offers alternative to smoking

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Temporary FEMA disaster center opens next week

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A Federal Emergency Management Agency mobile disaster recovery center will be open in Colorado Springs Nov. 11-16. Colorado Springs residents affected by the September storms may apply for individual assistance and visit with FEMA representatives at the disaster recovery center, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Norris Penrose Events… Continue Reading Temporary FEMA disaster center opens next week

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The City of Colorado Springs replaced 882 parking meters with meters that accept coins and credit cards in the core of downtown and along Colorado Avenue through Old Colorado City. The new meters operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and accept Visa and MasterCard, but not Easy Park cards. More than 1,600 meters in… Continue Reading Parking meter changes downtown, OCC

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SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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From Monday to Nov. 11, the  U.S. Small Business Administration hosts Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners. Veterans Small Business Week is part of SBA’s work to ensure the nation’s veterans have the tools and capital they need to start or grow a business. “Our nation… Continue Reading SBA heralds Veterans Small Business Week

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America’s Race, the USA Pro Challenge, returns to Colorado Springs for the 2014 tour. The Pro Challenge is an annual multi-day professional road cycling stage race. The Springs will host Stage four of the race. Colorado Springs was a host city in 2011 for the prologue and in 2012 for the penultimate stage of the race.… Continue Reading Springs to host 2014 USA Pro Challenge

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado ranked top in the nation for best performance in prevention and health promotion, according to a new survey of employers released by the nonprofit National Business Coalition on Health. “At Kaiser Permanente, prevention is in our DNA,” said Eric Harker, MD, medical director for prevention services. “Eating right, exercising regularly, staying up… Continue Reading Kaiser rated top nationally for prevention, health promotion

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Buy or build? Circumstances choose for Farnes

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Buy or build? Circumstances choose for Farnes

Jennifer Farnes took steps to buy an existing jewelry store. The steps she took led her not to an existing store, but to one of her own. Originally, the owners of the existing store were going to sell the jewelry business for $300,000, the amount that the business owed at the time. Instead of buying… Continue Reading Buy or build? Circumstances choose for Farnes

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Epic, a new computer system that came to Memorial Hospital from University of Colorado Health, will go live at 2 a.m. Saturday. In charge at the Epic training center, Dr. Katie Markley described the intensity of the week as “controlled chaos now. It’s very intense.” Epic will make all medical records electronic. Prior to Epic,… Continue Reading Memorial computer system going live at 2 a.m. Saturday

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Vagrancy progress unclear

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Vagrancy progress unclear

Since the city has emphasized more police presence downtown, the vagrancy issues have moved, police report. Some business owners in downtown Colorado Springs said the vagrancy problem has not changed, and others claimed the problem has gotten better in the past three months. For eight years, Tim O’Donnell has lived downtown in a Tejon Street… Continue Reading Vagrancy progress unclear

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Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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The 50 people attending a city-sponsored stormwater gathering on Oct. 24 unequivocally endorsed a regional approach to the county’s stormwater problem. Mayor Steve Bach did not attend. City Council President Keith King said the mayor and City Council are philosophically “starting to come together. I think he’ll come around,” King said of the mayor’s perspective.… Continue Reading Public wants regional approach to stormwater

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