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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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Study: Peak Vista has hefty local impact

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers contributed $75.3 million to the local economy in 2011, according to a state study released recently. Statewide, community health care centers produced $735 million in activity, including $396 million in operating expenses, the study showed. Statewide, 18 centers operate much like Peak Vista. The state study looked at operating activity… Continue Reading Study: Peak Vista has hefty local impact

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My Handle Bar: cyclical option rolls in

The business of biking is picking up in Colorado Springs. That is, now that Colorado Springs has a My Handle Bar bike. My Handle Bar is a different type of bike. It’s a party bicycle operated by 16 people at one time. Its purpose is to give the riders a unique experience – riding en… Continue Reading My Handle Bar: cyclical option rolls in

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Memorial joins study of new heart ‘game-changer’

A new medical device, under testing now in Colorado Springs, stands to radically improve heart medicine. The medical trial involves a device called a bioresorbable vascular scaffold, or Absorb, placed in the arteries leading to the heart. The Absorb is a small mesh tube designed to open a blocked heart vessel, restore blood flow to… Continue Reading Memorial joins study of new heart ‘game-changer’

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