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DDA awards $130,000 to beautify downtown

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Nineteen downtown businesses and organizations have been awarded $130,000 in challenge grants from the Downtown Development Authority to spruce up downtown. Renovation plans include adding landscaping, infrastructure upgrades, new signage and even a couple of murals. A grant was awarded to help create the Conservation Hardware Center, a store that sells sustainable energy accessories, at 409… Continue Reading DDA awards $130,000 to beautify downtown

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Only a few months remain for small businesses to take advantage of tax breaks offered by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Faster write-offs for capital expenditures Many small businesses that invest in new property and equipment will be able to write off most or all of the purchases on their 2009 returns. The new… Continue Reading Time running out for small business stimulus tax breaks

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Budget cuts mean some of the city’s worst roads will remain bad for another year – and potholes? Forget about it. A budget crunch means the City of Colorado Springs will resurface 84 miles of road this year – 69 percent less than last year. The combined 2009 City Streets Division and Pikes Peak Rural… Continue Reading Fewer streets to be repaired and potholes to go unfilled

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State unemployment rate declines slightly

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Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percentage point from March to April, the first month-to-month decrease since October 2007.However, labor officials cautioned that further jobless-rate increases lie ahead. The April statewide rate was 7.4 percent, down from 7.5 percent in March, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported. The April… Continue Reading State unemployment rate declines slightly

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The Air Force made an additional 200 free, reserved-seat tickets available today for the Air Force Academy’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Vice President Joe Biden will give the commencement speech and the Air Force Thunderbirds will perform. Half the tickets will be available at the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, 6 S.… Continue Reading 200 extra Air Force Academy graduation tickets available

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City terminates deal with LandCo, USOC

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The City of Colorado Springs has terminated the Economic Development Agreement with LandCo Equity Partners and the U.S. Olympic Committee regarding “USOC facilities.” The facilities include a downtown headquarters building for the USOC, renovation of the National Governing Bodies building and work at the Olympic Training Center. The city also terminated the Purchase and Sale Agreement between the… Continue Reading City terminates deal with LandCo, USOC

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Hundreds of senior citizens will converge on Denver June 3 for the 2009 Salute to Seniors conference at the Colorado Convention Center. The event is being billed as a networking and marketing resource for seniors and caregivers. More than 130 vendors are expected to be on hand with products and senior-specific information. The theme for… Continue Reading Senior citizen conference scheduled for June 3

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Lynne Telford is leaving her position as executive director of the Springs’ Center for Nonprofit Excellence to work full time as Chief Operating Officer of the Pikes Peak United Way. That leaves the CNE top position open. Resumes and applications are due June 1. Telford had recently been juggling jobs at both the CNE and… Continue Reading CNE’s Telford steps down, executive director position open

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UCCS tuition to increase 5%

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University of Colorado Regents approved across-the-board fall tuition increases today for all three CU campuses. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs tuition will increase 5 percent, which amounts to an additional $9 per credit hour for in-state undergraduate classes. Nonresident students pay rates that are roughly double those of Colorado residents. Those students will see… Continue Reading UCCS tuition to increase 5%

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The Obama administration is offering $4.4 billion to a select group of states willing to push school reforms, and Colorado officials are working on a pitch to win what lawmakers call the education Powerball, according to Business Journal media partner FOX 21 NEWS.It could bring another estimated $400 million to Colorado over four years, depending… Continue Reading Colorado pushing for ‘education Powerball’

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