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Peak Vista receives more stimulus money

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers will receive $776,173 from a second round of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money is in addition to the $1.3 million the centers learned they would receive earlier this month. The award is part of a $7.5 million package awarded to 15 community health centers statewide.… Continue Reading Peak Vista receives more stimulus money

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Snowstorm shuts down most of the Springs

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While most local weather forecasters say snowy flurries should clear by noon, the storm has still shut down most of the city today. All city and county offices are closed, along with a number of businesses and banks. Visit the FOX 21 News Web site to view a list of closures and delayed openings. City… Continue Reading Snowstorm shuts down most of the Springs

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Closures, updates and traffic

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 Here’s a list of closures and weather-related updates: City and County offices are closed for the day. City traffic cameras for multiple intersections can be viewed at Springsgov.com Some Mountain Metro Transit and FREX buses are running late. Updates are available on Mountain Metro’s Web site. Road closures: U.S. Highway 6 over Loveland Pass I-25 between… Continue Reading Closures, updates and traffic

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Colorado Springs is getting walloped by the same snowstorm that hit Denver this morning and dropped between one and two inches per hour. The snowflakes started to fall here about noon and were quickly accompanied by wind gusts of between 20 and 40 mph, according to FOX 21 Meteorologist Tim Elbertsen. He predicts Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Snowstorm blasts the Springs

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Owners of 13 Pure Nightclub and Bistro are appealing a decision made last week by the Colorado Springs Liquor Licensing Board to suspend the club’s tavern license for 10 days and for it to be held in abeyance for 60 days. The suspension was handed down in response to 10 separate police vice squad accusations… Continue Reading 13 Pure appealing 10-day liquor license suspension

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Things are a little hectic at the City Clerk’s office these days. What was once an office of 10 people has been reduced to seven because of city budget reductions – and mail-in ballots for the city’s April 7 election are flowing in faster than Fountain Creek during spring runoff. “All of our elections are busy,… Continue Reading City Clerk’s office swamped with election work

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First-time homebuyers seizing opportunity

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of previously occupied homes jumped unexpectedly in February by the largest amount in nearly six years as first-time buyers took advantage of deep discounts on foreclosures and other distressed properties. Economists said sales, while still at levels not seen since 1997, may finally be coming back to life after declining sharply… Continue Reading First-time homebuyers seizing opportunity

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Chase bank is moving its downtown headquarters from the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street four blocks north to its branch at Boulder and Tejon streets. The move will also mean a $4 million facelift for the Boulder branch. Chase market president John Kitchen said a need for more parking space and drive-thru… Continue Reading Chase leaving ‘banking’ intersection for greener parking pastures in north downtown

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(A.P.) – A more severe decline in cash flow than previously expected has led to a lowering of debt ratings deeper into junk for newspaper publishers MediaNews Group Inc. and Freedom Communications Inc. MediaNews Group publishes the Denver Post, while Freedom is the parent of the Colorado Springs Gazette. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on… Continue Reading S&P lowers debt ratings for owners of Gazette and Denver Post

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Pueblo approves Southern Delivery System

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Last night, after a three hour hearing, The Pueblo County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve Colorado Springs’ proposed Southern Delivery System, which will deliver water from Pueblo Reservoir to Colorado Springs. The $1.2 billion project, which will also benefit Pueblo West and Fountain, was approved subject to a long list of conditions. The most significant… Continue Reading Pueblo approves Southern Delivery System

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