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Lane closures on Powers Boulevard

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting preventive crack sealing operations on Powers Boulevard (State Highway 21) in north El Paso County through the end of the month. Drivers can expect a right and left lane closure on northbound and southbound Powers between Woodmen Road and Briargate Parkway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays… Continue Reading Lane closures on Powers Boulevard

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Banning Lewis gets first resident today

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In a precursor of things to come, Banning Lewis Ranch’s first residents will move into their Northtree home today. Recently married, former Fort Collins residents Lucas and Veronica Fenske greeted development and city representatives at a press conference today before moving into their new home. The move-in follows six years of planning and preparation for… Continue Reading Banning Lewis gets first resident today

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New city manager addresses business leaders

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Speaking to more than 300 people at a breakfast sponsored by the Quality Community Group this morning at the Doubletree Hotel, recently hired Colorado Springs city manager Penelope Culbreath-Graft discussed her impressions of her new community and her plans for the future. While reluctant to be specific, citing her brief tenure, she touched on areas… Continue Reading New city manager addresses business leaders

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TIF, challenge grants for downtown development

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Two different funding mechanisms are now available through the Downtown Development Authority for those interested in downtown development projects. The programs, tax increment financing through reimbursement contracts and challenge grants, require an application and review process. The deadline for challenge grant applications is April 30. Applications for TIF are ongoing. Application forms are available on… Continue Reading TIF, challenge grants for downtown development

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Trade deficit at 14-month high

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The U.S. trade deficit rose to its highest level in 14 months, as record high oil prices overshadowed a rise in exports. The U.S. Department of Commerce said the deficit grew by 9.3 percent during November to $63.1 billion – largely created by a 16.3 percent increase in foreign oil costs. There also was a… Continue Reading Trade deficit at 14-month high

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Memorial names interim CEO

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The Memorial Health System Board of Trustees has named Larry McEvoy, M.D. as interim CEO and announced that Dick Eitel will retire on March 31. McEvoy joined Memorial Health System during October as chief medical officer. He’s a board-certified fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine and received his medical degree and internship/residency training at… Continue Reading Memorial names interim CEO

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State’s 50th biofuel station opens in Springs

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Colorado Springs is the site of the state’s celebration of a biofuels milestone: the 50th station opened in the state. The station is at Western Convenience, 2775 Briargate Blvd. The opening also means that Colorado has met the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal to quadruple its number of biofuel stations. Southern Colorado has more than… Continue Reading State’s 50th biofuel station opens in Springs

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Retail sales predictions for 2008

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The National Retail Federation is predicting that retail industry sales will increase 3.5 percent this year. NRF analysts expect the current slow pace in sales growth to continue before picking up in the second half of the year, with sales increasing 3.2 percent in the first half of the year followed by a 3.8 percent… Continue Reading Retail sales predictions for 2008

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2008 could be the golden year

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2008 could be shaping up to be a golden year – at least, for those who own the precious metal. On the New York Mercantile Exchange this morning, gold for immediate delivery rose by $12 an ounce, to $908. So far this year, gold has gained 8.9 percent, while the dollar has fallen 2 percent… Continue Reading 2008 could be the golden year

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The American Solar Energy Society estimates that as many as one out of four jobs – close to 40 million jobs in the United States – could be tied to renewable energy or energy efficiency industries by 2030. The organization’s “green collar jobs” report shows that these industries already generate 8.5 million jobs in the… Continue Reading Green collar jobs on the rise

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