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The USA National Karate-do Federation has relocated its national office to Colorado Springs from St. Albans, W.Va. “… We are extremely excited to be located here in … the amateur sports capital of the U.S., where we can continue to develop a close working relationship with the United States Olympic Committee and other Olympic and… Continue Reading Karate national governing body moves to Colorado Springs

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The only location options that the city is considering to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs are downtown, and proposals from developers not included in the city’s confidential request for information aren’t being considered. Colorado Springs developer Jannie Richardson said that she would have submitted a proposal, but was told by the city… Continue Reading City, mayor still unwilling to discuss USOC proposal details

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Tips for saving luggage from being lost

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As lost baggage claims skyrocket, a veteran of the airline industry has written a book to reduce the risk of losing luggage at the airport. Scott Mueller, author of The Empty Carousel: A Consumer’s Guide to Checked and Carry-on Luggage, said his book offers tips to stop what he says is a growing problem. More… Continue Reading Tips for saving luggage from being lost

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Penrose vascular center opens tomorrow

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Penrose Health Center will open its 22,000 square-foot vascular center tomorrow. The center is a joint venture between the Vascular Center of Colorado and the Penrose-St. Francis Heart Institute. It will provide for elective and emergent invasive cardiac needs, including angiography and emergency stent placement, ablations and the entire pacing spectrum, ranging from single-chamber pacing… Continue Reading Penrose vascular center opens tomorrow

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The City of Colorado Springs has opened its first Ethanol 85 fuel pump. The pump will provide fuel for 93 city and utilities flex-fuel vehicles, which can run on unleaded gasoline or a gasoline and ethanol combination. Since corn is the primary material for ethanol, E85 is expected to reduce dependency on petroleum and emit… Continue Reading E-85 fuel for city vehicles

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s administration has begun implementing recommendations from the Government Efficiency and Management Performance Review. The $750,000 study is expected to pay for itself many times over, thanks to savings that will be realized from hundreds of “common sense suggestions” that came from state employees. Among them: Provide the Department of Health Care Policy… Continue Reading State efficiency review suggestions to save $90 million

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Memorial, Penrose win organ donor award

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Memorial Health System and Penrose Health Center received an award for organ donation excellence from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Medal of Honor is given to hospitals that have been able to sustain a donation rate of 75 percent or more for at least a year and have had at least eight… Continue Reading Memorial, Penrose win organ donor award

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Contest seeks oldest appliances

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If you’ve had it with your old, outdated washing machine, refrigerator or toaster and you’re looking to get rid of it, this may be your chance. APWagner.com, an appliance parts Web site, is conducting the Oldest Appliance Contest. Contestants are asked to send in a two-minute video of themselves with their old appliances – whether… Continue Reading Contest seeks oldest appliances

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When seeking new companies to work for, professionals say they most often seek: Advancement opportunity 55% More leadership responsibility 41% Work/life balance 38% Leadership that’s respected/admired 36% Sense of accomplishment 36% Higher salary 28% 401(k) matching 28% Flexible schedule 27% Collaborative environment 22% Performance bonuses 20% Choosing an environmentally friendly company is at the bottom… Continue Reading Being green doesn’t matter to job seekers

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525 more downtown parking spaces

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Downtown shoppers and workers will have 525 more parking spaces when the expanded City Administration Building Parking Garage opens this month. The garage, at the southwest corner of Nevada and Colorado avenues, is scheduled to open 11 a.m. Oct. 24. The public garage was expanded from 1,099 parking spaces to 1,624. The expansion also includes… Continue Reading 525 more downtown parking spaces

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