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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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If local developers have their way, the downtown Colorado Springs skyline could see an exciting addition. The recent request for information distributed to four local development groups by the City of Colorado Springs has resulted in the following sites being offered for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s five-ringed logo and offices: The U.S. Bank building and… Continue Reading Four Springs sites in the running for USOC headquarters

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Walgreens, AARP launch Web store

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Walgreens has teamed up with the American Association of Retired Persons to launch an e-commerce site and catalog. AARP.walgreens.com will carry more than 20,000 discounted health, beauty and wellness products. As an incentive to order online, the site will offer free shipping on orders of more than $50 and a 5 percent product discount for… Continue Reading Walgreens, AARP launch Web store

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COSMIX to close Mark Dabling, Rockrimmon

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This weekend, crews will close the intersection at Mark Dabling and Rockrimmon Boulevards for 17 days to complete the reconstruction of the intersection and the frontage road connection. In addition, motorists should be aware of traffic shifts, lane closures and shoulder work this week when driving through Colorado Springs Metro Interstate Expansion construction zones. Mark… Continue Reading COSMIX to close Mark Dabling, Rockrimmon

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Oil peak won’t mean lower prices

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Despite reports that global oil production will peak within the next two decades, some industry insiders believe prices will not drop – and that oil will become more expensive. An April report predicts that global oil production will peak in 11 years, but other industry insiders are calling it “the end of cheap oil.” “To… Continue Reading Oil peak won’t mean lower prices

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The Pikes Peak region represents a small geographic section of the state – but a proportionally larger share of the state’s population and earnings, according to a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs study. The report, which was commissioned by the Colorado Association of Realtors, details the statewide and regional economic impact of the real… Continue Reading Pikes Peak region a big contributor to state’s earnings

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Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado will celebrate the groundbreaking of its distribution center from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Constitution Avenue. A free barbecue picnic lunch will be served and activities will include face painting, a bounce house and horse shoe throwing. While… Continue Reading Care and Share to celebrate groundbreaking with BBQ, family fun

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Energy Outreach Colorado plans to distribute $9.36 million statewide through its 2007-08 programs to help households afford home energy. The money which Energy Outreach raises through thousands of donations from individuals, foundations, corporations and government sources, includes: $5.4 million for energy assistance payments contributed to a statewide network of 100 assistance agencies that operate year… Continue Reading $9.3 million for state energy assistance this year

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Centura makes hospital plans for Castle Rock

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Centura Health is developing a medical complex in Castle Rock that will eventually house a full-service hospital. The health care system, which also owns Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, is building a medical campus that initially will offer emergency room services, imaging and laboratory services, along with a medical office building. The first phase of outpatient… Continue Reading Centura makes hospital plans for Castle Rock

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The El Pomar Foundation has awarded Colorado College a grant of $10 million – the largest single gift in the college’s 133-year history. The grant will pay for building projects and financial aid for students, including continuing the foundation’s history of support for hockey scholarships and El Pomar Scholars. The gift comes just as Colorado… Continue Reading El Pomar gives $10 million to Colorado College

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