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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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St. Mary-Corwin flu and pneumonia shots

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St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo will offer flu and pneumonia shots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct.17 at 1008 Minnequa Ave., in the west tower’s main lobby. The cost for flu shots is $26; pneumonia shots will cost $40. Flu shots will be available to those 6 months and older. FluMist will be… Continue Reading St. Mary-Corwin flu and pneumonia shots

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Colorado fares well on risky home value list

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PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. has released its list of the “riskiest” markets [1.2MB pdf] for home appreciation, and the news is generally good for Colorado’s homeowners. The ranking is based on data from the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight House Price Index. While Riverside-San Berandino-Ontario, Calif. tops the list, metropolitan areas such as Las… Continue Reading Colorado fares well on risky home value list

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Colorado severance taxes too low?

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Colorado’s severance taxes, coupled with a “dizzying array of exemptions and deductions,” have cost the state nearly $1.3 billion in foregone tax revenue, says a report from Community Office for Resource Efficiency. Severance taxes are levied on the industry to recoup part of the value of resources such as natural gas, oil and coal forever… Continue Reading Colorado severance taxes too low?

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State planning experts recognize local projects

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The Colorado chapter of the American Planning Association recognized two Colorado Springs projects at its annual conference, held Oct. 4-6 in Colorado Springs. The association recognized the Imagine Downtown master plan which won a Community Engagement Award because of the extensive public input that was incorporated into the plan and the progress it’s made. The… Continue Reading State planning experts recognize local projects

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