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Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit reports ridership is up, according to a news release distributed by the city, which stated the local fixed-route bus service provided nearly 3 million one-way trips during 2014. That puts ridership up 10 percent over 2013, which came in at just over 2.6 million one-way trips. MMT attributed the increase… Continue Reading Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

The Space Foundation will offer an expanded version of its Technical Track program for the 31st Space Symposium, with 46 presentations on April 13 and 14. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13 – 16 at The Broadmoor and is expected to attract thousands of participants from the global space community. Tech Track… Continue Reading Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

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Pikes Peak Community College will offer free tax-preparation assistance to low-to-moderate-income families this tax season, the school said in a news release. PPCC partnered with Denver-based Piton Foundation to offer the free services through the Tax Help Colorado Program. Internal Revenue Service-certified PPCC students will prepare and e-file tax returns for households earning less than $52,000… Continue Reading PPCC to offer free tax preparation for lower-income locals

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Rosetta team to win Swigert Award

During 2014, the remarkable success of the Rosetta Comet Mission, led by the European Space Agency (ESA), fascinated followers around the world. In recognition of this astonishing accomplishment, the Space Foundation will present the Rosetta Comet Team with the 2015 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. “The 2015 Swigert Award recognizes the… Continue Reading Rosetta team to win Swigert Award

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EPI: Manufacturing jobs pay well

Full-time manufacturing jobs for non-college degree workers pay a wage premium of more than $3,700 annually over jobs in other economic sectors and have a significant positive impact on the U.S. economy, according to a new report issued by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). In Colorado, the report shows, the average manufacturing worker makes $20.05… Continue Reading EPI: Manufacturing jobs pay well

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The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs announced Monday that one of its cadets has died from injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Cadet 4th Class John Lindsey was pronounced dead Saturday at the scene of the accident at Summit County’s Keystone Resort, according to an Academy news release. Summit County Coroner determined the cause… Continue Reading Academy cadet killed in skiing accident

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Lola Woloch to lead women’s chamber

Lola Woloch, president of Promotional Marketing Services, LLC, accepted a contract to lead the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, effective immediately. Woloch’s focus on driving results in business development, sales operations and marketing is considered essential to the continued success and growth of the organization, according to a release sent by the chamber. “Lola’s… Continue Reading Lola Woloch to lead women’s chamber

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Snider won’t run for re-election

Val Snider announced Friday morning on Facebook that he will not run for a second term on City Council. Here’s his post: 2015 CITY COUNCIL ELECTION CAMPAIGN RAMPS UP……FOR SOME After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I’d like to take my life in a new direction, other than running for another 4 years on… Continue Reading Snider won’t run for re-election

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Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

The City of Colorado Springs is in final negotiations with Hot Apple Productions for a Labor Day Weekend balloon festival in Memorial Park Sept. 5-7. “We are very happy to continue this long-standing tradition in our community and look forward to the new additions to the Labor Day event,” said Mayor Steve Bach. Through a competitive request… Continue Reading Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

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Skier visits close to last year’s

Total skier visits at the 21 member resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) were approximately 1 percent off last year’s pace during the first period of the 2014/15 ski season, Oct. 17-Dec. 31, compared to the same period last year. Last season’s first period skier visits were more than 20 percent up over the… Continue Reading Skier visits close to last year’s

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