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Amy Lathen seeks mayor’s seat

Amy Lathen seeks mayor’s seat

In a press release sent out early Monday afternoon, El Paso County Commissioner Amy Lathen confirmed that she will run for Mayor in April’s municipal election. A formal announcement is expected soon. Lathen, 47, has served six years as the District 2 county commissioner. She has been a key member of the Stormwater Task Force, and… Continue Reading Amy Lathen seeks mayor’s seat

Feds: Real GDP increases in Q2

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Wednesday that the nation’s real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014. That is a turnaround from a 2.1 percent decrease experienced by the country’s GDP in the year’s first quarter, according a second estimate by the bureau.… Continue Reading Feds: Real GDP increases in Q2

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UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

Enrollment at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs surpassed 11,000 students this fall — an increase of 5 percent over last year — setting a new record for the university. The increase to 11,199 students was reported by UCCS in a news release Thursday, which stated that detailed enrollment data is expected to be released mid-September.… Continue Reading UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

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Homes underwater in CSprings

Some 9.1 million homes were seriously underwater in the second quarter of this year, RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, announced in its U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report. To be seriously underwater, the combined loan amount secured by the property is at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated market… Continue Reading Homes underwater in CSprings

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Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

RealtyTrac, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, released its July 2014 U.S Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report Aug. 28. The report shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of just over 4.6 million in July, down 3 percent from the previous month… Continue Reading Home price appreciation slows in 65 percent of U.S. housing markets

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Downtown survey results released

Words that best describe what people want to see downtown Colorado Springs include vibrant, clean, safe, welcoming, friendly. Wednesday morning, the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs revealed the results of an online survey completed recently by 1,100 persons in the region. Respondents said they want new businesses to fill the vacant storefronts, they think downtown… Continue Reading Downtown survey results released

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Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

For the third time, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems awarded the Memorial Hospital transport system, Memorial Star Transport, a full three-year accreditation. The accreditation recognizes that Memorial Star Transport, a rotorwing and ground transport service, provides highly skilled flight nurse/paramedic and nurse/respiratory therapist teams to care for adult, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric… Continue Reading Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

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ANB Bank opens new downtown branch

Colorado-based ANB Bank celebrated the opening of its newest branch Tuesday morning in downtown Colorado Springs. The grand opening of the $5-million bank included a ribbon cutting and dedication attended by representatives of ANB Bank, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Colorado Springs Conservatory and members of the community. “We value the community of… Continue Reading ANB Bank opens new downtown branch

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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park opens Saturday

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park in Cañon City will re-open to the public for Labor Day Weekend. After a 14-month closure to rebuild the 360-acre park due to a wildfire, a “soft opening” is targeted for Saturday. Mike Bandera, vice-president and general manager, said the key word is “targeted” as the park will be… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Bridge and Park opens Saturday

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RMFI names new executive director

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute announced Friday that it has selected a new executive director. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit has chosen Jennifer Peterson from Texas A&M University to fill the post beginning early next month, according to a news release. “[Peterson] brings extensive experience in education, stewardship, research, stakeholder engagement, and watershed restoration,” according to… Continue Reading RMFI names new executive director

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