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Report: Springs ninth most-educated city in U.S.

In its 2014 Most and Least Educated Cities report, financial social network Wallet Hub found Colorado Springs to be the country’s eighth most-educated city. The study ranked the city’s education level at ninth and ranked 31 in quality of education, according to the report. Colorado Springs was also found by the study to have America’s fourth-highest percentage… Continue Reading Report: Springs ninth most-educated city in U.S.

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Meet Hickenlooper, Beauprez

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The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance Governmental Affairs Advisory Council is hosting two opportunities to meet the candidates running for governor. Business leaders and others are invited to hear directly from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican candidate Bob Beauprez. The events will be held at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Drive. No registration is required… Continue Reading Meet Hickenlooper, Beauprez

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Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

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Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

Memorial Hospital is providing free car seat safety checks from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Kohl’s at 2725 Janitell Road. Certified car seat safety technicians will perform checks on-site. Drive Smart’s Buckle Bear will help educate attendees on the importance of wearing seat belts, using correct car seats for a child’s age… Continue Reading Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

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GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

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GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the real gross domestic product in metropolitan areas in 2013. Collectively, real GDP for U.S. metropolitan areas increased 1.7 percent in 2013, after increasing 2.6 percent in 2012. The current-dollar GDP in Colorado Springs has taken a slight dip this past year, according to figures by the BEA.… Continue Reading GDP takes a slight dip in Colorado Springs

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Corinthian Colleges issue company-wide furlough

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In an attempt to address the cash-flow concerns of Corinthian Colleges Inc., company executives told its employees last week that a furlough would be required from Sept. 14-21, according to a confidential email sent to employees of the for-profit college system. The furlough will affect all employees except faculty members, according to the email sent… Continue Reading Corinthian Colleges issue company-wide furlough

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Food Challenge begins today

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Food Challenge begins today

Several Colorado Springs leaders will start the Celebrity Council Food Assistance Challenge Monday. It’s one of several events taking place during Hunger Action Month. By accepting the Food Assistance Challenge, the persons commit to eating all their meals from a limited food budget comparable to someone receiving food stamps. The participants will share their experiences… Continue Reading Food Challenge begins today

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Women’s chamber director resigns

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Women’s chamber director resigns

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Linda Mojer resigned from the organization recently. Mojer had been with the organization more than six years, most recently as executive director. The executive search process will begin Oct. 1; Lisa Yens has been named interim executive director. Most recently, Yens had been vice president of… Continue Reading Women’s chamber director resigns

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Tri-Lakes Cares announced Thursday it has been honored with a 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” said Haley Chapin, executive director of Tri-Lakes Cares. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including Nonprofit of the Year through… Continue Reading Tri-Lakes Cares honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

Proponents of the City for Champions proposal cheered Thursday afternoon when their vision was approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission. The Colorado Springs public relations department issued the following news release: “City for Champions reached an important milestone today when the final resolution was unanimously approved by the Colorado State Economic Development Commission.… Continue Reading State EDC approves City for Champions proposal

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The City of Colorado Springs announced Thursday morning it has been made aware of a pattern of scam phone calls being placed to residents. The calls claim to be from the city’s sales tax office and that residents are at risk of arrest or indictment for tax evasion if a payment is not immediately made,… Continue Reading City: Beware of scam phone calls

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