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Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan, has named Troy Stubbings as director of business operations and market expansion for the health plan’s Southern Colorado service area. In this role, Stubbings will lead business development and operational work.  Stubbings has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 17 years. During this time he’s… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente announces director of business operations for Southern Colorado

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Colorado employment rate on the rise

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Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 6,200 jobs from January to February in Colorado, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,400 and government increased 800, totaling 2,422,300 jobs for the state. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate in February remained unchanged at 6.1 percent. The number of… Continue Reading Colorado employment rate on the rise

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UCCS to host food sustainability event

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UCCS will host an event April 9 focusing on issues surrounding food sustainability and how it relates to the Pikes Peak region. The university invites the public to Food Revolution: A Sustainnovation Celebration, which will feature informational booths, lectures, panel discussions, games and an award ceremony, according to a Thursday news release. “This year’s Sustainnovation… Continue Reading UCCS to host food sustainability event

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El Paso County most populous: US Census Bureau

El Paso County is the most populous county in Colorado, with 655,044 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which reported this week where the heaviest population growth was in Colorado last year. The fastest-growing county in Colorado between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013, was Denver County, whose population rose 6.5 percent over… Continue Reading El Paso County most populous: US Census Bureau

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Study: Colorado 10th state least dependent on federal government

A recent study by personal finance social network WalletHub found Colorado the 10th state least dependent on the federal government. The report ranked the state eighth in lowest return of federal income tax ($0.84), 15th in highest independent state revenue and 35th in lowest number of federal employees per capita (10.67). WalletHub compared 50 states… Continue Reading Study: Colorado 10th state least dependent on federal government

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Volunteer needed on regional board

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Volunteer needed on regional board

The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Community Advisory Committee. The Committee is a non-technical body comprised of volunteers who offer a citizen’s perspective on items like transportation, the environment and military growth impacts in the region. It also is in place… Continue Reading Volunteer needed on regional board

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Springs resident named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

Jan Erickson, President of Janska LLC in Colorado Springs has been named Colorado’s Small Business Person of the Year, The U.S. Small Business Association announced Tuesday. Erickson, will be recognized by the Administration during an event in Washington, D.C., May 15-16, according to a news release. “We are honored to be able to recognize Jan Erickson… Continue Reading Springs resident named Colorado Small Business Person of the Year

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AmeriCorps hiring for summer

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AmeriCorps hiring for summer

Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs is hiring 70 people between the ages of 18 and 24 to do conservation and restoration work outdoors, all summer. These Corpsmembers will make a $320 a week and earn a $1,468 AmeriCorps scholarship for completing the summer season. “An awesome summer job? A pathway to a career… Continue Reading AmeriCorps hiring for summer

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Health Dept. to host tobacco focus group

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The El Paso County Public Health Department announced earlier this week that it will host next week a focus group on tobacco use and prevention among the region’s youth. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the El Paso County Citizen Service Center to “discuss attitudes and perceptions around… Continue Reading Health Dept. to host tobacco focus group

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The Space Foundation announced Monday that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. will be the featured speaker at the organization’s Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner in May. The ceremony will take place at the Broadmoor Hotel May 22, wrapping up the Foundation’s 30th annual Space Symposium, according to a news release. The release said that… Continue Reading NASA head to keynote Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner

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