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UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

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UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

In concert with local mass media and community partners, the UCCS will host a Colorado Springs mayoral candidate forum at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in Berger Hall. The university will join with the Colorado Springs Business Journal, Colorado Springs Independent, KKTV, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Regional Leaders Forum, Downtown Partnership and the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute… Continue Reading UCCS to host mayor candidate forum

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Temple Grandin to speak in Springs

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Temple Grandin to speak in Springs

World-renowned scientist, author and autism-awareness advocate Temple Grandin will speak this Friday at a conference in Colorado Springs, according to Springs-based nonprofit Cheyenne Village. Grandin will discuss the challenges she has faced as someone with autism and share her insights into dealing with the disorder to improve quality of life, according to a Cheyenne Village… Continue Reading Temple Grandin to speak in Springs

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South Academy revitalization starts with improvements study

The city of Colorado Springs recently kicked off the next step in its efforts to revitalize the South Academy Boulevard Corridor. A Planning and Environmental Linkages Study is underway for the Hancock Expressway and Academy Boulevard intersection.  The project team, citizens and stakeholders are in the process of identifying existing conditions and future transportation challenges,… Continue Reading South Academy revitalization starts with improvements study

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Health foundation hires financial consulting firm

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation’s board of trustees has selected Denver firm Watershed Investment Consultants, Inc. as its first financial consulting firm to oversee the foundation’s investments. Mayor Steve Bach approved the selection and City Council confirmed it during its Feb. 10 formal session. According to a news release from the health foundation, “the board… Continue Reading Health foundation hires financial consulting firm

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Victor gold mine company for sale

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Victor gold mine company for sale

Bloomberg News reported today that AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., principal owner of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. in Teller County, is looking at selling some of its “key operating assets.” While AngloGold CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan declined to specify which assets were being considered for sale, the company is seeking to reduce its $3.1… Continue Reading Victor gold mine company for sale

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Downtown Colorado Springs launches INTERSECTION

Downtown Colorado Springs announced a new program “that will add to the visual vibrancy and character of downtown’s urban streetscape,” according to a news release from the Downtown Partnership. INTERSECTION will feature original designs on 12 downtown traffic signal cabinets, located at intersections throughout downtown. “INTERSECTION is part of a larger initiative to improve the… Continue Reading Downtown Colorado Springs launches INTERSECTION

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Space Symposium opening ceremony to feature awards, performances

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Monday details of its 31st Space Symposium opening ceremony, which is set to include awards and special performances. The kickoff event, scheduled for April 13 at The Broadmoor in southwest Colorado Springs, will “be highlighted by a stunningly unique animation-based digital performance by Enra, a visual dance troupe from Japan that… Continue Reading Space Symposium opening ceremony to feature awards, performances

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SafeSplash Swim School expanding to Springs

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SafeSplash Swim School, a warm water swim school dedicated to children’s swimming lessons, is expanding to Colorado Springs. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at 13171 Bass Pro Drive just east of the Bass Pro Shops at Interstate 25 and Northgate Boulevard. The Colorado Springs school is SafeSplash’s 10th location in… Continue Reading SafeSplash Swim School expanding to Springs

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Go Code receives Harvard recognition

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Go Code receives Harvard recognition

Go Code Colorado, the country’s first statewide civic app challenge, has been recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a “Bright Idea.” The Kennedy School recognized the Go Code, of which Colorado Springs was one of five competing cities, through its Innovations in American Government Awards program, according to a news release. “Go Code Colorado, at… Continue Reading Go Code receives Harvard recognition

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Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

Colorado would create a new grant program to help farmers produce healthy, nutritious foods for public school kids, under a bill sponsored by Rep. Faith Winter (D-Westminster), according to a news release distributed by Healthier Colorado. From 1–3 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 20, at the Mountain Song Community School, 2904 West Kiowa St., residents will build and… Continue Reading Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

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