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Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

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Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced Thursday they have agreed to a two-year player development contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that will run through the 2016 season. The National League Brewers become the third affiliate in the history of the Sky Sox, following the Cleveland Indians (1988-1992) and the Colorado Rockies (1993-2014). This will also… Continue Reading Sky Sox, Brewers announce affiliation agreement

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City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

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Colorado Springs and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) apparently have settled their multi-year dispute concerning the withdrawal of Memorial Health System from PERA. Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Springs City Council met behind closed doors in executive session in a “special meeting” prior to a regularly scheduled meeting as the Utility Board. In attendance:… Continue Reading City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

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New county employment programs aimed at women, girls

The Women’s Resource Agency announced this week two new programs designed to benefit women and girls in the Pikes Peak region. First, WRA’s restructured “Career Dynamics” program will help and support women to find work through a structured, step-by-step, strengths-based and holistic approach. Second, the new “InterCept at Work” program is a quarterly, four-hour Saturday… Continue Reading New county employment programs aimed at women, girls

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Colorado ranks high in bankruptcy

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Colorado has one of the worst bankruptcy rates in the nation, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development, which released the information Wednesday. In this state, five out of 1,000 people have filed for bankruptcy. This ranks Colorado 44th highest in the nation, behind Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada and Utah. The national bankruptcy… Continue Reading Colorado ranks high in bankruptcy

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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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