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Groups to host event focused on hiring vets

Three Colorado organizations have teamed up to encourage local companies and nonprofits to hire veterans and will host an event Feb. 26 to iterate that point. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center  partnered with the Small Business Development Center and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center to host the day-long event, which will expose employers to recruiting… Continue Reading Groups to host event focused on hiring vets

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Veteran-owned small business celebrates 25 years

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Veteran-owned small business celebrates 25 years

Air Academy Associates is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, incorporated in Colorado Springs 25 years ago. A leader in knowledge-based management systems, Air Academy Associates focuses on design and implementing Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma and Systematic Innovation. The company has directly led improvement activities in construction, defense, energy, food services, financial and insurance… Continue Reading Veteran-owned small business celebrates 25 years

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Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit reports ridership is up, according to a news release distributed by the city, which stated the local fixed-route bus service provided nearly 3 million one-way trips during 2014. That puts ridership up 10 percent over 2013, which came in at just over 2.6 million one-way trips. MMT attributed the increase… Continue Reading Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

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Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

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Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

The Space Foundation will offer an expanded version of its Technical Track program for the 31st Space Symposium, with 46 presentations on April 13 and 14. The 31st Space Symposium will be held April 13 – 16 at The Broadmoor and is expected to attract thousands of participants from the global space community. Tech Track… Continue Reading Tech Track expands during Space Symposium

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Pikes Peak Community College will offer free tax-preparation assistance to low-to-moderate-income families this tax season, the school said in a news release. PPCC partnered with Denver-based Piton Foundation to offer the free services through the Tax Help Colorado Program. Internal Revenue Service-certified PPCC students will prepare and e-file tax returns for households earning less than $52,000… Continue Reading PPCC to offer free tax preparation for lower-income locals

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Rosetta team to win Swigert Award

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Rosetta team to win Swigert Award

During 2014, the remarkable success of the Rosetta Comet Mission, led by the European Space Agency (ESA), fascinated followers around the world. In recognition of this astonishing accomplishment, the Space Foundation will present the Rosetta Comet Team with the 2015 John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. “The 2015 Swigert Award recognizes the… Continue Reading Rosetta team to win Swigert Award

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EPI: Manufacturing jobs pay well

Full-time manufacturing jobs for non-college degree workers pay a wage premium of more than $3,700 annually over jobs in other economic sectors and have a significant positive impact on the U.S. economy, according to a new report issued by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). In Colorado, the report shows, the average manufacturing worker makes $20.05… Continue Reading EPI: Manufacturing jobs pay well

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Academy cadet killed in skiing accident

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The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs announced Monday that one of its cadets has died from injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Cadet 4th Class John Lindsey was pronounced dead Saturday at the scene of the accident at Summit County’s Keystone Resort, according to an Academy news release. Summit County Coroner determined the cause… Continue Reading Academy cadet killed in skiing accident

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Lola Woloch to lead women’s chamber

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Lola Woloch to lead women’s chamber

Lola Woloch, president of Promotional Marketing Services, LLC, accepted a contract to lead the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, effective immediately. Woloch’s focus on driving results in business development, sales operations and marketing is considered essential to the continued success and growth of the organization, according to a release sent by the chamber. “Lola’s… Continue Reading Lola Woloch to lead women’s chamber

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Snider won’t run for re-election

Val Snider announced Friday morning on Facebook that he will not run for a second term on City Council. Here’s his post: 2015 CITY COUNCIL ELECTION CAMPAIGN RAMPS UP……FOR SOME After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I’d like to take my life in a new direction, other than running for another 4 years on… Continue Reading Snider won’t run for re-election

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