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AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

The U.S. Air Force Academy awarded an Alaska-based contractor with more than $110 million in contracts to provide various support services. The Academy announced Thursday that Aleut Facilities Support Services LLC of Anchorage had won the two five-year contracts. Both contracts were set aside for small businesses, according to a news release. The first contract,… Continue Reading AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

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First step upcoming for new Academy visitor center

The Academy will move forward next month toward building a new visitor center just west of Interstate 25, according to Carlos Cruz-Gonzalez, the director of installations. Cruz-Gonzalez, in a news release, stated the Air Force’s Financial Management Center of Expertise in Denver conducted business case analyses on several alternatives, including sites at Falcon Stadium, on… Continue Reading First step upcoming for new Academy visitor center

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Council kills fee waiver for downtown developers

Colorado Springs City Council voted down a resolution Tuesday that would have waived fees for downtown residential development in an attempt to support urban infill projects. Councilors voted 5-4 to kill the proposed amendment to a 1973 ordinance pertaining to fees for the creation of new parks and schools throughout the city. The amendment —… Continue Reading Council kills fee waiver for downtown developers

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Mountain Equipment Recyclers gives $50,000 to charities

Mountain Equipment Recyclers has reached $50,000 in charitable giving since opening three years ago. The Colorado Springs retailer specializes in new and used outdoor gear and the business model was built around giving back to the community. Fifty percent of donated item sales and 5 percent of consigned item sales are given back to local… Continue Reading Mountain Equipment Recyclers gives $50,000 to charities

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St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

St. Francis Medical Center has been designated a Level III trauma center by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The designation is effective Aug. 1. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. “Designation as a Level III trauma center allows SFMC to provide additional resources and… Continue Reading St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

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New Moody Insurance Colorado Springs office opens

Rocky Mountain insurance provider Moody Insurance announced the opening of its new Briargate-area office, led by industry veterans Cheryl Harding and Erin Clay. The new office is located at 1880 Office Club Pointe in Colorado Springs. Both Harding and Clay are nationally recognized experts in the employee benefits field and specifically in the Colorado Springs market, working… Continue Reading New Moody Insurance Colorado Springs office opens

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Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit denied the governor’s request to rehear his claim that the plaintiffs’ constitutional challenge to TABOR should be dismissed on procedural grounds. In March, a three judge panel of the 10th Circuit unanimously decided the case should proceed to trial. Tuesday’s ruling upheld that decision. As… Continue Reading Lawsuit challenging TABOR moves forward

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Webinar targets investments

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Webinar targets investments

The Colorado Small Business Development Center is offering a webinar titled Colorado Emerging Ventures: Is your business ready for investment dollars? The free webinar will take place Wednesday from 7:30-9 a.m. The webinar will be presented from the Boulder SBDC office. Among others, the webinar will answer the question: What does it really mean to… Continue Reading Webinar targets investments

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Median home price rises in second quarter

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Median home price rises in second quarter

Most areas of Colorado experienced additional increases in housing prices during the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013 and compared to the first quarter of 2014, according to Quarterly Market Statistical Reports released this week by the Colorado Association of Realtors. The median price for single-family homes and condominiums-townhouses combined… Continue Reading Median home price rises in second quarter

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Space Foundation accepting lifetime achievement nominees

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Monday that it is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, an annual lifetime achievement award. The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award “recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space… Continue Reading Space Foundation accepting lifetime achievement nominees

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