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Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy opens

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The Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy opened today at 4220 E. Pikes Peak Ave. with more than 500 students, 42 teachers and onsite support from the Space Foundation. The aerospace-themed middle school was created through a partnerhsip between the foundation and School District 11. The academy is named in honor of Colorado native and astronaut John L.… Continue Reading Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy opens

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North Gate closed to bicyclists

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Bicyclists will not be allowed to enter the U.S. Air Force Academy through the North Gate because of a construction project that began Aug. 12 and is scheduled to end Oct. 11. Because of safety concerns with ongoing construction on North Gate Boulevard, all bicyclists attempting to enter the installation will be directed to the… Continue Reading North Gate closed to bicyclists

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Job seekers can skip the job fairs, but need to brush up on social skills and networking, say researchers from the job-placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Networking is the most valuable tool for job seekers, their most recent survey said, followed by social/professional networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The survey of… Continue Reading Looking for a job? Network, skip job fairs

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Home sales statistics for the Pikes Peak region seem to be improving slightly and are impressing a number of national real estate industry researchers. In its online real estate feature story, “Best Cities for a Housing Recovery,” Forbes.com listed Colorado Springs No. 3 on its top 10 list of cities most likely to return from the downturn, based… Continue Reading Prices soft, but local home market impressing researchers

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Selection of a general contractor to complete interior work on the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters building at 27 S. Tejon St. will be handled through a formal city bid process. “There is no inside track,” said city spokeswoman Sue Skiffington-Blumberg. Lee Jenniges will be the city’s contact for the project award. The deadline for responses to the… Continue Reading RFP published to finish USOC building

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Commercial real estate vacancy rates are at an all-time high, according to a Hoff and Leigh real estate market report that tracks local properties for sale. The report says Class B office building vacancy rates are hovering around 38 percent. Class A vacancy rates are at about 25 percent. The historical norm for Class A vacancy is… Continue Reading Commercial real estate vacancies at all-time high

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Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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The Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference has a new home – and a new reach. Once directed by Fort Carson, the conference is now part of the Catamount Institute’s Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network. The event is scheduled Nov. 3-4 at the Doubletree Hotel. More than 800 business leaders, owners, community leaders, vendors and military personnel… Continue Reading Sustainability conference scheduled Nov. 3-4

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Gloriod merges with Prudential Rocky Mountain

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Gloriod and Associates Inc. has merged with Prudential Rocky Mountain, Realtors.

The combined company will operate as Prudential Rocky Mountain, Realtors – with 180 sales professionals, six offices and a presence extending from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs.
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Nonprofits on the clock

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Only 4 months left to comply with changes affecting 403(b) plans Time is running out for nonprofit organizations that sponsor 403(b) plans to adopt a formal defined contribution plan document. Two years ago, the Internal Revenue Service revised Form 5500, subjecting 403(b) plans to the same audit and reporting requirements as Employee Retirement Income Security… Continue Reading Nonprofits on the clock

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While the American Medical Association is throwing its support behind the House version of the health care reform bill, providers say there’s still a lot of work to be done. The AMA says House Bill 3200 offers the best chance for administrative reform, while also maintaining the doctor-patient relationship. “The bottom line, for doctors, is… Continue Reading Docs line up behind House version of health care reform

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