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State Games called a “home run” for city

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The final athlete participation count hit a near-record 10,312 with competitors from 48 states coming to Colorado Springs for the third straight year.Opening ceremonies were held on July 30 at the Colorado Springs World Arena drew a sellout throng of 9,522 fans to see 2008 Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist and hometown hero Henry Cejudo… Continue Reading State Games called a “home run” for city

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City approves USOC deal

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At a brief and sparsely attended meeting this afternoon, City Council approved the new economic development agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee and agreed to settle the lawsuit that LandCo Equity Partners filed against the city in federal court.
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Myers headlines Veteran’s Day luncheon

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Retired Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers will speak at the Veteran’s Day Celebration Luncheon on Nov. 11 as part of the 2009 Symposium VII at The Broadmoor. As chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, Myers responded to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He served as the principal military advisor to the president, the… Continue Reading Myers headlines Veteran’s Day luncheon

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Regional Business News

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New state E.D. director on job creation New state economic development director Don Morostica talked to the Denver Post about his ideas for creating jobs and finding ways to lure business to Colorado without using incentive money. He said he’s confident the state, which he said has fewer incentive resources, can find createive ways to attract big companies to Colorado.… Continue Reading Regional Business News

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Chevy Volt to get 230 miles per gallon in city

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(A.P) – General Motors Corp. new Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car is expected to get 230 miles per gallon of gasoline in city driving, more than four times the mileage of the current champion, the Toyota Prius, according to GM executives. The Volt is powered by an electric motor and a battery pack with a… Continue Reading Chevy Volt to get 230 miles per gallon in city

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Vestas seeking warehouse, production workers

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Vestas Nacelles America Inc., in partnership with SOS Staffing, is hosting a career and information forum on Sept. 24 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton. The company, which makes high-tech wind power systems, needs employees for the assembly and blade factory it is building in Brighton. Three sessions will be held in… Continue Reading Vestas seeking warehouse, production workers

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Attorney Lindsay Fischer, who has publicly expressed doubts about the legality of the city’s plan to fund the economic development agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee, says the city is making last-minute changes to the deal’s funding structure.

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Overnight closures for I-25 at Baptist Road

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Interstate 25 will be closed for two nights this week for girder installation as part of the I-25/Baptist Road Interchange reconstruction project. Beginning at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, one northbound land and one southbound lane will be closed for barrier removal and crane placement. At 10 p.m., I-25 will be closed to all traffic… Continue Reading Overnight closures for I-25 at Baptist Road

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Celebrating 20 years of Springs business

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In 1989, the average cost of new house was $120,000, George Bush became the 41st president, Batman was the top-grossing movie and The Colorado Springs Business Journal was founded. Celebrate the CSBJ’s 20th anniversary with us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 20 at Stargazers Theater. A coffee table book commemorating the people and events… Continue Reading Celebrating 20 years of Springs business

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Residents interested in improved, coordinated specialized transportation services for older adults and those with disabilities or low incomes have until Aug.14 to make their opinions heard. The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is seeking comment about a proposed amendment to its coordination plan. The multi-jurisdictional organization, which includes 15 municipal and county governments, also has requested input about the funding requests… Continue Reading Input sought for transportation plan

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