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Colorado’s rural areas are facing a serious shortage of health care providers — but Kaiser Permanente is giving $2.4 million to the University of Colorado at Denver’s Health Science Center to help train more medical professionals who will work in isolated areas the state. The money will establish an Interdisciplinary Rural Training and Service Program,… Continue Reading Kaiser donates $2.4 million to shore up rural care

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Freedom names replacement CEO

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Freedom Communications has named Burl Osborne, former publisher of The Dallas Morning News and former chairman of the board of The Associated Press, as its new CEO. He will take over next month for Scott Flanders, who left the job to take the helm at Playboy Enterprises. Osborne has served on Freedom’s board as an independent… Continue Reading Freedom names replacement CEO

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Would-be entrepreneurs eyeing franchises

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When people find themselves without a job (read, laid off because of the economy), it opens new chapters in their lives. But the declines on Wall Street and Main Street have led to increases in entrepreneurship. Nationally, new business activity increased in all regions (except the Midwest) during 2008, according to the Kauffman Index of… Continue Reading Would-be entrepreneurs eyeing franchises

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Two million dollar commercial deals closed

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They don’t happen every day. In fact, since the recession began, million dollar deals have become the exception rather than the rule — except during the past few weeks when two high-dollar deals were closed. Peak Commercial Properties broker John Rodgers contacted the CSBJ with news of a significant industrial building sale at 6035 Galley… Continue Reading Two million dollar commercial deals closed

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The total number of people on the unemployment insurance rolls dropped for the first time since early January, the government said Thursday, while new claims for benefits rose slightly.The report shows that job losses are easing after companies made deep cuts earlier this year. But it’s not clear whether recipients of unemployment… Continue Reading Jobless benefit numbers drop by nearly 6.7 million

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People on the Move – June 18, 2009

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Betsy Wernet has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. as a broker associate in the north office. She was a registered nurse for 14 years before becoming a licensed Realtor. Paul Jensen has joined Re/Max Properties Inc. as a broker associate in the north office. He was a firefighter and paramedic for 14 years, and also has… Continue Reading People on the Move – June 18, 2009

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A private research group says its forecast of economic activity rose in May, the second straight gain after seven months of declines. The Conference Board says its index of leading economic indicators, designed to forecast activity in the next three to six months, rose 1.2 percent. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected a 0.9 percent… Continue Reading Leading economic indicators up more than expected

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Gazette joins Yahoo Newspaper Consortium

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Crain’s BtoB magazine is reporting that The Gazette and its parent company’s flagship newspaper, the Orange County Register have joined the Yahoo Newspaper Consortium advertising network. Also joining the consortium were North Jersey Media Group’s The Record and Herald News and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Since its debut in 2006 with 176 newspapers, the consortium… Continue Reading Gazette joins Yahoo Newspaper Consortium

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Focus on the Family officials said President Barack Obama’s decision to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees undermines marriage as society’s most pro-child institution. They also said the president effectivly thumbed his nose at the rule of law with the announcement. “It’s a settled principle of moral tradition and social science that says… Continue Reading Focus: Obama thumbing nose at rule of law with same-sex benefits

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United States Air Force Academy officials said today they plan to cover Falcon Field, the Academy’s baseball field, completely with turf.  Previously only the infield had been covered with artificial turf, but now both the infield and outfield will sport the faux grass. The new turf is being manufactured and installation is expected to begin later this… Continue Reading Falcon Field getting rid of grass, installing turf instead

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