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Employment in Colorado increases

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 3,000 over the month from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 300 and government increased 3,300. Colorado has had 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of… Continue Reading Employment in Colorado increases

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Hazlehurst: Council puts kibosh on Xcel’s interest in Utilities

The Colorado Springs City Council (in its dual capacity as the Utility Board) met Wednesday and ignored Xcel Energy’s June 28 offer to enter into a non-disclosure agreement with Xcel subsidiary Public Service Company of Colorado “with the specific intent of exploring over the next 60 days if there is a value proposition that would… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Council puts kibosh on Xcel’s interest in Utilities

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Olympic Museum organizers wrap up USOC deal

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The U.S. Olympic Museum’s organizers announced Thursday that they have inked a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee for their project to be, in name and in fact, the official U.S. Olympic Museum. Here’s the press release: The United States Olympic Museum announced today that it has signed a 30-year agreement with the United States… Continue Reading Olympic Museum organizers wrap up USOC deal

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In small groups, meetings and conversations across Colorado Springs, deep discussions have been ongoing about what ballot issue (or issues) should go before local voters in the November election. The suspense won’t last much longer. By the end of July, El Paso County’s commissioners must decide as required by state law what countywide questions to… Continue Reading Hard to justify more than stormwater on November ballot

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First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

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First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

First Choice Emergency Room opened its new northern Colorado Springs facility Wednesday. The ER is First Choice Emergency Room’s third in Colorado Springs. The new Colorado Springs – North facility is at 13510 Meadowgrass Drive and is open around the clock. “Our entire team is pleased to be a part of this new facility and we… Continue Reading First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

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Foreclosure activity down

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Foreclosure activity down

Foreclosure activity in Colorado is at its lowest since the housing bubble burst in August 2006, according to RealtyTrac.com, a leading online marketplace for real estate data. A total of 613,874 properties in the U.S. Have defalt notices in the first half of 2014, a 19 percent decrease from the previous six months and down… Continue Reading Foreclosure activity down

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Bach: Change Utilities’ governance

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Bach: Change Utilities’ governance

Mayor Steve Bach’s official response to Xcel’s expressed interest in purchasing/leasing all or a part of Colorado Springs Utilities’ electrical generation facilities was measured and noncommittal. Here’s the official press release. “Mayor Steve Bach indicated today in response to media inquiries that he will not be weighing in on whether Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) should… Continue Reading Bach: Change Utilities’ governance

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Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

Memorial Hospital surgeons and radiation oncologists recently performed the first Intraoperative Radiation Therapy procedure in Southern Colorado, a treatment option now available in the region only at Memorial that will fundamentally improve the experiences of patients undergoing breast cancer therapy, according to a news release. Traditionally, breast cancer patients undergo lumpectomy, or removal of the… Continue Reading Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

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Ivywild and Curbside finalists for ‘green awards’

The Colorado chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council has announced finalists for its inaugural Commercial Real Estate Green Awards, including two Colorado Springs entities. Among the 15 finalists for the awards for new and existing buildings are the Ivywild School at 1604 S. Cascade Ave. and Curbside Cuisine at 225 N. Nevada Ave. The… Continue Reading Ivywild and Curbside finalists for ‘green awards’

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Harper named Cherwell Software president

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Harper named Cherwell Software president

Based in Colorado Springs, Cherwell Software announced Tuesday Craig Harper, former ServiceNow vice president of sales, will join the company as president, taking on responsibility for worldwide marketing, sales, services and support, and will report to CEO Vance Brown. Harper currently serves on the board of managers for Cherwell and brings a wealth of sales,… Continue Reading Harper named Cherwell Software president

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