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Work has started on the $15 million condo project, 28 West, that will overlook Monument Valley Park. The location at 28 West Monument St. sat vacant for years without any building plans until architect David Barber, builder Mike Branan and developer Bob Elliott announced plans for the project last fall. But, in Colorado Springs many… Continue Reading Monument Valley Park condos on their way up

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Want to know what the plans are for this year’s Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade, Fan Fest and Pride Fest in downtown Colorado Springs? The City of Colorado Springs’ Special Events Committee will host a meeting to discuss the events at 1:30 p.m. May 12 in the Regional Building Department, 2880 International Circle. The… Continue Reading Meeting scheduled to discuss rodeo parade, Fan Fest and Pride Fest

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While there’s good, even if surprising, news from the mortgage employment sector – that hiring has shot up – persistent layoffs are outnumbered hirings, leaving a net job loss in the sector, according to MortgageDaily.com. Mortgage layoffs exceeded hiring by 1,751 during the first quarter, improving from a net loss of 7,783 positions in the prior… Continue Reading Mortgage sector hiring again – but not yet stemming losses

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For the first time in the state’s history, an overnight operation moved 167,000 courses of antiviral medications to fight the H1N1, or swine, flu to 13 different sites throughout the state, including El Paso County, even though there have been no confirmed cases in the county. Shipments were made to Alamosa, Araphahoe, Boulder, Denver, Eagle,… Continue Reading State, El Paso County haul in H1N1 medication

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Estee Lauder profit falls 70 percent

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(A.P.) Cosmetics company Estee Lauder on Monday said its fiscal third-quarter profit slid 70 percent due to restructuring charges and declining sales, but results managed to beat analysts’ estimates. The company, which is in the midst of a restructuring under a new chief executive, earned $27.2 million, or 14 cents per share, compared with $90.1… Continue Reading Estee Lauder profit falls 70 percent

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Wind energy has received a favorable report from the Department of Labor, just as Colorado made the list of top 10 states for wind energy production and the General Assembly considers new “green” energy legislation during the final days of the session. The DOE study shows that renewable electricity standard would reduce fuel prices for all sectors,… Continue Reading Renewable energy receives favorable support state, federal levels

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Colorado Springs hospitals are working together to prevent the spread of H1N1 swine flu.

Both Penrose-St Francis Health Services and Memorial Health System have agreed on visitor protocols to prevent the flu. People with weak immune systems, women who are pregnant, children younger than 12 or anyone with a fever, cough or sore throat should not visit patients at either hospital.

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Economist sees unintended consequences

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Next time a proposed regulation sounds good – give it a litmus test before supporting it. “If you want to support legislation, make a list of all the ways people will think to bypass it – legally and illegally – and then, if the benefits outweigh the consequences, then go ahead,” said Dr. Elliot Eisenberg,… Continue Reading Economist sees unintended consequences

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Don’t let the suits fool you

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Mountaineers usually take four weeks to summit 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, including travel time. Flying to Alaska, acclimating, climbing to high camp, waiting for a weather window, summiting, descending and flying in a tiny plane back to Anchorage – it all takes plenty of time. But Chris Blees, CEO of BiggsKofford P.C., isn’t your average mountaineer… Continue Reading Don’t let the suits fool you

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Marketers becoming savvy at promoting sustainable sheen Polar bears are drowning. Heat waves are killing people every year. About 30 percent of all species are threatened by rising temperatures. Death, famine, disease – all attributed to a planet on fire from global warming. So what to do? Have a fashion show. Take your own bags… Continue Reading All that glitters isn’t green

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