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Anne Castle, a Denver partner at law firm Holland & Hart LLP, has been confirmed as assistant secretary of the Interior for Water and Science. Castle will oversee water and science policy for the sprawling land-use agency, and will be responsible for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey. “Anne Castle has… Continue Reading Holland & Hart attorney takes cabinet position

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Vendor deadline for Green Fair July 13

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The deadline for the city’s 2009 Green Fair is July 13. Click here for an application for booth space, which costs $50. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by July 21. Organizers are particularly interested in recycling, alternative transportation, green building and/or green education. Booth fees are due by July 31, 2009. For more information,… Continue Reading Vendor deadline for Green Fair July 13

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49th Annual Street Breakfast tomorrow

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The 49th annual street breakfast is scheduled from 5:30 to 9 a.m. tomorrow at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Steet. The breakfast of eggs, pancakes, coffee, milk and juice is prepared and served by Fort Carson soldiers. Breakfast tokens are $5 and may be purchased at the breakfast. Proceeds from the breakfast… Continue Reading 49th Annual Street Breakfast tomorrow

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  Gun maker Smith & Wesson reported a fourth-fiscal-quarter, net-sales increase of nearly 20 percent, a sales jump of about $99.5 million. That surpassed the net sales limit of $83.1 million for the same quarter last year. Consumers are snatching up handguns across the country at a record pace. Ammunition has been scarce in Colorado… Continue Reading Gun sales skyrocket as fear drives demand

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Colorado ranks sixth for brain health

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Colorado ranks sixth in the nation for “brain healthy” activities, according to the life’sDHA Index of Brain Health. The organization evaluated the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 21 health indicators – diet, physical health, mental health and social well being. Colorado ranked behind the District of Columbia, Maryland, Washington, Vermont and… Continue Reading Colorado ranks sixth for brain health

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Kaiser to open Pueblo clinic

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Kaiser Permanente plans to open a medical office in the Parkwest Medical Complex in Pueblo. The offices will be the health plan’s first in the area and will house three primary care doctors. Kaiser will offer a complete pharmacy and basic lab and X-ray services. The three Kaiser physicians also will work with doctors from Pueblo… Continue Reading Kaiser to open Pueblo clinic

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to sign into law an anti-smoking bill that will give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented authority to regulate tobacco. Obama is scheduled to sign the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act during an event Monday in the Rose Garden. The law allows the FDA to… Continue Reading Light, low tar cigarettes could disappear with Smoking Prevention Act

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Saunders leaving Chamber of Commerce

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Joan Saunders, the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce chief operating and financial officer since 2007, has accepted a job as CEO of Pet Care Services Association, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit organization. Her departure will be effective July 20. Chamber representatives said they have already begun receiving applications for Saunder’s job.

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Only 5 percent of small business owners polled by the Small Business Research Board said the economy is showing signs of significant recovery. Nearly 36 percent of small business owners believe the economy is just starting to show signs of recovery. About 25 percent said the economy has bottomed out and could begin recovering during… Continue Reading Few small businesses say economy is recovering

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Supreme Court to consider sex-offender law

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a federal law that permits sex offenders to be kept behind bars after they complete their prison terms.The justices, acting Monday, say they will consider the Obama administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling that invalidated the law. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of… Continue Reading Supreme Court to consider sex-offender law

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