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Crowley: El Paso County recession over

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New economic data suggests that El Paso County is pulling out of the recession. Jobs, housing numbers, car sales and the return of Fort Carson soldiers are some of the economic indicators that point to an emerging economy, said University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Senior Economist Fred Crowley. Real wages are expected to increase for… Continue Reading Crowley: El Paso County recession over

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The American Medical Association supports the federal health care reform bill, House Bill 3200, but it acknowledges that there is still work to be done. “As physicians, we all want to make sure we are caring for patients,” said Dr. James Rohack, president of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. “We want to… Continue Reading AMA meets with Colorado doctors to push for reform

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El Paso County Administrator Jeff Greene has been named “National County Leader of the Year” for 2009 by the National Association of Counties. “From reorganizing all departments to working through huge deficits to balance the budget, County Administrator Jeff Greene has spent the last year moving El Paso County, Colorado through troubled times,” according to… Continue Reading Greene named ‘National County Leader of the Year’

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Small local companies win military projects

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Two local companies have won multiple Air Force contracts based on funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

APM Construction has received a $182,554 and a $26,694 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base to build an aircraft system and a series of speed tables.

TDF Construction received an $85,850 contract to build a dorm support facility, a $194,000 contract to relocate a transformer activities center area and a $434,700 contract to repair the HVAC system in an administrative building.

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Outstanding Colorado women sought

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Nominations for the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame class of 2010 are being accepted through Aug. 26. The class of inductees is selected by an independent panel of community members from across Colorado who review the nominations. The 2010 inductees will be announced during November. The 2010 Induction Gala is scheduled for March 18, 2010, at the Denver Marriott… Continue Reading Outstanding Colorado women sought

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One hundred years ago, insurance probably was one of the last things business owners thought about. But technology, litigation and the Internet have permanently changed the cultural and business landscape of America, not to mention the world. And insurance has evolved. “Insurance mimics society — it’s ever-changing, based on the way people do business,” said… Continue Reading Business and personal insurance: Don’t leave home without it

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To invest or not to invest?

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Commercial real estate has begun to spin through its own recessionary spiral.
As a result, a new category – distressed commercial real estate – has become an increasingly attractive commodity to some investors. Continue Reading To invest or not to invest?

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Oda Roozeboom has come a long way since she grew up in the Philippines. She is now the vice president of professional services at Memorial Health System. Despite their poverty, Roozeboom’s parents provided for their children and taught them not to be defined by their circumstances. When she left the Philippines, she landed a job… Continue Reading Roozeboom helping Memorial to do more with less

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Forbes ranks AFA seventh best in nation

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As cadets begin their fall semester today, they do so at the No. 7 undergraduate institution in the nation, according to Forbes. Forbes released its second annual America’s Best Colleges rankings yesterday. The rankings are compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, which evaluated 600 undergrad colleges.  The rankings are based… Continue Reading Forbes ranks AFA seventh best in nation

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Intermittent lane closures on Woodmen Road

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Drivers should be aware of intermittent lane closures, on westbound Woodmen Road between McLaughlin and Meridian Roads, from today through Aug. 21.  Construction crews are adding an additional storm drain to improve drainage in the westbound Woodmen turn-lanes to southbound Meridian Road.  The lane closures will alternate to allow the storm drain to be installed from the… Continue Reading Intermittent lane closures on Woodmen Road

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