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Community Supported Agriculture, or co-op farms, are sprouting up across America – even here in Colorado Springs.  Colorado has 214 farms operating as community supported agriculture, and there are more than 2,000 nationwide. “Less than 1 percent of people in this country are involved in growing their own food,” said Frank Stonaker, assistant professor of… Continue Reading Communities farming together in search of fresh, local produce

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Penrose earns Blue distinction

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named a Blue distinction center for Cardiac Care – one of only three hospitals in the state to receive the designation. Blue Distinction Centers must be accredited by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Joint Commission, provide a wide-range of cardiac services and have medical response teams available 24 hours… Continue Reading Penrose earns Blue distinction

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City terminates deal with LandCo, USOC

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The City of Colorado Springs has terminated the Economic Development Agreement with LandCo Equity Partners and the U.S. Olympic Committee regarding “USOC facilities.” The facilities include a downtown headquarters building for the USOC, renovation of the National Governing Bodies building and work at the Olympic Training Center. The city also terminated the Purchase and Sale Agreement between the… Continue Reading City terminates deal with LandCo, USOC

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Hundreds of senior citizens will converge on Denver June 3 for the 2009 Salute to Seniors conference at the Colorado Convention Center. The event is being billed as a networking and marketing resource for seniors and caregivers. More than 130 vendors are expected to be on hand with products and senior-specific information. The theme for… Continue Reading Senior citizen conference scheduled for June 3

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The biggest benefit of last fall’s Troubled Asset Recovery Program was that financial companies like Countrywide, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo increased their quarterly residential mortgage business by $134 million, according to the Treasury Department. Even monthly loan originations jumped. Mortgages, home equity lines of credit and other consumer loans increased during March,… Continue Reading Residential lending steadies, commercial stays slow

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Colorado Springs could get a summer tourism boost from driving vacationers this year. About 85 percent of tourist travel in the city comes from people within the state – and global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas says those markets will fare best during the upcoming tourism season. Destinations that rely heavily on tourists who… Continue Reading Recession could boost Springs’ drive-in tourism

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LONDON (AP) – An American Airlines pilot failed a breath test at London’s Heathrow airport, the airline said Thursday. American said the pilot was given the test Wednesday after airport security staff alerted police. The pilot, whom the airline declined to name, was supposed to operate a flight with 204 passengers to Chicago. The flight… Continue Reading American Airlines pilot fails alcohol breath test

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Lynne Telford is leaving her position as executive director of the Springs’ Center for Nonprofit Excellence to work full time as Chief Operating Officer of the Pikes Peak United Way. That leaves the CNE top position open. Resumes and applications are due June 1. Telford had recently been juggling jobs at both the CNE and… Continue Reading CNE’s Telford steps down, executive director position open

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Colorado Springs business groups sent a statement of opposition yesterday to Gov. Bill Ritter’s support of legislation that blocks the sale Pinon Canon land – and they didn’t mince words. “Members of the Quality Community Group are stunned and extremely disappointed with the governor’s expressed intent to sign HB 1317,” the statement said. “All the arguments… Continue Reading Springs groups send strong message to Governor Ritter

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Colorado Springs Credit Union has changed its name to Aventa Credit Union. Don’t run for Webster’s or dictionary.com. The name is made up – and meant to reflect the local friendly culture, credit union officials say. The credit union was established in 1957 as the Colorado Springs Employees Credit Union to serve utilities employees, but… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Credit Union takes new name

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