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Gazette parent cuts staff pay 5 percent

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The Orange County Register is reporting today that its parent company, Freedom Communications, which also owns The Gazette, will make an across-the-board employee pay cut effective July 13. The Register reported that the company has struggled financially due to the weak economy but that it also is struggling under $700 million in debt that it… Continue Reading Gazette parent cuts staff pay 5 percent

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Air Force officials announced today that the proposed 2010 fiscal-year budget calls for a U.S. Space Command personnel increase of 700. While Space Command is based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, the command also has a number of bases across the country. Still, if the budget is approved, it could mean that Peterson would see… Continue Reading Air Force proposes Space Command personnel increase of 700

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UCCS creating fifth doctoral degree program

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will offer a new doctoral degree in applied science.”This degree builds on the momentum of the completion of our new Science and Engineering building as well as a southern Colorado innovation strategy that relies on increased research activity by our faculty and advanced students,” said Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak.… Continue Reading UCCS creating fifth doctoral degree program

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Home prices fall 18 percent in April

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NEW YORK (AP) – There is a clear trend home prices declines are moderating – another sign the beleaguered housing market is stabilizing, according to data released Tuesday.While the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index of 20 major cities tumbled by 18.1 percent, it marked the third straight month the decline was not a record. And yearly… Continue Reading Home prices fall 18 percent in April

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Colorado’s online unemployment claims system crashed repeatedly during the weekend, leaving those required to file progress reports without a method to do so and many more worried they won’t receive their benefits. Technicians are working on the system and hope to have it fixed later this afternoon or tomorrow, but officials confirmed that the crash could… Continue Reading State’s online unemployment filing system crashes

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Affiliated Computer Services is expanding in Colorado and will be hiring 600 new employees in Colorado Springs, more than doubling its Colorado workforce. “ACS’ decision to locate these jobs in Colorado Springs proves this is a great place to do business,” said Colorado Governor Bill Ritter in a statement. “This announcement is a testament to… Continue Reading Affiliated Computers bringing 600 jobs to Springs

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Midwest and Frontier have entered a partnership that allows each carrier to sell tickets to the others’ flights. The deal will expand the number of destinations available to both airlines while consolidating ticketing and customer service functions. The agreement, which is scheduled to begin by late summer, will expand Frontier’s network by allowing its customers… Continue Reading Frontier, Midwest team to expand destinations

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Police get grants to catch car thieves

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Front Range police departments have received $2 million in grants from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority to help catch car thieves. Eight awards were given to seven multi-jurisdictional auto theft task forces made up of 34 law enforcement agencies. “The bad economy threatens to increase Colorado’s auto theft problem at a time when local… Continue Reading Police get grants to catch car thieves

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El Paso County launched a prescription discount program today that is available to its residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. The program is sponsored by the National Association of Counties, which has negotiated a high-volume discount with Caremark, which gets the medicine from the pharmaceutical companies. The average savings is 23 percent.  El Paso… Continue Reading County launches discount drug card program

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Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior Ken Salazar announced today that 24 tracts of federally owned land, including nearly 21,000 acres in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, will be studied as possible solar power providers. Known as Solar Energy Study Areas, the lands will be evaluated for their environmental and resource suitability for large-scale solar… Continue Reading 24 tracts of federal land to be studied for solar power

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