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U.S.Highway 24 closures this weekend

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The Colorado Department of Transportation will close Platte Avenue, which is U.S. Highway 24, at the Peterson Boulevard Interchange this weekend for bridge paving, waterproofing and joint work. At 8 a.m. Saturday, June 27, eastbound and wesbound lanes will be closed. All traffic will be detoured around to the off- and on-ramps. Westbound U.S. 24 will… Continue Reading U.S.Highway 24 closures this weekend

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People on the Move

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Mary Lou Makepeace has received the Community Diversity Award from Colorado College. She is executive director of the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado. Julie Daniel has received the President’s Medal from the Society of American Military Engineers. She is director of business development for Farnsworth Group Inc. Tom Voake has qualified to receive the… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Denver is America’s best city to buy a home, according to a Forbes magazine ranking of the top 25 large U.S. metro areas. Phoenix was ranked No. 2 , followed by Boston, San Diego and Los Angeles. Las Vegas and Detroit rounded out the bottom of the list. Colorado Springs was not included on the… Continue Reading Forbes rates Denver as America’s best city to buy a home

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Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera began lobbying the city to relax its policy on skybridges long before LandCo’s U.S. Olympic Committee development proposal, which includes a skybridge, was made known to City Council, according to Vice Mayor Larry Small. On Sept. 27, 2007, Rivera summoned the Board of the Downtown Development Authority to a meeting… Continue Reading Update: LandCo reps at meeting where mayor lobbied for skybridge

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Garden of the Gods was named one of the nation’s top “unheralded attractions” by tripadvisor.com. The city-owned park claimed the No. 2 spot on the online travel community list of the top five free attractions in the country. “Its name does not overstate the beauty and scale of this impressive sight,” the report said. “The Garden… Continue Reading Garden of the Gods an ‘unheralded attraction’

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Among the hail, lightning and wildland fires, the summer season also carries many risks – and reasons to update insurance policies.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – New U.S. home sales dipped slightly last month, in another sign that the housing market recovery is likely to be gradual and prolonged. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales edged down 0.6 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 342,000, from a downwardly revised April rate of 344,000.… Continue Reading May new home sales dip 0.6 percent nationwide

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A number of businesses are moving away from the Bijou Street business corridor between Tejon Street and Cascade Avenue. The moves have been prompted by a number of factors, including a desire to be on Tejon, a chance to cash in on lower Tejon Street rental rates and a desire to get away from the… Continue Reading Business moves shake up Bijou business corridor

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Judge choices down to three

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The Fourth Judicial District has named three finalists to fill the judge position vacated by James Patterson, who is retiring June 30. The three nominees are Robin Lynn Chittum, Michael Flynn Feeney and Marla Prudek. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Tuesday, June 23 to appoint one of the nominees as… Continue Reading Judge choices down to three

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Fewer travelers this Fourth of July

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Auto club AAA says fewer people will be traveling this July Fourth holiday, even though gas is far cheaper this year and falling. AAA said Wednesday that it expects 37.1 million travelers to take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this year, a decrease of 1.9 percent… Continue Reading Fewer travelers this Fourth of July

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