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County economic development initiatives pass

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners has approved two economic development measures. The first was a contract between the state of Colorado’s Economic Development Commission and El Paso County, granting $12,500 to market and promote its enterprise zone, one of 16 in the state. The zone covers parts of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and… Continue Reading County economic development initiatives pass

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Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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The Associated Press NEW YORK _ The 97.5 million viewers who saw the New York Giants’ last-minute win over the New England Patriots made it the most-watched Super Bowl ever and second biggest event in American television history. Only the “MASH” series finale in 1983, with 106 million viewers, was seen by more people, Nielsen… Continue Reading Mash still trumps Super Bowl

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Chinese astrologer Tony Tan made money a healthy amount of money for his clients by predicting that Asian stock markets would rise last year – during the Year of the Pig. But watch out for the Year of the Rat, Tan says, which starts this week. “Just like a rat, investors will have to be… Continue Reading The Year of the Rat could mean trouble for investors

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O’Connell leaving Penrose-St. Francis

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Rick O’Connell, president and CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, resigned today citing “personal reasons.” O’CONNELL O’Connell will continue to act as a consultant for the hospital system’s special projects, including the grand opening of the new St. Francis Medical Center. The $207 million full-service hospital will open in August. Phil Shaw has been named… Continue Reading O’Connell leaving Penrose-St. Francis

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Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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The Associated Press NEW YORK_Very preliminary findings from 49 of the nation’s biggest markets showed that ratings for this year’s Super Bowl, with the New York Giants’ thrilling win over the New England Patriots, were up 6 percent over last year’s big game, according to Nielsen Media Research on Monday. Experts say those numbers indicate… Continue Reading Super Bowl might be most watched program ever

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Nonresidential construction employment eked out a modest gain in January, implying that the spending rise of 2007 will continue, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. His comments followed the release of two January economic reports. The first came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and covered payroll employment. The… Continue Reading Up trend continues for nonresidential construction

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A proposed Small Business Administration rule would limit to four the number of industries in which women-owned small businesses would qualify for restricted competition status. The proposed rule was submitted for publication in the Federal Register Dec. 20. Public comment will be accepted until Feb. 25. The four industries are national security and international affairs;… Continue Reading SBA rule for women-owned small businesses

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Sierra Madre closed

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A 300-foot stretch of Sierra Madre Street north of the Cimarron Bridge will be closed today and tomorrow. The street will be closed to all through traffic. The suggested detour route is Sahwatch Street. The closure part of the construction of the Cimarron Bridge schedule and is needed to relocate a water line.

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Australian football coming to Springs

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The United States Australian Football League national championships are scheduled to take place at the Air Force Academy in October. About 1,000 athletes representing 32 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams, as well as coaches and officials, are expected to be in attendance. “Following months of extensive research and close negotiations, the USAFL Board and… Continue Reading Australian football coming to Springs

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Health care organizations have positive things to say about the 208 Commission’s report to the General Assembly. The commission was charged with recommended changes to the state’s health care system and has worked for a year to come up with 30 reform recommendations. “Colorado’s health foundations – Caring for Colorado Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, The… Continue Reading State’s health organizations support reform proposals

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