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A bill under consideration by legislators offers some reprieve for the state’s lagging horse and dog racing tracks. The Colorado Senate has advanced Senate Bill 174, designed to allow racetracks and off-track-betting parlors to accept wagers all year long on out-of-state greyhound races without the requirement of holding simultaneous in-state dog races. The bill also would lift… Continue Reading Colorado horse, dog tracks await legislation outcome

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Space Symposium sets attendance records

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The Space Foundation’s 25th National Space Symposium in April broke all previous records for attendance, international involvement, exhibitor participation and educational involvement. Almost 8,000 people, including speakers, attendees, exhibitors, teachers, students, volunteers, and journalists attended the four-day event, exceeding the Space Foundation’s estimates and surpassing previous years’ attendance of 7,500. Supporters say this year’s showing… Continue Reading Space Symposium sets attendance records

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Transportation projects receive more money

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An additional $31,818 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money will be used for the Woodmen Road project and $125,000 will repair erosion on Interstate in Monument. The $157,000 is in addition to $13.1 million already allocated. The Colorado Department of Transportation Region 2 will receive a total of $61 million in stimulus money and Colorado… Continue Reading Transportation projects receive more money

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Spikefest in the Springs

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Colorado Springs will be one of the major stops for Spikefest, a volleyball tournament that is one of the largest amateur sport events in the nation. Spikefest, a three-on-three and five-on-five grass volleyball series which also has stops in Dallas, Jacksonville, Houston, Austin and Boulder. The tournament will come to the Springs through 2011. More… Continue Reading Spikefest in the Springs

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Angelou Economics’ market assessment of the Pikes Peak region says that Colorado Springs is a beautiful place to live, but it paints a less than pretty picture overall. The region scores high on many “quality of life” issues such as natural beauty, recreational opportunities and climate. The study also gives the region high marks for… Continue Reading Angelou Economics study: great views but future looks bleak

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Homebuilders Pulte, Centex merge

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Pulte Homes and Centex Corp. have merged. Boards of both companies approved an agreement in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $3.1 billion, including $1.8 billion of net debt. Pulte has built homes in The Heights at Cross Creek, The Bluffs at Spring Creek, Sand Creek Villas and Countryside Townhomes. Centex currently has no active new… Continue Reading Homebuilders Pulte, Centex merge

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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak would like legislators to find an alternative to pulling money from the $700 million in Pinnacol Assurance reserves as a one-time fix for the state’s budget woes.  Pinnacol is the state’s workmen’s compensation insurer. Shockley-Zalabak isn’t alone either. Officials at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the… Continue Reading Shockley: Higher ed funding shouldn’t be one time fix

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Poetry slams downtown walls

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    While waiting for your doctor or hairstylist, look for one of the bright, neon “Poetry While You Wait” booklets to inspire you – instead of checking your watch or Twittering on your BlackBerry. April is National Poetry Month, and Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Aaron Anstett is commemorating it with the “Poetry While You… Continue Reading Poetry slams downtown walls

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Great views, but future looks bleak

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Angelou Economics’ market assessment of the Pikes Peak region says that Colorado Springs is a beautiful place to live, but it paints a less than pretty picture overall. The region scores high on many “quality of life” issues such as natural beauty, recreational opportunities and climate. The study also gives the region high marks for… Continue Reading Great views, but future looks bleak

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Colorado will receive nearly $30 million in federal grants for health and human services programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The state will receive $25 million in grants for the child care development fund that will allow federal subsidies for families whose children require day care while they are working, seeking employment, receiving… Continue Reading Colorado receives stimulus money for child care, vaccines

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