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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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Justice Dept. eyeing Microsoft, Yahoo deal

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The Associated Press Justice Department officials said today that they are “interested” in reviewing antitrust issues associated with Microsoft Corp.’s nearly $45 billion unsolicited bid for Yahoo Inc. If the deal goes through, analysts expect scrutiny from Congress, Justice and other enforcement agencies, but they say any concerns about search engine or online advertising market… Continue Reading Justice Dept. eyeing Microsoft, Yahoo deal

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Peak Vista opening new facility Monday

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On Monday, Peak Vista will open its new Family Health Center at 225 S. Union. The 34,000-square-foot facility has been completely renovated and will have 48 exam rooms that will support 16 doctors. Peak Vista’s pharmacy, lab, registration and health education centers will also be moved to the new location. The facility is close to… Continue Reading Peak Vista opening new facility Monday

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Golf enthusiasts say a golf-world milestone has been reached by the 2008 U.S. Senior Open championship because volunteers from all 50 states have signed up to help. The top five states for volunteer recruitment are Colorado (2,355), Texas (81), Kansas (60), Arizona (39) and Nebraska (36). A total of 3,000 volunteers are needed to work… Continue Reading Volunteers from all 50 states helping with Senior Open

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Springs to get MainStay hotel

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Choice Hotels International has finalized a national development agreement with Bell Hospitality Group to build at least 50 extended-stay brand hotels, one of which is planned for Colorado Springs. A Springs location has not been announced, but it will be among the first nine properties built by BHG. Construction is expected to begin within two… Continue Reading Springs to get MainStay hotel

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The Mortgage Banker’s market composite index, which measures the volume of home loans processed throughout the country, was up 7.5 percent last week. The increased activity resulted in a dramatic increase in refinance applications. The index that tracks refinance applications jumped 22.1 percent for mid-January, pushing its share of mortgage activity from 66 percent to… Continue Reading Mortgage bankers report increased refinancing

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The Associated Press Consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months while applications for unemployment benefits soared last week, two more signs the economy is weakening. The Commerce Department reported today that consumer spending edged up just 0.2 percent during December – the year’s peak shopping season – down sharply from a… Continue Reading Two ‘clear’ signs of weakening economy emerge

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Corporations growing more charitable

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Total corporate contributions in the United States and abroad amounted to $10.2 billion during 2006, up from $9.8 billion during 2005. The Conference Board’s annual survey of corporate giving also showed total U.S. giving among the 189 corporations polled was $7.9 billion. Corporate U.S. giving ranged from a low of $72,200 to a high of… Continue Reading Corporations growing more charitable

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