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Loo named state’s outstanding philanthropist

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Colorado Springs’ own Kathy Loo is one of nine individuals and organizations that will be honored at the 2007 National Philanthropy Day in Colorado luncheon in Denver on Friday. Selected as this year’s Outstanding Philanthropist, one of Loo’s many contributions has been her service as co-chair of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center capital campaign,… Continue Reading Loo named state’s outstanding philanthropist

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Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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Take a Turkey to Work day on Nov. 16 is part of Care and Share Food Bank’s campaign to collect enough food to feed 6,000 families this Thanksgiving. Turkeys “brought to work” can be dropped off between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. at three Wal-Mart locations, the 8th Street store at 707 South 8th St.,… Continue Reading Take a Turkey to Work day this Friday

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City seeking school, park fee committee members

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The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to serve on the School/Park Fee Advisory Committee. The committee meets several times a month September through November to review the School/Park Land-Dedication Ordinance and establish fees for parks. Ideal candidates would have experience in land development or design and development of recreational parks. Send resumes and… Continue Reading City seeking school, park fee committee members

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Commercial development outlook positive

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Strong industrial markets, rent gains and a growing interest in medical office buildings brought an upbeat perspective to the nation’s top commercial developers, despite concerns that the economy and property market fundamentals are losing steam. That’s according to the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Vital Signs members’ survey. Doug Herzbrun, managing director of… Continue Reading Commercial development outlook positive

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Holiday hiring surge weak

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The holiday season usually means employment, even if only temporary, for a lot of American job seekers, but not as many are finding work this year. October typically marks the beginning of the holiday hiring surge, but less than 72,000 seasonal job seekers found new jobs during October – a rate that’s shaping up to… Continue Reading Holiday hiring surge weak

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If the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery is replaced, it will still be made from Colorado marble. The tomb has several cracks, which cemetery superintendent John Metzler said eventually will give the tomb a “shabby” appearance. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is aghast over the proposal to junk the Tomb of… Continue Reading Colorado marble to still be used for ‘Unknowns’

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Wealthy Americans have a lot more spending cash these days. A recent tally estimates that about 73 million U.S. households have discretionary income. That’s up from about 57 million during 2002, according to statistics from The Conference Board. But, nearly 78 percent of all that discretionary income is held by households earning more than $100,000,… Continue Reading Households with discretionary income up 16 million in four years

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URS 3Q profit grows 29%

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International engineering giant URS Corp. reported revenue growth for the third quarter of 29 percent or $1.27 billion. The San Francisco-based company is one of the largest engineering design firms worldwide, with 370 offices in the U.S. and in more than 20 countries. The firm is working on about 35 projects in Southern Colorado.

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Nearly 60 percent file tax returns online

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More people are E-filing Year Total Returns (millions) Total E-filings (millions) Percent E-file 1997 121.5 19.2 16% 1998 123.8 24.6 20% 1999 125.9 29.3 23% 2000 128.4 35.4 28% 2001 131.0 40.2 31% 2002 131.7 46.9 36% 2003 131.6 52.9 40% 2004 132.2 61.5 47% 2005 134.0 68.5 51% 2006 136.1 73.3 54% Fifty-seven percent… Continue Reading Nearly 60 percent file tax returns online

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Springs among state’s biggest water savers

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An independent policy group has given Colorado Springs high marks for its strides in water conservation. Springs’ single-family residential per capita water use decreased 32 percent since 2000, according to a report released this week from Western Resource Advocates. Per Capita Water Use Gallons per person per day in Colorado Springs   2000 2005 2006… Continue Reading Springs among state’s biggest water savers

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