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Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Colorado held on to its ranking as the16th healthiest state, but the overall health of the nation has declined by 0.3 percent this year, according to United Health Foundation’s 18th annual America’s Health Rankings report released today. The report indicates that the nation’s health has slid because of increasing obesity and a higher number of… Continue Reading Colorado ranked the 16th healthiest state

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Recreation fees waived for veterans

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The Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for Veterans, military personnel and their families on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Entrance and standard fees will be waived for public recreation lands, including National Parks and U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Forest Service lands. “This is a small, but special way of saying thanks… Continue Reading Recreation fees waived for veterans

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Wells Fargo names new regional president

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Steve Helbing is the new regional president for Wells Fargo’s Southern Colorado region. He replaces Gene Sullivan who was promoted in August to regional vice president of commercial banking in Colorado and Wyoming. Helbing comes from El Paso, Texas where he was Wells Fargo’s regional president for Border Business Banking and retail stores in Southern… Continue Reading Wells Fargo names new regional president

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Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Susan Greene said today she will resign her position March 31. Tim Stack, president of the Board of Directors of the CSPO, said she’s leaving to pursue personal interests. “It did not take me by complete surprise,” he said. ”Susan has dedicated most of her waking hours for 5… Continue Reading CSPO Executive Director Susan Greene to step down

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Good news, for a change, for building industry

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Amid the daily reports about a continually sagging residential housing industry, commercial constructors say they have something to celebrate. The Associated General Contractors of America says Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show that during the past 12 months, employment in the three nonresidential categories – nonresidential building, specialty trades, plus heavy and civil engineering –… Continue Reading Good news, for a change, for building industry

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Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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Wine tasting, snacks, live music, and a celebrity autograph table will all be part of a Jeanne Taylor Parkinson’s Disease Support Group silent auction benefit next week. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7th at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale. Auction items include two roundtrip tickets to any… Continue Reading Parkinson’s support event at the FAC

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HoneyBaked Ham marks 50th Anniversary

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The HoneyBaked Ham Co. is celebrating 50 years of business this year – and regardless of how you feel about ham, half a century of family-owned pork sales is worth noting. The business was started in1957 with $500 by Harry J. Hoenselaar, who developed a unique curing method that featured a sweet and crunchy glaze.… Continue Reading HoneyBaked Ham marks 50th Anniversary

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Mountain states economy growing slowly

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Inflationary pressures remained elevated while the overall index for the Mountain States region slipped. The overall Business Conditions Index dipped to 63.3 from September’s 64.8 and August’s 77.7, according to the October Business Conditions survey of supply managers and business leaders in the three-state region. The employment index for the region plummeted to a still… Continue Reading Mountain states economy growing slowly

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Downtown shuttle stays, bus fares to increase

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City Council decided last night to forego a proposal to cut 14,000 hours of municipal bus service, which means, among other things, that the free downtown shuttle will remain in operation. Officials had planned to cut $1.3 million of expenses from the city’s bus service budget to cover a revenue shortfall. The downtown shuttle service… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle stays, bus fares to increase

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Green gas plant plans on hold

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Xcel Energy Inc. will delay the construction of a Colorado state-of-the-art power plant that uses environmentally-friendly coal converted to gas technology to generate power. Xcel is the state’s largest utility provider, delivering electricity and natural gas to more than two-thirds of Colorado’s residents. Construction of a new “integrated gasification combined cycle,” power plant was anticipated… Continue Reading Green gas plant plans on hold

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