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The Penrose Cancer Center is hosting a panel discussion about magnetic resonance imaging and mammograms – and to encourage people to attend, they’re serving free dinner and awarding door prizes. The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the cancer center conference room, at 2222 N. Nevada. Ave. The cancer panel… Continue Reading Mammograms, magnetic resonance and free dinner

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Sears bringing back holiday catalog

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After a 14-year absence, Sears Holdings Corp. is reviving its annual holiday catalog the Sears Wish Book. This time, the catalog will also be in virtual form at Sears.com. The online Wish Book is not up and running yet, but customers will soon get a sneak peak at the top 100 wish big items. Half… Continue Reading Sears bringing back holiday catalog

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ISS awarded a $17.5 million contract

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Intelligent Software Solutions has been a awarded an additional $17.5 million task under its $49.9 million Secure Information Access Analysis and Dissemination contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, New York. The award includes a number of tasks to be completed during a 12-month period and is expected to result in additional employment… Continue Reading ISS awarded a $17.5 million contract

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Meeting to address legal services for poor

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The Colorado Access to Justice Commission is holding a series of hearings across the state to identify gaps in legal services for the poor. The El Paso County hearing is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at the district court on the first floor main jury assembly room. “Colorado is substantially below… Continue Reading Meeting to address legal services for poor

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Pending home sales index at lowest level ever

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Pending sales of existing-homes will be dampened as mortgage disruptions continue to impact the housing market, says the National Association of Realtors. The NAR Pending Home Sales Index fell 6.5 percent to 85.5 from a revised 91.4 during July, based on contracts signed in August. It was 21.5 percent below the August 2006 index of… Continue Reading Pending home sales index at lowest level ever

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Selling recalled toys online a no no

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Online auction Web site eBay is giving the boot to sellers looking to pawn off recalled toy items. The company sent notices to sellers this week warning that they could be kicked off the Web site and may have to forfeit their fees. A warning to buyers was also posted on eBay. The warnings come… Continue Reading Selling recalled toys online a no no

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Mortgage sector to blame for job cuts

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About 37 percent of September job cuts were connected to the housing industry, which continues to slump, according to consulting firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. Housing-related layoffs totaled 26,465 during September, while overall layoffs for the month totaled 71,739. The consulting firm considers mortgage lenders, construction companies and real estate firms the industries that make… Continue Reading Mortgage sector to blame for job cuts

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Colorado prairie dogs have become controversial figures in the last decade. During the 1990s, environmental groups said sprawling development was to blame for a supposed decline of the prairie dog population. The groups petitioned the federal government to declare black-tailed prairie dogs as an endangered species. But results of a… Continue Reading Prairie dogs thriving in Colorado

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Yes, the Bijou Street bridge is open

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Despite what a number of detour signs around the downtown area say, the Bijou Street bridge is open. The bridge opened this week, but construction crews have not yet gotten to the task of removing old detour signs, said Colorado Springs Metro Interstate Expansion program spokesman Kyle Troxel. The signs should be removed by the… Continue Reading Yes, the Bijou Street bridge is open

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City officials have awarded the reconstruction contract for the Cimarron Street bridge to Lawrence Construction, which is also working on the Austin Bluffs Parkway and Union Boulevard overpass. The Cimarron Bridge replacement project is estimated to cost $6.5 million. Work is expected to begin sometime this month – on the heels of the opening of… Continue Reading Cimarron contract goes to Lawrence Construction

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