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DHS adds day to closures

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services will be closed an additional day during the week of Dec. 25, when the offices will be closed for Christmas The closures come as a result of El Paso County’s $4.1 million revenue shortfall. Despite the office closures, Child and Adult Protection Services will be available everyday.… Continue Reading DHS adds day to closures

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The U.S. Army has selected Fort Carson to receive an additional brigade combat team of 4,877 soldiers to supplement the four brigades already assigned to the Mountain Post. The expansion is part of the Army “Grow the Force” initiative, under which it is creating six new brigades during the next five years. Democratic Sen. Ken… Continue Reading 4,800 more soldiers coming to Fort Carson

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State Total Spending Rank Texas $6.6 billion 1 Florida $4.8 billion 2 California $3.6 billion 3 Pennsylvania $3.5 billion 4 Minnesota $3.4 billion 5 Michigan $3.4 billion 6 Wisconsin $3.1 billion 7 Missouri $2.4 billion 8 Ohio $1.9 billion 9 New York $1.8 billion 10 Georgia $1.8 billion 11 South Carolina $1.8 billion 12 Alabama… Continue Reading Hunters, fishers generate more revenue than Broncos, Nuggets

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Entrepreneurs, small business grow economy

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Entrepreneurs drove the U.S. economy during 2006, federal reports show. The U.S. Small Business Administration released its comprehensive report about small business’ contributions to the national economy during 2006, and small businesses lead economic growth during the year, the report says. The report reviews the economic environment for small businesses in 2006, including the financial… Continue Reading Entrepreneurs, small business grow economy

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J.A. Worldwide appoints new CEO

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Junior Achievement Worldwide’s board of governors has appointed Sean Rush as president and CEO. The appointment is effective Jan. 14. Rush has served as vice president and general manager of IBM’s Global Education Industry for the last 12 years. The GEI is a multi-billion dollar global entity that works with businesses, universities, schools and governments… Continue Reading J.A. Worldwide appoints new CEO

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Men, once again, putting off shopping duties

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This just in from the National Retail Federation – men, it seems, have been caught procrastinating this holiday season. One in five of them have not done any holiday shopping yet, the NRF says. According to their most recent shopping trends survey, 19 percent of men have yet to begin shopping compared to 13.7 percent… Continue Reading Men, once again, putting off shopping duties

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The rich know they’re getting richer

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Nearly 60 percent of investors with $10 million or more of investable assets believe their portfolios will grow next year, according to a PNC Wealth Management survey. Only 4 percent of the high-net worth investors expressed pessimism. However, 44 percent of investors with $500,000 or more in investable assets expressed pessimism about the national economy… Continue Reading The rich know they’re getting richer

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Patriot Park campus adds ITT Corp.

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The ITT Corp.’s Systems Division will lease 75,000 square feet in Corporate Office Properties Trust’s Patriot Park, at 655 Space Center Drive. The 180-acre office park is located at the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Highway 24 next to Peterson Air Force Base. Based in Colorado Springs, ITT’s Systems Division provides systems support and technical… Continue Reading Patriot Park campus adds ITT Corp.

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Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Come on, kids, Papa John’s going to tell you all about being an entrepreneur. The Papa John’s national pizza chain has inked a partnership deal with Colorado Springs-based Junior Achievement and will provide money, teachers and board members for the national financial literacy and entrepreneurial organization. Papa John’s will donate $2 to JA for each… Continue Reading Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Today is post office’s busiest day of the year

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If long lines, big crowds and long wait times aren’t your thing, you might want to avoid the post office today, because for many people that won’t be an option. Today is the last day to mail packages with the assurance they’ll be delivered in time for Christmas. Postal officials said today, the Monday of… Continue Reading Today is post office’s busiest day of the year

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