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Keith King: Pothole funding coming soon

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Keith King: Pothole funding coming soon

At the request of City Council President Keith King, who has said that street repairs do not constitute an emergency, the executive branch is now foregoing the $2 million emergency appropriation request for pothole repairs and recommending the request go through the regular but accelerated process. The City initially requested Council’s emergency ordinance procedure to… Continue Reading Keith King: Pothole funding coming soon

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Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin this week announced it has been awarded more than $245 million in contract options to produce the next two iterations of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System. Lockheed, which has a significant Colorado Springs presence, stated in a news release Tuesday the company is now under contract to complete the… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin awarded $245 million contract to complete GPS III

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Veteran journalists take over Bulletin

Is there a need for residents of Manitou Springs and its surrounding areas to continue having their own community newspaper, which has existed in some form for 130-plus years? If so, what do residents want to read about in their Pikes Peak Bulletin? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What is its potential? The answers… Continue Reading Veteran journalists take over Bulletin

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Colorado residents shoulder the 32nd highest state and local tax burden in the country, according to the Annual State-Local Tax Burdens report released today by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Using the most up-to-date data available, the report shows that taxpayers in Colorado paid 9 percent of their collective incomes in state and local taxes in… Continue Reading Colorado has 32nd highest state-local tax burden in the U.S.

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Chefs feed firefighters

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Chefs feed firefighters

Fifteen chefs from the American Culinary Federation will prepare meals from around the globe in a fundraiser Saturday, April 12. A portion of the proceeds will later send chefs and culinary students to each of the 21 firehouses around Colorado Springs to feed firefighters of the Colorado Springs Fire Department. The program is called the… Continue Reading Chefs feed firefighters

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Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 175,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.7 percent nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Employment increased in professional and business services and in wholesale trade but declined in information. Severe winter weather occurred in much of the country during the… Continue Reading Nonfarm payroll increased by 175,000 in February: US BLS

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Volunteers needed to help at Garden of the Gods

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute is looking for volunteers to work on Barr Trail and to help restore Garden of the Gods on various days between April 5 and June 14. There are also Black Forest Fire restoration work days this spring. Some days have been filled already, so volunteers are asked to check the… Continue Reading Volunteers needed to help at Garden of the Gods

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Colorado employment rate on the rise

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Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 6,200 jobs from January to February in Colorado, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,400 and government increased 800, totaling 2,422,300 jobs for the state. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate in February remained unchanged at 6.1 percent. The number of… Continue Reading Colorado employment rate on the rise

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Study: Colorado 10th state least dependent on federal government

A recent study by personal finance social network WalletHub found Colorado the 10th state least dependent on the federal government. The report ranked the state eighth in lowest return of federal income tax ($0.84), 15th in highest independent state revenue and 35th in lowest number of federal employees per capita (10.67). WalletHub compared 50 states… Continue Reading Study: Colorado 10th state least dependent on federal government

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Volunteer needed on regional board

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Volunteer needed on regional board

The City of Colorado Springs is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Community Advisory Committee. The Committee is a non-technical body comprised of volunteers who offer a citizen’s perspective on items like transportation, the environment and military growth impacts in the region. It also is in place… Continue Reading Volunteer needed on regional board

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