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FEMA flood projects begin in several Colorado Springs parks

The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will continue repair work on numerous locations in parks which sustained significant damages during the September 2013 floods. Contractors will begin the repair projects today, Dec. 8 and continue for the next eight to 12 weeks (weather dependent). The FEMA flood damage projects will cost… Continue Reading FEMA flood projects begin in several Colorado Springs parks

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Incline open for business

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Incline open for business

The Manitou Incline officially opened Friday, Dec. 5, with anxious climbers lining the entryway, awaiting the official ribbon cutting. Colorado Springs City Council’s Jill Gaebler, Manitou Springs Mayor Marc Snyder and the project’s manager, Sarah Bryarly were among those who spoke prior to the opening. “The Manitou Incline is part of our great legacy in… Continue Reading Incline open for business

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Goodwill to open newest Springs store Dec. 13

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Goodwill to open newest Springs store Dec. 13

Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado plans to host a ceremony Dec. 13 to celebrate the opening of its newest retail center in northern Colorado Springs. The ribbon-cutting will serve as the grand opening for the new Goodwill store at 4158 Austin Bluffs Parkway at 9:45 that morning, according to a news release. The event… Continue Reading Goodwill to open newest Springs store Dec. 13

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Imagination Celebration recognizes 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act

Fifty years ago the Wilderness Act revolutionized the way the United State would conserve its most pristine wild lands for future generations. Today, nearly 110 million acres of wilderness have been protected due to the act. In recognition of the anniversary, the Pikes Peak Chapter Sierra Club and Imagination Celebration are throwing a party beginning… Continue Reading Imagination Celebration recognizes 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act

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Health Care Services to begin renovations on new location

Rocky Mountain Health Care Services will begin renovations next month on a 60,000-square-foot building on Pikes Peak Avenue. The building was the former location of Doctor’s Hospital and Eisenhower Hospital. “The new and larger space will allow us to better serve the community and be more centrally located in town,” RMHCS President and CEO Tom… Continue Reading Health Care Services to begin renovations on new location

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

Colorado Springs children needing after-hours urgent care services now have a new option with the opening of Children’s Hospital Colorado’s new Briargate Urgent Care center located at 4125 Briargate Parkway. The center offers urgent care services from 5 p.m.-midnight Monday through Friday, and noon-midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. “We identified an unmet need in our… Continue Reading Pediatric after-hours urgent care now in Springs

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Home given to injured Army vet

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Home given to injured Army vet

For the third time in 2014, U.S. Bank, in partnership with Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers, are set to donate a home to an injured U.S. Army veteran. Wednesday, Nov. 19, Sgt. Patrick McPherson and his family will be welcomed to their new, mortgage-free home at 5171 Fossil Butte Drive in Colorado Springs. McPherson was… Continue Reading Home given to injured Army vet

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Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming open enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a pre-enrollment preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, the state health insurance marketplace. More than 148,000 individuals have been covered… Continue Reading Connect for Health Colorado starts pre-enrollment preview
 

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It’s always fun to follow the continuing feud between Mayor Steve Bach’s administration and Council President Keith King’s five-person Council majority. King’s latest biblically-tinged letter to Bach, obtained by the Business Journal, starts off on a hopeful note. “City Council is willing…to come together and honor the Isaiah 2 mandate: ‘Turn our swords in plowshares… Continue Reading Back to business: Bach, Council still firing salvos at each other

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Democrats lose Senate, Congress

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Democrats lose Senate, Congress

Democrats will transfer complete control of the 114th U.S. Congress next year after Republicans added the Senate to its existing House majority on Election Day, Nov. 4. Colorado shifted from deep purple to slightly red, electing Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner over incumbent Democrat Mark Udall with 49.4 percent of the vote, according to the Associated… Continue Reading Democrats lose Senate, Congress

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