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Knapp named executive director of PTAC

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Ken Knapp has been named the first executive director of the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Knapp formerly was the deputy director of the PTAC, and will continue those responsibilities. However, he will also be in charge of fundraising for the organization. The PTAC must get part of its funding from private sources, while part… Continue Reading Knapp named executive director of PTAC

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The trustees of El Pomar Foundation met recently to consider grant proposals. They approved 57 grants totaling more than $1 million. The organizations receiving grants represent 26 counties across the state of Colorado. Front Range Grants American Council of Young Political Leaders – $60,000 Audio Information Network of Colorado – $10,000 Bonfils Blood Center Foundation… Continue Reading El Pomar issues $1 million in grants across state

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Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and organizers are predicting another record year for attendance and sales. Ticket sales for the July 8 event will be open to the public at www.PPIHC.com – the official website for the event. For the first time, race organizers are offering round-trip… Continue Reading Hill Climb tickets go on sale, organizers predicting record year

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Sandwich chain expanding into Springs

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A new sandwich franchise is slated to open in University Village this March. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches is a Texas company with locations in 22 states, including 12 in Colorado. “Outside of Texas, we have more stores in Colorado than anywhere else,” said Which Wich communications director Hala Habal. “Our Colorado franchisees have a really… Continue Reading Sandwich chain expanding into Springs

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El Paso County’s most expensive foreclosures

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Following are the most expensive foreclosures greater than $200,000 that sold at the El Paso County Public Trustee’s foreclosure auction on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Continue Reading El Paso County’s most expensive foreclosures

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Colorado Springs had an unemployment rate of 9 percent in December, according to the latest figures from the Division of Labor and Employment. The number is up from 8.7 percent in November, but is lower than the 9.4 percent unemployment rate in December 2010. Statewide, unemployment decreased one-tenth of a percent to 7.9 percent. The… Continue Reading Unemployment down in Springs – but still higher than state, nation

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Ivywild project closer to final approval

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The Ivywild revitalization project will receive final approval at Tuesday’s formal Colorado Springs City Council meeting. The project, which involves buying and renovating the Ivywild Elementary School, will be developed using tax increment financing from both property taxes and sales taxes. State law allows TIF to be used to finance projects in “blighted” areas. Mike… Continue Reading Ivywild project closer to final approval

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Ent Credit Union is returning $10 million to its credit union members in a one-time special dividend which will be in their accounts this week. The 209,000 members will receive from $25 to $1,000 depending on their use of credit union products and services in 2011. Member use of the credit union for loans and… Continue Reading Ent Credit Union giving $10 million back to its members

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Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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The Resource Exchange has outgrown its site at 418 S. Weber Street and has put the building up for sale. The organization, a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities, saw 2,700 people last year and has grown its staff from 80 to 125 in the past three years. That growth has led The Resource Exchange… Continue Reading Resource Exchange outgrows Weber Street location

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Plans for a new event center in Manitou Springs are moving forward. Julian Heron, president of the Craft Lager Festival, said the big project he’s been working on during the last year is gaining momentum. He aims to build an event center on the western edge of Manitou Springs that will have indoor and outdoor… Continue Reading Manitou event center shaping up

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