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State Games called a “home run” for city

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The final athlete participation count hit a near-record 10,312 with competitors from 48 states coming to Colorado Springs for the third straight year.Opening ceremonies were held on July 30 at the Colorado Springs World Arena drew a sellout throng of 9,522 fans to see 2008 Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist and hometown hero Henry Cejudo… Continue Reading State Games called a “home run” for city

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It’s certainly not as strong a sector as it was during the height of the real estate boom two or three years ago, but the construction industry still employs 15,300 workers in Colorado Springs. The loss of 1,600 jobs during June compared to the same month last year represents a mere 9.5 percent work force… Continue Reading City leads state for fewest construction jobs lost

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Nearly 14 months ago, 174 City of Colorado Springs employees with diabetes entered the 10-City Diabetes Challenge, a program to test how much diabetes and its treatment costs could be controlled. They exercised, ate healthy foods and met regularly with a pharmacist to track insulin levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. The results: more than 65… Continue Reading 10-city challenge shows diabetes can be controlled

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Dozens of job seekers spent the afternoon networking, attending interactive workshops and learning about how to start-up a business at Laid Off Camp-COS on July 16. Co-hosted by Croke-Schoenherr & Associates and The Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Laid Off Camp offered consultations, mock interviews and seminars about such topics as protecting intellectual property, using social… Continue Reading Springs job seekers network at Laid Off Camp

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Intel building under purchase contract

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The 1.4 million-square-foot Intel facility at 1500 Garden of the Gods Road is under contract to be purchased. Following a due diligence site visit last month, Industrial Realty Group of Los Angeles submitted its proposal to Intel, and a September closing is anticipated, said Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial Group broker Michael Palmer, marketing representative… Continue Reading Intel building under purchase contract

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Colorado Springs drivers may have their kamikaze moments, but they have apparently racked up some impressive safe driving statistics. In fact the city ranked tenth in the country according to the latest Allstate Insurance Co.’s “America’s Best Driving Report,” released this week. The safest driving city in the country was Sioux Falls, S.D. where the… Continue Reading Springs makes its way onto Safest Driving City list

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Colorado Springs’ code enforcement department is proposing to charge all rental property owners $1 per housing unit to pay for a registration program that will track property ownership.  The department will gather public comment during two meetings scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14 at the Falcon Division Community Room, 7850 Goddard St. and 6 p.m. July… Continue Reading City mulls charging landlords $1-per-unit fee

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Colorado Springs’ economic performance amid the recession ranks No. 41 of the 100 largest U.S. cites, according to a Brookings Institution study about the economic downturn’s impact on urban America. Denver ranked No. 39. In its “Metro Monitor” report, released this week, the Brookings Institute assessed how the recession has affected big-city employment, wages, gross… Continue Reading Springs ranks 41st among nation’s 100 biggest cities

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Three Colorado Springs-based firms were named to the state’s 2009 list of “Fifty Colorado Companies to Watch.” The standouts included Braxton Technologies, Inc., a command and control company that provides GPS signal to satellites for military and commercial use; Elope, a costume accessory designer and manufacturer; and Combat Training Systems, which makes explosive device simulators… Continue Reading Three Colorado Springs companies named to Top 50 list

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Four El Paso County projects are being considered for water and wastewater improvement efforts paid for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The $60 million in projects are scheduled to start construction by the end of September – but not all of the 87 proposals on the list will receive money. Only about 30 projects will ultimately… Continue Reading El Paso cities on short list for stimulus project money

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