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Golf enthusiasts say a golf-world milestone has been reached by the 2008 U.S. Senior Open championship because volunteers from all 50 states have signed up to help. The top five states for volunteer recruitment are Colorado (2,355), Texas (81), Kansas (60), Arizona (39) and Nebraska (36). A total of 3,000 volunteers are needed to work… Continue Reading Volunteers from all 50 states helping with Senior Open

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Springs to get MainStay hotel

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Choice Hotels International has finalized a national development agreement with Bell Hospitality Group to build at least 50 extended-stay brand hotels, one of which is planned for Colorado Springs. A Springs location has not been announced, but it will be among the first nine properties built by BHG. Construction is expected to begin within two… Continue Reading Springs to get MainStay hotel

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The Colorado Department of Corrections’ southern Colorado office expects to begin an official search for a new location by the end of the year. The regional headquarters is at 2862 Janitell Road in Colorado Springs, where the agency leases the entire 65,000-square-foot building. That lease expires during 2010. A request for proposals will be distributed… Continue Reading Department of Corrections seeking expanded facility

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The City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will receive a $120,000 grant from the Phil Long Community Fund and Denver Broncos Charities to help build its destination skate park in Memorial Park. The new facility, which will be just north of the Sertich Ice Center, will be designed to accommodate inline skaters,… Continue Reading City receiving $120,000 for destination skate park

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Government Fleet magazine has ranked the City of Colorado Springs as the top municipal BioDiesel Fleet in the nation. The city also was No. 17 in the overall Public Sector Alternative-Fueled Fleet rankings. Since 2003, more than 2,400 city vehicles or equipment have run on biodiesel. To date, Colorado Springs has used 1.58 million gallons… Continue Reading City ranks as top municipal biodiesel fleet in nation

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CU won’t flush away $25k

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Boulder venture capitalist Brad Feld has donated $25,000 to the University of Colorado for naming rights and a plaque on the second-floor men’s bathroom in the campus’ newly constructed technology hub. It’s an offer that was flushed away by Feld’s alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but C.U. officials took Feld up on the… Continue Reading CU won’t flush away $25k

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Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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Cripple Creek’s newest casino, the Wildwood, is scheduled to open during April, but American Gaming Group doesn’t yet have a gaming license and concerns are being raised about the town’s recently elected mayor being in charge of the $75 million construction project. Mayor Dan Baader denies that there is any conflict between his responsibilities to… Continue Reading Cripple Creek mayor, casino might be too close

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USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Andrews Colorado Springs Business Journal media partner News Channel 13 reported today that Vic Andrews, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Colorado Springs operation, is retiring. Andrews has spent 10 years with the financial services provider and 30 years in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to joining USAA, he served as vice superintendent of… Continue Reading USAA’s Andrews retiring

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Colorado Springs to appeal Pueblo water ruling

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In this month’s Reed Construction Data report about the Rocky Mountain region, comes news that Colorado Springs Utilities is ready to appeal a November water line ruling of Pueblo District Court Judge Dennis Maes to the Colorado Court of Appeals. CSU plans to build a $1 billion pipeline to carry water from Pueblo Reservoir up… Continue Reading Colorado Springs to appeal Pueblo water ruling

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A Colorado Springs law firm is working to help high school students produce public service announcements about underage drinking and driving. McDivitt Law Firm is working with the “My PSA” contest to ask students in grades nine through 12 to produce a 30-second commercial to discuss thoughts about the dangers of underage drinking and driving.… Continue Reading Students sought to make drunk-driving awareness video

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