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7-Eleven offering up a New Year’s roast

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7-Eleven will once again this year give free 12-ounce cups of coffee or other hot beverages to customers who visit stores between 11 p.m. Dec. 31 and 7 a.m. Jan. 1. While this year marks the 20th year that the convenience store chain has given away New Year’s coffee, some stores might not participate in… Continue Reading 7-Eleven offering up a New Year’s roast

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McDivitt Law Firm will pay for Yellow Cab rides within Colorado Springs this New Year’s Eve. Attorney Mike McDivitt said he came up with the idea after he was startled by a recent survey that ranked Colorado Springs as the nation’s third drunkest city. “I love this town, and I just didn’t dream we’d have… Continue Reading Law firm paying for New Year’s Eve cab rides

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Fire department expands with mobile crews

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Colorado Springs Fire Department has created a new approach to combat the rising volume of calls – a mobile two-person squad based outside a fire station. Similar plans have been instituted in places such as Seattle and Miami-Dade County, Fla. The Springs’ first two-man squad responds to the Knob Hill neighborhood, near Platte and Circle.… Continue Reading Fire department expands with mobile crews

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Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Come on, kids, Papa John’s going to tell you all about being an entrepreneur. The Papa John’s national pizza chain has inked a partnership deal with Colorado Springs-based Junior Achievement and will provide money, teachers and board members for the national financial literacy and entrepreneurial organization. Papa John’s will donate $2 to JA for each… Continue Reading Papa John’s teams with Junior Achievement

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Memorial CEO Dick Eitel to retire next year

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Memorial Health System’s board of directors announced today that CEO Dick Eitel will retire next year. Vice President of Communications Rita Burns said that Eitel will leave his post as soon as a replacement is found. The announcement came this afternoon during a regular monthly update to City Council. “It’s just a notice of retirement,”… Continue Reading Memorial CEO Dick Eitel to retire next year

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Colorado SBA Director retiring

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Patricia Barela Rivera, the state district director for the Small Business Administration, will retire from her post Jan. 3. Region eight administrator Elton Ringsak said Ron Solberg, the Colorado Lead Business Development Specialist, will temporarily fill her position until a replacement is found. The state director is responsible for implementing national SBA programs and dispersing… Continue Reading Colorado SBA Director retiring

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Feed the Children, a nationally known nonprofit organization, will deliver 2,000 boxes of food for families served by the El Paso County Department of Human Services Saturday, Dec.15. Food will be distributed between 9 a.m. and noon at the Department of Human Services, 105 N. Spruce St.

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El Paso County and the city of Colorado Springs’ Economic Development Divisions have received approval from the Colorado Economic Development Commission to add the United States Olympic Committee retention and expansion project to the list of eligible Enterprise Zone projects. The approval will provide state income tax credits to donors who contribute to the project.… Continue Reading USOC retention project added to Enterprise Zone list

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BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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This June, The Broadmoor will be hosting PBS grilling star Steven Raichlen’s Barbecue University. The grilling school has been touted as the “best BBQ experience in the U.S.” by the Food Network. The training includes a three-night, three-day interactive grilling course that offers techniques to novice and expert barbecue lovers. The BBQ University will be… Continue Reading BBQ U at The Broadmoor

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Off-road motorcycle and four-wheel drive enthusiasts might soon get a 900-acre recreation park in El Paso County for practicing their sport. The Board of County Commissioners has approved a resolution authorizing the Parks and Leisure Services Department to purchase or lease land located near County Highway 94 and Blaney Road in eastern El Paso County… Continue Reading County OK’s 900-acre off-road park

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