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Springs officials in a panic?

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The Indianapolis Business Journal reported last week that Colorado Springs officials are “in a panic” over losing USA Basketball – and other Olympic governing bodies – possibly to Indianapolis, because the Indiana Sports Corp. is apparently making a “hard run” at USA Basketball. I have told people around town that Indianapolis is a real contender… Continue Reading Springs officials in a panic?

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Fort Carson will host the 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference and Expo from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. This year’s theme is “Securing the Future – A Sustainability Strategy.” The conference is an educational forum intended… Continue Reading Fort Carson hosts 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference

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COPPeR hires first executive director

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COPPeR, the nonprofit Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, has hired Bettina Swigger as its first executive director. She starts the job Jan. 3. Swigger has managed the Summer Arts Festival at Colorado College for three years and also has worked as the administrator for the citywide Mozart @ 250 celebration, a freelance arts… Continue Reading COPPeR hires first executive director

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The free downtown shuttle service could come to an end early next year. The city’s public transportation arm, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, had planned to pay for the shuttle’s operation cost starting in 2008, but proposed 2008 public transportation cuts to cover a $1.3 million budget shortfall include eliminating the shuttle service. Proponents of the free… Continue Reading Downtown shuttle service on the chopping block

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A premier party for a Trading Spaces television episode filmed in Colorado Springs this summer is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Will’s Sports Pub & Grill, 424 S. Nevada Ave. The episode will be televised at the party from 8 to 9 p.m. The episode features local residents and roller derby skaters Karma Getcha… Continue Reading Premier party for Springs’ Trading Spaces episode

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The appropriations bill passed last night in the U.S. Senate contains more than $1.7 million for Colorado projects – none of which are local. The projects include: $200,000 for Mercy Health Foundation in La Plata County to expand its primary care and prevention services $200,000 for Denver Health Medical Center in Denver to expand and… Continue Reading Senate OK’s appropriations bill with Colorado projects

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Design input sought for Memorial skate park

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Know anyone who likes to skateboard? If so, they might want to attend a series of design input meetings for a skate park scheduled to be built in Memorial Park next year. The public input meetings are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the City Auditorium, 221… Continue Reading Design input sought for Memorial skate park

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The only location options that the city is considering to keep the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs are downtown, and proposals from developers not included in the city’s confidential request for information aren’t being considered. Colorado Springs developer Jannie Richardson said that she would have submitted a proposal, but was told by the city… Continue Reading City, mayor still unwilling to discuss USOC proposal details

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State lags in child health care

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Colorado’s Health Report Card: Healthy Beginnings C- Healthy Children C- Healthy Adolescents B Healthy Adults B Healthy Aging A- Colorado’s aging population is relatively healthy, but its children rank only average in health care needs and gains. That’s according to the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual report card. The state ranks average or below average on… Continue Reading State lags in child health care

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The City of Colorado Springs has opened its first Ethanol 85 fuel pump. The pump will provide fuel for 93 city and utilities flex-fuel vehicles, which can run on unleaded gasoline or a gasoline and ethanol combination. Since corn is the primary material for ethanol, E85 is expected to reduce dependency on petroleum and emit… Continue Reading E-85 fuel for city vehicles

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