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DIA on-time flight ranking drops

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Denver International Airport has dropped from its gleaming No. 3 spot for on-time flight arrivals during 2006 to No. 11 during 2007. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics tracked flight arrivals for 32 major airports during November 2006 and November 2007. During November 2007, 83 percent of DIA flights arrived on time, compared to 83.3 percent… Continue Reading DIA on-time flight ranking drops

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Real estate sales to level this year

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The Pikes Peak region has seen an infusion of close to $1 billion in new commercial real estate investment during the past five years, but industry experts are predicting transaction volume and prices may level out during 2008. Prices during October increased 1.6 percent from September, according to the Moody’s/Real Commercial Property Price Indices. Moody’s… Continue Reading Real estate sales to level this year

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County DHS applies for $492,786 in CSBG grants

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services has applied to receive $492,786 in Community Services Block Grants for 2008 and 2009. The federal CSBG grants are awarded annually to provide county emergency and self-sufficiency services to low-income families. The Pikes Peak Community Action Agency and the Salvation Army’s emergency shelter will provide those services… Continue Reading County DHS applies for $492,786 in CSBG grants

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DHS adds day to closures

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The El Paso County Department of Human Services will be closed an additional day during the week of Dec. 25, when the offices will be closed for Christmas The closures come as a result of El Paso County’s $4.1 million revenue shortfall. Despite the office closures, Child and Adult Protection Services will be available everyday.… Continue Reading DHS adds day to closures

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The Board of County Commissioners entered into a due diligence agreement with Craddock-Walden Investments, LLC to grant a conservation easement for 73.188 acres of undeveloped land located near Interstate 25 and State Highway 16 in southern El Paso County. The conservation easement will preserve the land for outdoor recreation and open space, while maintaining a… Continue Reading El Paso County receives 73.188 acres as conservation easement

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El Paso County Public Trustee resigns

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El Paso County Public Trustee Patricia Thompson has resigned. Deputy Public Trustee Wendy Habert said she could not discuss the resignation, and phone calls to Thompson’s home were not immediately returned. Habert said Adams County Public Trustee Carol Snyder will serve as interim trustee until a permanent replacement is found. Thompson was appointed by Gov.… Continue Reading El Paso County Public Trustee resigns

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Representatives from the El Paso County Environmental Services Department attended a public meeting in Denver last night to recommend removing the Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species in El Paso County. The move comes after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Nov. 1 that the Preble’s… Continue Reading El Paso County wants Preble’s mouse taken off endangered list

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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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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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