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Domestic violence programs important in workplace

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Most businesses would jump at the chance to both curb costs and improve the lives of their employees. Domestic violence awareness training is one of those programs for managers and other staff that can save money. And lives. A study by the American Bar Association’s commission on domestic violence found that family violence costs American… Continue Reading Domestic violence programs important in workplace

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Land-development permits to have extra surcharge

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El Paso County’s new land-development review process division received approval last week to adopt a new surcharge. The El Paso County Commissioners also supported creating a new fund to finance the new division. The El Paso County Commissioners approved a $15 surcharge on all new land-development applications and permits. This fee will reimburse a $500,000… Continue Reading Land-development permits to have extra surcharge

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While the Legislature wrestles over how to handle the state’s growth issues, local developers and city planning officials said they will root for the proposal allowing the most flexibility and local control to come out on top. The city of Colorado Springs has yet to take an official position supporting any of the proposed bills… Continue Reading Colorado Springs officials push for flexible legislation to handle state growth

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City Council decided Tuesday to put off making any decisions concerning the Woodmen and Academy fee ordinance until March 13. That ordinance was to reflect an agreement between the city and Rosenbaum-Dean, the developer of Woodmen Commons, a commercial development at the corner of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard that contains several retail stores. Rosenbaum-Dean… Continue Reading Colorado Springs City Council debates impact fees for Woodmen Commons

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With the cost of energy rising and many businesses finding themselves in a financial pinch one local school system may have found a way to keep costs down. Colorado Springs School District 11 recently implemented a pilot program whereby a building’s heating and cooling is produced by a geothermal method. The guinea pig for the… Continue Reading Colorado Springs school implements pilot program for geothermal heating

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With financial support for the Penrose Heritage Foundation master plan voted down by the El Paso County Commissioners, organizers seeking to gain control of the El Paso County Penrose Equestrian Center will have to head back to the drawing board. “This is D-Day,” said county administrator Terry Harris. “Decision Day.” The proposed master plan called… Continue Reading Plan to privatize Colorado Springs’ Penrose Equestrian Center in jeopardy

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