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CC gets $1 million challenge grant

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The Kresge Foundation awarded Colorado College a $1 million challenge grant to help fund the Russell T. Tutt Science Center. The new science building will house psychology, geology, neuroscience and environmental science. Kresge’s grant to CC brings the campaign total to $73 million but is contingent on the campaign raising the $10 million balance required… Continue Reading CC gets $1 million challenge grant

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Library offers voting information

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Political literature for the November ballot is available at most Pikes Peak Library District locations. Candidates, parties or organizations interested in providing literature for the public should bring it to the public relations office at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The availability of political literature does not imply endorsement by… Continue Reading Library offers voting information

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FirstBank reports strong earnings

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Lakewood-based FirstBank Holding Co. of Colorado reported net income of $54,699,000 for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2000, up 9 percent from the same period last year. Earnings per share for the period were $364.79, up 11 percent from 1999. Net income for the quarter represents a return on average assets of 1.62 percent… Continue Reading FirstBank reports strong earnings

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Memorial opens new mother-baby unit

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Memorial Hospital opened a new mother-baby unit this week. The new unit is located on the sixth floor of the north tower and will provide a quiet, comfortable area for mothers to recover after their babies are delivered. The facility includes spacious rooms with expansive views, a large nursery for babies when their mothers are… Continue Reading Memorial opens new mother-baby unit

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State's agricultural employment increases

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The results of the most recent census of agriculture, conducted by the Colorado State University department of agricultural and resource economics, show that agriculture employment rose nearly 10 percent between 1992 and 1997, and agriculture income was up almost 15 percent. Colorado ranks 17th in the total value of agriculture products sold, at $15.9 billion… Continue Reading State's agricultural employment increases

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Member needed for board of health

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El Paso County commissioners need a volunteer on the county board of health. Board members are involved with setting general policy to guide the Department of Health and Environment, adhering to the powers and duties set forth in the Colorado statutes. Members must attend board meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at… Continue Reading Member needed for board of health

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Pioneer Museum receives award

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The Colorado Historical Society held its annual meeting for the 121st year. Nineteen awards were presented during the meeting. The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum received an award from the American Association of State and Local History for its Web site and on-site collections and data-access system.

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Internet project granted $500,000

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The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $500,000 to Colorado to fund a project that will allow workers to file initial unemployment insurance claims through the Internet. Nationwide, grants totaling $9.3 million were awarded competitively for seven telephone claim-filing systems and seven Internet filing systems.

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Gill Foundation grants $1 million

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The Denver-based Gill Foundation awarded more than $1 million to 75 organizations during its latest grant cycle. The grants will help strengthen the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement and support HIV/AIDS programming. Among the grants awarded in September was $2,000 to the Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival.

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Holiday Inn wins excellence award

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The Holiday Inn Express Airport hotel won the Bass Hotels & Resorts 2000 Quality Excellence Award. The award is granted to hotels achieving distinction in all aspects of their operations. Included in that was a high score in Holiday Inn’s guest satisfaction tracking system. The Holiday Inn Express Airport was one of 327 properties selected… Continue Reading Holiday Inn wins excellence award

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