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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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Southwest Tech wins infrastructure award

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Southwest Technical Consultants Inc. recently earned Celebrate Technology’s Best Infrastructure Service Provider award. Linda J. Boedeker, president and founder of Southwest Technical Consultants Inc., accepted the award at the Celebrate Technology Banquet in September.

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Owens dedicates newest state park

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Gov. Bill Owens dedicated Cheyenne Mountain State Park on Oct. 13. The 1,680-acre property will be transformed into a premier state park, thanks to a partnership between state and local government that made the $16.8 million purchase possible. Formerly known as the JL Ranch, the tract had been slated for a 2,000-plus home development featuring… Continue Reading Owens dedicates newest state park

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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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State exports reach $3.1 billion in 2000

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State exports reached $3.1 billion for the first six months of 2000, a 9.4-percent gain over 1999, reports the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The value of goods to Canada, Colorado’s largest trading partner, was $495 million. Exports to Japan increased 14.4 percent, to $450 million. The largest export industries were dominated… Continue Reading State exports reach $3.1 billion in 2000

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CACI to focus on 2000 elections

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The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) will hold its 35th annual meeting on Oct. 18 in Denver to focus on the November elections and the New Economy challenges that face Colorado businesses. More than 800 business leaders are expected to attend. Gov. Bill Owens will address the CACI audience on critical topics that… Continue Reading CACI to focus on 2000 elections

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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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