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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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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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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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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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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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