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D-11 partners with Penrose

D-11 partners with Penrose

According to a news release sent by Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, an ongoing health and wellness partnership with the health system “resulted in astounding savings of approximately $1.9 million for Colorado Springs School District 11 in 2014.” That data came from the district’s most recent health management overview, the release stated. In 2012, BEST Health Plan… Continue Reading D-11 partners with Penrose

State tax burden not as low as some think

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Taxes. They’re always too high, never too low. Few of us appear to believe that we pay a fair share of taxes, or that the tax system is structured to reward hard work, penalize sloth and fund only the basic necessities of government. In the famous dictum of Sen. Russell Long, D-Louisiana: “Don’t tax you,… Continue Reading State tax burden not as low as some think

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Could D-11 be poised for rebound?

Colorado Springs School District 11 and its neighborhoods have problems with a declining population. Student enrollment is dropping, property values are low and retail centers have high vacancy rates. The area, which covers the geographic center of the city, is ripe for revitalization, and some believe it’s on the verge of happening. Others, though, believe… Continue Reading Could D-11 be poised for rebound?

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Stretching the market: School district enrollments affect real estate values

School District 11 covers the residential heart of Colorado Springs, but in recent years, many of the district’s schools and the neighborhoods around them have been suffering. Whether the ailing schools affected the neighborhoods or vice versa, no one really knows. What is certain, however, is that the downward spiral has resulted in a string… Continue Reading Stretching the market: School district enrollments affect real estate values

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Gloom and despair – and a radically reduced state government – that’s what community leaders promised if Amendments 60 and 61,  and Proposition 10, all pass in November. An array of leaders from the business, legal and educational communities spoke at a rally this morning concerning the “devastating” effects that can be expected if amendments… Continue Reading Ballot initiatives would be devastating, local leaders say

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