Pikes Peak libraries to receive part of grant money

The Pikes Peak Library District is one of 76 community library districts throughout the state to benefit from a $3.3 million grant to add more computers and Internet services to the state’s libraries. In Colorado, the money will pay for 692 laptop computers, 451 desktop computers and 69 computer stations for the disabled. The money […]

Penrose receives cancer grants

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services will receive part of a $10.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue the community cancer center program. The program is now a permanent initiative sponsored by the NCI, which is using $80 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand high-level research to a total of […]

Detour: Stimulus money rerouting economic decline

Stimulus money to thank for county’s survival? While the public debates the necessity of the $787 billion nationwide stimulus money package, economists are adamant the money was necessary — and what has kept El Paso County on life support. “Think about a heart attack patient — you know he needs to lose weight, start exercising, […]

Stimulating the local economy

The auto industry, Wall Street and the major banks, among others, have received stimulus money in amounts that are hard to comprehend and have never been seen before.  Local middle market companies might be feeling left out and forgotten. You might be wondering if there is help for your business or are the stimulus dollars […]