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School security is a rapidly growing business nationwide. According to CNNMoney, school districts are increasing their investments in video surveillance, entry control systems, training and security forces. Colorado Springs school districts are no exception. Although local districts don’t disclose the specifics of security measures such as placement of cameras, they want parents to know that […]
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Pikes Peak Community College packs a $323 million economic punch to El Paso County, and that's just a portion of the $3 billion annual economic impact that community colleges bring to Colorado.
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Over the years, people have called School District 49 a lot of things. Traditional is not one of them. The district has raced to combat negative news multiple times during the past decade — dealing with contentious boards, removal of a superintendent, falling educational scores, racial harassment complaints and even charging students to ride the […]
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Contributions to Pikes Peak United Way increased slightly in the fiscal year that ended June 30, said President and CEO Jason Wood. Last year, the nonprofit collected around $5.5 million, he said. This year there is an additional $200,000 in the contribution baskets. “We saw a better level of giving, from corporations to individuals,” Wood […]
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The Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association awarded five scholarships, amounting to nearly $7,000, to students along the Rockies. The association presented its awards–including one to a current UCCS student–during its annual Winter Conference and Trade Show in Denver, according to a news release. The three students who received $1,200 awards are studying agriculture or a related […]
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Pikes Peak Community College purchased a 10,000-square-foot building downtown with plans to expand its arts programs, including graphic design and performing arts. The building is at 22 N. Sierra Madre, directly west of the college’s Downtown Studio Campus.  The college paid $727,000. The building, which was occupied by Gowdy-Printcraft Press from 1955 to 2005, is […]
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Business students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are interested in sports management, PGA golf management and information systems.
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Right before Valentine’s Day, Colorado Technical University is playing matchmaker to help job seekers find their perfect job at a free career fair Feb. 13. The career fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at CTU, 4435 N. Chestnut St. and is open to the public. Campus officials expect more than 25 local businesses from […]
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A $400,000 grant from Lockheed Martin Corp. has established the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. Dedicated in a ceremony at the Space Foundation Discovery Center Tuesday, the LMSEC will benefit school children and educators, including schools serving large concentrations of low-income and at-risk children, according to a news release […]
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The next generation of entrepreneurs, investment bankers, scientists and doctors attended the 21st Century Skills Forum on Jan. 10 at UCCS. About 800 high school students from six local districts, including Woodland Park, converged on the campus to hear keynote speaker Kent Fortune, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Springs campus, and attend two […]
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Plans are taking shape for the $58 million UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Center, with roughly a quarter of the funding already raised, design scheduled to be done in early 2014 and the project on track to begin construction in 2015, according to university officials. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said that nearly $15 million — […]
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This week the National Cyber Intelligence Center’s board of directors changed the center’s name and announced its nationally searching for the center’s CEO to reveal by the fall, according to city officials. The board voted July 5 to change the name from the National Cyber Intelligence Center to the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) because of “competing […]
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