As the U.S. Army prepares to cut 80,000 military members — a 14 percent reduction in active-duty personnel — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel came to Fort Carson last week and assured soldiers that the cuts are an opportunity for a more nimble fighting force. Fort Carson will lose the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, part […]
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Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting, […]
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The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2006 Dirty Dozen, its annual tally of notorious tax scams, along with an alert to taxpayers to watch out for schemes that promise to reduce or eliminate taxes. “When it comes to taxes, everyone has to pay their fair share,” said IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson. “I urge taxpayers not to be taken in by hucksters who promise to lower or eliminate taxes. Getting caught up in the Dirty Dozen or similar schemes can lead to big headaches.”
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Gold Hill Mesa developers believe their West Side infill project is “so far outside of the box” that it needs its own zoning.
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Colleges in Colorado Springs ranked among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings released Tuesday. The US Air Force Academy was listed the 25th top liberal arts school in the nation. Colorado College followed closely behind, at number 31. The magazine’s definition of a liberal arts college is […]
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Doctors who attended a City Council meeting this week had a message for city leadership: Turn Memorial Health System into a nonprofit. Oh, and hurry up. Speaking in favor of a ballot initiative this week that asks whether the city should end its 62-year obligation to levy taxes if Memorial Health System’s finances needed help, […]
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Consumers should ignore a cancellation letter from Humana, sent in error the last week in August. According to Commissioner of Insurance Marguerite Salazar, the company sent the letter to 3,400 Colorado policy holders. The letter incorrectly states that customers must choose to renew their health insurance with Humana by September 28, 2013, or their insurance […]
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Insurance premiums in Colorado will rise by double digits for the seventh year in a row during 2008. The Lockton Co. of Colorado reports that the average increase is 12.9 percent, higher than national levels. More than 88 percent of employers plan to pass along some portion of the rate increase to their employees. While insurance premiums continue to experience double-digit increases, the average merit pay increase is 3.5 percent.
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There were few surprises at Thursday night’s mayoral goat rope at UCCS, skillfully emceed by KKTV’s Don Ward and featuring the usual assortment of questions from a media panel, community leaders, UCCS students and Gazette readers. At this point in the campaign, the candidates have responded to every likely question dozens of times, and have […]
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The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry.   In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court’s conservative majority concluded that the roughly 90,000 people who try to persuade doctors to prescribe certain drugs to their patients […]
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American Medical Responses has received national re-accreditation from the Commission the Accreditation of Ambulance Services. Accreditation is considered the gold standard in the ambulance industry. Nationally, fewer than 1 percent of all ambulance services are accredited. “CAAS accreditation makes us a better organization and sets us apart,” said AMR Operations Manager Scott McCune. “More important, […]
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The tech industry in Colorado Springs is hot — private and public sector cybersecurity workers are in high demand, and developments such as the National Cybersecurity Center and Catalyst Campus continue to gain momentum and national attention. But if Colorado Springs wants to attract more high-tech businesses, then science, technology, engineering and math education and […]
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