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Colorado Springs business leaders and retired generals have been waging a public-relations campaign, suggesting the military might cut back assets here if City Council doesn’t ban retail sales of marijuana, now permitted under Amendment 64. That’s news to the Pentagon. “I wouldn’t think so,” said Department of Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Tom Crosson. “Military personnel […]
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Sequestration was predicted to be an economic disaster — affecting nearly every aspect of government across the nation, costing tens of thousands of jobs and bringing some government services to a halt. In the first two months, that hasn’t been the case — at least in Colorado Springs, and at least for the defense sector […]
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While the defense industry seems to be weathering the sequestration storm, for the city’s educators, the cuts are dramatic and serious. Local Head Start programs were cut by $550,000, which means 142 preschool children won’t have seats next fall. There’s no summer program this year, and low-income parents counting on Head Start will have to […]
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Last year, it was the First Lady; this year it’s a prince who will attend the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. The United States Olympic Committee confirmed Monday that Britain’s Prince Harry will attend the fourth-annual Warrior Games in the Springs. “We are excited that Prince Harry will be attending the fourth annual Warrior Games […]
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Sen. Mark Udall will head up a committee that oversees issues critical to Colorado’s military and aerospace communities. Udall, who is a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which oversees such issues as cyberdefense, military space programs, nuclear weapons and intelligence programs. […]
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Under one scenario the Pentagon is considering, Fort Carson would lose 8,000 soldiers — and El Paso County will lose an additional 8,000 jobs. Under another scenario, the Mountain Post could see a net increase of 3,000 troops, and the county could see an equal rise in jobs. The Army has committed to a “reduction […]
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Colorado veterans are seeking and qualifying for U.S. Small Business Administration loans. In fiscal year 2012, ending Sept. 30, the Colorado District Office reported 68 loans to veterans for $26.4 million and 47 loans to disabled veterans for $23.8 million. In fiscal year 2011, there were 72 loans to veterans valued at $29 million and […]
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This Veterans Day, U.S. Bank said it has hired 2,300 veterans nationwide, surpassing its military hiring goal for 2012. “U.S. Bank is firmly committed to employing and supporting veterans, active-duty service members and their families,” said Richard Davis, chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, parent company of U.S. Bank. “Veterans bring valuable leadership skills […]
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Veterans Day celebrations and commemorations are planned for Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 in the Springs. Veterans from across the region will take to the Colorado Springs downtown streets Saturday to celebrate Veterans Day. The Colorado Springs Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 10. The parade will proceed down Tejon Street, starting […]
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Last Veteran’s Day, a dozen veterans gathered at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center in Colorado Springs to share their experiences serving the country during times of war. This Sunday,  Rocky Mountain PBS will air the one-hour documentary produced from those interviews. It will be on PBS stations across Colorado at 7 p.m. prior to the National […]
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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will offer about 30 scholarships annually for past and current military service members interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships, up to $10,000 annually with the potential to renew, will be awarded based on financial need and a student’s interest in pursuing an undergraduate STEM […]
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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College are among the most military friendly schools in the country, according to G.I. Jobs magazine. G.I. Jobs, and its publisher Victory Media, named UCCS and PPCC to its 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools, a recognition given to the top 15 percent of […]
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