James Sullivan, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region, looks on as Megan Brunet of the Allstate Foundation congratulates 10-year-old Stoney Vandell for being part of the first class to graduate from Money Matters, a youth financial literacy program.
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Property owners in El Paso County could see an average of a 14-percent decline in their 2011 assessments, meaning lower taxes for homeowners and others, according to a preliminary estimate from the El Paso County Assessor. Such a drop in assessments would be the largest since the late 1980s, when Colorado Springs earned a reputation […]
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Companies are laying off workers – but not because they need the extra cash. The New York Times is reporting that large companies are using extra cash to buy back stock. It’s an increasingly common move. American companies have record amounts of cash, but insist growth opportunities are hard to find. Critics say the companies […]
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Buckley Air Force Base brings more than $1 billion to the Colorado economy, according to the Aurora Sentinel. Even as construction projects slow at the base in Aurora, Buckley is still a major contributor to the economy – bring more than $1 billion to the state for the eighth year in a row. Read more […]
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<strong>Sue Foerster </strong>has been named the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Colorado. She is chairwoman of the board for Peak Vista Community Health Centers, and has volunteered service to United Way, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Newborn Hope and Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs. <strong>Dean Boosalis </strong>has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Arc Thrift Stores. He is a partner with BKD LLP, and has volunteered service to Arc Thrift Stores for 14 years.
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A new fundraising campaign aims to raise money for the Colorado Springs arts community. The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region announced the launch of Peak Arts Fund at Kirkpatrick Bank Tuesday morning. The fund is a full-press effort to gain awareness and support for the local arts community and to substantially increase direct […]
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Major economic impact

Nonprofit arts organizations in Colorado Springs generate $94.7 million in economic activity, including 2,639 full-time equivalent jobs, $6 million in local government tax revenue and $2.8 million in state tax revenue, according to a study released yesterday by Americans for the Arts. The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit compiled the information as part of a national study about the economic impact of the arts in 156 cities
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Denver is just one of a handful f metropolitan areas that has increased retail jobs in the past four years, reports the Denver Business Journal. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Denver metro area is one of 10 cities where retail jobs increased. From 2008 to 2012, the retail sector reached 127,000. Read […]
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The federal government is looking for some fresh talent in Colorado Springs. As part of a nationwide recruitment effort, the Office of Personnel Management has launched a television advertising campaign targeted at potential federal workers. The ads were first aired in Colorado Springs on July 10 and will continue through the end of the month. They direct people to usajobs.gov, an online database of civilian job openings. “We’re looking for areas with a high student population, a big potential labor pool, and areas where the price is right,” said OPM Director Linda M. Springer.
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Geezers Rule!

After the newly seated City Council decided to install rookie Councilor Keith King as presiding officer and two-year incumbent Merv Bennett as deputy assistant presiding officer ( I know, I know, those aren’t the official titles), it seemed appropriate to utter the G-word. Asked whether the city ought to be led by a trio of […]
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The University of Colorado brings $5.3 billion to the state in economic impact, and $1.5 billion to the city of Boulder, reports the Boulder Daily Camera. In a report to Boulder’s city leaders, CU officials reported that the university’s faculty are among the most productive researchers in the nation, that the student population is more […]
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E Light Electric Services, Inc., a commercial electrical contractor, announced the promotion of Jason Wheeler to vice president of operations. Wheeler has been with E Light since 2005, and through his oversight, managed field productivity, manpower, scheduling, budgeting and the completion of projects to maximize profits. Penrose–St. Francis Health Services welcomes local and established vascular […]
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