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2 years 8 months ago

Local jobs at stake in budget stalemate

Thousands of local jobs are in jeopardy after the Congressional "Supercommittee" failed to agree on spending cuts. The stalemate triggered $1 trillion in automatic cuts to Medicare and defense spending. Economist Fred Crowley of Southern Colorado Economic Forum says any cuts in defense spending will have a direct, negative...

2 years 11 months ago

Concern and hope for local economy

"I know first hand that the job market is pretty tough," says Jose Dominguez, a Colorado Springs resident. It took Dominguez a couple of months to find work when he first moved to Colorado Springs, and he knows others who are looking. David Welker, a Fort Carson soldier, says...

3 years 11 months ago

Focus on the Family lays off 110 employees

Focus on the Family has laid off 110 workers, leaving the conservative Christian group with about 750 employees. Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger said Monday that 15 managers, including two senior executives, were among the layoffs. Most laid-off workers will still be on the payroll until Aug. 20. The...

4 years 3 months ago

Donate to keep the fountain flowing

The Friends of the Julie Penrose Fountain are trying to raise $12,500 to keep it running this summer. The fountain is in the heart of America the Beautiful Park. El Pomar will provide a matching grant if the money is raised. It goes toward maintenance, life guards and safety....

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