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1 year 10 months ago

PPRTA tax extension passed

COLORADO SPRINGS- A tax extension used to improve area roadways and bridges was approved Tuesday night. Early polling results hinted at a huge victory for the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority. About 73-percent of early returns favored extending 55-percent of the one penny per dollar sales tax to...

2 years 8 months ago

Home Depot announces job openings

While thousands of seasonal workers just got laid off after the holidays, Home Depot says it is hiring more than 70,000 season positions for Spring. The world's largest home improvement retailer has already begun recruiting. Last year, about half of the company's seasonal hires stayed on in permanent positions....

3 years 3 months ago

Balance in Colorado unemployment fund improves

DENVER (AP) - Legislative economists say a Colorado fund that pays out unemployment benefits should be solvent again in the coming fiscal year. Heavy job losses during the recession pushed the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund into insolvency, and the state started borrowing federal money in 2010 to keep paying...

3 years 9 months ago

Harrison School District shows improvement methods

Harrison School District 2 has made national headlines with a bold plan to change public education. Superintendent Mike Miles talked about the progress today. His message: "DONE, Waiting for Superman!" "Waiting for Superman" is a recently released documentary with a powerful message now taking the nation's public education...

4 years 3 months ago

Input needed on Academy Boulevard project

Residents, businesses representatives and other interested people are invited to be a part of the Academy Boulevard Corridor Great Streets Plan. This phase of the process is focusing on Academy from Maizeland Road to Drennan Road. A public meeting will be held June 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in...

4 years 5 months ago

State plans to help Fowler make improvements

The city of Fowler has been chosen for a pilot program called the "Sustainable Main Streets Initiative." The Department of Local Affairs and the Office of Economic Development will partner with Fowler to help solve problems and make improvements. "When somebody comes to this town they're going to remember it...

4 years 10 months ago

Slight decline in Colorado October unemployment

Colorado unemployment continues to decline with the latest figures showing the seasonally adjusted rate for October at 6.9 percent. That's a slight decline from September, when the rate was at 7 percent. It was 7.3 percent in August. Colorado's unemployment rate last October was 5.3 percent. The figures released Friday...

4 years 11 months ago

Harrison scores big on C-SAP's

Education reforms put in place in Harrison School District 2 seem to be taking hold. The district has steadily increased it's academic achievement over the past three years with the most dramatic gains coming in the 2008 C-SAP scores. As a district, Harrison students improved their tests scores by 86%...

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