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Visit One News Page for Aurora news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Aurora news headlines.
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    Soules is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal accident near his hometown of Aurora, Iowa in April.

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    Ecotech Institute, an Aurora, Colorado-based college offering degree and diploma programs in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability, is pleased to welcome Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) to its campus on Sept. 19, 2017. As part of the visit, Rep. Coffman will tour Ecotech Institute’s training facilities and meet with the school’s faculty, staff and students.

    Aurora, CO (PRWEB) September 15, 2017

    Members of the media are invited to attend a visit with Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) at Ecotech Institute on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. MST. The United States Representative for the Sixth Congressional District of Colorado, Rep. Coffman will tour Ecotech Institute’s LEED Gold Certified campus, visiting modern labs and training facilities and meeting with the students and faculty who help prepare Colorado for the rapidly emerging clean tech economy.

    What: Congressman Mike Coffman visits Ecotech Institute, America’s first and only college entirely focused on preparing graduates for careers in clean and renewable energy.

    Who: U.S. Representative for the Sixth Congressional District of Colorado, Mike Coffman will meet with Ecotech Institute Campus President Chris Gorrie as well as some of the school’s faculty, staff, and students.

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. MST.

    Where: Ecotech Institute, 1400 S. Abilene St., Aurora, CO 80012

    RSVP: To R.S.V.P. or for additional information, please contact Vlad Drazdovich at vlad(at)redbanyan(dot)com or by phone at (954) 696-5965.

    About Ecotech Institute

    Ecotech Institute is the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy. Located in Aurora, CO, Ecotech Institute offers an array of practical degree and diploma programs that prepare students for careers in renewable energy. Through flexible programs designed to meet diverse career goals, students get the hands-on training they need to be successful in these high-tech industries. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit or call 877-326-5576. Reported by PRWeb 17 hours ago.

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    Civic leaders in Golden and Aurora are pushing back at substantial proposed service cuts to two light-rail lines that they say could leave them with inadequate service. Reported by Denver Post 19 hours ago.

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    Thousands of ICE detainees get transferred around the country every year to keep detention beds filled, and many then get released far from home, family or legal support in unfamiliar communities like Aurora. Reported by Denver Post 3 hours ago.

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    Crowds gather at the Stanley Marketplace for the third day of the Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley on September 17, 2017 in Aurora, Colorado.The festival hosts 100 national juried artists, food, live music, as well as interactive art. Reported by Denver Post 12 hours ago.

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    Intuit Awards Canadian-based Firm as leader in driving adoption of next-gen technology

    Burlington, Ontario (PRWEB) September 18, 2017

    Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today named Canadian firm, AIS Solutions and Kninja, as a top four finalist in the annual Firm of the Future search for accounting firms who best embrace online technologies to grow their practice and meet the dynamic needs of their small business clients.

    Now in its third year, Intuit’s contest searches across the globe to find leading accounting, bookkeeping and tax firms that eagerly deploy cloud technologies, use business models to better value their expertise, and grow their practice with modern marketing techniques. Countless hopeful firms from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States have entered to vie for the $10,000 grand prize – and for a shot at the title of Firm of the Future.

    “We are thrilled to announce AIS Solutions and Kninja as one of the world’s top four Firms of the Future,” said Rich Preece, global leader of Intuit’s Accountant Segment, Small Business and Self-Employed Group. “AIS Solutions and Kninja is a leader in their field, showcasing expertise in all areas – from dialing up their modern marketing presence to leveraging the cloud to becoming a trusted advisor – and we couldn’t be more excited to see how integrating these technologies has transformed their practice.”

    Preece and a panel of qualified judges from Intuit’s global sites selected the top four finalists who best embody the attributes of Firms of the Future. Each of the top four finalists provided written submissions highlighting their firm’s work, culture and vision to demonstrate why they deserve to be named a Firm of the Future. Next, each finalist will develop a video submission to be used in the public voting period to determine the winner; the voting takes place October 16-29, 2017.

    Each finalist will also receive a $5,000 USD cash prize and a free trip to QuickBooks Connect, November 15-17, in San Jose, California. The grand prize winner will be announced at the conference and fifteen runner up Firms of the Future will also be awarded a cash prize of $2,500 USD.

    “We are both humbled and incredibly proud to be recognized by Intuit as a Firm of the Future,” said Juliet Aurora and Steve Loates - the firm’s co-owners. “Implementing next-generation technologies into our practice has given us a competitive advantage in the accounting industry and transformed the work we do for our clients. We are grateful to have made the list alongside so many other technologically-driven firms.”

    To join the conversation, share on Facebook and Twitter using #QBFirmOfTheFuture.

    About AIS Solutions and Kninja

    AIS Solutions and Kninja is dedicated to making an impact on the lives of entrepreneurs and the businesses which they run . They do this by redefining the traditional model around accounting processes and leverage technology to instead create Financial Management Ecosystems for their clients.

    These Ecosystems are built around QuickBooks Online and help their clients solve pain points, save time, increase efficiencies and increase profitability. One of the most impactful results of these Financial Ecosystems is the ability for business owners to receive real time, relevant financial data so they can make the best business decisions.

    AIS Solutions also launched its Kninja Knetwork to make a bigger impact on their industry as a whole. The mission is to provide an online education and training community exclusively for bookkeepers to help them become the best bookkeepers and bookkeeping firms they want to become. Kninja is a cloud based portal with education, training and support materials developed for bookkeepers by bookkeepers to help them stay current with the rapidly changing industry.

    Starting from humble beginnings in 2000, AIS Solutions, has grown to become one of the most respected bookkeeping and QuickBooks training firms in Canada - winning “Canadian Bookkeeping Firm of the Year” in 2016. Today, they are a 100% QuickBooks and cloud based firm. And, with the launch of Kninja in December 2016 they are committed to help improve the lives of bookkeepers around the globe.

    You can learn more about AIS Solutions here and about Kninja Knetwork here

    About Intuit Inc.
    Intuit Inc. is committed to powering prosperity around the world for consumers, small businesses and the self-employed through its ecosystem of innovative financial management solutions.

    Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. QuickBooks Self-Employed provides freelancers and independent contractors with an easy and affordable way to manage their finances and save money at tax time, while Mint delivers financial tools and insights to help people make smart choices about their money.

    Intuit's ProConnect brand portfolio includes ProConnect Tax Online, ProSeries® and Lacerte®, the company's leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

    Founded in 1983, Intuit serves 42 million customers in North America, Europe, Australia and Brazil, with revenue of $4.7 billion in its fiscal year 2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia and other locations. More information can be found at Reported by PRWeb 35 minutes ago.

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    Klondex Mines Ltd (TSE:KDX, NYSEMKT:KLDX) has transferred the Rock Creek lands to the Shoshone Indians of Nevada, it said. The lands for thousands of years were traditionally used by the Indians for healing ceremonies and as a  source of medicinal plants. The lands, which lie about 20 miles northeast of Battle Mountain, Nevada, were transferred on August 17 this year, and a celebration was held on August 18 in Battle Mountain, Nevada, the firm reported. "Securing the lands and donating them to the Western Shoshone has been a focus of the Klondex executive team and endorsed by the Klondex board of directors since acquiring Hollister," said Paul Huet, president and chief executive officer of Klondex. "Working alongside such an amazing group like the Western Shoshone has been gratifying for everyone involved. "Klondex recognizes that working with key external stakeholders is critical to our success. This contribution will be remembered for many generations and will secure the Rock Creek lands indefinitely for the Western Shoshone." Klondex and the Western Shoshone have established covenants to empower the Western Shoshone in the protection of these lands to ensure there is a legacy to be used for generations to come. Klondex owns three producing properties -  the Fire Creek mine and the Midas mine and ore milling facility in  Nevada. It also has the True North gold mine and mill in Manitoba, Canada and 100% interests in two recently acquired projects, the Hollister mine and the Aurora mine and ore milling facility, also in Nevada Reported by Proactive Investors 9 hours ago.

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 27-year-old man has been charged with first- and second-degree murder in a fatal shooting at an Anchorage paint store. Randall Igou also is charged with evidence tampering in the death of 65-year-old Gregory Gill, who worked at Aurora Paint Co. Online court documents do not list Igou’s attorney in the […] Reported by Seattle Times 7 hours ago.

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    A newly released report shows Aurora police had received a complaint alleging a Grandview High School security guard was having sex with students more than a year before he was arrested on sexual assault charges, and that the school was made aware of the allegations at the time but didn’t act. Reported by Denver Post 1 hour ago.

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    The Aurora, Illinois IT firm ranks No. 4770 on the 36th annual list with a three-year sales growth of 47 percent.

    Aurora, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2017

    Information technology (IT) services firm Merrimac Solutions was recently named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing companies in the United States.

    This is the first time the Aurora, IL. firm has made the annual list, ranking 4,770 with $2.2 million in revenue in 2016 and a three-year growth rate of 47 percent. Making the list in the competitive IT realm and as a first-time applicant thrilled Merrimac Solutions owner John Quinn.

    “I’ve always admired the companies that are on the Inc. 5000 list, and hoped that we would make it some day; so, I am excited,” said John Quinn, principal of Merrimac Solutions. “I am proud of my talented and very hard-working team and the way they work to really understand the requirements of our clients."

    “It is because of their ability to find the solutions that will best solve the client’s problem that we are growing so rapidly,” continued Quinn.

    According to Inc. magazine, the Inc. 5000 list represents a “unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small and midsized businesses.”

    "The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

    John Quinn founded Merrimac Solutions in 2005 with the vision to deliver relevant and effective data management solutions to their clients, reducing a company’s business risks. The firm specializes in managed cloud and datacenter solutions.

    The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, in Palm Desert, CA.

    For more than 35 years, Inc. magazine has published its list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Companies are ranked by revenue growth over three years. To qualify, a company must be headquartered in the United States, independent and for profit. To view the complete 2017 Inc. 5000 list, visit

    About Merrimac Solutions:

    Merrimac Solutions provides innovative technology to growing businesses by sourcing and implementing enterprise network, managed cloud and datacenter solutions. Their suite of IT solutions includes cloud services, enterprise storage, virtualization, data protection and security. Merrimac’s goal is to lower the total cost of ownership, safely backup data remotely, protect the data, assess risk and help their clients plan for disaster recovery. Located in Aurora, Illinois, the firm was founded in 2005 by John Quinn. For more info, visit: or call (630) 585-6441. Reported by PRWeb 14 hours ago.

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    It's never too late to get in touch with your inner artist. But once you decide to brave a new hobby, what's the next step? Reported by Denver Post 7 hours ago.

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    RoviSys announces opening of a new office in Taiwan; Will continue bringing independent, customer-focused automation solutions to the Taiwan and Greater China.

    Aurora, Ohio (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    RoviSys, a leading independent provider of comprehensive process automation, systems integration, and building management solutions, announced today the opening of an office in Taipei, Taiwan. This new location allows RoviSys to better support existing customers in Taiwan and the Greater China region, while developing new relationships in the region. Located in the Neihu area of Taipei, the office allows for convenient access to rail and air transportation, which supports quick response time and localized support to customers.

    “RoviSys has been supporting customers in Taiwan for more than 10 years, and has recently seen an increased demand for localized support both within Taiwan and Greater China. A presence in Taiwan allows us to provide improved support to existing customers, while expanding our footprint in the region. Maintaining the competitive rates and high quality standards that have driven our growth will continue,” explained Bill Hurder, Managing Director Asia-Pacific. “The automation industry in Taiwan is a mature industry, however, a strong interest in higher levels of automation and a desire to do more with existing systems, has emerged. RoviSys is uniquely suited to support these efforts, leveraging our vendor independence and seeking out technologies that fit specific requirements for each plant and project.”

    The Taiwan office will be led by Wuxiang Shen, and will work closely with RoviSys Asia Headquarters in Singapore. Shen has experience within Taiwan, the Greater China Region, and throughout Asia. RoviSys is actively hiring searching for talented systems and software engineers for the Taipei office. Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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    Blue Pillar has achieved significant market growth by connecting more behind-the-meter assets, creating compelling ecosystem partnerships, and pioneering Energy Network-as-a-Service

    Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    Based on its recent analysis of the behind-the-meter networks industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Blue Pillar with the “2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet-of-Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award” for connecting behind-the-meter assets that can help overcome reliability and resiliency challenges, while also being first in market to offer Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS). Blue Pillar is an Energy Internet of Things (IoT) platform company with the goal to seamlessly connect distributed energy resources (DERs) — new or old and all makes and models — to help commercial facilities, utilities, and energy service providers avoid power outages, balance the grid, alleviate grid stress, and drive higher levels of efficiency and data interoperability.

    The aging grid infrastructure in the United States is increasingly strained, with average grid outages increasing an estimated six-fold within the last decade. Additionally, growing distributed energy resources make the grid more vulnerable and difficult for utilities to manage the power and information flow. Given the current grid issues, utilities and their commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are devising strategies to address these problems that require the use of open, behind-the-meter Energy IoT networks to enable solutions such as:· Virtual power plants (VPPs): a virtual facility that amalgamates various potential resources, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), energy storage solutions, and customer-owned DERs;
    · Automated demand response (ADR): used by utilities to gain access to distributed generation behind-the-meter in times of peak demand to help stabilize the grid and avoid power outages; and
    · Distributed energy resources management systems (DERMS): used to integrate distributed generation sources that are increasingly found behind-the-meter at C&I facilities and used to enhance the controllability of distributed assets through near real-time monitoring.

    “Blue Pillar’s Aurora® Energy Network of Things® platform simplifies the connectivity of DERS into an open and centralized platform to deliver real-time energy data to energy providers, C&I facilities, DR aggregators and third-party software providers,” said Farah Saeed, Global Program Leader, Grids. “What makes Aurora unique is that it can connect any switch, meter, generation source, or other asset that happens behind the meter, regardless of age, make, model, or type, through a cyber-secure and scalable open IoT architecture that is completely vendor agnostic. This approach advances data analytics and control at the grid edge required to help utilities and other end users with their capacity planning and peak demand management.”

    “We are honored to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan. Blue Pillar has achieved tremendous growth in the past five years by focusing on being an open Energy IoT platform that connects behind-the-meter assets to automate the way critical energy data is gathered. Data that was once manually collected from DERs on clipboards or by meter readers can now be accessible through a digital platform to any third-party energy software,” said Tom Willie, CEO of Blue Pillar. “Our growth has been a result of the use of leading-edge IoT architecture and technology partnerships that make our approach 75% faster and 30% more affordable for our customers when compared to the costs of trying to build these behind-the-meter networks on their own.”

    Blue Pillar is focused on connecting behind-the-meter assets through an open IoT platform to make DER data (and control) accessible to third-party energy management software. Blue Pillar has differentiated itself not only in innovating the way it prescribes behind-the-meter networks, but in its success in offering an ENaaS — a fully turnkey and automated approach to delivering the creation of Energy IoT networks of DERs without ever requiring the customer to set foot behind the meter. Blue Pillar’s ENaaS offering eliminates operational deployment and maintenance concerns and delivers all hardware, installation, and configuration required to keep the network alive. Behind-the-meter data and control is accessible through an open application program interface (API) that dramatically reduces development time and costs.

    “Blue Pillar has successfully demonstrated that it can connect all types of DERs through its industry-recognized Aurora® Energy Network of Things® platform and is scaling globally to connect more DERs than any of its competitors,” said Saeed. “It is able to do so through strong technology partnerships, such as with Dell and Intel for grid-edge gateway devices, Microsoft for OS, and Azure for cloud service. These brand names allow Blue Pillar to successfully bridge the gap between the facility and IT departments. For these reasons, Blue Pillar has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 North American Behind-the-meter Internet-of-Energy Growth Excellence Leadership Award.”

    Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service, as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership, and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and greater share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification, and sustainability strategies of the company.

    Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

    About Blue Pillar
    Blue Pillar connects the Energy Things that power our world. The only IoT solution to unite all Energy Things onto a single platform, Blue Pillar unleashes the power of real-time data to strengthen critical infrastructure and accelerate business. Blue Pillar’s Aurora is automated through a template-driven process where security is built-in from sensor to cloud. With Blue Pillar, companies have unprecedented insight into their energy needs to become more efficient and have peace of mind that when the grid goes down, their business will continue forward. Learn more at or on Twitter at @bluepillarinc.

    Tom Ehart

    About Frost & Sullivan
    Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.

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    E: Samantha.Park(at)frost(dot)com Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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    Recent release “Plant Hope - Harvest Love” from Page Publishing author R.H. Krämer is a riveting tale of perseverance, kindness, and unconditional love.

    (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    R.H. Krämer, an imaginative writer with a passion for creating compelling female characters, has completed her new book “Plant Hope - Harvest Love”: a gripping story of betrayal, lust, and, ultimately, the fullness of love for a woman who had hit rock bottom.

    Experience a year of life-shattering moments in Aurora’s life. A woman with nothing left to give is given hope. Hope that leads to her life’s reconstruction until she can find the strength inside of her to grow. Grow until she is strong enough to Harvest Love.

    Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, R.H. Krämer’s poignant and provocative tale is a stirring tribute to the resilience of the human spirit.

    Readers who wish to experience this steamy work can purchase “Plant Hope- Harvest Love” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

    For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

    About Page Publishing:

    Page Publishing is a traditional New York-based full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished authors and publishing professionals can leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at Reported by PRWeb 8 hours ago.

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    RN to BSN, CBE powered by SIMPath™ program incorporates digital simulation to enhance learning experience from the comfort of the student’s home.

    AURORA, Colo (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    American Sentinel University, an accredited healthcare-focused online university, announces a new online option for earning a BSN: RN to BSN, CBE powered by SIMPath™. SIMPath™ incorporates a robust digital simulation into the curriculum and allows nursing students to learn how they want and when they want.

    The RN to BSN, CBE powered by SIMPath™ is CCNE-accredited and was designed for nursing students to learn at their own pace and leverage their skills and knowledge to complete as many competencies as they wish in 16-week terms. This exciting new learning format makes it possible for nurses to finish their BSN in less than a year for as little as $9,000.

    Digital Simulation Enhances Learning Experience
    “Each nursing student’s educational journey is all their own. The way you learn, when you study, the experience you bring, and the challenges you want to overcome are truly unique to you. SIMPath™ offers our students the flexibility to earn their BSN their way,” says Karen Whitham, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE, Associate Dean, Nursing and Healthcare Programs at American Sentinel University. Whitham is a certified nurse educator and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and the National League for Nursing.

    A Bachelor of Science Nursing is quickly becoming the minimum education level for many healthcare systems. American Sentinel’s RN to BSN curriculum focuses on the most relevant areas of nursing today: management, community health, strategic planning and more. These skills can be immediately applied to the students’ nursing careers.

    Students accepted to the RN to BSN, CBE powered by SIMPathTM may be awarded 60 credit hours of the total 120 credit hours for their RN license and ADN or nursing diploma. Additionally, students can transfer in up to 30 credits of general education leaving ten nursing credits to earn the degree.

    The addition of SIMPath™ offers students an interactive and immersive simulation. Assignments focus on observations and experiences from the digital simulation, allowing them to explore different communities from the comfort of their own home.

    “Nurses are an important part of the care team, and advanced nursing education is the key to stability and mobility in the healthcare industry,” says Dr. Whitham. “There is a shortage of nurses and access to nursing education in many rural areas throughout our country. Our RN to BSN, CBE powered by SIMPath™ opens BSN degree opportunities to non-traditional students, including working parents and those with time constraints.”

    Affordable, Flexible and Attainable
    The RN to BSN, CBE powered by SIMPath™ is 100% online and designed for working healthcare professionals, providing them with the convenience to complete competencies around their busy schedule.

    For information or to apply for American Sentinel University’s RN to BSN powered by SIMPath™ , please visit or call 866.922.5691.

    About American Sentinel University
    American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, D.C. 20001. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,

    In June 2016, the Higher Education Commission Board of Trustees voted to grant American Sentinel University the status of candidate for accreditation. Institutions seeking accreditation by HLC are required to complete a period of candidacy before being evaluated for full accreditation. To earn and maintain candidacy, American Sentinel must fully meet the Commission’s Eligibility Requirements and Assumed Practices and demonstrate the capacity to meet all the Criteria for Accreditation within the candidacy period.

    Please note, the MBA Healthcare Project-Based program is pending review for inclusion in the university’s programs covered by the Higher Learning Commission designation of candidate for accreditation.

    For required student consumer information, please visit Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    The Wettstein Agencies, a regional provider of asset protection and financial planning assistance that works with residents of the greater Denver region, is joining local nonprofit Brent’s Place in a charity drive to raise support for patients diagnosed with immunological disorders

    Aurora, CO (PRWEB) September 20, 2017

    The Wettstein Agencies, a Denver area firm offering insurance and financial preparation services to families and business professionals throughout Colorado, is joining the Brent’s Place organization in a charity drive to raise support for families and children receiving immunological treatment.

    Brent’s Place is a nonprofit organization committed to providing emotional and financial assistance to families and children undergoing difficult treatments for immune-related disorders. Each family or individual served by Brent’s Place is provided with a custom-tailored support plan that addresses their specific needs for the duration of their treatment.

    “Each one of us can have a positive impact on the life of families in need,” said Mitchell Wettstein, executive director of the Wettstein Agencies and project lead for the firm’s Colorado area charity event to assist Brent’s Place.

    The Wettstein team is working to publicize the ongoing efforts of Brent’s Place to assist immune-challenged patients by connecting with associates and regional supporters over email and social media channels. Further publicity is anticipated after the publication of a full length article on the charity event slated for release in a new edition of the Wettstein Agencies online magazine “Our Hometown”:

    The Wettstein Agencies team has organized a series of charity events for a number of central Colorado charities since joining the “Agents of Change” last October. Going forward, the firm plans to select and support additional regional charities regularly, at the rate of one every other month.

    For those interested in finding out more about how to join the Wettstein Agencies team in the charity drive to raise support for the Brent’s Place organization are invited to help make a difference by reviewing the following page: A comprehensive listing of charity events previously sponsored by the Wettstein Agencies can be accessed from the firm’s Community Causes page:

    About Wettstein Agencies    

    As a Personal Finance Representative in Aurora, Colorado, agency owner Mitchell Wettstein knows many local families. His knowledge and understanding of the people in his community ensures that clients of Wettstein Agencies are provided with an outstanding level of service. Mitchell and his team look forward to helping families protect the things that are most important - family, home, car and more. Wettstein Agencies also offers clients a preparation strategy for achieving their financial goals. To contact an expert at Wettstein Agencies, visit or call (720) 263-6821 in Aurora or (303) 750-5959 in Castle Rock. Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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    Gold producer Klondex Mines Ltd (TSE:KDX, NYSE:KLDX) is set for a busy time ahead as it drives its plan to get its Hollister and True North projects into production. The group's guidance for full year 2017 output for around 200,000 ounces is a far cry from its 2016 figure of around 150,000 ounces, the firm noted in a recent interview. This underlines its aggressive growth startegy. Proximity of Nevada assets a big boon.. Paul Huet, Klondex, chief executive, has explained that the Hollister acquisition in 2016 puts its three assets in Nevada in close proximity and offered fantastic synergies. These three mines will all feed its mill facility at Midas. Under a previous operator,  Hollister ore had to be shipped 277 miles away to be milled, but now can be transported just 19 miles to the Midas mine, meaning a huge reduction in costs. Meanwhile, he explained how the True North mine and mill in Manitoba was a great opportunity to scale up the group's production, buying it as it did from bankruptcy for just $32mln. It has already had $500mln spent on it. Klondex reckons it can produce 60-80,000 ounces a year, at its 2500 tpd (tpd) mill. The area also has upside exploration potential to extend the life of mine there.  WATCH - An 'aggressive' 2017 for Klondex Mines as they take two of their projects into production What assets does Klondex have? It owns 100% of the Fire Creek mine and the Midas mine and ore milling facility, both of which are in Nevada, USA. It also owns all of the True North gold mine and mill in Manitoba, Canada. It has also acquired 100% of the Hollister mine and the Aurora mine and ore milling facility - both in Nevada. Well positioned to meet guidance after second quarter... When it posted second quarter results last month, the group said it was "well positioned" to meet its annual companywide production guidance of between 210,000 and 225,000 gold equivalent ounces. Klondex sold 69,511 GEOs, comprised of 65,293 ounces of gold and 307,899 ounces of silver. Average realized selling prices for gold and silver respectively were US$1,249 and $17.10 per ounce. Revenue hit a quarterly record of US$86.79mln, up 74% from US$49.99mln a year earlier. That fed through to net income of US$4.5mln, or 4 cents a share, versus a net loss the year before of US$4.5mln, or a loss of 3 cents a share. True Gold drill assays point to expanding the resource... Recent assays came from 104 underground holes totalling 19,576 metres, targeting the updip extension of the 710 zone from the 6,350 level and the downdip extension of the 710 and 710 footwall lens at the 32 level. The firm already in May this year had upgraded the resource at True North. The total proved plus probable (2P) mineral reserve at the gold mine was put at 147,900 ounces of gold -  a 25% increase on the previous estimate Meanwhile, the probable tailings mineral reserve was put at 43,200 gold ounces at a grade of 0.75 g/t, contained within 1.95mln tons - an increase of about 33% from the previous estimate. Maiden Hollister resource.. That was also recently put at an initial proven and probable (P&P) reserve at 199,500 tonnes at a grade of 19.9 g/t gold equivalent for a total of 116,100 gold equivalent ounces. What the broker says... H C Wainright recently repeated a 'buy' on the shares . Its valuation for Klondex (C$6.25 a share) was based on an equally weighted composite of 14 times' the broker's estimates for 2017 CFPS (cash flow per share) and a DCF (discounted cash flow) of operations at Fire Creek, Midas, and True North. "We utilize discount rates of 8% for the firm’s Nevada assets and 10% at True North, which we expect to revisit once a full year of production is achieved at the Canadian project. "Overall, we expect the Nevada operations to continue to outperform, which should help to maintain profitability in 2H17," said analyst Heiko F. Ihle. The broker has recently been on a site visit to the Nevada operations, where it noted that the firm had stressed their assets in the state were essentially run as a single mine. "This allows the firm meaningful flexibility in pushing a mine while there are temporary slowdowns at another asset. Given that Klondex only has a single mill, it is somewhat irrelevant which mine provides the ore. In fact, Paul Huet, CEO, stated that the company is thinking of expanding capacity at the mill to future-proof the mining complex for the years to come," it added. Reported by Proactive Investors 13 hours ago.

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    Aurora police are investigating after a juvenile was shot a few blocks from Aurora Central High School. Reported by Denver Post 14 hours ago.

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    Metro Denver's economy grew at a pace of 2.4 percent in 2016, outpacing the average growth rate of the nation's metro areas, according to a new report released today by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Denver metro area — including Aurora and Lakewood — had a real gross domestic product (GDP) of $197.9 billion, up from 2015 when it was $190.9 billion. The growth, however, still leaves the metro area as No. 18 for year-over-year growth out of 382 metropolitan areas ranked in the… Reported by bizjournals 11 hours ago.

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    A three-car collision on the Aurora Bridge has blocked most lanes of travel Friday morning. Reported by 5 hours ago.

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    The future of the R-Line in Aurora is on the docket Thursday night, as officials from the city and Regional Transportation District will hold a public meeting on RTD’s proposal to reduce light rail service. Reported by Denver Post 6 hours ago.

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    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A DuPage County jury has awarded $4.5 million to an Aurora woman injured when a metal door closer at a suburban Chicago bank detached and struck her in the head. Amy Skinger entered a Wells Fargo branch office in Aurora in 2012 when the door closer detached and knocked her to […] Reported by Seattle Times 9 hours ago.

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    RTD officials got an earful from residents and officials alike at a public meeting Thursday night in which potentially sharp cuts in service to the R-Line, the metro area's newest light-rail line, were laid out. Reported by Denver Post 6 hours ago.

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    Faced with lower-than-expected ridership on its new R Line light-rail route through Aurora, the Regional Transportation District is considering cutting service. And that possibility drew a crowd of unhappy residents to a public meeting at the Aurora City Hall that RTD held Thursday night on the proposed reductions. GALLERY: Photos from the R Line's opening in February Several told officials that cutbacks on the R Line would interfere with their commutes, the Aurora Sentinel reports. The transit… Reported by bizjournals 6 hours ago.