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Clothing for challenged kids wins at Startup Weekend

Sherryl Johnson’s 6-year-old son often fidgets. He has a rare chromosome disorder that affects his sensory processing. It means he’s always looking for things to touch, and that can make him anxious and distracted. Johnson came up with an idea for a clothing line specifically for children with sensory processing disorder, autism or attention deficit… Continue Reading Clothing for challenged kids wins at Startup Weekend

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On the Horizon – April 19, 2013

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April 22 Targeted Killing: Critical Challenges to Law, Politics and Policy Amos Guiora will speak about the complexities of combating terrorism and the technology of drones, as well as the legal and moral challenges surrounding “targeted killing.” Guiora is a professor of law and co-director of the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – April 19, 2013

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Kudos! – April 19, 2013

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Local Jan-Pro franchise named best in the world Yong and Charlie Werner, owners of a Colorado Springs Jan-Pro franchise, have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Unit Franchisee of the Year award, from more than 10,000 franchisees around the world. The Werners became owners of Jan-Pro, a commercial cleaning company, in 2002. Despite the… Continue Reading Kudos! – April 19, 2013

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Michael Embree, who has a history of leading nonprofit, membership-based associations, has joined the Colorado Springs-based National Strength and Conditioning Association as executive director. Embree will serve as the CEO, responsible for all of the day-to-day activities of the staff at its headquarters in Colorado Springs and reports to the NSCA board of directors. Michelle… Continue Reading People on the Move – April 19, 2013

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Public market baby-steps toward reality

What began as one man’s idea for a public market in southwest downtown has evolved into a large-scale effort to build a downtown anchor with momentum and energy coming from some prominent Colorado Springs business people and community leaders. Mike Callicrate, who sells sustainably raised meats, introduced the idea to the community in July. He… Continue Reading Public market baby-steps toward reality

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UAV market should take off by 2015

When most people think about unmanned aerial vehicles, they think of a Predator drone, sneaking up on some unsuspecting terrorist in a dusty faraway country. But there are other kinds of UAVs, and they are quickly finding their way into domestic airspace — doing tasks such as mapping, crop-dusting, providing surveillance for law enforcement and… Continue Reading UAV market should take off by 2015

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It’s not surprising that North Korea’s ditzy young dictator couldn’t find Colorado Springs on the map, even while threatening nuclear attack. His uncertain physical geography may simply parallel our city’s murky psychic geography. We live here, but do we understand our place of residence? It’s as comfortable and unknowable as the Chelsea Hotel in the… Continue Reading City leaders – King and his court still old, white, male

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Fire scars lead to mitigation work

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Fire scars lead to mitigation work

It might have seemed like strange correspondence coming from the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau: a brochure on flood preparedness. But the CVB joined with the city of Colorado Springs to get out the flood preparation message to businesses across the Pikes Peak region. No one wants a repeat of last summer, when businesses… Continue Reading Fire scars lead to mitigation work

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has instituted a new way of helping businesses form and grow that many believe is helping the Springs become the “most business friendly city” in the state. However, the program apparently hasn’t been as successful at creating jobs as the city’s economic vitality office touts. The office says its newly… Continue Reading City adding more jobs, but how fast?

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Curbside Cuisine just signed a lease on 225 N. Nevada Ave. The lease provides a permanent downtown location for food trucks, which serve as mobile kitchens and restaurants. Colorado Springs Urban Intervention, best known for reducing traffic to one lane each direction to experiment with creating more pedestrian space on Pikes Peak Avenue last fall,… Continue Reading Food trucks to have permanent parking place dowtown

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