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Local shop has the dirt on earthworms

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Local shop has the dirt on earthworms

Rocky Mountain Worm Company Website: rockymountainwormcompany.com Location: 411 Tia Juana St., Suite A Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday Employees: 2 Earthworms and red worms are good for fishing and for gardens — but good for business? If you don’t think so, just ask Ken and Jay Williams, a father-son business team who started… Continue Reading Local shop has the dirt on earthworms

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Digital Edition – April 5, 2013

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SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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The Small Business Development Center, which is housed at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will relocate to the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, alongside the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The SBDC plans to be in its new office by April26. It will be on the first floor of the center, 1675 Garden of… Continue Reading SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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Barrett named CEO of local BBB

Matt Barrett has been named CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. He replaces Carol Odell, the Bureau’s current CEO of 14 years, who will retire May 3. Barrett was most recently the chief operating officer at Graham Advertising in Colorado Springs where he is credited with leading the organization through a transitional… Continue Reading Barrett named CEO of local BBB

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City Council approves solar garden expansion

Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to expand the solar gardens program at Colorado Springs Utilities. CSU will pay a performance-based incentive of 16 cents per kilowatt hour generated by up to 3 megawatts of solar panels installed in gardens during the first year of the expanded program. The pilot program allowed for 2 megawatts… Continue Reading City Council approves solar garden expansion

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April Breakfast with the Journal: A national identity

The importance of having a single Colorado Springs national identity is the topic of discussion at the second Breakfast with the Journal, which starts at 7 a.m. Friday at The Broadmoor West. Four speakers – all of whom represent iconic Colorado Springs institutions – will discuss why having a brand is important, and what their… Continue Reading April Breakfast with the Journal: A national identity

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ColoradoCreates seeks arts grant applications

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ColoradoCreates seeks arts grant applications

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is accepting applications for grants for nonprofit cultural organizations and arts groups. Given from the OEDIT’s, Creative Industries division, the ColoradoCreates grants provide financial support to produce arts and cultural activities throughout the state. Grant applicants must be nonprofit groups, department of Colorado public colleges or… Continue Reading ColoradoCreates seeks arts grant applications

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UCCS increases tuition rates by 6 percent

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UCCS increases tuition rates by 6 percent

Undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will pay an extra $14 per credit hour next fall – a 6 percent increase that was approved this week by the Board of Regents which governs the school. Regents approved tuition increases at all four CU campuses. However, the 6 percent increase for Colorado resident… Continue Reading UCCS increases tuition rates by 6 percent

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Harris opens new office in Springs

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In a few years, Harris Corp. has grown its Colorado Springs location from three employees to 83 and has plans to continue to grow in spite of the uncertain federal budget environment. The company started its government services division in the Springs in 2006. Division head Chris Forseth said the company outgrew both its first… Continue Reading Harris opens new office in Springs

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Number of real estate appraisers declining

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The number of real estate appraisers is dwindling nationally, creating career opportunities for analytical math-savvy individuals interested in commercial real estate. The Appraisal Institute released a report this week noting that the number of practicing real estate appraisers in the country dropped 3 percent in 2012 and could plummet 25 to 35 percent in the… Continue Reading Number of real estate appraisers declining

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