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City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

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City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

After five years of drama and intrigue, the multi-million-dollar, tax-funded projects promised to the U.S. Olympic Committee’s training center are under way. Crews are working on two major projects at the Olympic Training Center campus — part of a $40 million city-funded incentive package inked in 2009 to keep the USOC from packing up its… Continue Reading City-funded projects begin at OTC complex

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Passing torch creates family business stress

David Perkins walked into his dad’s roomy office and sat in a chair facing his desk. They were both wearing black shirts with a Perkins Motor Co. logo. “We’ve got lots of colors, but somehow we always end up wearing the same one,” said company owner Tom Perkins. They both shrugged and smiled. Their relationship… Continue Reading Passing torch creates family business stress

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Industry leaders believe first quarter apartment vacancy increases and average rent decreases are seasonal. Apartment vacancy in buildings with 50 or more units increased slightly to 5.8 percent in the first quarter of 2013. While higher than the fourth quarter of 2012, it was still lower than the average 7 percent vacancy Apartment Insights reported… Continue Reading 1Q apartment rents and vacancy figures dip with season

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(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) Every election has its messages, and the 2013 Colorado Springs municipal election gave us plenty. We learned that having Congressman Doug Lamborn on your side, as incumbent Angela Dougan did in District 2, didn’t guarantee anything. Dougan insisted she was the most conservative member of City Council, and that… Continue Reading Editorial: The election, beyond the headlines

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(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) A pocket brain monitoring device, a luxury accessories line and a fresh fish farm using aquaponics could be some of the next big ideas. They are the three top ideas that took home cash prizes Thursday at Colorado College’s “The Big Idea” contest, where students were vying for a… Continue Reading Three winners in CC’s ‘Big Idea’ entrepreneurial contest

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Gasoline Alley grill to open at end of April

(Published 1:15 p.m. April 5, 2013) Contractors are working to transform the front of popular downtown night club Gasoline Alley into a walk-up grill. The restaurant should be open within three weeks, said co-owner Kathy Guadagnoli.  The grill is part of a remodel that moved the performance stage to the back of the space and added… Continue Reading Gasoline Alley grill to open at end of April

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(Published 2:40 p.m., April 4) Colorado Springs voters — don’t we love ’em??!! They’re as dazzlingly unpredictable as Lady Gaga, as infuriating as a dog that won’t stop barking, and as exciting as a Tim Tebow touchdown run with three seconds left in the fourth quarter. So, in the immediate assessment of the 2013 city… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Analyzing the city election’s winners and losers

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AspenPointe purchases industrial space

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(Published 2:40 p.m., April 4) AspenPointe Enterprises looks to expand its job training programs and consolidate its warehouse space with the purchase of a new 27,200-square-foot industrial building southeast of Circle Drive and Interstate 25. The facility, which sits on 2.58 acres, provides the business arm of nonprofit AspenPointe with a valuable space, said Jonathan… Continue Reading AspenPointe purchases industrial space

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(Published 2:40 p.m., April 4) Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care received the largest grant in its history to complete its latest capital campaign in 15 months. The nonprofit received $545,000 from the Daniels Fund to finish off its $7 million We Care campaign. Originally scheduled to last three years, the campaign raised money to… Continue Reading $545,000 grant is largest in hospice’s history

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A little more than 100 years ago, a bison named Black Diamond served as a model for the Buffalo nickel. Now the American Numismatic Association Money Museum will celebrate 100 years of the Buffalo nickel with a free open house from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  April 27. Black Diamond was a model for sculptor… Continue Reading Buffalo nickel turns 100 years old; celebrations at Money Museum

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