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Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

Colorado’s medical marijuana industry isn’t regulated closely enough – and the medical marijuana enforcement division is in need of serious overhaul. A highly critical audit from the state auditor  found a lack of funding and planning contributed to problems at the Colorado Department of Revenue that led to lack of consistent enforcement, discipline and a… Continue Reading Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

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Within the military-style organizational chart that describes the new Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, a group of volunteer foot-soldiers is deploying to small businesses. They are conducting interviews, hosting educational forums and networking. They were known as ambassadors in the old Chamber of Commerce model. They had launched Chamber University and Chamber Connect and hosted… Continue Reading Biz Alliance deploys new team to help local business

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Casino odds aren’t as flexible as you think

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Casino odds aren’t as flexible as you think

Gamblers, as anyone who has spent time in a casino knows, are superstitious. They may know that slot machine payouts are governed by the chilly indifference of a computer chip, and that a random-number generator determines when jackpots are paid. But that knowledge seldom is internalized. Many players seem to believe certain machines are “looser”… Continue Reading Casino odds aren’t as flexible as you think

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“You can observe a lot just by watching.” — Yogi Berra Cognitive dissonance is, like “cellar door,” a lovely linguistic dyad. The words trip sweetly off the tongue, yet lose a lot in translation. To open the cellar door (particularly if you live in a dilapidated Westside Victorian) is to descend into a dark and… Continue Reading What cognitive dissonance means in Colorado Springs

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Moondog slips in to fill guitar shop void

Moondog Music Owner: Mike Judge Employees: Two, part-time Website: Moondogmusicshop.com Address, phone: 10 S. 25th St., 634-7425 If there’s one word that describes Mike Judge’s approach to business, it’s “mellow.” Judge opened Moondog Music Shop in Old Colorado City about six months ago, and it’s definitely easy come, easy go. He opens “around 11” and… Continue Reading Moondog slips in to fill guitar shop void

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Save tax refunds, or help save retailers?

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Save tax refunds, or help save retailers?

It’s tax refund season. And even though local financial advisers recommend their clients sock away the extra cash, it’s a good time of year for Colorado Springs retailers. Nationally, 75 percent of Americans have received or will get a tax refund, and the Internal Revenue Service estimates that the average refund this year will be… Continue Reading Save tax refunds, or help save retailers?

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People on the Move – March 22, 2013

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Antonio Sánchez has been named anchor at Azteca Colorado. He has nearly 10 years experience in broadcast journalism. He began his career working for local newspapers shortly after graduating from San Diego State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, French and Spanish. Ent Federal Credit Union has named Matt Davidson senior lending… Continue Reading People on the Move – March 22, 2013

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Kudos! – March 22, 2013

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Newborn Hope honors grant recipients Newborn Hope Inc. honored its 2013 grant recipients at a reception at St. Francis Medical Center. Granting close to $70,000 this year to 14 agencies around the state of Colorado, Newborn Hope supports programs, equipment, education, training and research that advance maternal, fetal and neonatal health care and well-being. In… Continue Reading Kudos! – March 22, 2013

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On the Horizon – March 22, 2013

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March 22 Nonprofit Workshop — Starter Toolkit Searching for a way to keep track of donors? This free workshop will cover donor databases, features, where to find them and tips on how to use them. The class is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. at Penrose Library. Photoshop: Parts 1 and 2 Learn the basics… Continue Reading On the Horizon – March 22, 2013

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Tweeting, pinning and blogging — tourism industry’s new tactics

At 6 a.m., Chelsy Murphy rolls out of bed and logs on to Pinterest, a social-networking site that allows users to “pin” up photos. As communications director at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Murphy knows that early mornings and late nights are when most of the site’s users, 80 percent of whom are… Continue Reading Tweeting, pinning and blogging — tourism industry’s new tactics

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