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Inspiration Mars team to speak at Space Symposium

The Space Symposium has added a last-minute panel that will be sure to draw attention: the team that put together the Inspiration Mars proposal to send two people around the Red Planet. Heading up the panel are: Dennis Tito, chairman of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, Taber MacCallum, chief technology officer for the foundation and CEO… Continue Reading Inspiration Mars team to speak at Space Symposium

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Memorial becomes official hospital for Springs Sky Sox

Memorial Hospital is now the official hospital for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The hospital is partnering with the Sky Sox to promote health, exercise and athletics, according to a press release about the partnership. Under this exclusive, three-year agreement, the two organizations will collaborate around healthy initiatives in the Pikes Peak Region. “The Sky… Continue Reading Memorial becomes official hospital for Springs Sky Sox

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The contentious campaign for Council District 1 took a nasty turn this week, as flyers attacking incumbent Tim Leigh were circulated throughout the district. The flyers, created by a group that calls itself “Citizens for Free and Fair Elections,” claimed that “Tim Leigh has made a mockery of service on Colorado Springs City Council –… Continue Reading Anonymously funded ‘527’ hits Leigh hard in District 1 race

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DoD delays civilian furloughs

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The Department of Defense’s civilian workforce – including 3,000 at Fort Carson alone – have a two-week respite from furloughs, according to the latest news from the Department of Defense. Furloughs were set to take place starting next week, as part of the billion-cut to the Defense Department from budget sequestration. Sequestration seeks to cut… Continue Reading DoD delays civilian furloughs

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Mayor Steve Bach announced at his press conference today that he has assembled another team of community leaders concerned with a downtown renaissance to talk about what the city can do to encourage developers and build enthusiasm about the area. “Downtown is the heart of the city,” Bach said. “Successful cities have strong downtowns. And… Continue Reading Mayor assembles another team to talk about downtown renaissance

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Two restaurants planned for Copper Ridge

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Two restaurants planned for Copper Ridge

A local investor plans to open two restaurants next to the 117,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shop under construction in the Copper Ridge retail development at Northgate Boulevard and Interstate-25. J.W. Roth, chairman of investment research firm Accredited Members, plans to open a Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse & Tavern and an high-end seafood and chop house this fall,… Continue Reading Two restaurants planned for Copper Ridge

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AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

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AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

The Air Force Academy’s annual Independence Day celebration has become the latest casualty of federal budget cuts, known as sequestration. The cuts – designed to erase $1.2 trillion from the federal budget in a decade – hit the Department of Defense particularly hard. About half the cuts will come from the DoD’s budget, on top… Continue Reading AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

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Pikes Peak National Bank to be featured on Fox Business Network

The “In View” special edition half hour show featuring Pikes Peak National Bank and two Colorado Spring small businesses will air on the Fox Business Network. The show is set for 2:30 p.m. March 30.. Pikes Peak National Bank president Robin Roberts was interviewed in January for the show. She spoke about community banks’ relationship… Continue Reading Pikes Peak National Bank to be featured on Fox Business Network

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Statewide foreclosures drop below 2007 levels

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Statewide foreclosure filings have fallen to their lowest levels since the Colorado Division of Housing started collecting foreclosure data n 2007. New filings in metro counties fell 43.6 percent year over year in February, according to a report from the Division of Housing. And foreclosure sales at auction fell 41.9 percent. The improvement in the… Continue Reading Statewide foreclosures drop below 2007 levels

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UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is honoring Chuck Murphy, a longtime business leader and community volunteer, with its Business Lifetime Entrepreneurship award. Murphy, founder of Murphy Constructors, will receive the award April 19 at a luncheon on campus. He’ll be recognized for his local successes and his community volunteer contributions. Murphy started Murphy Constructors… Continue Reading UCCS to honor Murphy with lifetime entrepreneur award

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