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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s MRF Man — Colorado Springs Bestway Disposal’s mascot. The mascot, who represents Bestway’s Materials Recovery Facility, is in a heated national March Mascot Madness competition, hosted by Waste & Recycling, an industry publication. According to the Waste & Recycling bracket, MRF Man has the best backstory:… Continue Reading Bestway mascot competing in Mascot Madness

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To those of us covering it, the 24-candidate City Council race may seem like the biggest show on earth, but it may scarcely register on the radar screens of most Colorado Springs residents. Our neighbor Susan was surprised to note that Jim Bensberg was running for office. “I didn’t even know there was an election,”… Continue Reading Election? What election?

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Stretching the market: School district enrollments affect real estate values

School District 11 covers the residential heart of Colorado Springs, but in recent years, many of the district’s schools and the neighborhoods around them have been suffering. Whether the ailing schools affected the neighborhoods or vice versa, no one really knows. What is certain, however, is that the downward spiral has resulted in a string… Continue Reading Stretching the market: School district enrollments affect real estate values

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WWII aviation experts and educators team for STEM instruction

A team of World War II aviation experts and local educators want to make math and science come alive for children. The National Museum of World War II Aviation and the owner/operator of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado, the Colorado Consortium for Earth and Space Science Education, are creating a pilot program for K-12… Continue Reading WWII aviation experts and educators team for STEM instruction

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Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

Ballots for the April 2 municipal election are in the mail. Voters who haven’t received a ballot by Friday, March 15, should call the City Clerk’s office at 385-5901. The election is  mail-in ballot only, and must be received by the city clerk’s office or dropped off at one of the designated sites by 7… Continue Reading Mail ballots go out, election is April 2

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Digital Edition – March 8, 2013

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City issues RFP for stormwater consultant

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Mayor Steve Bach is asking for a second opinion after clashing with a residents’ task force estimated that regional stormwater improvements would cost about $686 million in stormwater improvements were needed in the region. The city of Colorado Springs issued a request for proposal for an independent engineering consultant to provide a second opinion on… Continue Reading City issues RFP for stormwater consultant

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Incubator, C.C. team up for entrepreneur workshop

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator and Colorado College are bringing together leading experts to discuss what it takes to secure funding for startup companies. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for March 21 at Colorado College. It will cover how entrepreneurs attract investors and secure funding, the difference between… Continue Reading Incubator, C.C. team up for entrepreneur workshop

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Business Alliance supports 3 state bills, opposes 5

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is supporting three business bills and opposing five others, according to a press release from the group. The alliance is supporting the advanced industries acceleration act, which would give grants to high-tech startups and universities promoting business. They also support appropriations for the Small Business Development Centers and an… Continue Reading Business Alliance supports 3 state bills, opposes 5

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There are numerous circumstances in which obtaining a person’s covenant not to compete would be beneficial. However, Colorado, like many jurisdictions, renders covenants not to compete void, except in limited circumstances. Covenants not to compete are considered restraints on trade, and public policy favors granting citizens the right to seek employment and to compete without… Continue Reading It helps to know laws on covenants not to compete

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