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Arts could boost downtown development

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Arts could boost downtown development

Fresh out of college in 1973, Maryo Gard Ewell worked with New Haven, Conn. city leaders to try to create an arts district in a sullen and deserted part of the city that fell victim to 1960s urban renewal policies that replaced historic buildings with parking lots. She was a bit ahead of her time,… Continue Reading Arts could boost downtown development

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On Valentine’s Day, newly seated Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace wrote a letter to Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, expressing concerns over the increased danger of catastrophic flooding along Fountain Creek. That danger, Pace pointed out, is a direct consequence of Colorado Springs’ inability and/or unwillingness to fund its backlog of stormwater infrastructure maintenance and… Continue Reading Pace picks up on Pueblo’s stormwater, SDS concerns

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UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

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UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

University of Colorado Health is pouring millions into Memorial Hospital — capital projects, new hires, new technology. It’s a necessary expense, leaders say, because they have plans for the local hospital system to become the southern flagship as UCH pushes into New Mexico and Kansas. That’s good news for Colorado Springs as the money poured… Continue Reading UCH invests in Memorial, plans to grow south

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HBA, vendors readying for Home and Garden Show this weekend

Remodelers, landscapers, painters and other contractors will display their goods during the annual Housing and Building Association’s Home & Garden Show this weekend. HBA director of member services Shirley Rouse said attendance at the expo, which runs Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, is usually about 6,000. “And they’re usually actively looking to do something,” Rouse said.… Continue Reading HBA, vendors readying for Home and Garden Show this weekend

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The web exploded Wednesday morning with news that Yahoo CEO told employees no more telecommuting. CEO Marissa Mayer sent a memo to Yahoo employees saying she was instituting a no work from home policy. Everyone had an opinion. NBC reported that 13.4 million people worked from home at least part-time during a typical week in… Continue Reading Telecommuting hot topic after Yahoo CEO nixes it

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Financial giant JPMorgan has announced plans to cut about 4,000 jobs, mostly from its consumer banking and mortgage divisions. The move also could hint at a new direction for JPMorgan, one toward a leaner staff. The cuts only amount to a 1.5 percent workforce reduction for the bank, but the news comes on the heels of… Continue Reading JPMorgan to cut 4,000 consumer banking jobs

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Mining Exchange happy with 4-Diamond status

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Mining Exchange happy with 4-Diamond status

The owner of the Mining Exchange Hotel said he transformed the 1901 exchange into the first full-service hotel downtown to be a 5 Diamond property. But, he’s happy with the 4 Diamond designation, for now. After a surprise on-site visit one month ago, AAA named the Mining Exchange a 4 Diamond property. Fewer than five… Continue Reading Mining Exchange happy with 4-Diamond status

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‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

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‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

Bill Nye,  who inspired a new generation to understand and appreciate science, will receive the Space Foundation’s 2013 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. Nye, who hosted his own television show “The Science Guy,” now leads The Planetary Society and was selected for the award for his ability to convey scientific concepts and make space… Continue Reading ‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

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R-JetTek has new focus, new location

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R-JetTek has relocated into a new warehouse on Terminal Drive. The company provides supplies, including clips, tape, boxes, equipment and ICP ink,  for inkjet cartridge manufacturers in more than 100 countries. In recent years, the company subcontracted out some of its ink jet services, making it easier for them to move out of a 12,000… Continue Reading R-JetTek has new focus, new location

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TechStars mentor to speak at PVG meeting

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TechStars mentor Tom Higley will speak at Peak Venture Group’s upcoming “Evening with Entrepreneurs.” Higley has done it all — from carpenter to music store manager, to lawyer to CEO. He is a Denver-based entrepreneur who has founded six tech startups. Now he is the CEO of Vokl, a company working to use smartphones to… Continue Reading TechStars mentor to speak at PVG meeting

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