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Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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In keeping with national trends, Colorado Springs could utilize its arts, culture and creative class to build a stronger sense of community and — along with it — a stronger economy downtown. Downtown, arts and area leaders will discuss creative place-making and using arts and culture to develop a stronger downtown economy in a special… Continue Reading Downtowners to discuss arts, culture

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Midland never has lived up to old dreams

Sixty years ago, the western entry to Colorado Springs was picturesque and beautiful. Emerging from the two-lane highway that snaked down Ute Pass, motorists found themselves on Manitou Avenue, where historic buildings lined the streets. Continuing east, travelers passed through the thriving motel district between Manitou and Old Colorado City, brightly illuminated by colorful neon… Continue Reading Midland never has lived up to old dreams

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On the Horizon – February 22, 2013

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Feb. 22 Spirit of the Springs rally Mayor Steve Bach will host the winter rally for the Spirit of the Springs program from 5 to 7 p.m. in Armstrong Hall at Colorado College. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to bachsoffice.com. Community leadership award nominations Leadership Pikes Peak… Continue Reading On the Horizon – February 22, 2013

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Kudos! – February 22, 2013

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Diabetes center celebrates The Diabetes Community Center of Colorado Springs is celebrating its fourth anniversary. The center was founded by Andrea Houk, now executive director, along with a fellow diabetes expert. The DCC is a nonprofit organization with the mission to transform the lives of those touched by diabetes through education and support. The center… Continue Reading Kudos! – February 22, 2013

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People on the Move – February 22, 2013

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Todd Metzger has joined Raymond James Financial as vice president, investments. He was previously with Sanders Morris Harris as a financial adviser. Barry Cavanaugh and Pete Olson, broker associates with ERA Shields Real Estate, will combine their 25 years of real estate experience to serve the greater Colorado Springs, Castle Rock and Pueblo areas. They… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 22, 2013

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Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

The road into Manitou Springs is populated with a seemingly endless string of quaint motels built in the 1950s and ’60s, zipping motorists back to the heyday of the automobile and great family road trips. There’s just one problem — the motels are old. Some have been well maintained and appropriately whet visitors’ appetites for… Continue Reading Old Manitou motels transition into rentals

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Marijuana task force struggles with issues

Employers should be able to fire workers who test positive for marijuana use — even if they aren’t working under the influence of the drug. That’s the biggest recommendation from the state’s Amendment 64 task force, a 24-member group charged with producing regulatory framework to allow recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older.… Continue Reading Marijuana task force struggles with issues

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Let’s put candidates under business microscope

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What do business people want? They want a business-friendly City Council, one with members who understand the myriad problems that businesses encounter in their dealings with local government. They want elected officials who are smart, accountable, adaptable and quick to respond to changing realities. They want decision-makers, not ditherers. They want far-sighted yet practical folks… Continue Reading Let’s put candidates under business microscope

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Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

It should have been a time of celebration at the Colorado Springs Airport. Crews were wrapping up the finishing touches on a $236,000 visual display that leaves no doubt in travelers’ minds that Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Air Force Academy and wonders of nature. But just as a giant… Continue Reading Springs Airport moving on without Frontier

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Spotlight doesn’t mean gun shops are happy

“I’ve been through booms and I’ve been through busts,” said Paul Paradis, the owner of Paradise Firearms on West Colorado Avenue, “and I don’t like either one. I prefer things to be steady and predictable.” For established gun shop owners such as Paradis, who has sold firearms from his Westside storefront for more than 25… Continue Reading Spotlight doesn’t mean gun shops are happy

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