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Kudos! – January 18, 2013

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USAFA conductor nominated for Emmy Lt. Col. Don Schofield, commander and conductor of the Air Force Academy Band, was nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a regional Emmy award for his 2011 production of “Holiday Notes From Home.” He will attend the 27th Midsouth Emmy Awards ceremony Jan. 26 at… Continue Reading Kudos! – January 18, 2013

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Building a better battery

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Building a better battery

Helped by DOE funding, UCCS to build prototype for powering electric cars The path toward much-advanced batteries for electric cars might begin in Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs received a $716,000 Department of Energy grant last week to build a better electric-vehicle battery system. That $716,000 is just UCCS’ portion of a… Continue Reading Building a better battery

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John Bissett, new president of the Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs, is hopeful the industry will have another good year in 2013. “It would be nice to keep seeing construction ramp up,” he said. New single-family building permits surged 50 percent in 2012. But employment figures stayed low, which Bissett said will probably… Continue Reading New HBA president feels positive about year ahead

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Winter heat: Residential real-estate market up

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After years of limp sales and drooping home prices, Colorado Springs residential Realtors say they’re looking forward to a bullish 2013. The Pikes Peak Association of Realtors reported almost 9 percent more home sales in the last quarter of 2012 than in 2011. On top of that, the average sales price climbed nearly 10 percent… Continue Reading Winter heat: Residential real-estate market up

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After 60 years, Myers Sewing still going strong

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Myers Sewing Machine Company Employees: 5 Website: myerssewing.com Address: 3770 E. La Salle St. Phone: 596-1165 In 1952, Tim Myers’ parents cashed in a savings bond to buy a sewing machine franchise. More than 60 years later, he’s taken over from his folks and is still operating the business near the intersection of Academy Boulevard… Continue Reading After 60 years, Myers Sewing still going strong

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In the quest to put more science and engineering professionals into the future workforce, a middle school physics program just might be the solution. But that’s the message describing a local concept developed by a University of Colorado Colorado Springs physics professor. The physics program is believed to be so promising that Jim Johnson, president… Continue Reading Physics could bring sea change to area’s workforce

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Sierra Club study eyes Drake plant’s emissions

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The Sierra Club fired another volley at Colorado Springs Utilities this week, releasing an independent study modeling sulfur dioxide pollution from the downtown, coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant. The study, performed by Wingra Engineering of Madison, Wis., purportedly shows that the Drake plant “will likely trigger violations of federal air rules even after current and… Continue Reading Sierra Club study eyes Drake plant’s emissions

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Udall backs PPCC’s workforce plans

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Sen. Mark Udall examined small bearings, looked into a welding simulator and watched a 3D printer make a small intricate part in the technical classrooms during a visit this week at Pikes Peak Community College. Udall was there to speak to students, instructors and PPCC president Lance Bolton. In his week off from Senate activities… Continue Reading Udall backs PPCC’s workforce plans

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What do you do when unforeseen circumstances force you to give up a beloved pet? Maybe you or your spouse are about to be deployed, or you’re moving to an apartment complex that doesn’t allow dogs, or you have a new baby on the way, or your new significant other is severely allergic to cats.… Continue Reading Humane Society does its job, but is that really enough?

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Michele Starling, who led Pikes Peak Country Attractions  Association for 13 years, has resigned. Her husband has taken a job in Florida. The organization, which promotes attractions such as Garden of the Gods Park and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is searching for a new director. “I have a great deal of admiration for the members of… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Country Attractions searching for new director

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