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Merritt brings experience to Business Alliance

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Andy Merritt started work at the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance this week — inheriting the uncertainity surrounding federal defense cuts and the opportunity to help expand the region’s defense-related businesses. Merritt replaces Brian Binn as the Business Alliance’s new chief defense industry officer, a job with a new title and new direction. Binn, now… Continue Reading Merritt brings experience to Business Alliance

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2013 legislative preview

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HBA preps to oppose two possible bills It’s hard to know yet exactly what the Legislature will discuss this session that might engage the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association. But William Mutch, HBA director of government affairs and public policy, sees some issues that the organization will oppose. Construction defects: In 2008, the Goodyear… Continue Reading 2013 legislative preview

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E11 Creative Workshop Founded: 2009 Employees: three, plus visiting artists and instructors Art preschool for children ages 3 to 5, and after-school, summer and holiday art workshops for children ages 5 to 12. Find them at: 4795 Granby Circle or www.e11cw.com A chance meeting in a department store led to a business relationship between one… Continue Reading Life is colorful, and messy, at E11 Creative Workshop

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Sanders, Brown form odd couple

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Two iconic Colorado Springs businessmen have formed an unlikely duo that will launch both of their national expansions. Perry Sanders, who owns The Mining Exchange hotel and Springs Orleans restaurant downtown, partnered with Bobby Brown, a bail bondsman made famous for his role on A&E reality television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The two formed… Continue Reading Sanders, Brown form odd couple

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  By Amy Gillentine and John Hazlehurst For decades, the steam from the Martin Drake Power Plant has dominated the Colorado Springs skyline. It’s so much a part of the city’s landscape, it’s hard to imagine a time when vast clouds of steam wouldn’t envelop downtown. Those clouds are both literal and metaphorical, because the… Continue Reading Re-imagine Drake: Possibilities are endless — and also sprawling

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Hill Climb named among tougest motor races

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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been named to the list of the toughest motor races in the world. Jalopnik.com, a top motor sports website, puts the Hill Climb at No. 7. The site said the race, which is 12.42 miles of 156 turns, always was tough. And then the road got paved, the site… Continue Reading Hill Climb named among tougest motor races

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Americans – even those with health insurance – are sicker than counterparts in other high-income countries, according to findings from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. And the news gets worse. The health disadvantage exists at all ages, from birth to 75, and even health insurance, college education, higher incomes don’t change the… Continue Reading Study: U.S. less healthy than other wealthy nations

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Colorado legislature starts 2013 session

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The 2013 legislative session started today at 10 a.m. New members of the house were sworn in and the 69th General Assembly elected Rep. Mark Ferrandino, a Denver Democrat representing HD2, as Speaker of the House. He is the second openly gay legislator elected to a leadership role. Sen. John P. Morse, a Democrat representing… Continue Reading Colorado legislature starts 2013 session

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Milton E. Proby project wins state award

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The project that turned the Milton E. Proby Parkway into a four-lane divided parkway, with three additional bridges has received statewide accolades. The Colorado chapter of the American Public Works Association named the parkway “Project of the Year.” The project aided traffic congestion through a major intersection in Colorado Springs. “The recognition of Milton E.… Continue Reading Milton E. Proby project wins state award

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Colo. restaurants poised for strong 2013

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Colorado restaurants are expected to have stronger sales in 2013 than last year, data released by the National Restaurant Association shows. Colorado also is expected to outpace the national average in disposable income, employment and population growth, said Peter Meersman, Colorado Restaurant Association President and CEO. “Disposable income is expected to advance 2.5 percent in… Continue Reading Colo. restaurants poised for strong 2013

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