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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

When she first graduated from college, Paula Miller wanted to earn a master’s degree in clinical psychology. But a love of libraries led her down a different path. She’s been executive director of the Pikes Peak Library District for more than seven years, and before that worked in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware and the District… Continue Reading Miller feels at home with PPLD, city

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My drive to work each day brings me down West Colorado Avenue, through Old Colorado City and into downtown. Every morning I notice the Goodwill property that hopefully now will become a candidate for revitalization with mixed-use development. Look at it, imagine the possibilities and you can’t help but wish you had the money to… Continue Reading Mixed-use solutions: They’re all around us

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Breakfast with the Journal: It’s political

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Speakers at the Oct. 16 Breakfast with the Journal probably won’t agree on much. Four politicians — two from the Springs and two from Denver — will weigh in on the upcoming 2014 Legislature, on what bills they support and what the last session accomplished. There’s little room for agreement from Republicans and Democrats. Republicans… Continue Reading Breakfast with the Journal: It’s political

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Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

At Kineo Fit group fitness training studio, you’ll follow your heart rate on your way to better fitness. Kineo Fit is a gym in Colorado Springs, located at University Village Colorado on North Nevada Avenue between Aveda Salon and Tan Your Hide. Owned by Colorado Springs native and personal trainer Keith Jackson, his wife Nicole… Continue Reading Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

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State tax burden not as low as some think

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Taxes. They’re always too high, never too low. Few of us appear to believe that we pay a fair share of taxes, or that the tax system is structured to reward hard work, penalize sloth and fund only the basic necessities of government. In the famous dictum of Sen. Russell Long, D-Louisiana: “Don’t tax you,… Continue Reading State tax burden not as low as some think

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Familiar name comes back to new bistro

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Familiar name comes back to new bistro

An Algerian crepe shop owner is on the verge of continuing a family food tradition in a historic downtown Colorado Springs structure. Wahid Hafsaoui, a 39-year-old native of Algiers, is putting the final touches on his new Couture’s Bistro, which should open in early November. The restaurant will be housed in the 6,800-square-foot former home… Continue Reading Familiar name comes back to new bistro

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Don’t forget Crowley’s theme

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Fred Crowley moved to Colorado Springs 15 years ago from the Northeast, ready in his late 40s to step away from his life as an economist. He arrived here in 1998, amid the best times for Colorado Springs and its local economy. Soon, Crowley was turning his planned early retirement into a second career, first… Continue Reading Don’t forget Crowley’s theme

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Talking to a friend, I made an offhanded comment about journalism in the modern era. To which my friend responded, convinced that journalism is no longer relevant in today’s world, “Isn’t journalism dead?” With fewer soggy newspapers sitting on driveways and an overabundance of tweets that consume my in box, it’s easy to see why… Continue Reading Citizen journalism works here and around the globe

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UCCS offers close-to-home job training

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No matter what type of business you are in, continued training is essential to success. Companies are experiencing a powerful movement in the workforce with the Baby Boomer generation retiring and a new generation entering the workforce. As the Boomers leave, they take with them valuable skill-sets, experience and years of training and education. Incoming… Continue Reading UCCS offers close-to-home job training

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Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

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Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

Your dog needs emergency surgery but you don’t have the cash. And your next payday isn’t for another couple of weeks. One possible solution, if you want your pooch to thrive, is to apply for a payday loan to get quick cash. You’ll come away with a healthy dog, but you’ll pay high interest rates… Continue Reading Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

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