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So what did we learn from the historic 2013 recall elections, which succeeded in removing Colorado Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo? It depends on whom you ask. Republicans, gunnies and The Gazette’s editorial writers might tell you that the people spoke with one voice, tossing out a… Continue Reading Two sides, two analyses from stunning recall results

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Roberts: Big believer in small biz

Pikes Peak National Bank has built a reputation for serving small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the bank’s president, Robin Roberts, wouldn’t have it any other way. She believes it’s not only a good business decision but also a good decision for the community, which is fitting for PPNB, a small but long-established community bank in… Continue Reading Roberts: Big believer in small biz

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Get a smile with your sandwich at market

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Get a smile with your sandwich at market

The Little Market and Deli at Willamette and Prospect streets in Colorado Springs is like coming home. It’s comfortable, warm and welcoming. As the front door jingles open, a voice shouts out the visitor’s name along with a greeting. Terry Buterbaugh wants a homemade Polish sausage sandwich, and he gets one at $5.29. “This place… Continue Reading Get a smile with your sandwich at market

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At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 28, the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority board approved the Copper Ridge Redevelopment Plan on a narrow 5-3 vote. Of the nine active urban renewal projects approved by CSURA, Copper Ridge is easily the most controversial. City Council originally approved the plan in 2010, but deferred action on… Continue Reading Urban Renewal revisits Copper Ridge plan

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This summer was long and difficult for Colorado Springs and the state as a whole: There were droughts, fires, floods and budget cuts — and needs soared. “Two years in a row with major catastrophes in these areas, losing lots and lots of homes … it’s a lot to respond to,” said Larry Yonker, chief… Continue Reading Nonprofits try to put ‘summer slump’ behind them

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Tech Incubator tends to business growth

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Tech Incubator tends to business growth

The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator helps budding entrepreneurs with questions regarding all startup issues. If a person needs a patent attorney, the connection will be made. If the need is venture capital, staff will take the steps to find the money. If the entrepreneur needs information on how to market, the incubator will help. The… Continue Reading Tech Incubator tends to business growth

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People on the Move – September 13, 2013

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Jennifer Malenky has joined CASA of the Pikes Peak Region as director of resource development. She has experience in the nonprofit development field that spans more than 13 years. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Colorado Planned Giving Round Table.   Rick Eddy was named manager of accounting at… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 13, 2013

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Kudos! – September 13, 2013

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Happy birthday, Terra Verde Terra Verde, owned by Chris Sondermann, celebrates its 21st Anniversary in downtown Colorado Springs Sept. 12-28. At 208 N. Tejon, Terra Verde is a boutique offering contemporary women’s fashions & accessories, jewelry, gifts, books and home accessories and more. Terra Verde is an annual first place winner of local “best of… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 13, 2013

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On the Horizon – September 13, 2013

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Sept. 14 Home Buying Learn about the financial steps in buying a home, including preparing for home ownership, a mortgage loan application checklist and details on the variety of mortgage loan products available. The seminar is 10 a.m. to noon at Ent Federal Credit Union, 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. RSVP at 574-1100, ext. 6670.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 13, 2013

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We wish we could announce in this space today that, to restructure the words of former President Gerald Ford, our long regional nightmare is over. But we can’t. At least the recall election is over, regardless of its outcome. Now we can move beyond the disruptive phone calls and mailings on both sides as millions… Continue Reading Let’s try not to be so polarized

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