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Creating vision through City for Champions

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As Steven Covey says, “All things are created twice.” First there is the mental creation and then the physical creation. Vision pertains to this first creation. We have to see it before we can shape it into reality. Vision is the bridge between present and future reality. Colorado Springs now is facing a bridge between… Continue Reading Creating vision through City for Champions

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We live in a litigious society. We see news stories about the latest lawsuit, and how a jury awarded a zillion dollars for something that appears minor. (Paging, the McDonald’s My Coffee Is Too Hot Award.) There are also social networking sites dedicated to spreading the word about frivolous suits. Countless clients, after a suit… Continue Reading How to minimize your business and personal liability

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S&P downgrades airport bonds

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In another blow to the city’s beleaguered airport, Standard & Poor’s rating service downgraded the municipal facility’s outstanding bonds from A- with a stable outlook to BBB+ with a stable outlook. According to a press release from interim Aviation Director Dan Gallagher, S & P cited “ a downward enplanement trend at COS, particularly after… Continue Reading S&P downgrades airport bonds

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While Boulder, Estes Park and Lyons were hit harder than Colorado Springs during last week’s floods, the city’s infrastructure received significant damage in certain places. According to a press release from Colorado Springs, initial assessments show extensive damage on Gold Camp Road and Cheyenne Road. Gold Camp and Camp Creek had pond and sidewalk damage… Continue Reading Colorado Springs releases initial damage list

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Penrose, YMCA partner for village project

By this time next year, the Tri-Lakes YMCA in north El Paso County will have a new addition and an expanded purpose. Thanks to a partnership between the Y, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and Wisconsin-based Boldt Company, a 50,000-square foot addition to the Tri-Lakes YMCA will include both urgent care and primary care offices, as… Continue Reading Penrose, YMCA partner for village project

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Promenade Shops to welcome three new vendors

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The Promenade Shops at Briargate will be welcoming three new vendors in coming months, according to a recent news release. Representatives from the shopping center have announced that quality clothiers J. Crew and Pendleton Woolen Mills, and high-tech boutique Brookstone, will be opening up shop at the complex within the next few months. Brookstone  has… Continue Reading Promenade Shops to welcome three new vendors

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President declares disaster in Colorado

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President Barack Obama approved a request from Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado’s congressional delegation for federal disaster assistance related to the flooding in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties. “The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency  are authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of… Continue Reading President declares disaster in Colorado

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Here’s the text of a memo from Colorado Springs City Council President Keith King to Mayor Steve Bach, after City Council declined, by a 5 to 4 vote, to consider a resolution endorsing the vision and concept of the Bach administration’s City for Champions proposal. It’s an interesting potpourri of ideas, suggestions, arm-twisting and audacious… Continue Reading King versus Bach: Ideas, suggestions, power plays

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Stadium has limited facts, support

Of the four projects in the City for Champions package, the downtown stadium/events center may be the most puzzling. While the Colorado Springs Sky Sox would appear to be the project’s major beneficiary and partner, officials of the organization have been cautiously noncommittal, noting several months ago they’re satisfied with their current Stetson Hills location… Continue Reading Stadium has limited facts, support

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Colorado offering grants for digital theater conversions

The state is offering grants for rural movie theaters that need help converting to new digital equipment required by the film industry. The grants range from $10,000 to $30,000 from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Small Business Development Center Network, the Denver Film Society, Downtown Colorado Inc., the Gates Foundation… Continue Reading Colorado offering grants for digital theater conversions

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