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You can’t leave this one up to the voters,” said an individual close to the Colorado Springs strategy for the Regional Tourism Act process, requesting anonymity. “This is too important. The future of the city is on the line, tens of millions in private funds, a chance to build a real downtown where’s there’s nothing… Continue Reading How to finance tourism facilities without a vote

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The world of franchising: It costs more, but with benefits

Franchises — those businesses with recognizable names like McDonald’s, 7-Eleven, Radio Shack and more — have long represented a safe investment for people who want to work for themselves. And that’s as true in Colorado Springs as it is anywhere. The U.S. franchise sector created 27,913 jobs in June alone — the highest monthly number… Continue Reading The world of franchising: It costs more, but with benefits

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To start Colorado Springs City Council’s debate this week about whether to allow retail sales of recreational marijuana, Mayor Steve Bach took advantage of his position to go first. Everyone knew which side the mayor would take, and he soon confirmed his opt-out feelings, bluntly calling the idea of allowing retail (not medical) marijuana sales… Continue Reading Yes, mayor, we must cooperate

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Last fall, I moved to Boulder for my first year at the University of Colorado. After 18 years growing up in downtown Colorado Springs, it was my first experience being from “elsewhere.” Although I didn’t think of myself as having a particularly strong allegiance to Colorado Springs — I was eager for a change of… Continue Reading There’s a second chance for downtown

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They create two out of every three new jobs and are telling everyone they have no plans to hire in the next six months. They’ve also said why: regulations. They are the small-business owners of America, and without them no economic recovery is possible. So why hasn’t their main complaint been taken more seriously, especially… Continue Reading Focusing on the real cause of our anemic recovery

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Christopher Riley will be the new Colorado Springs fire chief, said Mayor Steve Bach. Riley is currently serving as Pueblo’s fire chief. The City Council will confirm his appointment to the Springs position Aug. 13. “I am pleased to introduce Chief Riley as the next Fire Chief for the City of Colorado Springs,” said Mayor… Continue Reading Mayor names new fire chief

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Forbes ranks AFA as one of nation’s top schools

The United States Air Force Academy was named one of the top U.S. universities in a list compiled by Forbes magazine. The academy ranked 31st, with the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., coming in seventh and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md, coming in 28th in the nation. “The U.S.… Continue Reading Forbes ranks AFA as one of nation’s top schools

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Monument apartment complex plans expansion

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Monument apartment complex plans expansion

The Vistas at Jackson Creek is planning a $9.6 million expansion to the luxury apartment complex located in Monument, Colo. The plan is to add 90 more units to the 177 apartments already built in the complex, just north of Monument Marketplace on the east side of Jackson Creek Parkway. Construction on 3.74 acres will… Continue Reading Monument apartment complex plans expansion

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City opens electric vehicle charging station

In an effort to promote alternative energy solutions, the city of Colorado Springs opened a downtown electric vehicle charging station at 130 S. Nevada this week. The new station serves parking spots located by the lower level, east entrance of the City Administration Building parking garage, which is open 24-hours a day, seven days a… Continue Reading City opens electric vehicle charging station

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Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

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Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

Rothgerber Johnson and Lyons will merge with Lewis and Roca LLP, a law firm headquartered in Phoenix. The merger will created one of the largest law firms in the Western United States and will have 250 lawyers. Its new name will be Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP and will have offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada,… Continue Reading Rothgerber Johnson merges with Phoenix firm

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