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Here’s how deep our summer event scene is

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Last August, on a perfect late-summer afternoon, thousands of locals and cycling enthusiasts from across the globe flocked to downtown Colorado Springs for an occasion to remember. They shared the thrill of watching Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, with many of the world’s best cyclists starting in Breckenridge, climbing Hoosier Pass, speeding… Continue Reading Here’s how deep our summer event scene is

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Food trucks roll from breakfast to post-dinner

Just a few years ago, Sara Crowell flew C-130 cargo planes for the U.S. Air Force. Now she’s flying a food truck downtown, serving up organic fare. The Local serves locally grown salads, and sandwiches with antibiotic- and hormone-free beef. They also have options for gluten-free and vegetarian dining. The Local is one of six… Continue Reading Food trucks roll from breakfast to post-dinner

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“Every economic activity has an impact,” UCCS economics professor Fred Crowley once noted. The difficulty, continued Crowley, is in calculating the precise impact of a given economic activity. A recent get-together of politicians, senior military officers and aerospace executives at the Space Foundation focused on the local economic impacts of military installations and defense contractors.… Continue Reading Economic impact analysis: science, politics or both?

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Cuts having impact at Space Command

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The combination of congressional gridlock and sequestration from the Budget Control Act is creating a very austere working environment for the Air Force Space Command. Space Command is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, but has offices around the world, from the United States to Greenland. Its mission is vital to war-fighters in all branches… Continue Reading Cuts having impact at Space Command

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Add Staff understaffed because of fire

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The Black Forest fire has caused Add Staff, a staffing firm in Colorado Springs, to backfill its orders for temporary staff. “We have so many of our people who have been evacuated, so many people from our client companies that have been evacuated,” said owner Cari Shaffer. “We all know how horrific it is.” Of… Continue Reading Add Staff understaffed because of fire

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SBDC reaching out to small businesses in fire area

The Small Business Development Center will provide assistance to the small businesses in Black Forest that are being harmed by the Black Forest fire. The SBDC will offer in-person assistance at the El Paso County Disaster Assistance Center, located at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center on 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. The… Continue Reading SBDC reaching out to small businesses in fire area

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Beyond the fires: Businesses, tourism consider how to respond

By Amy Gillentine and Marija B. Vader As firefighters struggle to extinguish flames that erupted Tuesday and tore through the Black Forest and Royal Gorge Park, tourism officials and business leaders are trying to figure out the next steps. “We’re following our crisis communications plan,” said Amy Long, vice president of marketing and partnership at… Continue Reading Beyond the fires: Businesses, tourism consider how to respond

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The spread of the Black Forest fire has affected mail delivery for nearly 4,000 addresses. For those in the Black Forest area, mail will be held at the U.S. Post Office’s Briargate Station, 8585 Criterion Drive, and can be picked up at the side door in the lobby from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call… Continue Reading Black Forest Fire forces mail delivery reroute for 4,000 addresses

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Health care call center coming to Springs

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Senate Bill 11-200 – the act that created the Colorado health benefits exchange – is also creating jobs in Colorado Springs. The state exchange will open a new customer service center in Colorado Springs, creating about 100 new jobs. Connect for Health Colorado has signed a lease for a 25,000-square-foot building that will open this… Continue Reading Health care call center coming to Springs

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Let us travel back to the dear, dead days beyond recall when Colorado voters, led by the eccentric Douglas Bruce, added the TABOR amendment to the state constitution in 1992. As every subsequent Colorado politician has learned, the Bruce-drafted amendment prohibits local governments from raising or renewing taxes without a vote. Versions of the amendment… Continue Reading Marijuana, TABOR and the City Council

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