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The Downtown Partnership is attempting to spice up the city’s urban experience by providing live, street-corner entertainment this summer. Dancers, actors, painters and musicians are expected to be among the sanctioned entertainment, called the Sidewalk Stage program. The Partnership is now accepting applications for performers who will work the street corners on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July… Continue Reading Downtown Partnership seeking street performers

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The city and its enterprises employ thousands of people. Every day some of them quit, get promoted or migrate from one department to another — and it’s not news. Unless you’re a department head, a member of Council or spectacularly fired, the jackals of the media don’t much care. But if you’re Aimee Cox, we’re… Continue Reading Council’s loss becomes Mayor Bach’s noteworthy gain

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Digital Edition – May 24, 2013

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Builder makes most of two tragic situations

Colorado Rock ‘n’ Logs Number of employees: 1 Address: 2700 Robinson St. Mitchell Dillman is combining two tragedies — one professional, one personal — to create a business out of the destruction caused by wildfires. Dillman was a framing contractor who built custom log homes in the mountains, but when the Great Recession hit the… Continue Reading Builder makes most of two tragic situations

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Cuts still uncertain for Defense, contractors

Sequestration was predicted to be an economic disaster — affecting nearly every aspect of government across the nation, costing tens of thousands of jobs and bringing some government services to a halt. In the first two months, that hasn’t been the case — at least in Colorado Springs, and at least for the defense sector… Continue Reading Cuts still uncertain for Defense, contractors

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Gov. John Hickenlooper is working to help startups in advanced industries by encouraging them to fail. Hickenlooper announced the launch of a new challenge with the moniker “Glorious Failure: In Search of Success Innovation Challenge,” a statewide business competition to encourage creativity and risk-taking in seven industries that include information and technology, aerospace, energy and… Continue Reading Entrepreneurs encouraged to fail in new innovation competition

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Our retirement is our responsibility, yet many people do not think about how they are going to spend their retirement time. More importantly, even fewer people plan on how to fund it until it is too late. If you are old enough to drive, it is time to think about retirement. In March 2013 the… Continue Reading Beware of these six common retirement mistakes

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Open spaces more valuable than you realize

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It’s the fire season … and the tourist season. Fires cost us money. Tourists bring us money. And when the fires come, the tourists don’t — which is a double hit on the economy. Fortunately, in Colorado Springs, we have a remarkable asset that can be used to fight fires and draw tourists: protected open… Continue Reading Open spaces more valuable than you realize

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On the surface, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance’s special announcement Tuesday morning looked like an invitation for open skepticism. It was billed in advance as the relocation to Colorado Springs of a “new company that is within our sports economy sector.” Yet, nobody had any idea what that meant, and the Colorado Springs Sports… Continue Reading Let’s give fuseSPORT a chance

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Schools face certain cuts from sequestration

While the defense industry seems to be weathering the sequestration storm, for the city’s educators, the cuts are dramatic and serious. Local Head Start programs were cut by $550,000, which means 142 preschool children won’t have seats next fall. There’s no summer program this year, and low-income parents counting on Head Start will have to… Continue Reading Schools face certain cuts from sequestration

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