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Ignite event turns newsworthy

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Most of the 300 or so people attending the first Ignite Colorado Springs event Tuesday night came out of curiosity, not knowing for sure what to expect in the local rendition of what has become a global phenomenon. Five minutes per speaker, with slide show, 15 seconds per slide. Make your pitch, tell your story… Continue Reading Ignite event turns newsworthy

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Tony’s building a bigger bar on the block

To keep up with demand, Tony’s Bar is moving into a bigger space across the street, the former location of Compleat Games and Hobbies, 326 N. Tejon St. Tony’s opened at its current location in 1999, and the 2,300 square-foot space had always provided enough room for the big weekend and late-night crowds. But elbow… Continue Reading Tony’s building a bigger bar on the block

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Incoming tide – Part 2: Flash floods might make region forget 1999

Editor’s note: Last week, CSBJ writer John Hazlehurst began a three-part series on the history of flooding in the region and the ominous outlook after the Waldo Canyon fire. Part 1 focused on the historic 1935 flood, which killed 18, and Part 2 this week looks at the rising danger of flash floods even worse… Continue Reading Incoming tide – Part 2: Flash floods might make region forget 1999

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One hundred years from now, when cultural histories of this era are written, entire chapters will be devoted to the effects on society of the 24-hour news cycle and the 24/7 Internet. In the investing world, this media bandwidth has provided a forum for a generation of gurus who tell us what we should do… Continue Reading Pundits don’t have to account for missteps

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What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

After months of news about decreasing Defense Department budgets, there’s a bright spot on the horizon for Colorado Springs. In 2014, the Pentagon plans to spend 27 percent of its Army construction budget at Fort Carson, bringing jobs and opportunities to the region, and signaling the increasing importance of the Mountain Post to overall defense… Continue Reading What sequester? Construction continues despite other cuts

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On the Horizon – May 3, 2013

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May 8 LinkedIn Learn why LinkedIn has become the new hangout for human-resource professionals at a Better Business Bureau workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Ent Federal Credit Union, 7350 Campus Drive. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/linkedin-58. For more information, call Kelly Utermoehlen at the BBB at… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 3, 2013

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People on the Move – May 3, 2013

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Nonprofits Nancy Wilson, the Front Range regional director for Mile High Youth Corps in Colorado Springs, has joined the board of directors of the Colorado Youth Corps Association. Wilson has a bachelor of science degree in nonprofit management from Regis University and has 25 years of nonprofit and youth development experience. Banking and finance Stephen… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 3, 2013

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Kudos! – May 3, 2013

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Summit Wealth Group advisers earn designation Ross Haycock and Nathan Archuleta, advisers with Summit Wealth Group in Colorado Springs, have been awarded the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. The designation signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard… Continue Reading Kudos! – May 3, 2013

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Report: Springs apartment market strong

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The current Colorado Springs apartment market is healthy — maybe the healthiest it has ever been. That’s the conclusion by area experts after reviewing the most recent vacancy and rent survey results from the Colorado Division of Housing. Vacancy, at 5.6 percent, is the lowest locally in more than a decade. But it’s not so… Continue Reading Report: Springs apartment market strong

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Last week it was time for a haircut, so I made an appointment with my friend Tiffany, who has a salon in her south-side home. Tiffany’s a competent woman in her 40s who has been cutting hair for 20 years. Making ends meet was tough when she had young children, so she worked construction, bartended… Continue Reading Yes, we have our own gray economy in Colorado Springs

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