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Demolition paves way for Cimarron interchange project

The view from Interstate 25 near Cimarron Street (U.S. Hwy. 24) is about to change as the Colorado Department of Transportation begins demolishing several structures in the northwest quadrant of the interchange. Approximately five structures, a few pole barns, sheds and two billboards will be removed, allowing the interchange reconstruction project to begin this spring. “The… Continue Reading Demolition paves way for Cimarron interchange project

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Vanpool program accepting applications

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Vanpool program accepting applications

Whether you travel to Denver or to one of the local military bases, vanpools can be a smart choice for commuters who live and work near each other. The city’s Mountain Metro Rides group is accepting applications for its vanpool program. The van, insurance, fuel, maintenance and an emergency ride home are all included. Sign… Continue Reading Vanpool program accepting applications

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Balloons returning for new festival

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Balloons returning for new festival

The balloons are back in town. The city of Colorado Springs announced last week that it was in final negotiations with Hot Apple Productions to provide a balloon festival during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7. The new festival, yet to be named, was chosen through a request-for-proposal process to fill a space vacated by the… Continue Reading Balloons returning for new festival

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PPACG seeks volunteer for Community Advisory Committee

The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (16 cities, towns and counties in the Pikes Peak region) seeks a volunteer for its Community Advisory Committee, a non-technical citizen group of 24 members that advises PPACG on planning, promotion and evaluation of its transportation and environmental programs. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume… Continue Reading PPACG seeks volunteer for Community Advisory Committee

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‘Mayor of Motor City’ would be proud

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‘Mayor of Motor City’ would be proud

Jan Martin has strong feelings concerning car shopping. “I hate buying cars! I absolutely hate it worse than anything! It might be that I know too much,” the Colorado Springs native and current City Councilor said. Martin knows a lot. Her breadth of automotive knowledge was formed by her family’s six-decade involvement in the industry… Continue Reading ‘Mayor of Motor City’ would be proud

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Säbaru switching lanes in changing times

Staying in business for a quarter-century is tough. Doing it in a field that changes as often as auto maintenance is exponentially tougher. Nobody knows that more than Marty Morales, one of the owners of Säbaru Motors, a Westside garage (and now used-car dealer) that for years has specialized in maintaining Subarus and Saabs. “Every… Continue Reading Säbaru switching lanes in changing times

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Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit reports ridership is up, according to a news release distributed by the city, which stated the local fixed-route bus service provided nearly 3 million one-way trips during 2014. That puts ridership up 10 percent over 2013, which came in at just over 2.6 million one-way trips. MMT attributed the increase… Continue Reading Mountain Metro Transit ridership up

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VA: New clinic handles current load

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VA: New clinic handles current load

Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of… Continue Reading VA: New clinic handles current load

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

“Global domination.” Or at least close, said hot sauce and marinade entrepreneur Patrick Tolbert of his fledgling company’s mission statement. “We want to be the No. 2 hot sauce in the world,” he explained, conceding to Tabasco’s monster market share. “Everybody says they want to be the best. We’ll take No. 2.” Tolbert, with his… Continue Reading Colorado Springs startup aims to be No. 2

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Covey’s theme: Trust

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Stephen M.R. Covey has a specific message for Colorado Springs, and he’s coming here to deliver it. Covey, CEO of the Covey Leadership Center and son of renowned writer Stephen R. Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” will present “Leading at the Speed of Trust” on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the… Continue Reading Covey’s theme: Trust

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