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Development director of Pioneers Museum to step down

The development director of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum will step down from his position at the organization April 3, according to a Wednesday news release. Paul Gesterling, who has been with the museum since 2012 and has helped the organization transition to focus more on public-private partnerships and nonprofit fundraising activities, is leaving to… Continue Reading Development director of Pioneers Museum to step down

Legendary American astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other former NASA personnel are scheduled to attend this year’s Yuri’s Night celebration, an annual event hosted by the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation. The April 12 event at the Foundation’s World Headquarters building in Colorado Springs will mark the 54th anniversary of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s inaugural Earth orbit in 1961. It also marks the… Continue Reading Local Yuri Gagarin celebration to include appearance by Buzz Aldrin, other astronauts

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Radiantly Raw, Anna’s Apothecary to fill grocer’s space following closure

The only full-line grocery store in Manitou Springs has closed, and two local business owners plan to take over the downtown space and open a new, shared storefront in May. Local First Grocer, which opened last year at 116 Canon Ave., closed over the weekend, leaving the 1,200-square-foot space unoccupied. Anna’s Apothecary, which had operated a small… Continue Reading Radiantly Raw, Anna’s Apothecary to fill grocer’s space following closure

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Scott to step down as FRESC director

The Colorado Springs-based Center for Nonprofit Excellence announced Monday that the director and co-founder of its Front Range Executive Service Corps will step down June 1. Randy Scott, 66, who was involved with starting the FRESC program in 2007, has helped the program provide 3,000 hours of affordable consulting services to 120 nonprofits on more… Continue Reading Scott to step down as FRESC director

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Manitou’s second pot shop nears opening

Emerald Fields, a recreational marijuana dispensary in Glendale near Denver, plans to open its second location in Manitou Springs by the end of this month. The company will be El Paso County’s second retail pot shop when it opens the store on Manitou Avenue — just down the road from Maggie’s Farm, which became the… Continue Reading Manitou’s second pot shop nears opening

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The Colorado Department of Transportation adopted a Statewide Transportation Plan Thursday to guide its investment in the future of multi-modal public transit over the next 25 years. The plan includes methods of preserving, maintaining and improving the safety, efficiency and accessibility of transportation throughout the state, according to a CDOT news release. “The 2040 Statewide… Continue Reading CDOT adopts new 25-year transit plan

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Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

The Colorado Springs business scene is often perceived as unappealing for young entrepreneurs, but local small business experts — with successful startups as evidence — argue otherwise. “This is not necessarily a ‘sexy’ place to be in business,” young local entrepreneur Kyle Harmande said of the negative perception. “Young professionals from Harvard Business don’t graduate… Continue Reading Is this a hot spot for young entrepreneurs?

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Mayor recognizes local Realtor for contributions

Longtime Colorado Springs real estate agent Harry Salzman has been recognized by Mayor Steve Bach for his leadership and improving economic vitality in the region, according to a city news release. Salzman’s recognition comes after he and his business partners donated property to the Foundation for Colorado Springs’ Future Inc., which is owned by the… Continue Reading Mayor recognizes local Realtor for contributions

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Ski Country mid-season visitation up, surpasses last year

Colorado Ski Country USA announced today its 21 member resorts reported an increase in skier visitation in January and February. Skier visits at Ski Country resorts were up by 3.7 percent during the second period of the 2014-15 season (defined as January 1 through February 28), compared to the same period of the prior year. “At… Continue Reading Ski Country mid-season visitation up, surpasses last year

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Colorado has made 74.5 percent of its annual required contribution to its public employee retirement plans from 2001 through 2013, placing it 46th in terms of average state pension funding, a report suggests. While most U.S. states are meeting their pension commitments, a report by the National Association of State Retirement Administrators shows Colorado has lagged for… Continue Reading Report: Colorado ranks 46th for pension funding

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