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Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

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Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

Art Hardware sells different goods and services than some might expect. Many people assume the Colorado Springs-based custom framing and print shop specializes in knobs and pulls, while others relate the name to the store’s original function as an art supply store. The business was started in the mid-1970s by a Colorado businessman looking to… Continue Reading Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

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Meadow Muffins closes after 30 years in OCC

Meadow Muffins, a bar and grill that has been a favorite among those visiting Old Colorado City for more than 30 years, apparently has closed its doors. A representative with Craddock Commercial Real Estate in Colorado Springs, which owns the property at 2432 W. Colorado Ave., confirmed that the business has closed. The restaurant was shuttered earlier… Continue Reading Meadow Muffins closes after 30 years in OCC

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Honor Flight gears up for Sept. 26 takeoff

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Honor Flight gears up for Sept. 26 takeoff

Honor Flight of Southern Colorado announced Tuesday that it is preparing for its sixth annual excursion Sept. 26. During the weekend of Sept. 26, the nonprofit will fly 25 American WWII veterans from Colorado Springs to Washington D.C. to visit various memorials as part of the national Honor Flight Network. Before the trip, the organization… Continue Reading Honor Flight gears up for Sept. 26 takeoff

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Feds: Real GDP increases in Q2

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Feds: Real GDP increases in Q2

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Wednesday that the nation’s real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014. That is a turnaround from a 2.1 percent decrease experienced by the country’s GDP in the year’s first quarter, according a second estimate by the bureau.… Continue Reading Feds: Real GDP increases in Q2

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UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

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UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

Enrollment at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs surpassed 11,000 students this fall — an increase of 5 percent over last year — setting a new record for the university. The increase to 11,199 students was reported by UCCS in a news release Thursday, which stated that detailed enrollment data is expected to be released mid-September.… Continue Reading UCCS fall enrollment reaches record high

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Cycling exposure trumps impact

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Cycling exposure trumps impact

Stage 4 of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge seemed to have an outright positive effect on few vendors along the Aug. 21 race route, but small business folks stand strongly in support of the event that brings international attention to the Pikes Peak region. The Colorado Springs leg exposed scores of local businesses to Pro… Continue Reading Cycling exposure trumps impact

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Millennials have, as of late, been the darlings of negative news coverage. Americans have come to know my generation as one with historically low financial confidence; we aren’t getting married; we tend to be dependent on parents longer; and we carry insurmountable student loan and credit-card debt. I get it: Millennials are a bit frivolous,… Continue Reading Financial tips, from one Millennial to the next

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Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

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Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

Innkeeping and computer science might not seem to go hand in hand, but a Colorado Springs couple has made it their business to merge the two. In 2002, Mark and Lisa Kolb were working as software developers for tech companies in Colorado Springs while running a bed and breakfast near Colorado College. For years the… Continue Reading Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

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ANB Bank opens new downtown branch

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ANB Bank opens new downtown branch

Colorado-based ANB Bank celebrated the opening of its newest branch Tuesday morning in downtown Colorado Springs. The grand opening of the $5-million bank included a ribbon cutting and dedication attended by representatives of ANB Bank, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the Colorado Springs Conservatory and members of the community. “We value the community of… Continue Reading ANB Bank opens new downtown branch

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RMFI names new executive director

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RMFI names new executive director

The Rocky Mountain Field Institute announced Friday that it has selected a new executive director. The Colorado Springs-based nonprofit has chosen Jennifer Peterson from Texas A&M University to fill the post beginning early next month, according to a news release. “[Peterson] brings extensive experience in education, stewardship, research, stakeholder engagement, and watershed restoration,” according to… Continue Reading RMFI names new executive director

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