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Maggie’s Farm could open Thursday, despite ad

Colorado Springs-based medical marijuana vendor Maggie’s Farm will open the region’s first recreational dispensary Thursday in Manitou Springs, according to reports. Despite the company’s advertisement in the Colorado Springs Independent Wednesday indicating that the first official day of business will be Friday, Aug. 1, local media outlets have reported that owner Bill Conkling intends to… Continue Reading Maggie’s Farm could open Thursday, despite ad

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Alley work to begin in August

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Roadwork on the alley between Bijou Street and Platte Avenue near the Cascade Parking Garage is scheduled to begin in August. The Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs announced Monday that work to the alley — including improvements related to drainage, drivability and pedestrian-friendliness — will begin during the second week of next month. A pre-construction… Continue Reading Alley work to begin in August

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Vinyl records’ resurgence felt by local stores

Colorado Springs continues to feel the resurgence of vinyl as music listeners begin to shift their focus back from CDs to LPs. What once was a niche for only the most serious record collectors has turned into a fad fueled not by members of Generation X, but by their children. The three local record vendors… Continue Reading Vinyl records’ resurgence felt by local stores

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Goodwill to open new facility, create jobs

Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado announced Monday that its newest Colorado Springs facility will open Tuesday and will help to create 180 jobs. Discover Goodwill will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. July 29 to celebrate the opening of the Retail Support Center at 2855 S. Academy Blvd., according to a news release.… Continue Reading Goodwill to open new facility, create jobs

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Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

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Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

Upon first impression, Concours Cars in Old Colorado City may come across more as a museum than a fine European auto shop. A walk through the company’s facilities along the 2400 block of West Cucharras Street is a veritable trek through time: from the streets of post-war France in a black ’55 Citroen Traction Avant,… Continue Reading Concours offers TLC for Euro car owners

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AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

The U.S. Air Force Academy awarded an Alaska-based contractor with more than $110 million in contracts to provide various support services. The Academy announced Thursday that Aleut Facilities Support Services LLC of Anchorage had won the two five-year contracts. Both contracts were set aside for small businesses, according to a news release. The first contract,… Continue Reading AFA awards $110 million in support service contracts

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Council kills fee waiver for downtown developers

Colorado Springs City Council voted down a resolution Tuesday that would have waived fees for downtown residential development in an attempt to support urban infill projects. Councilors voted 5-4 to kill the proposed amendment to a 1973 ordinance pertaining to fees for the creation of new parks and schools throughout the city. The amendment —… Continue Reading Council kills fee waiver for downtown developers

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In & Out Gyros was robbed three times, allegedly by the same person, in just two weeks. It’s hardly in a remote area, with a prominent location at 36 E. Bijou St., but the mom-and-pop Mediterranean deli has had a hard time seeing its place secure. “The cops don’t make me feel very safe, given… Continue Reading Crime still an issue downtown as CSPD moves in

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Space Foundation accepting lifetime achievement nominees

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Monday that it is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, an annual lifetime achievement award. The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award “recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space… Continue Reading Space Foundation accepting lifetime achievement nominees

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A midyear economic report by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business indicates the state continues to outshine expectations for growth in 2014. The report showed, among other things, that Colorado employment was up 3 percent in May compared to May 2013. The Colorado Business Economic Outlook published in December indicated employment would… Continue Reading Midyear report: State’s economy achieving in ’14

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