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Downtown club open to all car aficionados

What do men want? What do women want? Ron Johnson, Johnny Martin and Dustin Morgan hope their new venture will appeal to both sexes. Johnny Martin’s Car Central is a private club located in a 7,500-square-foot space on the ground floor of the Central Bancorp building at 1 S. Nevada Ave. It’s the first private… Continue Reading Downtown club open to all car aficionados

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You might be forgiven for supposing that Councilmember Don Knight has been solely focused on efforts to expand Council’s powers (or reclaim them from Mayor Bach!), while valiantly fighting against any local public funding for the “City for Champions” proposal. Not so! The Knight of Sorrowful Mien has been busy at work behind the scenes,… Continue Reading Knight makes case for Pickleball at Monument Valley

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City Council’s Feb. 24 work session, scheduled for 1 p.m., didn’t get underway until 2:22. Councilors weren’t shirking their duty — they were meeting behind closed doors in executive session, considering an undisclosed legal matter. It seemed obvious that they were discussing the city’s strategy regarding the Public Employees’ Retirement Association lawsuit, but no one… Continue Reading City’s PERA appeal shows no transparency

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Analysis: City may pay for not paying Forte

It’s never easy for elected officials in Colorado Springs to give employees a raise, especially when the employees in question are senior executives. That’s particularly true in today’s local economic environment, where unemployment remains high, underemployment is common, and many residents find themselves with depleted savings and diminished paychecks. City Council refused by a 5-4… Continue Reading Analysis: City may pay for not paying Forte

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Mayor Steve Bach offered City Council  an unexpected olive branch Wednesday when he appointed Wynetta Massey as city attorney and named Dan Gallagher aviation director for the Colorado Springs Airport. Both Gallagher and Massey had been serving as interim appointees. Mayor Bach has frequently declined to forward the names of interim appointees to Council to… Continue Reading Mayor’s appointments might ease city tension

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Red Noland changes hands

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Mike Jorgensen and Thom Buckley announced Monday afternoon they have acquired all stock in the Red Noland Automotive Group. The company owns and operates multiple Colorado Springs dealerships, including Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar and Land Rover. In a separate transaction, Jorgenson and Buckley also acquired the company’s buildings and real estate, including a collision center and… Continue Reading Red Noland changes hands

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Monday’s City Council work session, scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, didn’t get underway until 2:22. It wasn’t because Councilors were shirking their duty – they were there, meeting behind closed doors in “executive session,” considering an undisclosed legal matter. It seemed obvious that they were discussing the city’s strategy regarding the Public Employees’ Retirement… Continue Reading Nobody will talk about city’s PERA appeal

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It’s never easy for elected officials in Colorado Springs to give employees a raise, especially when the employees in question are senior executives. That’s particularly true in today’s local economic environment, where unemployment remains high, underemployment is common, and many residents find themselves with depleted savings and diminished paychecks. City Council refused by a 5-4… Continue Reading Council says no to raise for Utilities’ Forte

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Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

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Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

It’s easy to get the impression that most gun owners are angry, middle-aged men who thrive on the doomsday rhetoric of some gun manufacturers. In fact, many Americans own firearms for reasons that have little or nothing to do with self-defense. Far from focusing on home invasions or the tyranny of the federal government, they’re… Continue Reading Historic firearms? Try Pioneers Museum

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City, others could reshape Banning Lewis

Nearly nine decades ago, the Banning Lewis Ranch was created in the late 1920s, when heiress Ruth Banning and her husband Raymond “Pink” Lewis assembled more than 30,000 acres of land east of Colorado Springs. Ruth Banning raised prize Herefords on the property, and she was an exceptionally careful steward of the land. In 1948,… Continue Reading City, others could reshape Banning Lewis

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