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Commissioners seek volunteers

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Commissioners seek volunteers

The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners has a number of openings on boards and commissions that advise them. Commissioners seek community-minded volunteers to serve on the boards. Applications for the open positions are due July 31. Open positions are on the following boards: Board of Adjustment; Department of Human Services Citizen Review Panel;… Continue Reading Commissioners seek volunteers

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Incline to be closed for repairs

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Incline to be closed for repairs

The Manitou Springs Incline will close in late August for up to four months, so needed maintenance can be done to the popular attraction. The incline, officially opened to the public in 2013 after being heavily used by trespassers for years, is being “loved to death,” according to a video on the attraction’s website, manitouincline.com.… Continue Reading Incline to be closed for repairs

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Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

Michael Killebrew is forging new territory for himself and the city of Colorado Springs. Killebrew, 43, is the city’s first Title II Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. He started the new position in March, and he is in the process of moving his family — wife Evangeline and children Nathan, Cana and Carmela — from… Continue Reading Killebrew – city’s first Title II ADA coordinator

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Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach vetoed ordinances the city council approved earlier this week. The ordinances would have ended most business licensing fees within the city. “I would very much like to support reducing or eliminating business licensing fees as well as City business personal property taxes,” said Mayor Bach. “Our goal is to be the… Continue Reading Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

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Quantum brokers building sales

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Quantum brokers building sales

The 104,439-square-foot building at 5575 Tech Center Drive sold recently for $5.9 million, according to Quantum Commercial Group. The listing agents were Frank Tuck and Randy Dowis of NAI Highland and CIII, while the cooperating broker was Michael Palmer of Quantum. Quantum also reported the sale of 550 State Highway 105 in Monument for $1.45… Continue Reading Quantum brokers building sales

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4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

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4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division, Combined Joint Task Force 4 relinquished command authority of Regional Command-South (RC-South) Monday in Afghanistan, according to a story on the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System website. America’s First Team took charge of RC-South from the “Steadfast and Loyal” Ivy Division in a transfer of authority ceremony on Kandahar… Continue Reading 4th Infantry Division relinquishes control

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RBA: Brand your business

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RBA: Brand your business

The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance encourages Colorado businesses to join the state in its certification and promotion efforts.   The RBA encourages businesses to apply online for the certification process that brands Colorado goods and services as being from the state.   “Colorado is known as dynamic, vibrant and innovative,” said a news release… Continue Reading RBA: Brand your business

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Businesses, unions partner to train vets

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Businesses, unions partner to train vets

A national program that unites contractors and labor unions to train and employ returning Colorado veterans in the construction industry will mark its Colorado graduation Wednesday with a ceremony in Colorado Springs featuring Gov. John Hickenlooper. The accelerated 18-week Veterans In Piping (VIP) program trained 15 veterans – at no cost – in welding, pipefitting… Continue Reading Businesses, unions partner to train vets

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Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

Just try getting a ride these days on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. You may score a seat on the earliest train, leaving the station at 8 a.m., or perhaps a week or so hence. You can attempt to ride stand-by, but that’s not recommended. Your best bet is to make reservations, according to Traffic… Continue Reading Tourism businesses off to strong start this season

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Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

Blake Milteer is the executive director and chief curator of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s museum. The Norfolk, Va., native met his wife Sarah, “an amazing painter” who works in the writing center at Colorado College, at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Milteer was a student and Sarah was on an exchange program… Continue Reading Milteer maintains his and others’ art treasures

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