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Incline to reopen Friday

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Incline to reopen Friday

After being closed for three months for repairs, the Manitou Incline will reopen Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. with a reopening celebration. Organizers ask that people park in the Cog parking lot at 515 Ruxton Ave. The Incline’s phase one construction has been completed to repair the steepest sections of the Incline and protect… Continue Reading Incline to reopen Friday

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$800M contract awarded to Springs firm

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$800M contract awarded to Springs firm

Joint Strategic Solutions (JSS), a formal joint venture formed between Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions and Strategies LLC and Colorado Springs-based Apogee Engineering LLC, has been awarded a five-year, $800 million contract supporting U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska. Both Delta Solutions and Apogee anticipate growth from this effort will… Continue Reading $800M contract awarded to Springs firm

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U.S. Bank named top military-friendly employer

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G.I. Jobs Magazine named U.S. Bank one of the nation’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers® for the fourth consecutive year. The 2015 Military Friendly Employers® represent those companies with the strongest military recruiting programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses seeking civilian employment. The ranking is featured in the December issue… Continue Reading U.S. Bank named top military-friendly employer

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He pays it forward helping other youth

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He pays it forward helping other youth

Tariku Hailemariam was born in Ethiopia to a 15-year-old mother who could not afford to care for him. Because of that, she put him up for adoption, and a woman who was economically capable of caring for him at the time took Tariku in. A few years later, she lost her income and had to… Continue Reading He pays it forward helping other youth

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Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

Compassion International seeks to improve the world, one child at a time. For $38 a month, a person donating to the Christian-based organization headquartered in Colorado Springs may sponsor a child in poverty-stricken areas around the globe. The program measures various levels of success in four key areas — the child’s spiritual, physical, cognitive and… Continue Reading Compassion International: Local presence combines with global influence

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

Mark Yeadon, senior vice president of Compassion International’s global program, grew up in a family of 15 children. Of those, two were adopted. Those two were disabled and biracial, which was “NOT cool” in the 1970s, Yeadon said. He has been married 31 years, and he and his wife have four grown children. Yeadon shared… Continue Reading Yeadon embraces Compassion’s mission

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Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

Pikes Peak Region recipients of grants from the 21st annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund were announced recently by Ryan Stephens, Wells Fargo’s area president for Southern Colorado. Twenty-four locally based nonprofits received donations totaling $28,500. “El Paso County is a great place to live, work, play and do business in large part due to… Continue Reading Twenty-four local groups receive Wells Fargo grants

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NFIB, partners file in TABOR lawsuit

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NFIB, partners file in TABOR lawsuit

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Friday, Nov. 21, formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a Colorado case that has implications for taxpayers in all 50 states, according to a news release sent Monday by the NFIB. At stake in Kerr v. Hickenlooper, according to the amici curiae brief filed by… Continue Reading NFIB, partners file in TABOR lawsuit

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Led by Sherpa, ski areas go high-tech

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Led by Sherpa, ski areas go high-tech

Skiing in Colorado has turned high-tech, with smartphone apps specific to markers on mountains, giving directions to the deep snow and even telling the users what’s on the menu. Hand in hand with the high-tech, terrain at some ski areas has been molded to the younger skier, targeting families introducing young children to the sport.… Continue Reading Led by Sherpa, ski areas go high-tech

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Political disputes only serve to discourage economic growth in the Pikes Peak region, said economist Tom Binnings, senior partner with Summit Economics. “I hear this a lot through the business community, prospects through the Regional Business Alliance, that our local political environment is not conducive to community economic development,” Binnings said last week at U.S.… Continue Reading Economy: Outlook still positive, but infighting hurts

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