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Penrose, RTA, GE Johnson earn Vista award for design

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, RTA Architects and GE Johnson Construction Company received the American Society of Healthcare Engineering 2014 Vista Award for the team’s renovation of the emergency department at Penrose Hospital. The Vista award will be presented in March at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction. The award… Continue Reading Penrose, RTA, GE Johnson earn Vista award for design

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Royal Gorge Park rebuilds – shovel by shovel

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Royal Gorge Park rebuilds – shovel by shovel

CAÑON CITY – As a part-time job last summer, Walt McBride drove the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park trolley back and forth across the gorge. That ended abruptly on June 11 when a sudden wildfire erupted and raged across the park, torching everything except the bridge, but including the trolley. “I’ve been coming up here… Continue Reading Royal Gorge Park rebuilds – shovel by shovel

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Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

Memorial Hospital and U.S. Olympic and U.S. Paralympic athletes are sponsoring the Road to Greatness 90-day Health Challenge. From 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, participants will gather on Tejon Street from Platte Avenue to Pikes Peak Avenue for the Olympic Downtown Celebration. The Health Challenge asks people to take a pledge, to commit to performing certain… Continue Reading Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

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Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

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Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum received a $199,382 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund, officials announced Wednesday. The museum grant was one of 120 given for historic preservation projects in 40 counties statewide. In total, more than $8.8 million was given for fiscal year 2014. Since 1993, History Colorado has funded 4,086 projects, providing… Continue Reading Pioneers Museum lands state historical grant

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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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1492 Chocolates: Discover America

MONUMENT — To be transported to a parallel universe in taste, try a truffle from 1492 Chocolates, a new company started by an executive pastry chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Eat it in small bites to elongate the delight. Operated by Courtney Lundin and her parents, 1492 Chocolates has been in business just weeks,… Continue Reading 1492 Chocolates: Discover America

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Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

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Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery, a breakfast restaurant at 28 S. Tejon St. in Colorado Springs, recently earned the 11th spot in Urbanspoon’s list of 101 Great Breakfasts in the United States. According to the Urbanspoon website, selected restaurants that made the list received the most coverage and reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the… Continue Reading Over Easy named 11th nationally for breakfast

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Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

MONUMENT — Chris Wright did his homework before launching his beer business, Pikes Peak Brewing Co., in 2011. With a background in engineering and the U.S. Army, Wright found that Colorado Springs had the fourth-highest concentration of craft beer drinkers in the country. Colorado Springs was listed behind only Denver, Portland and Seattle, he said.… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Brewing races to meet demand

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Serranos serves smiles and more

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Serranos serves smiles and more

MONUMENT — Carl Nolt made his way in the coffee business, starting at age 20 in Washington state at The Wet Whisker, which later grew into Seattle’s Best Coffee. “It’s been a great business. I love it,” said Nolt, now 53 and owner of Serranos Coffee Co. On any given day and at any time… Continue Reading Serranos serves smiles and more

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Sporting goods stores around the region report brisk sales of Denver Broncos merchandise leading into the Super Bowl. Sunday, the AFC champion Denver Broncos take on the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks in the most-watched sporting event of the year. Sales have “doubled, quadrupled the sales of previous years,” said Michael Reffalt, store manager of Sports… Continue Reading For sale: Peyton Manning jerseys and more Broncos stuff, in mass quantities

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Unemployment down, but the news not good

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Unemployment down, but the news not good

El Paso County’s December 2013 unemployment rate, released this week, continues to be higher than the state but has gone down significantly since a year earlier. Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reports show 7.2 percent of El Paso County adults were unemployed in December 2013, down from 8.7 percent in December 2012. That would… Continue Reading Unemployment down, but the news not good

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