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Feffer’s seen decades of change here

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Feffer’s seen decades of change here

After graduating from the University of Arizona with a marketing degree, Gary Feffer began working at Goldwater’s Department Store, pursuing his dream of being a haberdasher. After comparing his life with that of his friends, he moved north to pursue commercial real estate. He is married and has four children: Sophie, Army, Davis and River.… Continue Reading Feffer’s seen decades of change here

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Marijuana grow operations affect vacancies

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Marijuana grow operations affect vacancies

Vacancy rates in the industrial sector of commercial real estate in Colorado Springs continue to decline, due in part to marijuana grow operations here, say Realtors familiar with the issue. “Because of the medical marijuana and the need for space to grow plants, that has continued to cause a lower vacancy rate, both for opportunities… Continue Reading Marijuana grow operations affect vacancies

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Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference this week

The Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference is an opportunity to connect with movers and shakers in Colorado’s tourism industry and report on the challenges and opportunities that impact one of Colorado’s top industries. The conference, hosted by the Colorado Tourism Office, draws representatives from the state’s travel and tourism industry and a line-up of speakers… Continue Reading Governor’s 2014 Colorado Tourism Conference this week

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Foreclosure starts spike in October

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Foreclosure starts spike in October

El Paso County is having the busiest month for foreclosure starts since April, according to Public Trustee Tom Mowle. “Going up one month is not really a trend,” Mowle said. Many files that were rejected in August and September are being filed again this month and have been corrected, he said. Currently, there have been 137… Continue Reading Foreclosure starts spike in October

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Vagrancy targeted by a collaborative effort

A multi-agency approach will target vagrancy in downtown Colorado Springs as winter nears. The Colorado Springs Police Department, the Springs Rescue Mission, the city, El Paso County human service agencies and the Downtown Partnership are working together to provide vagrants the services they need. “You can’t just pounce and then stop,” said Downtown Partnership Executive… Continue Reading Vagrancy targeted by a collaborative effort

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Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

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Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

Known as “Raf” to his friends, Monument Mayor Rafael Dominguez, 49, believes it’s “easy to govern when you’re not a politician.” He moved to Monument eight years ago after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps. Shortly after, he joined the town’s planning commission. He’s been serving on the town board more than five years, and… Continue Reading Marine retiree leads Monument’s growth

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Job-seekers find help in personality test

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Job-seekers find help in personality test

Paula Walker looks forward to switching careers. After a career in property management, sales and customer service, she’s ready for a change. “It’s so stressful,” Walker said of property management. “My doctor said I needed to do something different.” After being away from work to care for her health, she said, “it’s time to get… Continue Reading Job-seekers find help in personality test

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Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

Health care and health insurance will take center stage at the Latino Community Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 12. The event will take place at the Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Panel speakers include Meredith Jones of Kaiser Permanente, Kathleen Jackson of Colorado Choice, Lynne Jones of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Rosy… Continue Reading Health care, insurance topic of luncheon

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Fire department given $30,000 grant

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Fire department given $30,000 grant

The Allstate Foundation awarded a $30,000 grant to the Colorado Springs Fire Department for wildfire mitigation. For more than 60 years, The Allstate Foundation has used the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. The Colorado Springs Fire Department has been included as a… Continue Reading Fire department given $30,000 grant

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National first responders conference to be held in April

The National Homeland Defense Foundation is hosting its inaugural National First Responders Conference at The Broadmoor Hotel April 6-8, 2015 in Colorado Springs. Building on the success achieved through years of conducting the National Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense, NHDF seeks to apply that experience to provide a forum for sharing lessons learned to… Continue Reading National first responders conference to be held in April

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