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Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado has moved up to gold status with GuideStar, a national nonprofit reporting agency. This status places the organization in the top 3 percent of all reported nonprofits, totaling over 43,000. Goodwill’s gold status reflects the organization’s commitment to transparency demonstrated through solid financial management and mission focus, according to… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill goes gold with GuideStar

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Yum and fun with Josh & John’s ice cream

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Yum and fun with Josh & John’s ice cream

Ten-year-old Nyah Mester loves Josh & John’s Naturally Homemade Ice Cream, but not just for the yellow cake ice cream. The Buena Vista Elementary School fifth-grader loves to draw on the chalkboard at the shop. “It’s a good place for kids to do their thing because most ice cream shops don’t have activities,” said Nyah.… Continue Reading Yum and fun with Josh & John’s ice cream

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Military recalls many, not all

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Military recalls many, not all

The partial shutdown of government functions became temporary Monday, when thousands of federal employees were invited back to work in Colorado Springs and across the nation. Local military bases and the Mountain Post were similarly affected, according to sources who work there. Although no one has yet calculated the economic loss to the city of… Continue Reading Military recalls many, not all

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Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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Five finalists were named in the Ingenuity Challenge grant program through Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant is earmarked for a project that will positively impact the Pikes Peak region, said Kate Singh, communication & event manager for the foundation. Voting will close on Oct. 22, and the winner will be announced Oct. 24. The… Continue Reading Ingenuity challenge finalists chosen

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Airport contributes $3.7 billion to area economy

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When multipliers are added in, the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport injects $3.7 billion into the annual economy of Colorado Springs, according to an economic impact study released by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics. Some 27,721 people work in the operation and development of the city’s airport. The number also includes people working… Continue Reading Airport contributes $3.7 billion to area economy

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City Council clears Pico of ethics allegation

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The Colorado Springs City Council found that Councilman Andy Pico did not violate the city’s code of ethics by working for a firm the city has a contract with. The finding came after a closed executive session on Monday at which time the council reviewed a report written by the city’s three-person Independent Ethics Commission.… Continue Reading City Council clears Pico of ethics allegation

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Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

At Kineo Fit group fitness training studio, you’ll follow your heart rate on your way to better fitness. Kineo Fit is a gym in Colorado Springs, located at University Village Colorado on North Nevada Avenue between Aveda Salon and Tan Your Hide. Owned by Colorado Springs native and personal trainer Keith Jackson, his wife Nicole… Continue Reading Follow your heart (rate) to better shape

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Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

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Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

Your dog needs emergency surgery but you don’t have the cash. And your next payday isn’t for another couple of weeks. One possible solution, if you want your pooch to thrive, is to apply for a payday loan to get quick cash. You’ll come away with a healthy dog, but you’ll pay high interest rates… Continue Reading Despite 2010 bill, payday loans continue

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Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

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Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

Some Cascade residents and Ute Pass campers have avoided direct floodwaters lately because of a specialty sandbag that has a longer life and more durability than traditional sandbags. Mallett Excavating has teamed up with Landmark Earth Solutions on a system that “makes sandbagging obsolete,” according to Landmark literature. The primary items are the Rapid Installation… Continue Reading Flood aversion brings new sandbags to town

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

DENVER — A lawsuit filed two years ago against the state by a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, educators, former elected officials and others challenging the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) had its day in federal appeals court Monday. The coalition of plaintiffs claims TABOR violates the principles of representative government stated in the U.S.… Continue Reading Federal court hears TABOR appeal points

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