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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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Price leads effort to attract tourists

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Price leads effort to attract tourists

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Doug Price spends his time attracting people to the Pikes Peak region, and that includes managing a staff of 18 employees, 36 volunteers and an annual budget of $3.1 million. Price, 58, and his wife of 31 years, Kathy, have two grown children. Price sat down… Continue Reading Price leads effort to attract tourists

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Real estate transactions completed

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Real estate transactions completed

Marty Chase, Realtor with Weichert Realtors, was the buyer’s agent in the sale last month of three vacant land parcels in El Paso County, including 38 acres at the Forest Meadows subdivision. Colorado Morley Returns sold the 38 acres to Dillondon, and Craig Anderson of NAI Highland represented the seller. The sales price was $731,220. Terra… Continue Reading Real estate transactions completed

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AAA forecasts jump in Colorado Thanksgiving travel

AAA Colorado projects 752,000 Coloradans will journey 50 miles or more from home during Thanksgiving weekend, a 3.5 percent increase over 2013. Almost 650,000 of travelers will celebrate the holiday with a road trip and will enjoy the lowest gas prices in four years. Nationally, AAA projects 46.3 million Americans will travel during the Thanksgiving… Continue Reading AAA forecasts jump in Colorado Thanksgiving travel

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National retailer expands to Springs

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National retailer expands to Springs

Conn’s HomePlus arrives in Colorado Springs, Friday, Nov. 28, making it the company’s sixth Colorado location since April and its second Colorado store outside the Denver area. The expansion will create about 30 area jobs. The new store at 345 North Academy Blvd. will host its grand opening on Black Friday. The first 100 people… Continue Reading National retailer expands to Springs

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