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A little more than 100 years ago, a bison named Black Diamond served as a model for the Buffalo nickel. Now the American Numismatic Association Money Museum will celebrate 100 years of the Buffalo nickel with a free open house from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  April 27. Black Diamond was a model for sculptor… Continue Reading Buffalo nickel turns 100 years old; celebrations at Money Museum

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Waldo fire report: City must improve communication, documentation

Better communication, documentation,  logistics support and training on incident management are four areas in which the city needs to make improvements, as detailed in the After Action Report on Waldo Canyon Fire. The report, released Wednesday, details the city’s strengths in working the Waldo Canyon fire and outlined areas for improvement. The Waldo Canyon fire… Continue Reading Waldo fire report: City must improve communication, documentation

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Ledbetter helps fair-pay issue stay alive

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When Lilly Ledbetter walked into an attorney’s office in 1998 with a gender fair-pay issue, she had no idea years later the president of the United States would be signing The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. At best, she was hoping for a settlement to win years of back wages from Goodyear Tire… Continue Reading Ledbetter helps fair-pay issue stay alive

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Fire memory fades, but help still available

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If your business phone rings and it’s Ingrid Wood from the Small Business Development Center, take the call. She’s not selling anything. She won’t try to fast-talk a small-business owner into something he or she doesn’t need. She wants to help. Wood knows it’s been nine months since the Waldo Canyon fire shut down businesses… Continue Reading Fire memory fades, but help still available

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It’s a job that sounds fun — be a mystery shopper. But the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado is warning some of the mystery shopper jobs may sound too good to be true. The BBB has been alerted to a round of mailings in Colorado Springs from LS Management, a company based in LaVergne,… Continue Reading BBB warns of jobs scam

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SCORE looking for more volunteer mentors

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SCORE looking for more volunteer mentors

The Colorado Springs chapter of SCORE finds itself in the proverbial “Catch 22.” Word is getting out about the organization, which provides business mentoring to people who want to start a business and those who own their business. People are signing up for the 118 workshops hosted each year by SCORE where they can learn… Continue Reading SCORE looking for more volunteer mentors

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Woodland Park getting a third brewery

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Woodland Park getting a third brewery

Ute Pass Brewing Co. in Woodland Park expects to be pouring the suds by next month. Owners Todd DeRemus and Scott Jones are putting the final touches on their 3,180-square-foot brewery in downtown Woodland Park. The brewery is located in the space that used to be Maximillian’s Cafe. The business partners had been working on… Continue Reading Woodland Park getting a third brewery

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Male lion makes debut at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

His name is Abuto, hear him roar. He is a 1-and half-year-old African lion and the newest member of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo big cat family. He joins four other lions at the zoo and can be found in the new Encounter Africa lion building, located around the corner from the giraffe building. “We are… Continue Reading Male lion makes debut at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Within the military-style organizational chart that describes the new Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, a group of volunteer foot-soldiers is deploying to small businesses. They are conducting interviews, hosting educational forums and networking. They were known as ambassadors in the old Chamber of Commerce model. They had launched Chamber University and Chamber Connect and hosted… Continue Reading Biz Alliance deploys new team to help local business

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Tweeting, pinning and blogging — tourism industry’s new tactics

At 6 a.m., Chelsy Murphy rolls out of bed and logs on to Pinterest, a social-networking site that allows users to “pin” up photos. As communications director at the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Murphy knows that early mornings and late nights are when most of the site’s users, 80 percent of whom are… Continue Reading Tweeting, pinning and blogging — tourism industry’s new tactics

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