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Colorado Springs has the most affordable homes in the state, and Boulder has the most expensive, according to analysis from Coldwell Banker. Home sales prices in Colorado Springs last year averaged $197,500 compared to Boulder’s average of $615,000. Coldwell Banker identified the most expensive and most affordable cities in each of the 50 states. Not… Continue Reading Springs has most affordable homes in state

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Bijou bridge opening, downtown parking free

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The Bijou Street Bridge will re-open Oct. 1, and the city is offering a week of free downtown parking to celebrate the event. Downtown parking meters will be free Monday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 6.

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Final GDP report shows 3.8 percent increase in 2Q

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Real gross domestic product – the output of goods and services produced by U.S. labor and property – increased at an annual rate of 3.8 percent during the second quarter, according to final estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. During the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.6 percent. The acceleration in real GDP growth… Continue Reading Final GDP report shows 3.8 percent increase in 2Q

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Re-live the re-opening with Diane Wengler

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Whether or not you attended the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Extremely Grand Opening, you can witness some of the evening’s magic here through a gallery of Godfrey Brooke’s photos of CSBJ’s society columnist Diane Wengler’s visit to the opening gala — or read her column at CSBJ.com.

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The El Paso County Commissioners are being recognized by ABE both for designating April 2006 as Student Art Appreciation Month and for opening their boardroom to rotating displays of student art from District 11 Schools.
In addition, they’ve welcomed the student artists to their meetings to discuss their work and the place that art has in their lives and studies. Continue Reading Commissioners, D-11 receive special recognition

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Dennis Phillips was “blown away” when he found out he had received an Arts Business Education Consortium Distinguished Arts Teacher Award.
An art teacher at Timberview Middle School, Phillips is a self-proclaimed enthusiast of art and photography and dabbles in most areas of art himself. Continue Reading Phillips finds rewards in helping students create

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Yonker takes non-linear approach to education

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Kim Yonker is passionate about the arts, and it’s that passion that she wants to pass on to her students.
She said she’s thankful that her job allows her to transfer knowledge of the arts to her students at Jenkins Middle School in District 11. Continue Reading Yonker takes non-linear approach to education

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Maykowski takes drama to a higher level

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With a diverse track record, Elaine Maykowski encourages students to high levels of talent.
In her 24th year of teaching and 17th year at Rampart High School, the production/drama instructor started her career at District 20 as a choir director, leading a program involving more than 300 students, showing success at many All State Choir competitions. Over time, she has slowly built the theater program. Continue Reading Maykowski takes drama to a higher level

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Keenan helps facilitate imagination

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Kim Keenan is in her ninth year as an art teacher at Janitell Junior High School, and she sees herself a “facilitator of the imagination” and feels that “art is for everyone.”
Keenan’s favorite part of her job is seeing students embrace new ideas. She also likes the humor. Continue Reading Keenan helps facilitate imagination

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After her teenage daughter injured her knee, Ronna Smith’s days as a soccer mom were finished, and she was on her way to becoming a stage mom.
Smith won the Community Support for Arts Education award for her work as a “stage mom” to students in the Lewis Palmer High School Theater Program Continue Reading Smith gives new meaning to the term ‘stage mom’

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