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Hazlehurst: Banning Lewis Ranch under contract

Nor’wood’s press release (see below) announcing its pending acquisition of the Banning Lewis Ranch was, shall we say, interestingly uninformative. It’s full of tantalizing tidbits, of amiable bullet points intended to please community leaders, environmentalists and conservationists. Are they serious, or is this just another mega-subdivision deal, another step in the continuing de-urbanization of Colorado… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: Banning Lewis Ranch under contract

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Springs ranked top in friendliness for small business

Colorado Springs was rated the most friendly city in the country toward small businesses, by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. More than 12,000 entrepreneurs nationally participated in the survey. The Thumbtack.com small business friendliness survey was the largest survey of its kind and is the only one to obtain data from a national… Continue Reading Springs ranked top in friendliness for small business

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Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

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Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Board of Trustees announced today the hire of David A. Dahlin as the new president and CEO. After a comprehensive national search, Dahlin emerged as the stand-out candidate, possessing the skills, talents and qualifications to lead the organization into a successful future, according to a news release sent Tuesday… Continue Reading Dahlin tapped for top FAC post

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Nonprofit to help repair Waldo Canyon

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Nonprofit to help repair Waldo Canyon

Denver-based nonprofit Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado announced Tuesday it will lead volunteer service days throughout the state this summer to help restore areas affected by fires and floods. The program by VOC, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will include efforts to restore land damaged by the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire in the Pikes Peak… Continue Reading Nonprofit to help repair Waldo Canyon

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Next MashUp is June 18

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Next MashUp is June 18

The High Altitude Investors and the Colorado Springs Technology Incubator will sponsor the next MashUp Wednesday, June 18, at the Ivywild School. The event features Doug Johnson, vice president of capital access of the Rocky Mountain Innosphere in Fort Collins, and Joseph Coleman, owner of the Blue Star Group and co-founder of the Ivywild School,… Continue Reading Next MashUp is June 18

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The City of Colorado Springs reopened the newly paved Sinton Trail Friday. According to a news release, “stormwater repairs to more than six miles of concrete channel along North and South Douglas creeks are anticipated to be complete by June 15.” The $5 million project began in October, resulting in the trail’s closure in December,… Continue Reading Sinton Trail reopened Friday following construction

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Mental health luncheon features Strayed

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Mental health luncheon features Strayed

Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed will serve as keynote for the seventh annual Heroes of Mental Health Luncheon on Oct. 2 at the Broadmoor Hotel’s Broadmoor Hall. Strayed is the author of New York Times bestsellers “Tiny Beautiful Things,” “Torch,” and “Wild,” which details her solo journey of discovery by hiking more than 1,000 miles along… Continue Reading Mental health luncheon features Strayed

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Library 21c names coffee, print vendors

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Library 21c names coffee, print vendors

Pikes Peak Library District’s Board of Trustees announced at its meeting that Her Story Café & Catering will be the new in-house café and catering vendor for Library 21c. Library 21c is PPLD’s new library slated to open to the public Saturday, June 21. The board had previously announced that Ricoh would serve as an… Continue Reading Library 21c names coffee, print vendors

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Bike to Work Day June 25

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Bike to Work Day June 25

June 25 marks the 21st anniversary of Mountain Metro Rides’ Bike to Work Day. Mountain Metro Rides, a division of Mountain Metropolitan Transit, organizes Bike to Work Day each June to encourage bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability. New to this year’s event will be the downtown breakfast at Acacia… Continue Reading Bike to Work Day June 25

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Multi-year initiative with Colorado hospitals reduces health care costs by millions

A two-year, federally-funded quality improvement project — led by the Colorado Hospital Association and implemented at 55 Colorado hospitals — has resulted in more than $8.4 million in reduced health care costs and 916 fewer episodes of patient harm or readmission. The Partnership for Patients campaign, a public-private partnership of the Centers for Medicare &… Continue Reading Multi-year initiative with Colorado hospitals reduces health care costs by millions

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