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Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

Colorado Springs was founded in 1871, 12 years after its western neighbor, Colorado City. The first buildings here were log cabins and thrown-together structures described in a contemporary account as “miserable shacks.” They soon were replaced by substantial creations in wood, brick and stone as cities arose on the once-pristine lands at the base of… Continue Reading Area’s best work: Choices by the decades

Ease your tax pressure by starting early

Tax forms will be filling mailboxes in just a few weeks and CPAs are gearing up for their busiest quarter on the calendar. According to local tax preparers, there are several tips for individuals, businesses and students that can make the road to April 15 a little smoother. It’s personal Jason Watson, managing partner with… Continue Reading Ease your tax pressure by starting early

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Congress’ discord may delay tax filers

Accountants are keeping an eye on Congress as the year wanes, watching to see if lawmakers can come to terms on tax laws pertinent to the 2014 tax season. The laws target around 70 tax provisions that expired in 2013, items including education credits, accelerated depreciation of capital expenditures and others, said Eric Morgan, CPA… Continue Reading Congress’ discord may delay tax filers

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He pays it forward helping other youth

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He pays it forward helping other youth

Tariku Hailemariam was born in Ethiopia to a 15-year-old mother who could not afford to care for him. Because of that, she put him up for adoption, and a woman who was economically capable of caring for him at the time took Tariku in. A few years later, she lost her income and had to… Continue Reading He pays it forward helping other youth

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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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Trains transport mind, body and spirit during holidays

Do you hear what I hear? The holidays are knocking. Thanksgiving is less than a week away and, with its passing, begins the mad dash of Black Friday, the online fervor of Cyber Monday and the seemingly endless run of holiday parties, family obligations, soirées and shopping sprees that all but drown out the serenity… Continue Reading Trains transport mind, body and spirit during holidays

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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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North Pole still has same lure

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North Pole still has same lure

When Santa Claus needs to get away, he vacations in Cascade. That’s been the case since 1956, when the North Pole: Home of Santa’s Workshop, was created by Wesley Spurry. Following the model of a park in Lake Placid, N.Y., Spurry and investors Art Herzberger and George Haggard brought the Christmas-themed concept to the foot… Continue Reading North Pole still has same lure

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Program tries to raise STEM’s appeal to women

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Program tries to raise STEM’s appeal to women

For years, there has been an ongoing discussion in this country about the state of STEM education and the viable workforce it produces — and why so few women are part of it. According to U.S. Department of Commerce data gathered in 2009, women comprise only 24 percent of the workforce employed in fields of… Continue Reading Program tries to raise STEM’s appeal to women

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Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

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Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

Whether you’re a woman looking to return to the workforce, enter the workforce for the first time or start a business from scratch, the Pikes Peak region is brimming with success stories and support. “We’ve definitely seen a steady flow,” said Melissa Marts, executive director of the Women’s Resource Agency. “We serve 1,200 women and… Continue Reading Region offers robust resources for businesswomen

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