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If someone were to break into Lockheed Martin’s vaults, grab millions of plans, load them into a truck and make a getaway, it would be a major crime. But when something like that happens in cyberspace, as it did earlier this week, it makes headlines, but causes few ripples outside the defense industry. That’s about… Continue Reading Cyber clampdown could mean business for Springs

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The Colorado Department of Transportation approved its Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan last week, a six-year list of priority projects, but few jobs were listed for Colorado Springs. The plan includes funding outlooks for the expansion of Woodman Road between Powers Boulevard and Interstate 25 and for a study of capacity on Highway 24 between I-25… Continue Reading Few Springs projects on CDOT list

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What would it take to spruce up downtown’s Acacia Park? More chairs, benches and tables? More trees and flowers? A café? An ice skating rink? It’s a question that Springs-based HB&A Architects has been asking the community, and they’ve gotten some creative answers The firm is leading a project to get the community to imagine… Continue Reading Community dreaming up ideas, plans for Acacia Park

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There’s an electricity and excitement on stage at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic that CEO Nathan Newbrough said he feels growing. The orchestra has gone through some dark times financially. “And we’re not out of the woods yet,” Newbrough said. “We still have a lot of work to do.” But the organization is bigger and stronger… Continue Reading Philharmonic focusing on financial performance

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Pilates and yoga have replaced dance aerobics. Kettle-bells have replaced dumbbells, and now even the traditional strength machines are getting a modern twist. Sports fitness is experiencing a renaissance, and one Colorado Springs man is capitalizing on the city’s reputation as an amateur sports mecca and his own reputation as a strength equipment designer. A… Continue Reading Springs-made Simplicity machines exercising basic principles

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GE Johnson construction company CEO Jim Johnson knows that many subcontractors working on his projects don’t offer health insurance to their employees. Broadmoor hotel CEO Steve Bartolin recognizes the same issue — part-time, seasonal workers in the hospitality industry don’t get health insurance through work. That’s why both companies give money to Peak Vista Community… Continue Reading Uninsured-workers’ needs prompt support for Peak Vista

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What is the relationship between public health and health care in our community? The answer is “partnership.” The overall health of our community depends on collaborative efforts between El Paso County Public Health (population focused) and our local health care providers (patient focused). Both public health and medical providers offer programs and services that address… Continue Reading Public health, medicine is an essential partnership

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All winter long, white-water rafting and kayaking expedition guides pay close attention to snow forecasts. Heavy snowpack will mean business when the snow melts in the spring and rivers swell and rapids begin to rage. That’s music to the ears of outdoor enthusiasts. Bob Hamel, owner of Arkansas River Tours in Cotopaxi said even though… Continue Reading Heavy snowpack will keep rafting’s financials afloat

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In a shocking turn of events for local housing advocates, a bill that had the potential to ease the state’s foreclosure crisis was killed in committee last week. That will leave housing counseling agencies scrambling for resources and could have a broad effect on operations designed to keep people in their homes. “We don’t have… Continue Reading Foreclosure councilors facing cuts as need grows

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The sports industry could teach the nonprofit sector something about succession planning. Professional sports teams are in continual recruiting mode, teambuilding up to 10 years in advance. Nonprofits, however, are often left scrambling to find new leadership when an executive director moves on. Few young people, it seems, even consider careers in the nonprofit sector.… Continue Reading Springs nonprofits looking for leaders of tomorrow

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