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‘Mayor of Motor City’ would be proud

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‘Mayor of Motor City’ would be proud

Jan Martin has strong feelings concerning car shopping. “I hate buying cars! I absolutely hate it worse than anything! It might be that I know too much,” the Colorado Springs native and current City Councilor said. Martin knows a lot. Her breadth of automotive knowledge was formed by her family’s six-decade involvement in the industry… Continue Reading ‘Mayor of Motor City’ would be proud

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Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

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Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

Thanks to an abundance of competition, gas prices in Colorado Springs are typically less per gallon than the price of gas elsewhere in Colorado, according to AAA Colorado spokeswoman Wave Dreher. “A lot of that is competition,” Dreher said. “You have a variety of different suppliers in Colorado Springs. “In some parts of the state,… Continue Reading Outlook: Cheap gas for ’15

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Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

For Colorado Springs’ military presence in general, and Fort Carson in particular, 2015 already is shaping up to be a pivotal year. At some point, the Department of Defense plans to announce a decision that — in the worst-case scenario — could mean a loss of as many as 16,000 Fort Carson personnel by 2020,… Continue Reading Priority: Help Fort Carson avoid cuts

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VA: New clinic handles current load

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VA: New clinic handles current load

Nearly a half-year has passed since two regional Veterans Health Administration clinics consolidated and moved into a gleaming new, single 76,000-square-foot facility. Located just off Fillmore Street on Centennial Boulevard, the U.S. Veterans Affairs-leased clinic provides services annually to more than 17,000 of the 22,000 veterans in Southern Colorado. According to Carolyn Jewell, manager of… Continue Reading VA: New clinic handles current load

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PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

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PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

Pikes Peak Community College has several plans in the works to educate people, ranging from teaching graphic arts to raising chickens to helping veterans after their service in the field. Later this month, PPCC President Lance Bolton will testify before the Capital Development Committee at the Colorado Legislature, requesting state funding for a proposed project… Continue Reading PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

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Economy up, college enrollments down

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Economy up, college enrollments down

Higher education enrollment rates in the U.S. continued to trend downward for the third consecutive year in fall 2014, according to recent reports, and experts are pointing to an improved economy as the culprit. A report published last month by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center illustrated the nuances of the estimated 1.3 percent decline… Continue Reading Economy up, college enrollments down

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Sports management all business at UCCS

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Sports management all business at UCCS

Taryn Duncan credits her love of sports to a childhood filled with opening days at Coors Field with her dad. She would go on to play prep softball and, while it was the team at UCCS that caught the Littleton native’s attention, it was the school’s sports management program that earned her devotion. Duncan, 24,… Continue Reading Sports management all business at UCCS

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KS Technologies follows steady growth pattern

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KS Technologies follows steady growth pattern

In a world saturated with mobile apps and Bluetooth devices, one local company is faring well and planning for a busy year amid the rapidly evolving market. KS Technologies, a 12-year-old firm located on Vindicator Drive, “engineer[s] hardware accessories and the apps that power them,” according to its website. President (or Ship’s Captain, as he… Continue Reading KS Technologies follows steady growth pattern

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Anschutz’s impact spreads at Broadmoor

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Anschutz’s impact spreads at Broadmoor

When Philip Anschutz first came to town a few years ago, a prominent local businessman asked him a simple question. “Mr. Anschutz,” he asked deferentially, “do you look upon Colorado Springs as an undervalued asset?” “Absolutely!” replied our city’s sometimes-resident billionaire. Since then Anschutz has acquired, renovated and expanded The Broadmoor, acquired The Gazette and… Continue Reading Anschutz’s impact spreads at Broadmoor

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BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

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BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

Jim Rios started his business out of a backpack in Southern California in 1994. What began as a way to earn extra money to support his motorcycle racing hobby continues to put food on his table 20 years later. Rios moved from the West Coast to Colorado Springs in late 2008, and now Billet Racing… Continue Reading BRP: small manufacturer but with grand ambitions

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