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Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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A 374-unit apartment complex located at 3802 Half Turn Road, just south of Austin Bluffs Drive and Academy Boulevard, sold in August for $9.5 million. The Westree Apartments had not been listed on the real estate market, but the owners did not have the funds to keep things going and maintain the complex, said Gary… Continue Reading Apartment sale a back-channel deal (7682)

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Builders rally to help local teen and his family

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After spending a summer at Craig Hospital in Denver, Jeremy Lanosga is ready to come home. However, before the 17-year-old can reunite with his mother and four siblings in Colorado Springs, the family house near Garden of the Gods needs an extensive remodel to accommodate Jeremy’s new physical needs. Through HBA Cares, a Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Builders rally to help local teen and his family

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Bells won’t be ringing in front of Albertson’s and Target this year. Both companies have nixed the Salvation Army holiday red kettle program, which means an 18-to-20 percent loss of revenue for the local organization, said Tim Leigh, Salvation Army advisory board member. “The kettle campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” he said.… Continue Reading Salvation Army red kettles get ousted from area retailers

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Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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Shaken or stirred, Colorado Premium Vodka is making its way into drinks around the state. The vodka, which hit restaurants and liquor store shelves during the summer, is produced by Colorado Spirits Corp. and is now in its second round of production. “It’s going so well that we’ve had to speed up our production,” said… Continue Reading Rocky Mountain pride, triple-distilled

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Details make a difference in office courtesy

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Ever forget to say good morning to coworkers? Ever forget to turn off a cell phone during a meeting? Most businesspeople have been guilty of such seemingly minor offenses, but taking a moment or two each day to say something nice, compliment a colleague or lend a hand can make a world of difference. Forty… Continue Reading Details make a difference in office courtesy

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First Springs manufacturing workshop a success

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Manufacturing is America’s core industry. No one can argue its weight, especially now as the country observes the plight of at-risk Americans as the health care community scrambles to provide flu vaccines. The scarcity of flu vaccines is a manufacturing question – an issue related to manufacturing, said Bill Canis, the executive director of the… Continue Reading First Springs manufacturing workshop a success

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Colorado Springs Teen Court Inc. celebrated “A Decade of Second Chances” on Oct. 19 with a breakfast at the Antlers Hilton. The organization was founded in 1994 and has served more than 2,000 juveniles, ages 11-18, and their families. The program provides an alternative to the regular Municipal Court sentencing for first-time misdemeanor offenders. Sentencing… Continue Reading Teen Court: A Decade of Second Chances annual breakfast

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People on the Move

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Chastity J. Barker has joined The Haskins Law Firm. She is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Law School. Gina J. Rogers has joined The Haskins Law Firm. She is a recent graduate of the University of Denver Law School. Robert Reed has joined the Antlers Hilton as executive chef. He has nearly… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Colorado College students and faculty shell out a lot of cash for pizza. They also spend a great deal on other goods and services. According to a study conducted by two CC economists, the school contributes about $110 million to the local economy each year in expenditures by students, staff, visitors, retirees and conference guests.… Continue Reading Economic impact of CC exceeds $100 million

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Patel sees strengths in community's diversity

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* Name: Jay Patel * Organization: Jayson, Inc. * Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: I’ve lived here for 26 years. I came to Colorado Springs and decided to get into business for myself. v Education: I studied accounting and I transferred to Indiana State University from overseas. v… Continue Reading Patel sees strengths in community's diversity

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