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Down to the bare bones

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the issue of animal control in Colorado Springs. In December, the Human Society of the Pikes Peak Region lost its contract with the city after more than 50 years of service. In 2003, the city of Colorado Springs spent $60 million on… Continue Reading Down to the bare bones

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Colorado Springs is fortunate to enjoy a thriving downtown. A student and I recently asked two questions: First, what has made our downtown so successful? And, second, can we apply these lessons to reduce sprawl and improve our urban planning processes? We began by reviewing the urban planning literature. We then conducted interviews with community… Continue Reading Lessons from the success of downtown Springs

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G is for Grafton

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If you’ve ever wondered whether the plucky private eye Kinsey Millhone could possibly have any more adventures, be sure to make a note on your calendar: from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 26 at The Broadmoor, New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton will give a short talk and sign copies of “R is for… Continue Reading G is for Grafton

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Buck Blessing takes hands-off approach

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He started his own business during his senior year at Colorado College, at the ripe old age of 21. His success is evident 20 years later, and Buck Blessing stops to count his blessings. He was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 1992 Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce… Continue Reading Buck Blessing takes hands-off approach

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People on the Move

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Ann King has been appointed leader of the Health Care Group for BKD LLP. She joined BKD in 1983 and was the first woman to work full time in the firm’s health care practice and to serve on the company’s Healthcare Committee. Jamie Pierce has joined Stockman Kast Ryan and Co. as an audit consultant.… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Peterson, Lockheed Martin focus on defense

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* Name: Robert G. Peterson * Organization: Lockheed Martin Corporate Business Development * Position: Vice president, Space Programs, Corporate Business Development, and Director of Colorado Springs Office * Hometown: Vandalia, Ohio * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Six months this time after a five-year assignment in Los Angeles, Calif. However, I previously… Continue Reading Peterson, Lockheed Martin focus on defense

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More troubling than weeks of afternoon thunderstorms are the effects from the flood of large motel chains on local businessmen in the tourism industry. Even if the state’s $9 million in expenditures on advertising would definitely improve this year’s tourist season, it probably won’t make a difference to Bill James or George James, who are… Continue Reading Tourist season affected by rain, hotel chains

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Some coworkers simply say thank you. Others get creative. The staff at Add Staff Inc. in Colorado Springs showed their appreciation for founder and President Cari Shaffer by doing the latter, designing a billboard in her honor. The billboard went up during the second week of June, and was on view for the city to… Continue Reading Add Staff staff says thanks to founder in a big way

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On July 31, Special Olympics of Colorado will hold its Southeast Summer Classic in Memorial Park. The Raytheon Co., a defense and aerospace systems supplier, is set to sponsor the event. “This sounds like a great thing for Raytheon to get behind and support,” said William Seffers of Raytheon. Seffers is the business development manager… Continue Reading Southeast Summer Classic set for Special Olympics

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On July 3, more than 2,000 people attended the second annual Falcon Festival, sponsored by the Falcon Professional Development League, a Falcon-based group of business owners and leaders. The number of visitors to the festival doubled from last year, and in Falcon almost everything has doubled or tripled in size, including the school district. Falcon… Continue Reading Falcon District 49 gearing up for sustained growth

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