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The renewable energy debate

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Colorado voters in November will decide whether to embrace Amendment 37, a ballot initiative that requires top utility companies to get 10 percent of their energy from renewable energy sources such as wind farms and solar panels by 2015. In a state that uses renewable energy for less than 2 percent of its electricity needs-the… Continue Reading The renewable energy debate

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County will pave rural roads for a price

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Matt Dunston lives on a cul-de-sac in Bent Tree III, a subdivision near Monument, in unincorporated El Paso County. The 10 homes on Scarsbrook Court are valued at about $750,000 each, Dunston said. However, the gravel road at the end of all the driveways deterred from the property values, and the homeowners were tired of… Continue Reading County will pave rural roads for a price

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Antler Creek Golf Course opens

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At 8,165 yards, the 18-hole course is the second longest in the United States and the third longest in the world. The prairie dunes style course was designed by golf course architect Rick Phelps of Richard M. Phelps Ltd. and is owned by Meridian Ranch & Woodman Hills Developments. The facility is being managed by… Continue Reading Antler Creek Golf Course opens

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Accolades luncheon honors women in business

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On Aug. 26, Colorado Springs women and a few men celebrated women’s accomplishments in business at the 10th annual Accolades luncheon, sponsored by the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. The more than 200 women and men who gathered at the Broadmoor’s Rocky Mountain Ballroom listened to keynote speaker Audrey Nelson discuss the differences between… Continue Reading Accolades luncheon honors women in business

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Attention Golf Committee Tournament Chairmen and Coordinators: to list your tournament access http://www.SeniorFriendlyGolf.com, complete the list request at the bottom of the tournament list, and submit online. The Colorado Springs Business Journal will publish the listings weekly. LIST YOUR 2005 DATE OR TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT DATE NOW! Submit your 2005 tournament information, even though it may… Continue Reading Golf Tournaments: Colorado Springs and southern Colorado

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Tournament Planners Seminar coming soon

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I have been very fortunate to assist 45 tournaments in Colorado Springs this golf season and it’s not over yet. I moved my family to the area in 1988 when the metropolitan area population was 350,000. The last census bumped that figure up to 502,000. New golf courses are opening and the influx of golfers… Continue Reading Tournament Planners Seminar coming soon

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People on the Move

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Paul Matthew S. Logsdon M.D. has joined Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. He specializes in medical oncology and hematology. Wendel P. Torres of Alliance General Contractors LLC has been invited to participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion about small business issues on Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C. He was chosen by the SBA to represent small… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Clark sees technology making banking better

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* Name: Iris Clark * Organization: Key Bank * Position: Vice president, Business Banking * Hometown: Pueblo, CO * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven years * Education: Master’s degree in management, BA biology, chemistry * A few words about your company: Key Bank is rapidly becoming established as the business banking… Continue Reading Clark sees technology making banking better

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Bikers, city look for compromise

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“We wanna be free to ride our machines without being hassled by the Man.” – Peter Fonda in the 1966 film The Wild Angels Andy Anderson looks like a biker. Gray hair skims his shoulders, and well-worn jeans are his uniform at The Coffee Warehouse, which he has owned for 18 months. His frankness, his… Continue Reading Bikers, city look for compromise

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Insurance costs are the No. 1 nemesis for the majority of Colorado Springs small business owners who attended an Aug. 18 roundtable discussion, sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business. Health care insurance costs topped the lists of concerns, followed by workers compensation costs and practices, and soaring unemployment insurance costs. Local concerns mirrored… Continue Reading Top influential business advocate in the Springs

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