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* Name: Frank O’Neill Barber * Organization: El Paso County Office of Economic Development & Public Finance * Position: Director * Hometown: Various Army bases; Charleston, S.C., Chapel Hill, N.C., Northfield, Mass. * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: 27 years * Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst *… Continue Reading Barber enjoys challenge of wearing many hats

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People on the Move

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Kathleen Stout has joined First State Bankcorporation as executive vice president/sales manager of the mortgage lending division. She will be based in First Community Bank’s office on South Tejon. Josi Lemon has joined Cheyenne Mountain Realty as a real estate consultant. She has been in the real estate industry for the past 10 years. Dan… Continue Reading People on the Move

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Social ills addressed by partnerships

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Thirty percent of all female murder victims in the United States were killed by their boyfriends or husbands. In Colorado Springs, domestic violence homicides accounted for 44 percent of all murders in 2002, according to TESSA (formerly The Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence) statistics. The El Paso County Department of Human Services issued a… Continue Reading Social ills addressed by partnerships

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It’s commonplace to hear about or read the mocking, and sometimes scathing, letters people have angrily penned to corporate executives or newspaper editors when they’ve felt ripped off or received poor service. For the writers, the exercise is often therapeutic, and once in awhile, someone in a position of authority might even take the correspondence… Continue Reading Handyman Connections make a name for themselves locally

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New name, logo for community health center

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers, formerly known as Community Health Centers, will celebrate its new name and logo and the redesign and expansion of the center’s senior clinic with a ribbon cutting and special program May 26. Bert Hayes-Davis is the director of external relations for the center, and he said that the name change… Continue Reading New name, logo for community health center

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The pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow

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U.S. Census bureau analysts predict as many as 20 percent of American seniors are destined for an impoverished retirement, based on limited savings and pensions. In El Paso County, Dr. Fred Crowley, senior economist for the Southern Colorado Economic Forum estimates that the number will grow to 12,767 or 13 percent of those living under… Continue Reading The pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow

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Hollywood. One word brings to mind the Golden Age of the 1930s, big-budget action flicks long on special effects and short on plot, and understated comedies of the Lost in Translation variety. Bringing to mind the adage about imitation and flattery, movies borrow and steal from one another, and go the route of unimaginative derivation… Continue Reading Local filmmaker shines a spotlight on the Springs

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Animals, entrepreneurs communing together

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Due east of Colorado Springs, there is an unincorporated community representing an array of people and lifestyles. The old-timers are a fiercely independent lot. People who moved to the community in the 1990s longed for that same independence when they traded city life for wide-open spaces. Today, newcomers, who are arriving at an 11-percent growth… Continue Reading Animals, entrepreneurs communing together

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* Name: Gary J. McDonald * Organization: Care & Share Food Bank * Position: President/CEO * Hometown: Milwaukee * How long have you lived in Colorado Springs: Seven-year resident of Manitou Springs * Education: Dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration, and marketing and Finance; master’s degree in counseling * A few words about your company:… Continue Reading Care & Share reaches far beyond the Springs

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The 2004 Colorado Balloon Classic, which in 2003 dropped the “Springs” from its name to be more inclusive of all state residents, has chosen a startling simple, bold design as the logo for the 28th event in September. Patsy Buchwald, president of the annual event, said she chose local graphic artist Debbie Tuzel’s design for… Continue Reading Balloon Classic marks change with new-look logo

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