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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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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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If you put the proverbial check in the mail in Colorado, chances are that it will arrive at its intended destination on time. Postal offices in Colorado and Wyoming rank among the best in the nation for on-time mail service, according to national postal First Class Mail local on-time delivery scores. Post offices in both… Continue Reading Colorado among best in U.S. for mail service

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The employment outlook for Pueblo County has seen a sharp turnaround from a year ago. In its latest Job Vacancy Survey, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment estimated that 543 jobs were open for immediate hire in the region from March 2 through 9. During the same time period in 2003, 473 vacancies were… Continue Reading Latest Pueblo County job vacancy survey released

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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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The Cadet Area at the U. S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has been designated a National Historic Landmark, the federal government’s highest official recognition of nationally significant properties. The Cadet Area is Colorado’s 18th landmark among the nation’s more than 2,300 designations and was recognized for its significant contributions to America’s military and… Continue Reading USAFA Cadet Area designated National Historic Landmark

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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 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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