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Consumers are most interested in knowing the good and bad about mortgage and escrow companies and complain the most about automobile dealers, cell phones and credit card companies, according to data compiled by Better Business Bureaus in the United States and Canada. The bureaus logged 56 million instances of service in 2003, the first year… Continue Reading BBB data reveals businesses with most inquires, complaints

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Colorado College has been awarded a $400,000 grant from Denver-based Boettcher Foundation to help fund the renovation of 100-year-old Palmer Hall. This grant will further a project that is reconfiguring learning and collaborative spaces in the college’s largest classroom building. Work on the building began in the fall and will continue throughout this year. The… Continue Reading Colorado College awarded $400k from the Boettcher Foundation

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sandia National Laboratories have agreed to collaborate on the development and manufacture of a broad range of technologies including microelectronics, micro electromechanical systems, nanotechnology, software and space and security applications. A memorandum of understanding between the university and Sandia emphasizes advanced manufacturing… Continue Reading Sandia National Laboratories, CU-Springs to collaborate

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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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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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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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For thousands of years, people across the world have observed Mother’s Day and its variations. Anna Jarvis is credited with starting the Mother’s Day tradition in the United States. Jarvis’ mother had wished for a global mothers’ day to honor and respect moms everywhere. After her mother died, Jarvis asked her minister to fulfill her… Continue Reading Mother's Day is big business for restaurants

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