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Stormwater proposal deserves ‘yes’ vote

Last week, an extraordinary thing happened in El Paso County! Citizens, working alongside their locally elected officials, local government staff members, business leaders, military representatives, nonprofit representatives and more, all brought to fruition a collaborative proposal to tackle our region’s long-standing, complex flooding and stormwater management problem. This is no small accomplishment. Stormwater management is… Continue Reading Stormwater proposal deserves ‘yes’ vote

More than 4,000 names are on a list to obtain affordable housing (2013 Quality of Life Indicators). A few years ago, Martha (not her real name) and her granddaughter lived in a dangerous neighborhood in El Paso County, with high crime and drugs. She feared for her grandchild’s safety, well-being and her education. Martha’s name… Continue Reading List is long of those needing affordable housing

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Next weekend, on Sept. 20 to be exact, Colorado Springs will endure another bad-news story about airline service as United shuts down its nonstop flights between here and Washington’s Dulles International Airport. At least this news is no surprise. United made the announcement in mid-May, saying the flights (one each way, on smaller regional jets)… Continue Reading Airport loses again; no more D.C.

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Sept. 13 Home buying Learn about the financial steps in buying a home, preparing for home ownership, loan application, mortgage loan products available, and loan options for first-time buyers, from 10 a.m.-noon, at 7350 Campus Drive, second floor. Sign up at Ent.com/Seminars or call 574-1100 ext. 6670 or 800-525-9623 ext. 6670. Sept. 15 New to… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 12, 2014

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STEM recognition The Colorado Education Initiative saluted the Colorado Springs-based ISAAC company along with six other companies in Colorado. CEI recognized the company’s leadership and funding commitment to develop the state’s future workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). ISAAC President and Founder Tim Jones accepted the award. Land sold Stephen D. Tebo bought… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 12, 2014

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The Mountain States Employers Council has appointed Deborah Brackney as executive vice president. She previously served as vice president. Brackney holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of arts degree, both from the University of Colorado. The Care and Share Food Bank welcomed Mark Nelson as its chief financial officer. Nelson has a bachelor’s degree… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 12, 2014

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Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

Some may not see the connection between weather forecasting and organizational communication. For Matt Meister, however, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. The former KRDO chief meteorologist began in April as director of communications for Falcon School District 49. In his new position, Meister hopes to transfer his ability to clearly deliver important information from the… Continue Reading Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

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Couple’s transparency key to success

One of Barbara Callan’s first projects with new friends Art and Carol Corpuz was crafting a bronze star for her husband. Unlike the medal he’d earned in service to his country, Callan’s creation was made almost entirely of glass. “It’s very rewarding,” Callan said while working on a new project at Carol’s Creative Glass studio… Continue Reading Couple’s transparency key to success

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Real estate flies in Falcon area

Transactions in northeastern El Paso County may occur at a slower pace than in Colorado Springs, but they’re catching up, say people familiar with real estate deals in Falcon. Many people who move to the Falcon area want the rural lifestyle, along with acreage for their boats, fifth wheels, ATVs, dogs, horses and other animals.… Continue Reading Real estate flies in Falcon area

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Residents: We’re unincorporated for a reason

Throughout the years, once-unincorporated areas in Colorado have chosen for different reasons to go legitimate and incorporate themselves — but some still have resisted. Among those communities that have chosen time and time again to remain under the jurisdiction of El Paso County are Falcon, just northeast of Colorado Springs, and Security-Widefield, between Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Residents: We’re unincorporated for a reason

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