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Economist: Approve stormwater vote

Economist: Approve stormwater vote

Tom Zwirlein, professor of finance at UCCS, took advantage of being on center stage at the 18th Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum Oct. 10 to proclaim his opinion on the stormwater issue. The Colorado Springs community must “start coming together and maybe stop a little bit of the infighting” to solve the regional stormwater problems,… Continue Reading Economist: Approve stormwater vote

Oct. 17 Meet GOP candidates Secretary of state candidate Wayne Williams and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner will make remarks and answer questions, Centennial Hall Auditorium, 200 W. Cascade Ave., from 4-6 p.m., RSVP, 884-2828. Oct. 18 Meet Democrat candidates Secretary of state candidate Joe Neguse and U.S. Senator and candidate Mark Udall will make… Continue Reading On the Horizon – October 17, 2014

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Already we had been hearing positive economic news about summer tourism and sales tax revenues in Manitou Springs, helping the town of 5,000 residents strengthen its business climate and its ability to deal with fire and flood mitigation costs. Now comes another headline, one that has to reverberate across El Paso County. On July 31,… Continue Reading Retail pot numbers eye-popping

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Leading FAC, Dahlin explores variances in the arts

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center tapped David Dahlin, 55, as its new CEO and executive director earlier this year. Three months into the job, the father of two spent time with CSBJ to discuss his transition from working at Compassion International for 19 years to the nonprofit world of arts and business. How did… Continue Reading Leading FAC, Dahlin explores variances in the arts

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World Arena, Pikes Peak Center perfect fits

It’s been six months, nearly to the day, since the Colorado Springs World Arena and the Anschutz Entertainment Group signed an agreement that would result in renaming the venue, as well as bring new events to town. AEG acquired naming rights as a result of a venue services agreement to provide event booking and sponsorship… Continue Reading World Arena, Pikes Peak Center perfect fits

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Mezzanine’s NYC model works here

Since opening in June, The Mezzanine has proven a successful new concept for performing arts venues. Downtown power couple Kathy and Sam Guadagnoli joined with Colorado Springs Conservatory Executive Director Linda Weise to open the venue, a nonprofit designed to support the school and the local arts community. “Colorado Springs has so much to offer… Continue Reading Mezzanine’s NYC model works here

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There’s good news and bad news with the Colorado Springs economy, according to Dr. Tatiana Bailey, the incoming director of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum, which took place Oct. 10 at the Antlers Hilton. Bailey and her colleague, UCCS professor Tom Zwirlein, spoke to about 500 persons attending the Forum. After 18 years with Zwirlein… Continue Reading Forum highlights highs, lows of economy

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Economic panel tackles entrepreneurialism

The 18th Annual Southern Colorado Economic Forum aimed to address a multitude of economic issues facing the Pikes Peak region. The event, which took place Oct. 10 at the Antlers Hilton, focused on both the current economic health of the region as well as a preview of the year to come. A panel discussion titled… Continue Reading Economic panel tackles entrepreneurialism

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Otherworldly whimsy fills Chavez Gallery

On the Westside of Colorado Springs exists a portal into the minds of others. The Chavez Gallery is a curious place filled with nostalgic glimpses into the combined psyche — memories, curiosities and ideals — of married couple Kris and Liese Chavez. Kris, primarily an enamel jewelry-maker, and Liese, a painter, opened the 500-square-foot gallery… Continue Reading Otherworldly whimsy fills Chavez Gallery

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While I was driving across the Colorado Avenue bridge into downtown the other day, a billboard caught my eye. “Less Government, More Freedom,” it proclaimed, touting the candidacy of a local political hopeful. That’s a common campaign theme for Republicans and Libertarians. It sounds plausible — who among us hasn’t railed at the inefficiencies, incompetence… Continue Reading Consider this: More government, more freedom

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