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Back in 1923, Spencer Penrose bought a 16-acre camp in Pike National Forest, eight miles from his beloved Broadmoor, and built some cabins there to create an outdoor vacation experience. He planned to sell memberships, but instead had a great time entertaining his friends for summer getaways. He called his personal retreat Camp Vigil. In… Continue Reading Penrose’s getaway to be a Broadmoor destination

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Colorado Springs’ new health foundation might take years to get off the ground, but it could create a legacy of health and wellness programs unparalleled in the state. But it won’t be breaking new ground if it can follow in the footsteps of the state’s multi-billion-dollar health foundation. The Colorado Health Foundation was formed in… Continue Reading City’s Memorial foundation to develop missions, goals

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New CEO vows to change NeuStream perception

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The new CEO at Neumann Systems Group has a national profile and a conservative record from serving 16 years in Congress. And he plans to use his experience running a consulting firm to market Neumann’s coal-scrubber and other products. Todd Tiahrt was named CEO of the local company earlier this week, replacing founder Dave Neumann… Continue Reading New CEO vows to change NeuStream perception

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Don Goede distinctly remembers thinking he must be the youngest florist in Colorado Springs. Brown curly hair and a little more than a five-o’clock shadow, he was 20-something in the early 1970s and in love with the flower business. Standing inside his Skyway Creations flower shop this month, hair now solid white, he laughs thinking… Continue Reading In a field of flowers, few local shops left standing

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Who owns the mineral rights to land within the corporate boundaries of Colorado Springs? “We asked that question,” said City Councilor Brandy Williams, who co-chairs the council committee charged with creating regulations to govern oil and gas exploration and production in the city, “and we were told it would take too much research to answer.”… Continue Reading Who owns the rights under city land? Don’t assume

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While the investor with a contract to develop an $800 million airport business park has put its entire 1.1 million-square-foot portfolio of Colorado Springs office properties on the market, it’s retaining its interest in developing the airport project — for now. Corporate Office Properties Trust, a Maryland-based real estate investment trust that specializes in office… Continue Reading COPT sale raises questions for local commercial market

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Bill seeks to jump-start high-tech businesses

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One of the first bills introduced in the Colorado General Assembly is aimed at giving startups and small businesses in certain sectors a much-needed financial boost. Supporters say the bill could be exactly what technology, aerospace and engineering companies need to get off the ground and recover from the recession. Detractors say that the funding… Continue Reading Bill seeks to jump-start high-tech businesses

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People on the Move – January 18, 2013

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Lacey Fugleberg, certified financial planner, has earned New England Financial’s leaders level of recognition, given to top producers who exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity, professionalism and customer service. Fugleberg attended Westmont College and is a graduate of University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Colten Peed has been promoted to sales account manager at OfficeScapes.… Continue Reading People on the Move – January 18, 2013

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Employees knew the salary and the compensation package when they were hired. They applied for the job, so presumably, they knew what the work entailed. What else do great employees want? How do managers keep terrific employees? As it turns out, at all levels, employees want leadership. Real leadership fosters a vibrant working environment, and… Continue Reading Leadership: Here’s what employees want from you in 2013

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Letters – January 18, 2013

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Museums can make the city much better The Space Foundation certainly agrees with your editorial suggesting that Colorado Springs focus on museums — especially the idea that local museums should collaborate to magnify their impact on the community. We recently opened the Space Foundation Visitors Center, which currently comprises the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring… Continue Reading Letters – January 18, 2013

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