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2013 legislative preview

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HBA preps to oppose two possible bills It’s hard to know yet exactly what the Legislature will discuss this session that might engage the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association. But William Mutch, HBA director of government affairs and public policy, sees some issues that the organization will oppose. Construction defects: In 2008, the Goodyear… Continue Reading 2013 legislative preview

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E11 Creative Workshop Founded: 2009 Employees: three, plus visiting artists and instructors Art preschool for children ages 3 to 5, and after-school, summer and holiday art workshops for children ages 5 to 12. Find them at: 4795 Granby Circle or www.e11cw.com A chance meeting in a department store led to a business relationship between one… Continue Reading Life is colorful, and messy, at E11 Creative Workshop

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Sanders, Brown form odd couple

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Two iconic Colorado Springs businessmen have formed an unlikely duo that will launch both of their national expansions. Perry Sanders, who owns The Mining Exchange hotel and Springs Orleans restaurant downtown, partnered with Bobby Brown, a bail bondsman made famous for his role on A&E reality television series “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” The two formed… Continue Reading Sanders, Brown form odd couple

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  By Amy Gillentine and John Hazlehurst For decades, the steam from the Martin Drake Power Plant has dominated the Colorado Springs skyline. It’s so much a part of the city’s landscape, it’s hard to imagine a time when vast clouds of steam wouldn’t envelop downtown. Those clouds are both literal and metaphorical, because the… Continue Reading Re-imagine Drake: Possibilities are endless — and also sprawling

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Colorado Springs Airport is breaking from a cookie-cutter mold of airport offerings and putting an authentic Colorado stamp on the atmosphere, right down to its coffee and beer. Bristol Brewing Company will open a smaller version of its taproom in the airport terminal this month. Novo Coffee, a Denver-based coffee company, opened its doors in… Continue Reading Airport welcoming Bristol beer taproom

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Oil imports to the United States steadily decreased from 2005 through 2011, with U.S. exports steadily increasing by lots more. Current-trend projections show the U.S. will be a net oil exporter by around 2017. Incredible. That has to be a shock for those who chant “Drill, Baby, Drill” and “Drill Here, Drill Now,” thinking more… Continue Reading Reality about oil imports, exports might surprise you

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The average person likely has never heard of the Federal False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 — 3733). Yet, it probably will touch the lives of most Americans directly or indirectly at some point. The FCA, which imposes liability on individuals and companies who defraud governmental programs, is widely used in the context of… Continue Reading Deal with the government? Take care with submissions

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City could have second shot at millions

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More often than not, January offers us the chance to assess, revise and sharpen our long-term plans, both in our business and personal lives. Nothing is moving too fast early in the new year, so we take a deep breath and rearrange our priorities. Usually. But in the first days of 2013, Colorado Springs faces… Continue Reading City could have second shot at millions

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More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

As charities in the Colorado Springs area tally their final donations for 2012, some say they’ll end the year slightly higher than 2011, despite the concerns of possible donor fatigue after the Waldo Canyon fire. But another factor has come into play for many of the region’s nonprofits as they head into 2013. They’re facing… Continue Reading More isn’t enough: Area nonprofits face 2013 with flat donations, increased demand

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On the Horizon – January 4, 2013

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Jan. 7 H&R Block Tax Talk H&R Block professionals will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. at the East Library to discuss tax filing procedures for property owners. For details go to ppld.org. Jan. 8 PVG Pitch Night Peak Venture Group will host its next Pitch Night at 5:30 p.m. at Epicentral Coworking,… Continue Reading On the Horizon – January 4, 2013

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