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When Mike Bristol guided tons of German brewing equipment into Bristol Brewing’s future digs at the Ivywild School last week, it was another clear indicator that this one-of-a-kind project is happening. Continue Reading One-of-a-kind Ivywild set to open this winter

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Educating more doctors about behavioral health issues, helping people navigate the complex system of care, and aiding people without insurance — those are the three gaps locally in mental health care delivery that will be studied during the next six months. In April, three task forces made up of 100 mental health professionals will make… Continue Reading Mental health task forces to address gaps in care

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It’s true that small business lending has declined since the 2008 financial meltdown, but the most revealing reasons behind the trend are complex. Multiple factors have kept small businesses in a holding pattern, afraid to make any sudden changes. It’s the sluggish economy, the looming presidential election and rancorous political climate and the more stringent… Continue Reading Banks, small businesses working through post-recession blues

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Two weeks ago I took the drastic step of blocking Facebook in my office. Well, it’s an office of one, so really what I’m saying is that I’ve stopped using Facebook during the day. However, since then the changes in productivity and mood are so dramatic that I wanted to share my findings with you.… Continue Reading Let’s block social media in the office

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Another downtown study — so what’s next?

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Back in June, we heard about local groups spending $125,000 to bring a team of experts here for the purpose of evaluating downtown Colorado Springs’ future, and we applauded. Not because we were expecting a bushel of brilliant new ideas from the Urban Land Institute’s contingent. We assumed that many of the conclusions might sound… Continue Reading Another downtown study — so what’s next?

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Maketa makes his case for county Question 1A

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The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by state law to provide services to all county residents inside and outside of municipal boundaries. It must provide housing, food and basic medical care to an average population of 1,430 inmates at the County Jail, secure transportation of inmates to and from court, and respond to crime throughout the… Continue Reading Maketa makes his case for county Question 1A

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Letters – October 12, 2012

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Lamborn’s record of failures Election time is fast approaching, and our community must ask itself whether Doug Lamborn the right person to represent us in Congress. Of the 34 pieces of legislation he’s introduced, none have been signed into law, and 28 of those have never made it out of committee. We have paid him… Continue Reading Letters – October 12, 2012

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If there was any doubt of what downtown revitalization means to local leaders, the Downtown Partnership’s Annual Mayor’s Breakfast took care of that Wednesday. Continue Reading ULI’s downtown suggestions start with new housing

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The Space Foundation’s education and tourism missions are about to take flight. Continue Reading Space Foundation combines its education, tourism missions

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Once again the news is filled with another workplace shooting. In a Minneapolis sign shop, a former employee fired hours earlier came back with a gun and took the lives of five people, which included the shop owner and a visiting UPS driver, before taking his own life. Could anything have been done by the… Continue Reading Employers need role in preventing workplace violence

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