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In the 1880s when William and Cara Bell entertained guests at their beloved Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs, their children scampered among the guests. Nearly 139 years later, they still do. Modern-day visitors to the manor, a restaurant known for award-winning fine dining, have reported seeing a red-haired girl, dressed in Victorian-era clothes, playing on… Continue Reading Haunted history scares up business for Briarhurst

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The throes of a recession might not seem like the most opportune time to expand a business, but Bob Penkhus had an inkling that adding Volkswagen to his dealership would be good for business. And he was right. Penkhus bought the Volkswagen franchise two years ago from Hueberger Subaru across the street from his Volvo… Continue Reading Volkswagen line fueling sales, revenue for Penkhus

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People on the Move – October 28, 2011

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The Colorado Springs Police Department named Barbara Miller senior public communications specialist. The position was reclassified from a sworn officer to a civilian. Miller has bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She is retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, Fla. with 28 years of… Continue Reading People on the Move – October 28, 2011

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On the Horizon – October 28, 2011

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Oct. 31 Government careers Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, Caryn A. Wagner, will speak at Colorado Technical University from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wagner will discuss government service careers. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Tyler Graham at tgraham@coloradotech.edu or by call 590-6885. Nov.… Continue Reading On the Horizon – October 28, 2011

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Recently, Apple rolled out a big iPhone software upgrade that included an invitation to participate in iCloud, which I thought that was a pretty cool thing. Here it is, a special cloud just for all of my Apple devices, where photos move from my phone to my iPad automatically. So, of course, I said yes.… Continue Reading Product forecast: Cloudy with a chance of confusion

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Cain’s 9-9-9 not a such a simple deal

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Our current tax system is a messy, complicated, costly mess. It’s so convoluted and counterproductive that it could only result from decade upon decade of misguided work done by politicians. But now we have a person seeking the Republican presidential nod who, until this campaign, has not been a politician. Herman Cain has offered the… Continue Reading Cain’s 9-9-9 not a such a simple deal

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Oct. 15 was an international day of protest against banks, and Oct. 16 was the day the president dedicated the new Martin Luther King, Jr. statute on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. These two dates and events seem unrelated, but a connection between them might be that they remind us of our right to… Continue Reading Let’s celebrate the right to assemble with equality

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Despite challenges from critics, Colorado’s Health Benefits Exchange is on track to start offering insurance plans in October 2013, as scheduled. Continue Reading State examining ways to keep feds away from insurance plans

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As the Colorado Springs City Council-led task force ends one phase of the process to determine Memorial Health System’s future, controversy is still plaguing the process. Continue Reading Martin offers insight into task force’s work

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Manufacturers seeking future work force

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Sparks fly every day in Scott Mannering’s classroom. Continue Reading Manufacturers seeking future work force

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