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Manitou retail marijuana not open yet

The state of recreational marijuana sales in Manitou Springs remains both controversial and uncertain. Although the city’s voters now have the final say as to whether the sale of recreational marijuana should be allowed, the mountain town’s only two ordained pot purveyors are plugging ahead as planned. Before a small fraction of the town’s 5,100… Continue Reading Manitou retail marijuana not open yet

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July 19 Music on the labyrinth First Christian Church invites all to enjoy Hawaiian music and dancers, 6:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted. 633-7888. July 22 New to PPWFC Orientation to the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, from 2-4 p.m., 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 1107. To register, visit ppwfc.org. Create a better resume… Continue Reading On the Horizon – July 18, 2014

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Leavitt Group honors local agency The Leavitt Group, one of the largest privately held insurance brokerages in the nation, recently awarded CIA Leavitt Insurance Agency with an agency excellence award. The Leavitt Group noted CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency’s exceptional growth, profitability, and customer service when presenting the award. CC picked for global consortium Colorado College has… Continue Reading Kudos! – July 18, 2014

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Stockman Kast Ryan + Co. promoted  both Bernie Benyak, CPA, CFP, and Cheryl Solze, CPA, to the position of tax director. Todd A. Matthews Sr. has been appointed chairman for the 2014-15 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Colorado Springs Executive Council. Matthews was named LLS’ 2013 man of the year in Colorado Springs.

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Trader Joe’s to open Springs store Oct. 10

Colorado Springs won’t have to wait until 2015 for its new Trader Joe’s to open, after all. After months of insisting its target was early next year, the California-based specialty grocer announced this week its first Colorado Springs location at University Village Colorado will open Oct. 10. The 12,400-square-foot store, under construction at 5342 N.… Continue Reading Trader Joe’s to open Springs store Oct. 10

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MacVan carries every map imaginable

Bob Stanley used Google Maps on his smartphone once when he was delivering maps in Denver from MacVan Publishing, where he works as general manager. “I didn’t know Denver well and my smartphone took me out of the way,” Stanley said. “I was doing things I shouldn’t be doing — not practicing what I preach.… Continue Reading MacVan carries every map imaginable

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In small groups, meetings and conversations across the city, discussions have been ongoing about what ballot issues should go before local voters in the November election. The suspense won’t last much longer. By the end of July, county commissioners must decide, as required by state law, what countywide questions to present as ballot measures. That… Continue Reading Hard to justify more than stormwater

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Reddy’s business: creating success stories

Venkat Reddy moved to the United States in 1984 at age 22 to pursue his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University. He now serves as a professor of finance, dean of the College of Business and associate vice chancellor for online programs at UCCS. His passion is educating young people to “become something… Continue Reading Reddy’s business: creating success stories

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Two years ago, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that slashed that state’s top income tax rate by 24 percent and made smaller reductions for low-income filers. As the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities pointed out, the measure “fully exempted business profits that are ‘passed through’ from the firm to individual owners. No… Continue Reading Kansas offers tough lesson in tax-cut consequences

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Dreaming of a downtown five-plex

Small developers find different obstacles every step of the way What’s the key to downtown development? Is it City for Champions, tearing down the Martin Drake Power Plant, or is it something else? We don’t know. But regardless of your position on C4C or Drake, you likely agree with downtown boosters that more residential development… Continue Reading Dreaming of a downtown five-plex

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