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Congress’ discord may delay tax filers

Accountants are keeping an eye on Congress as the year wanes, watching to see if lawmakers can come to terms on tax laws pertinent to the 2014 tax season. The laws target around 70 tax provisions that expired in 2013, items including education credits, accelerated depreciation of capital expenditures and others, said Eric Morgan, CPA… Continue Reading Congress’ discord may delay tax filers

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Harley’s Hope offers safety net for pets

By Rhonda Van Pelt If you’re an animal lover, you know that every time you give your heart to a pet, it’s likely that grief is in your future. Cynthia and David Bullock had grieved for pets before, but losing Harley, their Rottweiler-heeler mix, to cancer in 2010 hit especially hard. So they turned that… Continue Reading Harley’s Hope offers safety net for pets

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C4C compresses to single issue

The debate over City for Champions has evolved (or devolved) into a single-subject argument. The context: Should local tax-increment financing (TIF) be used to cover approximately $100 million of the $250 million proposal? Is TIF a painless way to fund major civic improvements, or is it a sophisticated scam, a way for special interests to… Continue Reading C4C compresses to single issue

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Creekside project on track, not on budget

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Creekside project on track, not on budget

After a decade of waiting, followed by months of unanticipated delay, officials now say visitors at America the Beautiful Park will have access to Fountain Creek by July. The Creekside at America the Beautiful Park project stalled just after its summer 2014 groundbreaking, when Colorado Springs Utilities workers encountered hazardous building materials buried beneath the… Continue Reading Creekside project on track, not on budget

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A couple of decades ago, no one would have put Duluth on a list of America’s best towns, let alone at the top of the list. Located 150 miles north of Minneapolis, on the shores of Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota, Duluth was a dying Rust Belt city with a collapsing economic base and an… Continue Reading Here’s a different role model: Duluth!

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Bartolin turned challenge into his own era

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Steve Bartolin arrived at The Broadmoor in 1991, at a time when the resort needed far more than just some touch-up work. No, the hotel wasn’t crumbling, but it was on the verge of losing touch with the changing world. Being a gorgeous yet slowly fading relic, and living on its reputation as a private… Continue Reading Bartolin turned challenge into his own era

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Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

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Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

While growing up in Kentucky, John Buckley III set three goals for himself: attend the Air Force Academy, become a fighter pilot and get a law degree from Harvard. The Colorado Springs-based attorney is batting a perfect three-for-three. “Where I come from, you don’t get to do that,” the principal of Buckley Law said of… Continue Reading Local lawyer dispenses global wisdom

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Ensor likes new outlook for Sky Sox

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Ensor likes new outlook for Sky Sox

When asked about his proudest moment in baseball, Sky Sox General Manger Tony Ensor naturally lists his two Southern League championships with the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A minor-league franchise he managed in Alabama. But his proudest moment, perhaps, was as a Little League outfielder called in by his coach hours after a dentist’s visit. Stuffed… Continue Reading Ensor likes new outlook for Sky Sox

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Positive thinking: Our most popular businesses

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Let’s take a walk on the lighter side of the local business scene. We’ve had enough heavy topics lately with the election, discord among City Council, who’s running (or not) for mayor and what’s being done (or not) to help our local economy keep up with the constant good news coming out of Denver and… Continue Reading Positive thinking: Our most popular businesses

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Let’s not have city mega-ballot

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In case you hadn’t noticed, Colorado Springs finds itself in a state of governmental flux near the end of 2014. We’re on the brink of a long, potentially divisive campaign for mayor in the upcoming April municipal election, muddled more by Councilor Joel Miller’s announcement Monday that he would resign to enter the race. We’ll… Continue Reading Let’s not have city mega-ballot

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