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Mayor Bach: Let us know

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This week brought consecutive days of major local headlines. Monday, the news came from County Commissioner Amy Lathen, announcing her candidacy for mayor of Colorado Springs in the April 2015 municipal election. Tuesday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers joined the battle, saying he will commence his campaign after his state office term ends in January.… Continue Reading Mayor Bach: Let us know

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

Is it because of the holiday spirit and not procrastination that your Christmas lights are still up? Did you serve eggnog at your Labor Day barbecue? Does it feel like Dec. 25 will never get here? Don’t fret. Christmas-cianados can whet their appetites anytime at the Christmas in Manitou store. The year-round Christmas-themed shop at… Continue Reading It’s Christmas every day at Manitou shop

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High-tech expected to be popular this season

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High-tech expected to be popular this season

Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals… Continue Reading High-tech expected to be popular this season

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News split on economy and consumers’ views

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News split on economy and consumers’ views

Economic news released last week showed divergent signs about the national economy. On one hand, consumer confidence was increasing, but on the other hand, consumer spending was decreasing.  “I looked at that and scratched my head,” said economist Tucker Hart Adams of Summit Economics.  Consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six… Continue Reading News split on economy and consumers’ views

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Start planning holiday parties now

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Start planning holiday parties now

Labor Day, along with its associated warm temperatures and backyard cookouts, has passed. And summer, like the long weekend, soon will be a speck in the rearview mirror. That means there’s no time like the present, according to local event planners and venue managers, to plan the perfect holiday affair. “If you are planning on… Continue Reading Start planning holiday parties now

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Alley project wraps up

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Alley project wraps up

A noticeably brighter and more welcoming alley between Bijou Street and Platte Avenue, near the Cascade Parking Garage, is expected to reopen Monday after weeks of roadwork and unexpected delays. The latest effort in a series of alley improvement projects is wrapping up, and pedestrian and motor vehicle access to the alley and parking garage… Continue Reading Alley project wraps up

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On the Horizon – September 5, 2014

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Sept. 8 Facebook, LinkedIn Free workshop on expanding your connections through social media, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Citizens Service Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Register at ppwfc.org, click on workshops under the red tab. Federal jobs Free workshop on how to apply for federal jobs, from 2-4 p.m. at the Citizens Service… Continue Reading On the Horizon – September 5, 2014

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Kudos! – September 5, 2014

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Lawyers earn recognition Four lawyers from the Colorado Springs office of Sherman and Howard were recognized by their peers in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America rankings. The recognized attorneys include Raymond Deeny, Stephen Hess, Glenn Schlabs and Milton (Skip) Smith. Agent volunteers, awarded Allstate agency owner David Lohman received the Agency Hands in the… Continue Reading Kudos! – September 5, 2014

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People on the Move – September 5, 2014

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The Citizens Project hired Deborah Walker as associate director. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master of public administration degree and graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Colorado. Joanne O’Hearn has joined the Tri-Lakes Cares team as its new case manager. O’Hearn earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and… Continue Reading People on the Move – September 5, 2014

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Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

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Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

Art Hardware sells different goods and services than some might expect. Many people assume the Colorado Springs-based custom framing and print shop specializes in knobs and pulls, while others relate the name to the store’s original function as an art supply store. The business was started in the mid-1970s by a Colorado businessman looking to… Continue Reading Art Hardware enjoys its niche downtown

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