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Millennials have, as of late, been the darlings of negative news coverage. Americans have come to know my generation as one with historically low financial confidence; we aren’t getting married; we tend to be dependent on parents longer; and we carry insurmountable student loan and credit-card debt. I get it: Millennials are a bit frivolous,… Continue Reading Financial tips, from one Millennial to the next

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Experts explain higher education financing options

In a world of few constants, one thing’s for sure: College is expensive, and it’s only growing more costly. Local institutions of higher learning are no exception. UCCS, for instance, saw an increase in its full-time freshman and sophomore tuition rates from $4,695 for Colorado residents prior to the 2013 fall semester, to just short… Continue Reading Experts explain higher education financing options

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

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Credit union or bank? Do the research

Being exempt from federal income tax enables credit unions to offer products at better prices to their members, say officials from both credit unions and banks. “We are not-for-profit,” said John Worthington, Security Service Federal Credit Union executive vice president and chief communications officer. “We have to make some money to establish capital, but we… Continue Reading Credit union or bank? Do the research

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Flight training school experiences big growth

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Flight training school experiences big growth

Peak Aviation Center, through the acquisition of two aircraft over the past several months, has grown rapidly to become the county’s largest civilian flight instruction school. Since beginning in 2006 with four employees and 2,000 annual flight training hours, owners Allen Mathews and Pat Carlile have grown the operation to 16 employees, 4,000 flight training… Continue Reading Flight training school experiences big growth

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On the Horizon – August 29, 2014

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Aug. 29 Water plan Public meeting on the draft Colorado Water Plan. This gathering is for the Arkansas River Basin, which includes Colorado Springs. It takes place from 9 a.m. – noon at the Rawlings Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo. For information, call 303-866-4868. Sept. 2 Prep for the interview Free workshop on preparing… Continue Reading On the Horizon – August 29, 2014

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Kudos! – August 29, 2014

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Clerk’s office staff earn certification Three staff members of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office have received the certified elections and registration administrator certification through the Election Center’s Professional Education Program. County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams, Chief Deputy Chuck Broerman and Elections Specialist Brian McLellan attained the certification. American Overhead Door wins… Continue Reading Kudos! – August 29, 2014

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People on the Move – August 29, 2014

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Colorado Springs Health Partners welcomed Matthew Dunham, a new obstetrician-gynecologist, to the group. Dunham received his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He joined the practice at the beginning of August after Dr. Larry Norfleet retired. Peak Vista… Continue Reading People on the Move – August 29, 2014

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Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

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Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

Innkeeping and computer science might not seem to go hand in hand, but a Colorado Springs couple has made it their business to merge the two. In 2002, Mark and Lisa Kolb were working as software developers for tech companies in Colorado Springs while running a bed and breakfast near Colorado College. For years the… Continue Reading Acorn guides innkeepers into digital age

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New venture a personal challenge for Smith

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New venture a personal challenge for Smith

Brenda Smith has lived in Colorado Springs since she was 2. She was born in Colby, Kan., and moved here after her father died. In addition to her mother, she was raised in part by her six siblings -— all brothers. After growing up with the boys, the business world was not difficult for her… Continue Reading New venture a personal challenge for Smith

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You’re the mayor of Colorado Springs. You’re exasperated with City Council and the Board of County Commissioners. They’re not paying attention to your frequently expressed concerns about the proposed Pikes Peak Regional Drainage Authority. You’ve emailed, you’ve written letters, you’ve met individually, you’ve sent lawyers, chiefs of staff, consultants, public works directors, every damned director… Continue Reading Bach’s position sets stage for mayoral race

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